Tonight 3/19, check out the Honor Roll’s 1-O.A.K. performing tracks from his new debut album Special Request. The album is entirely self produced, written and arranged, and showcases some of the Bay Area’s most original hip-hop sounds.
SPARC in association with Grown Kids Radio brings you a brand new series of live music every fourth Friday of the month. A perfect start to kick off your weekend, this event will feature some of the Bay Area’s emerging musicians, visual artists, and food businesses. This evening, they present socially-conscious MC Mr. Lif.
This Saturday, local DJs Vinroc and Shortkut celebrate ten years of their popular mix series, So Much Soul. While both are known primarily for their turntable skills, these mixes showcase their ear for more than just hip-hop. Full of soul, funk, R&B, and more, this mix series is perfect to relax and chill-out with a loved one this Valentine’s Day.
House-based DJ/producer Junior Sanchez hails from New Jersey and is known for his eclectic remix work of artists from Katy Perry to Gorillaz. Currently working on producing R&B artist Mya’s upcoming album, Sanchez shows his appreciation and capability to produce of music of all styles. He performs February 10th at Sloane Squared.
This week, Red Bull Music Academy brings three exclusive events for jazz, hip-hop, and dance lovers. The Red Bull Music Academy 2012 will be held in New York City, September 30 through November 2. Music makers, vocalists and DJ are invited to apply from February 2 to April 2. The application period will be kicked off in style in San Francisco with three days’ of concerts and parties all around town.
Recently signed to SF’s Dirtybird label, Breach, aka Ben Westbeech, is a versatile artist whom is known for his unique style of fusing house, soul, and dubstep. Although Breach is his latter electronic alter ego, he has always had an ear for electronic music, spending the past couple of years juggling studio albums and touring the world as a DJ. Last year, he released There’s More To Life Than This, an album channeling the likes of James Blake and SBTRKT, by adding elements of soul into dance music. Catch him playing Lights Down Low at SOM. Friday 1/20 with French Fries, and Bambounou.
On February 1st at 7:30pm exactly, theaters around the world will be showing an exclusive screening of The Chemical Brothers concert event, Don’t Think. Directed by Adam Smith, this event was produced with 20 cameras at Japan’s Fujirock Festival this past summer.
Brookyln producer Dr. Israel is best known for his unique blend of music fusing roots reggae, punk, hardcore, and dub. Influenced by a life-changing trip to Jamaica, his music began with the intent to revolutionize the concept of mainstream music. His famed picked up quickly early in his career, earning acclaims from magazines such as The Rolling Stone, but suddenly took a turn when he found himself without a label.