The Raiders Forever

“When a team plays for a city, it plays for the idea of a team and the idea of a city.” – John Krich, Bump City The Oakland Raiders will not be in ...

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Art Rock: The Warehouse Party

Around 2001 you began to see a thriving arts based West Oakland warehouse scene, where noise experimentalism reigned. These bands defy easy summary...

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Oakland Rap Tracks Vol. 1

More well documented is Oakland’s contribution to Hip Hop. These tracks were unavoidable during the golden age, when these beats were heard booming...

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East Bay Thrash Metal

East Bay Thrash Metal

In the 80’s Heavy Metal music began to get harder & faster, as local bands were inspired by their punk compatriots. The all ages night club ‘Ru...

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Oakland’s Nu-Jack Swingles

OAKLAND’s NU-JACK SWINGLES New Jack Swing is defined as R&B or Soul style vocals produced with Hip-Hop style rhythms. It was popularized by a w...

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East Bay Punk Rock

East Bay Punk Rock

The cooperative run Berkeley venue ‘Gilman Street’ was the epicenter of the Bay Area’s thriving punk scene. On any given night there in the late 80...

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Tales of the Town Vol. 2

Tales of the Town Vol. 2

Volume II :: Open your buns… It’s GravyTrain!!! Ricky Powell: Confessions of a Closet Raider Fan, Oakland Funnies, The Hot Grits Project, Subterran...

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Tales of the Town Vol. 1

Tales of the Town Vol. 1

The classic zine, long out-of-print, is now available via free pdf download. So, read it on your computer or print it out to enjoy and share. Readi...

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