Treasure Island Music Festival Returns — But This Time to Oakland


Treasure Island Music Festival Returns — But This Time to Oakland

After a brief hiatus, the two-day music festival will reemerge this weekend at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.

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Singer-songwriter Tiffany Austin Continues to Grow with Second Album

Oakland's Austin incorporates R&B, jazz, resistance, and hope into her second album, 'Unbroken.'

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It's not solely a music venue, but 7th West is delivering plenty of live tunes and dance parties with a focus on people of color.


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The Grand Return of Makossa Oakland Cookout

After gaining notoriety in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, the dance party comes back to where it all began.


Character Chameleons Omnesia Balance 'Pop as Art'

Oakland duo fuses sex bots, ear candy, and Kate Bush into newest album.


Freight & Salvage Is Changing with the Times Ahead of Its 50th Anniversary

The Berkeley music venue is working to diversify its staff and sound.


The Uptones: The East Bay's Seminal Ska Band

The Berkeley outfit inspired Rancid, but it wasn't around when ska entered the mainstream.


Lyrics Born Gets Personal on 10th Record 'Quite a Life'

The Berkeley rapper reflects on representation, #MeToo, and his past.


World Music Maestro Aya Safiya Makes Her Pop Debut

With her new EP, the East Bay-bred singer-songwriter doesn't completely leave her roots behind.


Text Me Records Shows Innovations in Music Publishing

The San Francisco publishing group and label does things differently — and Oakland indie rappers are on board.


ANML PLNT Raps for The Town

The wants to preserve what remains of the Oakland its rappers once knew.

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