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YES, BAY AREA eBook Relaunches to Include All Formats

June 26th, 2013

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One year ago the first ever book from Bay Area MC Lyrics Born hit digital shelves.
The book, titled Yes, Bay Area, is a collection of personal observations in Tweet form by LB of the San Francisco Bay Area. With original artwork by Bay Area natives Eddie Colla (Loakal) and Jason Malig (Sidewalk II’s), this 100 page book is a must-have!
Cited by many as ‘original’, ‘creative’, ‘clever’ and ‘hella funny’, Yes, Bay Area gives a humorous, unique and insightful perspective on one of the most culturally diverse places in the World.

Due to popular demand Yes, Bay Area is re-launching today and is available in all electronic formats. For those who of you who may not have picked up the book yet, we’re giving away a free sample so you can try before you buy!
Specially priced at only $3.99, Yes, Bay Area is the e-book to get this summer!

CLICK HERE to check out 12 free pages from the book and download it instantly to your iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Android, laptop or personal computer!

To get the book delivered directly to your phone simply text keyword “yesbayarea” to (510) 662-1010 and you’ll receive a link to the free e-book sample!

Make sure to follow LB on Twitter @LyricsBorn and check out his latest #YesBayArea tweets and more!!

Don’t miss Lyrics Born performing live at these upcoming shows:


6/29 – Nacarubi Festival – Big Sur, CA (Lateef & Lyrics Born as Latyrx)
7/26 – Guitarfish Festival – Cisco Grove, CA (Lyrics Born presents Continuum: A Musical Tribute to James Brown)
7/28 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle, WA (Lateef & Lyrics Born as Latyrx)
8/09 – San Jose Jazz Fest – San Jose, CA (Lyrics Born presents Continuum)
8/17 – Two Acre Shaker – Pemberton, BC (Lyrics Born)
8/24 – Eugene Celebration – Eugene, OR (Lyrics Born)

more dates TBA soon!

YES, BAY AREA Hits Digital Shelves at iTunes & Amazon

April 2nd, 2013

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Last year Lyrics Born released his first ever book, ‘YES, BAY AREA’ — a collection of Tweets from LB’s own personal observations and commentary on the San Francisco Bay Area.
Humorous, insightful, political and all too familiar for those who know the Bay Area, ‘YES, BAY AREA’ is the must-have coffee table book for the ‘slasher’ generation.

Currently available physically in select book stores around the Bay Area, we are very excited to announce that it is now available digitally at iTunes & Amazon!
A perfect addition to your iPhone, iPad or Kindle reader, ‘YES, BAY AREA’ will having you laughing and nodding your head in recognition of the quirky and unique traits of the people, places and instances that could only happen in The Bay.

Including original artwork by the Bay Area’s own, Eddie Colla & Jason Malig, ‘YES, BAY AREA’ is Bay Area from cover to cover. Get your copy today!

“We’ve got much more than 140 characters in the Bay… but 140 is all LB needs to rock these compulsively-readable, hilarious, and incisive mini-portraits. If you live here, you’ll be nodding your head in recognition… and if you don’t, well, you’re f*cking up. But at least now you’ve got a field guide.”
– Adam Mansbach
Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller ‘Go the F**k to Sleep’

“Hapa dude from Berkeley with Italian hair, Cajun accent, and intergalactic mic skills capturing the funniest observations on the quirks of the 510, 415, 408, 650, and 707 since Richard Pryor stalked these same streets? Yes, world. You’ve come to the right book.”
– Jeff Chang
Award winning author of ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’ and ‘Total Chaos: The Art & Aesthetics of Hip-Hop’

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/yes-bay-area/id623606106

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Yes-Bay-Area-ebook/dp/B00BWZZ3TK

LYRICS BORN TALKS YES, BAY AREA ON KQED’S FORUM

February 15th, 2013

Last Friday LB was asked to join the Bay Area’s KQED Forum radio program to talk about politics, the state of the music business, Latyrx and of course, “Yes, Bay Area”.
Take a listen to the interview below which runs about 30 minutes or download it directly from their website here.

LATYRX + DJ SHADOW @ WINTERSALT IN SAN FRANCISCO DEC 29

November 21st, 2012

L-Beezies!!!!
Just announced today, some of the biggest news this year; Latyrx (Lyrics Born & Lateef) will be performing at Wintersalt in San Francisco, CA on December 29th w/ fellow Quannum fam, DJ Shadow!

