Thursday, April 20, 2017

Oakland’s Legend Too $hort Coming Back To Fox Theater

by Azucena Rasilla
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 9:52 AM

PHOTO COURTESY OF TOO $HORT
  • Photo Courtesy of Too $hort
Too $hort is back with a new album, a tour, and a concert at The Fox Theater, scheduled for Friday May 19. His 30th anniversary show last March sold out so fast that a second night had to be added, so expect a similar outcome this time around.

At 50 years old, Too $hort remains an unstoppable force in the music game. He is set to release his 20th studio album, The Pimp Tape, on May 26, which was originally scheduled for a March 10 release date. The album includes collaborations with Ty Dolla $ign, Mistah F.A.B., G-Eazy, 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg, and Jazze Pha. The first single off the album “Ain’t My Girlfriend” was released on December 26, and it features Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, and French Montana.

Presale begins Thursday, April 20 at 10am using the password shiba. The general on sale begins Friday, April 21 at 12pm. You can also buy tickets at The Fox Theater’s box office on 19th Street.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wiz Khalifa and Wu-Tang Concert ... On A U.S. Aircraft Carrier Next Month ... In Alameda (Say What?)

by Azucena Rasilla
Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 12:18 PM

PHOTO COURTESY OF WIZ KHALIFA
  • Photo Courtesy of Wiz Khalifa
The unusual pairing of rapper Wiz Khalifa, lots of pot, and a United States naval aircraft carrier will get very real next month in Alameda.

A new two-day fest, the Ship Show Music Festival will take place on Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28, inside the USS Hornet on the shuttered naval base in Alameda.

Headliners include Wiz Khalifa and Wu-Tang Clan (all living members), with more acts to be announced soon. The festival is a benefit show for the USS Hornet, with a portion of proceeds going to go the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum.

It's no secret that Wiz Khalifa is an enthusiastic marijuana user. Just check out his Instagram, where his love for weed is plastered all over his page.

Recently, he played a show in Medellin, Colombia, after which he made a trip to where Pablo Escobar is buried, leaving behind flowers and a joint. (The people of Colombia took great offense, the mayor of Medellin even demanded an apology from the rapper.)

It will be interesting to see how the weed factor plays out during the two-day festival. According to the event’s site, “music performances will take place on two stages, including the outdoor flight deck and inside the cargo hull.”

If you are curious about the show, tickets start at $149; the Ship Show festival will coincide with BottleRock, going down in Napa, with Maroon 5, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the Foo Fighters as headliners.

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