Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows From the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle

• What was the best part of Björk's final Richmond show? Maybe it was her huge cotton-candy wig, or the muscular renditions of songs from her latest album, or the surprise Mike Patton appearance. But more likely it was her crazy lighting-bolt synthesizer, a noise machine seemingly built by Nikola Tesla.

• The lineup for this year's Treasure Island Music Festival is out, and headliners include Atoms for Peace, Beck, Animal Collective, Major Lazer, and James Blake. It looks like a pretty good group of bands to spend a gorgeous weekend with.

Destroid is a "live band" that dresses in elaborate robot outfits and plays body-numbing dubstep for bead-and-bikini-wearing raver kids. The trio played its first-ever show at the Warfield, and just looking at the pictures made our ears hurt.

FIZZLE

• Finance site NerdWallet did a serious analysis of late-summer music festivals and found that Outside Lands is a good deal — but only if you love Paul McCartney. (Which, who doesn't?) The site says Austin City Limits is the best deal for your festival dollar, period.

• Can everyone in Stone Temple Pilots just shut up? The band members decided to get Linkin Park's Chester Bennington to be their new singer, which was mildly amusing. Then Scott Weiland had a hissy fit online and acted all brokenhearted. While the lawsuits fly, we're wondering why these people still get attention.

• Hate never wins, guys, especially when it's targeted at the ever-resilient and fascinating Insane Clown Posse, who played Oakland last week. "It's nuts, but to me, that's dope," Shaggy 2 Dope told us of the group's naysayers. "Hate on, hater. It just makes us bigger players."

 
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