Oakland punk trio Spray Tan subverts heteronormativity by proudly being themselves.
The Oakland electronic artist, who performs as Beast Nest, fosters inclusivity in underground circles that too often recreate the values and power dynamics they claim to reject.
Kristina Esfandriari channels feelings of grief and heartbreak into gorgeous, atmospheric rock on Uncontrollable, her debut album as Miserable.
The DJ is taking over the Bay Area's underground nightlife scene, and carving out safe spaces for trans women to celebrate themselves in the process.
The Oakland rapper seeks to unify and empower his community during troubled times.
The Oakland singer-songwriter confronts a number of social justice issues with her new, poetic folk-pop album, They Moved in Shadow All Together.
The space is just the latest underground art spot to fall victim to rising real estate costs in the East Bay.
There's a lack of journalists of color at publications across the country. A Black, female music critic weighs in on why the industry needs to change.
The Oakland-bred, LA-based singer's upcoming album is a sun-soaked project that combines R&B, house, soul, and funk to dazzling effect.
The emerging musician and style icon discusses finding herself in nature, cultivating her genre-defying sound, and growing up with Hieroglyphics as her family.
The roots rocker ruminates on rapid demographic shifts in a new, emotive album that hits close to home.
The East Bay hardcore band doesn't claim to have a political agenda, but its music is a natural reflection of the Bay Area's socioeconomic turbulence.
Hot off the release of his new single "Young Wardell," the rising Berkeley rapper wants to use his music to motivate the youth.
The artist channels his frustration with Oakland's housing crisis and police brutality into an homage to the city's resilience in his forthcoming album, Jentrify.
Critics say the storied Berkeley punk club is more interested in intimidating boycotters than remedying a discriminatory culture.
The Oakland rapper's debut album, a polished collection of slappers, makes a strong case for her rise to stardom.
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