Bob Marley's Last Night In Oakland

    Bob Marley’s Last Night In Oakland

    Last night marked 35 years since Bob Marley & The Wailers played their final show in Oakland. Touring in support of 1979’s Survival, widely regarded as Marley’s most politi...

    Jay Smooth Puts Ferguson "Riots" in Perspective

    Jay Smooth Puts Ferguson “Riots” in Perspective

    I've been mulling over writing something about the killing of Mike Brown, the resulting mass demonstrations, racist police practices, Darren Wilson's grand jury miscarriage, and t...

    Mara Hruby & Chris Turner Live at Yoshis

    Mara Hruby & Chris Turner Live at Yoshis

    On Tuesday night, Oakland natives Marah Hruby and Chris Turner blessed their native soil with an inspiring performance worthy of the historic Yoshis venue....

    Ben Harper, The Bay, And The Imprint Of Brownie’s Blues

    Ben Harper, The Bay, And The Imprint Of Brownie’s Blues

    “I’ve been coming to Oakland for years. I used to come up here quite often to listen to the blues legend Brownie McGhee. We used to sit in his garage and eat candy. And talk—...

    Notes To Oakland
    To kick off our new community series, Notes to Oakland, we are sharing a note from Alma Jurado. She came by the 38thnotes table at the Temescal Street Fair and shared this appreciation for Oakland men. I humbly accept her compliment on behalf of all Oakland men, and echo her remarks to The Town’s women as well. Whether you are into men, women or both, as this Indian summer settles over the Bay Area, we are bound to witness the best The O has to offer. Thank you for sharing, Alma!

    Read the notes Oaklanders are writing to their beloved city, and submit your own! Shoot us your story, celebration or plea to Oakland at submissions@38thnotes.com with “Notes to Oakland” in the subject.



    Bob Marley's Last Night In Oakland

    Last night marked 35 years since Bob Marley & The Wailers played their final show in Oakland. Touring in support of 1979’s Survival, widely regarded as Marley’s most politically militant album, the band performed a scintillating two hour set […]

    Jay Smooth Puts Ferguson "Riots" in Perspective

    I’ve been mulling over writing something about the killing of Mike Brown, the resulting mass demonstrations, racist police practices, Darren Wilson’s grand jury miscarriage, and the systemic white supremacy that has facilitated all these realities, […]

    Mara Hruby & Chris Turner Live at Yoshis

    On Tuesday night, Oakland natives Marah Hruby and Chris Turner blessed their native soil with an inspiring performance worthy of the historic Yoshis venue.

    Ben Harper, The Bay, And The Imprint Of Brownie’s Blues

    “I’ve been coming to Oakland for years. I used to come up here quite often to listen to the blues legend Brownie McGhee. We used to sit in his garage and eat candy. And talk—and talk some shit, really.” So spoke Southern California-raised singer, songwriter, and slide guitar sorcerer Ben Harper…

    Nas Celebrates illmatic's 20th Anniversary in Oakland

    I used to rewrite Nas’ rhymes, replacing key words in his lines in order to make his verses apply to my life here in Oakland. On October 19th, 2014, I heard Nas make alterations to his own rhymes to make them apply to life here in Oakland.  “Nothing […]

    Erk Tha Jerk Is In The Kitchen, Ladies and Gentlemen

    As children, very few of us wanted to eat our vegetables. I would try to convince my mom “my vegetable shelf (of my stomach) is full, but my dessert shelf is empty.” That never worked, but many of us still do our best to rationalize late night tacos at […]

    Mick Jenkins Fights The Drought with "The Water[s]"

    My little brother just put me on to the south side Chicago emcee Mick Jenkins. He wanted me to be as juiced about Mick as he was, so he led off by texting me a Boy Meets World reference. “It’s been tragic/ Ever since Boy Meets World, it’s Ben (been) […]

    Will Travel for Music (...or Chasing Kris Bowers)

    Friday night, as the line for Kris Bowers curved corners, my heart sank. After an hour drive, and months of being hyped, it looked like I wasn’t going to see my latest musical fave. There was about to be a problem. I forget when I discovered Heroes […] www.medicalnegligenceclaimsonline.co.uk | more here | fast followerz | Our friendly and experienced loan consultants of rapid cash advance are waiting for your call now.

    The Honor Roll Presents "The Champagne Room"

    When DJ Tap.10 dropped his Champagne Soul mix in 2011, he was introducing a sub-genre that he and his Honor Roll brethren had diagnosed years earlier. The 80s R&B that fit the bill is characterized by the smooth synthed-out romance of acts like Surface, […]