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Music, Unsettled: Jel and the Anticon Label Celebrate 15 Years of Weirdo Hip-Hop

Unsettled: Jel and the Anticon Label Celebrate 15 Years of Weirdo Hip-Hop

"Don't get too comfortable" is a recurring lyric on Late Pass, the newest album from East Bay producer and rapper Jel. But you can also think of it as a key piece of wisdom from Anticon, the shape-shifting record label…
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Music, Hear This Jel: Show Preview

Jel: Show Preview

It's been nearly seven years since Oakland producer and rapper Jeffrey Logan, better known as Jel, released his last album — but you can't accuse the guy of being lazy. This co-founder of Anticon Records has been waving the Bay…
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Music, All Shook Down Z-Trip's Show This Saturday at the Warfield Is Canceled

Z-Trip's Show This Saturday at the Warfield Is Canceled

Just got word from the publicity folks that this Saturday's show at the Warfield -- featuring Z-Trip, De La Soul, Nosaj Thing, and Daddy Kev -- has been canceled. Which is a bummer: we were excited enough about this…
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Music, All Shook Down Grab Jonwayne's Mumble-Bounce Soother "Andrew," Hear Him Friday at Low End Theory SF

Grab Jonwayne's Mumble-Bounce Soother "Andrew," Hear Him Friday at Low End Theory SF

Here's a fresh track to get you stoked on the latest installment of Low End Theory SF, which rolls through 103 Harriet this Friday: An exclusive premiere of "Andrew," from SoCal producer Jonwayne's debut album Bowser. Jumping off with an…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday: Flying Lotus Packs 103 Harriet for Low End Theory SF

Friday: Flying Lotus Packs 103 Harriet for Low End Theory SF

Flying LotusFree The RobotsMatthewdavidShlohmoTullyOdd NosdamDose OneLow End Theory Resident DJsMarch 4, 2011@ 103 Harriet/1015 FolsomBetter Than: That first time you heard a FlyLo track on Adult Swim.Out to prove that the first Low End Theory SF party wasn't a fluke,…
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Music, All Shook Down Flying Lotus Will Play SF's Next Low End Theory Party

Flying Lotus Will Play SF's Next Low End Theory Party

How do you try to top the seriously impressive debut of your monthly S.F. beat party? Add a little Flying Lotus, of course. The guy who helped put Daddy Kev's L.A. party Low End Theory on the map will…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday Night: L.A. Fave Low End Theory Comes to S.F., Gives the City Exactly What it Needs

Friday Night: L.A. Fave Low End Theory Comes to S.F., Gives the City Exactly What it Needs

Low End Theory S.F., with Daedelus, Baths, Gaslamp Killer and moreJanuary 21, 2011@ 103 Harriet Better than: Suffering through a pack of smelly trustafarians to hear some heavy bass. Let me waste no time getting to the point: Low End Theory SF…
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Music, All Shook Down Low End Theory Will Bring All Its L.A. Beat Magic to S.F. Next Year

Low End Theory Will Bring All Its L.A. Beat Magic to S.F. Next Year

Apparently not content with the weekly mindfuck of a party that is Low End Theory, L.A.'s Daddy Kev and his stable of resident and guest DJs/performers will put their now world-famous show on the road once a month for…
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Music, All Shook Down Q&A: Low End Theory's Daddy Kev Is Kind of a Nerd in Real Life

Q&A: Low End Theory's Daddy Kev Is Kind of a Nerd in Real Life

Daddy Kev plays Friday at 1015 Folsom.​While most of us were drooling over the latest Power Rangers episode in middle school, L.A.-based producer -- and Low End Theory club night resident -- DJ Daddy Kev was honing his DJ…
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Music, Busdriver drives against the flow

Busdriver drives against the flow

Regan Farquhar, who has been rhyming under the name Busdriver for more than 15 years, has a good sense of direction. He wants things to go right, even if he goes left. The prolific Los Angeles MC has spent two…
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Music, Reviewed Awol One 2MEX and Life Rexall

Awol One 2MEX and Life Rexall

Shape Shifter Awol One is maybe the most loved/hated MC in Southern California — hip hop's Forrest Gump or Crocus Behemoth, depending on which side of the slash you're on. War of Art finds Awol pirating lines from Was Not…
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