Spitting Game

Alan Chazaro sits down the rhyme artists Jwalt and Nito to discuss the history of Bay Area rap as well as how they are forging a new future for the genre as representatives of Gen Z's contribution to the form.

Rock Solid

Andrew Gilbert profiles Drummer Larry Vann and his deeply rooted ties to the Bay Area and his storied history playing with some of the most noteworthy artists in Funk, Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Soul.

Jesse Brewster

j. poet sits down with Jesse Brewster to discuss his new album, 'Confessional', and how the musician managed to find solace during the pandemic. "After 20 years of hauling equipment around and playing gigs and running all over on tour, it was good to stop for a moment," he said.

Super Fantastics

j.poet interviews the uplifting Rock band that imagined themselves as caped crusaders from the start. “I immediately started imagining the superhero colors and images we could use on posters,” said drummer Daniel Scharff.

Bobi Céspedes

j. poet sits down with the queen of Bay Area Latin Music, Bobi Céspedes, to discuss her latest album 'Mujer y Cantante'; a celebration of life, love and family.

Sour Widows

j. poet talks with 'bedroom rock' band Sour Widows about their latest album, 'Crossing Over', and how the pandemic may have closed one creative window, but opened several others.

Same Song

Famed music journalist Mosi Reeves meditates on the criminally overlooked contributions of Oakland's Gregory "Shock G" Jacobs after his untimely death this April.

Scatter Swept

j. poet writes about the mercurial and fluid music and approach of Scatter Swept, a psychedelic band with strong African origins, and their new album, 'Unfolding'.

How Art Moves

Aaron Carnes writes about Quentel the Cryptid’s new album, ‘Shadow Box' and their promise to the audience to provide a full, sensory experience that transcends the typical rock concert.

Heart & Soul

j. poet speaks with author and songwriter Zoe FitzGerald Carter about her latest album, 'Waterlines', and the pleasures and perils of producing an album during a pandemic.


Music writer, j. poet covers Scott Ayers and his Yachtclub101 album which not only reached his production goals, but crafted his version of perfect sonic ebullience.

Tower of Power

Fifty Years of Oakland soul and East Bay funk When sax player Emilio Castillo put...

Cool Ghouls

j. poet sits down with local Pop music legends, Cool Ghouls, to catch up on the making of their new album, reflecting on a decade of making music together, and plans for when the venues are open again.

Your Leader

Guitarist Jake Palladino talks about noise, harmony, and the new Your Leader album, "The Stars Are A Lie".
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