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Ball Harder vol.2 by DOC Virtual Art Show

Ball Harder vol.2 by DOC Virtual Art Show

Here are just a few of the images from Dustin O. Canalin's 'Ball Harder' vol.2 project. For the full gallery experience, visit here. Check out our accompanying merch collection too!

Oakland is Proud with Del Phresh

Oakland is Proud with Del Phresh

If there’s a bright side to boarded-up storefronts in downtown Oakland it’s street art. We wanted to support Oakland artists and small businesses and so decided to commission an art piece at our flagship downtown store.  We contacted the legendary Del Phresh, Oakland’s first Graffiti King and member of the TDK crew, a collective of local aerosol artists. Del was one of the first Oakland graffiti artists to expand his work to other Bay Area cities. His versatile style crushes it in the streets and his work was featured in the book Spray Can Art and appeared on a local...

Rebuilding Oakland Black Businesses

In 2018, Rafael Casal and David Diggs wrote a poem about police violence and the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. They read this spoken-word piece that says, in part: “How perfect does a black boy have to be before we mourn him? How quickly must a neighborhood vanish for us to notice?” We originally released this design when Rafael and Daveed's film 'Blindspotting' premiered. It remains an accurate index for how little we have progressed as a country. 100% of profits from the sales of this shirt (profit defined in this case as everything above the hard...

Unchained: Lakeside Session With Thomas Pridgen

Unchained: Lakeside Session With Thomas Pridgen

Watching Thomas play, makes you realize that there's no doubt he was born for this. Catch him crushing it on the big stage as he is here on Lakeshore Ave.

Basi and Drew Banga: Shake the Scene Listening Party

Basi and Drew Banga: Shake the Scene Listening Party

This Friday, January 10, 2020 join us at Oaklandish Downton (1444 Broadway) for a celebration of Basi & Drew Banga's new EP entitled, "Shake The Scene." Basi & Drew Banga, both born and raised in Oakland, are bringing a new sound and energy to the forefront of the Bay Area music scene. They will be performing their new EP as well as releasing limited edition "Shake The Scene" shirts in collaboration with Oaklandish. This event also features fellow Oakland Natives, Meleswave, Ajai Kasim, and Siri Seiko. The show starts at 7pm and will be wrapped up by 9pm. We promise you...

RIP RBC Bugzy

RIP RBC Bugzy

A look back at First Friday, April 2016. With DNas and Dion Decibels, featuring Beejus, RBC Bugzy, G Maly, and Rexx Life Raj. Photos by Amir Aziz.

We Are Oaklandish: Aaron Davis, Drummer

We Are Oaklandish: Aaron Davis, Drummer

My experience coming up in Oakland has been an interesting journey. There are people who love me and support me, and others who dislike me and are not supportive at all. But, I’ve been living here for almost 22 years of my life and love my city. My journey as a drummer was very tough. I started playing drums at age 2 and I’m 21 now. It’s tough is because it’s all about who you know. I don’t wanna move down to LA to get gigs and I think I should be able to gig in my own city. Another...

Unchained: An afternoon with Kellen

Unchained: An afternoon with Kellen

From the course to street freestyle riding, our newest member to the family Kellen crushes it when it comes to stunt riding. Catch him out and about or at one if his shows rocking #Oaklandish. Video by @DirLuisMontoya

We Are Oaklandish: Luis Montoya, Filmmaker & Musician

We Are Oaklandish: Luis Montoya, Filmmaker & Musician

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with Oakland.  I found myself leaning towards the violence and negativity that surrounded this city in the early 2000s. It wasn’t a conscious choice. It was more like a survival tactic.  When I grew to an age where I could be more conscientious of my actions, love and healing came to me. I began my healing process in Oakland and began to rid my mind of the negativity around me.  Slowly but surely, everything started to make sense. I was no longer clouded by anger, hatred nor hostility. Even better, I realized that had...

We Are Oaklandish: Anna Rodriguez, Oaklandish Team Member

We Are Oaklandish: Anna Rodriguez, Oaklandish Team Member

Oakland has taught me so much and still does so everyday. It’s taught me to appreciate everything, big and small.  The Town is beautiful in all senses of the word, but our town folk struggle nonetheless. Our youth struggle to break stereotypes and statistics, while parents struggle to provide basic necessities.  Our teachers struggle to provide our youth with an adequate education with inadequate funding. I’m a Fremont High School alumni and have experienced not having enough school funding first hand. Our principal would often get on the intercom to tell us students that we were extremely low on supplies....

