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Hip-Hop festival set to take over Oakland

Ohio based rapper Trippie Redd performs at the Bay Area Rolling Loud event last year.
September 13, 2018

What started as an after party for Florida-based rapper Rick Ross in Miami in 2015, has turned into one of the biggest music festivals in the world. The Rolling Loud music festival makes its return...

California Roots tiene una fiesta de tres días durante el fin de semana de Memorial Day

California Roots tiene una fiesta de tres días durante el fin de semana de Memorial Day
July 3, 2018

El fin de semana de Memorial Day en los terrenos de la feria de Monterey estuvo lleno de música, arte, comida, bebidas, camping, cannabis y muchas buenas vibras. El noveno anual festival de California...

Wednesday is the new day for bass in the Bay

Wednesday is the new day for bass in the Bay
July 3, 2018

It is not very common for people to go out and party on a Wednesday night, considering that most work during the week. However, last Wednesday was an exception for me. I went to “Wormhole Wednesday”...

California Roots throws party over Memorial Day weekend

California Roots throws party over Memorial Day weekend
June 2, 2018

The Memorial Day weekend at the Monterey County Fairgrounds was filled with music, art, food, drinks, camping, cannabis and lots of good vibes. The ninth annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival...

Black people need gangster rap music

Black people need gangster rap music
May 24, 2018

YG, a Compton gangster rapper and Piru Blood gang affiliate, is known for his controversial lyrics that describe life as a gang member and curse the current president of the United States. Earlier this...

Local rapper from Concord releases debut album

Local rapper from Concord releases debut album
May 24, 2018

As a teenager, Klebber Machado was eager to jump into the spontaneous lunchtime freestyle rap circles at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord. Later, Klebb took a History of Jazz and History of Rock &...

Young SoCal musician making sound waves

Young SoCal musician making sound waves
May 24, 2018

A young talented musician with Bay Area connections is making her mark on the rock ‘n’ roll community. Sydney Ellen has played shows all over the West Coast, including Leo’s in Oakland and Blue...

Musicians to watch at this year’s Cali Roots Festival

Musicians to watch at this year's Cali Roots Festival
May 24, 2018

California Roots, also known as Cali Roots, will hold its ninth annual Music and Arts festival on May 25-27 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. The Memorial Day weekend is three days filled with drinks,...

Annual Cinco de Mayo festival celebrates culture

Annual Cinco de Mayo festival celebrates culture
May 10, 2018

The city of Hayward celebrated Cinco De Mayo with the annual festival on B Street last weekend. The festival was organized by La Alianza de Hayward, a local nonprofit community organization, Hayward...

Tijuana band headlines Bay Area venue

Tijuana band headlines Bay Area venue
May 10, 2018

This Tuesday, at Bottom of the Hill in the Potrero Hill district of San Francisco, two East Bay bands, Skank Bank and Day Labor, opened up for touring band Los Kung Fu Monkeys from Tijuana, Mexico. The...

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction

Hip-Hop culture gets a reintroduction
May 10, 2018

Many young people today think hip-hop is defined by contemporary artists such as Kanye West, Drake and Kendrick Lamar. But by focusing only on present-day artists, they leave out artists who paved the...

Rapper YG censored at Spring Mayhem

Rapper YG censored at Spring Mayhem
May 10, 2018

A spring tradition at Cal State East Bay made its return on Saturday as students and guests flooded the amphitheater for Spring Mayhem, formerly referred to as Spring Fest. The event featured student...

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