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 >>
How about a rendition of Flying Lizards' Money (That's What I Want)?No doubt, with the wild success of Glee. the TV show -- coupled with a bombastic cultural event that is American Idol -- kids everywhere are dying to ride their nascent singing chops to fame. That also means that those adul ... More >>
We've got three $48 tickets to the Bay Area BBQ Championship on Saturday, July 16, and we're going to give them away! The 'cue will be cookin' at the Oakland Coliseum before a doubleheader between the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels of Disneyland. The lucky winner gets three pas ... More >>
Enjoy those thumbs. They'll be gone within six months.You're slowly simmering a marinara, a glass of red wine perched nearby, an episode of This American Life softly droning in the background, when the thought strikes you: I could do this for a living. Drop out of the rat race, spend a couple ... More >>
Bringing the exotic to the mundane -- and staying cool. How does Gaga do it?This week, Lady Gaga proved she could take any old rotten lemons thrown at her and make delicious lemonade out of them, by appearing on American Idol as a guest mentor. Which, frankly, we thought was a tad beneath her. Es ... More >>
Remember how many times you texted in your vote for Crystal Bowersox, only to sob when she lost last year's American Idol competition to Lee DeWyze? Why not expend the same effort on your favorite local restaurants and bars by voting for them in the 2011 SF Weekly Best of San Francisco readers' p ... More >>
Contestants waiting to try out for American Idol in San Franicsco earlier this weekMore than 8,000 singers flocked to AT&T Park yesterday with enough ambition and dedication to wait up to nine hours in order to give a 30-second audition for American Idol. To manage their excitement, contestan ... More >>
Late Monday night, people with sleeping bags and big dreams began congregating outside of AT&T Park, where American Idol is holding the final tryout for its 10th season. The singing hopefuls of every race, creed, shape, and size, ages 15 to 28, had come from faraway lands to freeze and wait i ... More >>
chemistryland.comA year later, Oakland police hold press conference about missing child [Oakland North]American Idol asks the city to shut down an intersection [SF Examiner]Muni-inspired woven craft [Muni Diaries]
Were you upset that Crystal Bowersox lost to Lee DeWyze on American Idol? I did not think so, but I've heard through the internet that some people become completely invested in the show, and this defeat might have stung for some, especially for the mother of YouTube user "nyturkeyduster," who says ... More >>
Flux Summit April 29, 2010 Pyramind Studios Better Than: The ninth season of American Idol remixed by Moby. It's a good thing that the Flux Summit's bar was situated in the same room as its music critique contest. Nervous electronic music artists needed a stiff belt before auditioning their p ... More >>
Frisco's Finest: SelassieTonight (Wednesday, June 24) is the last We All We Got at Levende Lounge. The local open mic talent showcase -- in many respects, a sort of low-key, urbanized version of "American Idol" -- will be reappearing at the Blue Macaw beginning July 24. The reason for the move? Lev ... More >>
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