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Episode #132 Hiero Day 2014

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HieroDay Logo2014SPENTRadio returned to Hiero Day for our second consecutive year (It’s the 3rd annual Hiero Day) to get some podcast action in. We were so excited to return after such a successful event and podcast in 2013. We were fortunate enough to have ample recording space over in the media area and the event’s organizers had scheduled several artists/performers time to meet with us and other media outlets. Continue reading

*VIDEO* Zion-I’s Hella Fresh Fest 2013

November 22, 2013
San Francisco, CA
By Bryan Nosanchuk

They perform live up and down California regularly, but no show is more special for Zion-I than their own curated Hella Fresh Fest, formally Paid in Full. The party was at the DNA Lounge this year with 2 rooms and stages of performers. The intimate venue really allowed for fans to meet and mix it up with several of the artists. Continue reading

Episode #130 with Infinite and Soulati

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Soulati (@teeshep) and Infinite (@emceeinfinite)

Soulati (@teeshep) and Infinite (@emceeinfinite)

We were joined by both Infinite and Soulati in this episode. Both are long time collaborators and members of Felonious, bay area’s live hip-hop music and theater collective. Infinite has called into our show in the past, but this was our first opportunity to connect face to face with him and close friend and band mate Soulati. Both perform as emcees within Felonious in addition to being the two beat boxers within the group. While Felonious, as a group, has stopped performing live as often as they once did, Infinite and Soulati continue to create their own music and art; often working with each other still.  Continue reading

Episode #129 with Sake One

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Sake One

Sake One

We were fortunate enough to connect with Sake One this episode. Sake is an old friend of the show; he called into our Blogtalk show, while out in Cleveland, years ago, and we were lucky enough to get a few minutes with him during Hiero Day, but this is the first time we’ve been able to sit down and go deep in conversation with him.

Known to us as one of the most respected and established DJs working in SF and the bay area, Sake is also very passionate about his city and the people that call it their home. As Facebook followers, we were aware of his consistent outspokenness towards social injustices, police brutality and equality, but really learned how and where that mind thought came to be. We were pleased to learn just how much time and energy Sake has spent volunteering and working for several community Continue reading

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 @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* 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

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