This is NOT to be missed!!
Part of a 2-day event, Latyrx takes the stage on Day 2 at Fort Mason in SF, CA as part of DJ Shadow’s set. Also performing that weekend is is K. Flay, Aaron Axelsen, Dillon Francis, Theophilus London, Diplo, Travis Barker w/ Mix Master Mike and many more.
Presented by Eye Heart SF.

Make sure you get your tickets for this very special night of music!

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW!

LYRICS BORN “YES, BAY AREA” E-BOOK NOW AVAILABLE!

June 12th, 2012

L-BEEEEEEEEEEZIES!!!!!
The wait is over — the very first Lyrics Born BOOK is now available for download!

‘YES, BAY AREA’, a collection of LB’s musings and observations on the San Francisco Bay Area’s diverse and unique culture has been compiled from Twitter in a very special e-book available by clicking here.

This book is available right now ONLY at LyricsBorn.com, so make sure to get your copy today!!

Don’t forget this weekend at The Independent in San Francisco, CA, LYRICS BORN will be taking the stage with a full 10-piece band to celebrate the release of ‘YES, BAY AREA’. Featuring many special guests, an opening set by the Bay Area’s own BAYONICS, and hosted by comedian JOEY GUILA, the Official ‘Yes, Bay Area’ Release Event — co-presented by LitQuake — is sure to sell out, so make sure you get your tickets RIGHT HERE before that happens.

And now, a word from LB himself:

LYRICS BORN “YES, BAY AREA” PRE-ORDER

May 29th, 2012

Right now you can pre-order the “Yes, Bay Area” e-book by clicking here.
The e-book will be available June 12th, 2012 at which time your pre-ordered download will be made available.

LATYRX ‘THE SECOND ALBUM’ INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN

May 22nd, 2012

Latyrx is back!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you know that Lyrics Born & Lateef the Truthspeaker have re-united to once again transform into the mighty Latyrx.

We’re extremely geeked to launch the Official Latyrx IndieGoGo Campaign for ‘The Second Album’.
Click over to www.indiegogo.com/latyrx2 to find out what the campaign is all about and how you can be a part of making music history.

In the meantime, watch the video below as LB & Lateef explain what IndieGoGo is all about and why they have chosen to incorporate their fans into the album-making process.

LYRICS BORN “YES, BAY AREA” DEBUT BOOK RELEASE EVENT @ THE INDEPENDENT SF, CA

May 15th, 2012

L-Beezies!
It is official, and we are very excited to announce the debut book from Lyrics Born; “Yes, Bay Area”.

“Yes, Bay Area” is a collection of Tweets that have been compiled from over the past 2 years and features LB’s funny and insightful musings on the San Francisco Bay Area’s rich and diverse culture.

Prompted by the suggestions of hundreds of fans on Twitter and Facebook, “Yes, Bay Area” is the first of its kind for LB and sees the veteran MC, Producer and Voiceover artist once again stepping into new territory and breaking new ground in a career constantly expanded by his bold and out-of-the-box approach.
Featuring artwork by the Bay Area’s own, Eddie Colla and Jason Malig, the book is through and through a testament to the San Francisco Bay Area.

“Hapa dude from Berkeley with Italian hair, Cajun accent, and intergalactic mic skills capturing the funniest observations on the quirks of the 510, 415, 408, 650, and 707 since Richard Pryor stalked these same streets? Yes, world. You’ve come to the right book.”

—Jeff Chang Award winning author of “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” and “Total Chaos: The Art & Aesthetics of Hip-Hop”

“We’ve got much more than 140 characters in the Bay… but 140 is all LB needs to rock these compulsively-readable, hilarious, and incisive mini-portraits. If you live here, you’ll be nodding your head in recognition… and if you don’t, well, you’re fucking up. But at least now you’ve got a field guide.”

— Adam Mansbach, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “Go the Fuck to Sleep”.

The e-book will be available for download June 12th, 2012 and also available at the Official “Yes, Bay Area” Book Release Event at the Independent in San Francisco, CA!

Presented in conjunction with the Bay Area’s own LitQuake, June 16th, 2012 will be a celebration of epic proportions as LB brings his full LIVE band to The Independent in San Francisco, CA featuring Jazz Mafia, Joyo Velarde, Kat O1O, Skins & Needles and many more.
In honor of this momentous occasion, LB has curated a very special night of music, comedy and surprises to celebrate his foray into the literary world with special guests Bayonics, Berkeley native, Adam Mansbach (best-selling author of the book “Go The Fu*k To Sleep”) and hosted by the very funny, Joey Guila!!

It is truly going to be a night to remember as LB celebrates the release of his very first book and brings to The Independent a night unlike any other.
Get your tickets right now by clicking here and do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime event!

Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival Impact on The SF Economy

February 13th, 2012

2011 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival Generates More Than $60 Million

for the San Francisco Economy

Another Planet Entertainment and Superfly Presents create more than 650 jobs;

Donate $1.45 million to San Francisco’s Recreation & Park Department

San Francisco, CA – February 9, 2012 – San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival brings artists and festival fans from around the world to the Bay Area – and with them an influx of income to San Francisco, its Recreation & Park Department, and to local businesses. According to a new report authored by San Francisco State University, “Economic Impact of the 2011 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival on the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area,” 180,000 tickets were sold to the three-day concert last year, resulting in a $60,641,880 million economic impact on local businesses and services in San Francisco. Additionally, another $6,633,400 was generated in the surrounding Bay Area.

As the festival – the brainchild of concert pioneers Another Planet Entertainment and Superfly Presents, and designed specifically for the unique qualities of Golden Gate Park and San Francisco – enters its fifth year, the organizers wanted an academic economic analysis of the impact of the festival to quantify the feedback they have been receiving from local business, community leaders, artists and fans. In addition to direct financial gains from the festival itself, the report provides attendee demographics, how many visitors the festival draws, and how much each person spends over the course of the weekend.

“Outside Lands is an iconic part of San Francisco’s summer, bringing people from all over the country – and the world – to our great City,” said San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. “Outside Lands’ organizers have gone to great lengths to not only make this a great weekend of entertainment, but to establish an exemplary festival that supports local arts and businesses and our parks, helps make San Francisco a leader in sustainability, and respects the local community. In just four years, Outside Lands has brought significant revenue to the City and helped to create jobs, and I look forward to its fifth year this summer.”

Key highlights of report:

  • Attendees: Seventy-two percent of respondents who attended the 2011 festival lived outside of the City of San Francisco. Of these non-residents, 93 percent stated that Outside Lands was one of the most important reasons for their visit to San Francisco
  • Jobs: The festival created 683 full-time equivalent jobs in San Francisco. The greater Bay Area also increased employment, with 73 jobs created
  • Spending habits: The average concertgoer spent more than $400 over the weekend-long festival. Transportation, food/beverages and lodging were the three largest expenditures

Giving Back to Golden Gate Park

In addition to the festival’s overall economic impact, every year since the festival’s inauguration in 2008, Outside Lands organizers have donated an annual percentage of ticket revenue to San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department. More than $1.45 million was given to SFRD in 2011, for a total of more than $4.36 million over four years.

“Each year Outside Lands contributes more than a million dollars to support San Francisco’s parks, which has helped keep our parks beautiful and our recreation centers open,” said Phil Ginsburg General Manager of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. “These funds, coupled with the extensive measures festival promoters make to protect Golden Gate Park make Outside Lands a great partner in maintaining the City’s parks.”

In addition to the monetary rewards to Rec & Park and to San Francisco and its businesses, Outside Lands is a full cost recovery event.  All city services impacted by the festival, including but not limited to: police, parking and traffic, Rec & Park staff time, are all paid directly by the event producers.

Methodology

The “Economic Impact of the 2011 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival on the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area” was conducted during the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, August 12-14, 2011. Festival producers, Another Planet Entertainment and Superfly Presents, engaged Dr. Patrick Tierney from San Francisco State University to conduct an analysis to determine the impact of Outside Lands attendees on the local economy. The information was gathered via on-site survey as well as an online survey.

“When we imagined Outside Lands, we set out to create something unique to fit San Francisco’s exceptional character,” said Gregg Perloff, CEO and founder of Another Planet Entertainment. “We’re proud of the economic and cultural benefits that this event is having on the community.”

To be kept up to date on Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival as it prepares for its fifth year, please visit www.sfoutsidelands.com.

About Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival began in 2008 and takes place annually in historic Golden Gate Park. With an incomparable vision for marrying food, wine and music in a fashion unlike any other festival in the country, Outside Lands has become one of the most popular summer events for both the culinary and music enthusiast alike. It is a welcomed and beloved world-class tradition in its hometown, as it is now known as the event that celebrates in grand style all the things that make the Bay Area one of the most desirable places to live and visit. Outside Lands has raised over $4.3 million dollars for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, and, while honoring Northern California’s spectacularly diverse culture, it has set a new standard for live events worldwide.

LYRICS BORN DJ SET @ MILK SF TONIGHT

October 29th, 2011

Don’t miss Lyrics Born spinning his first ever DJ set at Milk in San Francisco for a very special Halloween party with Miles the DJ and Party Ben!
Tickets are only $5 so click here to get them right now!