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. Hiero's positive. We've been independent for decades, feeding our families. The city's always getting ragged on, so let's just show the best side we can."
Del, Tajai and Domino will be accompanied by Life Before Time and Oaklandish resident DJ Dion Decibels. This show, like all great movements in Oakland, is entirely free – just show up early to make sure you get a good spot (Hiero should take the stage at around 9:30). We'll also be debuting a fresh collaborative design: a very Oaklandish riff on the iconic third-eye logo.
Join us at 1444 Broadway from 7 – 11 for the finest in original Oakland culture. Our friends at Linden St. Brewery will be serving up free cups of their uncommonly tasty Common Lager, and served by bartenders from the excellent Chop Bar. Fivetenburger will be curbside with burgers, grilled cheese, fries, and their notoriously delicious truffled tater tots.