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MySpace Inc.

  • Music

    June 20, 2012
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    January 10, 2012

    MySpace Says It's Bringing TV to the Web -- But It Isn't

    ​Specific Media, now the owners of MySpace, took Justin Timberlake on stage with them Monday night at the Consumer Electronic Show, and with a lot of fanfare, they announced ... essentially nothing. The purported big news is that MySpace is revolutionizing television by bringing it to the Web an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Justin Timberlake: Top 5 Ways He Can Save MySpace

    New media mogul?​Justin Timberlake's newly announced ownership stake in MySpace is without doubt the coolest thing to happen to the ailing social network in some time. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. just sold MySpace, which it acquired six years ago, at a $545 million loss. But new owner Specific Med ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Top 5 Ways Justin Timberlake Can Save MySpace

    Don't fret, Justin -- we can help.​So now Justin Timberlake -- unequivocal hearthrob, former member of N*Sync, and pop prodigy -- owns a stake in MySpace. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. sold the ailing social media site yesterday to Specific Media at a $545 million loss. Figuring Timberlake and Speci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    See The Oh Sees' Frontman John Dwyer's Photo Show at the Rite Spot Starting Tomorrow

    Claire Marie Vogel​What's it like to see the world through the eyes of a touring musician? Probably largely the same as seeing the world through the eyes of a touring non-musician, unless we're talking about Stevie Wonder or something, but why would you even say such a thing? Too soon. For al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Myspace Is a Steaming Pile of Suck and Should Just Go Away Already

    Ugh.​The latest news coming out of the Internets is that Myspace is still hemmoraghing money (and web traffic), even after its big redesign. Once prime real estate for established and aspiring musicians to post new tracks for insatiable web denizens, the site has spiraled downward into irrelevance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    The Soft Moon Hovers Above Hallucinogenic San Francisco

    ​Introducing San Francisco's The Soft Moon, the haunted house of a solo project from Mojave desert native Luis Vasquez, which released its self-titled debut last week on Brooklyn spook-factory Captured Tracks. Like that label's flagship act, Blank Dogs (although check out this link too), The Soft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Facebook, MySpace Have *Very Important* Announcement!

    OMG!!!​In the latest communique that gets folks in the tech media bellowing "stop the presses" -- even though there are no presses -- Facebook and MySpace sent out invitations to favored journalists for some manner of joint announcement today.  The CEO of MySpace -- which has become a metapho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Facebook Colonizes MySpace with 'Mashup'

    Like MySpace, the rebellious Vercingetorix eventually surrendered to Caesar​In the latest piece of tech trivia to emerge in a technologically trivial week, MySpace CEO Mike Jones announced today that his ailing social network will now allow its users to import a wide range of information from thei ... More >>

  • Music

    September 29, 2010
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    August 16, 2010

    Goodbye Myspace: Music Makers Rock the Internet with Soundcloud

    ​Generally, the Beantown Boogie Down website is more interesting for dance music fans who also happen to live in the greater Boston area, but from time to time, blog curator/writer Nick Minieri also offers excellent tips on music production, exclusive DJ mixes, music-making tools, and plenty of ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Is Fresno Rapper PtheG Purely Clueless Or Just Totally Cynical?

    Is Fresno's Princeton the Great One, or PtheG, really "the worst rapper in the Bay Area," or is he having a laugh at rap's expense? The conceit of "Cheeseburger" is asinine, from the rhythmically braindead chorus to the way P keeps forgetting to lip-sync and reaches for the steering wheel instead, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Ghosts On Tape Comes Out Creepy

    myspace.com/ghostsontapesf​"Tropical plants and girls with the daisy dukes on." "The future and the dirty south." "Brain sandwich." These are a few of the phrases used by Ryan Merry, the DJ behind Ghosts On Tape, to describe the sounds he makes with floppy discs and turntables. Ghosts On Tape ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    MySpace's Days as a Vital Music Site May Be Numbered

    To call a MySpace page essential for bands would be an understatement. These clunky, ugly, music-streaming pages are valuable for many up-and-coming artists as well as big names -- partly because they were among the first places where anyone could post and stream songs for free.​ But that all coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    The Last 8 Personality Types Left on MySpace

