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Berkeley Rapper Rexx Life Raj is Feeling Like A Dad Right Now

SF Weekly On a recent Saturday night, upwards of a hundred millennials gathered in an Emeryville warehouse to gleefully chant "Got me feeling like a dad right now." Leading the chorus was a 6-foot-3 man with chest-length dreadlocks flecked with gold beads, dressed in...

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Pop Duo Midi Matilda Plans Its Comeback One Single at a Time

SF Weekly Midi Matilda was in a pickle. The electronic-pop duo — consisting of drummer Logan Grimé and multi-instrumentalist and singer Skyler Kilborn — had dozens of three-foot-by-two-foot band posters printed on newsprint, but they had no idea what to do with them....

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Sonic Soul Food

With his debut album, Jentrify, Elujay speaks for both himself and Oakland. SF Weekly Elujay is no stranger to Interstate 5. A third-year business student at the University of Redlands, he's made the roughly 400-mile journey between SoCal and his hometown of Oakland...

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It’s a Shitty World But Someone’s Gotta Save It

Thao Nguyen can't perform miracles, but she can try to instill change one song at a time. SF Weekly Get her behind a microphone, and Thao Nguyen turns into a beast. Her coos evolve into screams, and her murmurs amplify into shouts. She’ll whip her hair so fervently...

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The Patron Saint of Sex

Carol Queen is battling cultural misnomers about sex, one lecture at a time. SF Weekly The week of Valentine’s Day was busy for Carol Queen. Then again, so are most weeks for the sexologist who, in addition to being the oldest working staff member at Good Vibrations,...

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Street Life For The Masses

Buzzing Sacramento rapper Mozzy gives listeners an inside glimpse into a life they otherwise would not know. SF Weekly The average listener probably won’t understand the bulk of what Mozzy raps about or the place from which his life experiences are derived. Do you...

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Another Go For Faith No More

The punk-rockers are re-releasing their out-of-print debut after founding bassist Bill Gould discovered the masters in his basement. SF Weekly It's San Francisco in the early '80s, and Faith No More is a little-known punk-rock band consisting of four musicians all...

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No Place Like Home

A.C. Newman of the New Pornographers has considered moving back to Canada, but he'll never quit the band. SF Weekly A.C. Newman lives in a “funky,” one-story house in Woodstock, N.Y., that has seen numerous renovations and additions in the eight years since he and his...

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House Music’s Shooting Star

U.K. producer Jax Jones is now more famous than the artist who helped launch his career. SF Weekly Jax Jones’ parents really didn’t want him to pursue music. “My parents are super-traditional,” says the British house producer, best-known for his 2016, island-inspired...

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Sons of Mischief

Oakland hip-hop crew Down 2 Earth channels '90s rap and laidback vibes in its new album. SF Weekly When the Oakland hip-hop quartet Souls of Mischief dropped its debut album in September 1993, it sent ripples throughout the rap world. Filled with obscure jazz and funk...

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Two Semi-Charmed Hours With Stephan Jenkins

The Third Eye Blind frontman dishes on the band's next album, trolling Republicans, and becoming 'a whole person.' SF Weekly Interviewing Stephan Jenkins is like herding cats or trying to get my very untrained dog Mischa to do a trick. He evades questions, changes the...

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Waiting For the Green Light

In his debut album, Eldorado, fast-rising R&B singer Ro James showcases his many personas. SF Weekly Listen to R&B singer Ro James’ debut album, Eldorado, and you’ll have a hard time figuring out what kind of guy he is. In some tracks, like the stripped-down,...

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