As we're sure you're aware, the U.S. Supreme Court is again hearing arguments today about what to do with the issue of same-sex marriage. If the inundation of red profile pics on Twitter and Facebook is any indication, the growing social tide is on the side of the gay folk. Yet another sign that the ... More >>
Coachella 2012 is still more than four months away -- so naturally, it's time to start hyperventilating over rumored lineups for the first year the festival will stretch over two weekends. One "leaked" lineup appeared last week on StarzUncut, a celebrity gossip website with more than 58,000 Twitter ... More >>
Slug of Atmosphere The murder of Marissa Mathy-Zvaifler forever changed the rapper Slug of Atmosphere. In June of 2003, Marissa, age 16, attended an Atmosphere concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico. That night the venue's janitor promised he would introduce Marissa to Slug, luring her backstage, ... More >>
2010 has been a pretty good year for Bay Area hip-hop, if only because it saw the next generation of local rappers come into its own, eager (and maybe even ready) to put the Bay back on the national radar once again. Even after the death of hyphy, rappers here just continue to get weirder and weirde ... More >>
www.sfstation.comHave you ever wondered just how much it pisses off a DJ when you request your favorite guilty pleasures all night? What actually happened to the hyphy movement? What sets Drake out from all the rest? DJ Platurn of the Oakland Faders gave us his candid thoughts on these topics and ... More >>
It takes an iron will and a penchant for risk to submit to the risky calculus of the day-long music festival. In the weeks leading up to the Treasure Island Music Festival, there was no doubt that the lineup would yield something for just about any modern music fan from dreaded dubstep nodders to ho ... More >>
Student-teacher power struggles in The Class
From the Bay to L.A., the Living Legends boasts some of the finest emcees that the West Coast has to offer. They're also some of the most generous, as the crew is making their latest compilation, Legendary Music Vol. 2, available for free download. To get your tarriff-free beats and lyrics courtesy ... More >>
Student-teacher power struggles in The Class.
A few choice selections from Rock the Bells' lineup
Mo Mega (Definitive Jux)
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.
Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition
The End of the Beginning ()
Bay Area hip-hop artists and the art of the hustle