Jul 14, 2008 - 12:06 AM
Oh Dang! teamed up with fashion OGs Live Mechanics and screenprinting company Nextdoor Neighbor for our first Streets of Gold indie arts showcase on July 5 at Cafe Cocomo in SF. We brought together Bay Area independent artists and entrepreneurs--musicians, fashion designers, jewelers, painters, retailers...and pastry chefs--in order to help give our local talent some wider exposure, and have an amazing fucking time in the process. We'd like to thank those who came through, no doubt hungover from the weekend's debauchery, to support true artistry.
Those who were there got to chill, cop some fly shit from Mixerfriendly, Fresh, IC3 and Urban Era, and watch some amazing performances--including surprise guest Chip-Fu of the Fu-Schnikens (we had no idea he was coming either), who flipped freestyles and reggae tracks in his signature tongue-twisting flow alongside Oakland's Bukue One. A major shout out to Bambu who came up from LA with his wifey (what up Krish?!) and lil' man, ripped a crazy set while sick and gave us a sneak peak at songs from his new album, ...exact change... (that "Iron Bam" joint is insane!). Thanks to Ms. Hopie Spitshard for celebrating her album release with us on that day and damn near stealing the show with her performance of "Supernova" with EyeASage. And of course, thanks to Conceit and Boac (good lookin' out on that "Official Knock" request), Mikey Manifest, Enoch (a toast to the host!) and CY for giving folks a dose of the true Frisco-flavored hip-hop once again, and to Amanda Lynn and the Individual Collective crew for the ill visuals.
We're forever indebted to everyone--Live Mechanics, Nextdoor Neighbor, Delrokz, A-Ron, Charlie Darker, LadyBird SF, Goorin Hats, Phatrick, Atlas, J.Todd.O, and everyone who came through--for making our first attempt at putting together a mini-all day festival a memorable one.