Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Better than: Going all the way to Coachella to see them!
If you don't know about Sparks, here are the essentials:
- The band is led by the two Mael brothers. Ronald on keyboards and Russell on vocals.
- They have been around for 40 years and have released 2 ... More >>
It's official: The Outside Lands lineup will be announced a week from today, on April 16, 2013. And while some hints about this year's bill have spilled out on the Internet so far, it seems high time to round up what we know so far. Here, then are six artists we're pretty sure are on the 2013 Outsid ... More >>
The Red Bull Thre3style Contest, featuring DJs D-Sharp, Dstrukt, J. Espinosa, Mei-Lwun, and Richie Panic
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013
Better Than: Being stuck in a crowded arena of people sucking on pacifiers wondering whether you are baby-sitting or just better off never going out again ... More >>
BY ERIK THOMPSON
The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Better than: Dancing in a small, dark basement with people who obsess over rare music. Ha! No, it wasn't better than that at all.
Up at the top of a very large model of the human head, just inside what would be the scalp, 22-year-old Swe ... More >>
A-PlusAs part of the mighty Souls of Mischief crew, A-Plus ushered in a new style of Bay Area rap with the group's breezy and effortless "'93 'Til Infinity" anthem. Also a mainstay in the Hieroglyphics movement, the rapper and producer has been involved with releases from Del, Pep Love, and C ... More >>
Kreayshawn, class warrior?
The first listen was rip-our-fingernails-out awful, but about halfway through our second tour of today's new Kreayshawn single, "Rich Whores," we unwittingly found ourselves rooting for it. Really. And we didn't feel too good about that either -- until it hit us tha ... More >>
Ian S. PortGroove Merchant owner Chris Veltri with a rare record.Chris Veltri stands behind the cluttered wood counter at Groove Merchant record store. Dressed in a navy peacoat and Levis, with sandy blond bangs draped over his blue eyes, he watches three customers browse his small Lower Haight s ... More >>
Danielle HallTim and Eric: Pussy Whip Gang Bang, Neil Hamburger
January 14, 2010
Better than: Watching This is Spinal Tap for the millionth time.
"Q: What do you get when you put a penny in the asshole of each of the members of Smash Mouth? A: Nickelback."
This was just one of many ... More >>
Mondo 2000 nailed the emerging cybersexcomputerdrug Zeitgeist with its first issue in 1989, making media mavens out of its founders, Queen Mu and R.U. Sirius. But the trippy, fractious family that was Mondo began to implode in 1993, torn asunder by inter