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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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Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy are back at Madrone Art Bar, TONIGHT! 🔥The lineup for the 8th installment of our Spring Residency will feature 🎷#HowardWiley on tenor #saxophone, 🎸 #TinyLindsey on #bass, #ThomasPridgen on #drums and 🎹 #LJHoloman on #organ! We’re welcoming back LJ tonight from a tour which he recently completed with @fantasticnegrito — playing 43 tour dates, in 45 cities, spanning 4 continents! 🙌🏾 Free with #Eventbrite RSVP: (or visit link in bio). #extranappy #repost via @gospright 
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#FBF #steviewonder's 'master blaster', reimagined. 🔥with special guest #davidboyce (of the #brounfellinis) on tenor saxophone! 🎷 + we also had #ambroseakinmusire come through that night. 🎺 #extranappy's — may 11th — lineup at #madroneartbar featured #howardwiley on tenor #saxophone, #thomaspridgen on #drums, #mikeaaberg on #organ + #michaeltinylindsey on #bass. 💜 to @rrmonroe_29 for the 📽 footage! #thebay #music #sanfrancisco 
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Tonight! Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy are back at Madrone Art Bar. The lineup for the 7th installment of our Spring Residency will feature #HowardWiley on tenor saxophone, #MichaelTinyLindsey on bass, #ThomasPridgen on drums and #MikeAaberg on organ! Admission is free with Eventbrite RSVP: (click the link in our bio). #music #westernaddition #sanfrancisco #SF #bayarea #thezlist #madroneartbar #sfmusic #livemusic #concerts #jazz #soul #funk #rnb #extranappy #vegan lunch at @flacosvegmex in sunny #berkeley. 🌮 Tacos, taquitos & habanero hot sauce. 🔥 #yum #bayarea #latergram Ziek McCarter & @thebandconbrio played the @ybgfestival this past Saturday. Their last #sf #bayarea show before #outsidelands #music #instamusic #latergram #thisisawomansworld: Ziek McCarter & @thebandconbrio reimagine #jamesbrown at @ybgfestival this past Saturday. #sf #bayarea #sanfrancisco #music #preach #instamusic Out and about at @ybgfestival for @thebandconbrio #kissthesun #music #sf #bayarea #sanfrancisco #sogood #instamusic An awe-inspiring and creative set  held it down at #generalassembly #sf's #instagram panel tonight. Glad to have made it out. Check them out for inspiration at @lisabao, @oscarwastaken, @emmafineman, @spottedsf and @gracesunnysun. #sfevents #bayarea #creatives #socialmedia #marketing #digitalmarketing #thezlist #smcsfo #socialmediaclubsf ❣So beautiful ❣#mothersday #mothernature #motherearth

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“Motherhood is by far the coolest thing I have done and do every day,” says Sora Ceballos-Lopez (@soraceballos) of raising her 10-year-old daughter, Gaby. “It is a complete surrender of love and an inexplicable combination of happiness, joy and fear.” While still pregnant, Sora began collecting mother-daughter themed figurines, dolls and artwork that inspired her to begin doodling — something she hadn’t done since high school. Now, Sora, who is from Medellín and lives in New Jersey, is nearly halfway through a New Year’s challenge to create an illustration celebrating motherhood each day: everything from moments of pride and fear to times that are simply silly.
#MothersDay this year is a particularly special occasion for Sora. Her own mother, who turns 75 this month, will be visiting from Colombia. “Call [your mother] every day,” she urges other moms, “thank her and tell her how much you understand her now.”
Photo by @soraceballos

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