.Sam Lefebvre

Aug 1, 2018

Oakland Jazz Venue the Sound Room Fundraises to Relocate

Karen Van Leuven and Robert Bradsby walk through their future jazz venue. Credits: Photo by Lance Yamamoto For...
Jul 18, 2018

Cruel Diagonals’ Atmospheric Disturbance

Megan Mitchell collects recordings in remote areas. Credits: Photo courtesy of Mariah Tiffany Claire As a kid, Megan Mitchell often explored the crumbling naval...
Jul 11, 2018

At Smythe’s Accordion Center, the Squeezebox Business Booms

Kimric Smythe first opened his accordion shop in 1997. Credits: Photo by Drew Costley Accordions have been ceding cultural cachet since 1957. At least,...
Jul 4, 2018

Career Coup: Boots Riley Subverts Cinema

Boots Riley drew from his experience as a telemarketer to make his first film, Sorry to Bother You. Credits: Photo by Richard Lomibao ...
Jun 27, 2018

Parish Entertainment Group Dissolves Amid Allegations Against Jason Perkins

The Oakland music venue is scheduled to close for renovations in July. Credits: Photo by Lance Yamamoto As more evidence emerges linking club owner...
Jun 19, 2018

Garden of Memory: Can’t-Miss Acts at Oakland’s Annual Solstice Concert

Maggi Payne is a regular Garden of Memory participant. Credits: Photo by Bert Johnson A summer staple since 1996, Garden of...
Jun 19, 2018

After Eleven Years, Beloved Print Retailer ISSUES Relocates and Downsizes

Noella Teele and Joe Colley will reopen their shop on July 1. Credits: Photo courtesy of Nathaniel Brooks Nearly eleven years to the month...
Jun 14, 2018

Jason Perkins of Parish Entertainment Group, Dubbed #ValenciaVigilante, Accused of Accosting Homeless Man

A video surfaced online yesterday showing a February altercation between a homeless man and Jason Perkins, of local venue collective...