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Neighborhood Gems: Temescal

Neighborhood Gems: Temescal

Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood is a jewel box packed with adorable souvenirs, delicious bites and friendly vibes. It’s easy to get lost among its abundance of dining and shopping options. Temescal is hardly a secret, but for a true neighborhood gem, look no further. Preserved Described…

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Lineup Announcement: Enchanted Forest Gathering 2016

Lineup Announcement: Enchanted Forest Gathering 2016

Psychedelic electronica act Shpongle, Oakland-based funk master The Polish Ambassador, and melodic bass duo PANTyRAiD (consisting of MartyParty and Ooah (from The Glitch Mob) will headline the sixth annual Enchanted Forest Gathering. The festival, light-heartedly dubbed, “Sacred, sexy, silly and saucy,” takes place at the…

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The List: Coachella 2016 Artists Performing in the Bay Area

The List: Coachella 2016 Artists Performing in the Bay Area

For those unable to get highly-coveted Coachella 2016 tickets, or would rather just see one or two of their favorite artists in a more intimate setting, then you’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of Coachella artists who have show dates popping up in the…

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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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