So far we've heard two songs off the upcoming trio of Green Day albums, one pretty good ("Kill the DJ") and one pretty mediocre ("Oh Love"). For some reason the band decided to make a video for the latter. Their apparent strategy: Collect a handful of lithe vixens, dress them up in ridiculous Sexy W ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
[Editor's note: After hearing this week that Berkeley indie label Absolutely Kosher plans to stop releasing new music this fall, we talked to label founder and owner Cory Brown about what happened and wrote a too-long, very bummed-out piece about it. We also asked if Brown would be interested ... More >>
Andrew RobertsBeats, Rhymes, and Life: So much petty drama has clouded the release of Michael Rapaport's a Tribe Called Quest documentary. One version of the backstory casts the first-time director as a doofus actor wannabe (arguably best known for his role as Phoebe's boyfriend in Friends) w ... More >>
Once upon a time, depicting actual nudity or sex in a music video was basically pointless: It wouldn't get shown on MTV with those things in it, and there wasn't much use in making a video that wouldn't air on MTV (or any other TV channel). That still applies for larger mainstream artists, ... More >>
Punk Rock SideshowHemlock Tavern10 p.m., freeYou can blame Al Gore for the dearth of quality punk rock in the jukeboxes of America. Not because of his li'l censor-happy P.M.R.C. wife (who's done plenty of damage, no doubt), but because Al had to go and invent the internet. What a bum! Even dives ... More >>
As 2009 comes to a close, it's important to remember it all - lest we forget. While other outlets sift through the best and brightest moments of the decade, we here at the SF Weekly would like to pay homage to the most bizarre phenomenon of our time, reality television (as we might have some experie ... More >>
We've been discussing the emergence of a new species of meta-nerd here at SFWeekly.com; as this Paste Magazine infographic demonstrates, being cool in late 2009 means donning your "Three Memes One Shirt" shirt to work, interrupting your co-workers with "Im'ma let you finish ...," and/or buying your ... More >>
Well, lots of things, actually
With Love and Squalor
The Baxter can't get the girl. Except maybe just this once.
If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This Week: The Dick Cavett Show -- Rock Icons DVD.
A group of friends acts out the tale of literature's favorite matchmaker
Forget Black Sabbath. Don't even mention The Darkness. Dirty Power will lead the hard rock revolution to come.
One way into Mike Judge's shorts
Video commentaries cut the crap
Good looks, good hooks, and big Afros: L.A.'s the 88 comes to town
Guerrilla marketeers hit the streets to push a new film about Asian-American high schoolers gone bad
Nine festival favorites
The Short Attention Span Film and Video Festival. Got a minute?
Ted Demme and Denis Leary are a match made in effin' heaven
The Wedding Present; Bands Wanted(Talent Helpful, But Not Required); Oops
As they prepare for their next album and U.S. tour, the Donnas prove they may be growing up but they remain the perfect antidote to Britney and Christina
As they prepare for their next album and U.S. tour, the Donnas prove they may be growing up but they remain the perfect antidote to Britney and Christina.