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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: Amy Winehouse's "Our Day Will Come" Cover

Earworm Weekly: Amy Winehouse's "Our Day Will Come" Cover

I have a not-so-secret soft spot for cover songs: covers that turn a song inside-out and into something new, sure, but also faithful and reverent covers that showcase a singer's love of a particular tune. Stuck in my head this…
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Music, All Shook Down Peep the Nominees for the 58th Grammy Awards

Peep the Nominees for the 58th Grammy Awards

Early this morning, the nominees for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced. And we gotta admit, none of the nominees came as a shocker. Both Taylor Swift and The Weeknd are nominated for seven awards, with Kendrick Lamar…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Up Close With Amy Winehouse At Contemporary Jewish Museum

Up Close With Amy Winehouse At Contemporary Jewish Museum

Amy Winehouse (1983-2011) is remembered for her smoky, emotional voice and for the variety of musical genres which she embraced. A party animal from North London, Winehouse mesmerized audiences with her electrically charged soul, R & B, jazz, and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Will the Real Amy Winehouse Please Speak Up?

Will the Real Amy Winehouse Please Speak Up?

Amy Winehouse's name alone conjures images of beehive hairdos, extreme cat eye makeup, and untimely death at the unfortunately-common-for-musicians age of 27. With feature-length documentary AMY, BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna), aims to uncover the woman behind the…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Miley Gets Mad, Rihanna Pulls a Prank and Ad-Rock Wants You to Blame Your Parents

This Week: Miley Gets Mad, Rihanna Pulls a Prank and Ad-Rock Wants You to Blame Your Parents

“They are dinosaurs, and they are dying off. We are the new generation, and with that will come so much. We are moving forward. As much as we get distracted by stupid laws that make us feel like we’re…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: The Defiance of Bono, The Underwear of Ariana Grande and The Lip-Synching Majesty of Blake Shelton

This Week: The Defiance of Bono, The Underwear of Ariana Grande and The Lip-Synching Majesty of Blake Shelton

"That was kind of why you got into a band, to stir things up and annoy people. That's the whole punk rock thing... the only thing that could have gone wrong would have been being ignored." Bono thinks forcing…
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10 Great Songs About Cheating on Your Lover

Depending on your perspective, cheating's a little bit naughty, a whole bunch of fun, or one of the worst things you could possibly do to another human being. Here are our 10 favorite songs about not being able to keep…
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Music, All Shook Down Happy Halloween! Now Here's 5 Singers You Shouldn't Dress Up As

Happy Halloween! Now Here's 5 Singers You Shouldn't Dress Up As

It's that magical time of year once again, where the entire nation leaves the house looking ridiculous on purpose! Yay! Occasionally, Halloween costumes based on musicians border on genius -- like Sum 41's Deryck Whibley and his girlfriend Ari Cooper…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Amazing Murals Honoring Departed Musicians

Five Amazing Murals Honoring Departed Musicians

The Los Angeles mural that has served as a site for Elliot Smith fans to pay tribute to the much beloved singer-songwriter has just been given a revamp, by Punk Rock Marthas -- an art-minded group of charitable folk…
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Music, All Shook Down Adele's "Skyfall" James Bond Theme: Why Does She Sound So Sleepy?

Adele's "Skyfall" James Bond Theme: Why Does She Sound So Sleepy?

Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Like everyone else on Earth, we are huge Adele fans. When 19 came out, we had our minds blown by the sheer passion and power on display from this absurdly young woman, and couldn't help but…
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Music, All Shook Down The Bob Marley Parasite and Other Weird Crap Named After Musicians

The Bob Marley Parasite and Other Weird Crap Named After Musicians

If you've walked along upper Haight recently, you'll have no doubt noticed the series of tributes to much loved musical heroes who are no longer with us, lovingly arranged around single trees. Amy Winehouse recently joined Jimi Hendrix and Janis…
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Music, All Shook Down The Tupac Hologram Is Terrifying and Distasteful. Let's Stop This Madness Now.

The Tupac Hologram Is Terrifying and Distasteful. Let's Stop This Madness Now.

On Sunday, April 15, 2012, the world officially entered science fiction-land. Sure, iPods are pretty futuristic, GPS is spy magic from space, and we all have stupidly intelligent phones now, but nothing has felt quite as much like living in…
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Music, All Shook Down Why Do Artists' Sales Increase So Much After They Die?

Why Do Artists' Sales Increase So Much After They Die?

This week, Whitney Houston became the first female artist to have three albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart at one time. In the two and a half weeks following her death, Whitney sold 2.7 million…
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Music, All Shook Down The Grammys: A Timeline of Madness and Misery

The Grammys: A Timeline of Madness and Misery

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards happened yesterday. Which we're sure you know already. If you missed it, however, you may have missed some of the weirdest details. So here, for your convenience, is a timeline of events. Get comfortable, 'cause…
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News, The Snitch Tony Bennett on Whitney Houston: "Legalize Drugs"

Tony Bennett on Whitney Houston: "Legalize Drugs"

If the marijuana legalization efforts currently underway in California receive some unexpected financial support from Hollywood over the next few months, drug war opponents may be able to thank Whitney Houston. And Tony Bennett.Mere hours after Houston was found dead…
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Music, Hear This Nikka Costa: Show Preview

Nikka Costa: Show Preview

Well before British divas Adele and the late Amy Winehouse scored critical and commercial success for their takes on retro R&B, fiery American soul siren Nikka Costa had already blazed her own distinctive trail through vintage sounds. Costa first made…
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Music, Hear This Katy B: Show Preview

Katy B: Show Preview

British singer Katy B did the unthinkable — she made dubstep sexy. With a voice that's seductive and breezy, she turned the underground dance clubs of her South London home into sanctuaries for the young and brokenhearted. Her debut album,…
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Music, All Shook Down So Amy Winehouse's Dad Is Crooning at Yoshi's Next Week

So Amy Winehouse's Dad Is Crooning at Yoshi's Next Week

Two months after the death of troubled British soul singer Amy Winehouse, the star's almost-famous father, Mitch, is back on the road with his own project and performing live. He'll be celebrating the release of his debut album -- a…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • Public Enemy stretched out all its classic songs on Friday in a two-hour set at the Regency Ballroom. Although some of the original samples were missing, we did get to hear Flavor Flav play drums for Chuck D…
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Music, Hear This Gram Parsons Tribute Concert: Show Preview

Gram Parsons Tribute Concert: Show Preview

Coincidentally, the late Gram Parsons is of the Order of 27, the age at which he, Amy Winehouse, and Kurt Cobain departed this mortal coil. He didn't quite invent country-rock, but he was among the first to combine the two,…
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