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Sep 16, 2015

CocoRosie, Ibeyi, tUnE-yArDs to Perform at Symbiosis

Spotlighting genres from techno to deep house, the Symbiosis Gathering returns to the Woodward Reservoir Regional Park (26 Mile Rd, Oakdale) this week for...
Sep 16, 2015

Our Secret To Tell: A Preview of the 2015 Matatu Festival

Throughout East Africa, privately owned minibuses known as "Matatus" trundle along in decorous brilliance, picking up passengers at low fares. Michael Orange first encountered...
Sep 9, 2015

‘The Anastasio Project’: Borderlands and Barriers Unraveled

At EastSide Arts Alliance (2277 International Blvd., Oakland), row after row of taut, white string stretches across the space, creating a permeable, diagonal barrier...
Sep 2, 2015

Preceding Pride, a Week of Queer Art

For the fourth year running, Pride in Oakland will be more than a parade. And next week, Spectrum Queer Media will once again host...
Sep 1, 2015

Caleborate Dared to Cry at the New Parish Last Night

A colorful beach ball ascended in a steady arc toward the ceiling of the New Parish (579 18th Street) last night, eventually halting at...
Aug 26, 2015

An Affinity for the Boundless: Vessel Gallery’s Cosmic Crush

What exists outside the terminus of earth's limits? Artists Younhee Paik and Cheryl Calleri charted answers to this question for the show Cosmic Crush,...
Aug 25, 2015

Janelle Monáe and Jidenna Played for Free & Freedom

Globe-topped cane swinging in his left hand, mic gripped in the right, “Classic Man” rapper Jidenna strolled onstage at The Independent on Sunday night....
Aug 19, 2015

Raw-G’s Sangre Songs

With hushed, prayer-like delivery, Oakland rapper Raw-G looks at the basics in "Sangre." A highlight from her first album, Esperanza, the track does away...