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Q&A: Then & Now with Hip Hop Collective Hieroglyphics

Q&A: Then & Now with Hip Hop Collective Hieroglyphics

West Coast hip hop has a rich history dating back to the 1980′s, with movements that emerged both in Northern and Southern California. Although the Los Angeles story of Dr. Dre, Eazy E, Ice Cube and N.W.A. received plenty of recognition, there was a similarly…

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Q&A Dim Mak Records’ Keys N Krates Brings the Bass to Regency Ballroom

Q&A Dim Mak Records’ Keys N Krates Brings the Bass to Regency Ballroom

Canadian electronic band Keys N Krates began 2016 with a bang, releasing their newest EP Midnite Mass on January 15 and launching a North American tour. They have an upcoming show stop in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom on February 18, which is their…

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Q&A: Mission District Rapper A-1 Headlines The Chapel

Q&A: Mission District Rapper A-1 Headlines The Chapel

Local San Franciscan, Adam Traore, is the brainchild behind Bay Area rap phenom A-1. He performs at The Chapel on September 25. A-1 grew up in San Francisco with first-generation immigrant parents, which in retrospect helped expand his musical exposure at a young age. After…

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Ganz Q&A: Forward-Thinking Hip-Hop

Ganz Q&A: Forward-Thinking Hip-Hop

Ganz has been making electronic music in some form or another for years now, but has seen major success most recently as he dove into the future bass/trap scene. He gained attention in the dance blog sphere with his “flips” or unofficial remixes, really taking…

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Ice-T, Bone Thugs, Afrika Bambaataa Headline The Art of Rap Festival

Ice-T, Bone Thugs, Afrika Bambaataa Headline The Art of Rap Festival

Rap artists Ice-T, hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and electro-funk ensemble Afrika Bambaataa and The Soulsonic Force will headline the inaugural Art of Rap Music Festival, July 19 in Mountain View at The Shoreline Amphitheatre. In addition to the headliners, the festival bill is loaded with…

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Q&A: Ryan Hemsworth Finishes Just Rap Tour, Teases Upcoming EP

Q&A: Ryan Hemsworth Finishes Just Rap Tour, Teases Upcoming EP

Canadian DJ and electronic producer Ryan Hemsworth has spent the past month throwing parties across North America with Montreal’s Tommy Kruise for their Just Rap Tour, and they bring their second-to-last show to 1015 Folsom on June 26. Specializing in sampling, the prolific Nova Scotian…

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Photos: Joey Bada$$ at the Regency Ballroom

Photos: Joey Bada$$ at the Regency Ballroom

Wednesday June 17th, 2015. Photos by Abe Coloma.

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Photos: Oysterfest Stays Warm with Good Eats & Beats

Photos: Oysterfest Stays Warm with Good Eats & Beats

Saturday, May 9th at Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park. Featuring Grand Master Flash, Warren G, Thievery Corporation. Photos by Ally Panda. See entire gallery

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DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist Add Second Bay Area Show for Renegades of Rhythm Tour

DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist Add Second Bay Area Show for Renegades of Rhythm Tour

Due to popular demand, Northern California producer DJ Shadow and Jurassic 5 turntablist Cut Chemist have announced they will return to the Bay Area for the final performance of their Renegades of Rhythm tour. The co-headlining, vinyl-only performance, will stop in Oakland at Fox Theater…

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Cut Chemist Discusses Jurassic Five Reunion, New DJ Tricks

Cut Chemist Discusses Jurassic Five Reunion, New DJ Tricks

Six-member Los Angeles hip-hop collective Jurassic 5 has a string of summer shows as part of their “Word Of Mouth Reunion Tour,” stopping at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre on Friday July 11. Rooted in the 1990s alternative hip-hop movement centered around the open-mic scene in the…

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Confirmed: Outkast to Headline Coachella 2014

Confirmed: Outkast to Headline Coachella 2014

A long-awaited Outkast reunion could finally arrive starting with Coachella 2014, according to reports.

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Live Review: Flosstradamus Fires Up the Warfield with Bass and Trap

Live Review: Flosstradamus Fires Up the Warfield with Bass and Trap

Friday night’s scene of debauchery at the Warfield delivered the ideal kick-off to the holiday season. J2K (Josh Young) spit fresh flows atop booty-shaking rhythms while DJ Autobot (Curt Cameruci) blasted deep kicks and snare rolls to maintain high octane mayhem. Given their success wielding…

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