Mixtape: Checking Out New Bay Area Hip Hop (Podcast #277)

Mixtape: Checking Out New Bay Area Hip Hop (Podcast #277) Words by Ben Van Houten We haven't written a lot about hip hop for The Bay Bridged. Not for a lack of interest, mind you, but because I've never really felt like we had a real handle on emerging local stuff. Sure, we could write about how great E-40 is with our eyes closed, but do you need someone else telling you how great E-40 is? (If you do, then here's a tip: pick up all three volumes of The Block Brochure. You won't be disappointed. Seriously, it's nuts how [...]

Halloween Weekend Show Roundup: Ty Segall/Nobunny, The Hot Toddies, The Soft Moon and more

As we noted on Monday, this week is jam-packed with shows, and a number of special concerts are happening over the upcoming Halloween weekend. Here's a brief rundown of some of what's going down in SF music around All Hallows' Eve. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy1wcML_f_U Nobunny, Ty Segall and more to cover New York Dolls, Gories, and more Not only are the four local bands playing at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall on Friday night (9pm, $10) rad on their own -- seriously, Nobunny, Ty Segall, Apache, and Uzi Rash all under the same roof? -- they'll all be performing as excellent [...]

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