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Neighborhood Flavor, an Oakland block party this weekend, to feature free E-40 show

Rapper E-40 will celebrate the East Bay this Saturday with a end-of-summer block party called Neighborhood Flavor. [Read entire story]

A Tribe Called Quest reportedly issues ‘open letter’ apology for Outside Lands cancellation

A Tribe Called Quest has reportedly released a lengthy apology statement for their absence from the Outside Lands Music and Arts fest in San Francisco this weekend, according to the Los Angeles Times. [Read entire story]

Outkast’s Big Boi surprises Outside Lands attendees with set on pop-up stage

Big Boi's unannounced set outside the Heineken tent on Sunday afternoon may have been a surprise to most Outside Lands fest-goers, but East Bay hip hop fan Damon Johnson was prepared. After hearing rumors that the [Read entire story]

Outside Lands: All the details you need to know

Ready for the tenth anniversary of Outside Lands? The 10-year-old festival is hitting San Francisco this weekend, and there's a lot to know if you're a ticket holder. [Read entire story]

Brodie Brazil: NBC Sports to build ‘Battle of the Bay’ trophy out of old Bay Bridge steel

Brodie Brazil, a Bay Area-based NBC Sports personality who hosts pregame and postgame coverage for the Oakland A's, says the network is working on obtaining steel from the torn down Bay Bridge to build a "Battle of the [Read entire story]

New York Times names California’s favorite music acts

An in-depth study posted by the New York Times' Upshot series reveals a lot about the musical preferences of Americans and how those tastes relate to each other. [Read entire story]

Kesha announces first concert tour since 2013 with Halloween stop at SF’s Masonic

For the first time since 2013, pop singer Kesha has announced a concert tour. [Read entire story]

It’s time to build your fest schedule: Outside Lands releases 2017 set times

San Francisco's Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival has released its 2017 10th anniversary weekend music schedule. [Read entire story]

Airbnb responds to hotel group’s ad falsely linking company to terrorist activity

The Hotel Association of New York City is pulling no punches in its fight against the San Francisco-based short-term home rental website Airbnb. [Read entire story]

Giants plan Hello Kitty-themed game day for August

The San Francisco Giants are getting animated with a themed fan night this Sunday, August 6. [Read entire story]

NOFX brews with Stone ahead of upcoming traveling beer and music fest, Punk in Drublic

San Francisco's Fat Mike and his California-based punk band NOFX are preparing to tour the West this fall with plenty of beer in hand. Specifically, that beer is a hopped-up lager beer the band created with Escondido, [Read entire story]

’13 Reasons Why’ filming in Martinez Wednesday

The controversial Netflix teen drama "13 Reasons Why" will shut down parts of downtown Martinez Wednesday for filming segments of the upcoming second season. [Read entire story]

Hall & Oates, Tears for Fears postpone San Jose show due to family emergency

The Daryl Hall & John Oates concert scheduled to take place in San Jose on Tuesday, July 25 has been postponed due to an unforeseen family emergency affecting a member of opening band Tears for Fears, as Goldenvoice [Read entire story]

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ director recalls discovering the superhero as a child in Oakland

"Black Panther" and "Fruitvale Station" director Ryan Coogler has been vocal about his life growing up in Oakland. [Read entire story]

Rise in Google bikes stolen, dumped in Mountain View creek has locals annoyed

If you're in Mountain View, it's hard to mistake a Google campus bicycle. The multi-colored cruisers aren't the kind you'd see frequently rolling around town. [Read entire story]

Here’s the new list of free concerts for people with those Ticketmaster vouchers

We've got good news and bad news. [Read entire story]

Report: San Francisco has fastest-growing wage in United States

San Francisco workers may be benefitting from the fastest-growing wages in the United States, as a report from salary and benefits website PayScale states. [Read entire story]

Green Day’s Billie Joe and Rancid’s Tim form ‘Armstrongs’ for 924 Gilman benefit song

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Rancid and Operation Ivy's Tim Armstrong may not actually have any familial ties, but the two musicians are nevertheless coming together to form a new band with their own surnames. [Read entire story]

Green Day’s Billie Joe and Rancid’s Tim form ‘Armstrongs’ for 924 Gilman benefit song

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Rancid and Operation Ivy's Tim Armstrong may not actually have any familial ties, but the two musicians are nevertheless coming together to form a new band with their own surnames. [Read entire story]

The Los Altos Hills Airbnb Beyoncé rented for 2016 Super Bowl triples in price to $30k

Those of us normies hoping to spend a night at the extremely posh Los Altos Hills Airbnb Beyoncé rented out during the 2016 Super Bowl will have to shell out quite a bit more now than a year ago. Three times more, in [Read entire story]