It doesn't happen very often, but now and then a song or album comes along that perfectly captures the mood of a historical moment and embeds itself into the consciousness of a generation. It happened with for the Beatles with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967, and it happened for the Be ... More >>
Hear this while high: "Clear Spot," by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band.
Behind the buzz: Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the rock blogosphere's reaction to last week's passing of the great Don Van Vliet is all that genuine grief is on behalf of an artist who hasn't made an album in ... More >>
So we ended up at Bow Bow. Two middle-aged men were at the end of the bar by the door, eating noodles and chatting in Cantonese. A tarted-up young lady was at the other end of the bar, thumbing through the karaoke book. My pal and I sat right in the middle of it all on two stools facing the bart ... More >>
Alex HochmanThe New York-style cheese slice comes with a whiff of Travolta.Scarfing a folded slice of cheese pizza last night at newly opened Tony's Coal Fired Pizza and Slice House in North Beach, we itched to don platform heels and a red silk shirt, all Saturday Night Fever, and strut down ... More >>
Plenty of cities you wouldn't normally associate with hip-hop have been producing their fair share of beats and rhymes. That said, it's still surprising to learn that one of rap's brightest young stars is from the same place that just hosted the Future Farmers of America's Leadership Conference. ... More >>
Regret is for suckas. Do what you're gonna do and don't look back. But when it comes to the song "Regret" by the hotly-tipped Heartbreak boys, I'm a believer. The duo (one Brit, one Argentinean) regresses for good reason on this track, throwing together some very theatrical industrial dance vi ... More >>