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Michael Jackson

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Hair-Raising: 5 Famous Follicular Accidents Musicians Have Survived

    AFI's Davey Havok has probably had more hairstyles than Nikki Minaj has wigs. There's been the Danzig Devilock, the Morrisey Quiff, the Morticia Addams, helmet hair, the emo sweep, weird Flock of Seagulls fluff-related experiments -- Havok has done it all. And in an interview with Rolling Stone this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    5 Celebrities Who've Communicated With Dead Musicians

    Earlier this week, the lawsuit against AEG Live over Michael Jackson's premature passing rumbled past the point of weird and drove straight into crazy town. The culprit was AEG CEO Randy Phillips, who claimed that his friend Brenda Richie -- ex-wife of Lionel Richie -- had spoken to the spirit of Mi ... More >>

  • Music

    May 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Five Race-Related Songs That Are (Almost) as Dumb as "Accidental Racist"

    As you are no doubt already aware, earlier this week, Brad Paisley and LL Cool J released one of the most embarrassing songs ever written. In "Accidental Racist", the two try to solve national issues regarding racial tension and the legacy of slavery with lyrics like "If you don't judge my do-rag, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    The Odd Spectacle of Musicians Being in Other Musicians' Weddings

    Everyone loves a good wedding -- the booze, the food, the outfits, the awkward drunk uncle dance. But truth is, nuptials are even more fascinating when famous musicians are involved. (What do their drunk uncles look like doing "The Birdie Song" dance?!) Here are five musicians and singers who have p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Breakbot on the Remix That Changed His Life

    Fresh off the success off his 2012 full-length debut album By Your Side, French producer/DJ Thibaut Berland, aka Breakbot, has mastered the art of giving a modern twist to '70s disco and funk. Citing Michael Jackson as his biggest influence, By Your Side is a nostalgic homage to the King of Pop, fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Justin Bieber's Believe: A First Listen

    Like my colleague Andrew Stout, I have mostly managed to avoid Justin Bieber for what I'm pretty sure are good reasons. He's a typical "innocent" white male singer trying to represent universality to nonwhites and nonmales. Then there's his musical blandness: bits that crept through my defenses of " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Michael Jackson's Hair Gets Turned into a Roulette Ball (We're Not Kidding)

    ​Yesterday, we had to walk away from our desks and go and sit in a darkened room for an hour to mourn the fact that exploitative, sick-fuck-dom just got taken to a whole new level by three separate groups of people, operating together as a sort of bloated super-leech. Prepare to wrinkle up your fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Beware Restaurateurs: Michael Jackson Could Cost You $40,000

    HiteshsharmaWe bet this restaurant in Dhaba, India didn't pay license fees​If you own a restaurant, beware Michael Jackson and R. Kelly. Play their music -- or any other copyrighted songs -- in your restaurant or business without the proper license and you can face fines of $10,000 per song. Fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Michael Jackson News: Jury Selection in the Conrad Murray Trial Is Not Actually News

    ​So the big music news doing the rounds yesterday was that -- gasp! -- jury selection has commenced in the upcoming Michael Jackson involuntary manslaughter case! Wow! Yes, truthfully we're as curious as the next guy to see how this whole thing plays out -- but, sweet baby Jesus, who really gives ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Osama bin Laden vs. Michael Jackson: Whose Death Got More Twitter Chatter?

    Left Image: PhilipRood.com"//Flickr | Right image: Kecko/Flickr​Like many people around the world, we learned about the death of Osama bin Laden not from a newspaper or TV, but from social networking sites, specifically Twitter. Standing in a long line for a movie, the news slowly rippled up and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Is There Actually Any Michael Jackson in This New M.J. Song, 'Hold My Hand'?

    She's crying because this is a terrible song.​Michael Jackson's posthumous album Michael comes out next week -- stocking bait, anyone? -- which means its time to prepare ourselves for a deluge of "Michael Jackson songs" that aren't really Michael Jackson songs.Oh, now, we tried to be optimistic, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Top 5 Most Excruciating Moments in Music Documentaries

    We've yet to see Joaquin Phoenix documenting his own nervous breakdown in new movie I'm Still Here, but critics have been largely disgusted by what's on view. With that in mind, here are five other moments in music documentaries that have left us feeling queasy and depressed.5. Jim Morrison Having H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    The Top 6 Most Awkward 'Buddy' Moments in Music Video History

    Think back to the last time you were at a family event and someone pointed a camera at you right at the moment you'd been cornered by a relative you couldn't stand. The discomfort shining through your fake smile and awkward body language is captured forever and stuck in the family photo album for al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Should California Buy Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch? Yes, Please

    photo via Flickr/WKHarmon​The news that California Assemblyman Mike Davis wants the state to buy Michael Jackson's former estate and open it to the public has prompted many a raised eyebrow. How can California possibly afford to do this at a time when it's more strapped for cash than MJ was when h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Sunday Streets in the Mission Pretty Much Ruled

