What we're about

This is a meetup group for hip hop shows in the bay. I personally focus on independent/smaller shows. I frequent Slims, 330 Ritch, The Independent and New Parish over in Oakland so there will be many shows from these places. Feel free to add events for the entire area.

Artists like:

Zion I (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zion_I)

Doomtree (http://www.doomtree.net)

Blackalicious (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackalicious)

Atmosphere (http://www.rhymesayers.com) (and all of the rhymesayers crew)

Living Legends (http://www.legendarymusic.net)

Hieroglyphics (http://www.hieroglyphics.com/)

Check out the best calendar I've found so far:

vivalahiphop.com (http://www.vivalahiphop.com)

Add shows! Let's make this for everyone!

Upcoming events (2)

Bambu at New Parish (Early Show)

The New Parish

Doors open at 6:30pm
Tickets available for $30 here - https://tinyurl.com/je5rp6ks

Bambu will have a late show that starts at 10:00pm and another set of shows on Saturday July 10. If folks are interested in seeing him on those days, I can create additional meetups!

I am unable to attend this show but if you are interested in meeting with others at the show, happy to help coordinate! Feel free to use the comments section to see who else is planning to go or interested!

The New Parish Sit Down Sessions welcome you back to Live Music. We will be limiting each of the shows to only 100 tickets per show and all customers will be seated. The New Parish will be ventilated with open doors and windows allowing fresh air into the live music space to provide for a safe nd comfortable experience


Sharpest Tool In The Shed, the latest release from Bambu DePistola, dropped quietly during the height of last year’s woes. As the media battled it out over the presidential election, the streets were fighting to be heard and justice to be served — all while trying to contain a global pandemic. From his Oakland apartment, Bambu recorded Sharpest Tool In The Shed, hoping to journal the most contentious period of unrest in his lifetime, and now that the world is slowly crawling into a healthier environment Bambu and DJ Phatrick are ready to take Sharpest Tool to the stage. Hoping to recreate the mood of Sharpest Tool, the intimate tone they’re looking to capture is perfect for a seated audience, safely distanced, while keeping the same energy the homies are used to seeing from Bam and Phatty. Along with the performance of the album, Bam and Phat will be performing all their staple joints, bringing out some guests, and trying songs never performed live before. In the militant spirit of social justice, Bambu and the Beatrock Music family hope to see all the comrades in the building.

Rich Medina at Monarch


We're so excited to have the ultra-talented, multi-genre legend Rich Medina spinning on our custom Void sound system. You don't want to miss this.

Support: King Most

In the lounge: Jayvi Velazco, Elz

21+, tickets available for $10-20 here - https://tinyurl.com/v36f3m32
I am unable to attend this show, but feel free to let me know if you would like to meet up with others and I can certainly help coordinate!
Rich Medina

For the past two decades, Rich Medina has cemented his reputation as an elite DJ, one of few on the planet capable of taking audiences worldwide on a sonic journey through hip-hop, house, soul, afrobeat, funk, breaks and dance classics. Today, many artists who have been Rich’s idols have become peers, and his fans often become his friends, even if just through the shared experience of music. Countless couples and relationships were commenced to the soundtracks he has created time and time again. His eloquence extends well beyond the music he plays—Medina’s spontaneous use of language speaks to the fact that he’s been a well-respected spoken word artist for over a quarter century, not to mention that he’s a journalist who has contributed columns and features to a wide variety of publications, including The Fader, Complex and Wax Poetics. His commanding physical presence is a constant reminder of four years of varsity basketball while at Cornell University, not to mention a brief stint of semi-pro ball immediately thereafter.

Rich Medina’s passion for spinning records began at the tender age of twelve, when he played his first party in his hometown of Lakewood, NJ. From that moment forward, he practiced and studied his craft with the focus of a seasoned athlete, quietly developing the skills that made sequencing and mixing music extremely natural to him.

At twenty-five years old, Medina already had an Ivy League degree, a season of semi-pro hoops (dreams of pro-ball dashed by an injury), and two Fortune 500 jobs under his belt. He then made the brave decision to give up a six-figure job at Abbott Laboratories in favor of hauling crates of records between Philly and NYC to manifest his dream of being a well-respected DJ. Right off the bat, he was able to establish himself with residencies in both cities as well as a steady stream of guest appearances with the likes of Qool Marv, Prince Language and Bobbito Garcia, beginning the musical adventure that has now taken him far and wide around the globe many times over.

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