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Howard Wiley Quintet: Songs in the Key of Jazz at the California Jazz Conservatory [Sponsored Post]

In this special concert in honor of Black History Month, Bay Area saxophone titan Howard Wiley channels nearly 200 years worth of musical influences, covering what he calls “the full … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Town Futurist Sessions Presents Cole’s “Metanoia” Album Release + Nu Decades, Khalil Anthony, Kimo & Paris and More – May 7th!

  Town Futurist Sessions presents Cole’s “Metanoia” Album Release + Nu Decades, Khalil Anthony, Kimo & Paris and More, 5/07, 8:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., $5-10 sliding scale, The Legionnaire … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

SF MusicTech Summit XV – Use Code “zlist” for 20% Off Your Ticket!

  SF MusicTech Summit XV May 20, 9:00 am – 5 pm + Parties! Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco The SF MusicTech Summit brings together visionaries in the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem, … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sign up for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see BOLD AS LOVE: T.E.N. Performs JIMI HENDRIX Featuring Thomas Pridgen (The Memorials/Mars Volta), Eric McFadden (P Funk) & Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) at Yoshi’s SF this Fri., 2/14 (Valentines Day)!

The chemistry between T.E.N. was undeniable the first time these legendary musicians collaborated in the studio. Individually, each musician is a reputable force to be reckoned with. Together, they are … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Z List Audio Guide: 5 Best Things To Do for Jan. 10-31 (Hard Knock Radio Edition)

The Z List aired on Hard Knock Radio, KPFA 94.1 FM  on Thursday, January 9, 2014.  The podcast of this segment is available for streaming on Soundcloud. We dedicate this segment to … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Audio Guide: 5 Best Things To Do for Dec. 6-19 (Hard Knock Radio Edition)

The Z List aired on Hard Knock Radio, KPFA 94.1 FM  on Friday, December 6, 2013.  The podcast of this segment will be posted here soon, but in the meantime you can stream … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Watch: The Coup Feat. Japanther – “Long Island Iced Tea, Neat”

A message from The Coup‘s Boots Riley about the video … One night, after a Coup show with Japanther, me, Ian Vanek and Matt Reilly from Japanther all went in … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

This Week’s Playlist: Dâm-Funk & Snoopzilla, DJ Spinna, DJ Cali, Jennifer Johns, Kev Choice, Antique Naked Soul

1.  Dâm-Funk & Snoopzilla, ‘7 Days Of Funk‘ Stream:  First Listen: Dâm-Funk & Snoopzilla, ‘7 Days Of Funk’ [NPR] 2.  DJ Spinna, “Wonder Wrote It Vol. One” 3.  DJ Cali, “FlyLove” … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Z List: Music Playlist – Broken Bells, Tumi, Pretty Lights, Annie Mac, John Legend

1. Broken Bells, ‘Holding On for Life‘ (Pseudo Video) ALSO READ: ‘Broken Bells Shares New Song, Accidentally Channels Bee Gees‘ (NPR All Songs Considered); HEAR the Broken Bells debut album, … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

5 Notable Weekend Reads for Nov. 16-17

On health care Will Play for Health Care (at Least at One Music Event) Source: The New York Times On books 8 Great Books About Record Labels for Music Nerds … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

