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12/26 O-Scene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on December 26, 2008

Friday, Dec. 26

Suite Jesus: Christmahanukwanzakah ft/ Hot Tub

Hot Tub, Oakland’s resident Electro darlings, are invading SF’s monthly hipster must go party with plans to show those city cats just how The Town gets down! The girls headline a banging evening of female performers including Miss Watkins, Twisted Scissor and Pony P. There’ll also be live painting courtesy of your hosts ArtSF and plenty of flowing Christmahanukwanzakah cheer (ie. cheap PBR).

Suite Jesus: Christmahanukwanzakah ft/ Hot Tub
111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna St, San Francisco

Qbert w/Joyo Velarde

Turntable Jedi Dj Qbert is truly one of the pillars of Hip Hop DJing, As a founding member of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, QBert’s DJing was an early example of Turntablism as abstract art, layering beats and static over multi-tracked vocals. He’s rocking tonight on a solo tip with East Bay Songstress Joyo Valerde opening the night.

Qbert w/Joyo Velarde
The Independent
628 Divisadero St. San Francisco

Saturday, Dec. 27

The People: Bay Love 2

Last month’s 1st year anniversary at The People was a defining moment for East Bay beat lovers.  Guest Dj Daz I Kue rocked the decks, the house dancers were high flying, the food was off the hook,  the vendors showed love and the champagne flowed-at l least for a ittle while.  The People gets mad crowded.  And tonight they’re kicking off year two with the second edition of Local Love and a lineup of the choice Bay Area Dj’s bringing the deep house and broken beats.   Dj’s for tonight include Trini aka Trinidad Deep, David Harness, Don Guapo, and Wonway aka Wonway Posibul.

The People
9pm to 3am
Club Oasis
135 12th St. Oakland

NextAid Benefit Blowout

This showcase for local hip-hop and funk artists is a benefit for NextAid, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit committed to developing and implementing innovative solutions to the challenges facing African children.   Zumbi, aka Zion of Bay hip hp stawarts Zion I will be rocking with members of the Jack Sprat Collective, Vera Clique, Serendipity Project and DJ Marlon Fuentes.
NextAid Benefit Blowout
8:30 pm
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave.,  Berkeley


These East Bay innovators have been rocking genre pushing hip hop and creativity for over 15 years.  As founding members of the Solesides music label, they formed a powerhouse collective of MC’s, DJ’s and cultural figures that have producing a steady stream of  hotness since the early 90’s.  They’ve recently been working with fellow Solesides/Quannum partner Lateef the Truth Speaker under the moniker the Mighty Underdogs.   Expect a show of greatest hits, reworked favorites sprinkled with some new material from one of the best live hip hop groups around.
The Fillmore
1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco

Sunday, Dec. 28

Sound of Music Sing-a-Long

San Francisco will be alive with The Sound of Music, but something tells me the Castro’s renditions of these feel good standards won’t be anywhere near as syrupy sweet and the Rodgers and Hammerstein originals. Get your sing-a-long on as The von Trapps lead you through their classic catalog, including all time crowd faves like “My Favorite Things”, and “Do-Re-Mi”. Brown paper wrapped packages, Lederhosen and religious habits and strongly encouraged.

Sound of Music Sing-a-Long
The Castro Theater
29 Castro St, San Francisco

Paul Mooney

It’s holiday season, that means that in Berkeley it’s also Mooney Season. The comic returns at least once a year to his old Bay Area stomping grounds and I tell ya, you can take the comedian out of the Bay, but you just can’t teach him political correctness for nothin’, and Mooney has made a long career of being hilariously un PC. From his Oakland upbringing to being Richard Pryor’s go-to writer to a regular spot as Negrodamus on “The Chappelle Show”, you can always count on Mooney for a fresh approach and damned funny analysis. He’s kicking off his latest national tour-“Black Man? In the White House,” with a special fund raising show for San Francisco’s Freedom Archives.

Paul Mooney
Black Repertory Theater
3201 Adeline St., Berkeley

The Roy Hargrove Big Band

At 36, trumpeter Roy Hargrove has firmly established himself as among the premier players in jazz and beyond. Ever-stretching into more challenging and colorful ways to flex his musical chops, Hargrove has left indelible imprints in a vast array of artful settings. See one of jazz’s young lions and give your own young ones a treat and an early lesson in jazz education by stopping by the Sunday Matinee, with admissions for youth only $5 at the 2pm show.

The Roy Hargrove Big Band
Matinee: $5 Kids/$18 Adults with kids, General: $28
Yoshi’s Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607


One Response to “12/26 O-Scene Weekend”

  1. hot tubs with ceramic heaters are the best and they are safer to use too because the heating element is fully enclosed :*;

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