We all know that story about how mad people got when John Lennon said the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus." There was uproar! There were banners! There were protests! But these days, musicians have the audacity to compare themselves to actual Gods and no one bats an eyelid. Let's take a look a ... More >>
Bay Area punk-rock pioneer Jello Biafra has embarked in numerous high-profile collaborations in the decades since the mid-1980s dissolution of the legendary Dead Kennedys. While he has teamed with the likes of Ministry's Al Jourgensen in the industrial-punk project Lard and tracked classic albums wi ... More >>
Van Halen Kool and the Gang Sunday, June 3, 2012 Oracle Arena Better than: Any of the still-touring Sunset Strip hair-farmers from the 1980s that Van Halen inspired. There aren't too many '70s-era hard-rock bands that can inspire the kind of unabashed hedonism -- a "bring me the skull of Sammy Hag ... More >>
As we watched a real New Jersey housewife fight with a fictional New Jersey Big Pussy, we realized celeb-reality has officially taken over food TV. VH1's "Famous Food" is the latest food show to pop up on a previously non-food channel, a trend the Los Angeles Times wrote about recently. Th ... More >>
There might be no excuses in rock 'n' roll, but politics, as we've heard this week, is made of little else. Pundits and the wonkocracy hint that Prop. 19's failure, like every other Election Day disaster, was due to the hordes of scared-shitless elderly voters driven to the polls last Tuesday by ... More >>
Judgment Day plays Saturday at the Bicycle Music FestivalStringed heavy metal acts operated by bicycle power, teenage dance parties, and legendary country-folk ingénues in the park -- San Francisco has it all this weekend for less than the cost of a few pounds of organic summer fruit. Here's our ... More >>
T CooperCity Lights Booksfree, 7:30 p.m.T Cooper is interested in history as written by the losers. Not losers in the Greenberg-esque, misanthropic-shitbag sense, but those who've been on the ass-end of history's atrocities. Cooper edited the 2007 anthology The Fictional History of the United Sta ... More >>
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