    ​We were just out for a walk in the Mish on Sunday, and somehow we ended up surrounded cooing at children and puppies, side-stepping ostentatious bicycles, and even donning a pair of early '90s roller skates. It all happened because of a little thing called Sunday Streets, a monthly(ish) event inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2010

    Friday Night: Michael Jackson Tribute Band, Foreverland, at The Regency Ballroom

    Foreverland​Foreverland June 25, 2010 @The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco Better Than: Listening to my coworker alternate between a bad British accent and a creepy falsetto while singing "The Girl is Mine" by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson I remember in high school there was a boy no one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Michael Jackson Flash Mobs to Inundate San Francisco

    Not making any jokes about zombie Michael Jackson. Not gonna do it. ​In honor of the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, San Francisco will today be overrun with flash mobs performing the King of Pop's most well-known choreographed number. Perhaps ironically, "Thriller" depicts Jackso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    A List of Michael Jackson Commemoration Events in San Francisco Today

    Lynn Goldsmith, provided by San Francisco Art Exchange​Some poor employee at mobile entertainment company Predicto Mobile was asked to come up with 10 text-friendly Michael Jackson songs to be complete asses/butcher classic lyrics honor the pop star's legacy on the one-year anniversary o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    A Year Later, Remembering Michael Jackson with Edible Tributes

    Scott Beale/laughingsquid.comJesus Juice is Humphry Slocombe's top-selling sorbet.​Today is the anniversary of Michael Jackson's tragic death. This blogger plans to spend most of the day alternating between moonwalking, sobbing, and, if we can muster an appetite, eating and drinking San Franci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    A Look Back at Michael Jackson's Bay Area Appearances

    Michael Jackson never graced the Bay Area with a solo show, though the Jackson 5 did perform its second official concert as a Motown act at San Francisco's Cow Palace on June 19, 1970, appearing as the opening act for Tina Turner and Rare Earth; they returned to the venue in 1972 and 1973. J5 wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Kauffman's Five: This Week in Blogworld

    ​My favorite bits from the blogs and beyond.1. Michael Jackson, RIP. Who would have thought he'd live on in San Francisco foods? 2. I haven't been able to touch carrots or potatoes after watching this Japanese curry ad. I blame you, Andy Wright, for putting me on a bread-and-steak diet for the pas ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    10 Things To Do This Weekend For Under $10

    Sonny Smith unveils 100 Records...or something close to that number​If it was really going to stay sunny all day and night this weekend, we would recommend grabbing a picnic basket, a blanket, a boom box, and some buddies and doing a little urban camping until the sun and the moon switches places ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Track of the Day: Donwill & Wallpaper.'s "Love Junkie"

    Wallpaper.​If you're waiting for the right season to crush out on someone, pop culture likes to lead young hearts into spring with songs fit for falling in love. Brooklyn's Donwill and SF's Wallpaper. and the Park got down for the remix of "Love Junkie." The lyrics are kinda funny--about being add ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Michael Jackson Estate Forces SF's Neverland to Change Name

     ​When Michael Jackson died last June, San Francisco found comfort in parties paying homage to the King of Pop. From the generator gig up in Alamo Square to the flash dance down at the Embarcadero, this city expressed its appreciation for Jackson's historic career all over the city. But perha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Local Frequency: Bay Area Artist Q&A w/ Kid Akimbo

    ​After years of dancing in clubs and festivals, Brazilian-born and San Francisco-raised Kid Akimbo has more recently been pursuing making music full-steam. Akimbo is classically trained in voice and dance, and he makes genre-crossing dance music that's pop-electronica with Brazilian influences. He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Local Blogger Takes (Some) Credit For FBI Release Of Michael Jackson Files

    via flickr by Bernissimo Sunshine act​The FBI finally released hundreds of pages of classified documents related to pop star icon Michael Jackson, who died in August, detailing various investigations, including threats of a terrorist attack against Jackson. And local rabble-rouser Michael ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Sweet Beat: A Closer Look at Humphry Slocombe's Jesus Juice

    Earlier this week, we shouted out some local eateries tributing Michael Jackson on their menus. Since then, we've had a closer look at the Jesus Juice ($7.50 a pint) from Humphry Slocombe (2790 Harrison at 24th St.).What began as an afternoon toast to the King of Pop on Thursday afternoon between HS ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Legoland Cancels Plans for Michael Jackson Lego Figure

