Review + Photos: Chance the Rapper delivers biggest performance of career at Oracle Arena

Chance The Rapper (photo: Joshua Huver) On Wednesday, April 26, Chicago native Chance the Rapper arrived at Oakland’s Oracle Arena for the second stop on his 2017 Be Encouraged Tour and, according to Chance, the largest performance in his career. For a lot of people, massive venues like the Greek Theater in Berkeley are career-defining highlights that let you know you’ve made it, that people are interested in your music. Chance headlined the Greek in 2016, but even that couldn’t prepare him for the overwhelming sensation of selling out Oracle. After winning three Grammy Awards earlier this year, it is [...]

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, April 24 -27

Catch up with San Jose's Try the Pie at the Night Light on Monday. Monday, April 24 Joseph @ Mystic Theatre The Portland trio (none of whom are named Joseph) is back at it, and making their only Bay Area stop in Petaluma. Downtown Boys, Try the Pie @ The Night Light Both socially conscious and vocally proud, local favorite Try the Pie teams up with Rhode Island punks Downtown Boys. Tara Jane O'Neil @ The Chapel Beautiful but unshakeably haunting, Tara Jane O'Neil's songs are made for a former mortuary like the Chapel. Tuesday, April 25 The Zombies @ [...]

Giveaway: Win tickets to see Chance The Rapper play The Warfield

As part of his 21st Birthday Circuit tour, Chance The Rapper will be playing The Warfield in San Francisco next week. The Chicago-based rapper, who first started his career at 19, blew into the scene with his first mixtape 10 Day and as a supporting act for Childish Gambino. Since then, Chance has been gaining traction, incorporating jazz, blues, and other genres into his sound. Tracks like "Nostalgia" take slower beats and really show his lyrical techniques, while "Prom Night" is jazzy and funky. Chance can mess around with genres - having a track that is hyphy adjacent to a track that is [...]

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Chance the Rapper shines at Regency Ballroom

Photos: Daniel Kielman Chance, Acid Rapper (and as of yet, unproven soccer hacky sacker), nabbed the headlining spot last night at the Regency Ballroom. Following a set by DJ Rashad, Chance took a cue from frequent collaborator Childish Gambino's artfulness to play an eccentric visual prelude to his show—one of several film pastiches shown throughout his set. "Social Experiment", the name of Chance's tour, also worked as the central theme of the videos. Each revolved around a relationship type: lovers, sex consorts, platonic friends (which concluded with a little selfie with Madonna), etc., and added weight to the [...]

By |December 20, 2013|Tags: , |
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