About Us

Welcome to 38thNotes.com!

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38th Notes is a local love affair; An Oakland arts and culture site that covers everything from Bay Area music & sports to events & community issues.

38thNotes exists because the Oakland Bay Area is a rich locale full of underdog grit, spirit and art, and we want to offer the world a glimpse into our beautiful struggle. We are a collection of saints, sinners, and shepherds who are serially underestimated, ignored and marginalized, but a bit cooler than the rest. We are leaders, innovators, movers and shakers. We made the west coast the left coast. We made activism and power movements cool. And we continue to innovate and cultivate an independent spirit that is often mimicked, but never replicated.

38thNotes is here because the world deserves to know where we’ve been and where we’re heading. For more insight into what makes us tick, check out these words from our Founder, Lukas Brekke-Miesner.

Please only submit music and events from the Bay Area, CA.

We appreciate all dope music, events, and other cultural phenomena, but have a regionally specific scope, so please don’t submit content from other areas. Thank you so much.

To submit music: Email the song you are pushing, a high resolution graphic and a brief bio to submissions@38thnotes.com

To submit a video: Email a link (youtube, vimeo, etc), a high resolution graphic and a brief bio to submissions@38thnotes.com

To submit an event: Email a high resolution flier and a brief blurb about the event (i.e. Who, what, where and why) to submissions@38thnotes.com

To inquire about other submissions, guest posts, networking opportunities, partnerships, or any other matters, email thorough remarks to submissions@38thnotes.com

To advertise through 38th Notes, email us at advertising@38thnotes.com.

Please start the subject line of all emails with the words 38th Notes in order to help us weed out unrelated correspondences.