Super Cool California Soul Vol. 2 (Ubiquity)
Cheb i Sabbah spins his last set at Nickie's BBQ; ADULT. electrifies Bottom of the Hill; "For the Kids" concentrates dozens of house DJs in one spot
MC Myka Nyne and friends celebrate that most blurry of holidays; the best in dirty French techno comes to town
Doug E. Fresh brings the beat-boxing revival to the DNA Lounge; 26 Mix hosts the ultimate hip hop feud: "East vs. West."
The multitalented MC/turntablist J-Live pays a rare visit from NYC; S.F. house fixtures Miguel Migs and Julius Papp get you "Salted."
Peanut Butter Wolf, Egon, and Oh No touch down in S.F.; Norman Jay brings the "Good Times" all the way from London
Mr. Lexicon reminds us that rap can be smart and funny; the crew that produces News Breakz brings the jams; the Last Poets deliver classic agitprop -- and a writing workshop
Hip hop's history
Hip hop's first agitprop supergroup has arrived, and so have four teenage siblings from Texas who play indie pop. Yippee!
This week's picks: urban apocalypse, transcendental Eastern mysticism, and a few pieces of "Jailbait UK"
Ursula 1000 touches down at "Joypad"; MC Kool Keith brings his 1,000 personalities to the Independent
AlphaZeta fuses two of the city's best hip hop talents; Monolake and Deadbeat return to the Recombinant Labs Compound
The Germans are coming! Well, Ellen Allien is. And hip hop's own super-villain, MF Doom, shakes up Slim's.
Diplo teaches dancefloors new Hollertron-icks; the EndUp turns 31; rapper Nas makes a rare live appearance
Beans may be the last hope for glitch-hop; Doc Martin is still bringing the beats
Jedi Mind Tricks and its horror-core hip hop; "Die Maschinen" and its non-pretentious industrial beats
DJ Krush lays down the moody beats; "Remember" takes you all the way back to the '70s, for better or worse.
Kanye West is everywhere, including Oakland; My Chemical Romance delivers its canned goth-pop
Ozric Tentacles will blow your mind, but Chromeo will have you dancing your ass off
"Turntables on the Hudson" brings a New York feel to 111 Minna; "The Big Payback" does just that with its stellar DJ line-up
The homo dance scene gets a makeover with "White Swallow" and "Macho"; Felonius brings its live hip hop to 12 Galaxies.
"Real People" is a breath of fresh air at the Oxygen Bar; Ghostface Killah proves he's Wu Tang's No. One.