Uh-oh. Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips unleashed the wrath of Erykah Badu this week by releasing a video for their collaboration, "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," without getting her approval first. Which was kind of important, since the video features crazy close-ups of all (and we do mean ... More >>
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It's common to round up the worst album art at the end of every year, but the ridicule is usually directed at easy targets. Album covers from old, out-of-touch musicians, second-rate rock acts, and popular bands that are already despised by music critics absorb most of the venom, while indie-leaning ... More >>
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds The Hours Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 The Orpheum Theatre Better than: Standing among shouty drunks at a European soccer match. Since Oasis' Gallagher brothers are apparently determined to not get along -- the famously disagreeable Mancs scuttled their titanic Britpo ... More >>
Hear Churches' "Save Me," below. Is SF nightlife safer after the Entertainment Commission? [SF Gate] Live 105 Music Director Aaron Axelsen interviews Noel Gallagher, gets him telling good old Bay Area rock stories. [Live 105]
billcosby.com In a segment from a season 1 episode of "The Cosby Show," the sitcom's namesake delightfully illustrates how pop music can function as a generational wedge. "I thought it had come down the hallway," Bill Cosby says in reference to the deafening music playing on daughter Sondra's ... More >>
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