Best Of 2018: Estefany’s five favorite North Bay shows

E-40 plays SOMO Village (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) 1. The New Trust 15-Year Anniversary Show A quick glance at attendees of the New Trust's 15-Year Anniversary show meant spotting dozens of Bay Area musicians amongst the loyal fans watching the beloved Santa Rosa band play classics off its first two albums. It also meant seeing the friendships the band's music has sparked, while witnessing children run around a venue as a new generation experiences music. The lit-up faces and locked arms in the crowd proved it wasn't just the band celebrating the past 15 years worth of milestones, but the North Bay [...]

Hip-Hop Harmony: The surprising connection between the Bay and Detroit

(illustration: Rob Goodman) Words by Jequcory M. Davis “If you’ve rode in Detroit a lot, or if you’ve rode in Oakland a lot, you hear this recurring phrase: In Detroit, it’s a lot of ‘Aye (Too) $hort, you know I got some cousins in Oakland,' or you hang out in Oakland and they always like,'You know my cousins in Detroit?' Somehow, these two crazy cities are related. Through spirit and through blood there is a connection through Oakland and Detroit.” Those are the words of Oakland native Too $hort, who has hung around Detroit and worked with their artists for [...]

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