August is here, and across America it is the deepest, hottest part of the summer. The part of summer where you are sweatin’ in your skivvies and praying for winter. The Bay Area isn’t that part of the country. Instead, we shiver in the chilly fog and turn our eyes
Guest Post by Steven T. Jones San Francisco uber-capitalist Warren Hellman – a private equity titan who had been the youngest partner ever at Wall Street powerhouse Lehman Brothers – told me in 2007 that the central struggle of our times was this: “Capitalism won, and now we need to save the world
Step into a world of adventure with the Oakland Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore Oakland than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing, you get 22 beers at 22 bars for $30. It honestly doesn’t get much better than that. How does the Oakland Beer Passport work? I’m glad you asked.
In an increasingly cold and bullshit world, it’s really wonderful to see people taking care of the folks in their city who are in deep need. Back in 2016, we introduced you to a group who personifies this perfectly — Oakland’s Punks With Lunch. This group of punks provide lunches and supplies
Tremor Low resides in Oakland, California. They sound like synthesizers, drum machines, delay and distortion pedals in exactly that order. They have been making music since 2009, and have played venues like Great American Music Hall, Bottom of the Hill and Popscene. In 2013, Tremor Low was the resident band at the Beautiful
Primus returns on New Years Eve for the first ever performance of Pork Soda in its entirety. Pork Soda was released on April 20th, 1993 and has never been performed live as a complete album although Primus has played Frizzle Fry and Sailing the Seas of Cheese as a complete album
Fresh off their Pacific tour, Oakland’s Trails and Ways is a band built on plurality. Their songs never shy away from personal and political heavy-lifting, while making some of the most compelling pop music we’ve heard in some time. The sound they cultivated is a fascinating mix of the melancholy of bossa