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Exclusive YMTK Listening Party @ DTO

Exclusive YMTK Listening Party @ DTO

If you haven't had a chance to check out East Oakland native and hip-hop artist YMTK, you're in luck. Oaklandish is hosting an in-store listening party at our downtown Oakland store on Sunday, July 14th. Stop by 1444 Broadway from 7 to 9 pm to get an exclusive listen of YMTK's new, unreleased project "9 Song Wav." This event will be the first time YMTK performs tracks from "9 Song Wav" for the public. YMTK, also known as Young Murph the Kidd, has a hip-hop flow uniquely his own. YMTK got his .....

Spotlight on AXIS Dance Company

Local dance company, AXIS, has been at the forefront of exploring contemporary dance, integrated dance, and disability culture for the past 30 years. Founded in 1987, AXIS is our nation's most acclaimed dance ensemble of disabled and non-disabled performers. The Oakland-based group has visited over 100 cities in the USA, Europe and Russia. They have received seven Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and have graced the stage of So You Think You Can Dance. The dance company's vision is to increase access.....
‘OG Beat Meet’ @ DTO

‘OG Beat Meet’ @ DTO

Oaklandish and Lo-Fiction proudly present the 'OG Beat Meet,' a live beat-making session hosted at our downtown Oakland store. Join us on Friday, July 7th from 7 to 9 pm at the downtown shop (1444 Broadway) for two hours of beats and raps created by local crew of artists and creatives, Lo-Fiction Collective, or Listener Opposed Fiction. Stop by to see them in action as they create beats on the spot. The event is open to all ages and FREE to attend! Until then, here's a sample of Lo-Fiction.....
Artist Spotlight: Alex “Ghost” Hernandez

Artist Spotlight: Alex “Ghost” Hernandez

Alex "Ghost" Hernandez, aka 54Ghosts, is an Oakland-raised photographer who captures the Town's historic culture — from local music, to the art and street scenes. Through his photographs, Hernandez depicts the simple beauty of Oakland's inner city. We asked Hernandez to share how he got his start behind the camera and his favorite spots to photograph in the city. Oaklandish (O): How did you get your start with a camera, and how did that translate into you doing what you are doing today? .....
Elhae Meet and Greet at Oaklandish

Elhae Meet and Greet at Oaklandish

This coming Saturday, October 10th, Oaklandish will be hosting a meet and greet with the experimental musician and producer Elhae at our downtown Oakland retail store! Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Elhae has been steadily making waves in the music industry. Combining sounds typically found in R&B and Hip Hop with hypnotizing vocals, Elhae has been steadily dropping distinctive tracks including collabs with the likes of Rascal, Ayo & Keyzbaby, and Gravez. We are truly pleased to have .....