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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Everyone Is Dirty

New ideas in rock music are few and far between these days, but Everyone is Dirty might be onto something with the novel concept of replacing lead guitar with electric violin.  Frontwoman Sivan Lioncub’s vocals deftly drift between ethereal and snarling as she pulls painful melodies from her electric violin.  This layered over the punky backbone laid down by guitarist and co-songwriter Christopher Daddio, drummer Tony Sales, and bassist Tyler English has a hauntingly powerful effect that must be seen live to fully appreciate.

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Berkeley, CA
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Blind Tiger
"Blind Tiger! The Happy Hour Oysters are it. Sitting in the back seat of the van on tour- I’m dreaming about those oysters and wishing i was back in Oakland!! I love the road but living on pizza, tacos, and cup o noodles is nothing compared to those oysters. The ambiance is so pretty too. It’s underground and I can’t even describe it but it’s real nice."  —  Everyone Is Dirty
2600 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612, United States
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Ruby Room
Compact, edgy hangout offering a selection of cocktails, beer, and bar snacks, plus DJ music.
132 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612, United States
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Missouri Lounge
DJs spin a variety of tunes, from funk to garage rock, in this unassuming hangout with a patio.
2600 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, United States
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The Avenue
Formerly known as Connolly's, this neighborhood bar straddles the line between dive bar and community melting pot.
4822 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609, United States
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Rockridge Improvement Club
Mellow neighborhood watering hole for craft cocktails and beer in comfortable, cabin-style quarters.
5515 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618, United States
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Eli’s Mile High Club
Former blues institution, now a bustling dive bar with Cajun-inspired bar bites, live bands, and beer.
3629 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609, United States
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coffee
Lois the Pie Queen
Corner cafe serving up Southern hospitality with its popular fried chicken, pies, and breakfast items.
851 60th St, Oakland, CA 94608, United States
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Mama’s Royal Cafe
Retro coffee shop is a busy local favorite serving hearty breakfasts & lunch fare since the '70s.
Mama's Royal Cafe, Broadway, Oakland, CA, United States
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landmark
Lake Merritt
Lake Merritt is a large tidal lagoon in the center of Oakland, California, just east of Downtown. It is surrounded by parkland and city neighborhoods.
Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA, United States
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Oakland California Temple
This Mormon temple has become a local landmark due to its impressive architectural style and prominent location in the Oakland Hills overlooking the city.
4770 Lincoln Ave, Oakland, CA 94602, United States
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outdoors
Lake Temescal
Located next to the junction of highways 24 and 13 in Oakland, Temescal is a convenient urban oasis, popular for swimming, fishing, sunbathing, and picnicking.
Lake Temescal, Oakland, CA, United States
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Tilden Regional Park
"Tilden is absolutely gorgeous and endless. We love hiking there, we've thrown joint birthday parties where we've jammed and camped out. We've visited the Little Farm to hang out with the animals. It's great."  —  The Seshen
2501 Grizzly Peak Boulevard, Orinda, CA 94563, United States
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Fox Theater
Live music venue in a historic building housing an art school, bar, restaurant, and courtyard.
1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612, United States
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Jaguar Karaoke
Karaoke bar featuring private singing rooms for parties of all sizes.
2516 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, United States
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Nick’s Lounge
"Our friend's been hitting up Nick's and has had a good time with wonderful cocktail specials. You can go any day of the week and is pretty lively. Haven't been yet, but definitely going to make it out one of these days!"  —  The Seshen
3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703, United States
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Mars Mercantile
"I love Mars! That's where I found the dress I wore in one of our music videos (Flames & Figures) and countless pieces that have been classy regulars in my wardrobe. It's right there on Telegraph and has a cool, spiral staircase and it's well-organized and well-curated." — The Seshen
2398 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704, United States
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Down at Lulu’s
A vintage clothing boutique, hair salon, and rock 'n' roll record shop all in one!
6603 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, California, United States
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