Friday, May 3, 2013
Better than: Seeing New Order, the Cure, or any other British post-punk contemporaries of Killing Joke still in operation.
In terms of sheer breadth of influence, few bands from the post-punk era can approach the reach of Killing Joke. The brooding, a ... More >>
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 >>
As musical pairings go, they don't come much more oddball than Mastodon with Feist. But -- we can't quite believe it either -- on Record Store Day (April 21st), the unlikely collaborators are releasing Feistodon: a split single that will feature Mastodon covering Feist ("A Commotion") and vice versa ... More >>
Monte "M-Dog" Talbert-- the "Teach Me How To Dougie" guy-- was recently gunned down in a drive-by in South Central L.A.. The "Teach Me How To Dougie" guy! Shot and killed! That's crazy. How many famous musicians have we lost to unusual deaths? A lot. Biggie and Tupac. John Lennon. Dimebag Darrell. A ... More >>
Richard HaickCrystal Castles at the Warfield Friday night.Crystal Castles
Friday March 4, 2011
@ The Warfield
Better than: Asphyxiation and/or skin-hooks.
Alice Glass has a crutch and she's not afraid to use it. The Crystal Castles vocalist broke her ankle in Tokyo, and she's onstag ... More >>
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 >>
Exray's reppin' SFO.Jon Bernson puts it pretty plainly (and enthusiastically) when discussing the emerging lo-fi scene in the Mission: "There's a real collaborative spirit!"
In case you haven't heard, a new crop of bands in the neighborhood is getting weird. One of them is Bernson's Exray's, a ... More >>
This week in surreal entertainment industry moments: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won a Golden Globe yesterday for their evocatively chilly score to David Fincher's The Social Network. Congratulations, Trent: you've come a long way since your last run-in with the film scene some twenty years ago.Pa ... More >>
Stacy SchwartzHole at Spin's recent SXSW partyThe latest Hole single off the upcoming Nobody's Daughter, "Samantha," includes all that early Courtney Love rage in the chorus. What starts as a power ballad about a girl who wants to "wrap her legs around this world" takes a sharp turn as Love yells ... More >>
Jeff MillerIf you wanted the '90s delivered to your festival this week, you had two obvious choices: Stone Temple Pilots and Hole. And I'll give you one guess as to which toxic, tempermental frontperson had the nostalgia addicts lining up really early to see if she'd shine or offer a shit show.&n ... More >>
Dustin RabinThem Crooked VulturesNovember 19, 2009Fox Theater
Better Than: Listening to Robert Plant shy away from the high notes at Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion show.
It's no accident that the supergroup has, in recent years, gone the way of New Coke, the McRib, and Lindsay Lohan's career. For ... More >>
Saul Williams's facepaint resembled a dolphin crossed with the Star Trek logoSaul Williams, Earl Greyhound, American Fangs
November 10, 2009
Better Than: Gym Class Heroes, or 2009 David Bowie
With a head full of feathers and his face painted like a glittering Star Trek dolphin, ... More >>
Superstar session drummer and Dadaist marketing genius Josh Freese (Devo, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals) sells himself, his famous friends, and all-you-can-eat shrimp at Sizzler to promote his new album.