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    March 21, 2014

    Music Quotes of the Week: MIA Needs Cash, GZA Needs Science, and Bieber Needs a Slap

    "ummm ..... can i borrow 16 million ?"M.I.A.'s message to Madonna, after the NFL demanded an additional $15.1 million in restitution from her over the 2012 Super Bowl middle finger incident (Twitter)."There was a lot of whining in rock at that time. By nature, we're extroverts. So that's what came a ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014
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    February 5, 2014
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    June 26, 2013
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    March 20, 2013

    Five Disturbing Tales of Plots to Kill Musicians

    Sometimes, being a rich and famous musician is downright terrifying. It's impossible to know what motivates twisted humans to want to murder celebrities, but it's something that has only narrowly been avoided on several recent occasions. Here are five musicians who were targeted by psychos, but made ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013
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    March 8, 2013

    The Aptly Named Mindless Behavior Is a New Wannabe Boy-Band

    Every week, we search high and low, all over the Internet, to find the worst new song of the week. This week, we took kind of a long time figuring shit out. Our original choice was a track called "The Ghetto is Tryna Kill Me" by The White Mandigos -- which you should all go listen to -- it's an awkw ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Kanye West Says He's Like Picasso. Here Are 5 Equally Egomaniacal Musicians

    Well, it's been a few months, so we shouldn't be all that surprised but Kanye West's ego has been running amok again. This time the behemoth emerged while West was onstage in Paris last Saturday, and said: "No matter how they try to control you, or the motherfucker next to you tries to peer pressure ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    The First Listens of 2012: What We Got Right, What We Got Wrong

    As evinced bu my initial take on Tyler, the Creator's Goblin and my final opinion, a lot happens between one's first listen to an album and their final conclusion after taking it in several times. What I love about writing these features is that you get to read my pure, unvarnished thoughts about a ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Five Musical Couples That Should Collaborate

    Yesterday, we sighed and felt warm and fuzzy inside when angel-faced pixie Brit Ellie Goulding revealed that she'd love to make an album with her boyfriend, Skrillex, with whom she shares a hairstyle. Adorable! We'd like to take a moment to actively encourage both parties to make this happen, not on ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Lady Gaga Blew Chunks: The Top 5 Onstage Pukers

    There are few more undignified actions in the world than regurgitating the contents of your stomach in public: The watering eyes, the full-body-gag, the blowing of chunks. Even when we do it alone, we feel slightly embarrassed. So pity poor Lady Gaga, who hurled all over her own stage in Barcelona t ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Beach House's Victoria Legrand Says Justin Bieber's Music Makes Her "Need To Take a Shit"

    Baltimore indie band Beach House plays the Fox Theater this Friday. We caught up with singer Victoria Legrand to find out more about the group's beautiful new record, Bloom. Before the interview, we were asked by her publicist to avoid "generic who/what/where/when/why questions" and stick to the bio ... More >>

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    September 26, 2012

    Sorry, Billie Joe, But Your Onstage Freak-Out Was Not Punk

    [Editor's note: Former SF Weekly intern Matt Saincome fronts a killer straight-edge hardcore band called Zero Progress. Seeing as he, like Green Day, hails from the East Bay, we decided he should be the one to remind Billie Joe Armstrong why having a meltdown onstage and going to rehab for substance ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Seeing David Byrne and St. Vincent This Fall Will Be Really Expensive. Here Are Four Smarter Ways to Spend Your Live Music Money

    Everyone has their own most anticipated album of the fall, but it's safe to say there's lots interest in Love This Giant, the David Byrne/St. Vincent collaboration. When an official announcement came this summer (LP due out in September) with a downloadable single ("Who") that didn't suck, the stake ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012
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    July 11, 2012
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    July 3, 2012

    Justin Bieber's Believe: A First Listen

    Like my colleague Andrew Stout, I have mostly managed to avoid Justin Bieber for what I'm pretty sure are good reasons. He's a typical "innocent" white male singer trying to represent universality to nonwhites and nonmales. Then there's his musical blandness: bits that crept through my defenses of " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    His World: My Week of Listening to Justin Bieber

    Bieber Fever? Beliebf? Hepatitis Bieb? Whatever folks called it a couple years ago when Justin Bieber's fame spread like a liver infection, it completely passed me by. What I remember most about that time was a colleague telling me the teen sensation was "the real deal." Having never valued authenti ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Live Review, 5/8/12: The Weeknd Shyly Seduces at the Fillmore

    The Weeknd May 8, 2012 The Fillmore Better than: Cuddling up to Soundcloud. "San Francisco, I want to hear you scream!" This repeated command was one of the few things the Toronto-bred singer Abel Tesfaye, better known as the Weeknd, said to the sold-out crowd at the Fillmore last night -- that, ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    How Not to Kill Your Roommate Over Her Lovey-Dovey Skype Sessions

