Gretchen RobinetteBring Your Own Big Wheel (BYOBW)This weekend there is so much to see: Lebowski fans in their bathrobes; grown-ass adults on their big wheels; ladies on the turntables; and men who want to "Make the Whole World Pay." If you can't find something fun to do on this list for under a ... More >>
The Coup January 15, 2010 The Independent Better Than: Zion I Friday night, The Coup played a somber salute to Dewey Tucker, the group's bassist who was murdered Wednesday while driving to band practice. "I would have cancelled the show tonight," said Boots Riley, the Coup's frontman. "I almost ... More >>
DJ Pam the Funkstress: Cajun food queenThe Bay Area's devotion to its homegrown music and food is steadfast. The culinary creativity here is as infectious as our sonic imagination, so it should come as little surprise that there is a crossover between the two local scenes. But did you know that D ... More >>
dewek12/FlickrDJ Hubert Keller laying down the mise en place.Who knew? The crossover between Bay Area foodies and Bay Area DJs, pop legends, and lords of the tasty guitar solo is fierce -- witness Tamara Palmer's set list of gastro musicians at our sister entertainment blog, All Shook Down. ... More >>
EKAphotographySweet Nutcrackers: The Conscious DaughtersIt's been a minute since we last heard from the Conscious Daughters. For those whose memory banks are a little foggy, the Daughters came to prominence in the Bay Area rap surge of the mid-90s, a golden age which represented the region's high po ... More >>
Oakland's Coup takes political rap to the next level
Behold, a slew of amazing DJs coming to San Francisco this week: Kool Herc, Roni Size, and Richie Hawtin
Ten 15 hosts "Elementary" my dear hip-hoppers; "Full of Flava: Tropical Edition" is ground zero for reggaeton in S.F.
DJ "I rule the school"
Get double your dance music this April 1 with "4.1.5." * no foolin'. Plus, Felix Da Housecat brings his disco space jams to Mezzanine.
Ursula 1000 touches down at "Joypad"; MC Kool Keith brings his 1,000 personalities to the Independent
"Turntables on the Hudson" brings a New York feel to 111 Minna; "The Big Payback" does just that with its stellar DJ line-up
A hip hop happening in honor of the late, lamented Jam Master Jay
The Cali Comm tour brings the region's best hip hop talent under one roof
A milder Coup; an Xstatic Web site
The Coup just may be the greatest, angriest, most militant hip hop act around. So what's up with the Puff Daddy tour?