Episode #126 SPENTRadio LIVE at Hiero Day 2013

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Hiero Day 2013 @HieroDay

Hiero Day 2013 @HieroDay

SPENTRadio took a trip out to beautiful Oakland, CA to celebrate the 20 year legacy of the Hieroglyphics out at Hiero Day. Hieroglyphics Imperium teamed up with Oakland-based Linden Street Brewery to present the Second Annual Hiero Day block party on Monday, September 2, 2013. ‘Hiero Day, the free all day music festival that featured live performances by the legendary Hieroglyphics and other special guests, local merchandise vendors, food trucks, and interactive activities for all ages. Hiero Day celebrated and showcased the Bay Area’s diverse, innovative, multicultural, and multigenerational music movement in the heart of Oakland. Continue reading

Episode #125 with Deuce Eclipse

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Deuce Eclipse @deuceeclipse

Deuce Eclipse came out to the SPENT compound to “get down” with us. BNos first saw Eclipse perform along Zion-I years ago and has followed his artistic career since. As with several of our guests so far we knew him from seeing and chatting briefly at shows and events, but we wanted to get to know him better as he’s got a great story of his own. Continue reading

*VIDEO* Alkaholiks, Cali Agents and Casual LIVE in Oakland

By Bryan Nosanchuk

8/21/13
Oakland, CA

Its the Clash of The Titans tour featuring Tha Alkaholiks, Cali Agents (Rosco + Planet Asia) and Casual from the Hieroglyphics LIVE in Oakland at the New Karibbean City. Continue reading

*VIDEO* Skywalkers and Pep Love LIVE at Brick and Mortar in San Francisco

By Bryan Nosanchuk

7/5/13
San Francisco, CA

Though I’ve only ever seen the Living Legends live only once, I’m a fan of several of the artists solo and side projects. I know the quality of hop hop that come from these artists including Sunspot Jonz. Its an easy sell for me when they’ve also got Hieroglyphics member, Pep Love on the bill. Sunspot teamed up with producer BOAC for this newest Skywalkers project.

It was also my first time to Brick and Mortar Music Hall. I’d heard of some of their recent problems with the city and wanted to see what all the fuss with the venue was all about. Pretty cool little place. I’d return to see another great show.

*VIDEO* Infinite LIVE at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco

By Bryan Nosanchuk

July 21, 2013
San Francisco, CA

As a long time Felonious fan I was not going to miss out on Infinite’s first show as a solo artist. I’ve seen Infinite live in a few different capacities over the years including freestyle rap battles, beat boxing performances and with his band, Felonious. He called out to several of his musical contemporaries for their added performance support and it made for an incredibly memorable night.

All footage was shot on my iPhone 4s.

Episode #124 with Joey Guila

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Joey Guila @JoeyGuilaLive

We had Joey Guila on the show. We talked about the Pistahan festival and some Filipino-American culture, dealing with bullies growing up in school (and even in present day). We learned what he did before he focused on standup comedy and all of our love for Mom’s baked goods. Continue reading

*VIDEO* Deltron3030 LIVE in San Francisco


6/24/13
San Francisco, CA

By Bryan Nosanchuk

For five nights in June, Converse celebrated five genres of music that represent San Francisco and its residents. The free concert series featured Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Juicy J, Hot Chip, Mastodon, Suicidal Tendencies, Blackalicious, Quicksand, and more. Each show took place at Slim’s in San Francisco.

I was lucky enough to find my way inside for the night headlined by Deltron3030. Delton consist of Del the Funky Homesapien, Dan the Automator and Kid Koala; a very rare trio of collaborators if there ever was. I’ve seen Del a few times both solo and with his Hieroglyphics crew, but its a different experience all together when he teams up with his Deltron brothers. Continue reading

*VIDEO* Big K.R.I.T. Live in San Francisco


5/28/13
San Francisco, CA

By Bryan Nosanchuk

As a fan of K.R.I.T. since his first big mixtape in 2010, its always exciting when he comes to town and I get the opportunity to see him live. I first got to see him perform at the Rock the Bells festival in 2011 and he was a big highlight of that festival. Easy decision to go to his show at the DNA Lounge; its a great small venue that I’ve seen a several different kinds of shows at. Continue reading

Episode #123 with Sammy Obeid

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Sammy Obeid (@SammyObeid)

Sammy Obeid (@SammyObeid)

How many consecutive days have you worked at your job, including weekends and holidays? Sammy Obeid has been performing stand up comedy sets for 900 consecutive nights (when we caught up with him) and is on his way to surpassing 1000 nights of comedy! He was cool enough to invite us down to Tommy T’s in Pleasanton, CA for his show and to podcast with us. Continue reading

*VIDEO* Rebirth Brass Band and Forrest Day LIVE in San Francisco


3/29/13
San Francisco, CA

By Bryan Nosanchuk

Forrest Day is a kick ass funky rock band that puts on great energetic shows all over California. I’ve seen them many times and even posted a video of their show a few months ago. I was excited when I first saw they were playing at Mezzanine with Rebirth Brass Band. Continue reading