    BuzzFeed​When was the last time you got a friend request through MySpace? Or, for that matter, when was the last time you thought about MySpace (for anything other than music)? Even your mom knows to set up social networking shop--and comment on all your photos--through Facebook. According to ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: White Mike

    ​It's always entertaining hearing about a DJ's worst request. Usually they remember a poor song choice, or some dumbshit asking for "something I can dance to." But DJ White Mike's tale takes the cake: some chick wanting him to stop his set so she can get a photo of herself pretending to be on deck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Track of the Day: Washed Out

    ​Washed Out's lo-fi cosmic disco has a tight rubber band bounce underneath airy washes of synth and, in one especially sweet summer jam, steel drum interludes. The music is made for slow swaying with a head full of stars, the vocals delivered swaddled in a soft melodic hush and fuzzy distortion. E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Track of the Day: Nisennenmondai

    ​Like a locomotive charging ahead on frantic drum beats, feedback whistle blaring to announce a slight change of course, Nisennenmondai's music is a loud woosh of steady, intrepid momentum. The Japanese trio offers both the soundtrack for dancefloor convulsions and jarring noise rock experiments. ... More >>

  • News

    July 22, 2009
  • Music

    July 15, 2009
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    May 29, 2009

    Track of the Day: Tartufi

    If we took a mid-year count of favorite records in 2009, Bay Area artists would be amongst the highest ranking. So many excellent albums coming from our home turf--among them Tartufi's Nests of Waves and Wire. On this melodic batch of post rock, everything seems to move in emotive cascades, from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Sunspot Jonz This Week's Featured Artist on MySpace

    DIY 4 life: Sunspot Jonz Back in the day, the litmus test for independent hip-hop artists was being played on "The Wake Up Show." These days, it's being featured on MySpace. Oakland-born, original DIY rapper Sunspot Jonz --pioneer of the "Unsigned and Hella Broke" ideology and a founding member of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Track of the Day: Audrye Sessions Covers Elliott Smith

    The one artist I never take off my iPod playlist is Elliott Smith. He remains one of my favorite songwriters, years after his death, and so any time a band offers up a cover I have to check that out as well. Local act Audrye Sessions--which is getting set to release its debut this month--took on "Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: Uzi & Ari

    (Photo by by Serina Nielson) Strange when an indie record store in Salt Lake City lists among its most popular releases a relatively unknown band from San Francisco. But in the Jan. 22 issue of Rolling Stone's "local favorites" column, the Bay Area's own Uzi & Ari's Headworms was listed amo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Free Indie Rock Holiday Show This Wednesday at Virgin

    To celebrate the release of Talking House Records' second installment in its Foggy Holiday series, The Matches, Loquat, and the Federalists are playing a free lunchtime concert on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Virgin Megastore on Market Street. That's like a box of Neapolitan ice cream: three differen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Hear It in SF First: Mapei

    While I was busy judging the Live 105 battle of the bands last night, music director Aaron Axelsen put a bug in my hear about a new favorite act of his, Mapei. She's a rapper from Stockholm of all places, and her grimy beats and tough chick delivery make the tracks on her MySpace page instantly stic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    MP3 of the Day: Champagne Champagne

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    MP3 of the Day: Ononos

    (Photo by Michael J. Demeo)Ononos is minimal electronic music on cough syrup in outer space. And I dig it. The one song this Seattle act has posted on its MySpace page, "You Are Love" comprises grainy techno beats buffeting eerie echoes of the repeated phrases "We love you," "You love us," and "You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Do the Hipster Shuffle: Electro Events Swap Venues in Krazy Klub Shake-Ups

    Oy, what’s a neon-togged trustfundie to do? Electro is blowing up everywhere -- but suddenly you have to be everywhere at once just to figure out where your favorite lazer-bass event went. For example, this Saturday sees Youngbloodz swap its original location, Haight Street hip-hop club Milk, fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    MP3 of the Day: Silverghost

    (photo by Doug Combe) Marice Bolen is known by some to as Jack White's ex, and to others as the Von Bondies' ex. But she's paired with a new musical partner these days, making up one half of the band Silverghost. The music she makes in this current Detroit act (with Deleano Acevedo) is fuzzed out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    Erase Errata's Guitar Stolen