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2nd repost, but this time with sound 👂🏽 #Repost @arhooliefoundation ・・・ Here's Mance Lipscomb on love in 'A Well Spent Life' (1971). 🎥: @lesblankfilms & @criterioncollection #love #mancelipscomb #lesblank #lesblankfilms #criterioncollection #documentary #film #arhoolie #arhoolierecords #arhooliefoundation
Happy birthday, Queen Ida! 👑 #Repost @arhooliefoundation ・・・ Happy birthday to Arhoolie Foundation advisory board member, cookbook author, and Grammy award-winning Zydeco leader "Queen Ida” Guillory, born 91 years ago today, in Lake Charles, LA.⁠ ⁠ 📸: Chris Strachwitz / Arhoolie Foundation⁠ 🎶: ‘Ful Il Sa’ by Queen Ida & The Bon Ton Zydeco Band from J'ai Été Au Bal (I Went to the Dance) Vol 1⁠ ⁠ #musicbirthdays #otd #onthisday #queenidaguillory #queenida #zydeco #accordion #accordionist #music #rootsmusic #downhomemusic #lakecharles #louisiana #sanfrancisco #arhoolie #arhoolierecords #arhooliefoundation #chrisstrachwitz #archives #nmaam⁠
Happy birthday, Earl Hooker 🤎 #Repost @arhooliefoundation ・・・ “Man, there’s a monster of a guy, this guy Earl Hooker. He really needs a good record.” ~ @therealbuddyguy in conversation with Chris Strachwitz in Berkeley, CA. The rest is history.⁠ ⁠ Remembering Chicago blues guitarist Earl Hooker, a musician’s musician, born 90 years ago today in Quitman County, MS. Earl Hooker died on April 21, 1970 in Chicago, IL at the age of 40.⁠ ⁠ 🎶: Stream Earl Hooker's full interview with Chris Strachwitz at arhoolie.org [link in bio]⁠ 📸: Photo of Earl Hooker (in Chicago, IL, 1968) by Chris Strachwitz / Arhoolie Foundation⁠ ⁠ #musicbirthdays #otd #onthisday #earlhooker #blues #music #bluesmusic #chicagoblues #slideguitar #rootsmusic #downhomemusic #mississippi #chicago #arhoolie #arhoolierecords #arhooliefoundation #chrisstrachwitz #archives #nmaam #buddyguy
Even though his birthday was two days ago it’s a must to share Mississippi Fred to continue celebrating his musical contributions. I’m grateful to be able to dig into Arhoolie’s archive. Such treasures. #Repost @arhooliefoundation ・・・ Remembering “Mississippi” Fred McDowell, a hill country blues singer and guitar player, born 114 years ago today in Rossville, TN. Beginning in the early 60s he went on to record several well-received albums for the Arhoolie label. The spiritual, “You Got to Move,” recorded by McDowell in 1965 for Arhoolie Records, gained widespread fame when the Rolling Stones recorded it on their 1971 album Sticky Fingers. “Mississippi” Fred died on July 3, 1972 in Memphis, TN at the age of 66. 📸: Photo of Mississippi Fred McDowell (in Como, Mississippi, 1964) by Chris Strachwitz / Arhoolie Foundation #musicbirthdays #otd #onthisday #fredmcdowell #mississippifredmcdowell #mississippifred #blues #music #bluesmusic #hillcountryblues #countryblues #slideguitar #rootsmusic #downhomemusic #mississippi #tennessee #arhoolie #arhoolierecords #arhooliefoundation #chrisstrachwitz #archives #nmaam #rollingstones
Stage view of #fantasticnegrito performing #inthepines at the @obamafoundation @mbk_alliance 1st national convening today. #mbkrising #oakland #california #sfbayarea #bayarea #negritonation #oaklandmusic
“Freedom is an inside job” ~ @ericka_huggins Green room view of #erickahuggins at one of the @obamafoundation @mbk_alliance’s outstanding panels. #mbkrising #oakland #california #sfbayarea #sfbay
“There should be gender representation in your camp” ~ #ryancoogler #ryancoogler and #michaelbjordan in conversation on narrative, collaboration and more at the @obamafoundation’s @mbk_alliance 1st annual convening in #oakland #california #bayarea #sfbayarea #MBKrising
Backstage #soundcheck at the @obamafoundation’s @mbk_alliance #mbkrising #oakland event
Congrats @fantasticnegrito and the #blackballuniverse team 🙌🏽 #oakland #bayarea #oaklandmusic #blackroots #music 🎥: @malcolm_spellman Repost from @fantasticnegrito - Today was a wonderful day I won my second Grammy it’s a pretty amazing feeling and I wanna thank all of you for helping me out so much along the way #fantasticnegrito #negritonation #grammys
R&R at #muirbeach #cabin with miss @saudia_d @fromfeartofierce xo xo #nocal #bayarea #sfbayarea #california

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