Tagged: Oakland


Video: SAFE, “Black Satin Living Room”

Straddling the border between friendship and romance is a universal, age-old predicament that’s been the subject of more pop songs than we care to count. But that doesn’t make it any less shitty. On “Black … read more »

POSTED April 19, 2013 3:59PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , ,
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Video: Steezy Ray Vibes, “Endless Calm”

Dan Casey is clearly not rushing his Steezy Ray Vibes alter-ego, a fittingly snaily pace for such unhurried, spot-on tracks. Nine months after sharing the demo of “Empty City,” the guitar-wielding counterpoint to Casey’s more … read more »

POSTED January 31, 2013 5:16PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , , ,

The Tripwire: On Wax Idols’ Pounding Punk Debut

If Wax Idols’ No Future seems bold and eclectic for a debut full-length that’s because it is. As young as she looks, Wax Idols frontwoman Heather Fedewa has a more extensive resume than most rock … read more »

POSTED November 21, 2011 7:00PM IN COLUMNS, THE TRIPWIRE Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,

Video: DB Tha General, “Gangsta”

Unsung and underground East Oakland hero DB Tha General returns with yet another gangsta slap. His rasp recalls

POSTED July 19, 2011 4:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Young Gully, Definition of Gas Mixtape

The title track on Young Gully‘s latest is about the only song on the whole mixtape that sounds specifically like it’s coming from East Oakland. Over a super sonar-ray of hyphy’s signature bass throb, Gully … read more »

POSTED June 23, 2010 1:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,