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  • Music

    April 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Five Race-Related Songs That Are (Almost) as Dumb as "Accidental Racist"

    As you are no doubt already aware, earlier this week, Brad Paisley and LL Cool J released one of the most embarrassing songs ever written. In "Accidental Racist", the two try to solve national issues regarding racial tension and the legacy of slavery with lyrics like "If you don't judge my do-rag, I ... More >>

  • Music

    February 13, 2013
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    February 13, 2013

    This Ain't No Disco

    Swedish House Mafia remade rave music in rock's image — and got America listening.

  • News

    January 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    The First Listens of 2012: What We Got Right, What We Got Wrong

    As evinced bu my initial take on Tyler, the Creator's Goblin and my final opinion, a lot happens between one's first listen to an album and their final conclusion after taking it in several times. What I love about writing these features is that you get to read my pure, unvarnished thoughts about a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Worst New Song of the Week: Karmin's "Hello"

    Man. When we heard that really ironically-titled new 3OH!3 song ("You're Gonna Love This"), we were like "Wow. Nothing could ever be more inane and vacuous than this auto-tuned piece of shit." But then we heard the new Karmin song, "Hello," and decided it should be the first in our new Worst Song of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    After 20 Years, Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" Is Still Huge Because America Loves Asses

    There are songs that mention hands, touching numbers that express feelings of giddy togetherness and devilish desire: "Put Your Hands Together" by Eric B. & Rakim, "I'm Throwin' up My Hands" by Rev. Gary Davis. There are songs that mention feet and how they hastily whisk us away or keep us rooted in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Justin Bieber's Believe: A First Listen

    Like my colleague Andrew Stout, I have mostly managed to avoid Justin Bieber for what I'm pretty sure are good reasons. He's a typical "innocent" white male singer trying to represent universality to nonwhites and nonmales. Then there's his musical blandness: bits that crept through my defenses of " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Weekend Parties: Avicii, Sandwell District, Mark E, Robert Hood, Ivan Smagghe, and More!

    The past week has been a fairly wild ride for fans of electronic dance music. A Rolling Stone cover story about and subsequent blog post by Deadmau5 have both opened up a Pandora's Box of questions within the echo chamber of the blogosphere. Are technical DJ chops relevant? Has the producer supplant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Boat Noodles and the Secret Menu at Zen Yai

    The menu at Zen Yai Thai Restaurant has a long menu of noodles and curries with careful English translations, but no one is ordering off it. Recently, we walked in for a late lunch, leaving the streets of Little Saigon and entering a room filled with Thai chatter and people slurping from l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    EDC 2012: Calvin Harris Plays CDs of Himself Singing

    Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died. This time around fans are more sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    A Handy Guide to the Best and Worst Bands With "Black" in Their Name

    Tonight, the Black Keys are playing the Oracle Arena in Oakland. Did you know they were that big now? We kind of thought they'd be a Fox Theater band forever. Especially since there are so many damn bands with "Black" in their names. Speaking of which, we want to honor Black Keys' arena-playing prow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Deadmau5 Comes Out as a Non-Drug-User. Is EDM Sobering Up?

    ​This week, one of the biggest stars in EDM -- Deadmau5 -- chastised one of the biggest pop stars of all time -- Madonna -- for using drug lingo (specifically the phrase "Has anyone seen Molly?") on stage at this year's Ultra Music Festival. And he didn't do it in a small way either, indulging in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Wallpaper. at SXSW: Bigger, Bouncier, and With Lots of Clapping

    Wallpaper. Moody Theater/Billboard Showcase at SXSW March 14, 2012 Last night, four hours before Lionel Ritchie was set to take the stage at the Moody Theater -- the place where they film Austin City Limits -- Oakland's Wallpaper. showed off its throbbing crunk-pop to a nearly empty room. Ricky Ree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    The Top Five Most Bizarre Superbowl Halftime Shows

    ​Oh, the hallowed and hyped Superbowl halftime show. This Sunday, we will bear witness to the unholy alliance of Madonna, M.I.A., and Nicki Minaj performing together, which will be -- well, beyond interesting, we're not quite sure. Sometimes, though, the stars align and something truly magical hap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    President Barack Obama Likes Arcade Fire and the Black Eyed Peas. Yes, Really.

