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New Oakland Music Festival Brings Reggae, EDM to Middle Harbor Shoreline Park

New Oakland Music Festival Brings Reggae, EDM to Middle Harbor Shoreline Park

Bringing together Rastas and bassheads alike, the first ever Bay Area Vibez Music & Arts Festival comes to Oakland.  Marley brothers Damian “Jr. Gong” and Stephen “Ragga” Marley along with Aloe Blacc headline Saturday while Bassnectar and Nas clean up the following day.  Promising on-stage…

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Jet’s Murals Explore Community Building Inspired by Folk Art

Jet’s Murals Explore Community Building Inspired by Folk Art

The vibrant multicolored works of Oakland-based muralist Jet Martinez can be found in the streets of San Francisco and adorning urban edifices around the world. Having spent part of his childhood in Morelos, Mexico, his works take inspiration from Mexico’s rich visual culture and folk art, exploring not only…

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Q&A: Oakland’s Astronauts, Etc. Kickoff U.S. Tour at the Rickshaw Stop

Q&A: Oakland’s Astronauts, Etc. Kickoff U.S. Tour at the Rickshaw Stop

Former classical musician at UC Berkeley Anthony Ferraro and his band Astronauts, etc. begin their nationwide tour at the Rickshaw Stop starting June 30. Since Astronauts, etc. broke out in 2012 with tracks “Mystery Colors” and “Coldboy,” the band has continued to evolve following the…

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Fantastic Negrito Moves From ‘Tiny Desk’ to Big Stage

Fantastic Negrito Moves From ‘Tiny Desk’ to Big Stage

Fantastic Negrito tells the story of an independent artist from Oakland whose fearlessly candid blues infused afro-roots music was illuminated by winning NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest out of over 7,000 submissions. The brainchild of journeyman Xavier Dphrepaulezz, a once young promising artist signed to Interscope…

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Photos: Royce da 5’9″ and DJ Premier Bring PRhyme to Oakland

Photos: Royce da 5’9″ and DJ Premier Bring PRhyme to Oakland

PRhyme, the collaboration between rapper Royce da 5’9″ and producer DJ Premier, touched down in Oakland on Tuesday for a show at the New Parish.

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong to Open Oakland Guitar Shop

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong to Open Oakland Guitar Shop

Billie Joe Armstrong of East Bay pop-punk band Green Day plans to open his own music store in Oakland called Broken Guitars on April 3. Located at 423 40th Street, Broken Guitars will be located across the street from independent record store and label 1-2-3-4…

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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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