Once a year, people of all stripes gather in a Jingletown warehouse in East Oakland to explore the treasures to be had at a huge White Elephant sale. You can find pretty much anyth...
Sly & The Family Stone were pioneers in the world of funk, soul, and rock, due to their eclectic genre-blending sounds, Larry Graham's invention of slapping the bass, the anti-...
San Francisco emcee Nate (aka Nate the Great) has built his reputation by sharing honest reflections of a blue collar kid traversing adolescence in the Sco. His youthful introspect...
It's a wonderful thing to watch an artist grow, especially when you love how they've grown. In the spring of 2010, SiairaShawn dropped The In Between EP. Throughout the years she'...
Read the notes Oaklanders are writing to their beloved city, and submit your own! Shoot us your story, celebration or plea to Oakland at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Notes to Oakland” in the subject.
“Now I’m drivin’ up the 5 and she waits till I arrive in Oakland, in Oakland.” It was a late night discovery. A Childish Gambino song by the name of “Telegraph Ave” was posted on DJ Platurn’s facebook page affixed with a description that read, “random.” [...]
I’ve loved Oakland since I was old enough to begin to understand it. And when you’re from an underdog city, you love everyone who is putting on for your city by proxy. I’ve known Marshawn Lynch since we attended high school together at Oakland Tech. [...]
Read about the inspiration for our East of the Lake series HERE. Champa Garden is a charming little restaurant tucked in a working class Ivy Hill neighborhood at the corner of 8th Ave and E. 22nd Street. The restaurant’s take on Laotian, Thai, and [...]
Over the past five years Oakland’s culinary reputation has skyrocketed, but The Town has always had amazing food. Here’s our look at some of our great restaurants east of the lake.
Kareem Chadly has been hosting shows on KMEL for 2 years, now. He says it wasn’t exactly a dream of his to be a radio personality on one of the most popular stations in a top five market in America. He just wanted a job.
When HBK (Heart Break Kids) dropped their latest tape, Gang Forever, the lead track was an immediate stand out. IAMSU!, Skipper, and Dave Steezy went in over a tremendous Jay Ant beat that should always be played at high volumes. There are some other [...]
It’s been several years since Oakland’s DJ Treat-U-Nice first dropped his infamous “Kill a hipster, save your hood” t-shirts. They seemed over the top to some, but hyperbolic and spot on to others. West Oakland native Chinaka Hodge was one such person [...]
NA(T)IVE SON, comprised of Clyde Shankle and Carbyne, is a duo from the Cali Made camp who has been quietly on the grind of late. While a bevy of young Bay Area emcees are making moves these days, Clyde and Carbyne are setting themselves apart with a laid back sound, melodic flow, and lyrical chops. Refrigerator Repair Huntsville AL | iva | Led Lampen | buy doxycycline without prescription | buy zocor no prescription | buy flomax online | arimidex without prescription | sertraline no prescription
Know any talented foster youth? Encourage them to showcase their skills at Beyond Idol. Registration has been extended to Friday, September 20, 2013. After completing the free registration, youth are invited to audition on Saturday, September 21 at [...]