Fact: puppets are awesome. Second fact: puppets become even more awesome when you stick them in music videos. Which is what all these smart people did. Here are our top five favorite puppet-related music videos.
By ALEE KARIM
Corrosion of Conformity
June 9th, 2012
Better than: Squatter house rock, save for the $5 12-oz beer.
In the '90s, the two most significant big-ups available to an underground band were a drubbing via Beavis and Butthead and a "Phil-ing," wherein Phil A ... More >>
As musical pairings go, they don't come much more oddball than Mastodon with Feist. But -- we can't quite believe it either -- on Record Store Day (April 21st), the unlikely collaborators are releasing Feistodon: a split single that will feature Mastodon covering Feist ("A Commotion") and vice versa ... More >>
Rock 'n' roll culture died in 2011. It's got nothing to do with your opinion of Bon Iver, but everything to do with Rolling Stone. The former leading voice of modern music upheld its immaculate reputation this year... by starting an official wine club. It's filled with bottles branded with imagery f ... More >>
Cindy FreyMastodon (with Brann Dailor in the shopping cart): coming soon to a dented car near you.
The Atlanta, GA-based prog-metal heroes of Mastodon have been pushing the boundaries of heavy music since coming together after the members first met at High On Fire show in 1999. Matching the p ... More >>
Wild FlagWild Flag: The concept of a "supergroup"-- wherein performers with cool and/or exciting pedigrees find themselves in something resembling a "band" -- dies hard. Imagine your favorite musicians playing together! Frequently, expectations exceed results -- a collection of individuals do ... More >>
Against Me! with former anarcho-punk and new father Tom Gabel second from left.Against Me! made a name for itself playing infamously raucous, sweaty shows in the nation's basements for kids who identified as anarcho-punks. But with the release of its second major-label album last year -- the much ... More >>
This year was such a good one for heavy music, I wound up having to cheat when putting this list together. I just couldn't settle on ten albums that kicked my ass the hardest in 2009; there were dozens of candidates. The best I could do was fourteen, so each of my top four slots are ties.
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We're new in town, so one thing we'll be grateful for this Thanksgiving is that there's never a dearth of things to cover in our new home. From swaying to the sultry sounds of bands like The Fiery Furnaces and Mastodon on the Metalocalypse Tour as well as getting our bike porn fix at the SF Bike Exp ... More >>
Metalocalypse Tour with Dethklok, Mastodon, Converge and High on Fire
Nov. 21, 2009
San Jose State Event Center
Better than: Getting your ass whupped by Glenn Danzig's cartoon twin.
It takes a pretty stellar concert lineup to coax even the most fanatical San Francisco music fan all the way to S ... More >>
EKAphotographyVinyl Vamp: Zap Mama
Fickle weather and last-minute headliner replacements aside, Outside Lands was a success, by most yard sticks. Here's what folks are saying about the three-day extravaganza, which drew more than 100,000 people to Golden Gate Park:
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Chritopher VictorioTom JonesPearl Jam, Tom Jones, Incubus, Black Joe Lewis & the HoneybearsOutside LandsFriday, Aug. 28, 2009Better than: Anything else you could be doing in Golden Gate Park on a Friday night.The opening day of the second annual Outside Lands was, overall, what I'd call a ple ... More >>