One of the most commonly-heard grouses from the local urban music contingent is the lack of industry support–being outside of the Big Two media centers (NY and LA) and not being able to, ahem, consistently count on commercial airplay from Big Corporate Radio—the Bay Area has had to hustle, scrape, and scrap just to get heard, ya heard?
Instead of complaining about the situation, however, local music maven Gina Gallo (Guerilla Management/ In-House Talent/Power to the Peaceful) has taken matters into her own hands by promoting a new weekly mixer, open mic, and live performance showcase at the Levende Lounge (home of the specialty cocktail known as the Diggler!) called We All We Got. Gallo's intent is to present opportunities for local, independent talent to beef up their networking skills while sharpening their live chops, as well as building up their fan base and local buzzworthiness. Up-and-coming emcee Selassie has been tabbed as host, and DJ Mike Biggz holds down the decks. We All We Got premieres tonight with a featured performance by Ise Lyfe , and the schedule for the coming month looks promising, with Don P, Deuce Eclipse, Netta B, and Kev Choice all lined up. Presale tickets can be had here; for more info, email here .