    Legoland intended to honor the late King of Pop by putting his four-inch Lego likeness on display at its Miniland U.S.A. park in Carlsbad, California. But today officials announced the plan had been abandoned due to "unresolved legal issues." "We were looking forward to installing a small t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    S.F. Eateries Pay Homage to the King of Pop with Special Menu Items

    thedieline.comWhile SFoodie is still digesting the tremendous loss of Michael Jackson, we are heartened by the tributes that have been popping up on menus around town.On Friday morning, Little Skillet (330 Ritch at Townsend) rolled out the "Billy Jean" [sic]: Grits with bacon, pecans, and brow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson Paid Proper Drag Queen Tribute

    Pretty much the coolest Farrah photo everOn Monday night, Tiara Sensation is turning a tribute to Michael Jackson (which, strangely enough, we hear she'd already had on the books) into a farewell for two pop culture icons who floated through the Pearly Gates this week. On Jun 29, you can hit "BAD: T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    AEG Left With Hefty Debt in Wake of Michael Jackson Death

    The thing about irony is that its timing is always impeccable. Last night I got the new issue of Rolling Stone, which had a front of the book article on "Inside Michael Jackson's Troubled London Comeback" about the performances scheduled to happen next month. Before the singer's unexpected death yes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Last Night: Michael Jackson R.I.Party in Alamo Square

    Michael Jackson R.I.PartyThursday, June 25, 2009Alamo SquareBetter than: Hiding from the cops in the woods on nights when Michael Jackson didn't die.There are times when you really appreciate living in a city--because it means there's an instant crowd willing to gather for any momentous occasion. Li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Reactions to Michael Jackson's Death (Pt. 2) Davey-D, Prince vs. MJ

    One More Star in Heaven... More Michael Jackson remembrances and upcoming tribute parties...Davey-D emails with an interesting take on MJ's cultural impact: "MJ was the soundtrack of many of our lives. He was our Saturday morning cartoon hero. He was our answer to the Osmond Brothers. He was one wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Reactions to Michael Jackson's Death (Pt. 1): Lyrics Born, Sake 1 & More

    Let's Remember Him This Way When a pop culture icon passes, it's never a happy thing. The death of Michael Jackson has definitely sent shivers through the urban community, most of whom revered MJ's music, which was an essential soundtrack for most of their lives. Well, up until Bad, at least. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    10 Things To Do This Weekend For Under $10

    Michael Jackson R.I.Parties (All Weekend)We'll be adding parties to our list as we hear about them (be sure to post your recommendations below). For now, we suggest fueling your King of Pop nostalgia at one of these places: on Friday, Milk's "Culture Clash" DJ party with Dr. Mr. E and Dave Paul alre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Mourn Michael Jackson Tonight @ Dolores Park, Ferry Plaza, Alamo Sq.

    We just got word on a R.I.P. Michael Jackson trike ride/ wake tonight hosted by "Deep.":"Trikeasaurus bike ride and then maybe a FlashDance (assuming people feel like dancing). We'll start the ride at 7 at Dolores Park. We'll be riding. I'll probably be updating our location via SMS*We'll be a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    What's Your Favorite Michael Jackson Memory?

    All right, time to remember Michael Jackson in style. We're opening up All Shook Down to your favorite Michael Jackson and Michael Jackson-related memories. Pull from any time period you wish--The Jackson 5, Captain EO, Neverland... walking on the Golden Gate Bridge......Whatever it is, we'd like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Michael Jackson R.I.P.

    Grim news in celebrity deaths today. Looks like Michael Jackson died of a heart attack in Los Angeles after being rushed to the hospital in a coma. The King of Pop was 50 years old. Along with today's news about Farrah Fawcett's death, we can now officially say a little part of our youth has gone to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Revenge of the Nerds April 11

    Paul IttoopGet ready to see the world through prescription beer goggles on April 11, when the Nerd Nite tour hits SOMA--the very appropriate part of town considering its high high-tech geek concentration. Tagging itself "like the Discovery Channel with beer," the event has been touring the East Coas ... More >>

  • Film

    May 21, 2008

    The Way You Make Me Feel

    Harmony Korine creates a Neverland for celeb impersonators in the singular and sincere Mister Lonely.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007
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    September 14, 2007
  • Film

    August 8, 2007

    An American (and a Chinese) in Paris

    The third time's the guilty pleasure for Tucker and Chan's buddy-cop franchise

  • News

    March 9, 2005

    Pop Goes the Pop King

    Or is Michael Jackson simply misunderstood? Take quiz, find out.

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 14, 2003

    Best Young Fashion Engineers

    Joe Haller and Ian Hannula, Nice Collective

  • Music

    December 18, 2002

    Shop Till You Drop

    Forget Kurt Cobain's Journals, and try Eminem's To-Do Lists instead

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2002

    Who's Bad?

    A group of local jazz bands riffs on the best-selling album of all time -- Michael Jackson's Thriller

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