San Francisco musician, DJ and producer Dub Gabriel celebrates the release of his fourth solo album, “Raggabass Resistance,” with a party at the Elbo Room on Sunday.
Fusing electronic experimentalism and groovy reggae, “Raggabass Resistance” is the sound of a three-year global odyssey, with diverse guests such as Major Lazer and Snoop Dogg producer Blakkamoore and David J from Bauhaus and Love & Rockets. Read More
Electro, samba, dub, disco and funk fans keep African-inspired beat music alive at the weekly Afrolicious residency in the Mission district’s Elbo Room. In April, the melting pot of funky beats will turn 6 years old and exceed 300 events, thanks to “an amazing crowd without a doubt,” says co-founder DJ Pleasuremaker. Read More
Listen to super-producer Diplo’s new EP, or the skronk of dubstep bannerman Skrillex, or iconic rapper Snoop Dogg’s recent reggae reincarnation Snoop Lion, and it would seem like the sweet island riddims of reggae and its trippier offshoot “dub” are more popular than ever.But Bay Area resident DJ Sep — founder of the 16-year-old weekly dub night Dub Mission Sundays at Elbo Room — says the genre never went away. Read More
Who’s in town Rhys Darby, the comedian and New Zealander whose credits include the role of Murray on HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords,” performs a standup show. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]Lectures ‘The Arab Spring’: Observers who have traveled throughout North Africa and the Middle East share their thoughts on the enormous changes coursing through the region. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
Bauhaus. Joy Division. Sisters Of Mercy. For three decades now, Goth rock has proven to be some of the most compelling, (tell-tale) heart-pumping music around. So any band whose members initially met at a San Francisco Gothic nightclub is bound to prove interesting, right? Right. Read More