05 Jan 2024

Sunspot Jonz: Hip-Hop Icon, Cultural Strategist, and Oakland’s Champion for 2024

Living Legends’ hip-hop star, Sunspot Jonz (Corey Johnson), just signed on as a Cultural Strategist for The City of Oakland, and he has big hopes and dreams for what he’ll be able to accomplish in 2024. As a published author, a fresh advocate for Oakland through the city, and an

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03 Dec 2023

Happy Honking Holidays: TubaChristmas Comes to SF

If you’re looking for an offbeat, wholesome way to hear some FREE festive holiday honks performed by live tuba players, try TubaChristmas. TubaChristmas can be seen twice this holiday season in San Francisco: 2pm Sunday December 10th at Noe Valley Town Square and 4pm Saturday, December 16th at El Rio.

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09 Aug 2023

Sylvester: The (Un)sung Icon of 70’s San Francisco

Before Sylvester (whom we’ll rotate between using they/him/Sylvester as the late artist would do) made their splash and ultimate legacy in the LGBTQ community (then in San Francisco, then the world), he was born into a sizable, and supportive family in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. Surrounded by the

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14 Jul 2023

The Band Behind The Happiest Guerrilla Marketing in SF

Have you seen the DIY signs around town which say such things as “You Are Amazing! Listen to The Happys” or simply “Listen 2 The Happys”? Well, I got curious and found out more about them and the band behind it all. San Francisco’s The Happys started out in the

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29 Jun 2023

Free Mission District Concert Series Highlights Culture, Originality, and Social Justice

The Community Music Center (CMC), a nonprofit music school that has served San Francisco for over 100 years, is announcing its 28th season of the Shenson Faculty Concert Series. The series aims to celebrate the immense and wide-ranging talent of the CMC faculty through free concerts at Sha’ar Zahav in

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15 Jun 2023

Places Like This Remind us Why Oakland is Called “The Town”

Editor’s note: As of September 9th, Rooz has shut down stating crime as a deciding factor. Read why this place was so special in our feature on them below. This past weekend, I saw and now understand why Oakland is called “The Town”, because places like Rooz Cafe exist. A

12 Jun 2023

Diversity Since Day 1: Movement Music Festival’s Organic Inclusiveness

What do techno, funk, and hip-hop all have in common? Deep roots in diversity and Detroit. What have been the pillars of Movement Music Festival starting 20+ years ago? See the sentence before this. If it weren’t for black, Latin, Asian, and queer pioneers most of your favorite genres and

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07 Jun 2023

How These Rock ‘n’ Roll Roadies are Saving Shelter Pets from Euthanasia

What do you get when you combine a van, seasoned roadies, and hundreds of shelter pets looking for a new home? You get Roadies and Rescues, the transportation non-profit helping to relocate shelter pets up and down the West Coast! Many folks know Paul Thomas as Bottom of the Hill’s

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