No need to remind anyone who Molly Ringwald is -- teenagers (and the rest of us) are still watching those movies, and it's fair to assume they will for another generation or two, at a minimum. But it might come as a surprise to some who adore her 1980s work with John Hughes that she has been a lifel ... More >>
Twenty-five years ago today, Johnny Marr disappointed over-thinking 9th graders everywhere by loudly, abruptly leaving The Smiths to begin the journeyman second act of his career. Marr has since continued honing his impeccable ax chops with bands like the The The, The Cribs, and Modest Mouse. Singer ... More >>
So, 2 Chainz and Kanye West just saw fit to join forces to write a birthday song. Called "Birthday Song". What the ball-sack were they even thinking? It's a well known fact that there are only three birthday-related songs in the history of music that are actually good. One is Loretta Lynn's "Happy B ... More >>
You're new to San Francisco. Or maybe you're not. Either way, we have a ton of awesome record stores that are quintessentially San Franciscan (read: weird) and navigating them isn't always the easiest thing in the world. You're just buying music, right? Wrong! Here's a guide to the finest purveyors ... More >>
Good Vibrations aligns itself with organization that champions clitorises and space aliens. [SFAppeal]What would Wednesday be without a bomb threat? [SFist]Molly Ringwald spotted at Delfina. No word on if she did the lipstick trick. [Mission Mission]A look at an overlooked body of water in S.F., ... More >>
Japandroids hit the Hemlock SundayBeing cheap never means being boring in this city. To wit:L.O.W.'s Outdoor BBQ & Pool Party @ Bambuddha Lounge (Friday)We don't want to hear that it hasn't felt like summer this week. Come Friday, Look Out Weekend is bringing a bathing suit-able bash to Bambu ... More >>
Regret is for suckas. Do what you're gonna do and don't look back. But when it comes to the song "Regret" by the hotly-tipped Heartbreak boys, I'm a believer. The duo (one Brit, one Argentinean) regresses for good reason on this track, throwing together some very theatrical industrial dance vi ... More >>
The Virgins Popscene/ 330 Ritch Street December 18, 2008 Better Than: Your first time. Maybe. Review by Tamara Rosado Photos by Tamara Rosado and Scott Vallor Provocative name--check. Ironic, 80's-style videos featuring writhing models that look as though they've stepped out of an American ... More >>
What if you got really really stoned while watching back to back Pretty in Pink, Breakfast Club, and Sixteen Candles (while wearing headphones blasting Dirt Nasty and Atmosphere)? If you were Seattle's Champagne Champagne, the answer is "Molly Ringwald," a tripped out, buzzing electro/hip-hop homage ... More >>
Saturday's screening of the Breakfast Club in Dolores Park drew a predictably enormous crowd, making blanket space on the lawn the most valuable real estate in the Mission for one night only. Maybe it was just the sheer number of people packed in so tightly that put some on edge, but patience was r ... More >>
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