The Shotgun Wedding Quintet (Jazz Mafia)
One-stop New Year's Eve shopping
With Earthtones, Oakland hip-hoppers the Crown City Rockers deliver on the promise of their energetic live show
Harmon Leon's media adventures
What's that you say? You've forgotten that this town has an immense, thriving jazz scene? Well, shame on you.
Break out the dance pants and hide your jewelry: You're about to meet the Crack Emcee
Week of May 29, 2002
Hiphopulation (43 Productions)
The Justice League built its reputation by booking local hip hop acts -- now, in the face of an increasingly white-bread city, can the club survive?
What do a cappella, opera, and jazz have to do with hip hop? Ask Felonious.
Happily, Zmrzlina's members aren't sure what their own music sounds like
After three decades of feeding the homeless, the only church devoted to John Coltrane now finds itself without a home
Casting a Wide Net, What, No Journey?, Oh, Wait -- Here's Journey
Singing a New Tune, What's in a Name?, Back in Business, and Spin Control
Inside the underground DJ mix-tape phenomenon
The mutated sounds of the Oranj Mancinis
From the Western Addition to the East Bay, police and wary club owners have all but banished hip hop. Have the cops overreacted? Are the clubs at fault? Or have a few well-armed fans hijacked the positive vibe of the hip-hop nation?