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The Master, the General, The Gatlin

The Master, the General, The Gatlin

Over two dozen live performances, twenty music videos, six albums, a diss track/diss video combo, and a partridge in a pear tree later, Greg King, aka The Gatlin had one hell of a 2018. The culmination of it all came with the last minute, final quarter surprise release of ...

Olivia Monahan

January 25th, 2019

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If You Miss These Artists, You’re Trippin: Treasure Island MF, Saturday

If You Miss These Artists, You’re Trippin: Treasure Island MF, Saturday

I know what you’re thinking. “Liv, where the FUCK have you been? You haven’t written in a minute!” Don’t worry guys. I’m back. I just needed to take a break. My brain was fried, my body was (and is) old and weathered, and my kids were ...

Olivia Monahan

October 1st, 2018

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Last Year They Ain’t Even Like the Bay — G Eazy x P Lo bring Endless Summer to Northern Cali

Last Year They Ain’t Even Like the Bay — G Eazy x P Lo bring Endless Summer to Northern Cali

Gerald, aka G Eazy is one of the artists responsible for bringing the new sound of Bay hyphy to mainstream radio (whether you agree with it or not), with his latest album The Beautiful and The Damned officially hitting gold status earlier this year. Taking that success on ...

Olivia Monahan

July 24th, 2018

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25 Years Later: Wu Tang Clan STILL Ain’t Nothin to Fk With

25 Years Later: Wu Tang Clan STILL Ain’t Nothin to Fk With

Enter the 36 Chambers. Let’s just start this article by saying, if you don’t fuck with this album or really, if you don’t fuck with the Wu… then I am afraid I am going to have to ask you to close the article and back away slowly. It’s ...

Olivia Monahan

July 17th, 2018

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The true DOPEness of the Smoked Out BBQ

There is such a nostalgic feel to the Smoked Out BBQ line up. If you didn’t notice the actual date on the flyer, you would almost think that Paid Dues had reappeared from the ether. You would think that Rock the Bells was reincarnated. You would almost think that real ...

Olivia Monahan

July 8th, 2018

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Dispatch from a Road Trip — The Smokers Club Fest — Day One

Dispatch from a Road Trip — The Smokers Club Fest — Day One

Yes, I have said it before. Yes, I will say it again. Festival season is like Christmas for me. I wait for line up announcements each year like a kid waiting for Santa to slide in them chimneys. There were few festivals that I wanted to check out MORE than The Smokers Club ...

Olivia Monahan

May 7th, 2018

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Part 1 of the HIGH-lights of California’s Festival Season

Part 1 of the HIGH-lights of California’s Festival Season

That’s right! It is 4-20 and of course I am celebrating in as unsurprising a way possible. Working. Right, you weren’t expecting that shit were you? My stoner ass just sitting here at a desk, typing away whilst the rest of the world gets high on their own ...

Olivia Monahan

April 20th, 2018

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Talib Kweli “Gets By” San Diego

Talib Kweli “Gets By” San Diego

Music Box isn’t just a place for music, it’s entertainment. The way the venue is set up is creative. In front of the stage is where general admission is and on the side is VIP. It’s very organized and any view is a good view. This is only the first floor! On the second floor

Arik Ruiz

March 11th, 2018

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Oakland’s newest music festival Blurry Vision is bringing heat

Oakland’s newest music festival Blurry Vision is bringing heat

WHAT KIND OF HOLY MAGIC IS THIS LINE UP?! I already had my entire festival season mapped out and then the geniuses over at Goldenvoice decided to collywhomp me with yet another festival that I truthfully don’t know how I will make it happen, but I tell you right ...

Olivia Monahan

February 26th, 2018

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Sade has a new song! I repeat, Sade has a new song!

Sade has a new song! I repeat, Sade has a new song!

This is not a drill people. You are not dreaming this. Feel free to pinch yourself if necessary. Don’t worry. I’ll wait … via GIPHY For the first time in 8 years, and implicitly at the request of director Ava DuVernay, the literal Gawdess herself, Sade, has

Olivia Monahan

February 20th, 2018

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Drake reminds you of the power of God’s Plan

Drake reminds you of the power of God’s Plan

“The budget for this video was 996,631.90. We gave it all away. Don’t tell the label…” So number one, I am guessing the label knows by now. Second and more importantly, this is one of the most amazing and uplifting music videos I can remember seeing. ...

Olivia Monahan

February 16th, 2018

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Another Sacramento Music Venue in Danger of Closing…

Another Sacramento Music Venue in Danger of Closing…

There are a lot of things that have been changing in Sacramento in recent years — some good, some bad. With an influx of Bay Area residents coming in and buying properties (what up skyrocketing rent prices?), a concerted investment into the arts and culture sector by ...

Olivia Monahan

February 9th, 2018

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Black Panther Soundtrack is here!

Black Panther Soundtrack is here!

I really don’t even think I need to say anything else. An album that most hip hop fans, movie fans, fans of life in general have been waiting on has dropped this morning. I have been listening since 6am this morning and let me just say… It’s really ...

Olivia Monahan

February 9th, 2018

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Come for Ghostface, stay for Pan Dulce — A Peek into the Santa Cruz Music Festival

Come for Ghostface, stay for Pan Dulce — A Peek into the Santa Cruz Music Festival

I mentioned it to you very early on this year that we were trying to get out of our comfort zone this year. While we have been comfortably nestled in the world of hip hop and r&b, we also want to spread our wings and fly to the outer regions of the genres that we have ...

Olivia Monahan

January 31st, 2018

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Between Bubble Gum and Avant Garde lies Noise Pop Festival

Between Bubble Gum and Avant Garde lies Noise Pop Festival

When it comes to the type of music I like, my ear is all over the place. I mean, if you pulled up my Spotify you would find absolutely no rhyme-or-reason to any of the recommendations it gives because in my brain there is no rhyme or reason to what I like. I attach myself to

Olivia Monahan

January 13th, 2018

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