.Zoe Brezsny

Jul 30, 2014

Books Are Dead. Long Live Books.

On a warm Sunday night in April, sweaty poetry lovers sat shoulder-to-shoulder on the carpeted floor of a community space in downtown Oakland. The...
May 29, 2014

Sustained Tones

Drone music isn't the sound emitted by unmanned aerial vehicles. It's not the buzz of male honeybees as they vie to fertilize the queen...
Apr 2, 2014

Where Films Become Performance

On a recent Wednesday night in West Oakland, film lovers braved torrential rain to crowd inside a hundred-year-old industrial warehouse, where a screening of a...
Mar 26, 2014

A Guide to Eating Alone

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Feb 26, 2014

Bring the Noise

From the outside, the sun-bleached white building in Oakland's Lower Bottoms neighborhood doesn't look like much. But venture inside and you'll wonder if you've...
Feb 19, 2014

A Guide to Navigating Noise Pop 2014

It's hard to believe that Noise Pop is now in its 22nd year. And while the music fest has grown substantially from its Bottom...
Jan 27, 2014

Review: Eyehategod at the Oakland Metro, 1/24

Demon-conjuring screeches? Check. Legendary New Orleans sludge? Check. Lost platform clog in the mosh pit? Check. Not one, not two, but six doom metal...