Talking heritage and honesty with Lyrics Born and Ruby Ibarra

Celebrating heritage is the combatant of such turbulent times — when the authorities are called on an ordinary, everyday barbecue, the community comes together. The world today, in this chaos, needs balance. For nearly 40 years, CAAMFest has been a stalwart in shining light on narratives and documentaries from across the Asian diaspora, from Manila to Hong Kong to New York City, inner cities to the country, high-end restaurants to grocery stores. Naturally, CAAMFest offers the megaphone to many voices and to lead up to the festival's premier Directions in Sound showcase. We hand the mic to Lyrics Born and [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Midtown Social and Lyrics Born

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random no later than 24 hours before the listed show and notified via email. Friday, November 24 Midtown Social, the Jack Mosbacher Band @ The Independent 9pm, $15, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, November 25 Lyrics Born, Gift of Gab, FEELOSOPHY @ The Independent 9pm, $20, 21+. Buy advance [...]

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Lyrics Born, Cutso, dance crews headline UNDSCVRD Night Market

Let me lead this story with the fact that there are a lot of "firsts" to be had here: On Friday, August 18, San Francisco’s Old Mint Building on 5th and Mission Street will play host to the first UNDSCVRD monthly creative night market event, the first economic and public awareness platform helmed by SOMA Pilipinas, and the first Filipino cultural district recognized by the Mayor Ed Lee and the City of San Francisco and the state of California, as listed on the California Cultural Districts website. Taking a cue from Asian night markets, UNDSCVRD is a collection of artists, [...]

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 26 – Dec 29

The Black Queen, Telefon Tel Aviv, Lavender and Vogel play Rickshaw Stop this Wednesday night. Monday, December 26 Trackademicks @ Parliament Come hang for the 4th Annual HNRL Holidaze Function with Alameda born and raised hip-hop artist Trackademicks, a member of the Bay Area collective Honor Roll Crew. Alvon Johnson @ Yoshi's Oakland A former member of The Coasters (a popular blues and rhythm band from the 1950's), Alvon Johnson is throwing a holiday party at Yoshi's Oakland tonight. Tuesday, December 27 Karl Denson's 60th Birthday Bash @ The Fillmore Did you know that Karl Denson is the touring saxophonist [...]

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