Author: SF Sonic Staff

Burger Boogaloo Mosswood Park, Oakland October 31 – November 1, 2020 Photo of John Waters by Raymond Ahner. With a terrific lineup and a pandemic going on, Burger Boogaloo isn’t going away but is going to return at a safe time for everyone, performers, fans, and vendors alike. The festival’s lineup will remain the same and even include additional artists: Shannon Shaw, Hammered Satin, and The Rubinoos. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates. Outside of Halloween being the most fitting holiday for Burger Boogaloo to fall on,  these new dates were chosen because they were…

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Fast Times, Andrew St. James The Chapel December 19, 2019 Photos by Raymond Ahner December 19th marked the second iteration of local favorite Andrew St. James’s FAST TIMES.! showcase at The Chapel, a consistently incredible night of music he’s curated for over a year at Amnesia, before it made its debut up the street in the fall. Last month’s event was a who’s-who of local talent, including The Gonks (featuring Sonny Smith from Sonny & The Sunsets, Sami Perez from The She’s), St. James’ new project Fast Times with Duncan Nielsen (of Doncat and Geographer) and Cody Rhodes (of Sandy’s,…

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Start with some terrific beats from Kontrabandbeatz, take six talented Bay Area female rappers, bring in documentary video interviewer Jess Tarantino to direct, and what do you get? A terrific, fresh music video that shows the power that Bay Area up-and-coming hip-hop wields. Featuring Alma Ro$ae, So Vicious, Sire, ThatsYanaaShawty, Outrageous Katrina, and Ash Rogue, the track calls for repeated listening and the video for repeated watching. The video was filmed at The Chapel on Valencia Street, site of many great shows covered on SF Sonic. Watch the video:

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