Festival

The Gems of Treasure Island

“San Francisco, you are beautiful!” I heard this so much at the Treasure Island Music Festival this year, and each time, the crowd would collectively cringe. Why? For the first time in it’s eleven year existence, TIMF did not take place on Treasure Island. ...

Olivia Monahan

October 29th, 2018

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The Turtle Who Carried the World — The Art of Treasure Island Music Festival

The Turtle Who Carried the World — The Art of Treasure Island Music Festival

So I know it sounds crazy, but one of the things I am the most excited about for Treasure Island Music Festival this year, is the art installation being created by Chromaform. Here is an example of their past works: Chromaform is an artist collective that brings together art

Olivia Monahan

October 3rd, 2018

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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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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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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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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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Noise Pop be like…

Noise Pop be like…

Okay before you get on my case, yes I know that I took this week off on my Sacramento be like… series. But that’s because it’s my birthday month and I have been high or tipsy about 74% percent of the time. Depending on how this week rounds out it could be a

Olivia Monahan

February 20th, 2018

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Rolling Loud: The High Five – Day Two

Rolling Loud: The High Five – Day Two

Okay okay I know I am a little late on the day two roll up for Rolling Loud Fest but I swear to Yeezus I had the best freaking reasons why there was a delay, and one of them was something that was a direct result of this festival so it almost seems appropriate that I be ...

Olivia Monahan

November 10th, 2017

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Put Your Lips on Tree…. Thomas

Put Your Lips on Tree…. Thomas

You like that title don’t you? I can’t help it, I do too. It’s a lyric from one of Tree Thomas’ new songs off his latest release ‘Tree is Love” EP, which is a partner project produced by Trippy Sanders, artist and all-around weirdo (in the

Olivia Monahan

October 27th, 2017

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Hiii(gh) Power – The Climax – Kung Fu Kenny Edition

Hiii(gh) Power – The Climax – Kung Fu Kenny Edition

Welp. Here it is – the climax. You came back to hear about the actual show and I hope that in some small way, I am able to explain it. ———– So I know that DRAM has gotten pretty popular lately, but he hasn’t really been my cup of tea. Like, he isn’t ...

Olivia Monahan

August 17th, 2017

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Hiii(gh) Power — Dispatch from a Road Trip  — Kung Fu Kenny

Hiii(gh) Power — Dispatch from a Road Trip — Kung Fu Kenny

I almost got fired because of Kendrick Lamar. ————- Alright guys I’m back and this time I’m talking bout the man, the myth, the Gawd – King Kendrick. This is a two parter though, and part one is the build up. I know the build up to a

Olivia Monahan

August 10th, 2017

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Black Panther Party 50th Year Anniversary x Interview

Black Panther Party 50th Year Anniversary x Interview

Everything smelled amazing…like incense, power, community and essential oils.  Oakland, CA, was alive with energy at the Black Panther Party 50th  Anniversary celebration. I LIVE FOR events like this! Being able to feel a strong sense of culture completes an already ...

Taylor D

October 24th, 2016

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Tajai Massey x ELL an Arts and Architecture Collective (Culture)

Tajai Massey x ELL an Arts and Architecture Collective (Culture)

Tajai who is most know for maxin’ in the studio with his brothers from the mighty Souls of Mischief and The Hieroglyphics but I want to shed light on his newest venture ELL. Tajai is most notably known for his fresh rhymes, producing talents and music executive ...

Jacquie Yo

June 5th, 2016

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Bobby Brackins x Faithful New Bay Remix (Single Release)

Bobby Brackins x Faithful New Bay Remix (Single Release)

The Bay Area has brought to the industry key elements that makes this business thrive and continue to push the envelope of sound evolution. Bobby Brackins, singer and songwriter, of Oakland and Nic Nac, producer, song writer, rapper, of El Cerrito are two of those ...

Jacquie Yo

May 9th, 2016

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The Mekanix x On My Hustle (Single Release)

The Mekanix x On My Hustle (Single Release)

When you think of who created the bay area sound whom comes to mind? Perhaps E40, Too Short, Ant Banks, Digital Underground or how about The Luniz, J Stalin, Philthy Rich, Beeda Weeda or even IamSu! If these kats popped up in your cranium, you’re on the right path. The ...

Jacquie Yo

April 30th, 2016

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