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Eating Oakland up

By awoodall
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 at 3:27 pm in Night Owl, Uptown.

Sounds like the Uptown club booking some hot players. “Here’s to Oakland! My fucking family!” So the May San Francisco Magazine article quoted Matt Pike, singer and guitarist for Oakland-born metal trio High on Fire. Used to be, you’d┬áhave to pay the magazine to print a story this city. It was, to quote a freelance SF Magazine writer, a black hole in terms of coverage from that side of the bay — like the only city was THE CITY, San Francisco. Instead, next on the Oakland tour in May’s issue was Flora, Brown Sugar Kitchen, and, as part of the Sabor Mexicano centerfold, the Fruitvale’s Tortas Ahogadas Mi Barrio, Nieves Cinco de Mayo, Mariscos La Costa, Mi Pueblo Food Center, Taqueria La Gran Chiquita, Taqueria Campos.

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4 Responses to “Eating Oakland up”

  1. Barnes Says:

    I just added Souls of Mischief to my Pandora.com stations! Glad to see someone else mention them. That was (IS!) a great song.

  2. Angela Woodall Says:

    I didn’t know the group so I looked up Souls of Mischief. Acc. to my sources (aka Wikipedia) Souls of Micheif is an “alternative” Hip-hop group from our city, that is also part of the Hip-hop collective, Hieroglyphics. The Souls of Mischief formed in 1993 and is composed of emcees A-Plus, Opio, Phesto, and Tajai. Here’s a link to an interview with A-Plus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpfiNDFfOSI.

  3. Eric B. Says:

    speaking of the Hieroglyphics … Here is an old one from them & Oakland’s own Del the Funky Homosapien:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVsrIeveDAI&feature=related

  4. Angela Says:

    Sweet!

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