Bieber Fever? Beliebf? Hepatitis Bieb? Whatever folks called it a couple years ago when Justin Bieber's fame spread like a liver infection, it completely passed me by. What I remember most about that time was a colleague telling me the teen sensation was "the real deal." Having never valued authenti ... More >>
As Memorial Day approaches, so does the extended pleasure of a three-day weekend. While it might be tempting to turn off your phone and barbecue straight from Friday to Monday, we strongly urge you to look over this short list before checking out completely. Read on -- your weekend awaits.
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The second installment in the Blow Your Head compilation series, released today, underscores Diplo's status as the world's most persuasive musical archaeologist. Released on Mad Decent, the record label run by the DJ, producer, and former darling of M.I.A., it focuses on the newly-created sub-genre ... More >>
White CloudA band with members from Kenya and Argentina -- and whose musical interests include doom metal, blues, and Krautrock -- could only have originated in a hotspot of diversity like the Bay Area. White Cloud's supernatural smoothie of Sonic Youth-influenced squalls, crashing unpredictabl ... More >>
Instead of playing some lame joke only we'd think is funny for April Fool's, we offer you the best videos from the "fools" genre. To wit...1. Def Leppard's "Foolin'"
2. "I'm not your fool...never again, no no...I'm no fool"--Cinderella
3. Lauren Zettler covers the Doobie Brothers classic in ... More >>
Carlton Melton, Silver Pines, Pure EcstasyWednesday, Jan. 6, 2009The HemlockBetter than: A-frame rockWhen I invited my friend Scott to hit last night's Hemlock show, I explained that openers Carlton Melton played music they described as "dome rock." "Does dome rock mean everyone in the band is ba ... More >>
Here at SF Weekly, we place a high value on San Francisco's humble DJ tastemakers. But we also place high honors on music geeks whose sense of humor (and Jay McInerney appreciation) is as evident as their vinyl instinct. All this makes post-punk/disco/no wave/krautrock/etc/etc/etc DJ Tristes Tropiqu ... More >>