Too Drunk? Too $hortSay it ain't so, $hort. This may have slipped under the radar due to all the music-related stuff going on last weekend, but on Aug 27, TMZ.com reported that Oakland rap pioneer Too $hort, ne Todd Anthony Shaw, had been arrested in Las Vegas under suspicion of driving under th ... More >>
EKAphotographyMissing in Action: the Kev Choice Ensemble The big news with Oakland's annual Art & Soul festival this year is that it's now two days, instead of three, and the date has been moved up to August 15 and 16, instead of the traditional Labor Day. A&S has a bunch of ads giving ... More >>
EKAphotographyRound Midnight: the Oasis crew The recent Uptown Unveiled event cast a spotlight on the revitalized Oakland nightlife scene, which is really beginning to come into its own after years of playing second fiddle to SF. As it stands now, there's a solid strip of venues in and around Broad ... More >>
From a Boy to a Man (SMC)
(E-40 photo from his MySpace page) E-40 makes a rare local appearance at Rasputin in Berkeley this Tuesday, Nov. 25. His free, 6 p.m. performance is scheduled to promote 40's new disc, The Ball Street Journal, which drops that same day. Check back at All Shook Down this Friday, Nov. 21, for Tamar ... More >>
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