Kraftwerk have been a lot of different things to a lot of different listeners. To the '70s American mainstream, the Düsseldorf electronic music pioneers were a novelty group responsible for the unlikely Beach Boys-meets-"Tubular Bells" hit "Autobahn." To David Bowie around the same time, they were ... More >>
[Editor's note: The Upsetter is a new weekly column exploring music news and pop history from a perspective that is both bewitched and bothered. Here, Andrew Stout will explode the old clichés of rock journalism to make room for some new ones.]
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With the arrival of June, so too comes the summer party season -- and everyone seems to be ramping up in anticipation of the warm weather. Of course, that means more big guests, but also some variety as well. Here are some top picks to help you make sense of it all. Read on -- your weekend awaits.
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Yellow Magic Orchestra performs at the Warfield this Monday, June 27
Have you heard Yellow Magic Orchestra? They just might be the best pop group ever.
Now, if you're the kind of reader who's suspicious of such shameless hyperbole (and huzzah for you if you are), then consider these crunchy, ... More >>
Regardless of whether you over-indulged on turkey day, there's a place this weekend to work it off while you work it out. The city's beloved disco inferno, Go BANG! is celebrating one year of championing the diversity of sound and style in "70's/80's New York/Chicago/San Francisco nightlife." Hel ... More >>
DJ Centipede claims the distinct honor of having really brought down the dance floor. Literally. As the dude tells it, he was DJing a party in Oakland a decade back and the entire floor collapsed from people bouncing on it. Talk about dropping some bass.You can catch Centipede on Tuesdays (when he's ... More >>