Richmond Rapper Danny Ali is Hungry for 2019

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Richmond Rapper Danny Ali is Hungry for 2019

The burgeoning street poet and producer reflects on his banner year of releasing music and dodging ballistic missiles.

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Today's Future Sound Brings Hip-Hop to the Kids

The Oakland nonprofit trains students on beat-making and the creative life.

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'Outer Peace' Shows Toro y Moi's Expanding Musical Vision

Chaz Bear is back in the East Bay with fresh ideas and sounds.

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Mad Noise Goes from the Streets to the Big Stage

The band draws on punk, funk, jazz, and more to create a fresh Bay Area sound.

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The Skiffle Players Are Building Their Own Traditions

The band embraces non-hierarchal songwriting on its latest folk record.

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Vallejo Rapper Benny Is on the Rise

The breakout emcee shows a softer side on his latest record.

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Oakland Symphony Is in a State of Transition

People are leaving the symphony in rapid succession following the hire of a new executive director and conflicting visions.

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Sub Society Brings Classy Dance Nights to Oakland

A new East Bay house and bass music series highlights local artists and vendors in a laidback environment.

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Gina Arnold's 'Half a Million Strong' Unpacks Music Festivals, Race, and Power

The new book documents decades of music festivals and their inherent conflicts.

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Bardo Lounge & Supper Club Makes Music a Key Part of Its Vibe

Find a steady stream of live music and DJ nights at Lakeshore Avenue's new lounge.Find a steady stream of live music and DJ nights at Lakeshore Avenue's new lounge.

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'The Red Room Project' Melds Virtual Reality with Hip-Hop

The short VR documentary puts you in the middle of a local rapper's jam session.

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The UC Theatre Is Paving the Way Toward a More Equitable Music Industry

The UC Theatre isn't just a music venue — its Concert Career Pathways program helps young, underrepresented people get a start in the music biz.

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The Changing Sound of the Chapel of the Chimes

The Oakland mausoleum is leaving its annual jazz series behind in pursuit of more musical variety.

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Krissy Marchante Spins Women-Centric DJ Sets

The Richmond DJ relentlessly hustles.

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Half Stack Channels Cowboy Nostalgia Without Machismo

Oakland's Half Stack pairs steel guitar and twang with a Californian touch.

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Oakland's Wormhole Wednesday Is Ending

The final weekly bass party will go down next month — but the music isn't going anywhere.

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