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Music, All Shook Down 8 Hyphy-Related Facts You Probably Didn't Know

8 Hyphy-Related Facts You Probably Didn't Know

It's easy to identify hyphy music, but it's not so easy to chart its origins and evolution. In an attempt to compile the genre's "oral history," Complex gathered 14 Bay Area representatives — which included longtime artists, like E-40,…
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News, The Snitch Oakland Housing Moratorium Succeeds Where SF Failed, But Will It Matter?

Oakland Housing Moratorium Succeeds Where SF Failed, But Will It Matter?

As San Francisco passed a first-in-the-nation family leave ordinance on Tuesday — meaning all parents, not just public employees, can take six weeks of paid leave after reproducing — Oakland was making its own political waves, getting involved in the housing…
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Music, All Shook Down Prince Surprises the Bay Area With Two Solo Shows in Oakland This Weekend

Prince Surprises the Bay Area With Two Solo Shows in Oakland This Weekend

Screw the Oscars. You should go see Prince perform at The Paramount Theater on Sunday night instead.  The singer/songwriter announced the first North American date of his Piano and a Microphone tour, which will take place on Sunday, Feb.…
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Music, All Shook Down Goldenvoice Reveals Which "Friends" Will be Performing With Lil B on NYE

Goldenvoice Reveals Which "Friends" Will be Performing With Lil B on NYE

There are (many) perks that come with being a music editor, and one of them is having (occasional) access to inside information. So, when the " Friends" part of Lil B's "Extremely Rare New Years Celebration" at the Regency…
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Music, All Shook Down Listen to Berkeley Rapper Caleborate's Latest Song, "Hold On"

Listen to Berkeley Rapper Caleborate's Latest Song, "Hold On"

2015 has been a good year for East Bay rapper, Caleborate, and by the looks of it, 2016 will be even better. Pigeons and Planes named him one of "20 Artists About To Blow" and his album, Hella Good,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Rep SF: tony.psd

Rep SF: tony.psd

Riding the wave of an unprecedented 24-0 winning streak, the Golden State Warriors are solid gold. In the flurry of the championship chaos, and in the midst of Steph Curry ascension to the best player in the NBA throne, anything…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Rep SF: Destination Fragrances' Scents of San Francisco

Rep SF: Destination Fragrances' Scents of San Francisco

There are parts of San Francisco that smell bad, I get that. Civic Center, parts of Downtown and the TL can be an olfactory nightmare. However, we are also home to the most glorious scents: fragrant trees, just-baked sourdough bread,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Rep SF: 4fifteen

Rep SF: 4fifteen

When I started Rep SF, the first brand that came to mind to cover was 4fifteen. Started in 2004, by Derek Poon and his wife Denise Voong, 4fifteen, named for San Francisco’s area code, has been consistently creating garments…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Black Mail Show: Helping "San Francisco Bring Black Back"

The Black Mail Show: Helping "San Francisco Bring Black Back"

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Aristotle uttered these words, realizing art isn't just pretty colors, and rich paints and some designs put together in an aesthetically pleasing…
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Dining, SFoodie Single Vineyard Night Hits Fort Mason On Wednesday

Single Vineyard Night Hits Fort Mason On Wednesday

It's never a bad time to be an oenophile in our city, but Wednesday evening is a particularly special one for San Francisco wine lovers. From 6:30-9 p.m., the vintners of Russian River Valley will take center stage at the…
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Music, All Shook Down Stream <em>Ghetto Cuisine</em>, the New Mixtape From DaVinci and Sweet Valley

Stream Ghetto Cuisine, the New Mixtape From DaVinci and Sweet Valley

Fillmore rapper DaVinci is back with a new mixtape. This time he's teamed up with Sweet Valley, the beat-making production duo of Wavves' Nathan Williams and his brother Kynan. The mixtape is called Ghetto Cuisine, and it features guest…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Wendy MacNaughton's <i>Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in its Own Words</i> Captures the Authentic S.F.

Wendy MacNaughton's Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in its Own Words Captures the Authentic S.F.

Whether it comes in the form of song, literature, or art, these tributes depict more than the…
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News, The Snitch Highways, Development Pollute San Franciscans' Lungs, Mission Is Unhealthiest Hood

Highways, Development Pollute San Franciscans' Lungs, Mission Is Unhealthiest Hood

Every day may as well be a Spare the Air day. A few key congested roadways help make lung problems -- including cancer and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- along with heart disease the chief long-term health problems in San…
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Music, All Shook Down The 7 Most Iconic Bay Area Band Logos

The 7 Most Iconic Bay Area Band Logos

By TAMARA PALMER and IAN S. PORT Having a great band logo is more than art; it's also part science, alchemy, and business smarts. To create something impactful is like capturing lightning in a bottle, and a successful effort results…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Parenthood</em> Season 4, Episode 8: Bad Seeds and Killer Weed

Parenthood Season 4, Episode 8: Bad Seeds and Killer Weed

In "One More Weekend with You," Parenthood teaches us an important lesson: Children are terrible. Julia and Joel take Sydney to one of Victor's baseball games and she contorts her face with ugly entitlement at having to watch the…
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Music, All Shook Down Top 10 Reasons Bay Area Indie Bands Move to Brooklyn

Top 10 Reasons Bay Area Indie Bands Move to Brooklyn

Bay Area bands move to Brooklyn. It's just a thing that happens. You've got your Morning Benders (ahem, POP ETCs), your Royal Baths, and now S.F. gloom-gaze outfit Weekend trading Oakland (formerly S.F.) for the hallowed grounds of Williamsburg or…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bay Area Contestants on <em>America's Got Talent</em> Share Sneak Peek

Bay Area Contestants on America's Got Talent Share Sneak Peek

Local comedy favorites Sammy Obeid and Kellen Erskine returned home from America's Got Talent last week after a brief first stint with the major NBC show. It sounds like sad news, but the disappointing end to their televised journey…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Not the Gayest City, but it Is Among the Most "Lesbianish"

San Francisco Not the Gayest City, but it Is Among the Most "Lesbianish"

San Francisco gays were both shocked and hurt when the community discovered that Minneapolis was gayer than we are. Even more disturbing was the fact that San Francisco didn't make the top 10 gayest cities in America last year. Not…
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News, The Snitch Lisa Ling Looking for Bay Area Swingers -- Just Not Freaky Ones

Lisa Ling Looking for Bay Area Swingers -- Just Not Freaky Ones

Here's a good chance for Bay Area swingers to satiate America's legion of voyeurs. The producers of Our America With Lisa Ling on Oprah's new TV network, OWN, are coming to town, looking for some swingers to shock and awe…
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News, The Snitch Medical Marijuana Advocates to Protest Obama's Visit to San Francisco

Medical Marijuana Advocates to Protest Obama's Visit to San Francisco

Lunch with the president isn't cheap -- it also doesn't come without some clamor.About 200 diners will munch on whatever $7,500 nets them at the W Hotel tomorrow where President Barack Obama -- and medical marijuana advocates -- will be…
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