Last Wednesday, Ryan Seacrest had the dubious honor of premiering No Doubt's new single, "Push and Shove," on his radio show. Before we subject you to this clusterfuck of a song, please take into account the fact that bassist Tony Kanal recently told Rolling Stone that the track was No Doubt's "Bohe ... More >>
By CRAIG HLAVATY
Bruce Springsteen's Thursday started with a keynote speech in one of the big ballrooms at the Austin Convention Center, and ended with a mythic three-hour set at ACL Live across town, in front of a few thousand people cooing "Bruce!"
The keynote and the show went hand in hand. If ... More >>
Extra ClassicExtra Classic: If the idea of white kids in San Francisco appropriating authentic Jamaican music makes you a little squeamish, you're not alone. But after spending a couple of hours with Extra Classic's Adrianne Verhoeven and Alex deLanda at their Inner Richmond apartment on a be ... More >>
Ashel Eldridge has made the rounds. Otherwise known as Seasunz, Eldridge has emerged as a social and environmental activist, working with groups like Amazon Watch and Project Pink and partnering with Will.i.am to open a youth center in Oakland. And, lest we forget, he also makes music.
In ju ... More >>
Are you "broader than Broadway?" Can you translate "shoodooly-wap-boo-boo-diddly-whoa"? Do you want to see the Jamaican reggae singer known as Barrington Levy? Are you saying "Here I Come" right now?Well, keep reading, because we have two tickets to give away to Levy's show this Su ... More >>
Sugar Minott, a godfather of Jamaica's Dancehall/Reggae sounds and a soulful singer, died Saturday evening at the age of 54.Born Lincoln Barrington Minott in Kingston on May 25 1956, Minott basically founded the dancehall style of reggae in the '70s. With his keen sense of rhythm and smo ... More >>
EKAphotographyRaggamuffin, Troubador, Poet, MC: K'naan
Friday's Ragga Muffins Festival offered my first chance to see the remodeled Fox Theater in Oakland, which just recently opened. The first impression was one of amazement: the venue is big, impressive, and luxurious, yet comfortable as well. Un ... More >>
Local DJ Jah Yzer moves acround the city and across the Bay spreading his love for reggae, roots, dancehall, and the like from behind the turntables. The DJ/MC/producer came up in Miami, where mixtapes and radio DJs helped him get a grip on his future career. Twelve years after moving to the Bay Are ... More >>
Columbian DJ/producer Juju has been behind the decks since 1992, when he got a taste for his future career by spinning dub, reggae, and dancehall (genres that still make their way into his sets). He then spent much of the early '90s focused on drum 'n' bass in San Francisco -- specifically with th ... More >>
One of the most respected DJs to grace the Bay Area, Miguel Escobedo has been manning the decks for over two decades. The resident DJ for San Francisco's Rock the Bells tour stop, he's one of the most sought out vinyl spinners when national artists are looking for local support.
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