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Music, All Shook Down Mission Label Porto Franco Plans to Stop Releasing New Records Next Year

Mission Label Porto Franco Plans to Stop Releasing New Records Next Year

Bon Voyage, Porto Franco: Big-time success was never a likelihood for Porto Franco, a family-run Mission District record label that prides itself on championing local artists, rather than ones working in the same musical genre. Russian immigrant Peter Varshavsky started…
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Music, Hear This John Acquaviva: Show Preview

John Acquaviva: Show Preview

Cofounder of the Plus 8 record label with fellow Canadian Richie Hawtin, John Acquaviva quickly established himself as a core figure in the second wave of North American techno. In the two decades since, Acquaviva has maintained a consistent profile,…
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Music, BeatBox > Activist hip hop act the Coup previews its upcoming album; Hawtin homie John Acquaviva brings his techno to Ruby Skye

> Activist hip hop act the Coup previews its upcoming album; Hawtin homie John Acquaviva brings his techno to Ruby Skye

Groups like Oakland's The Coup are what give the Bay Area hip hop scene a reputation for something other than its snazzy slang. Established in 1991, the duo of incisive rapper/poet/activist Boots Riley and surreally talented DJ Pam the Funkstress…
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