AFI's Davey Havok has probably had more hairstyles than Nikki Minaj has wigs. There's been the Danzig Devilock, the Morrisey Quiff, the Morticia Addams, helmet hair, the emo sweep, weird Flock of Seagulls fluff-related experiments -- Havok has done it all. And in an interview with Rolling Stone this ... More >>
The Bay Area music scene had a particular flair for making headlines for reasons other than actual music in 2012. Some of these 10 incidents are totally tabloid, others are cold and criminal, but none of them are boring. From Ecstasy rings and instrument thievery to lascivious infidelity and shockin ... More >>
Legendary Oakland mack Too $hort has found himself in a very unlikely place: on the cast for the second season of VH1 reality show Couples Therapy 2, which premieres on Oct. 3. The pimp-tight rapper, whose real name is Todd Shaw, appears with Monica Payne, a music manager and former recording artist ... More >>
"Cocaine," as Rick James famously said, "is a helluva drug." Yup: The white powder's effects have left an influence that's both sublime and downright hideous on decades of pop music. So what happens when you give already-famous musicians a quick burst of energy, ego, paranoia, and euphoria? Most of ... More >>
Both black and white women brawl on Vh1 reality programming but some don't have to deal with the burden of (mis)representing their culture.
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 >>
Mick Jagger threw his name into the running for what may become the biggest supergroup of 2011, joining Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, Damien Marley, Joss Stone, and A.R. Rahman, composer of the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack, for what promises to be an eclectic (and hopefully not too terr ... More >>
As 2009 comes to a close, it's important to remember it all - lest we forget. While other outlets sift through the best and brightest moments of the decade, we here at the SF Weekly would like to pay homage to the most bizarre phenomenon of our time, reality television (as we might have some experie ... More >>
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Tussle raises the creativity quotient
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Learning to make music can make for a new you in the new year
Can the Cult's Ian Astbury fill Jim Morrison's shoes? Probably not, but you'll be too drunk to notice.
It's their time, sweet baby, to break on through: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs come to town
An Exit Theatre festival pays tribute to the classic prima donnas of song
The Rise and Fall of Bay Area Bands