Both a record label and a brick-and-mortar record store, 1-2-3-4 Go! carries everything from punk and hardcore to country and soul stuff, hosts shows regularly, and has what's probably the only publicly operating vintage photo booth in the East Bay.
Live jazz music from some of the Bay Area's best artists flows from this North Oakland gallery on the regular. The space hosts rotating artist exhibitions and an ever-growing private collection of jazz- and blues-inspired paintings.
A community-oriented space that hosts music rehearsals, workshops, and everything from book clubs to dance demonstrations.
Interface Gallery is an alternative art space dedicated to highlighting the work of emerging artists who are critically exploring the human relationship to our environment in diverse and engaging ways.
The studio and storefront for Marisa Haskell's jewelry line also carries locally made textiles and artwork.
Located a couple blocks from Ashby BART, Nomad provides the soy-latte crowd a place to discuss their recent trips to Guatemala and work on their laptops, thanks to free wi-fi. In addition to the espresso menu, Nomad serves sandwiches, beer, and smoothies.
A collective space and commune.
Roscoe may be a ceramics gallery, but it sure as hell ain't bowls and plates: Rather, the gallery tends to display colorful, experimental ceramic sculptures that are more in line with Dr. Seuss than Crate and Barrel.
Co-directors Elizabeth Bernstein and Carrie Hott present participatory shows and performances that aim to balance community-building and conceptual rigor.