Joyo Velarde

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Q&A w/ Joyo Velarde of Quannum Projects

    ​Joyo Velarde is taking a break from being everybody's back-up singer. After incessant touring with Jurassic 5, the Living Legend Crew, Blackalicious, Michael Franti, Zion I, Ozomatli, and husband Lyrics Born, among many others, the classically-trained, Pleasanton-based, Quannum Projects vocalist ... More >>

  • Music

    March 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Track of the Day: From Joyo Velarde's Quannum Debut

    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 >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Gift of Gab Announces New Solo Record

    ​ Today, Blackalicious emcee Gift of Gab announced the October 27 release of his second solo album. Imaginatively-titled Escape 2 Mars, the new record features guest appearances by Del the Funky Homosapien, Brother Ali, Honeycut vocalist Bart Davenport, Joyo Velarde and fellow Mighty Underdog Lat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    New Local Videos from My First Earthquake, Lyrics Born

    Two-fer Tuesday here on the local video tip. My First Earthquake riffs off the concept of chicks getting kicked outta bands run by backwards dudes. And Lyrics Born drops a new video for "Pushed Aside, Pulled Apart" featuring Lateef The Truthspeaker. The song also has cameos by Joyo Velarde, Zion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Lyrics Born Pops His Collar at Stern Grove

    EKAphotographyCollar-Poppin' time: Lyrics Born​It's probably safe to say that in its 72-year history of free concerts, no one has ever 'popped their collar' onstage at Sigmund Stern Grove. Score another milestone for Lyrics Born.

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Joyo Velarde EP Release at 330 Ritch Tonight

    EKAphotographySorry, She's Taken: Joyo Velarde Mrs. Lyrics Born aka songstress Joyo Velarde aka the Chilla from Manila appears at 330 Ritch's Pacific Standard Time tonight to celebrate the release of her eponymous, digital-only EP, which officially hits iTunes today. Nepotism, shmepotism--even if s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Stern Grove Festival Announces Lineup

    EKAphotographySeun Kuti performs at Stern Grove, 2008 The 72nd annual series of free summer concerts at Sigmund Stern Grove--one of San Francisco's best traditions--has been announced. As always, the lineup of artists spans a diverse range of genres and styles. Performers include Roberta Flack and D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2008

    Friday Night: DJ Q-Bert at the Independent

    DJ Q-Bert The Independent December 26, 2008 Review and Photos by Eric K. Arnold Better than: Leftovers, sweaters from Grandma, reindeer roadkill 'Twas the night after Christmas, and all through the house, no one was unstirred, not even a mouse. The Independent's line up of Q-Bert, Mochipet, and J ... More >>

  • Music

    October 15, 2008

    The Bay Area Maverick

    Lyrics Born is proof that going against the grain can work out in the long run.

  • Music

    April 16, 2008

    Lyrics Born

    Everywhere at Once (Anti-)

  • News

    December 5, 2007

    My Tunes: Lyrics Born

    Quannum projects star and alt-rap icon

  • Music Awards

    October 19, 2005

    Award Show Guide

    Americana/Folk/Country DJ/Turntablist Electro/Electronic/Experimental Hard Rock Hip Hop Indie Rock/Noise Pop Jazz Soul/R&B World Music Music Video

  • Listen Up

    March 16, 2005

    Quannum Mechanics

    The amazingly true tale of the Bay Area's greatest hip hop success story

  • Music

    October 20, 2004

    A Hero Comes Along

    The lowest-profile member of the lauded Quannum crew, MC Lateef, finds the spotlight on Ambush

  • Music Awards

    October 20, 2004

    Award Show Performers

    Thursday, October 21, 2004 at Ruby Skye

  • Music Awards

    October 20, 2004
  • Music

    April 28, 2004

    Hear This

    San Francisco's venerable Qunnaum Projects rounds up its entire roster for a landmark hip hop show

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