The Jackson 5

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    May 17, 2013

    Janelle Monáe Channels Prince and MJ With the SF Symphony, 5/16/13

    Janelle Monáe and her Androids with the San Francisco Symphony Thursday, May 16, 2013 Louise M. Davies Hall Better than: Monáe's last wonderful performance in SF at the 2012 Black and White Ball Last night at Davies Hall, Janelle Monáe pretty much wore the same thing she always wears on stage. ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Cody ChesnuTT Reboots at the Independent, 1/29/13

    By JAMES ROBINSON Cody ChestnuTT Siddhartha Tuesday, Jan. 29 The Independent Better than: Staying home and complaining about how bad The New Girl has gotten. Cody ChestnuTT had his moment in time. I walked into the kitchen of my family home a long way back and my mother had 'the Seed' turned u ... More >>

  • Music

    July 25, 2012
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    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 >>

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    May 7, 2012

    Flying Lotus Owns the Night at 1015 Folsom

    Low End Theory featuring Flying Lotus 1015 Folsom Friday, May 4, 2012 Better than: The same party without Flying Lotus? The first time I ever went to Low End Theory was at its Los Angeles residence, at The Airliner. If you've been to that venue, then you know the incongruous situation of the party ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    The Shins' Port of Morrow: A First Listen

    ​Let's be real: bands don't change your life more than, oh ... once. So if we were lucky to get two excellent albums from James Mercer and whoever happens to be with him, it's no slouch that a third pretty-good album added three more perfect tunes to the canon: "Australia," "Phantom Limb," and "Gi ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Celebrate Four Years of Debaser With This Exclusive Boyz n the Hood-Themed Mix

    Editor's note: Ahead of the four-year anniversary of beloved '90s party Debaser, we invited party DJs Jamie Jams and Stab Master Arson to make a mix of some of the songs we can expect to hear at Saturday's party. What follows is their mix and commentary. By JAMIE GUZZI Hip-hop historians note that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    What Happens When Children Start a Band

    On wikiHow, there are instructions on how to properly start up a band. The entry splendidly reduces the whole tortuous process to a series of simply phrased steps -- "Don't have people in the band who refuse to practice!" "Watch out for egos!" "Try to wear the same colors!" -- while conveying an unc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Morris Day Reflects on The Time, and Getting Away From Prince's Grip on His Band's Name

    ​There may be no cooler place to be in San Francisco at 11:11 p.m. this Friday (11/11/11) than watching Morris Day and the Time perform at Mezzanine for the 10-year anniversary of Funk Fest. Original dance craze perpetrators (and Purple Rain villains) Day, Jellybean Johnson, and Monte Moir wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Bell Biv DeVoe Parties with the Grown Folks at Yoshi's

    Bell Biv DeVoe​Bell Biv DeVoe August 18, 2011 @ Yoshi's SF Better than: The last time we saw BBD (which was pretty darned good) America typically eats its child stars, or at least chews 'em up and spits 'em out. But after decades together in show business, the members of Bell Biv DeVoe are s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Yuck Leads a Roadtrip to Nostalgia at the Independent

    ​ Yuck Unknown Mortal Orchestra July 26, 2011 @ The Independent Better than: Listening to Yo La Tengo records and wishing you were 16 again. Barely post-adolescent British kids Yuck released a self-titled debut album this year on Fat Possum, and holy shit, do I love it, and holy shit, does i ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 6, 2011
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    February 25, 2011

    The RedBull DJ Contest Takes Over DNA Lounge

    Red Bull contest winner Goldenchyld ​The Red Bull DJ Contest, featuring Solomon, Max Kane, Natalie Nuxx, DJ Dials, Platurn, Eric Sharp, Goldenchyld, and Jeffrey Paradise February 24, 2011 @ DNA Lounge Better than: Throwing your hands up in the air because Fatman Scoop says so In a city ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2010
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    June 27, 2010

