Noise Pop 2018: February 19 - 25

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 14, 2018 03:39pm | Post a Comment

Noise Pop 2018

Noise Pop Music & Arts Festival returns with events all over San Francisco and Oakland, February 19 - 25! Throughout the week, check out different films, art shows, happy hours, and concerts from national music acts and up-and-coming Bay Area artists.

This year's line-up includes live shows from Tune-Yards, Built To Spill, Ty Dolla $ign, Real Estate, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Superchunk, Rostam, Shabazz Palaces, Dengue Fever, No Age, The Coathangers, The Fresh & Onlys, and so many more!

Check out the full schedule of events and more HERE. There are two ways to attend the fest this year -- buy a badge and get into everything or pick and choose by purchasing tickets to individual shows and films.

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#NewArrivals Top Five New Year's Hip-Hop Releases inc. 2018 Vinyl 2LP Pressings from Future & Lil Uzi Vert

Posted by Billyjam, January 13, 2018 06:32pm | Post a Comment
NEW VINYL #1: Future Future LP (A1/Freebandz/Epic)

As if he didn't garner enough attention over the past two days with his starring role along with Ed Sheeran in Taylor Swift's new viral video "End Game" (21 million views in first 48 hours) off her latest album reputation (also on 2LP colored vinyl), yesterday Future also released of his albums on vinyl. Both number one 2017 hits and each as 2LP pressings, they include Future's eponymous fifth album; Future LP with 20 tracks over four sides and clocking in at just under an hour and a quarter. The album,  originally released on Feb 17th 2017, features the singles "Draco", "Mask Off" and "Extra Luv." One of pop/rap's biggest stars today, the multi-talented Atlanta artist initially rose to fame via his membership of the Dungeon Family collective. Working with some of 2017's biggest names on this album that helped break a Billboard charts record, its production credits include Metro Boomin and DJ Khaled. Future fans, who are vinyl collectors, should note that several other releases by the artist are also available in LP pressing. These include Future's album DS2 LP, his album EVOL LP, the Future/Drake collaboration What A Time To Be Alive LP on Cash Money, and HNDRXX LP that was also released this week. Scroll down to read more.    

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SF Sketchfest Presents Epic Rap Battles of History & Smells Like the '90s: A Night of '90s Music + Comedy

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, January 11, 2018 07:26pm | Post a Comment

SF Sketchfest

The San Francisco comedy festival SF Sketchfest is back for its 17th year and runs January 11-28th at venues around the City. Amoeba Music is proud to co-present two stellar musical events: Epic Rap Battles of History Live and Smells Like the '90s: A Night of '90s Music and Comedy!Epic Rap Battles of History

Epic Rap Battles of History Live
Great American Music Hall
Jan. 26th (two shows: 7:30 & 10:00 pm)
The record-breaking digital series Epic Rap Battles of History, created by Peter Shukoff (aka Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (aka EpicLLOYD), features comedic rap battles between historical and/or pop culture figures - such as Albert Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking, James Bond vs Austin Powers, Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates, and Jim Henson vs Stan Lee. The series, which airs on the YouTube channel /ERB, is currently the most-viewed format on YouTube on a per-episode basis. The series has garnered over three billion views and more than 14 million subscribers, and has been nominated for numerous awards including the Emmys. Musician, comedian and actor Nice Peter, and comedian and emcee EpicLLOYD first met freestyling on a porch in Chicago. EpicLLOYD recruited Nice Peter to join the improv comedy group Mission IMPROVable, which he helped found at the University of Massachusetts and later expanded across the country. In 2009 the improv group began the M.i. Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA and after separate moves to Los Angeles, Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD connected again in the comedy circuit performing at the club.In 2010 Nice Peter, already a well-established YouTube personality, suggested that one of the live segments he, EpicLLOYD and MC Mr. Napkins (Zach Sherwin) were performing—an improv rap show that featured comedic, poignant altercations between two characters suggested by the audience—was better suited as a digital format. Tapping into his growing YouTube fan base, Nice Peter went to his channel subscribers for potential matchup ideas. Premiering on Nice Peter’s channel in September 2010 as Epic Rap Battles of History, John Lennon vs. Bill O’Reilly, the first battle in the series, was an instant hit. It was Episode #2 though, Adolf Hitler vs. Darth Vader, that became a viral sensation—with now over 96 million views. Epic Rap Battles of History has since featured appearances from hugely popular stars including Weird Al Yankovic, Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Key & Peele, Rhett and Link, George Watsky and DeStorm Power, among others.

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard @ Warfield + Bone Thugs-N-Harmony @ Regency among Just Announced SF Show Tix Avail Today

Posted by Billyjam, January 11, 2018 09:40am | Post a Comment

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard preorder Polygondwanaland LP + preorder Polygondwanaland CD

The just announced San Francisco shows with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at the Warfield (June 2), Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (whose latest release is New Waves) at the Regency Ballroom (Feb 19), Oliver Heldens at the Regency (Mar 30), and Taylor Bennett/Restoration of an American Idol Tour at Social Hall SF (March 23) all officially go on sale tomorrow (Friday Jan 12 at 10am). But each of these GoldenVoice produced shows go on early exclusive pre-sale today (Jan 11th) at 10am until 10pm local Pacific time, with the use of a specific password for each show. (King Gizzard tix password = RATTLESNAKE, Bone-Thugs tix password = BROTHERS, Taylor Bennett tix password = RESTORATION, Oliver Heldens tix password = FUNK).

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Oakland Museum’s Winter 2018 Friday Nights @ OMCA Series Kicks Off January 12th

Posted by Billyjam, January 10, 2018 05:33pm | Post a Comment

This Friday evening, January 12th 5-9pm, the Oakland Museum of CA (OMCA) is set to launch its new 2018 Winter Season of Friday Nights @ OMCA. Expanding upon the concept of the once a month First Fridays into a weekly series, Friday Nights @ OMCA include  music (DJs include resident dION dECIBELS who specializes in hip-hop, funk, & soul), dance lessons, various food trucks, and additional art. That's in addition to the regular presentations at the East Bay museum which bills itself as "the museum of us" and is has built a rep for its interactive exhibits covering art, history and science. Even better is that Friday Nights @ OMCA offer half price admission (and free for ages 18 and under) so it’s a good opportunity to check out the downtown Oakland museum's ever changing exhibits. Currently on display is their latest; Take Root: Oakland Grows Food. More akin to a how-to class, this unique for a museum exhibit is a hands-on display that features tips from farmers and community growers on the health, environmental and economic benefits of DIY food provisions. This exhibit, like all of OMCA’s community themed presentations, is geared for all ages to learn constructive things from.

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