There was a little bit of Nor-Cal vs. So-Cal rivalry on the charts this week, as Green Day and No Doubt, punk-y '90s outfits from opposite halves of the greatest state in the union, dropped their first new projects in a while.
And whaddaya know? Nor-Cal won -- at least by the metric of album sales ... More >>
Last week in Charlotte, Bill Clinton stepped to a podium in front of his party's delegation and delivered a speech. Maybe you saw it? What I remember are words -- lots of words. Some of them wrapped around statistics, others glaring back at me like bumper stickers on chrome. Clinton's words flowed f ... More >>
Last Wednesday, Ryan Seacrest had the dubious honor of premiering No Doubt's new single, "Push and Shove," on his radio show. Before we subject you to this clusterfuck of a song, please take into account the fact that bassist Tony Kanal recently told Rolling Stone that the track was No Doubt's "Bohe ... More >>
Sure, I heard bad things about MDNA, but when's the last time critics actually jumped for Madonna? In the pre-"poptimist" era of 1999, with Ray of Light, I'm pretty sure. Music was a billion times better, and the oft-cited failure American Life is actually pretty strange and fun (vocoder and rapp ... More >>
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve is still an option for the night of Dec. 31, since the man himself has lived to rock another year. But if the glow of the television screen isn't gonna provide enough sonic warmth this year, there are thankfully plenty of options to hear and see music performed li ... More >>
Coachella 2012 is still more than four months away -- so naturally, it's time to start hyperventilating over rumored lineups for the first year the festival will stretch over two weekends. One "leaked" lineup appeared last week on StarzUncut, a celebrity gossip website with more than 58,000 Twitter ... More >>
In this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly, No Doubt announced that it's about to release its first album in nearly 10 years (try not to fall over yourself with excitement). Bassist Tony Kanal explained: "We started writing in 2008. We spent that year trying to write, and we hit a block." The inte ... More >>
Christopher VictorioNeil Young and Adam SandlerNeil Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert October 25, 2009Shoreline AmphitheaterCheck out our Bridge School slideshow by Christopher Victorio here. Better Than: watching AC/DC play at Marine World.
Combine a huge rock' n roll show with a scho ... More >>
At the Bridge: Fleet Foxes
The annual Bridge School Benefit lineup, which happens October 24 & 25 at the Shoreline Ampitheater, has been announced. In addition to mainstay and organizer Neil Young, this year's talent list includes Coldplay's Chris Martin, No Doubt, Sheryl Crow, Monsters of F ... More >>
Boner at Beauty BarLast Seen: March 25, 2009Recurring Club Night? Every WednesdayNotes and Photos by Crystal AkinsBetter Than: Taking Viagra or watching porn.Former Frisco Disco DJ Richie Panic has a new trick up his sleeve: free weenies (the hot dog variety), rumored whip-its, 90's jams and more ev ... More >>