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Hiero Day Returns to Oakland for Labor Day

Hiero Day Returns to Oakland for Labor Day

Hiero Day is officially a Labor Day tradition in Oakland as the day party arrives at Linden Street Brewery for its third year on Monday with a full day of Bay Area hip hop.

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Oakland’s Bells Atlas Bring Unique, Worldly Grooves to Rickshaw Stop

Oakland’s Bells Atlas Bring Unique, Worldly Grooves to Rickshaw Stop

Oakland band Bells Atlas formed over two years ago, honing a sound that mixes influences of jazz, soul, hip-hop and west African music to create an ensemble somewhere between the realms of Erykah Badu and Battles. They aren’t afraid to push the envelope—or open the envelope,…

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Bacon and Beer Festival Moves to Oakland

Bacon and Beer Festival Moves to Oakland

Co-hosted by Bison Organic Beer, Eat Boston and Oakland Grown, the Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival is a one-day event with gourmet bites from more than two dozen Bay Area chefs paired with craft beer samples from 25 local breweries. Inspired by the success of…

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UK Guitarist Jake Bugg Shares His Story from Nottingham to Nobel Prize

UK Guitarist Jake Bugg Shares His Story from Nottingham to Nobel Prize

19-year-old Jake Bugg hails from the small British city Nottingham of Robin Hood lore, armed with a raspy voice and polished lyrics. His self-titled debut album was nominated last year for the Mercury Prize (won by James Blake), and he followed up in the same…

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Eat Real Fest Highlights Oakland’s Budding Food Scene

Eat Real Fest Highlights Oakland’s Budding Food Scene

Oakland’s food scene has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years, a fact that is never more evident than at the Eat Real Festival, taking place at Jack London Square this weekend.

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Photos: Hiero Day Returns With Music, Arts and Oakland Culture

Photos: Hiero Day Returns With Music, Arts and Oakland Culture

Oakland’s legendary Hieroglyphics crew hosted the second annual Hiero Day at Linden Street Brewery with a full lineup of music, break dancing, skateboarding and food and drinks.

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Industrial Godfather Gary Numan Visits Oakland Metro Operahouse, Talks New Album

Industrial Godfather Gary Numan Visits Oakland Metro Operahouse, Talks New Album

Electronic music pioneer Gary Numan brings his signature synth-based guitar effects pedals when he visits the Oakland Metro Operahouse on September 3. Composer and musician Gary Numan has contributed to 20 albums over the past four decades, rising to prominence at the end of the 1970s…

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Electro-House Producer Zedd Sells Out Fox Oakland, Adds 2nd Show

Electro-House Producer Zedd Sells Out Fox Oakland, Adds 2nd Show

After an explosive performance at Outside Lands, Zedd just announced an additional Bay Area tour date on October 9 following his already sold out show at the Fox Theater the night before.

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Deep East Welcomes Mozaic and Rob Monroy at Lounge 3411

Deep East Welcomes Mozaic and Rob Monroy at Lounge 3411

Every week, Deep East, puts together a lineup of seasoned and up-and-coming DJs from around the Bay Area in the heart of Oakland at Lounge 3411 for a free party.

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Smitten Ice Cream to Expand to Oakland, Los Altos

Smitten Ice Cream to Expand to Oakland, Los Altos

The popular ice cream shop in Hayes Valley is opening two new brick-and-mortar locations, one in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood and another in Los Altos.

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Umami Burger Now Open In Uptown Oakland

Umami Burger Now Open In Uptown Oakland

Uptown Oakland continues to be a hotbed of activity with Umami Burger burger opening its third Bay Area location in the neighborhood.

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Q&A: Matt Roberts of the Mantles

Q&A: Matt Roberts of the Mantles

The Mantles, one of the Bay Areas tenured 60s psychedelic garage bands, and showing no signs of slowing down with a new album, Long Enough to Leave, and an upcoming East Coast tour.

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