*TheCount voice* 1…2…Parties in the Bay This Weekend. AH AH AH.

This year Halloween falls on a Saturday night, which means people are going to be spending the entire weekend making mischief. If you’re out in the Bay Area this weekend, I’ve got two parties on both sides of the bridge for you to look into.

On Friday night, it’s the October edition of Friends Doing Fun, a monthly party I throw at Cease & Desist in San Francisco. This month’s lineup includes King Most, Drewbacca the Hairless Wookie, Mooselini the Soul Facist, and D.Hop of the Dig This Mess podcast.

On Saturday, Halloween proper, Drewbacca and I are keeping the party going across the bridge in Oakland. We’ll be at our regular 5th Saturday haunt (ha!), The Layover on Franklin Street.

Both venues are easily accessible by BART, so come through in costume ready to <B>Aubrey</b> on the dancefloor.

Rasar & SOOSH*E! at Hot 103.5

Rasar is a Sacramento Hip Hop HOF’er and one of the best historians of the scene that you’ll ever meet. Check out part one of his interview with SOOSH*E! at 103.5.

Check it out here.


GOODCOMPANY at Neo-Crocker2015


This Saturday, DJ Druskee and I are bringing GOODCOMPANY sound to Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum for Neo-Crocker 2015. Neo-Crocker is the city’s premier modern culture event and is being headlined this year by blues/soul artist Fantastic Negrito. I saw him play at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco yesterday and the guy is definitely on the cusp of blowing up. Tickets start at $40 and are available at crockerartmuseum.org.

Peep Fantastic Negrito on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concertfantasticnegriot

Neon Noir (Deluxe) on Okayplayer!

“Genre bending Sacramento-bred duo DLRN bka Sean LaMarr and Jon Reyes made a splash with the debut of their full-length Neon Noir (Deluxe) LP. Brooding and bright, the project landed at the close of September chock full of joints. The tracks share a wavy electro undercurrent that punctuates the candid verses chronicling the highs and lows of DLRN’s journey to the fore. Stepping firmly outside of the traditionalist box, DLRN hits the reboot button and pushes the envelope with a collection propelled by tight flows, raw emotion and the spacious production at the core of each track.”

Kind words from the good folks at OKP. A dream come true.

Check out the full write-up here.