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  • BeatBox

    published August 31, 2005

    In 1997, as San Francisco drum 'n' bass club night "Eklektic" was getting off the ground, British producer Roni Size was... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published August 24, 2005

    Since starting up earlier this year, local crew Forward has thrown some choice parties at 1015 Folsom, bringing over notable techno and house... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published August 17, 2005

    "Triple Lab Milk" is a funny, not to mention confusing, name for a party, so let's break it down: This is the third night at local club... More >>

  • Hear This

    published August 17, 2005

    While performing with pianist/singer John Legend at this year's BET Awards, Stevie Wonder proclaimed Legend's hit "Ordinary People" his... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published August 10, 2005

    When thinking about the beat-boxing element of Philly hip hop legends the Roots, most recall the deep-throated Rahzel, who no longer works with... More >>

  • Department of What the Fuck?

    published August 10, 2005

    R. Kelly does not know how to write. Really. He admitted to Vibe Magazine last year that he isn't good at reading or writing,... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published August 3, 2005

    Used to be that a self-respecting drum 'n' bass head could find a proper party almost any night of the week in San Francisco. But as the pounding... More >>

  • Hear This

    published August 3, 2005

    Metalux is these two colorfully exotic and rather enigmatic female musicians, M.V. Carbon and J. Gräf, both of whom reside in... More >>

  • Hear This

    published July 27, 2005

    Though this show is billed as "The 3rd Annual Rare Groove Revival," the phrase "rare groove" might be a bit misleading to the... More >>

  • Department of What the Fuck?

    published July 27, 2005

    Hip hop's original sex kitten, Lil' Kim, has been sent up the river for 366 days. That's more than twice the jail sentence homemaker Martha... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published July 13, 2005

    Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, aka London's Basement Jaxx , have two sets of fans: those who buy their music, a polyglot of rude and... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published July 6, 2005

    The stated goal of "Elementary" is "reppin' hip hop's elements," and you can always count on the party to do just that. This week the... More >>

  • Ying Yang Twins

    published July 6, 2005

    Like their collaborator Lil' Jon, Atlanta's Ying Yang Twins (the team of Kaine and D-Roc) burst onto the mainstream as the ambassadors of brash,... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published June 29, 2005

    Although Red Wine Collective ringleader and Bay Area native DJ Toph One has gained a sturdy reputation for spinning some of the choicest... More >>

  • Free Summer Attractions

    published June 29, 2005

    Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin (at Fulton), S.F., 581-3500, www.asianart.org. Free on... More >>

  • Summer Drinks

    published June 29, 2005

    Temperaturewise, we may live in one of the mildest places in the country from late June through early September, but the days when short sleeves... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published June 22, 2005

    In the notoriously fickle corner of the international dance music scene that focuses on progressive house rumblings of the sort popularized by... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published June 15, 2005

    What the hell is happening to you gays lately? Have you turned your waxed backs on the show tune and the Britney Spears in favor of the tasty... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published June 8, 2005

    Ten years old this year, the Ohio-based Scribble Jam is both a festival of all elements of hip hop (including the oft-overlooked graffiti... More >>

  • Ground Beef

    published June 8, 2005

    MapQuest is garbage. I'm not even sure that this is the right road, and there's no visible house number, only a steep driveway in the spot where... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published May 25, 2005

    As a vital part of the internationally syndicated hip hop radio program The Wake-Up Show (airing on KMEL-FM [106.1] on Saturday nights from... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published May 18, 2005

    The British have a saying that reflects the depressed, industrial areas of their country: "It's grim up North." If you buy into the idea that a... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published May 11, 2005

    Next Tuesday, May 17, marks the end of an era. After a 15-year residency, Cheb i Sabbah bids a fond farewell to Nickie's BBQ, the... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published May 4, 2005

    For the past seven years, "The Root Down" has been a weekly funk and hip hop club staple in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Local... More >>

  • BeatBox

    published April 27, 2005

    It seems like only yesterday that my naive eyes were scorched at the sight of my seemingly uptight Dante professor dancing in nothing more than a... More >>

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