Last week we told you about WinterSalt, a new music festival going down this Dec. 28 and 29 at the Fort Mason Center. While the festival has a solid Friday lineup announced -- including Travis Barker and Mixmaster Mike, Zedd, and Dillon Francis -- it was missing a name for Saturday's top spot.
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December isn't typically a time heavy on music festivals, but the new WinterSalt is hoping to change that. A complement to Eye Heart S.F.'s SummerSalt event, the Dec. 28 and 29 party at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion will feature performances by Dillon Francis, Zedd, Theophilus London, and more. Two ... More >>
Rock The Bells
Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012
Better than: Partying with your own demographic
Rock The Bells is the only annual hip-hop festival to manage the difficult feat of attracting a truly diverse and multi-generational crowd. In its fifth year in the Bay Area (and ninth ove ... More >>
Any energy-based band returning to the fray after eight years -- especially one whose calling card was its immaturity -- will be a nervous prospect. Yet here is Blink-182, out today with Neighborhoods. Let's see how it goes.
Stream the album on Blink-182's website here.
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Richard HaickLil Wayne in Oakland!
April 24, 2011
Oracle Arena, Oakland
Lil Wayne! Lil Wayne! Lil Wayne! Weezy himself appeared in Oakland last night for a blowout show with friends Nicki Minaj, Travis Barker, and Rick Ross. Judging by these photos from Richard Ha ... More >>
Man, two great local videos in two days. Mistah F.A.B's "Hit Me On Twitter" is the best slow jam ode to the Tweets and streets of Oakland. Sign up for his Twitter feed and you'll join followers (who make cameos in this clip) like Mc Hammer, Travis Barker, and Roscoe. Sample line, "I'm stuck on Twitt ... More >>
By Ben Westhoff
Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously ... More >>