    ​Yesterday, we found out from a British music news website that, like Santa Claus, Barack Obama keeps a "Nice" list -- or rather a list of people he wants to have supporting him in his re-election campaign. We've seen the list, and alongside all of the alphabetized politicians, business and sports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    The Top Five Most Heinous Pop Songs of 2011

    Yesterday, we gave you our votes for the top five pop songs of 2011. But to be perfectly honest, in our look back over the last 12 months, we found far more pop moments that made us want to rip our own ears off than ones that made us want to dance like small children. Here are the worst abominations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Flash Mob to Occupy San Francisco and Oakland

    Flash mobs are arguably the only good type of mob. It was supposed to be just another ordinary visit to the mall, and then bam. A crowd of people spontaneously broke into dance. That's why Dancing Without Borders, an Oakland nonprofit, is teaming up with Code Pink and the National Organization ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    In Defense of the Game -- Our Last Honest Gangsta Rapper

    The Game performs at Regency Ballroom this week.​ Lately, The Game, who performs at the Regency Ballroom on Thursday (Oct. 27), has been psychoanalyzed as some sort of rapping mentalist. Armchair critics are quick to characterize him as an artist constantly putting out desperate cries for atte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Jeff Tweedy Covers (and Mocks) the Black Eyed Peas; Wilco Drops New "Born Alone" Video

    "This has been very challenging": Tweedy covering the Black Eyed Peas​Check it: New Wilco album (The Whole Love, out Sept. 27) means new Wilco video (for "Born Alone"), means new Wilco tour (alas, no Bay Area dates yet.) But the best of today's Wilco developments is a video captured of Jeff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Seasunz on Hip-Hop Activism, Spirituality, and Speaking Klingon

    ​Ashel Eldridge has made the rounds. Otherwise known as Seasunz, Eldridge has emerged as a social and environmental activist, working with groups like Amazon Watch and Project Pink and partnering with to open a youth center in Oakland. And, lest we forget, he also makes music. In ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Here's Why People Really Hate the Black Eyed Peas -- and Why It's Unfair

    Black Eyed Peas: Hate 'em or love 'em?​ Yesterday, prominent critic Ann Powers broke down why people hate the Black Eyed Peas so much, without necessarily defending their music. Much of what she wrote makes sense, but there is a point where it feels overthought academically. She writes: In eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    The Top Five Utterly Embarrassing White Girl Rap Songs

    Kreashawyn's "Gucci Gucci" is blowing up. The video to the song from the Bay Area-raised female rapper, which features cameos from members of Odd Future, is on track to top over a million YouTube views since its release last week. It's a high point in Kreashawyn's short career so far, as she attempt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Obama Asks San Francisco "Are You In" for 2012?

    Are you FB friends with Obama?​After a short and public visit to Facebook in Silicon Valley, President Barack Obama headed up to San Francisco yesterday evening where he drove past the Golden Gate Bridge on his way to the Masonic Center in Nob Hill.  "One of the greatest views in the world," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    The Top 5 Most Politically Incorrect Music Videos

    Since yesterday's Super Bowl Half Time Show was so sorely lacking in wardrobe malfunctions -- frankly, we found the Black Eyed Peas' outfits a billion times more offensive than Janet Jackson's silver-plated nipple, but whatever -- we decided to provide a bit of dirt today, so you can all get over th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    SF's Retronyms Taps Into Your Inner FlyLo

    ​When they're not taking board games out into the real world or bringing cocktail-hour amusements to your phone, San Francisco startup upstarts Retronyms are hard at work making the best of music-geek technology available and enjoyable to the masses. See DopplerPad, electronic composition software ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 25, 2010
  • Music

    June 23, 2010

    After the Whale

    Bouncer hunts for good tunes at Moby Dick

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    The Ghosts of Outside Lands Past

