Prince Paul & DJ Platurn Mini-Set & Signing at Amoeba Berkeley

Prince Paul & DJ Platurn Mini-Set & Signing

Amoeba Berkeley – March 24th @ 4:00pm

Join us in welcoming Hip-hop legend Prince Paul and renowned turntablist DJ Platurn to Amoeba Berkeley on Saturday, March 24th at 4pm for a mini-set and signing! DJ Platurn’s new album Breaking The Ice releases on March 23rd. Buy it at Amoeba Berkeley to get it signed.

Breaking the Ice is an extended mix of rare—mostly never before heard—Icelandic tracks that are heavily underscored with funk, soul, disco, and in-the-pocket rhythms, all of which are expertly mixed by DJ Platurn. The music presented has been compiled through a lifetime of collecting, while others have been passed down through Platurn’s familial, musical roots. The packaging includes rare photos, via Platurn’s father Magnus Thordarson, and other ephemera from Iceland’s small yet vibrant music scene during the late 1960s thru the early 1980s. The release also features extensive liner notes by longtime music journalist David Ma, couching the music’s history as well and the region’s bygone era in which it arose.

Prince Paul — DJ, Producer, man of mystery, crime fighter, people’s champion, Hip-hop skit pioneer, producer of three Grammy Award-winning albums, and so much more — has been behind Hip-Hop’s most creative projectss including The Gravediggaz, Handsomeboy Modeling School, The Dix, Stetsasonic, Dew Doo Man, De La Soul, Negroes on Ice, and DDS. Paul considers himself quiet, quirky, and humble. “I didnt see this coming”…I thought I was going to be a postman.”

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From the Mind of Dr. Octagon: Dan the Automator & DJ QBert at Amoeba San Francisco

From the Mind of Dr. Octagon: Dan the Automator & DJ QBert

Amoeba San Francisco – February 18th @ 3:00pm

Come see a special mini-set and hang with Dan the Automator and DJ QBert ahead of their Dr. Octagon show at The Fillmore later that night. Don’t miss this special in-store event!

Dan The Automator has worked with noteworthy artists including Got a Girl, Miles Kane, DJ Shadow, Kasabian, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Gorillaz, Lovage, Head Automatica, Mike Patton, DJ Quest, Emily Wells, Depeche Mode, Pillowfight, Exodus, Primal Scream, and more.

DJ QBert is one of the founding members of the band Invisibl Skratch Piklz; launched the Qbert Skratch University, an interactive online learning school and community for DJs; and has worked and collaborated with Mix Master Mike, DJ Shadow, Peanut Butter Wolf, A-Trak, Shortkut, Rasco, Dee Jay Bird, DJ Lord Wax, Herbie Hancock, The X-Ecutioners, Shock G, D-Styles, Motion Man, Praxis, N.A.S.A, and L’Orange & Mr. Lif.

Black Joy Parade and Celebration

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 Sun, February 25, 2018

Positivity Meets Excellence at the 1st Annual Black Joy Parade 

Gather in Oakland’s Black Arts District at 12:30pm for the 1st annual Black Joy Parade – a hyper-positive procession showcasing the undeniable energy, creativity and excellence of the African American community and its influence on cultures past, present and future.

The parade procession will be made up of several Black dance troupes, a New Orleans style second line, faith-based choirs, Black Greek steppers, two Black motorcycle crews, the famous Skraper Bikes and more!

The Parade Celebration will feature the Grammy-nominated artist Jidenna, SOL Development, The Seshen, poets, and additional performances.

The Black Joy Parade celebration will also feature:

Black-owned arts and crafts vendors

Kids Skateboard Contest

Walk-up Dominos Tournament

Black Vines, a Black-owned wine collective

Come enjoy the parade to remember!

12:30 PM – 7:00 PM PST

RVSP

Oakland

14th St & Alice St

Oakland, CA

 

Live City & We On Musik Present Kool John live in Modesto

Fri, Feb 23

Live City & WE ON MUSIK

KOOL JOHN

Doors at 9:00 PM – 21+

FREE RSVP

THE PALLADIUM

950 10th Street Modesto CA 95354

The Intersection Between Hip Hop Culture & Education with Jahi of PE 2.0 at MOAD, San Francisco

December 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Intersection Between Hip Hop Culture & Education is an interactive lecture series and musical call to action created by Jahi focusing on the life affirming aspects of Hip Hop from an academic, educational as well as cultural lens. This interactive dialogue, presentation and performance explores the idea of musical diets, and represents Hip Hop as a world culture with life affirming principles.

Jahi is the lead MC of PE2.0 created by Chuck D of the iconic rap group Public Enemy.  He has toured internationally for two decades, released 13 independent albums, and one on a major label. Jahi is also the program manager for Oakland Unified School District’s African American Male Achievement, the leading organization in the US serving African American young men.

This event is free, RSVP required

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THE PHARCYDE + TRIPLE THREAT DJ’S AT FERNET-BRANCA BARBACK GAMES

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 SUNDAY – NOV 12

THE PHARCYDE + TRIPLE THREAT DJ’S

7:00 PM (EVENT ENDS AT 12:00 AM)

THE MIDWAY

FREE WITH RSVP

THIS EVENT IS 21 AND OVER

NEW THIS YEAR:

POP-UP EXHIBITIONS FROM AMERICA’S MOST CELEBRATED BARS

170 YEARS OF FERNET-BRANCA ART GALLERY

APPEARANCES BY EDOARDO BRANCA

NATIONAL BARBACK GAMES FINALS:

WATCH BARBACKS FROM NYC, LA, CHICAGO, AUSTIN, DENVER, SEATTLE, BOSTON, CLEVELAND, ORLANDO, AND SAN FRANCISCO COMPETE THROUGH GLADIATOR BAR THEMED CHALLENGES.

& MUCH, MUCH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Lalah Hathaway live at Amoeba San Francisco

Lalah Hathaway

Amoeba San Francisco – November 6th @ 6:00pm

The amazing Lalah Hathaway celebrates her new album, Honestly (Hathaway Entertainment), with a live performance and signing at Amoeba SF on November 6th at 6pm. Buy the album at Amoeba SF starting November 3rd to get into the signing line.