Oakland's Hieroglyphics crew and Parish Entertainment Group have organized Hiero Day, a new, free block party in Oakland on Sept. 3, with live performances from Hieroglyphics, Blackalicious, Planet Asia, Equipto, Z Man, and Moe Green, and DJ sets from Honor Roll, Kev Choice Ensemble, and DJ D Sharp. ... More >>
Drew Williams/Dallas ObserverInterplanetary wonder Erykah Badu, who will be in town to perform at Outside Lands on Aug. 12, will help local promotion outfit Ankh Marketing celebrate its 7-year anniversary the same night, performing a DJ gig under her alias Lo Down Loretta Brown.
Soulful singer Joyo Velarde has long been part of the Quannum family, lending her honeyed delivery to top names on the local label's roster, including music by husband Lyrics Born (she's given co-writing and performing credit for over half the material on LB's classic 2004 album Later That Day, for ... More >>
DJ D Sharp can hang with the big names--spinning at Dwayne Wade's birthday party, or as part of Kanye West's and Lauryn Hill's performances. But when he's not keeping the celebs happy at home or touring the world, he also holds down residencies on both sides of the Bay four nights a week, and tha ... More >>
Christopher FairmanAgent Ribbons perform on Friday Friday. Countdown until we get our weekend on. Countdown of the options to consider if you want to spend less than $10 going somewhere. Agent Ribbons @ The Knockout (Friday)Sacramento's Agent Ribbons give old-timey music a swift punk kick. The ... More >>
DJ Zita on the one and two's If you're out partying on the 4th (safe, sane, and responsibly, we hope), you might just wanna get your Independence Day boogie on at some point. Here are some options to help you do just that: Looking for the Perfect Beat: A new monthly featuring "Outernational rhythm ... More >>
If you've been waiting for local hip-hop to get back on track following a so-so 2008, you'll be overjoyed to know that The TakeOver, Zion-I's long-awaited follow-up to True & Livin', is upon us. Vibrantly electrified, yet too intelligent and conscious to be lumped in with the hyphy movement--200 ... More >>