Klay Thompson x Anta KT4 'Klay Area' FAQ

Klay Thompson x Anta KT4 'Klay Area' FAQ

Please do not call the Oaklandish stores. They do not have any more information than what’s listed here. What’s happening? Exclusive US drop of the Klay Thompson x Anta KT4 ‘Klay Area’ shoe at the Oaklandish Downtown store at 1444 Broadway on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 3-6pm. Only 200 pairs will be available, in sizes 8 through 11 inclusive. These are the only pairs that will be offered for sale in the entire country! Starting at noon on Monday September 30, 2019, you will be able to register for your spot in line to purchase your very own pair of the...

Klay Thompson x Anta KT5 'Disco Ball' FAQ

Klay Thompson x Anta KT5 'Disco Ball' FAQ

Please do not call the Oaklandish stores. They do not have any more information than what’s listed here. What’s happening? Exclusive US drop of the Klay Thompson x Anta KT5 ‘Disco Ball’ shoe at the Oaklandish Downtown store at 1444 Broadway on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 3-6pm. Only 200 pairs will be available, in sizes 7 through 11 inclusive. These are the only pairs that will be offered for sale in the entire country! Starting at noon on Saturday, September 28, 2019, you will be able to register for your spot in line to purchase your very own pair of...

Town Anthem

Town Anthem

510 Media and Oaklandish collaborated to produce this anthem for Oakland. From the Bay Bridge to The Lake and everything along the Interstate, this will always be The Town. #LetsGoOakland #RootedInOakland 

We Are Oaklandish: Brandan Barlow, Oaklandish Team Member

We Are Oaklandish: Brandan Barlow, Oaklandish Team Member

I moved to Oakland in 2013 to start over. Growing up in Riverside, there wasn’t much to do because of the limited resources. After graduating from college, I reached a point where I felt like my life was on auto pilot and I was eager to try something new. It didn’t take me long to become acclimated to my new city. It felt like home almost immediately. I used AC Transit as my tour guide, taking the bus aboard allowed me to see many sides of the East Bay, meet new people and go new places. I quickly discovered that...

Unchained: Commuting with Ice Cold and Camaro Dep

Unchained: Commuting with Ice Cold and Camaro Dep

Rock with Ice Cold and Dep as they remind us that Turf Dancing is more than a display of skill but a way of life.

We Are Oaklandish: Marcos Montoya, Proud East Oaklander

We Are Oaklandish: Marcos Montoya, Proud East Oaklander

Growing up in Oakland is a complex experience. I'm sure that everyone’s who has experienced an Oakland childhood can relate to this statement in one way or another.  The neighborhood I grew up in had a lot of gang related crime and at times the problem was dire. Yet, the families in my community were resilient. We stuck through it together, and were there for each other, especially in the worst moments.  My community in East Oakland is strong and vibrant. It grew from within because everyone invited everyone else in the neighborhood to family parties, and we cooked dinner...

We Are Oaklandish: Tunde Ahmad, Babe Ruth Baseball League

We Are Oaklandish: Tunde Ahmad, Babe Ruth Baseball League

The first time I saw the Oaklandish baseball jersey I felt so nostalgic. It reminded me of my time playing in the East Oakland's Babe Ruth league at Greenman Field.  Every April we'd parade from Concordia Park on 62nd to Greenman Field on 66th for opening day. The streets were blocked off, and the previous year's champions rode in the back of trucks, making everybody envious and wanting to win the upcoming season. There was always a huge BBQ, team pictures, and day filled with fun family events. It was the best! The league was a staple of Oakland culture and...

Design Intern: Angel Viguerias

Design Intern: Angel Viguerias

Thanks to Earn & Learn East Bay, we had the opportunity to host a paid intern this summer from Skyline High School. Earn & Learn’s mission is to bring together learners and employers to diversify the workforce. This program matched hundreds of businesses and youth together to provide meaningful internship opportunities. Our design intern Angel Viguerias came highly recommended by Rachel Kantor, his Design teacher at Skyline. Rachel told us that despite her class being focused on graphic design this year, they did not have enough computers available for student to become adept at digital art. She said that Angel is a very passionate artist with...

Oakland Roots Jersey Launch Photo Recap

Oakland Roots Jersey Launch Photo Recap

Photos from Oakland Roots' jersey launch at the Oaklandish downtown store, courtesy @leyism.

Fairyland for Grownups FAQ 2019

THIS EVENT IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!! Oaklandish and Fairyland are teaming up once again to host a night of pure imagination — for grownups only! Children’s Fairyland in Oakland – the midcentury storybook theme park on the shores of Lake Merritt – is a magical family destination that stimulates a young child’s creativity, imagination, and desire to learn. Famous for its storybook sets, puppet shows, gardens, and animals, Fairyland provides free admission and educational programs for thousands of children from underserved communities every year. And yet for many Oaklanders, Fairyland is shrouded in mystery. Most of the time, Fairyland is off-limits...


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