    Erase Errata's Jenny Hoyston got her guitar snatched after a show a Million Fishes gallery last weekend, according to a MySpace post. The band Tussle made the following announcement this morning. -- Jennifer Maerz after Erase Errata's last minute show at million fishes, jenny's guitar got stolen. i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    MP3 of the Day: High Decibels

    Oakland's High Decibels get compared to "late '80s Beastie Boys" by their publicist, but this awesome track "Miss Cindy" is straight up early days of Beck, back when he was just a funny little "Loser." The duo of Duke Johnson and Chief isn't single minded in focus, though, riffing on everything from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    MP3 of the Day: Box Elders

    Today's MP3 of the Day comes courtesy of Jay Reatard. It's not one of his many singles, but rather an Omaha band he sent out a MySpace blast about called Box Elders. The band tags itself "cave pop," which sounds about right for this primitively catchy garage pop. The trio only has two songs on its M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008

    MP3 of the Day: Megafaun

    Something about the band name Megafaun made me think this was some kinda jam band. And in some ways, it was. But this Raleigh, N.C. trio is less overblown guitar wankery and more back porch improvisation, mixing earthy harmonies and gritty guitar work with banjo picking and stomped out percussion. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2008

    Laaz Rockit to Release First New Studio Album in 15 Years

    Can thrash metal survive a decade-and-a-half hibernation? Fans of Berkeley thrash originals Laaz Rockit will find out when the band — founded in 1982, broken up in 1993, and revived in '05 — releases Left for Dead in July. Europe's Massacre Records will distribute it on the Continent; U.S. avail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008

    Last Night: Justice at the Concourse at SF Design Center

    (Please, click on the photo for a slideshow. Photos by Gretchen Robinette) By Melissa Baron Justice May 27, 2008 Concourse at SF Design Center Better Than: Every other dance party. Ever. Including the Prom. Download: All of "Cross." The entire album is perfect. I'm moving to France immediately. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2008

    Trash Talking: Worst Company in '08

    If you’re sitting at work and looking to spend a couple hours and looking to talk smack on the interwebs, jump into the Worst Company in ’08 thread over at Gawker blog Consumerist. Readers are invited to name the company that has been sucking it up the hardest and after the votes are tallied the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2007

    Tatiana The Tiger On MySpace: Don't Look So Shocked

    Tatiana the tiger's official MySpace memorial page already has 118 friends. You knew it was coming, San Francisco. (via SFist)

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2007
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    November 8, 2007
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    October 18, 2007
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    October 15, 2007

    MySpace To Open SF Office -- Emperor Murdoch Visits System

    Myspace will soon open an office in San Francisco, according to the tech blog Valleywag. Myspace co-founder Chris DeWolfe and News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch will make this announcement at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this Wednesday, October 17 at 9:30 p.m. The new office will be the sibling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007

    Metalocalypse Takes an Adult Swim in Blood

    Have you seen this cartoon? If not, you deserve to be skinned alive and peed on by a man with salty, salty pee. From SF Weekly: However, rockers with a sense of irony have embraced the show, leaving comments on Dethklok's MySpace page like "If only the real world was as metal as the one you guys ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2007

    Last Night: The Ant Show

    The Ant Show Indie Showcase August 31, 2007 Red Devil Lounge Better Than: Sitting at home, lamenting that you’re not a rock star, and checking your Myspace every five minutes. Download: The Ant Show Myspace page I think that great artists spit in the face of the adage, “history repeats itself, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2007

    Bay Area's MySpace Top Ten

    Who are the hottest bands in the Bay? One litmus test is MySpace, where intrepid ASD reporter Ty Callister went digging and calling, turning up wonderful gems (like, who the fuck is SCWEEZ?!). Quotes from The Pack, Secondhand Serenade, and more after the jump. -d2 The Bay's Top Ten on MySpace By Ty ... More >>

  • Music

    May 23, 2007

    Outgrowing Tom?

    Musicians look beyond MySpace

  • Music

    November 22, 2006

    Local Area Network

    Good music we found on MySpace

  • Music

    October 4, 2006

    So Rich, So Pretty

    Mickey Avalon scores with hipsters, hustlers, and MySpace suits

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