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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 HieroDay.com

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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 www.TuxedoFunk.com.

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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Feb 25

Fat Beats was always one of my first stops on a trip to NYC in the 90s.  Joe Abajian, the founder, is bringing some gems from his collection as well as some rare hip hop paraphernalia to a record sale at Rappcats.

Saturday, February 25, 2017, Noon-6

Rappcats
5638 York Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90042

For a brief history of Fat Beats, read more on Rappcats.

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Jan 13

Youth Speaks is celebrating 20 Years of Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this Monday, January 16th, 2017 at the Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St, SF.  The presale tickets have sold out, but there are a limited number of tickets that will be available at the door at 6:30pm the night of the show.

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Dec 27

Lyrics Born joins Blackalicious for a few year-end shows.

Dec 28 The Fillmore, SF
Dec 30 Nectar Lounge, Seattle
Dec 31 Star Theater, Portland

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Dec 01

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If you’re in L.A., you really don’t want to miss the Rappcats Record Sale going on this Saturday.  Michael McFadin from Ubiquity is bringing records from “Boston” Bob Gibson’s collection, with a focus on rap records/records that influenced and were sampled for hip hop  from the 80’s and 90’s.

Saturday, December 3rd, Noon-6PM
Rappcats, 5638 York Blvd, Los Angeles 90042

Rappcats x Ubiquity Records Pt. 2: Rap, Disco and Rare Grooves and Beats from the Dealer who Influenced the Hip Hop Sound of the 90s.

More info on Rappcats.

 

Nov 20

ICYMI.  New vid from Aes.  The Hey Kirby Tour starts this Friday at Wow Hall.

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