Brian Ogden

The Star-Crossed Sounds of HÆLOS

08/08/2016

“It’s past everyone’s bedtime, yeah?” Arthur Delaney’s question was probably only a half joke, as it wasn’t until 11:30 that HÆLOS took the stage at Rickshaw Stop on the eve of their Outside Lands appearance. There was a smattering of hoots and cheers when Arthur’s vocal counterpoint Lotti Bernardout asked if anyone had been at Read More

Burger Boogaloo 2016: Rock & Roll Resurrection

06/29/2016

The least shocking thing about Burger Boogaloo: Summer of Filth was that the gates opened late, and attendees lined up around the block to enter. After all, punk is not an abbreviation for punctual, and if the two-day price tag of $59, with headlining acts like The Mummies didn’t tip you off, this is not Read More

Don’t Miss Burger Boogaloo 2016, Coming June 25th-26th

06/17/2016

This year’s Burger Boogaloo should be an event worth sweating through your polyester for. John Waters will return as host for a lineup stacked with the strange, anachronistic, outsider rock we have come to expect from Burger Records. The two-day festival in Oakland’s Mosswood Park features acts from the Bay Area and beyond ranging from Read More

Kamasi Washington – The New Guard of Jazz

09/21/2015

In the wake of his recent collaborations with Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington has put himself in the perfect position to reinvigorate jazz music, and if the young faces crowding the Warfield Saturday night are any indication, he is doing just that. Washington’s opening set for Snarky Puppy marks his first performance in Read More

Chef Bronson’s Delicacies Delight at The Warfield

04/09/2015

New York got together with California to cook up a delicious hip-hop chowder on Tuesday evening. The city by the Bay served as the host for a meeting of the minds between Action Bronson, Earl Sweatshirt, and an entourage of guests.  The performers and crowd alike were riding high on the excitement of new releases, Read More

The Devil Makes Three Prepares to Rock the Fox Theater January 31st

01/19/2015

The Devil Makes Three are kicking off 2015 with a rigorous tour schedule, and will make a stop in Oakland on January 31st. The large capacity of the Fox Theater should not daunt this trio, seeing as they have made a reputation out of blowing away large festival crowds and small venues alike with the Read More

Story Time With Slick Rick @ Public Works

11/19/2014

MC Melina Jones served as Slick Rick The Ruler’s Bay Area ambassador, and along with DJs Supreme and Pos Red, had the dance party popping off for a couple hours before Rick hit the stage well after midnight. The crowd, which was thick with golden era hip-hop heads, ate up the classic rap tracks being blasted, Read More

Giveaway: Tickets to Slick Rick w/ DJs Supreme & Pos Red at Public Works November 14th!

11/11/2014

From Beowulf to Breaking Bad, well-told stories have always had the ability to capture our imaginations, and among the great storytellers there are few with as much style as Slick Rick. With a voice as distinct as his signature eye-patch, Slick Rick has remained a prominent figure on the hip-hop scene for more than three Read More

The Stone Foxes @ The Chapel

11/10/2014

The French Cassettes had the job of warming the crowd up on Saturday for the second night of The Stone Foxes residency at The Chapel, in San Francisco. This was not a problem for them as they came equipped with their fresh-faced and danceable brand of indie pop. Catchy tracks with tasty rhythms, like “We Read More

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