Jay Stone's Quotidian Rap


Jay Stone's Quotidian Rap

The Oakland emcee partners with Monster Rally on Foreign Pedestrians and Queens D.Light in life.

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Rapper Tia Nomore Is Ready for Bigger Playgrounds

The twenty-year-old musician talks about being a Bay Area Freshman, recording her upcoming debut album, and learning to take her talent seriously.

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Review: The San Francisco Tape Music Festival

The fest broke its self-imposed rules and scrambled avant-garde definitions to rapturous effect.


Kronos Performs 'The Cusp of Magic'

The legendary ensemble brings "The Cusp of Magic," by minimalist pioneer Terry Riley, to Hertz Hall.


Why Protest Songs Are Still Necessary

Protest songs by local artists in 2014 rekindled some old debates about the form's purpose and efficacy.


The Serious Jokes of Victor Vazquez aka Kool A.D.

The local rapper on his experimental novel, creative appropriation, and how we need a black James Bond.


Top Five Local Albums of 2014

Albums aren't the best way to assess a year in music, but these local full-length statements aren't to be missed.


East Bay Producer NanosauR Eschews the Spotlight

On his collaborations with Dev, eight-bit-sound, and new EP Bittersweet July, Pt. 2.


Casual Sacrilege with The Classical's Juliet Gordon

The singer on voice acting, espionage-themed musical motifs, and pelican symbolism.


The Latest in Virtual Reality: Music Videos

A Bay Area tech company has produced a new media project with old-school blues legend Fillmore Slim.


Xerox and Move

Rich Jacobs is a visual artist, curator, musician, and skate archivist who learned everything he knows by dodging Big Gulps as a young punk in Colorado.


Meet Oakland's Hottest R&Bass artists

Local musicians Netta Brielle, Kehlani, and Rayven Justice are rewriting the industry playbook.

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Radically Sharing Temescal


Radically Sharing Temescal

A group of artists, hackers, and other creative people have launched Omni Commons, a new community resource center in North Oakland that they hope will be an antidote to gentrification.

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Holiday Guide 2014

Your guide to the best gifts, gadgets, toys, music, and books of the year; plus holiday food and drink, snow sports, winter getaways, and more.

Taste, Fall 2014

Everything you need to know about dining in and out in the East Bay.

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