    Friday Night: Michael Jackson Tribute Band, Foreverland, at The Regency Ballroom

    Foreverland​Foreverland June 25, 2010 @The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco Better Than: Listening to my coworker alternate between a bad British accent and a creepy falsetto while singing "The Girl is Mine" by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson I remember in high school there was a boy no one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    A Look Back at Michael Jackson's Bay Area Appearances

    Michael Jackson never graced the Bay Area with a solo show, though the Jackson 5 did perform its second official concert as a Motown act at San Francisco's Cow Palace on June 19, 1970, appearing as the opening act for Tina Turner and Rare Earth; they returned to the venue in 1972 and 1973. J5 wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Saturday Afternoon: Kid-rockers The Sippy Cups Dazzle Dolores Park

    ​The Sippy Cups @Dolores ParkJune 19, 2010 Better Than: Eating strawberry Pop Tarts while watching a Flaming Lips video It was like many Saturday afternoons in Dolores Park, aka "Hipster Hill": City types lounged in groups next to open containers and fixed-gear bikes. Laughing childr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Last Night: Kid Cudi at Regency Ballroom

    ​Kid Cudi December 15, 2009 Regency Ballroom Better Than: Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, not LeBron James Rap is a memoirist's art, and Kid Cudi's music is some of the most personal rap around. His recordings about loneliness and fears contain an intimate softness, like lullabies sung righ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2009

    Last Night: Chali 2na, Gift of Gab, & Mr. Lif at the Independent

    ​Chali 2na, Gift of Gab, & Mr. Lif, hosted by Lyrics Born November 7, 2009 The Independent Better Than: This year's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Indie hip-hop icons still pack them in up in the Bay Area. On Saturday night, the Independent was dominated by indie artists who have spent more than 15 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Reactions to Michael Jackson's Death (Pt. 1): Lyrics Born, Sake 1 & More

    Let's Remember Him This Way When a pop culture icon passes, it's never a happy thing. The death of Michael Jackson has definitely sent shivers through the urban community, most of whom revered MJ's music, which was an essential soundtrack for most of their lives. Well, up until Bad, at least. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    What's Your Favorite Michael Jackson Memory?

    All right, time to remember Michael Jackson in style. We're opening up All Shook Down to your favorite Michael Jackson and Michael Jackson-related memories. Pull from any time period you wish--The Jackson 5, Captain EO, Neverland... walking on the Golden Gate Bridge......Whatever it is, we'd like ... More >>

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    October 29, 2007
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    October 17, 2007

    Songs About Girls( Music Group/Interscope)

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    September 28, 2005

    Her Space Holiday

    The Past Presents the Future

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    Muni's Mack Daddy

    James Robinson used to be a pimp. Now he's a transit union bigwig. And he's got higher ambitions.

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2003

    Star Search

    Discovering the next Jackson 5, as the Apollo's "Amateur Night" hits the road

  • Music

    October 16, 2002

    SF Weekly Music Awards 2002

    A galaxy-spanning journey through space and sound!

  • Music

    October 11, 2000

    He Said, She Said

    Mates of State fashion new sounds from age-old conversations

  • Music

    January 5, 2000

    Sheer Ambition

    With SeeThru Broadcasting, Dave Sardy and Kevin Wortis envision a new kind of indie label: one that's passionate about music and well-financed

  • News

    November 3, 1999

    The Golden Spike

    Actor and rock video director Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich is an odd masterpiece. So why is Jonze scared of his own shadow?

  • Music

    November 11, 1998

    He'll Be There

    Willie Hutch wrote one of the greatest songs ever, but he ain't done yet

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    June 24, 1998
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    June 10, 1998
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    May 13, 1998
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    June 18, 1997

    Love! Valour! Queer Cinema!

    A guide to the Lesbian and Gay Film Fest

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    December 25, 1996
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    June 19, 1996
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    December 20, 1995

    Dub Warriors

    Macro Dub Infection relays a genre where nothing is true, and everything is permitted

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