The Z List

The A-List of Bay Area Counterculture

The Z List: Hard Knock Radio Edition Feat. The Soundtrack to a Novel (Rage is Back) & More [2/8/13]

Hard Knock Radio

The Z List aired on Hard Knock Radio on Friday, February 8, 2013.

Curator & Entertainment Correspondent: Zsa-Zsa Rensch
Host: Anita Johnson

The Z List is a biweekly entertainment segment that airs on Hard Knock Radio and is curated by Zsa-Zsa Rensch. HKR is 94.1 FM KPFA’s daily drive-time Hip Hop Talk Show. It features hosts Davey D and Anita Johnson who hit the air everyday at 4pm offering news, views, breaks, and beats.

Eric Roberson – Picture Perfect Ft. Phonte
J. Period – The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.) Ft. Common (listen)
CeeLo Green – Fool For You Ft. Melanie Fiona


Monday Soul Feat. Eric Roberson

Eric Roberson
DJ D-Sharp

Monday, February 11, 2013
9 p.m.
Tickets are $20.00-$30.00 for general admission
This event is 18 and over

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Venue Information:
The New Parish
579 18th St
Oakland, CA, 94612



Brooklyn Reconstructed Film Series

Brooklyn Reconstructed Presents

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $8.00 for general admission
This event is all ages

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Venue Information:
The New Parkway Theater
474 24th Street
Oakland, CA 94612


Brooklyn Reconstructed is a new film series about gentrification and redevelopment in the Brooklyn Borough. February’s featured film is Zipper.

About Zipper
A film about greed, politics, land use and public policy, ZIPPER tells the story behind the battle over an American cultural icon. Small-time ride operator, Eddie Miranda, proudly runs a 38-year-old carnival contraption called the Zipper in the heart of Coney Island’s gritty amusement district. When his rented lot is snatched up by an opportunistic real estate mogul, Eddie and his ride become casualties of a power struggle between the developer and the City of New York over the future of the “People’s Playground.’’ Be it an affront to history or just the path of progress, the spirit of Coney Island is at stake. In a market-driven world where growth often trumps preservation, the Zipper may be only the beginning of what is lost.
Director: Amy Nicholson

Zipper Trailer from Amy Nicholson on Vimeo.


SFJAZZ Hotplate Festival

1st Annual SFJAZZ Hotplate Festival at SFJAZZ Center
Mitch Marcus plays Joe Henderson

Thursday, February 14, 2013
7 p.m., 9 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10.00 for general admission
This event is all ages

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Venue Information:
201 Franklin St. (at Fell)
San Francisco, CA 94102


After 40 shows at Amnesia in the Mission district, SFJAZZ brings Hotplate to the SFJAZZ Center. Beginning Thursday, February 14, the Bay Area’s most gifted musicians re-imagine the music of the masters at the Joe Henderson Lab, kicking off with a four-night Festival that presents both fresh adaptations and some of Hotplate’s “greatest hits.”

Each night will consist of 3 separate sets: 7PM, 9PM & 10:30PM. Tickets will be available online during the week of Feb. 4th and will cost $10 per set. Members receive a 20% discount.

1st Annual SFJAZZ Hotplate Festival at SFJAZZ Center

Mitch Marcus plays Joe Henderson
Thursday, February 14

Josh Jones plays Ray Barretto
Friday, February 15

Tiffany Austin sings Ella Fitzgerald
Saturday, February 16

Mike Olmos plays Freddie Hubbard
Sunday, February 17

Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona
Mara Hruby
Erin Paula
The World Famous Rick & Russ Show

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Doors 9 p.m.
General Admission $29.50 – $45.00
This event is 21 and over

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Venue Information:
444 Jesse St.
San Francisco, CA 94103


Melanie Fiona – “Like I Love You” on Youtube.


ConVerge at YBCA

The YBCA:ConVerge Series Presents
Adam Mansbach and Joan Morgan

Thursday, February 21, 2013
4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Free Admission
This event is all ages

Venue Information:
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
Room for Big Ideas & Grand Lobby
701 Mission Street (at 3rd Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103-3138


Join YBCA for a lively conversation between New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach and pioneering hip-hop critic and journalist Joan Morgan, author of When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost. The dialogue, spurred by the publication of Mansbach’s new novel, Rage is Back (recently named’s Best Book of the Month for January) will explore narrative and identity in literary and graffiti cultures, the notion of a hip-hop aesthetic, the importance of codes and code-switching, and the parallel evolution of graffiti, hip-hop, and new literary cultures in New York City. DJ Max Champ will provide the soundtrack to the reception to follow. The event will also feature graffiti works by the renowned Emeryville-based Estria Foundation.

The YBCA:ConVerge series is a free monthly public gathering featuring creative and generative social art practices. ConVerge is where community and innovative multi- and inter-disciplinary arts practices come together in our free and public spaces in a fluid, interactive, experimental format designed to engage audiences. YBCA’s Grand Lobby and Room for Big Ideas will come alive during ConVerge events with social art, live music and inspiring curated performances, as well as drinks prepared by YBCA mixologists.

V //// LIVE MUSIC || SF ///

Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson

Thursday, Feb. 21 – Saturday, Feb. 23
8 p.m. and 10 p.m. set times
This event is all ages

8 p.m. $45, 10 p.m. $36
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Venue Information:
Yoshi’s San Francisco
1330 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA


Cassandra Wilson is a jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi. Described by critic Gary Giddins as “a singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack who has expanded the playing field” by incorporating blues, country and folk music into her work. She began playing piano at six, guitar by the age of twelve and was working as a vocalist by the mid-’70s, singing a wide variety of material. After moving to New York City in the early ’80s, Cassandra met saxophonist Steve Coleman and became one of the founding members of the M-Base Collective. She signed with Blue Note Records in 1992 and released a landmark album titled “Blue Light ‘Til Dawn” which would pave the way for a new generation of jazz singers seeking an approach and repertoire that challenges the supremacy of the American Standard songbook. Wilson has continued interpreting in fresh and creative ways vintage blues, country and folk music up until the present day. Her awards include: two GRAMMYs, the Django D’Or, The Edison Music Award, a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail, and the 2012 Echo Award for Jazz. She also performed one of the leading roles in Wynton Marsalis’ “Blood on the Fields,” the first jazz work to receive a Pulitzer Prize.


Big Fun

Big Fun

Rich Medina
Proof, Hakobo

Hosted by Michael Orange

Friday, February 15, 2013
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Tickets are $10.00-$15.00 in advance for general admission
This event is 21 and over

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Venue Information:
Era Art Bar & Lounge
19 Grand Ave. (at Broadway)
Oakland, CA


fresco, Massive Selector & Top Ten Social come together to bring something fun to Oakland… BIG FUN, an evening of quality music and positive vibrations to get you in the mood to move! We’re geeked to have our good friend and international party rocker, Rich Medina join in on the fun… Rich has been taking discerned dancefloors on a sonic journey through hip-hop, house, afrobeat, funk/soul, for almost 20 years. Music lovers worldwide know not to miss a night when he’s on the decks. Come see why Rich Medina is your favorite DJ’s favorite DJ! Celebrating the birthdays of Hakobo & Michael Orange!


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