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Super City 50 EDM Festival is a Win for Super Bowl Weekend (Diplo, Alesso, Chromeo)

Super City 50 EDM Festival is a Win for Super Bowl Weekend (Diplo, Alesso, Chromeo)

Unfortunately neither the 49ers nor the Raiders will be playing in Super Bowl 50 this year at Levi’s Stadium, however, to shake the football blues, consider the inaugural Super City 50 electronic dance music festival at O.co Coliseum in Oakland on Saturday, February 6. This…

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The Prince of the Bay G-Eazy Releases Sophomore Album

The Prince of the Bay G-Eazy Releases Sophomore Album

Oakland rapper Gerald Gillum AKA G-Eazy has released his second studio album, When It’s Dark Out, on RCA. The album features fellow Bay Area talents E-40 from Vallejo and Oakland’s Keyshia Cole, as well as rappers Too $hort, Chris Brown, and Big Sean. The album’s…

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Q&A: Oakland’s Indie-Pop Solo Project Day Wave Returns to SF

Q&A: Oakland’s Indie-Pop Solo Project Day Wave Returns to SF

Day Wave, the dreamy, indie-pop solo project of Oakland resident, Jackson Phillips, returns to SF with two upcoming shows at the Independent on September 21 and October 16. Jackson released Day Wave’s first single last Fall and the first EP, Headcase, came out on July…

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5 Not To Be Missed Vendors at Eat Real, Oakland’s Free Food Festival

5 Not To Be Missed Vendors at Eat Real, Oakland’s Free Food Festival

Jack London Square’s free food festival, Eat Real, is right around the corner! Eat Real will celebrate good food, local, organic, and sustainable ingredients from Friday, September 18th through Sunday, September 20th. The street food festival and block party promises to bring a huge selection…

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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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