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Boots Riley's Picks

From Oakland to SF

Boots Riley, the political rapper from Oakland who fronts local hip-hop staple the Coup, is back in the Bay Area on August 21st with Street Sweeper Social Club. Catch the duo, which also features Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave fame, at Rock the Bells this weekend at Shoreline Amphitheater, along with Lauryn Hill, Snoop Dogg, Wu Tang Clan and many others. Boots recently shared some of his favorite Bay Area spots with us:

Restaurant: Hibiscus
1745 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Bar: Layover
1517 Franklin Street, Oakland

Bakery/Café: Tartine
600 Guerrero Street, San Francisco

Park: Lake Merritt
Oakland

Café: Cafe Revolution
3248 22nd Street, San Francisco

Café: Revolution Café
1612 7th Street

The Rock the Bells festival is at Shoreline Amphitheater on August 22nd. The show starts 10:30am and tickets are $55.50-$281. For more information, visit http://www.rockthebells.net