Holy Mountain // SXSW
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
At midnight in Austin, Antwon is onstage performing his third show of the day -- and it is not going well.
The microphone in the hands of one of the Bay Area's most promising new rappers is crackling and cutting out intermittently. The sound g ... More >>
It's gonna suck. But contrary to popular belief, Aerosmith is new to sucking. At its best -- "Cryin'," "Janie's Got a Gun," "Dream On," "Love in an Elevator" -- American rock has never been better, bawdier, or more maximal. Aerosmith is like if New York Dolls grew up on Thriller (or helped invent it ... More >>
Last week in Charlotte, Bill Clinton stepped to a podium in front of his party's delegation and delivered a speech. Maybe you saw it? What I remember are words -- lots of words. Some of them wrapped around statistics, others glaring back at me like bumper stickers on chrome. Clinton's words flowed f ... More >>
We know they (publicly) frown on pot, gay sex, arugula, elite education, and public transportation, but apparently there is one thing from San Francisco Republicans will pay to enjoy: The Band That Sings "Don't Stop Believing," aka, Journey.
The '70s power-rockers, still famous for their inescapab ... More >>
Metallica performing with Glenn Danzig Friday night at the Fillmore.
Dec. 9 and 10, 2011
Better than: Turning 30 alone, we're assuming.
The birthday party for the biggest metal band in the world came to its finale this weekend with classic songs and surp ... More >>
Onemoredisco.comOne More Disco's Metallica remix contest drew intriguing entries.
See more of our Metallica Week coverage:
Metallica Brings Out Lou Reed, Kid Rock, Mercyful Fate, and More as the 30th Anniversary Party Continues
Author Brian Lew on the Early Days of Metallica and the Bay Ar ... More >>
"Metallica loves to be hated," James Hetfield told Playboy in a 2001 interview. The group's detractors would argue that over the years, Hetfield and the boys have done a more than capable job of cultivating that hate.
There are young music fans, born around the mid-1990s, who only know a wor ... More >>
It's not that bad. Really.
As we celebrate Metallica's 30th Anniversary, it's time to reexamine a popular mindset among critics and fans of the most enduringly popular band in metal history: Many believe that that all four of Metallica's 1980s albums were unimpeachable classics, and that afte ... More >>
Metallica at the Fillmore Wednesday night. Notice that James Hetfield isn't wearing a shirt.
See more of our Metallica Week coverage:
Author Brian Lew on the Early Days of Metallica and the Bay Area Thrash Metal Scene
Six Signs of Metallica's Pervasive Influence on Pop Culture
Metallica Ki ... More >>
Since Monday, media everywhere has been agog at the news that Kim Kardashian and her husband of just 72 days are getting divorced. If you ask us, that union was doomed from the get-go. Anyone who watches Keeping Up With The Kardashians knows that those two barely even knew each other (Not that we wa ... More >>
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 >>
Kid Rock!The squeaky-pitched funk of "Do The Bartman" might not come up often when rap nerds talk about hip-hop's golden era, but during The Simpsons' near 500-episode reign, the show has proved more than willing to spoof the rap world's biggest stars. So with the somewhat curious news that N ... More >>
Joseph SchellThe Stone Foxes at the Independent last night.The Stone Foxes
The Soft White Sixties
February 24, 2011
@ The Independent
Better than: Listening to 107.7 The Bone play the same hundred songs on loop.
Noise Pop gave a tip of the feathered hat to the b ... More >>
John WatersAmong other things -- like making movies and stuff -- film director John Waters is known for possessing a sick affection for public transportation in San Francisco. The part-time S.F. resident is coming to town for a performance of his Christmas show tomorrow (Saturday) night, a benefi ... More >>
Scott AllenHe's No B.B. King: Tommy Cast
As the Merc's Jim Harrington reported yesterday, not has only the 2009 SF Blues Festival has been canceled, but "that cancellation could turn out to be permanent." Harrington quotes event organizer Tom Mazzolini as saying, ""we may well have seen the ... More >>