By CORY SKLAR
It's Oscar season again, which means close to nothing to music nerds. Most of the time, of course, the Oscars bring very little to the table in terms of great music. Sure, they have their Best Original Song and Best Score categories. And sure, sometimes Three 6 Mafia, Trent Reznor, or ... More >>
Rock The Bells
Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012
Better than: Partying with your own demographic
Rock The Bells is the only annual hip-hop festival to manage the difficult feat of attracting a truly diverse and multi-generational crowd. In its fifth year in the Bay Area (and ninth ove ... More >>
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
Better than: A cyborg prom.
Noise Pop festival organizers probably envisioned a thematically cohesive night when they booked Grimes and oOoOO as co-headliners for Wednesday night's show at the Rickshaw Stop. After all, the two art ... More >>
Kreayshawn is 2011's most dramatic hip-hop blow-up story. After starting the year planning to transition from directing videos for local Bay Area rappers to releasing her own mixtapes, the 21-year-old Natassia Zolot scored big with the DJ Two Stacks-produced "Gucci Gucci." The song's success was ins ... More >>
As we watched a real New Jersey housewife fight with a fictional New Jersey Big Pussy, we realized celeb-reality has officially taken over food TV.
VH1's "Famous Food" is the latest food show to pop up on a previously non-food channel, a trend the Los Angeles Times wrote about recently.
Th ... More >>
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 >>
1. Alice Cooper - "Welcome To My Nightmare"You can't have Halloween without Alice Cooper.
From his decapitation-happy live shows to his self-mocking sense of
humor, he's rock's king demon. (Sorry, Marilyn--we know how hard you
try.) But was Cooper ever better than when accompanied by the Muppets?
... More >>