By CORY SKLAR It's Oscar season again, which means close to nothing to music nerds. Most of the time, of course, the Oscars bring very little to the table in terms of great music. Sure, they have their Best Original Song and Best Score categories. And sure, sometimes Three 6 Mafia, Trent Reznor, or ... More >>
People plan parties around this stuff, so we assume you probably watched too. But just in case you didn't, here's a timeline of the 84th Academy Awards ceremony. They make it this long just to mess with us all, in case you didn't know...
Phenomenauts at Rickshaw on Friday. Pics by Chris Trenchard.PhenomenautsTornado RiderManzanitaBobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggetsJanuary 7, 2010@ Rickshaw StopBetter than: Middle Earth's music scene.The upshot of the live music malaise in early January is without a doubt the spotlight inh ... More >>
Six sets worth plundering at this year's Treasure Island Music Festival.
Flight of the Conchords @ The Greek Theater May 28 2010 Better than: any kind of complimentary muffin. There were several people dressed up in giant tin foil covered boxes parading around as robots Friday night waiting for the Flight of the Conchords to take off. The sold out crowd at the Ber ... More >>
But the Flight of the Conchords are so 2009 you say? While we've all heard the mainstays "The Humans Are Dead," "Part-time Model," and "Too Many Dicks on the Dancefloor" more times than The Conchords have explain how they are not Australian, the brothers Jermaine and Bret have come through yet aga ... More >>
Shane King could've been a just another civil engineer with discerning music taste. Instead he said, "Physics can suck it" and followed his burgeoning radio DJ gigs up with public DJ gigs on the dancefloors. Now he's one of the city's electro tastemakers, running the production company Hacksaw Enter ... More >>
"Toy Maker" by James Jean The first solo show of James Jean's art is currently underway at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York. His work is stunning, and from the looks of it the show is pretty much sold out. He does have few prints from said exhibit over on his site, and the Levine Gallery has ... More >>
(Aziz Ansari by Seth Olenick)Aziz Ansari (w/ Nick Kroll)Friday, Jan. 23, 2009Punch LineBetter than: "Rollerblading" What better way to spend a Friday night than laughing until you're all teared up like a baby? I mean, yeah, it's great when you leave the Great American talking about some kick a ... More >>
By Randall Roberts You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barrier ... More >>
Yes Man repackages Jim Carrey's greatest hits, which maybe weren't so great to start with.
It's not every day that geek culture intersects with gay culture, so a two-night cabaret dedicated to Star Wars this weekend is definitely a newsworthy event. Not that geeks are anti-homosexual, but they're just pretty much anti-sexual altogether. And also not that cabarets are a predominantly gay t ... More >>
Beirut The Grand May 28, 2008 By Jennifer Maerz Better than: Watching Beirut’s Take-Away shows Having 12 people in your band is the new getting rid of the bassist. Whereas it seemed the White Stripes put the duo in full view a couple years back (followed by the Kills, the Raveonettes, etc.) acts ... More >>
Flight of the Conchords Nob Hill Masonic Center Review by Jennifer Maerz May 27, 2008 Fans of the Conchords: An audience review roundup, from the hand-fracturing clappers to the forced laughers Every big act attracts its signature crowd, people you could characterize without even setting foot in ... More >>
Since you can't get enough of those quirky New Zealanders, Flight of the Conchords has scheduled an additional show, two days after they perform at Nob Hill Masonic Center. From PR: Second Show Added Due To Popular Demand! New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-c ... More >>