DJ Cutz on Demand (C.O.D.) & Artist Nicolas Cesar (live doodles!) 6-10pm
Every 4th Thursday, DJ COD spins and scratches his vinyl, while Nicolas sketches and doodles anything you want! They're a great duo, and if you haven't checked 'em out yet, get down there and do it! A great gift for anyone~ show Nic a picture and he'll 'doodle' it in like 10 minutes!
Layover Comedy *NEW START TIME 8:00pm (2 drink minimum)
Going strong now for 5 years, every Tuesday night Mike Spiegelman hosts a half dozen or so of the Bay's most polished comedians at this popular comedy showcase at the Layover Music Bar and Lounge. **Note the new start time of 8:00pm starting in 2015!
Check out photos and current line-up at: http://oaklandlayovercomedy.tumblr.com
Don't forget~ EVERY 2nd TUESDAY is Ladies Love The Layover (http://ladieslayover.tumblr.com/) -- check it out.
Women rock. And so does this show.
Hosted by Lydia Popovich.
Sponsored by Nenna Joiner of Feelmore510~ in the house every 2nd Tuesday with giveaways and discounts, from Oakland's first progressive adult store.
Ladies Love The Layover...
Funk? Of course. Afro-beat? Yeah, he's got that. Hiphop? 80's? Dance? Rock?! Yup, yes, uh-huh, and hell yea! Music for those who love to tap their feet, shake dem shoulders, and pop dat booty!
DJ Kimani (Somar/Oakland, Soul Krush/SF) is in the house, ready to take Happy Hour to a whole 'nother level! Just DANCE. http://www.fb.com/djkimani
Check out this article to see what Wednesday nights are all about at Layover~ http://www.sfbg.com/noise/2012/09/17/avant-garde-chaos-deep-musical-connections
Live funk, soul, hip hop, latin and more- Oak Town style- at the east bay's most poppin' wednesday party: Oakadelic Wednesdays! At the Layover, 1517 Franklin at 15th, downtown Oakland, 10pm to 2am, free! 10:00pm to 11:30pm is your Layover houseband-BAY FONK- that plays the realest fonk to set the tone proper then 11:30pm to 2:00am is our cast of invited musicians who keep the party going until closing. The most poppin' gathering you will find on a Wednesday, come support live music and get down with your community. You have to see this East Bay tradition for yourself-Dig it!
ELEVATION w/ DJ Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist (every 1st Friday!!) 10pm-close
Bio: As a bay area resident (by way of New York), Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist made his mark by curating top notch events featuring hip hop legends and supporting independent artists from the Bay and beyond. In 2000, his True Skool events won the "Best of the Bay" in the SF Bay Guardian. Ren has appeared on numerous publications, such as the XLR8R, 7x7, SF Weekly, SF Examiner, Mugshot and SF Magazine, to name a few. since True Skool's inception in 1999, his online magazine and newsletter has served as an information resource that covers hip hop history, politics, and events. As a DJ, he has shared bills with world-renowned artists such as Mixmaster Mike, Grandmaster Flash, Jazzy Jeff, Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool DJ Red Alert, Q-Bert, Cut Chemist, DJ Premier, Wu-Tang Clan, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), Michael Franti & Spearhead, Masta Ace, KRS-One, Lupe Fiasco, Lyrics Born, Pharcyde, DJ Bobbito, DJ Cash Money and the list goes on. His diverse selections are influenced by his east coast background, from b-boying in the early 80s to attending house parties and New York City clubs. He experienced the New York City underground rave scene in it's heyday at legendary rave parties such as Nasa at the Shelter in the early 90s. Then, the acid-jazz scene at Giant Step parties and the soul/funk revival at Soul Kitchen. Ren is a professional party rocker who can put it down among the best of them with a vast arsenal of vinyl weapons to drop on any dancefloor, ranging from hip hop & soul to electro, house and breaks to trip hop and acid jazz. He has graced most venues in San Francisco with his non-stop seemless sets, making appearances at Temple, Mighty, Mezzanine, Ruby Skye, 1015, The Independent, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Sony Metreon, among a slew of other venues. In addition, he has appeared at Michael Franti & Spearhead's annual "9-11 Power to the Peaceful Festival", TV-20's "Distortion2Static" hip hop show and KPFA's Hardknock Radio.
What type of music do you like? hip hop, reggae, funk, disco, soul/R&B, breaks, electro, house