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Music, All Shook Down Azeem Drops Dope New Video

Azeem Drops Dope New Video

For years, we've been following the career of local wordsmith Azeem with interest--and occasional awe. Dude has been killing it for a while with his spoken word-influenced rap style, not to mention his collaborations with DJ Zeph, Wide Hive collective…
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Music, <i>SF Weekly</i> Music Awards 2007 Program

SF Weekly Music Awards 2007 Program

PERFORMERS Brass Mafia As part of San Francisco's Jazz Mafia collective, Brass Mafia brings a unique, improvisation-heavy vibe to its performances. With an emphasis on horns — specifically the tuba — the Brass Mafia is a mobile unit, marching in…
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Music, Reviewed DJ Zeph

DJ Zeph

Much like this album's recycling company namesake, San Francisco party DJ-turned-producer Zeph picks through sonic leftovers to create something fresh and new on his second LP, for which he invited a posse of the bay's finest MCs to lend a…
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Music, Reviewed Various Artists

Various Artists

Local Mission-based imprint Wide Hive Records has built its reputation delivering a creative mix of funky jazz, thumping turntablism, and exotically flavored excursions into downtempo. Using the label's back catalog as a launching point, Wide Hive Remixed draws on the…
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Calendar, Performance Mystery Date

Mystery Date

THURS 8/28 Am I the only one tired of reading "San Francisco" mystery novels in which our beloved hometown barely appears? The majority of writers who claim to use the city as their setting seem drawn to it more as…
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News, Night Crawler And the Winners Were ...

And the Winners Were ...

Though I spend several months every year planning and pondering the chimeric configuration of the SF Weekly Music Awards, I never actually know what will happen. We hire the talent, pack the Bay Area's most fervent supporters of independent music…
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Music, Style Contender

Style Contender

To paraphrase Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, conscious rappers are all alike, but every thug is thuggish in his own way. In other words, thoughtful MCs all sound the same, whereas gangstas come in many shapes and forms. Or at least that's…
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