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Photos: Rockridge Street Fair

Posted by novoscene on September 29, 2008

Hundreds of families gathered around the Rockridge Bart Station this past Sunday for this annual day of arts crafts, vendors, music and fun.  Check out some pictures from the event.-Kwan

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Photos: Aerosoul Art Opening

Posted by novoscene on September 4, 2008

Joyce Gordon Gallery hosted a special exhibition of urban street art from Oakland’s TCB Crew over this past weekend.  Bay Area aerosol artists, dancers, curators and friends came out to check the canvases, drawings, installations and clothing painted by veteran artists Refa One, Toons One and Chris Herod aka MadHatter. Graffiti and street art have been getting play on the gallery circuit for years but the show was a first for the Gordon Gallery.  There’s talk of similar shows, more involved shows in the future and judging from the reception at the reception, A Joyce Gordon Graffiti Gallery might not be such a bad idea.  Check the photos if you missed it.-kwan

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Slow Food Photos

Posted by novoscene on September 2, 2008

Slow Food Nation, San Francisco’s much hyped foodie extravaganza, came to a boil this weekend with tastings throughout the city, a free food showcase in Civic Center and Slow Food Rocks, the accompanying music festival featuring a lineup of slow food friendly eco rockers including Gnarles Barkley, Phil Lesh, Ozomatli, The New Pornographers and Medeski Martin and Wood.  Check out some pics from the concert and Civic Center.-Kwan

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Photos: Rock The Bells 2008

Posted by novoscene on August 18, 2008

Another year, another festival, another blissed out moment in hip hop history.  Overall, this past weekend’s Rock The Bells at Shoreline Amphitheater was a classically mellow affair with measured rounds of head nodding, way-back-when jamming and some well timed wildin’, drinkin’ and smokin’ the f- out, courtesy of Messieurs Redman and Methodman.

Performers on both stages were on their game but while the big names-from Rakim to The Phaycyde to Tribe Called Quest to the Bay’s own Blackalicious-rocked the packed main arena with the energy of old school heads proving they could still kick it, the hyperactive young guns on the second stage, including the Kidz in the Hall, Berkeley’s The Pack, Spank Rock and Amanda Blake, buzzed over their pint sized audience like first graders after way too much sugar.  Where do these kids get all that energy?

As the sun rolled down behind the hills of the amphitheater and headliners Tribe put the finishing touches on a satisfying old school set, the crowd was all smiles and hip swaying, secure that if the day’s perfomances were any indication, hip hop’s past and future were in good hands.  Check the pics inside.-kwan Read the rest of this entry »

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Photos from the Laurel St. Festival

Posted by novoscene on August 13, 2008

Merchants, neighbors, families and music lovers strolled through the Laurel district this past weekend for the Annual Laurel St. Festival, throught the vendors and petting zoo, up the rock climbing course and bobbing to tunes from the Mo’Rockin Project and the Nia Movement.  Here are a couple of pics in cased you missed it.  Check the district website to stay up on local events.-kwan Read the rest of this entry »

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Photos: San Francisco Black Film Festival Opening Night

Posted by novoscene on June 7, 2008

The 10th Annual San Francisco Black Film Festival kicked off last Wednesday night with a reception and special screening of the award winning British satire “Shoot the Messenger.” Freelance photographer Nijla Mu’min was there with camera in hand. The festival runs through June 15th at various locations around the city.-kwan Read the rest of this entry »

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Photos: We Love the Town

Posted by novoscene on June 2, 2008

All photos courtesy of DJ Zita

Town love? You know we’ve got it. And so do Zita and DMadness. The two Oaktown DJ’s threw down this past Friday at the latest installment of their “We Love the Town” parties- a celebration of all things soulfully musical-from the Toni’s to the Too $hort to Mistah FAB and everything in between. Kick yourself if you missed it and check back here for updates on the next party. Until then check the picks, throw on some Pointer Sisters and vibe out.-kwan

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Photos: San Francisco Carnival

Posted by novoscene on May 26, 2008

The Mission was alive and in full color this weekend for the city’s annual Carnival celebration. Sunday’s parade brought out tons of people who lined Mission St. waving flags, dancing along with the festival music and soaking up the festivities. Check out the pictures from the event.-Kwan

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Photos: Up All Night Studio Opening

Posted by novoscene on May 23, 2008

Oakland musical legends Too $hort and Dwayne Wiggins (Tony! Toni! Toné!) opened a new music studio/mentoring center in downtown Oakland last week. The full service music production center will double as a youth business incubator and education center where youth interested in learning the music business can get some hands on training from an experienced and rotating staff of musicians, producers and artists. Photographer Gene Hazzard took these shots at the release party.

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Photos: We Love the Town @ Luka’s

Posted by novoscene on March 6, 2008


From the Tone’s to The Coup, Club Nouveau to The Hiero Crew, the local audio love stretched far and wide this past Friday night at Luka’s. We Love the Town, hosted by DJ’s Zita and Dmadness was a musical love letter to the city’s Soul, Hip Hop and Funk lovers. Check out some pictures.

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