Remembering Things

Remember When MC Hammer Was a Bat Boy for the Oakland A's​?

On Opening Day of the MLB season, we look back at the baseballingest rapper of them all, MC Hammer, who got a taste for the executive life long before "U Can't Touch This."
Alex Robert Ross

Stream 'Onion,' the Joyful, Grief-Stricken New Album from Shannon & the Clams

The band's fifth album is a eulogy and tribute to the victims of the Ghost Ship fire, expressed through heartbreaking girl group-inspired melodies and doo-wop rhythms.
Alex Robert Ross

Peel Back the Onion of Shannon & the Clams' Psychedelic Video for "The Boy"

The beloved Oakland outfit returns with a new Dan Auerbach-produced album, 'Onion,' on February 16.
Andrea Domanick
New music

Lil B and YG Team Up on New "Young Niggaz" Remix

The 'Black Ken' track gets a new hit of energy.
Alex Robert Ross

Ragana Defies Genre and Gender on 'You Take Nothing'

Listen to the Oakland "witch doom" duo's brilliant new album and read a rare interview with the thoughtful anarcha-feminists behind it
Kim Kelly

Ails Channels the Ghost of Ludicra with a Chilling New Track,"Dead Metaphors"

Listen to a track from former Ludicra members Laurie Sue Shanaman​ and Christy Cather's intriguing new black/death project
Kim Kelly

Extremity's Debut 'Extremely Fucking Dead' Is Extremely Fucking Brutal

Stream the Oakland old school death metal supergroup's bowel-crushing 20 Buck Spin debut
Cody Davis

Sylvan LaCue Is Carving His Own Path with the Guidance of Hip-Hop and God

TheMiami-born but Oakland-based rapper is ready to drop some references to Sailor Moon's Tuxedo Mask, too.
Anya Zoledziowski
Noisey on VICELAND

Here's the Full Episode of 'NOISEY: Bay Area' Starring E-40, G-Eazy, Nef the Pharaoh, and More

The first episode of NOISEY's second season on VICELAND examines how the tech industry and gentrification has played a role in music and art in the Bay Area.
Noisey Staff

There's a Good Chance That You'll Become as Obsessed With Rays As We Are

The Oakland post-punk band share "Drop Dead," a track from their forthcoming debut album.
Tim Scott
Noisey on VICELAND

E-40 Explains How to Beat the Odds in the Bay Area

NOISEY Season 2 premieres tonight at 10 PM EST on VICELAND.
Noisey Staff
Scene Reports

The Bay Area Is Still the Rap Capital for Nonconformists and Self-Made Hustlers

Nef the Pharaoh, Tia NoMore, Kamaiyah, and more lead the current Bay Area scene.
Nastia Voynovskaya