    ​I'm a freshman in college, staying in the dorms. My roommate and I get along pretty well for the most part, except when it comes to her boyfriend. Don't get me wrong, her boyfriend lives across the country. But they Skype every day, loudly and gushingly, and after a while it really starts to driv ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    The 13 Worst Songs to Listen to While High

    In the world of random audio hallucination, there's the shit and then there's, well, shit. While I own some terrible stoner tunes, mere good taste, as everyone knows, goes for little in a world of thin walls, car audio, American Idol, and an ongoing '90s revival. Drunk or sober, bent or straight, l ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    The Top Five Most Heinous Pop Songs of 2011

    Yesterday, we gave you our votes for the top five pop songs of 2011. But to be perfectly honest, in our look back over the last 12 months, we found far more pop moments that made us want to rip our own ears off than ones that made us want to dance like small children. Here are the worst abominations ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Train Releases a Signature Wine, Becomes Instantly More Irritating

    ​ Prepare to be hit by a tsunami of nausea as we inform you that Train -- probably the most insipid band from the Bay Area -- is bringing out a wine (called "Drops Of Jupiter" -- after one of its biggest songs -- just to annoy us that little bit more), apparently aided by San Francisco Wine Co. Th ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    How Your Favorite Musicians Will Die

    Monte "M-Dog" Talbert-- the "Teach Me How To Dougie" guy-- was recently gunned down in a drive-by in South Central L.A.. The "Teach Me How To Dougie" guy! Shot and killed! That's crazy. How many famous musicians have we lost to unusual deaths? A lot. Biggie and Tupac. John Lennon. Dimebag Darrell. A ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011
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    April 29, 2011

    Royal Wedding Is Over: Bombastic Weddings We Want To See

    The bride wore white - and oil drilling boots. The groom wore freedom.​We're rather relieved that the royal wedding happened while we were sleeping and the media pandemonium is coming to a ceremonious close. Did anyone this side of the Atlantic even care to begin with? Now that the bedlam is over, ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Mark Wahlberg Compares Justin Bieber to Tupac: World Cries

    Yes. You did read the headline correctly: Mark Wahlberg just compared Justin Bieber to Tupac Shakur. Since you -- like us -- probably can't quite believe that just happened, here's the actual (ridiculous) quote:"The world needs Justin Bieber," Wahlberg opined. "Justin Bieber is like the white Tupa ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Who Paid $40,000 on eBay for Justin Bieber's Dead Hair?

    Daniel Ogren​America, you've GONE TOO FAR. It's one thing for you to make an American-health-care-hating Canuck our national obsession. But to pay $40,000 for some of Justin Bieber's hair scraps is crossing the line. I've had enough!

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    February 24, 2011

    Regrettably, MTV Is Creating a Digital Music Awards Show

    ​ Not content with merely throwing a Video Music Awards show (maybe because the channel doesn't actually show videos anymore?), MTV is moving into the Internet culture space with a new awards show called the OMAs.So what does the "O" stand for? Apparently it's up to you to decide -- MTV wants to ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Former Record Exec Steve Stoute Trashes the Grammys in Full-Page NYT Ad -- And He's Got a Point

    Gaga at the Grammys​Steve Stoute, an industry executive famous in hip-hop circles for managing Nas and beefing with Diddy, isn't happy with the way the Grammys turned out last week. In fact, he's so mad that he took out a full page ad in the New York Times to air his grievances with the award show ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    The 2011 Grammys, A Timeline: Lady Gaga's Boob Armor, Who Is Lady Antebellum, and What the Hell is Cee-Lo Wearing?

    In which we sit through three and a half hours of Grammys twaddle, so you don't have to: 8:01 p.m.: Show opens with an Aretha Franklin montage. Okay... 8:03 p.m.: Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Yolanda Adams, and Martina McBride perform "Natural Woman" together, then take i ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Lil B Records a New Track Called 'Justin Bieber,' Which Was 100% Inevitable

    Lil Belieber​ Lil B has hoes on his dick because he looks like anyone you could possibly think of. Those of us with Internet addictions know this. But somehow, Justin Bieber has gone unmentioned by the Based God up until now. Which is downright shocking, when you think about it, since both artist ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    The Top 6 Most Annoying Teen Pop Stars -- Other Than Justin Bieber

    Justin Bieber: Is there anything more annoying than his stupid helmet hair, saccharine songs, creepy affinity for hitting on older women and tiny, little, smooth, smug face? Not yet, no. But if Ashton Kutcher gets his way, there may well be. For PerezHilton.com has just reported that not only would ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    The Billboard Social 50 Proves Internet Fame Can Only Get You So Far

    Bieber: Fame via YouTube​In early December, Billboard launched a new chart called The Social 50. It factors in all the times an artist is mentioned across various social media outlets and ranks them accordingly. When I heard about this, I was expecting to see a mix of both big name artists and a ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Watch YouTube Sensation Pomplamoose Perform IRL on NYE in SF

    It can weird be to see your favorite Internet stars in real life, and certainly, not all of the web-famous (especially among musicians) are ready for the live spotlight in a way that, say, Justin Bieber is (uh, debatable). That's a roundabout way of saying that we're especially curious to see ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Oh No: Justin Bieber Comic Book Hits Stores Today

    ​You read that right, folks: The Biebster is now a comic book hero. A 32-page illustrated screed glamorizing his ridiculously short life is available for the price of a fancy taco starting today.All expectations are that it will sell out.So is this a sign of the apocalypse, or just another notch o ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Stop, Drop and Roll: Justin Bieber is White?

