16 Sep 2014

Cloud 19

Since dropping end-August, that new mixtape Cloud 19 by Oakland’s own Kehlani, been stuck on repeat. And if you like that vibe reminiscent of them good ol’ days of 90’s queens of hip hop soul – that blunted, cruise-good, “I deserve better” music – then this is a must. You too…will

03 Sep 2014

Hiero Day 2014

The third annual Hiero Day happened this past holiday weekend. It was also MaryJane’s third year of vending this event so we’re three for three! From the first Hiero Day on half a shared block of one artists stage and vendors countable on one hand, to what it is today…

27 Aug 2014

DREAM Day 2014

This past Saturday some of the Bay Area’s best DJs and artists gathered to pay tribute to Oakland’s beloved Graffiti King and Bay Area legend, Mike “DREAM” Francisco. Recognized worldwide as a style master, Dream’s graffiti established the visual aesthetic of Oakland’s Hip Hop culture and put The Town on

Dream Day 2014
19 Aug 2014

Saturday, August 23rd | Dream Day 2014

DREAM DAY 2014 “Dream but don’t sleep.” Saturday, August 23rd Greenpeace Yard 955 7th Street, Oakland, CA 2pm-7pm Photo Cred: Repost from Marty WillieMaze Aranaydo & Vogue One Honoring the Life and Legacy of Mike “Dream” Francisco. LIVE painting by TDK Crew & Fam DJs // Day Party vibes Food/Bevvys

08 May 2013


It’s that time of the month… First Fridays and you know where I be. Recently named The Most Exciting City in the COUNTRY, dem some big words and big shoes to fill. But to those already in the know… it’s HELLA proper. And just like Hammer says, “U can’t touch

06 Mar 2013

First…and not Last

First Fridays. Though the mood was more somber because of last month’s tragedy it didn’t deter those that have been there from the get. We know what 1st Fridays and Art Murmur are all about and we come to represent, like we always do. So salute…to the regulars.  Pounds all

13 Dec 2012

Love to Love

Love. Love to love. F**k the hate. Love the haters. 1st Fridays.  Same time.  Same place.Maria Fatima UrbiLoakalHive StudiosJoanne Ludwigwee-ooo-wee-ooo-weeSticker status at my fave bar. #whutchuknowboutthatGood night. In Niner news… Dolphins @ Niners 13-27 Bringing us to 9-3-1 for the season. Next we got Patriots for that Sunday night stage. 

05 Dec 2012

Love Oakland Group: Art Movement

One East Bay Community In Oakland, California is taking action against taggers who deface public property. Some of the best Aerosol Artist in the World are replacing those tags with some beautiful images. On 15th St. between Webster/Franklin in Downtown Oakland was the target of spray can taggers. Art gallery

06 Sep 2012

Hiero Day

The first ever Hiero Day was held this past Monday, Labor Day in Oakland, Cali.  This phenomenal event (and I super bold emphasize PHENOMENAL) brought out all that’s good about  Oakland…the Oakland the media never talks about.  The very diverse community came out in full force, all in support of

08 Aug 2012

Town Biz

Oakland’s Art & Soul Festival was last weekend…emphasis on ART and SOUL.  MaryJane popped up shop, ate hella good catfish and fries, sipped on wine and did some excellent people watching.  We even got to catch a good show, courtesy of Oakland’s own Souls of Mischief.  So check the pix