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Hip Hop and You Don't Stop

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Hip hop producer, remixer and musician RJD2, also known as Ramble "RJ" John Krohn, impressed the crowd at Mezzanine with his guitar, bass and mad DJ skills. Los Angeles-based hip hop artist Pigeon John opened the show.


Hatches Job

Back to the Future

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Futuristic dance trio I Am Spoonbender played their first show in three years at Mezzanine as part of San Francisco's Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival.


Northern Lights

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Los Angeles-based group Great Northern enchanted audience members at Popscene with their dreamy pop melodies.

All-American After-Party

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Oklahoman pop-rockers The All-American Rejects closed out the SF International Film Festival's 50th year with a rousing performance at Mezzanine.

Paint It Black

Bossy Nova

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

R&B singing sensation Kelis, whose 2006 single Bossy ranks second only to her 2003 runaway hit Milkshake, headlined a private show as part of Hennessy's second annual Artistry Concert Tour, featuring artists such as Brazilian Girls, Ne-Yo and DJ Irie in seven cities from SF and LA to Miami and New York. The second leg of the tour, which will hit all of the same cities, kicks off this September.

Eyes Wide Shut

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst brought youthful romance and musical whimsy to the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. Oberst, whose latest album Cassadaga is a great collection of folk and country-inspired tunes, enlisted his famous friends, singer and songwriter Gillian Welch, guitarist Fred Wallace from Oakley Hall and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, to help him out at the outstanding Bay Area appearance.


Electric Company

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Electronic dance-punk Swedes, the Teddybears, rocked Mezzanine with SF's electro rockers All Teeth and Knuckles, as part of a free concert series.

Street Dreams

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Hip hop heavyweight Nas brought his East Coast flavor to Mezzanine, performing tracks from his latest Hip Hop Is Dead. Special guest Snoop Dogg joined Nas on stage for a few tracks.


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