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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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Live Review: King Krule Draws a Full House at SF Debut

Live Review: King Krule Draws a Full House at SF Debut

British singer-songwriter and guitarist King Krule is the musical alias of 19 year old Archy Marshall, who delivers a raw, resonant style by harnessing his unexpected yet unmistakable deep voice.

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Forbes Releases Richest Names in Hip Hop

Forbes Releases Richest Names in Hip Hop

In a genre defined by Benjamin’s and bank roll, the annual Forbes list of hip-hop millionaires is the equivalent of making the pro bowl for many of the rappers on the list.

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Black Milk Discusses New Album, C2SV Festival Appearance

Black Milk Discusses New Album, C2SV Festival Appearance

Since the unfortunate passing of legendary beatsmith J Dilla, Curtis Cross—better known as producer and rapper Black Milk—has been one of the largest sonic forces keeping the gritty, soulful textures of Detroit hip-hop alive and well.

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Bassnectar Discusses Burning Man, Philanthropy and Drugs in the EDM Scene

Bassnectar Discusses Burning Man, Philanthropy and Drugs in the EDM Scene

As Bassnectar, Lorin Ashton produces in an amorphous style with signature bass drops, rhythmic tempo ranges and a genre-bending blend of dubstep, hip-hop and metal, inspired in part by his formative years in San Jose‘s heavy metal scene. Since emerging as a popular DJ at…

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K.Flay’s Top Five Summer Jams of 2013

K.Flay’s Top Five Summer Jams of 2013

With a new EP, What It Is, arriving August 6 on RCA Records and a hometown show on tour with Icona Pop on August 30 at the Fillmore, Bay Area rapper K.Flay shares her current favorite songs of summer.

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Review: Justin Timberlake and Jay Z Ignite Candlestick for Legends of Summer Tour

Review: Justin Timberlake and Jay Z Ignite Candlestick for Legends of Summer Tour

Pop superstar Justin Timberlake and New York hip hop mogul Jay Z brought life back to Candlestick Park on Friday night for a rare hit-filled concert at the venue with their “Legends of Summer” stadium tour. Their two styles blended harmoniously and seemingly effortlessly throughout…

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Q&A: Yoni Wolf of WHY?

Q&A: Yoni Wolf of WHY?

Yoni Wolf’s main objective is simple: make good music. But the music of his band, Why?, performing March 5 and March 6 in the Bay Area, is far more complex.

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Q&A: Oddisee

Q&A: Oddisee

Thought provoking DC rapper Oddisee has released more than ten albums since 1999 both solo and as part of hip hop groups Diamond District and Low Budget Crew. He performs tonight at 330 Ritch along with songstress Jimetta Rose.

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