OBN III's FUZZ Blasted Canyons G. Green February 28, 2013 The Knockout // Noise Pop 2013 Better than: Listening to your old Zeppelin and Stooges records on vinyl Six songs. It's enough for an EP, maybe the set of an opening-opening act. No one would think twice about six songs, though. Friends who ... More >>
The Red Bull Thre3style Contest, featuring DJs D-Sharp, Dstrukt, J. Espinosa, Mei-Lwun, and Richie Panic Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 The Independent Better Than: Being stuck in a crowded arena of people sucking on pacifiers wondering whether you are baby-sitting or just better off never going out again ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that the worst time of year for music is Christmas. Christmas songs, by and large, stink to high heaven. They reek of sleigh bells and Santa references and tree dressing and mistletoe. They are overly sentimental and frequently border on sickly. Occasionally, however, there co ... More >>
See more of our Metallica Week coverage: Metallica Kicks off Its 30th Anniversary Week with Notable Guests, Rare Songs, and Lots of Talking Sad But True: How the Black Album Both Made and Ruined Metallica Can't Make It to Metallica's 30th Anniversary Concerts? Celebrate at These Shows In ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Susan SurfTone's Shore.Behind the buzz: L.A.'s Susan & the Surftones were a tuneful part of the revived surf-rock scene of the '90s, when bands like Los Straightjackets, The Blue Hawaiians and Man or Astro Man? began to work the genre's buzzy instrumentals and go ... More >>
Any energy-based band returning to the fray after eight years -- especially one whose calling card was its immaturity -- will be a nervous prospect. Yet here is Blink-182, out today with Neighborhoods. Let's see how it goes. Stream the album on Blink-182's website here. Ghost on the Dance ... More >>
Diary is a monthly party at the inimitable Pop's Bar featuring the best in late-'90s and early-'00s emo, pop-punk, and screamo. Starting this week, Diary -- which is put on by Patric Fallon, an occasional SF Weekly contributor and expert blogger over at XLR8R, along with Kristopher Hannum -- will ... More >>
Dirty Beaches: This could be you!Did you want to play at SXSW, but perhaps felt you weren't ready? Are you comfortable with stylish gloss instead of creative substance? Do you know how to work a drum machine?Well, good news kids: You don't need to work much at making music anymore -- at ... More >>
The DodosFar more occurs in the maelstrom of South-By than bears retelling -- even in just two music-packed days. So in lieu of lengthiness, here's a drive-by roundup of the highlights and lowlights from our last two days in Austin. HighlightsSqueezing onto a tiny, cramped balcony at 1 a.m. ... More >>
Christopher VictorioBest Coast at the Regency Ballroom Saturday night.Best CoastWavvesHunx & His PunxFebruary 26, 2011@ The Regency BallroomBetter than: Standing on Van Ness avenue in not-snow, holding a useless laminated card.We can sorta see why you'd think a Noise Pop Festival ba ... More >>
By now you've probably heard of Seattle resident James Burns' bid to raise $10 million to make Weezer break up. You may have also heard that, disturbingly, Burns has been the target of death threats for his brilliant idea prank. Frankly, we can see both sides here: Weezer (apart from its new t ... More >>
Brian -- you shouldn't have! Yesterday, San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson -- a man with about three pounds worth of tattoo ink coursing through his veins and a haircut befitting a Blink-182 roadie -- came under fire from the league office. The objection: Wilson's traffic cone-orange shoes ... More >>
Two new videos to post here today. First off, our prolific local party anthem act, Wallpaper., has a funny new clip for the song "Pool Party." feat. Jacob Safari and Kid Static. The visuals show main man Eric Frederic wandering the city in flip flops and a towel, wishing "I was on top of the Standa ... More >>
By Ben Westhoff Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously ... More >>
Well, lots of things, actually
Ringleader of the Tormentors
Disney's gymnastics routine can't stick its landing
Yoni Wolf's Elephant Eyelash announces a new direction for the hip hop innovator
A reckless cop goes undercover as the Underclassman
Here's to the Mourning
Green Day's latest proves that a punk band can be popular and relevant, even in the Bay Area
We've all thought about it, but one man finally went and confessed his love of pop-punk
Now that Oakland's Matches are finding success, will they leave behind the homegrown scene they helped found?
In the age of Blink-182 and Yellowcard, being punk ain't what it used to be. Just ask the seniors in Pirx the Pilot.
Let us not squander the gift of mass lawsuits against average Joes: Fuck the RIAA!
Punk has crossed over from underground filth to mainstream fluff, and Vendetta Red suggests that its music is the bridge
Modern-day torch songs, synth-pop sleaze, and Central Asian electro hybrids
Silke Tudor sings the praises of punk rock karaoke, swoons over the Faint, and revels in girlhood
Great pop songs; pop dance clubs; song of the week
Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!