Starline Social Club PresentsQUELLE CHRISLive in the BallroomSaturday July 16 2022 – Doors @ 8pm$18 adv // $20 dos18+——————
Starline Social Club PresentsFORREST DAYLive in the BallroomFriday July 15 – Doors @ 8pm$21 adv // $26 dos18+————–Based out of Oakland, Forrest Day is a 5 piece band that’s been performing concerts around the country for over a decade. Known for intense and fun shows, the band has built a very dedicated following and needs to be experienced live to understand. Lots of new music being released this year.
DJ True Justice PresentsSTATUSfeat.The N8VS (Kr8vN8v Records Showcase)Gr8 & The Greathouse of Dance (Sac)DJs:DSMiss Powers (Austin)FREE SHOW
DJ True Justice PresentsSTATUSfeat.Foreign LegionJustin’s CaseVocab SlickRMLLW2LLZMoon MagicHosted by Z-ManDJs:DSTrue Justice
DJ True Justice Presents:STATUSfeat.Marcel P BlackMax BundlesKayattaDJ Sets by:BlackSonido BaylandoThursday June 23 2022 @ 9pm$1118+——————
DJ True Justice Presents:STATUSfeat.ACEYALONE (Freestyle Fellowship)Lil Flower Nasti (SF)Watusi CultleaderSincere God MagneticDJs:Marc StretchKnow Expressions (Salsa set)Thursday May 5 2022 – Doors/Show @ 9pm$11 adv // $15 dos21+—————– As a founding member of Freestyle Fellowship, Aceyalone played an important role in the evolution of left-field hip-hop on the West Coast during an era when hardcore gangsta rap reigned. Following the dissolution of Freestyle Fellowship, Aceyalone embarked on a solo career that never resulted in enormous success but did allow him to maintain his revered status within the West Coast underground hip-hop scene. He debuted solo on All Balls Don’t Bounce (1995) and followed-up with A Book of Human Language (1998). After a three-year absence from the hip-hop scene, he returned in 2001 with Accepted Eclectic, an album released by the Ground Control label, which also re-released his debut album. A new label, Project Blowed, issued Hip Hop and the World We Live In (2002) and Love & Hate (2003), the latter featuring collaborations with El-P and Antipop Consortium. In 2004 Project Blowed secured the rights to All Balls Don’t Bounce from Capitol and reissued it with a bonus disc, bringing not only extra music but reviving the album after many years out of print. In 2006, Aceyalone released Magnificent City, a collaboration with underground producer RJD2, as well as Grand Imperial, a limited-edition collection of remixes and other exclusive tracks. His 2007 album, Lightning Strikes, was inspired by reggae and dancehall music. It was produced by Bionik, who was also behind the boards for 2009’s The Lonely Ones, an album influenced by Motown, soul, and doo wop. Bionik returned for 2013’s Leanin’ on Slick, another retro-minded album with Cee Lo Green as special guest. Try as you might, but you can’t put Lil Flower Nasti in a box. This sultry songstress loves dipping her toe in every musical genre giving her music such a rare and refreshing quality. The Blooming EP is just the introduction of this character: a conceptual story of her first night out. Paired with the nostalgic golden-age production of UnLearn The World, the singer’s natural neo-soul tendencies wrote what you might call a hip-hop chapter. The next pages of her artistic journey showcase her ability to sing funk and soul, with two singles, “Beautiful Goodbye” and “How”, with smooth, stylistic production by multi-instrumentalist Vagabond Lover. Her audience eagerly awaits the release of her upcoming Motown record produced by Bay Area Native and prolific producer Genesee. Lil Flower Nasti’s ability to effortlessly capture the essence of so many different musical genres keeps her audience engaged and waiting with anticipation for her next drop. Sincere God Magnetic is a Portland, OR based artist, producer & multi instrumentalist infused with hip hop and punk rock energy and powered by knowledge of self and supreme mathematics. Musically versatile with a solid sense of fashion, creative lyrics and dope beat production ranging from trap slaps to underground boom bap. Watusi Cultleader entered the music scene in the early 90s, known as “The Golden Era” of the Hip-Hop cultural movement. This was a pivotal time for anyone who understood the culture born from this atmosphere needed to germinate. He upholds the truths and origins of the genre. This is his top priority in his music. He continues to use this as a staple in his unique style and dynamic ambiance when performing. He is strictly underground, which is a term used for all independent musicians that have not signed to a mainstream label. With current technologies, the underground scene is again on the rise.