    Now that this year's Outside Lands lineup has been released in full and stayed true to its lil-bit-hippie-lil-but-hip-hop roots and the folk vs. funk vibe, will you be forking over some coin when the tickets go on sale tomorrow? How do you think this year's lineup fares with those of previous years? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Hey DJ! Friday Q&A w/ Adrian & Mysterious D of Bootie

    ​Adrian & Mysterious D have an interesting take on mashups. As they explain it, the "genre" transcends all other styles, as producers working in this arena pull tracks from a wide variety of artists, making the artform both classic enough to build a large fanbase, and cutting edge enough to in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Listomania: Top Latin Music Picks For 2009

    It's been a year of surprises in Latin music. Reggaetón continues fading, albeit slowly, and the industry's mainstays aren't garnering the attention they used to. Case in point: Don Omar's summer release iDon (no relation to your phone), which remained quiet after its first single, "Virtual Diva." ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 30, 2009

    Outside Lands Day Two: Street Sweeper Social Club, Trombone Shorty, Black Eyed Peas, The Mars Volta

    EKAphotography​Outside Lands Day 2: Street Sweeper Social Club, Trombone Shorty, Black Eyed Peas, The Mars Volta, & more, Saturday, August 20, 2009.Better Than: sitting in the park, waiting for you.The first day of Outside Lands was a huge freakin' success, especially if you stayed at the Twin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Outside Lands Trivia Challenge

    Zap Mama​ The headliners for this weekend's Outside Lands festival--Pearl Jam, the Dave Matthews Band, Black Eyed Peas, Thievery Corporation, Tenacious D, and M.I.A.--need little introduction. But what about the undercard? One of the coolest things about this event is the sheer number of acts play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Chron Disses, Praises Outside Lands

    "Richmond then divulges that she herself has used Porta Potties at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass..."

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Energy 92 Sold to New Owners

    ​Yesterday, Chron radio columnist Ben Fong-Torres reported that Energy 92 (KNGY) has been sold. As far as I know, the station was the only major commercial station in this market to actively target gay and lesbian listeners with its programming. It was a bit of an anomaly in the world of commercia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Outside Lands Announces Ace Lineup: Beasties, Ween, Tom Jones, Dirtbombs, and More

    San Francisco's giant music marathon, Outside Lands, announced its lineup this morning, capping its press release with headliners like Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Modest Mouse, and, yes, Dave Matthews Band hitting Golden Gate Park between August 28-30. Also in there--Tom freakin' Jones ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    The 10 Awesomest Wardrobe Malfunctioning Celebs

    (Is All My Children's Cameron Mathison wearing a thong?)10. Cameron MathisonThe sole male representing on this list, All My Children's Mathison (who plays leading man Ryan Lavery) flashed what looks awfully similar to a thong during an episode of the soap last December. He claims it was just his shi ... More >>

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    June 22, 2007
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    June 8, 2007

    Hiya's Blahg -- Penelope Houston, Make-Out Room, Ian Fays, The Pale Green Girl, Jeffrey Manson, QNA Royale and Marijuana Mafia

    “If you’re willing/ To die a little/ You’ll hear my song.” Penelope Houston’s lyrics are weeeeird! I love them. Her show on Wednesday was a love fest, and she looked killer as usual. But my pet peeve was in full effect: Bad sound. I know from drunkenly pestering sound engineers at practica ... More >>

  • Film

    May 10, 2006

    That Stinking Feeling

    Poseidon's second voyage yields a brand-new disaster

  • Music

    January 25, 2006

    Nu Shooz

    Film School grows better as it grows older -- shoegazer comparisons be damned

  • Film

    August 31, 2005

    Assault 'N' Prepper

    A reckless cop goes undercover as the Underclassman

  • Music

    August 4, 2004

    Songs of Freedom

    Perhaps the candidates running in the 2004 election could use some help selecting their campaign music

  • Music

    August 23, 2000

    Got Live If You Want It

    What do a cappella, opera, and jazz have to do with hip hop? Ask Felonious.

  • Music

    February 16, 2000

    Hear This

    Black Eyed Peas

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    May 5, 1999
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    October 7, 1998
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    September 23, 1998


    Q: What do Tori Amos, Nick Cave, and Lyricist Lounge have in common? A: Nothing.

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