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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
San Francisco’s modern rock radio station Live 105 puts on their annual BFD Festival every summer. First time I went was back in 2002; Rob Zombie and Papa Roach performances are still remembered fondly. This year’s big acts included Passion Pit, Stone Temple Pilots and DJ Shadow and Diplo out in the Subsonic electronic tent. I briefly connected with my co-host BVanek, but he was with some other friends who wanted to see some of the other bands. My old college friend Donna was also there and I got to hang out and reconnect with her a little bit which was very cool! Continue reading →
I find myself at a lot of hip hop centric shows whether it be a live performance or a favorite hip hop DJ of mine. I also have a love for electronic dance music. Dubstep is what all the kids are listening to today, and Bassnectar is one of the most popular and successful electronic producers specializing in this heavy bass, dubstep style. Continue reading →
Zion-I recently released their seventh album, as a duo, called ShadowBoxing. Here’s some video footage from their San Francisco show at Mezzanine. I’ve been lucky enough to see some pretty awesome bands and emcees here over the years like Ghostface Killah, A-Track, Gossip, Latyrx and the late DJ AM w/ Travis Barker. The local boys had a lot to live up to. Continue reading →