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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 .....
Oaklandish & Dion Decibels Present First Friday: The Official OMF Pre-Party

Oaklandish & Dion Decibels Present First Friday: The Official OMF Pre-Party

Come through next Friday to our Downtown shop (located at 1444 Broadway) for the official OMF pre-party with live performance by Bang Data! Oakland Music Festival is coming up with the quickness and we're excited to be bringing in festival performer, Bang Data for a special preview set. We'll also have a sneak peek of the 2015 OMF merch collection, including exclusive artist-designed t-shirts from Aaron Kai, Angel Diaz, Julia Budsnow, Ryan Whelan, and Scott La Rockwell. [caption id="atta.....
Maker Spotlight: Bird Vs. Bird Designs

Maker Spotlight: Bird Vs. Bird Designs

Bess Petty, aka Bird Vs. Bird Designs, hand-makes a variety of gifts with her own designs of little critters printed on each item. Bird Vs. Bird's range of products spans from throw pillows in the shape of owls and chipmunk coin pouches, to magnets, stickers and buttons celebrating local wildlife. We asked Petty to share how she got started with Bird Vs. Bird, as well as her own personal experience being a maker in Oakland.   Oaklandish (O): What roads led you to Oakland? What qua.....
20 Years Ago, Luniz Dropped “I Got 5 On It”

20 Years Ago, Luniz Dropped “I Got 5 On It”

20 years ago(!), Luniz dropped the album Operation Stackola, which featured the classic song "I Got 5 On it". The track was Luniz's biggest hit. At one point it was number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The remix featured a number of popular Bay Area rap artists at the time, like Spice 1 and E-40. And it even gave the duo the chance to do shows with Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, and the Bad Boy Records family. Definitely a face on the Mount Rushmore of songs that put Oakland on the ma.....