J. Stalin: 'Heartfelt, Gangster Rhythm'

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J. Stalin: 'Heartfelt, Gangster Rhythm'

The rapper opens up about recent tragedies that inspired his latest record, Tears of Joy, and keeping mob music and The Jacka's legacy alive.

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'Lullaby for a Country': A Gesture Toward Peace

Renowned East Bay composer Vanessa Vân-­Ánh Võ's new work is a prayer for war-torn nations.

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Lianne La Havas

The Grammy-nominated singer brings her breezy, island-tinged pop to The New Parish.

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Chhoti Maa

The bilingual rapper reps for the brujas at Legionnaire Saloon.

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T.I.'s Super Bowl Finale After-Party

At 1015 Folsom.

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The Dark Side of The Soft Moon

Luis Vasquez abandoned his life in Oakland to write his new album, Deeper, on the other side of the globe.

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Elujay

The rapper's new single, "Soul Food," is a call for justice.

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Pseudo-corporate punk.

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Metro Boomin

Wants some mo' — at 1015 Folsom.

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The Oakland singer-songwriter's disco-infused electropop tracks are lessons in self-love.

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Diesel Dudes, Toner, OVVN, and Casual Hex

Electropunk with lots of sweating involved — and more.

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S.B.S.M., The Noriegas, The Fathers, and O)x_3y3

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Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals

A free show at 1015 Folsom.

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