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It's unfortunate that by time I got to Ticketmaster the show was sold out. However, this after party should really be something to remember. I'm bringing my niece to introduce her to the scene. Show her how a lady navigates in a hip hop crowd. Tomorrow night will be epic, in more ways than one!
Afrikatown garden has won the fight against Gentrification so far. Thats why I love Oakland man. I love the spirit of Oakland's black community. I love how they think. The black people in Oakland have a certain conscious mindset unlike nowhere else. The best and brightest the African Descent America has to offer the world has come out of America for well over 50 years. Its the home of the Black Panthers, Too Short, Angela Davis, Toni Tone Tone, En Vogue, and home to many successful black owned businesses that have stood the test of time. Its home to a large black middle class, and a new generation of black activists carrying on an old tradition of fighting for social justice with a new energy that is reflective in not only marches and protests but in agricultural activism, community and civic engagement, and business ownership. Now matter Oakland keeps fighting back. They rally not only against police brutality, but also against gun violence amongst youth, and other issues. Oakland's black community never gives up. They keep fighting and don't stop till they get victory. And they get it. Go Oaktown.
Here is one of HOTTUB's mix tapes ! Enjoy! Xoxox, lollipop 💕
Here's a link to two songs with Heiko's lyrics and Bill's music.
If you only wanted to listen to dense and pointless meandering nonsense like Twigs, you could've just stayed in your Academy of Art Dorm room
Wow- I guess you're not into indie rock. May want to try to not be so biased. Some of the bands on Sunday were amazing- like Viet Cong & Father John Misty...The National is an amazingly talented, cohesive band.
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This write up seems bias and negative. It is what it is. Maybe the stages need to be synced up so good local acts aren't missed. Give Respect to the Roots Families in Reggae and Give Thanks for their presence in Oakland!
This type of pick is called a "plectrum" or guitar pick. The left hand holds the neck of the guitar while the fingers pluck the strings. Different finger positions on the fretboard make different notes.
And once these ass-hats come down on the guy so do the rest of them. Then it's not just one lisencing fee. From my understanding ASCAP doesn't own rights to all music. So now businesses are left to pay what? 1 or 2 other companies another fee? So Jay-Z and LMAFO can profit? Maybe I'm speaking from ignorance but these folks seem like exporters for self profit and the big artists stay rich. I never hear about how many small less known artists get help from these guys. Correct me if I'm wrong but ASCAP is a bunch of ass-hats coming down on the little guys. You can't play music in a cafe unless you pay these outrageous fees that small business can't afford and then you're out of business when they sue you. if they were keeping big venues in check I could understand that but these guys are being bullies and picking on the little guys.
Having managed a few places I know the rules and this guy hasn't a leg to stand on. He is out and out stealing from these artists for his own personal gain.
"We don't like to litigate," said a person who has the word "legal" in his job title. I think ASCAP's case is pretty strong here, but Mr. Wagener is being disingenuous at best with his "Aw shucks, what a shame we had to file several lawsuits" routine. Lawsuits are the reason why ASCAP employs him, and they're clearly a litigious organization. Let's call a spade a spade.
Great article, thank you! Looking forward to Very Clean III.
Why is it on the venue to get licensing rights and not the DJ who gets paid to play the songs?
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