Mar 13

We are so excited for Boot’s new film, Sorry to Bother You (which he wrote AND directed). Starring Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Patton Oswalt, Steven Yeun, Terry Crews, David Cross, Danny Glover and more.  It will feature new music from The Coup with a score by Tune-Yards It will be playing in the Bay Area April 12th during the SF Film Festival,  will be in select theaters July 6th, and nationwide on July 27th.

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Feb 09


The good people at Art Don’t Sleep are cooking up TWO crazy shows on Tuesday, February 13th.  They are taking over both the The Echo and the Echoplex.  Upstairs is #jazzisdead and downstairs is the return of the 70s Ethiopian funk god, Ayalew Mesfin!

If you purchase entry into one of the events, you will be granted entry into both events. This is a very special one time happening and only going down in Los Angeles.

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Feb 07

There are Dilla Day celebrations taking place all over the world, but we know that the family/foundation endorse the Detroit dates.  This Sunday is Dilla Youth Day, which will be hosted by his daughter, Ja’Mya.  Later that night is Dillatroit featuring several of his friends and collaborators.  Check the foundation’s FB for authorized events.

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Jan 26

We’ll be at Obey’s Nor Cal Sample Sale this weekend at Azalea in Berkeley.  TRUE, Nixon, and Amuse Society will also be vending.  Azalea is at 2633 Ashby Ave in Berkeley.  January 27-28 from 11am-6pm.

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Jan 18

Hear Our Voice – Brooke Fischer

A number of organizations are providing free poster art for The Women’s March this weekend.  You can download free printable art from:

Women’s March
Amplifier Foundation
Studio Number One


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Nov 09

Shepard Fairey’s new show, Damaged, opens in L.A. on November 11th from 8pm-11pm.  The location will be announced soon, but you must RSVP to attend.    The work takes a critical look at the damaged state of politics, media, human rights, the global approach to the environment, and more.⠀⠀

The exhibition will showcase never-before-seen paintings, large scale sculptures, installations, etchings, retired stencils, a printed newspaper titled The Damaged Times, prints on wood and metal, and a display of various do-it-yourself tools of empowerment.


Shepard announced his band is releasing a 7″ at the opening reception, and he is also giving away posters (so you can make a stencil!) at the show:

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Aug 25

Line up just announced for Hiero Day 2017 (Sept 4th).  Tickets at


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Apr 27

Jeremy Fish will be unveiling his Bronze Bunny statue this Saturday, April 29th at 215 Haight St 5pm to kick off the Lower Haight Art Walk.  Afterwards, he will be at Upper Playground, 220 Fillmore to hand out 100 free signed prints of the bunny.  UP will be selling commemorative BB tees & hoodies.

“Bronze is forever. Long after the drawings and paintings have all turned to dust. The tee shirts with my art on them have all turned back to threads. The murals are painted over, and the buildings are all knocked down. This Bronze Bunny will still be standing there, greeting visitors to the Lower Haight, and reminding them that once upon a time The Silly Pink Bunnies were the raddest gang in the galaxy”. -Jeremy Fish

-via Jeremy Fish & Upper Playground

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Apr 02

Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One just released the video for “2nd Time Around” from Tuxedo II.


They are also getting ready to take Tuxedo back out on the road:

Check out the special VIP packages at

VIP packages include:
– Meet & greet / photo opportunity
– Access to soundcheck
– Q&A Session with Tuxedo
– One (1) exclusive Tuxedo merchandise gift
– One (1) commemorative laminate
– and more!



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Mar 10

More than 20 years after the release of the album,  Kool Keith & Dan The Automator did their first live shows as Dr. Octagon at The Independent in San Francisco and the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles.  They were joined by DJ Qbert who was a critical part of the original album (and Del the Funky Homosapien in SF and Mix Master Mike in LA).

You have one more chance to catch them when they perform at Soundset in May which coincides with a deluxe box set of Dr. Octagonecologyst (Get on Down).  Check out a couple of videos from the LA show (these had the least amount of people’s heads and singing along).


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