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A colleague today raised this question: Is it ironic, or weird, or even funny, to buy vinyl -- analog music -- online?
The issue was prompted by the news of Vinyl Dreams, a new online-only record store started by Michelangelo Bat ... More >>
John GrahamGuess this means it's officially time to stop believing, folks. See above for visual proof that the backlash against Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" has begun -- at least for one local Karaoke Jockey.
Remember at the end of last year, when the punk rockers were concerned that the loss of anything-goes outlet Annie's Social Club would only pave the way for yet another SOMA ultralounge? Well, get ready for yet another SOMA ultralounge, or at least one with Ultralounge in the title. Clubs Editor ... More >>
How does an "over-educated 32-year old" decide between so many "cute indie girls with ugly indie guys" bands and hyped festivals? According to the smart-asses at Cracked.com, being able to say you've seen a certain hipster act live "feels like 100 orgasms covered in chocolate set to a Radiohead s ... More >>
Stoner humor doesn't just make for excellent summer blockbusters, it also makes for some hilarious band descriptions. To wit, the bio of Oakland doom metalheads Tyrant, who explain themselves thusly: "We got high and then all these riffs fell out of us and we were all
like what the fuck, so we gr ... 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 >>
Joseph Lubushkin222 Hyde in sweatier times: Anybody here jonesing for a salumi plate?Shuttered Tenderloin club 222 Hyde (SF Weekly Clubs Editor John Graham has described it as a "slumming-hipster nightclub") is apparently being reborn as 222, a thin-crust pizza place. A two-page Web site is up onlin ... More >>
I can always count on clubs editor John Graham to point out the bad band names, but this week I had to make one of his picks public. San Jose's Touch My Rash chose a moniker that is grody to the max but also kinda hilarious in a way that also makes you cringe. So will you want to catch this Rash or ... More >>
Thanks to clubs editor John Graham for this tip: Nobunny not only has a great two-minute slab of anxious garage punk in the song "BoneYard," the band also has a killer animated video of a reckless rabbit to go with it by Owen Cook. Check out Nobunny in the flesh...practically every week between N ... More >>
Those who didn't make it into the finals for the national Air Guitar Championships earlier this summer still have a chance to shred with invisible instruments for valuable prizes. Our homegrown air guitar/karaoke night, Hesher, is hosting a contest this Friday, Nov. 21, at Thee Parkside and first ... More >>