Starline Social Club Presents:QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND VOL 3starringALLY COCAINEDAYDAY ROCKSTARTHUGVERSOULTELICE (of PXSSYPOWERDANCE CREW)DJ STONEY CREATIONHosted by SNOWY GEEFriday June 3 2022 – Doors @ 8pm$15 advance // $20 day of show18+——– About Queens of the Underground: Queens of the Underground is a quarterly all women, Hip Hop, concert series. Our mission is to provide equitable spaces for women-identified artists to shine in the male-dominated culture of Hip Hop. We promote the diversity of Women’s experiences, in contrast to the limited hyper-sexualized narrative that permeates the mainstream. About the Event: We are representing Oakland for this upcoming June Showcase, for our special “Queens of the Underground: The Town Edition”. We are excited to announce our Oakland native headliner, Ally Cocaine. Supporting musical acts include DayDay Rockstarthug, Keidra, and Versoul, with turf dance performance by Telice of Pxssy Power Dance crew. The show will be hosted by Snowy Gee with sounds by DJ Stoney Creation. There will also be women-owned businesses vending throughout the night and a dance party at the end of the show. For more information check out our website www.queensoftheunderground.com and follow us on Instagram @QueensOfTheUndergroundShow
DJ True Justice Presents:STATUSfeat.Copywrite (OH)Professa GabelDox Black w/ DJ Butch SwimDJ El Cool KyleDJ DLive in the Crystal CavernThurs April 14 @ 9pm$16 adv // $21 dos21+——
Starline Social Club Presents:Devin The DudeKevin Allen (FKA Erk tha Jerk)ST SpittinLoove MooreWednesday April 27 2022 – Doors @ 9pm$25 adv // $30 dos21+———- Devin The Dude is regularly regarded as Houston hip hop’s “best kept secret”. A critically-acclaimed rapper appealing to the smoker’s set, Devin The Dude has amassed a loyal fanbase in the underground hip-hop scene over the years.
Starline Social Club and True Justice PresentSTATUSfeaturing:Justin’s CaseRawneDJs:JimaKnow ExpressionsThursday March 3 2022 @ 9pmFree21+——- Music heals. For some it’s listening to it. For some, it’s creating it. For Bay Area artists Equipto, True Justice, Aagee and MC Pauze, the creation of their new super group Justin’s Case was born from a deep love of music — and an intense, sudden need to heal. “I was asked to book a handful of shows for Zion-I last summer,” DJ True Justice reminisces, “Mac Mall and San Quinn were on the bill with us, and this was the first time in a year and change that the state was opening back up to live shows. We wanted to do something special.” Combining a mixture of world music influences, with Equipto’s deeply rooted love of Jazz and the classic Bay Area sensibilities, the group creates a unique sound that seamlessly flows through a variety of genres and sub-genres. Giving the music, and the live show, a universal appeal. Adding that to socially conscious lyrics that challenge the status quo with lyrical prowess, the group is aiming for the listener who has a discerning ear and a mind that seeks the truth. “It all happened organically,” says producer Aagee, “from the ‘just in case’ folder that Equipto gave me with acapellas to build around, to us realizing that the stuff we were creating felt new and fresh to us, to finding out that the name Justin had a much deeper meaning to it than we realized. It felt meant to be.” Justin, meaning fair, or righteous, is definitely well suited to the three artists. Justice and truth, in all its forms, continues to weigh heavy in their influence. That same summer tour had an end result that not only solidified the group’s message, but motivated each of them in some small way. “It all came together right after our last show with Zumbi of Zion-I on July 24th, 2021 in Nevada City.” Equipto recalls. No one in the group could know that the last show of that tour would be the last show Zumbi would ever play. Less than a month later, on August 13th, Stephen ‘Zumbi’ Gaines was dead at the hands of private security of Alta Bates hospital. The group, whose goals include traveling the world with their music and to make people think, are holding a more personal goal close to their hearts. “One of the goals is to get Justice for Zumbi. As his case unfolds, we stay on deck to apply pressure, musically – or with direct action. We’ll be there, just in case, until our brother receives justice.” Equipto, True Justice, MC Pauze and Aagee are Justin’s Case