Main Attrakionz's Mondre M.A.N. and Squadda B have always been pretty clear that the "cloud rap" tag is fine, but they have no desire to be pigeonholed as such. The young Oakland rappers' frequent use of the cloud motif is just one aesthetic element of many that they use intermittently -- and one th ... More >>
Language barriers and cultural differences haven't stopped Brazilian-born Palestinian DJ Adnan Sharif from realizing his dreams as a house producer and underground party promoter in S.F. and around the globe. As founder of house music collective Forward SF, which celebrates its 11th anniversary this ... More >>
It's been another big year in Bay Area hip-hop, with one huge collaboration album from two local greats and lots of strong releases from young local upstarts. So before the world ends, let's round up the 10 best Bay Area hip-hop/rap records (including albums, mixtapes, etc.) of 2012.
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All weekend long, All Shook Down writers will be rounding up the best of the Outside Lands music festival. Here's our report from the festival's first day.
Okay, wait. How did we let Justice get away with appropriating the cross?
There were probably other questions worth asking surroundin ... More >>
[Editor's note: Ahead of this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas -- of which we'll be bringing you full coverage -- we thought it'd be a good idea to make sure everyone's up to speed on Electronic Dance Music 101. This post comes courtesy of our sister blog in L.A., West Coast Sound. Ke ... More >>
via FlickrAs MTV celebrates its 30th birthday, it seems poised for a calm middle-aged life in a nice neighborhood, where it can safely raise Jersey Shore and Teen Mom into even more reliable moneymakers. But it wasn't always that way: Before it gave up on music, MTV swept through American hou ... More >>
Blondie K and subOctaveEver wish you were on the set of your favorite indie music video dancing in a meadow with flowers and half-naked hipsters surrounding you? Well good, we don't either. It's much more preferable to live out this indie dancing fantasy in a small club, where shots are pouring a ... More >>
Christopher VictorioWayne Coyne, bubble boy. (Due an unfortunate mix-up, these pictures are from Friday's Flaming Lips show, not Saturday's.)The Flaming Lips October 2, 2010@ The Fox Theater, Oakland Better than: Half a Dr. Atomix Bliss Bomb Depth-Charge Chocolate Brownie About the ... More >>
visnup/FlickrSuppenküche predated the trend by a decade.This week's reader question comes from A.N., who confesses to feeling a little misanthropic when confronted with tablemates she didn't ask for:How do you negotiate the communal table? Start a conversation? Avoid or end a conversation?I don' ... More >>