Sunn O))) @ Mezzanine, Tuesday, Dec. 18
Over the 14 years that Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley have run Sunn O))), the pair have eagerly tested threshold after threshold. The Seattle-born drone metal project's songs are long -- the shortest track on 2009 LP Monoliths & Dimensions is 9 minutes, 42 ... More >>
Back when he was in high school, New Orleans rapper Dee-1 was working at a local Circuit City store when Lil Wayne came in and ordered a TV. Dee ended up installing the goggle-box into Weezy's car. These days, Dee himself works closely with Mannie Fresh, the architect of the classic Cash Money sound ... More >>
A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Chase N. Cache
Saturday, March 10, 2011
San Jose State Event Center
Better than: Eating canned beans in the dark while combing through all the Drake memes on Tumblr.
Halfway through his set at the San Jose State Event Center on Saturday, Drake broke the color line ... More >>
Kahley Avalon EmersonLittle Miss Hot Mess and Mona G. Hawd sing "Mack the Knife"
Jan. 14, 2012
Better than: Being gored to death by a pack of zombies.
San Francisco has a rich history of drag performance. Look back, and the founding of organizations like the Internationa ... More >>
Trombone Shorty plays Friday and Saturday at the Fillmore.
"I've been hearing hip-hop music since I was born." So says Trombone Shorty, the brass-playing band leader who grew up in the Tremé district of New Orleans' 6th Ward and has already amassed a Grammy nomination for his debut jazz albu ... More >>
Lil Wayne's family-friendly fun.Lil Wayne
Friday, September 2, 2011
Better than: Rap shows without fireworks and fake gunshots
"I apologize to the parents who brought their kids because of the cussing," said Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. at the end of a nearly two-hour ... More >>
Since many recent Next Big Things in rap have proven disappointing -- see Wale, Asher Roth and B.o.B. -- it might be time to consider the possibility that hip-hop tastemakers don't know what to look for in the first place. Here's an alternative to the critical consensus on rap. Yesterday, we ... More >>