It took us almost 30 years to make it upstairs to Duran Duran bassist John Taylor's hotel room, fulfilling a dream that started as a tweenage fantasy. A few hours before last night's sold-out appearance at the Art Institute, Taylor indulged a former president of her junior high school Duran Duran Fa ... More >>
Hope you enjoyed the Thanksgiving break, because this weekend, things are dropping right back into gear. The guiding principle seems to be a strong showing from the new school of house music, with major headliners playing over the course of the entire weekend. But if four-on-the-floor isn't your thi ... More >>
We're not really sure what's going on here, but something stinks. Former Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi reportedly told the British Birmingham Mail that the original Black Sabbath lineup would be back for the first time since 1979 with a new album next year. ''It's all been very hush-hu ... More >>
Lyle LovettJohn HiattJune 9, 2011@ Marin CenterBetter Than: Almost any other concert featuring middle-aged white guys singing the blues.In some ways, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are an odd couple. Lovett sings with a wry throaty croak, whereas Hiatt favors passionate, lung-bursting howls. Hiatt wr ... More >>
Trouble brewingA 20-year study conducted by U.C. San Francisco researchers demonstrated alarmingly disproportionate results between whites and blacks when it comes to developing heart failure by age 50. Of the 5,115 subjects in the study, 27 developed heart failure by the time they were in their mid ... More >>
When in a city beginning with the letter "M," pack your own condoms -- or elseThe results of the Centers for Disease Control's annual survey on whether we've been naughty or nice are in again -- and there's a whole lotta shaking (and itching, burning, and blistering) going on. Educated folks can arg ... More >>
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Week of Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Hearts (Absolutely Kosher Records)
If Brightblack weren't a trio of big, lovable hippies, it'd probably be huge by now
NPR comes to Oakland! That's "Neighborhood Public Radio," in case you didn't know.
L.A.'s Eleni Mandell doesn't care if you like her sultry voice or not - but you will
Remedial Cinema, Voodoo Organists, studs for hire, and more
The Streets' vision of working-class England is full of beats, birds, and brandy
The daunting journey of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings to the big screen.
The hottest and hippest new bars
With nu-skool breaks, Felix the Dog and other local DJs learn some new tricks
Alternarock cult faves the Blake Babies reunite -- with eyes on a smaller prize
Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image
Black Eye for Black Cat; Good Help?; Take the J Train
The Coup just may be the greatest, angriest, most militant hip hop act around. So what's up with the Puff Daddy tour?
This jail is a filthy, unhealthy, decrepit, barbaric nightmare. This jail will probably collapse and kill hundreds if there is a significant earthquake. The city of San Francisco keeps using this unconstitutional hellhole because people who call themselve
From Michael Eric Dyson to Darius James, black writers struggle to define hip-hop culture
The good-time ska of Berkeley's Dance Hall Crashers