Caleborate Evolves from Rapper-Next-Door to Lyrical Mastermind

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Caleborate Evolves from Rapper-Next-Door to Lyrical Mastermind

The East Bay rapper transforms his earnest, relatable brand of outsider hip-hop into a polished product on his upcoming album, 1993.

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Reflections on the 15th Street Tragedy

The August 14 shooting outside of Prime Development left many people in Oakland's underground music and art scenes reeling.

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Grace Jones

At Greek Theater.

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Government Flu, Sterile Mind, Rut, and Drop In

At 1-2-3-4 Go! Records.

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ST Spittin

At Brick & Mortar Music Hall.

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Dream Day Pays Homage to a Beloved Figure in Oakland's Hip-Hop and Graffiti Scenes

In its sixth year, the annual arts and music fest honors the legacy of Mike "Dream" Francisco with performances by Equipto, Husalah, Nump, and more.

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Dog Party at the Uptown on August 18

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Berkeley Rapper Marty Grimes Steps Out On His Own

With his latest singles and first headlining show, he wants to show the world he's not G-Eazy's sidekick.

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G.L.O.S.S. at Crate in Oakland

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Lil Yachty at Regency Ballroom

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Sadie Hawkins Dance at Ashkenaz

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Acts You Shouldn't Miss at Outside Lands 2016

Who to see at the annual music and arts extravaganza in Golden Gate Park taking place August 5–7.

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Cooking Other People's Food: How Chefs Appropriate Bay Area 'Ethnic' Cuisine

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Cooking Other People's Food: How Chefs Appropriate Bay Area 'Ethnic' Cuisine

It's time to talk about pedigreed restaurateurs that co-opt traditional eats — and how the food-media hype machine enables cultural erasure.

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