Cold Beat Changes the Tempo

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Cold Beat Changes the Tempo

After several lineup switches, the members of celebrated Bay Area punk band Cold Beat find their groove as collaborators and evolve towards a more electronic sound.

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Getting into Arboreal's Headspace

The emerging Oakland producer envisions his textured beats as a form of escape.

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Still Not Quiet on the Western Front

A weekend of international and local DIY punk bands.

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Migos

On the San Francisco stop of their Dab Tour.

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Haus Party

A new showcase of local talent from OMF.

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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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Azure Invites Us to Fall in Love with Our Idiosyncrasies

The rapper's new album, Leap Year, is a mosaic of playful instrumentation, jazzy samples, and poetic lyrics that celebrate the imperfections of everyday life.

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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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Toyota

Pseudo-corporate punk.

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Metro Boomin

Wants some mo' — at 1015 Folsom.

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An Intentional Homeless Community

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An Intentional Homeless Community

The Liberty City encampment in downtown Berkeley last year revealed that tent cities might provide a viable form of temporary housing for homeless people. But would Berkeley ever approve such a plan?

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