And now, a valid and reasonable idea that isn't communicated enough: the Flaming Lips and Insane Clown Posse are spiritual brothers from different mothers. Granted, they sound nothing alike and one is largely reviled, but both are headline-worthy outfits who rose to fame in the 1990s and have amasse ... More >>
Kreayshawn experienced the highs and lows of the music business in 2012. Her single "Gucci Gucci" sold more than a half a million copies and was certified Gold by the RIAA, but her debut album Somethin' 'Bout Kreay was declared a consummate failure after selling fewer than 4,000 copies in the first ... More >>
By NATE WAGGONER Nobunny (as "Zombunny," performing a variety of punk Halloween covers) Shannon and the Clams (as The Misfits) Audacity (as The Adolescents) Uzi Rash (as The Doors) October 26, 2012 The New Parish Better than: Being haunted by the ghost of G.G. Allin. The Halloween cover show has ... More >>
Kreayshawn's contribution to Western culture is one classic line: "One big room/ Full of bad bitches." It's still awaiting its hot song. Her success is somewhere between William Hung and Jesse Camp and the 8th Street Kidz. She's an eliminated contestant without a reality show. From her phenomenally ... More >>
Earlier this week, our hard-bloggin' sister paper in Broward, Fla., ran a thoughtful piece titled "Eight Pleasingly Plump Female Musicians We'd Like to Get Down With." That post has since been flushed from the Internet because a) it turns out women are people, and b) fucking duh. But famous-people ... More >>
Van Halen is about one thing: revenge. Eddie brought in Sammy to get rid of Dave, flirted with Dave again to get rid of Sammy, brought in Gary Cherone to clear out the building, trained his own son to replace his most loyal member, and brought Dave back in for now. Don't be surprised if he cans h ... More >>
Well, it's official. According to the FBI's National Gang Threat Assessment for 2011, Juggalos -- those loud-mouthed, clown-faced, Insane Clown Posse-loving idiots -- are a real live gang. They're listed as a "Non-Traditional" gang on the Contents page, but they're a gang nonetheless. And if you ... More >>
Jack White is a man we like. We like the White Stripes, we like the Dead Weather -- hell, we even like bits and pieces of what The Raconteurs have done (yes, they're boring occasionally, but they really come alive from time to time). He's a maverick, a man with ambition, a ma ... More >>
The Game needs no introduction. The man who was kicked out of G-Unit and made a whole album about whinily stalking ex-benefactor Dr. Dre has most recently performed two actions: 1) Releasing a diss track called "Uncle Otis," whose targets include Tyler, the Creator; and 2) releasing a collab ... More >>
Didn't we meet at the tuxedo rental place? Meanwhile, in one of the six or seven other places in the world that is not Tokyo or Austin, Gustavo Turner of our sister rag LA Weekly went to the "vast wasteland of poverty" that is Detroit to kick it with the Insane Clown Posse, who've been wearing ma ... More >>
Ask and you shall receive. Or, rather, leave your four-track promo CD by the sink in the men's room at Mezzanine during a Wu-Tang show and I shall bring it home and listen to it. This one's for you, Bay Area rapper Durt Reynolds.
Electric SixOctober 23, 2010@ The Independent Better than: Anything else you could have found to do on a rainy Saturday night. Some of the best bands never get the kind of recognition they deserve. Detroit rock band Electric Six gave the crowd at The Independent a perfect demonstration ... More >>
Juggalos not welcome. (Just kidding.)Retro-retro-Hessians. Art = shit on the walls that you can't touch. Juggalos not welcome. Bands with names like Instant Asshole and Municipal Waste. And you will get laid.All this and more in a blitzkrieg monster-truck-style ad for Brainsqueeze, an Oaklan ... More >>
BuzzFeedWhen was the last time you got a friend request through MySpace? Or, for that matter, when was the last time you thought about MySpace (for anything other than music)? Even your mom knows to set up social networking shop--and comment on all your photos--through Facebook. According to ... More >>
Like many of San Francisco's best acts, Maus Haus is tough to pin down stylistically. The group's idiosyncratic lyrics are matched with orchestral electronic arrangements reminiscent of Krautrock, Bollywood soundtracks, and Brian Eno's best work. The group's upcoming release, Sea-Sides, like its ... More >>
The Internet allows people with too much time on their hands to do something they enjoy above all other pleasures: to make fun of other people with too much time on their hands. Such is the deal with Tom Scott's Stupid Fight, which "scientifically" determines who's dumber (another favorite human ... More >>
While the rest of the country attended more run of the mill night clubs and house parties, S.F. did what it does best this weekend, taking a walk on the weird side. Between the Insane Clown Posse and punk legend Diamond Dave's birthday party on Friday to a "Hat Flash Mob" in Union Square and Dead P ... More >>
Richard Haick PhotographyInsane Clown Posse November 13, 2009 The Warfield Better Than: Starlight Express It's tough to top an Andrew Lloyd Weber musical about a boy's toy train that comes to life. But this is the feat that the Insane Clown Posse managed to achieve with its carnival-esque (lite ... More >>
Doze Green"Kali Dwapar" Big tip o' the ASD hat--hey, do we have hats?--to SF Weekly Clubs Editor John Graham for passing along this tasty tidbit about what could be the Next Big Hip-Hop trend. In JG's words: "Now that MC Chris has agreed to appear at Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Jugg ... More >>
Bouncer attends last week's SF Weekly Music Awards! Exposes self! Photos included!
Hip hop, clowns, and war dances meet on the street in Rize
Stanford Junior MC Lars Horris may not unseat Eminem, but, with luck, he might be the next "Weird Al"
Bay Area hip hop trio Foreign Legion has no use for gangstas, hos, or stale beats
Tetrasomia: Circus of the Elements