About Nina Tabios

If I'm rapping along, you've caught me on a good night. San Francisco-based writer covering hip-hop/R&B for The Bay Bridged, San Francisco Chronicle and Rehab Online Magazine.
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    Nate Mercereau celebrates “Joy Techniques” album release on July 20

Nate Mercereau celebrates “Joy Techniques” album release on July 20

Nate Mercereau is a virtuoso composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who left San Francisco and headed to Los Angeles where he contributed his talents to records with Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, [...]

By |June 28, 2019|Comments Off on Nate Mercereau celebrates “Joy Techniques” album release on July 20

Betabrand Podcast Theatre presents the Noise Pop Podcast

Every Thursday, Betabrand plays host to weekly live podcast and this week's feature is none other than The Bay Bridged Phono del Sol partner, Noise Pop. Led by Noise [...]

By |June 27, 2019|Comments Off on Betabrand Podcast Theatre presents the Noise Pop Podcast
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    Gray Area Festival merges art, music and technology from July 25-29

Gray Area Festival merges art, music and technology from July 25-29

Photo: Mariah C. Tiffany

Since 2014, the Gray Area Festival has brought art, music, design and technology together through its immersive conference and experiences at San Francisco's Grand Theater. 2019 [...]

By |June 21, 2019|Comments Off on Gray Area Festival merges art, music and technology from July 25-29
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    Chulita Vinyl Club + Club SCAM throw El/La Para TransLatinasbenefit party at the Chapel

Chulita Vinyl Club + Club SCAM throw El/La Para TransLatinasbenefit party at the Chapel

The womyn of Chulita Vinyl Club is partnering up with Club SCAM to kick off pride with Queer Dance Party. Throwing down in the Mission's Chapel SF, all show [...]

By |June 21, 2019|Comments Off on Chulita Vinyl Club + Club SCAM throw El/La Para TransLatinasbenefit party at the Chapel
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    ALLBLACK and Kossisko get a workout in “304” music video

ALLBLACK and Kossisko get a workout in “304” music video

ALLBLACK and Kossisko are putting in the double-time with their new video, "304". Trading in his typical white tee and jerseys for a neon sweatsuit, ALLBLACK once again flexes [...]

By |June 21, 2019|Comments Off on ALLBLACK and Kossisko get a workout in “304” music video
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    Bay Area’s own Tia Nomore, Ricky Lake, Wade08 to back YBN Cordae at New Parish

Bay Area’s own Tia Nomore, Ricky Lake, Wade08 to back YBN Cordae at New Parish

Photo by Amy Lombard

OK, look: We love YBN Cordae. The North Carolina rapper possesses a bonafide pen — he fired legit shots to all the old heads in J. [...]

By |June 19, 2019|Comments Off on Bay Area’s own Tia Nomore, Ricky Lake, Wade08 to back YBN Cordae at New Parish
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    “Soul gayze” and “avant pop” Future Twin to showcase new music at the Knockout

“Soul gayze” and “avant pop” Future Twin to showcase new music at the Knockout

(photo: Alexey Turanov)

When Jean Jeanie isn't fighting for organized housing in San Francisco, she moonlights as Future Twin, a generative artist fighting the good fight through her "soul gayze" [...]

By |June 19, 2019|1 Comment
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    Phono del Sol: ‘Weird’ is precisely what Salami Rose Joe Louis is aiming for

Phono del Sol: ‘Weird’ is precisely what Salami Rose Joe Louis is aiming for

You can call Salami Rose Joe Louis a master chef. She uses rather simple ingredients — piano, guitar, bass, drums, keys — but the concoctions are complex and plentiful. [...]

By |June 10, 2019|Comments Off on Phono del Sol: ‘Weird’ is precisely what Salami Rose Joe Louis is aiming for
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    UnderCover Presents calls on Bay Area artists to reimagine A Tribe Called Quest’s legacy

UnderCover Presents calls on Bay Area artists to reimagine A Tribe Called Quest’s legacy

(photo courtesy of Starita Music)

Michael Starita remembers when Phife Dawg came to Berkeley’s Fantasy Studios back in 2016 to work on some new, mysterious record.

“I hear the beat [...]

By |May 1, 2019|Comments Off on UnderCover Presents calls on Bay Area artists to reimagine A Tribe Called Quest’s legacy

Oke Junior laces up the mitts for “Rocky” video

Oke Junior gained a ton of momentum in 2018: His album Outside Looking In was cosigned by major hip-hop outlets and ton top of that, Oke proved his mettle [...]

By |April 23, 2019|Comments Off on Oke Junior laces up the mitts for “Rocky” video
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    Producer Jarrad Cleofé gives a house treatment to “Messin’ Around’

Producer Jarrad Cleofé gives a house treatment to “Messin’ Around’

Judging by his Instagram, San Francisco producer and DJ Jarrad Cleofé has been making waaaaaaves this past year and honestly, we're a little bummed we're just hearing about him [...]

By |April 23, 2019|Comments Off on Producer Jarrad Cleofé gives a house treatment to “Messin’ Around’
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    Rexx Life Raj hosts “Good & Proper”, a benefit event for Youth Radio Media

Rexx Life Raj hosts “Good & Proper”, a benefit event for Youth Radio Media

Good & Proper, a new event series hosted by Rexx Life Raj, launches its first evening this Saturday, April 13 in San Francisco, with the promise of "good music, [...]

By |April 12, 2019|Comments Off on Rexx Life Raj hosts “Good & Proper”, a benefit event for Youth Radio Media