Monte "M-Dog" Talbert-- the "Teach Me How To Dougie" guy-- was recently gunned down in a drive-by in South Central L.A.. The "Teach Me How To Dougie" guy! Shot and killed! That's crazy. How many famous musicians have we lost to unusual deaths? A lot. Biggie and Tupac. John Lennon. Dimebag Darrell. A ... More >>
The World Series is about much more than baseball. It's a clash of two cities, two regional cultures, two rabid groups of fans, two color schemes, two outlooks on drug policy, and much more. (We ain't even gonna go into politics.)Starting right now, we're also making the World Series about music. To ... More >>
Scott AllenHe's No B.B. King: Tommy Cast As the Merc's Jim Harrington reported yesterday, not has only the 2009 SF Blues Festival has been canceled, but "that cancellation could turn out to be permanent." Harrington quotes event organizer Tom Mazzolini as saying, ""we may well have seen the ... More >>
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Ted Demme and Denis Leary are a match made in effin' heaven
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Chicken John takes chaos, dysfunction, and the Stupidest Show on Earth from San Francisco to Boise
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