Arts and Culture

big-baby-dram
08 Feb 2017

We want you to spend Valentine’s Day with DRAM!

Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith, better known by his stage name D.R.A.M. (an acronym for Does. Real. Ass. Music.), is a rapper, singer and songwriter from Hampton, Virginia (although born in Germany). He is signed to Atlantic Records and Empire Distribution. He first released his debut single “Cha Cha”, with later releasing his

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LosRakas
07 Feb 2017

We wanna send you and a friend to Los Rakas!

Los Rakas is comprised of ridiculously gorgeous cousins Raka Rich & Raka Dun, pioneering Panamanians by way of the Bay Area on the frontier of a new Latin urban sound. Known for their fresh mix of hip-hop, plena, reggae and dancehall music with both Spanish and English lyricism, Los Rakas

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The-Seshen
07 Feb 2017

We wanna send you to see The Seshen!

The Seshen is a San Francisco Bay Area-based six-piece led by singer/lyricist Lalin St. Juste and bassist/producer Akiyoshi Ehara. Their forward-thinking sound combines synthesizers, drum machines, live percussion, and entrancing harmonies to create an unmistakable fusion of R&B, synth-pop, and electronic music. This chemistry is complemented by St. Juste’s stirring

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Police painting
03 Feb 2017

Black Artist Censored By School District During Black History Month

San Francisco based artist Mark Harris was asked by the president of the San Jose NAACP to display his art in the administrative offices of the East Side Union High School District for Black History Month.  Mark Harris is an African American artists known for work that carries with it enormous  symbolism and graphic

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BAY OF THE LIVING DEAD PART 2 copy
03 Feb 2017

Bay of the Living Dead: Happy Birthday Edgar Allan Poe

        Welcome to Bay of the Living Dead, a twice a month column about the horror genre. It was anything but a “midnight dreary” (a reference to Edgar Allan Poe’s classic poem The Raven) as around thirty Poe admirers gathered inside Castro Street’s Dog Eared Books last Thursday evening to

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02 Feb 2017

Trump’s Refugee Ban Sparks Crowdfund for Muslim American Storytelling

Shocked by Donald Trump’s “Muslim Ban” last Saturday, The American Muslim Storytellers are launching a community crowdfunded grant: the Muslim American Storytellers Grant.

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wax-tailor
02 Feb 2017

We wanna send you +1 to see Wax Tailor!

JC Le Saout, the man behind the Wax Tailor moniker, was a radio DJ in the 90’s who became involved in music production with the French Rap band La Formule. In the early 2000’s, Hip-Hop gave way to other interests and JC developed a musical project where the cinematic influence was

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