The Z List

The A-List of Bay Area Counterculture

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 Amiri Baraka who died Thursday at the age of 79.  Learn more about his legacy by checking out Democracy Now’s one hour special dedicated to him, “Amiri Baraka (1934-2014): Poet-Playwright-Activist Who Shaped Revolutionary Politics, Black Culture.”

5.  DJ Jazzy Jeff, Shortkut & Proof (Music)


DJ Jazzy Jeff, Shortkut & Proof, 1/10, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m., 21+, Mighty, 119 Utah Street, S.F. » Buy Tickets.

4. Dynamic, Eric EQ Young (of Con Funk Shun) & Friends, The World Famous Rick & Russ Show with CJ Flash (Music)


Dynamic, Eric EQ Young (of Con Funk Shun) & Friends, The World Famous Rick & Russ Show with CJ Flash, 1/12, 7:00 p.m., $15 ($12 Students), All Ages, Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. » Buy Tickets

3.  Kev Choice Ensemble (Music)


Kev Choice Ensemble, 1/16, 8:00 p.m., $17-$20, All Ages, Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakland. » Buy Tickets.

2.  Youth Speaks Presents The 17th Annual Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Youth Speaks Presents The 17th Annual Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1/20, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., All Ages, Nourse Auditorium, 275 Hayes Street, S.F. » Buy Tickets.

1. African Film Festival National Traveling Series 2014 (Film)


African Film Festival National Traveling Series 2014, 1/25-2/26, screening dates and times vary for each film, $5.50-$9.50, All Ages, PFA Theater, 2575 Bancroft Way (Between College and Telegraph), Berkeley. » Buy Tickets.

[Bonus Pick] Amel Larrieux (Music)


Amel Larrieux, 1/10 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., 1/12 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., $30-$40, All Ages, Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F. » Buy Tickets.

About The Z List on Hard Knock Radio

The Z List’s audio guide is an entertainment segment that airs monthly (and at times bi-weekly) on KPFA’s Hard Knock Radio program. The segment  features the SF Bay Area’s best in art and cultural events with a global and countercultural twist.  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.

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