Normally I do these things on Radiohead or Bruce or Madonna, but my editor cleared one for Carly Rae Jepsen, who was a complete unknown a year ago. That's how big the biggest hit of the year is. Problem is, it's that mass-mass appeal that I think keeps me from all the way enjoying it. It's a cute so ... More >>
On May 9th, Iggy Pop is releasing his latest album. Woo-hoo! But wait. Simmer down. The record is called Après and it will be comprised mostly of French cover versions -- Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg songs included. We applaud Iggy's ongoing enthusiasm for multi-culturalism and bilingual experim ... More >>
M83 at Mezzanine last night.
Nov. 10, 2011
Better than: Lil B freestyling over an M83 song (Google it).
Walking up to Mezzanine last night, I saw people buying scalped tickets at three times the face value without hesitation. The excitement leading up to this show ... More >>
Jamie SojaKylie Minogue
May 21, 2011
@ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Better than: The gayest thing you did this week.
Here's a quick summary of some of the things we see onstage tonight: Grecian slaves, harps made of women, a gigantic gold Pegasus, outer space, synchronized swimming, a ... More >>
Since we have so many queer women in this fine city
of ours, we figured we should probably just go ahead and throw this out there:
Have any of you ever gotten so hot 'n' bothered after a make-out session that
one of you started turning into a werewolf? No? Didn't think so. But that's the
premise o ... More >>
As a member of the media, it's my job to accuse Stefani Germanotta of things so she can respond to them. (Born which way? She doesn't have to specify because it's a hot topic -- and the length of Gaga's beloved fame largely depends on juggling those.) So it shouldn't shake this proud piece of pla ... More >>
Mission MissionNoooooooooooooooooooooo! Palace Family Steakhouse closes. [Mission Mission]Yikes. We weren't the only ones who didn't like Kylie Minogue's U.S. debut. [Merc]Ruh-roh. Scientologists suck in an unwitting passerby. [SF Citizen]Dude behind the Obama "death poll" is from Palo Alto ... More >>
I've always thought IDM--intelligent dance music--to be somewhat of a strange name for a microgenre. Its implications seem rather assumptive, namely that most dance music (and, by extension, dance music audiences) is stupid. Also, since dance music's primary function is to move our ... More >>
Eric FreytagMiike Snow and EsserJune 18, 2009330 RitchBetter Than: Prom.By the time Miike Snow came on at nearly midnight last night, the walls of 330 Ritch were sweating, and the dance floor was bumper-to-bumper with a solid wall of hip, well-dressed youngsters pressed against the stage. Popscene m ... More >>