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Dec 13

Jeremy Fish is showing new work December 14, 2019 – January 4, 2020 at Hashimoto Gallery at 804 Sutter and Spoke Art Gallery at 816 Sutter. 26 new pieces inspired by his love for “the best city on earth”. Opening reception is on December 14th from 6-9pm. Preview the whole collection.

2019 / 11” x 32”
Collab with Professor Paul Schmitt
Acrylic on custom cut skateboard

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Dec 07

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib stopped by NPR for a tiny desk concert, and they brought El Michels Affair as their band. (via npr)

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Aug 16

Celebrating the life and legacy of one of Oakland’s finest.

Michael “Dream” Francisco was one of Oakland’s prolific artists, locally renowned and globally respected, not only for his innovative and original style, but also for his community and social justice outlook.

In 2010, ten years after his death, the City of Oakland proclaimed the day of his death, February 17th, Dream Day, to honor the contributions he made to the City. Dream would have been 50 on August 15th, 2019.

Sat, August 17, 2019
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM PDT
Mosswood Park
3612 Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94609

Tickets here.

A piece on TDK from Pendarvis Harshaw:

Aug 09

DJ Shadow’s been busy processing an all new, fresh assortment of rare goodies for your record-hunting pleasure.

Saturday & Sunday August 10-11th from Noon to 6PM at Rappcats 5638 York Blvd, Los Angeles

The event will include: 

• Thousands of new and used vinyl LPs, 45s, and 12″s culled fromShadow’s private collection of duplicates

• Deleted DJ Shadow web-store product, including limited items and rarities 

• A collector’s smorgasbord of CDs, cassettes, posters, and other oddities 

• Grip-free pricing 

• Unique stock on both days 

There will also be an EXCLUSIVE and limited 7” of “Rocket Fuel”, his new single with De La Soul prepared just for this sale.  You can stream the song here. Shadow recently detailed the beginnings of the song on his site.

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May 31

Some footage from last year:

HUF made a small capsule collection.

via Boardr

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May 17
Hiero have hit the road on the TEVA tour. Tickets available here.

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May 14
We Gon’ Be Alright is a new series based on the book by Jeff Chang directed by Bao Nguyen. Streaming now:
via Indie Lens Storycast’s Youtube and Facebook pages
and at their website: bealright.net
To celebrate the release of the digital series, Picador is offering
the E-Book version of the book at a special price.
Click here for the E-Book platform of your choice.
You can also purchase the Audible audiobook, read by Jeff,
or the original book, also at special prices now.

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Apr 13

This Weekend! Joel Stones’ NYC record store Tropicalia in Furs will open again at Rappcats in Los Angeles for a 2-day popup shop for Record Store Day Weekend

April 13 & 14 (Sat & Sun) 12-6 PM
Rappcats, 5638 York Blvd, L.A. CA 90042

This year’s collection will have a special focus on 45s, in addition to Joel’s usual Brazilian and worldly gems: “I will bring tons of Brazilian records, LPs, some jazz, funk, soul, prog, psych, garage, and thousands of 45s with good French, Turkish, African, American and beyond from my own private collection.”

Tropicalia in Furs, East Village NYC, was a record store like no other, a spot for rarities, psychedelic sounds and unparalleled chit chat. The shop closed in 2013.

instagram.com/tropicaliainfurs |via Rappcats

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Jan 09

Blockhead’s new album Free Sweatpants will be out January 18, 2019 on Backwoodz Studioz. The first single, “Kiss the Cook” teams him with his old partner in crime, Aesop Rock. The album also features Open Mike Eagle, Armand Hammer (ELUCID & billy woods), Homeboy Sandman, Breezly Brewin, TREE, Vic Spencer, Hemlock Ernst, and MarQ Spekt, amongst others.  Backwoodz has some packages up for pre-order.

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Dec 20

Aesop Rock + Tobacco are Malibu Ken. New album out on RSE on January 18, 2019. The first two singles (with videos by Rob Shaw):

Pre-order “Malibu Ken” now: https://rse.lnk.to/MalibuKen
Bundle your pre-order with limited/exclusive Malibu Ken merch: http://bit.ly/MalibuKenFE

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