I like Bang Data and the Mighty Underdogs, and FREE FTW.
On August 6, the East Bay Express celebrates its winners of the 2010 Best of the East Bay readersí poll and editorsí picks all along the Jack London Square waterfront. Over 20,000 guests are expected to attend and salute the best ideas, products and services that are borne out of the East Bay region.
This yearís Best of the East Bay Party main stage (sponsored by Amoeba Music) will feature twelve local bands: The Mighty Underdogs (made up of Gift of Gab from Blackalicious, Lateef from Latyrx and Headnodic from Crown City Rockers), Everything Must Go, Finish Ticket, Zydeco Flames, The Memphis Murder Men, Belle Monroe and her Brewglass Boys, Kit & the Branded Men, Bang Data, Birds and Batteries, Stone Foxes, Cheetahs on the Moon, and Fans of Jimmy Century.
Make sure to spend some time lounging in the Blues Pavilion (sponsored by the Bay Area Blues Society and Yoshi's), where the Express pays tribute to the venerable blues history of Russell City in Hayward and 7th Street in West Oakland with performances by some of the best blues musicians in the East Bay.
The Chabot Space & Science Centerís Kidsí Party Zone (sponsored by BandWorks and Bay Area Girls Rock Camp) will feature local kid bands The Vat, Poison Apple Pie, and Room 19. Performances are by members of the Bay Area Girls Rock Camp. The Kidsí Party Zone will also offer hands-on science projects and fun activities.
A DJ Stage featuring the talents of Dyloot and the Oakland Faders will evolve into a Dance Battle into the evening (sponsored by Yak Films and The People).
A world class street art show will be found at the event, including live art demonstrations from the East Bay's best artists (sponsored by 57-33 and Montana Cans). At the Gear Head Garage, you can feast your eyes on classic cars, motorcycles, and other works of art that feature gears and grease.
Don't miss the extreme sports, indie designer villages, and local restaurant vendors. Itís sure to be the regionís best party of the year.
When: Friday, August 6, 2010
Where: Jack London Square waterfront
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Attendance: All Ages