Treasure Island Music Festival Returns — But This Time to Oakland

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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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7th West Is a New Hub for Music in West Oakland

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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L Rucus On the Hustle of Independence

Vallejo continues to foster emerging hip-hop artists.

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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.

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Character Chameleons Omnesia Balance 'Pop as Art'

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

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

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

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The Uptones: The East Bay's Seminal Ska Band

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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ANML PLNT Raps for The Town

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

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