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Yuna at Great American Music Hall this Sunday the 15th [Show PREVIEW

May 11, 2016 by


PURCHASE TICKETS A lot has changed since the last time Yuna was in San Francisco.  She has turned the corner and begun the climb from indie-artist with reliable, interesting music and a great voice to a known-name and budding star.  The first single from her new album, “Crush,” features Usher and is produced by DJ […]

Blackalicious, Lance Is A Genius & Pure Powers at Slim’s this Friday the 13th [Show PREVIEW]

May 10, 2016 by


PURCHASE TICKETS After a 10 year break, Blackalicious dropped an album last year to fans that had been yearning of new material. Featuring old pals like the Life Savas, Lateef, Lyrics Born and more, Imani Vol. 1  was warmly received. In support, Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel will be at Slim’s this Friday the 13th […]

Scottish group Young Fathers hit Mezzanine this Friday 4/15 [Show Preview]

April 11, 2016 by


PURCHASE TICKETS I’m not sure when I first heard of Young Fathers but I honestly haven’t stayed up-to-date..  I don’t want to use my ignorance to impact this preview so I reached out to fellow blogger, friend and Young Fathers fan (who’s seen them at least 3 times!), Maddie, to give me the low down. After discovering them […]

2055: The ULT Experience featuring Denzel Curry, Alan Kingdom and more at The New Parish 3/29 [Show Preview]

March 22, 2016 by


PURCHASE TICKETS Memphis’ Denzel Curry and Minneapolis’ Alan Kingdom are a major part of The Ult Experience.  Both youngsters have different sounds as Curry calls back to some of hip hop’s golden ages while Kingdom is pushing things forward ing ays no one else is.  Both can really spit though for sure. This tour will […]

Sean Healy presents Freddie Gibbs at The New Parish 3/24 [Show Preview]

March 17, 2016 by


PURCHASE TICKETS Gangsta Gibbs is coming back to the Bay Area to share his street raps and authentic life tales.  The Gary, Indiana native has been living out in Los Angeles for a while, a very different existence than the one he raps about throughout Cocaine Piñata and prior releases. His Independent hustle has taken him all over the […]

Sol’s Headspace Tour hits The New parish 3/17 with Brother From Another and Otieno Terry [Show Preview]

March 10, 2016 by


PURCHASE TICKETS Sol’s new album The Headspace Traveler coming March 4th. The Headspace Tour begins March 11th. After quite some time without hearing from the Seattle emcee, he announced both his album and accompanying tour through the new video for “See the End” (below). This will be the follow up to Yours Truly, his independent album that […]

Esperanza Spalding presents Emily’s D+Evolution at Mezzanine SF 3/13 [Show Preview]

March 6, 2016 by


PURCHASE TICKETS Esperanza’s new project Emily’s D+Evolution and the tour will hopefully rekindle her childhood interest in theater, poetry and movement. Spaulding explained, “Emily is my middle name, and I’m using this fresh persona as my inner navigator. This project is about going back and reclaiming un-cultivated curiosity, and using it as a compass to move forward […]

#TONIGHT 2nd Annual Women’s Empowerment Show [Preview]

March 5, 2016 by


PURCHASE TICKETS Tonight at Starline Social Club, 645 West Grand Oakland, & Venus Rising presents the 2nd Annual Women’s Empowerment Show featuring CMG of Conscious Daughters and Pam the Funkstress, Ryan Nicole, YaNi, Fem Deadly Venoms and DJ Deeandroid. Hosted by Breathless & Charity Clay. This will be a celebration of Women’s contributions in Hip Hop! Some of us remember the early […]

Andre Nickatina, Murs, DJ Abilities, Mac Lethal, Who Cares & Bukue One are the White Wizards of Hip Hop at The Regency Ballroom 3/12 [Show Preview]

March 5, 2016 by


PURCHASE TICKETS “White Wizards of Hip Hop are those wizards whose careers have been twisted and turned with difficulty, loss, and extreme circumstance, and yet, they have overcome to become some of the most iconic names in Rap and Hip Hop history.” If that is the criteria, then this is an apt selection of emcees. […]

Little Simz’s first time in the Bay Area at The New Parish 3/11 [Show Preview]

March 4, 2016 by


PURCHASE TICKETS Fresh off being named one of Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Princes for 2015, Little Simz is going on an International Tour which will stop at The New Parish on March 11th.  She also just released the debut album A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons.  In fact, although she is in her early 20s, the […]