Aug 19


The line up for this year’s Hiero Day!  A great day of music + community.  We’ll be there in a booth with our folks from TRUE.   For more info, check

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Aug 14


Fish’s new solo show “Yesterdays and Tomorrows” opens this Friday at FFDG 2277 Mission St, SF at 6pm.   He  will be showing 100 drawings and releasing 4 new prints inspired by the things he loved when he moved to SF in 1994.


The Screen Prints are 18″ x 24″ using metallic inks, and printed by Bloom Press on 270 GSM uncoated archival stock. In editions if 50 and 100. To order contact


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Aug 13

Slug is out playing with the kids in Atmosphere’s new video “Southsiders” shot in South Minneapolis. Atmosphere also just extended their North of Hell tour into November.  Supporting them on the tour are Prof, deM atlaS and DJ Fundo (except where noted).

Tickets for added tour dates go on sale this Friday, August 15, 2014 starting at 10:00am local time. November 4 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note – tickets
November 5 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom – tickets
November 6 – Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s Cantina
November 7 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Festival (*Atmosphere only) – tickets
November 9 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – tickets
November 10 – Houston, TX – House of Blues – tickets
November 11 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s – tickets
November 12 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage – tickets
November 14 - Richmond, VA – The National – tickets
November 15 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live – tickets
November 16 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 – tickets
November 17 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place – tickets
November 18 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – tickets
November 20 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theatre – tickets
November 21 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection – tickets
November 22 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom – tickets
November 23 – Minneapolis, MN (*w/ special guests TBA) – tickets

via RSE.


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Aug 12

Shadow dropped new music today.  He says:

I’m pleased to announce THE LIQUID AMBER EP. This single/EP serves as the opening salvo in what I hope is a long string of music, by myself and others, on my new imprint: LIQUID AMBER. There’s two new songs, “Ghost Town” and “Mob,” and a nifty remix of “Six Days” by Machinedrum.

“Ghost Town” is an ambitious ride through many of the micro-genres within the Future Bass umbrella that have inspired me recently, while “Mob” is an intentionally stripped-down, Cali-certified head-nodder. Both songs were written, programmed, and mixed by myself, and they represent the forward steps I feel I’ve taken as an engineer. The “Six Days” remix was something I asked Machinedrum to knock out as a tour weapon, and he crushed it (naturally), so I felt it deserved a proper release.

I’m excited about this music and the new imprint, and I really appreciate everyone’s time and consideration.



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Aug 11



This is a great line up…I wanna go!

Thursday September 4, 2014

Souls of Mischief w/ Adrian Younge‘s Venice Dawn
The Pharcyde (Live 5 Piece Band including Mike Realm)
Blu and Exile feat Dag Savage, Choosey and Surprise Guests
Hosted By: Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest)

DJ Sets By:

Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest)
House Shoes & Rhettmatic
Sound Reinforcement provided by Pure Filth

The Mayan Theatre: 1038 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA., 90015, 213 746-4674
21+ || Doors Open at 6pm

Online Tickets and Info:

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Aug 08


The Coup are teaming up with Jon-Paul Bail and David Szlasa for a production called, “Shadowbox” which was inspired by a surrealist Theater Artaud production Boots saw as a child.

Special guests Dead Prez,  Mortar & Pestle, Snow Angel,  Eat the Fish Presents,  Extra Action Marching Band,  W. Kamau Bell, and Classical Revolution.

The show is next Saturday at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St in SF.  Tickets available here.

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Aug 06

Latest video from the Piñata release.  The cassette has also been restocked.  He’ll be embarking on a European tour at the end of August…

Freddie Gibbs Tour Dates – The Lord Fredrick Europe Tour 2014. Click dates for ticket links.

Aug 30: Glasgow @ O2 ABC2
Aug 31: London @ XOYO
Sep 1: Brighton @ Komedia
Sep 2: Birmingham @ Temple
Sep 3: Manchester @ Deaf Institute
Sep 4: Dublin @ The Twisted Pepper
Sep 5: Helsinki @ Tavastia
Sep 6: Vilnius, Lithuania @ Kablys
Sep 9: Malmö @ Babel
Sep 10: Oslo @ Sawol
Sep 11: Copenhagen @ Rust
Sep 12: Antwerp @ Trix
Sep 13: Cologne @ Essigfabrik
Sep 14: The Hague @ Paard
Sep 16: Heidelberg @ Karlstorbahnhof
Sep 17: Stuttgart @ CUE Club
Sep 18: Frankfurt @ Sky Club
Sep 19: St. Gallen @ Palace
Sep 20: Berlin @ YAAM
Sep 23: Lyon @ Transbordeur
Sep 24: Paris @ Nouveau Casino
Sep 25: Tourcoing @ Le Grand Mix
Sep 26: Marseille @ MarsAttak
Sep 27: Strasbourg @ Orosphere L’Artefact

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Aug 06

Dilated Peoples talk about their upcoming Directors of Photography album in the RSE series, Finding Focus:

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Aug 05


This season’s Obey Awareness campaign benefits the Adam Yauch Foundation.   The Adam Yauch Foundation was formed in memorial of Adam “MCA” Yauch of The Beastie Boys. It was established by Adam’s friends and family to support the causes he held dear, and to honor his life by endeavoring to help the lives of others. In conjunction with OBEY Awareness, The Adam Yauch Foundation will be raising money for children’s music charities.

Music is such a fundamental part in the development of children. Beyond the fundamentals of language development and motor skills, it also nurtures individuality and creativity that goes well beyond the classroom. It gives kids an understanding of themselves and a means of self-expression.

Music is one of the most powerful creative mediums and I’m always amazed by it’s ability to move your feet, make your arm hairs stand up and activate your brain all at once. The joy, creative problem solving and communication that is possible through music are hard for me to convey verbally but anyone with ears can relate to the theraputic benefits of music for both the creator and listener. Wouldn’t it be great if children had more opportunities to make music? I think so, and I’m honored to support the ethos and creative legacy of the Beastie Boys and Adam Yauch. The sun is shining, let’s roll back the awning! ~Shepard Fairey

The Adam Yauch Foundation is a registered 501(C)(3) charity.

Learn more about the foundation here.   The RIP MCA shirts are part of the OBEY’s Fall 2014 line which is viewable here.

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Aug 01


First Friday!  Opening tonight at Loakal, 560 2nd Street, Oakland from 6-10 pm.

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