Depending on your perspective, cheating's a little bit naughty, a whole bunch of fun, or one of the worst things you could possibly do to another human being. Here are our 10 favorite songs about not being able to keep it in your pants when you're supposed to. "Cry Me A River," Justin TimberlakeThe ... More >>
Fucked Up's gloriously unhinged frontman Damian "Pink Eyes" Abraham got all righteous on Katy Perry's ass this week after apparently viewing the video for her "Part of Me" single. First he Tweeted: "Seeing Katy Perry as a soldier in the video for 'Part of Me' really makes me think that we need to st ... More >>
A typical crowd at the Dancing Ghosts darkwave party.If you like Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, or Kanye West, you probably shouldn't go to the Dancing Ghosts party at the Cat Club tomorrow night. If you normally wear lots of bright colors when you're out on the town, or if you like to spend tim ... More >>
In what sounds like a weak "Bed Intruder" rip-off, the once-extinct Creem magazine has announced its return to the world of the living: "Lock the doors, hide your children, we're back!" This isn't the first time -- or even the second. After publishing its last issue in 1989, it was resurrect ... More >>
Instagram username TomWaitsForNoMan (Wait, is that headline confusing? "No longer" modifies the verb "waits," not the compound adjective "to be inducted." Sorry if that seemed sensationalistic. But while we're on the subject of names that parse as verbs, consider the difficulty of writing a snappy h ... More >>
Howard KanGlitter Wizard plays Hemlock Tavern this SundayThese unseasonably warm days mean we must party. The city is begging us to invade it, take over clubs and bars, swarm parks, fill galleries; to enjoy its every offering. To maximize the fun, pick events with cheap entry fees. We've got the ... More >>
L.A. label Friends of Friends has quietly been rising over the last couple of years as a notable player in the experimental electronic scene. Now, just in time for the holidays, it's dropped Pop Massacre, a new label comp featuring interpretations of wonderfully low- and middlebrow pop from a hi ... More >>
Last night a new reality show premiered on E! called "Bridalplasty." That's right, "Bridalplasty" - twelve vaguely psychotic (and clearly morbidly insecure) women competing for their dream wedding, and -- good god, we can't believe this is actually happening -- the plastic surgery of their choice. I ... More >>
Dear everyone, it looks like we owe you all a huge apology. There we were last week, thinking that having a sense of humor about the fact that we live on a gigantic fault line was infinitely better than stressing ourselves out to the point of constant anxiety about the next Big One. But then our ... More >>
1weddingsource.comIt's Sylvia, bitch!Was the Britney Spears Glee episode this week not sweet enough for you? Top Chef: Just Desserts tried to carry out the same overhyped (school) spirit on last night's episode. Unfortunately, both Glee and Top Chef were misses compared to last week's crazine ... More >>
Following soon after her forthcoming album's first single, "Born Free," and its accompanying controversial video, M.I.A is sharing another track from her as-yet-unreleased third full-length. The new song, "XXXO," was officially announced today via M.I.A's own N.E.E.T. label. On the ... More >>
Headed up by Trackademicks, The Honor Roll Crew is a creative collective of eight Bay Area-based MCs, singers, producers and DJs. They bring a fresh approach to hip-hop, as exemplified by critically acclaimed late-'09 releases by Track ("Enjoy What You Do") and Spank Pops (Beautiful Noise). ... More >>
Or, the Whale (with our waiter giving the thumbs up)Funny thing: I was eating at the Divisadero outpost of Herbivore recently, and a friendly waiter started chatting with my table about music. The conversation lead eventually to his band, which, he said, had just completed a cover of Britney Spea ... More >>
If you've ever packed it into the Make-Out Room on a Saturday night, you have El Kool Kyle to thank for making you sweat. The El Superrritmo DJ goes crate digging across continents to bring back the best the barrios have to offer (and over Halloween weekend, you can take advantage of his sonic tr ... More >>
Treat yourself to English tapas at tearooms old and new.
Weekend recap by Janine KahnWe're running on a skeleton crew here at All Shook Down this week with most of the usual suspects home for the holidays. Fortunately, our friends at sister blogs The Snitch and SFoodie were out and about this weekend, so our wrap-up won't be too terribly bare bones.On Sat ... More >>
Two Gallants (Saddle Creek)
“Direct licensing” is the new threat to Webcasting´s meritocracy of music
Back to Black (Universal Republic)
This DJ simulator is nothing to rave about.
Jesse Kipp's job in the emerging field of commercial ethnography could make you the star of your very own advertisement
Learning to make music can make for a new you in the new year
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.
Couture breezes through downtown S.F.
This New York-imported solo act spins pop culture and consumerist references in a blender
A New Yorker shows us his wits
All-ages concerts at the Stanford Jazz Festival
Think teen boys are fucked up? Check out the gals in the book and photo exhibit Girl Culture
Farrah wig? Check. Fake eyelashes? Got 'em. It's opening night at the campy live musical
Ruby Skye sucks and blows; a Happy Supply of indie pop
Disco Not Disco 2 (Strut)
The Go Game
Bubblegum pop, robot rock, fretless harping, and destitute redemption
Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters
Fuck takes the high road -- to the end of the line
The Goddess Perlman and O.
Three (Touch and Go)
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