Futurew/ Rico Love & QueMonday, June 30, 2014Regency BallroomMonday can be the cruelest night of the week. Certainly, that initially seemed to be the case for Future's show at the Regency Ballroom last night, when after tepid openers Que and Rico Love (who both drew an audience reaction somewher ... More >>
Hey (heterosexual) women! Something really great just happened and we can't wait to tell you about it! Aren't you tired of all those silly conversations where you and your girlfriends discuss what you're looking for in a mate? All that talk about personality and humor and shared interests and ambiti ... More >>
Wallpaper., the thumping crunk-pop outfit led by Oakland's Ricky Reed, signed a record deal late last year with Sony Music imprint Epic, making it the latest Bay Area group to jump to a major label. Best known for last year's breakout single, "#STUPiDFACEDD" -- which was featured on MTV and watched ... More >>
Japandroids at the FillmoreAh, twenty-ten. Two thousand and ten. Two years before our state warps and crackles and slides into a boiling sinkhole that used to be the Pacific Ocean. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. There was a pretty good Sage Francis song called "The Best of T ... More >>
Todays R&B is pure garbage.
Beyoncé and Ciara battle it out for your entertainment dollar
It was LL Cool J in the Eighties and Tupac Shakur in the Nineties. Now, ladies and gentleman, I submit the reigning king of hip-hop pin-upship for the Naughties: T.I. This is simply not up for debate, if Oakland has anything to say about it.
2006 in clubland
How the culture of Ecstasy has changed as the drug moved from raves to hip hop
Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas, and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip hop.