Bay Area emcee DaVinci shared a chilled-out new track, "Cheeba," from his fast-approaching new LP The MOEna Lisa, featuring local all-stars Main Attrakionz, The Jacka, and Ammbush (who produced two tracks on The MOEna Lisa). [via Soundcloud]
The Bay Brewed 2012 festival lineup (beer and music) was released, and it's a doozy. Proggy-psych rockers Bear in Heaven headline, with Sonny & The Sunsets, Blasted Canyons, James & Evander, and much more. As for the brewskies on tap, you'll get unlimited tastings from Almanac Beer Company, Triple Voodoo Brewing, ThirstyBear Brewing Company, Anchor Brewery, Southpaw BBQ, MateVeza, and many more. Tickets are a total no-brainer. [via Ticketfly.com]
The synth inflected style of Oakland group Trails and Ways has been our fall soundtrack for a few weeks now, and we can't wait for their upcoming debut Trilingual. Get a taste with their just-released track "Border Crosser." [via The Bay Bridged]
Popular downtown club Club Six is reportedly closing immediately, with no reason given. Weird... [via SFWeekly]
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett celebrated the release of his new book "Too Much Horror Business," a coffee table book showcasing his world-class collection of horror culture memorabilia, at Public Works. The party featured local acts Death Angel and Judgement Day.
SFWeekly names the 10 best Bay Area thrash metal albums ever, and surprise! Five of them are Metallica albums. [via SFWeekly]
Live 105 announced the lineup for their annual Not So Silent Night bash, and the show is a who's-who of contemporary pop. It features Jack White, The Killers, M83, Grouplove, and more. [via live205.com]
Local rapper Richie Cunning chops and screws AT&T Park staple "Don't Stop Believin'" for his new track "City Boy," which pays homage to the Giants, and his rise in the SF rap game. [via SFWeekly]