Photos: Jay Som + Boy Scouts at the Fillmore

Jay Som (photo: Norm deVeyra)

The Bay Area's rock darling Melina Mae Duterte, better known by her stage name Jay Som, gave a hometown performance at the beloved Fillmore in support [...]

By |September 17, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: Jay Som + Boy Scouts at the Fillmore

Review + Photos: Madlib x Freddie Gibbs at 1015 Folsom

Madlib and Freddie Gibbs (photo: Joshua Huver)

On Sunday, September 8, world-class beat-maker and hip-hop producer Madlib and rapper Freddie Gibbs hosted a sold out and sweaty night of bumping [...]

By |September 16, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Madlib x Freddie Gibbs at 1015 Folsom
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    Emily McLean collaborates with Rashaan Carter on somber new EP ‘Canons’

Emily McLean collaborates with Rashaan Carter on somber new EP ‘Canons’

It's been two years since Emily McLean's venture into pop-minded, minimal R&B on her last EP Shades, made under the watchful eye of producer Mars Today. On Canons, her [...]

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Review + Photos: Iron Maiden at Oracle Arena

Iron Maiden (photo: Joshua Huver)

On Tuesday, September 10, the world infamous English heavy metal band Iron Maiden crawled through hellfire to shake the Oracle Arena through its core.

Led by the [...]

By |September 16, 2019|1 Comment

Review + Photos: Dave Matthews Band at Chase Center

Dave Matthews Band (photo: Kate Haley)

The newly-opened Chase Center has been open for entertainment less than a week but is already seeing some of the most high profile names in [...]

By |September 13, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Dave Matthews Band at Chase Center

Redd Kross and The Melvins at Cornerstone Brewing

The Melvins (photo: Karen Goldman)

A few years ago, I came to really understand what living in the Bay Area was all about when I was invited to a group [...]

By |September 13, 2019|Comments Off on Redd Kross and The Melvins at Cornerstone Brewing

Next Week: Copyslut at The Ivy Room

Multi-medium creatives and resident Oakland punk-rockers Copyslut are playing their first Bay Area gig since their sold-out show benefiting the Homeless Youth Alliance at the end of Pride month. [...]

By |September 13, 2019|Comments Off on Next Week: Copyslut at The Ivy Room
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    Ocean Beach Music + Arts Festival returns to the Outer Sunset

Ocean Beach Music + Arts Festival returns to the Outer Sunset

For the sixth year in a row, the Ocean Beach Music + Art Festival is coming back to the Outer Sunset. Celebrate the neighborhood with a day of live [...]

By |September 11, 2019|Comments Off on Ocean Beach Music + Arts Festival returns to the Outer Sunset
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    Photos: The Block party of all block parties, Hiero Day 2019 in Oakland

Photos: The Block party of all block parties, Hiero Day 2019 in Oakland

Hieroglyphics (photo: Norm deVeyra)

Local hip hop legends Hieroglyphics brought out their annual block party Hiero Day to celebrate the sounds and life of Oakland in a celebration that always brings out [...]

By |September 6, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: The Block party of all block parties, Hiero Day 2019 in Oakland

Text Me Records drops weekend starter, “First to Party”

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With few summer Fridays left, the Text Me crew drops off a new track to keep the warm nights going. On "First to Party", Lord Morgan, [...]

By |September 6, 2019|Comments Off on Text Me Records drops weekend starter, “First to Party”
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    Rexx Life Raj is on a space mission in new single and video, “Moonwalk”

Rexx Life Raj is on a space mission in new single and video, “Moonwalk”

Rexx Life Raj is a rapping space cadet in his new video, "Moonwalk" sent on an expedition to save Kenny Beats. The producer has been missing since the 1980s [...]

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John Courage goes unplugged for “Afraid to Fall”

Songwriter John Courage returns to his roots as an acoustic troubadour with his first acoustic-centric release in almost 10 years. All sounds were recorded and performed by the towering Santa Rosa [...]

By |September 5, 2019|Comments Off on John Courage goes unplugged for “Afraid to Fall”