the uptown

12 Jan 2019

Tay and the JangLahDahs Debut Stunning New Video

Tay and the JangLahDahs specialize in mixing colorful, harmonic blends of Folk, Rock, Soul and Psych into a ‘timeless, freak-folk spirit of advice’.  Their new music video, ‘Wise Words’ was filmed at Pyramid Lake and Lake Tahoe, and it’s full of stunning, rich visuals as well as artful composition, check it out…

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
06 Apr 2011

Just How Likely is Unlikely?

As diverse as everybody seems to be in the Bay Area, most of us have one thing in common – random sexual experiences. But just exactly where these sexual acts take place, depends on the person you’re talking to. We all have that one friend who swears they’ve done it

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30 Dec 2010

Broke-Ass of the Week – Kid Yellow

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit…probably not.

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
02 Nov 2010

This Week's FREE Music Show Picks

At the risk, or guarantee, of sounding like an asshole, I’ve gotten so spoiled by press passes that I can no longer purchase tickets to things. So, when the passes don’t come through, I gotta go to FREE shows. Here are a couple happening this week: Wednesday’s Rumble party at

Chloe - Pennywise Reporter 0
26 Jul 2010

A Night at the Uptown, Minus the Prostitutes

Barfly Be Thy Name – The Uptown “Seedy, working girl bar” is the way I’ve heard the Uptown best described ever since moving to the city, but on a recent Friday night there wasn’t a lady of the evening to be found. I was meeting my friend Sabina, in for

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17 Feb 2010

Folky Events for Folky Folks All Week

I know that part of my job here is to make fun of everything and crack lewd jokes, but at times, though rarely, I find myself at a loss for things to hate.  Either that, or I’m late for like 3 deadlines and don’t have time to make you fools

Chloe - Pennywise Reporter 0
01 Dec 2009

FREE Moore Brothers Show @ Oakland’s First Fridays

Remember when I told you to go to the Oakland Art Murmur before the months of incessant rain started?  Well it looks like global warming has bought you a few more weeks of rain-free fun (my circadian rhythm was so confused by yesterday’s nearly 80º temperature that I forgot it

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