Fox theatre

03 Mar 2020

We wanna send you and a friend to see Thundercat! FLASH GIVEAWAY!

Thundercat is the alter ego of virtuosic bassist / singer Stephen Bruner. Adopting the moniker in reference to the cartoon much loved since his childhood and an extension of his own wide-eyed, vibrant, often superhuman approach to his craft, he is a mercurial talent and GRAMMY Award winner. Highly respected

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19 Feb 2020

We wanna send you and your bae to see Raphael Saadiq!

Raphael Saadiq will be performing songs from across the entirety of his career, from Tony Toni Tone to his solo albums, including Jimmy Lee, and even hits he wrote for other performers! Born in Oakland CA, Raphael Saadiq is a Grammy Award winning musician, songwriter and go-to collaborator/producer for some of the

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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19 Dec 2019

We wanna send you to see Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man took 2017 by the horns after a considerably long gap, especially for a band that has dropped roughly an album a year since 2006. With these two ideas converging, the band made a seemingly bat-shit-crazy decision: they took all of the work they had done for the

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02 Dec 2019

We wanna send you to see Thievery Corporation!

Thievery Corporation. How many highly successful musical artists do you know that have thrived for 20 years without a radio hit, a big budget video, or major label backing? Moreover, have managed to do high-profile TV appearances, own and operate their own independent label since day one, sell several million

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12 Nov 2019

We wanna send you plus one to see Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes!

“I turned thirty and I was like, ‘What do I want the rest of my life to look like?,’ “ says Brittany Howard. “Do I want to play the same songs until I’m fifty and then retire, or do I do something that’s scarier for me? Do I want people

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06 Nov 2019

We wanna send you and your bae to see Sleater-Kinney @ Fox Theatre!

Sleater-Kinney’s The Center Won’t Hold is the first new album from the celebrated band since their 2015 album, No Cities To Love, available August 16 on Mom + Pop. After years of legendary collaboration, rock’n’roll giants Carrie Brownstein (guitar/vocals) and Corin Tucker (guitar/vocals) sound bigger and bolder than ever. The new album was

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26 Jun 2019

We wanna send you and a friend to see Miss Jill Scott!

Before Jill Scott had the #1 album in the country with The Light of the Sun and most recently, 2015’s Woman, the triple threat began her career collaborating with musical icons The Roots, Will Smith, and Common in the late 90s. Never limited to music, Jill Scott is a true

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12 Jun 2019

We wanna send you plus one to see Local Natives at Fox Theatre Oakland!

If you distilled California into soundwaves and vibrations, it might resemble the sonic and spiritual interplay of the Los Angeles quintet—Taylor Rice [vocals, guitar], Kelcey Ayer [vocals, keys, percussion, guitar], Ryan Hahn [guitar, keys, mandolin, vocals], Matt Frazier [drums], and Nik Ewing [bass, keys, vocals]. Hills and valleys of six-string

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