J12, a 19-year-old DJ from Oakland, has started a viral video craze with a dance he invented and posted online earlier this year called, immodestly enough, the J12. Welded to the bassline of "Slow Down" by The Team (the Oakland trio of Clyde Carson, Kaz Kyzah, and Mayne Mannish), the dance mainly co ... More >>
The last few weeks, we've been DVRing the shit out of the second season of The Voice to ensure we wouldn't miss a second. There is something thoroughly riveting about that show -- partly because of the concept (waiting to see if the judges will turn their chairs around for the contestants) is tot ... More >>
So, this week The X Factor -- Simon Cowell's new reality show/ singing competition -- arrived on U.S. screens for the first time, and we've already had two nights of occasionally exciting, often harrowing, auditions. In case you missed it on Wednesday and last night, the operating principle is ex ... More >>
S.F. rapper DaVinci's Feast or Famine EP. Even Pitchfork likes it.
Thievery Corporation refuses to be pigeonholed. Just call the duo's work baby-making music. [SF Gate]
Everything you need to know about Saturday's free, all-ages Mission street music festival, Rock Make. [The Bay Bridged]
It's not often that you hear the theme song of The Godfather while walking down Market Street on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. It's even less likely that you'll hear it played in pure, bright trumpet notes that resonate over the noise of the traffic. This music stopped me in my tracks, so I set ou ... More >>
Jesse Friedman/newtastemarketPeter Gardner of Peter's Sausage.May New Taste Marketplace
Where: St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 De Haro (at Mariposa)
When: Sat., May 14, noon-5 p.m.
Cost: Bring cash for food, and to donate to the Food Pantry and St. Gregory's
The rundown: Pop-u ... More >>
Having heard the news that Lou Reed reportedly refused to let Susan Boyle perform "Perfect Day" on America's Got Talent last week (resulting in her apparently fleeing the country in floods of tears; Reed says legal issues were to blame), we couldn't help but start thinking about the variety of so ... More >>