Remember that scene in American Psycho where Patrick Bateman extolls the virtues of the Bay Area's Huey Lewis and the News, just before pounding an axe through the cranium of Jared Leto? Yeah, of course you do -- and if you don't, well, it doesn't really matter: this clip of Huey and Al re-enacts it ... More >>
According to a couple of sciencey types (named Glenn Schellenberg and Christian Von Scheve), pop music has been getting steadily more depressing over the last 50 years. The pair's study -- published in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts -- analyzed over a thousand Top 40 hits from bet ... More >>
The Mountain WinerySorry for all the exclamations, but there's a lot of shows here we're going to make our parents take us to. The Mountain Winery recently announced its schedule for 2011, and there are some most notable artists coming. Among them, a five-day period this September in which b ... More >>
Ken ReganBill Graham He was born to Jewish parents in 1930s Germany, escaped the Holocaust to New York City (his mother died at Auschwitz), and later moved to San Francisco, where he helped foster a historic and still-thriving rock 'n' roll scene. So there's pretty much no disputing that conc ... More >>
Zoe Keating: "The technology creates this little box that you're always pushing against the edges of," she says. "I find it really good to have these limitations of [recording] latency or RAM or even frustration -- all those things are annoying, but they actually create the music." This goes ... More >>
Eighties pop-rock icon and Marin County pretty boy Huey Lewis and his longtime band the News recently recorded a new album of Stax covers called Soulsville. To support the new record, Huey and the News are going on tour. Trouble is, they're not playing San Francisco -- at least not according to the ... More >>
Jan SimmonsBill Graham driving across the Golden Gate Bridge in 1983There are a lot of good reasons to go see concerts -- music being generally foremost among them. But there's also the supporting of good causes through benefit shows, something that the legendary Bay Area concert promoter Bill Gr ... More >>
Well, the Giants didn't get much love from Jimmy Kimmel's L.A. crowd last night, but Kimmel did call out Marin's Huey Lewis on Sports being kind of a lame title for an essential multi-platinum-selling album. And Lewis, to his credit, summoned a rather humorous retort.But more to the point: Lewis ... More >>
Local boy Huey Lewis is getting props from one of the great houses of American soul.Lewis and the News' new album -- their first in nine years -- is called Soulsville, and consists of songs released on Memphis' Stax label, the home of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Issac Hayes, and Booker T. & ... More >>
If you're like everyone in the world, you've been into Cee-Lo's irrepressibly catchy reprisal anthem, "Fuck You." Maybe you've even checked it out in Spanish!Well. Think that's subversive? Try "Fuck Me." Meet Camu Tao: Ohio player, Def Jux staple, and member of some of underground rap's most venerab ... More >>
Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom: " When I was 12, I went to a fertility empowerment workshop with my mom. We hand-embroidered flannel maxi-pads together." (She plays the Fox on Aug. 2) [7x7]Sit in on a conversation with Huey Lewis. [SFist]What's with all these two-piece bands, anyway? [The Owl Mag]Loc ... More >>
RAY S./YelpJust another night at Pittsburgh's.Our favorite morsel from the blogs. B-gals: In different posts, the girls of SFAppeal mingle with the hammered and sweaty in the city's murky taverns. Last week, it was Katie Ann Doze sloughing brain cells in Outer Sunset alky pit Pittsburgh's Pu ... More >>
JinkyBurns/FlickrWillie: Not feelin' the gray hairs who showed up at Perry's.Perry's owner Perry Butler must have been thrilled when he read ex-mayor Willie Brown's take in yesterday's Chron about his guest stint as bartender during the restaurant's 40th birthday celebration last Friday: "On ... More >>
Rogen and Franco, on the run and madly in love in Pineapple Express.
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