    Biebster on the mic​I think I can still legitimately claim to have never heard a real Justin Bieber song, which doesn't bother me very much. Doesn't keep me from appreciating his cherubic wholesomeness and his unauthorized novelties, such as the Sigur Rós-caliber majesty of "U Smile" slowed down ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    What Is So Gross About This Picture?

    This. This is the photo you've seen everywhere for the past week.​The Justin Bieber-Sarah Palin mashup can't touch it for popularity. It has a longer shelf life than the Rick Sanchez anti-semitic rant. Yes, it's the photo of mechanically separated chicken ― a bubblegum-pink rope of raw meat bein ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Where to Satisfy Your Bieber-Like Fever for Maple Syrup in S.F.

    fanpop.comJustin Bieber sipping syrup?​So massive is pop tartlet Justin Bieber's Twitter following that the local tech company had to alter the algorithms of how their trending topics are determined this past spring. But even that hasn't been enough to keep the 16-year-old from frequently domi ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    The Seven Weirdest Justin Bieber Products Money Can Buy

    In case you ever find yourself pondering the existence of Justin Bieber (and, really, who among us hasn't at one time or another?) know this: like all the safe, cherubic crooners of his ilk who came before, he exists largely to sell the shit out of some shit with his face on it. Little girls love hi ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010
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    July 16, 2010

    Justin Bieber Doesn't Want to See Your Marriage Proposals

    This photo is NSFT (Not Safe For Tweens). You have been warned. photo via Seattle Weekly​ Our sister site, Seattle Weekly, encountered a travesty last night at a Justin Bieber concert in Washington. Security guards did the unspeakable and trashed what can only be called a tween's utmost express ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    SF Female Wins Justin Bieber Look-Alike Contest, And How You Can Too

    via Movin' 99.7Kaila, winner of Movin' 99.7's Justin Bieber look-alike contest.​ What's the difference between a butchy lesbian and Justin Bieber? One is a girl, while the other just looks like one. In yet another affront to the Biebster's masculinity, the Bay Area radio station Movin' 99.7 h ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Top Five Songs For Vampire Hipsters

    photo via Flickr/spacedustdesign​Justin Bieber is no vampire. Tina Fey had it right when she said he's like a dreamy Christmas elf. But Rolling Stone disagrees. The magazine's site is running a photo gallery on its home page of several pop star portraits that have been mutated to include razor sha ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Justin Bieber Cover: Neon Trees Digs Deep to Tap Into Its Inner Biebster

    Listening to Neon Trees' cover of Justin Bieber's "Baby" makes you wish someone had told them, "Baby, baby, baby. Noooooo" beforehand. All due respect for giving a shout-out to a fellow artist on their label, Island, but nothing takes the edge off a rock band quite like covering a song by a pop sta ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Now That's What I Call Crap: Music Detritus That Needs To Go

    ​ Sometimes one man's junk is just, well, junk.Zambaleta, a Mission-based nonprofit world music and dance school, hosted a flea market last Saturday for musical equipment and records. People sometimes regret throwing out music and memorabilia when nostalgia hits 40 years down the line and Davy ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    So Many Babes, So Many Bang Swishes

    The real thing.​The only attraction I could ever feel towards Justin Bieber comes via his lady doppelgangers at Lesbians Who Look Just Like Justin Bieber. At first, I was afraid of implications of misogyny, that it might sound like a blog intended to bully, but not so. The girls who share their o ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Justin Bieber Has Never Heard of Germany

     When that intrepid teen sensation Justin Bieber comes to Oracle Arena July 17, please refrain from asking him about anything related to Germany. As this unintentionally hilarious interview clip shows, it seems the entertainer skipped the part in school where they teach you about that country, ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    18 Reasons Moving to Roomier Quarters Near Bi-Rite

    mollshot/FlickrDensity like this could be a thing of the past.​Remember having your heart set on that goat butchery class at 18 Reasons, only to discover it sold out faster than a Justin Bieber stadium show? That might change later this year, when the two-year-old art-steeped community wing of ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    How Not to Seal the Deal: Banned from the Bedroom Playlist

    Justin Bieber​Not sure if he's speaking from experience, but Broke Ass Stuart posted a list of the music you should never play when you've brought your date back home to make it. At the top of his list is The Dave Matthews Band followed by any music that blatantly has "sex" or "getting it on" in t ... More >>

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