Dumbassery prevailed this week when Scorpions drummer James Kottak reportedly thought it a good idea to wander around Dubai airport drunk out of his mind, pants falling down and making obscene gestures. Sure, we've all lingered in airport bars too long waiting out delays and layovers, but this ... More >>
Earlier this week, the lawsuit against AEG Live over Michael Jackson's premature passing rumbled past the point of weird and drove straight into crazy town. The culprit was AEG CEO Randy Phillips, who claimed that his friend Brenda Richie -- ex-wife of Lionel Richie -- had spoken to the spirit of Mi ... More >>
It's the kind of pain that makes you want to spike a beer bottle into the street and shout "Fuuuck!" into the sky. What happened to Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night sent men and women into shock, into rage, into despair, into tears -- brought them to their knees. In most sports, your favorite team ... More >>
It's begun: Only a couple of months after signing to Epic Records, Oakland crunk-pop outfit Wallpaper. is on a media storm, pushing "Best Song Everr" on radio stations around the country and, as of yesterday, to late-night television. Clad in pink ridiculousness and showing no shortage of enthusiasm ... More >>
Grass Widow has a great new song and plays for free tonight in Oakland. Sadly, the historic Gold Dust Lounge in Union Square is facing eviction. [Inside Scoop] Hear a great new song from S.F.'s Grass Widow called "Disappearing Industries" (and see them for free tonight at the Uptown in Oakla ... More >>
Ra Ra Riot at Great American Music Hall on FridayRa Ra RiotGiversJanuary 21, 2011@ Great American Music HallBetter than: The Sound and the Fury, which haunts my forgotten-homework dreams.In the one-for-all, all-for-one spirit that defines the Ra Ra Riot working philosophy, we interrupt this regul ... More >>
Well, the Giants didn't get much love from Jimmy Kimmel's L.A. crowd last night, but Kimmel did call out Marin's Huey Lewis on Sports being kind of a lame title for an essential multi-platinum-selling album. And Lewis, to his credit, summoned a rather humorous retort.But more to the point: Lewis ... More >>
Karen Peterson served as a schoolteacher in nearby Woodside for many a year. Her name did not become known nationally. Prior to Saturday's San Francisco Giants game, she threw what may be the worst ceremonial first pitch in the history of humanity. And now you know who she is. Welcome to the Interne ... More >>
Uriah Duffy was named after '70s rawk band Uriah Heep; his bother is reportedly named Yes, though there's no truth to the rumor his second cousin is named Jethro Tull. He's also the Bay Area's most badd-ass, best-kept secret. You've probably seen him bangin' his four-string bludgeon with Lyrics Born ... More >>
Instant Gratification Dave Navarro loves porn and The Procussions By Lina Lecaro Looks like Dave Navarro is going to be all about instant gratification next year. The L.A.- born and bred guitarist, who launched his own Internet TV show and directed his first porno in 2007, has obviously become ins ... More >>
If you didn't catch Interpol at Bill Graham last month, at least you can hear how it sounded, kind of, with today's release of their Live EP, sold in select indie stores: For Immediate Release November 27, 2007 INTERPOL TO RELEASE 6-SONG INTERPOL LIVE TO BE SOLD EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH INDEPENDENT MU ... More >>
Sarah Silverman speaks the unspeakable. And funny? Oh hell, yes.
Joanna Newsom, Okay, Ted Leo (sort of), Comets on Fire, Still Flyin', Mates of State ... and the list goes on and on ...
In conversation with comedian Patton Oswalt and the original pianist for John Kerry's Electras
Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003
In his first column, Garrett Kamps ponders the big questions