There are several types of human behavior that social media tends to reveal in sharp relief, most of them negative. Basic assholery is the chief one.
If you judge by comments sections (especially on certain sites, like YouTube, but really just about everywhere), it appears that we're up to our elb ... More >>
See more of our Metallica Week coverage:
Metallica Kicks off Its 30th Anniversary Week with Notable Guests, Rare Songs, and Lots of Talking
Sad But True: How the Black Album Both Made and Ruined Metallica
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[Editor's note: After hearing this week that Berkeley indie label Absolutely Kosher plans to stop releasing new music this fall, we talked to label founder and owner Cory Brown about what happened and wrote a too-long, very bummed-out piece about it. We also asked if Brown would be interested ... More >>
In visual art, it's called a triptych -- a piece divided into three connected sections or panels. The individual panels could, in theory, stand on their own, but each adds meaning and significance to the other two, creating a single work that is more than the sum of its parts.
We don't have a name ... More >>
Cosa Brava"There is an interesting kind of movement emerging in the Bay Area music scene right now, and it revolves around...telling stories, both with and without words," says composer and musician Fred Frith, leader of the band Cosa Brava. "There's something going on..."
What that "someth ... More >>
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 >>
Mister Loveless at Bottom of the Hill on Saturday.
Saturday, July 24
@ Bottom of the Hill
Better than: Getting your ass kicked around in any other setting.
It's quite possible that every Mister Loveless review written has contained the same two words: "Joy Division." It's a ... More >>
DJ White MikeA handful of awesome things are going on in the Mission this weekend, but we've decided to focus on two specific parties that are sure to satiate the dancing beast within all of you. If you're a fan of classic hip-hop and R&B, then you're in for a special treat -- and we've got t ... More >>