What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 14 – 16

Friday, December 14 Willie Nelson and Family @ The Fox Theater A second show added by unending popular demand for the country legend, Willie is (don't say it, don't say it...) on the road again and headed for the Bay Area. Extra Classic, Smokin Ziggurats @ Ivy Room Miss Hemlock Tavern? The old booking team is working with the Ivy Room in Albany now. Come on out for the dub of Extra Classic and the psych of Smokin' Ziggurats. Eko Zu @ Neck of the Woods Who are Eko Zu? Meet them and their stage personae in last year's profile, [...]

Nef the Pharaoh releases “The Chang Project,” first of two records for 2017

Ever since his 2015 breakout track, “Big Tymin’,” Vallejo’s Nef the Pharaoh has remained on Bay Area rap’s radar. His rubber-and flow, colorful wordplay, and rhymes are magnified with an outsize charisma that’s named him as the Prince of the Bay and E-40’s own protege. On April 28, Nef released “The Chang Project,” the first of two bodies of work he has planned for 2017. “The Chang Project” is a refreshing perspective on Nef’s life now as a 22-year-old rising hip-hop star and new father. He brings some friends along for the ride: Ty Dolla $ign, Larry June, Caleborate, OMB [...]

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