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Oaklandish x Wine & Bowties Zine Launch Party at June First Friday!

Oaklandish x Wine & Bowties Zine Launch Party at June First Friday!

Artistic movements from across The Town are coming together this First Friday for a very special edition of First Friday at Oaklandish Downtown. In addition to having live performances from Main Attrakionz, the Youthful Kinfolk Collective, and beats from Dion Decibels, we're celebrating the launch of OakZINEish: Vol. 3 - our annual zine. This year we partnered up with Wine & Bowties to put together a snapshot of Oakland art as we see it now, in the moment, throughout the city. It's all go.....
Hiero at Oaklandish this Friday!

Hiero at Oaklandish this Friday!

This First Friday, September 7th, will go beyond the bounds of reason. Oaklandish will be hosting a show by the legendary hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics. They're fresh off the success of the very first Hiero Day, a celebration of everything good in Oakland: music, food, block parties, and original underground culture. In the words of Tajai, they want to "celebrate all the good things about Oakland. We get such a bad rap — no pun intended — as far as the city that we're from......
The Bay, Abridged

The Bay, Abridged

Oakland now is like a great old blues singer. She knows how to moan and cry, but the bad times behind her make her know how to savor the good times. Maybe she's got some scars, but when she gets cooking she can still shake things up, and she can sing the pants off the young ones coming up that don't know her savvy — there's no soul in Walnut Creek! The oldtime Oaklanders, and the port, and the big corporations building new skyscrapers downtown, are like instruments in the band, and all tog.....

The Sounds of the Town

We have Oakland pride every day, but from 7 - 11 this Friday, our praises will be louder than ever. Music has always been one of Oakland's most celebrated exports, and on March 2nd the incomparable DJ Dion Decibels will release a mix of the greatest sounds to ring out from our fair city. The album will include Oakland-inspired tracks that represent the spirit of the sunny side of the Bay. We'll have 50 CDs to give away, along with live performances to keep the crowd moving. For fuel, our frie.....
Get Down, Give Back!

Get Down, Give Back!

Get down at The New Parish on December 7th, and make the holidays a little brighter for your neighbors in need. Your ticket will help buy your fellow Oaklanders a hot meal, a safe place to sleep, and an extra present under the tree. The Town’s best talent is coming together to give back to the city that provides us with so much in music, culture and renegade spirit. Because in Oakland, we do holiday cheer right — with pride, gratitude, and the knowledge that our city has something for eve.....