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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!
SWMRS

There is a strong punk history in the east bay and SWMRS are carrying the torch of that legacy with pride. It probably helps that the band’s drummer is son of Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who got his own start at Berkeley’s historic punk venue, 924 Gilman. While the band’s punk roots are strong, the addition of west coast vibes and surf-rock elements make for one hell of a debut album on 2015’s Drive North.

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San Francisco, CA
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Lake Merritt
Lake Merritt is a large tidal lagoon in the center of Oakland, California, just east of Downtown.
Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA, United States
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Mountain View Cemetery
The Mountain View Cemetery is a large 226-acre cemetery in Oakland, known for its architecture and sweeping views of the bay.
Piedmont Funeral Home Mountain View Cemetery, Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA, 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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Cactus Taqueria
Mexican spot serving signature crispy chicken tacos and a variety of salsas from the counter.
Cactus Taqueria, Oakland, CA, United States
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Shandong Restaurant
Buzzing eatery featuring traditional Chinese staples in a bright, straight-up setting.
Shandong Restaurant, 10th Street, Oakland, CA, United States
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Slash Denim
Opened in 1979, this shop carries a variety of jeans & corduroys, plus tops, jackets & accessories.
Slash Denim, College Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States
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1-2-3-4 Go! Records
Independent record store known for its selection of obscure titles & on-site music performances.
1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 40th Street, Oakland, CA, United States
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