Though it featured many legendary musicians, the new Oakland festival prioritized nostalgia and feel-good music over innovation and local talent.
Yee Olde Dragon Master's Guide to the Mighty Labyrinth Quest, Oakland's premiere role-playing band, brings fantasy to life onstage.
Expect a beer-soaked, sweaty live show.
Witch rock from the Arizona desert at Leo's.
The Oakland MC will perform at the beloved queer party Ships in the Night.
Now in its third year, Oakland Music Festival has grown into a dynamic platform for homegrown music, arts, and culture.
The genre-defying seven-piece band experiments with new material for its residency at Leo's, "Love, Oakland."
Oakland rapper Beejus presents a showcase of left-field, local hip-hop.
Stephen Marley, Nas, and Damian Marley come to Oakland.
The role-playing metal band performs at Tourettes Without Regrets' Game of Thrones-themed variety show.
Wherein our music editor defends nostalgia, camp, vulnerability, and lifestyle brand jams against snobs and their value judgments.
The Oakland duo crafts mercurial lyrics and intricate vocal arrangements on its latest album, Devoted.
Hiero Day IV celebrated various aspects of hip-hop culture, but mostly it celebrated Hieroglyphics.
A national performance rights organization is suing Club 21/Bench and Bar for refusing to pay fees for songwriters — and in an unusual move, owner Charles Bisbee says he refuses to settle.
The Bay Area rapper skillfully melds personal narratives with urgent sociopolitical commentary on his new album with New York producer the KickDrums.
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