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Stories and sounds of California and the West from some of our favorite musicians, writers, filmmakers, radio producers, and artists

September 30, 2016 The Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA 8PM—Doors at 7

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Sound. Stories. Music.

Pop-Up Magazine, Noise Pop, and The California Sunday Magazine bring you The Golden State Record, a one-night-only experience of unforgettable performances and unique collaborations by musicians, writers, filmmakers, radio producers, and artists. The show—inspired in part by The Golden Record, launched into deep space by NASA and Carl Sagan in 1977—celebrates and explores the sounds, ideas, and culture of California and the West today.


Lil B

author, producer, “rawest rapper alive”

Janna Levin

author and theoretical cosmologist

Al Letson

and Reveal, from The Center for Investigative Reporting

Bethany Cosentino

songwriter, guitarist and vocalist of Best Coast

Thao Nguyen

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

Nosaj Thing

producer and DJ


singer and songwriter

Georgia Anne Muldrow

performer, songwriter, producer

Mark Kozelek

singer and songwriter of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters

Jon Mooallem

author and contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine

Mark “Frosty” McNeill

DJ, radio producer

Naomi Zeichner

Editor-in-Chief, The FADER

Jace Clayton

author and performer (DJ/rupture)

Laurel Braitman

New York Times bestselling author

Josh Kun

author and music critic, 2016 MacArthur Grant winner

Tim Hussin

documentary filmmaker

Jaeah Lee

writer for Mother Jones, California Sunday, and others

The Ashram Community Singers

Whitney Jones, Alex Kapelman, Afi Yellow-Duke

Pitch podcast

AshleyAnne Krigbaum & Adrian Spinelli

Noise Pop Podcast

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

Los Jornaleros Del Norte

Magik*Magik Orchestra

And special surprise guests!

Lineup subject to change.


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Pop-Up Magazine

Pop-Up Magazine is the acclaimed live magazine that brings multimedia storytelling to major theaters across the nation.   Learn more

Noise Pop

Noise Pop has championed independent culture in the Bay Area for 24 years with its iconic Noise Pop and Treasure Island music festivals.   Learn more

The California Sunday Magazine

The California Sunday Magazine is an award-winning national magazine featuring memorable stories and photography from California, the West, Asia, and Latin America.   Learn more


The Greek Theatre

Sterling Munksgard Photography

The historic Greek Theatre is an outdoor amphitheater located on the UC Berkeley campus in the foothills overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The Greek serves as a favorite venue for artists and audiences alike, renowned for its intimate setting and spectacular views.

2001 Gayley Rd
Berkeley, CA 94720 Directions

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