If we were going to nominate a Song of the Week this week, it wouldn't go to any ordinary single. It wouldn't go to a song that's about to set the Billboard chart on fire. It wouldn't go to anything that ends up on heavy rotation on MTV. No. It would go to a barbershop quintet. "How can this be?" yo ... More >>
Clearly the biggest story of the week is Justin Timberlake and his Veganville performance on SNL. Really, I should just post this and call it a day because it's all anyone is talking about. Have a look: Yeah, it's pretty good. And dang, he's cute. Sigh. But I will not end here! We will soldier on i ... More >>
So that Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake collabo on "Suit & Tie" wasn't a one-off -- and neither was their joint performance at the Grammys. The famed New York rapper and the ex-boy-band leader (who's now making his long-awaited return to pop music) are touring together as Legends of the Summer, and they ... More >>
Depending on your perspective, cheating's a little bit naughty, a whole bunch of fun, or one of the worst things you could possibly do to another human being. Here are our 10 favorite songs about not being able to keep it in your pants when you're supposed to. "Cry Me A River," Justin TimberlakeThe ... More >>
So, 2 Chainz and Kanye West just saw fit to join forces to write a birthday song. Called "Birthday Song". What the ball-sack were they even thinking? It's a well known fact that there are only three birthday-related songs in the history of music that are actually good. One is Loretta Lynn's "Happy B ... More >>
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 >>
Oh, the hallowed and hyped Superbowl halftime show. This Sunday, we will bear witness to the unholy alliance of Madonna, M.I.A., and Nicki Minaj performing together, which will be -- well, beyond interesting, we're not quite sure. Sometimes, though, the stars align and something truly magical hap ... More >>
Specific Media, now the owners of MySpace, took Justin Timberlake on stage with them Monday night at the Consumer Electronic Show, and with a lot of fanfare, they announced ... essentially nothing. The purported big news is that MySpace is revolutionizing television by bringing it to the Web an ... More >>
• Beyonce is preggers and so she's eating a vegan diet. Or is it, a partially vegan diet? Which is what EVERYONE ON EARTH EATS. It's like, did you eat anything that wasn't a steak today? Unless it was an egg milkshake, you're partially vegan! Welcome to the club, asshole! • Need some last m ... More >>
From the dawn of the music video, there has been the music video babe. Perhaps she's the star of the video, perhaps she's a backup dancer, maybe she just looks longingly at a musician. Most of the music is terrible, a lot of the videos are insipid, and yet somehow these women make it all worthwhile ... More >>
So you wanna be a sound guy? Get paid to go to all those shows? Control how everyone in the room hears the band? Sounds pretty sweet, huh? Bay Area native Nick Malgieri has been doing sound since he was 15 years old -- for clubs, festivals, conferences and, oh, yes, churches. He currently works as a ... More >>
New media mogul?Justin Timberlake's newly announced ownership stake in MySpace is without doubt the coolest thing to happen to the ailing social network in some time. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. just sold MySpace, which it acquired six years ago, at a $545 million loss. But new owner Specific Med ... More >>
Don't fret, Justin -- we can help.So now Justin Timberlake -- unequivocal hearthrob, former member of N*Sync, and pop prodigy -- owns a stake in MySpace. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. sold the ailing social media site yesterday to Specific Media at a $545 million loss. Figuring Timberlake and Speci ... More >>
Photo by Neil MotteramTrixie Delicious and Kitty Largewood of Sassy have traveled the world, getting by on their sultry rock 'n' roll sass and raw talent. But between road stints, they're always happy to boom-swagger-swagger-boom back to Oakland and San Francisco, respectively. On the eve of the ... More >>
Daniel OgrenAmerica, 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!
This past weekend, with the release of The Social Network movie, Justin Timberlake proved to the world, yet again, that he is just as good at acting as he is at making really high-pitched noises, moving his body in a rhythmic manner and cultivating enough curly hair to restock Cher's wig closet. If ... More >>
For all you doubters: Backstreet's back, alright? Next week the Boys are heading west to perform at San Francisco Pride and the Warfield Theater. If you asked the guys, though, they'd tell you they were "Never Gone" and "Unbreakable." (Yes, we're reading straight from some of their recent album ... More >>
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 >>
People made so many mistakes this decade. So many. In fact, the entire "retro" movement that defined the past ten years in fashion has been a willful refusal to learn from the fashion errors of the past, and instead recycle and exacerbate them (hippie head bands, we're talking about you). The a ... More >>
Perhaps you've heard of Justin Timberlake? The singer/dancer/actor added record industry mogul to his brand when he launched a joint venture with Interscope Records called Tennman Records. But that whole label thing's kinda gone to pot nationwide in the past couple years, and Timberlake's company ha ... More >>
Keys to the City The Independent Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2009 Notes by Jackie Lopez The Independent was chilly on the inside Tuesday night. The venue had left the doors wide open and it just wasn't packed enough for the crowd to steal some body heat from others in attendance. Still, a good number showed u ... More >>
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain
Book by a former boy band heartthrob states the obvious
Cassavetes Jr. and Justin in a box Timberlake team up for real-life tale of killer potheads
Well, lots of things, actually
Question for Jordan Knight: Was the Block those New Kids were on located in the Castro?
Don't expect to see bling at the S.F. Hip Hop DanceFest
She dreams of being the next Janet Jackson, but she's just a Stanford grad who sings syrupy pop, looks absolutely fab, and makes local teens swoon.
Which, come to think of it, may be enough, for everyone involved.
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