Sometimes songs are written that are so perfect the first time, they become instant classics, indelibly marking the face of music forever and staying in the wider consciousness for all time. One of these songs is "I Wanna Be Your Dog" by Iggy Pop and the Stooges. Dark, filthy, lithe, sexual, timeles ... More >>
A quick scan of the titles on Ke$ha's second album means it better be her pop masterpiece -- nothing looks as hilarious or striking as "D.I.N.O.S.A.U.R." or "Party at a Rich Dude's House." But even those of us who wanted to love her found that debut fucking annoying. I was finally converted by the f ... More >>
In many ways, pop culture in 2012 is more sophisticated than ever. Hit TV shows and movies boast plots that are more twisty-turny than was once allowed; the general public's understanding of what Joni Mitchell once called "the star-maker machinery" seems pretty thorough by now; and there seems less ... More >>
On May 9th, Iggy Pop is releasing his latest album. Woo-hoo! But wait. Simmer down. The record is called Après and it will be comprised mostly of French cover versions -- Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg songs included. We applaud Iggy's ongoing enthusiasm for multi-culturalism and bilingual experim ... More >>
This Sunday, Rihanna and Chris Brown are both going to be present at the always-prestigious Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. It's been just three years since they both were forced to drop out of the show last minute, due to Brown having beaten the crap out of Ri-Ri on their way over. We kno ... More >>
John Cameron MitchellThere's a scene in the seminal rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch in which Hedwig, as a young boy growing up in East Berlin, shows how he used to lie with his head in the oven, listening to the likes of Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, and David Bowie on the American Armed Forces ... More >>
Kevin HendersonThe Raveonettes at Bimbo's last night.The RaveonettesTamarynMay 10, 2011@ Bimbo's 365 ClubBetter than: Love in a trash can.Bimbo's 365 Club was built in 1931, during the latter years of Prohibition.
Despite its status as San Francisco's first modern nightclub, you can
still see des ... More >>
Moey's Music PartyFor me, seeing children's artists perform live is akin to watching footage of horrific sports injuries (like Shaun Livingston). I am tormented, yet equally transfixed. So behold "I Gotta Go Potty!" by Moey's Music Party. The song's video features a grown woman, Moey, wildly ... More >>
The breakfast of champions...We can't decide. Does Tim Lincecum's new look more closely resemble Iggy Pop or the Christopher Walken "The Continental" character from Saturday Night Live? Consider it food for thought. Speaking of food and thought, we think Lincecum's professed favorite food order a ... More >>
Every year, classic rock should have a Shirley Jacksonesque "Lottery" of sorts, wherein the tiredest crap is trotted out, thrown into a large pool, and selected at random for public stoning until it is dead.
What led me on this Steve Miller diatribe? I was sitting at the bar at the Nite Cap, mi ... More >>
"Gold": Remember when hippies used to just love the mud?It's amazing to realize how many historical subcultures San Francisco has hosted over the years. And while a full tally of them all would probably fill an entire boring-ass academic journal, YBCA has a better way to take in the doings of cul ... More >>
Rigged/FlickrA fan shows Bourdain his Tony tattoo.Behold the fourth winning entry in our No Reservations viewing party contest, part of our daily wind-up to Monday's airing of the local episode of Anthony Bourdain's food-steeped travel show. As you recall, we begged would-be Tony groupies to ... More >>
Anna CondaWe're back! Ten Things was on vacation for the last two weeks and we've returned, well, broke. So we are more than happy to round up all the fun stuff to do this weekend for those who are feeling down to their bottom dollar (and we all know those bottom dollars should be saved for beer). S ... More >>
Triclops! Montonix and Triclops!
Saturday, March 28th, 2009
Words and Images by Brian Moss
Better Than: Sappy sad rock in the rain.
Ah, springtime in the city. Gone is the soggy gloom of winter and the fog has yet to spoil our summer. Sunshine, exposed skin, outdoor socializing, and u ... More >>
DeerhunterMonday, Nov. 22, 2008Great American Music HallWords by Jennifer Maerz, Photo by Chrissy LoaderBetter than: Getting yet another eyefull from Pitchfork about how great Deerhunter is.On record, Deerhunter is a band that can easily sound like precious ambiance. I mean that in a complimentary w ... More >>