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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Black Mail Show: Helping "San Francisco Bring Black Back"

The Black Mail Show: Helping "San Francisco Bring Black Back"

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Aristotle uttered these words, realizing art isn't just pretty colors, and rich paints and some designs put together in an aesthetically pleasing…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Kanye's Boring, Iggy's Disappointed, and Ed Sheeran's a Hobbit

This Week: Kanye's Boring, Iggy's Disappointed, and Ed Sheeran's a Hobbit

If the quotes are anything to go by, this week has been defined by rage, disappointment, loss, boredom, and abject misery. We've got very justifiable anger and frustration from Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga, rants from Corey Slipknot and Buzz…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Baby Ariana Grande, Werewolf Rihanna, and Lady Gaga and the 70-Year-Old Stripper

This Week: Baby Ariana Grande, Werewolf Rihanna, and Lady Gaga and the 70-Year-Old Stripper

"So if I'm gonna choose between working my ass off and giving you, one human being, all of my attention? You might get forgotten sometimes. Not because I don't love you, but because I got the weight of the…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Prince's Fists of Fury, Miley's Golden Lady Legs, and Interpol's Snowstorm Nightmare

This Week: Prince's Fists of Fury, Miley's Golden Lady Legs, and Interpol's Snowstorm Nightmare

"I heard that Metallica needed a bass player, and brother, I was writing letters, made a tape of myself playing and sent it to their management company. Kept making calls trying to get through. I tried for two weeks…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Taylor Swift Holds Her Own, Hayley Williams Holds Her Pee, and Gwen Stefani Can't Stop Laughing

Last Week: Taylor Swift Holds Her Own, Hayley Williams Holds Her Pee, and Gwen Stefani Can't Stop Laughing

"Being on my own, prioritizing my girlfriends, my family and my music above everything else and trying things I never thought I'd try... It's really been a liberating and freeing time... I made the decision to spend time on…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Kurt vs. Courtney, Jay Z vs. Drake, and Everyone vs. Donald Sterling

This Week: Kurt vs. Courtney, Jay Z vs. Drake, and Everyone vs. Donald Sterling

"Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife even when she's a b**ch with zits and siphoning all yr money for Doping and whoring"Seattle Police have released a note they found in Kurt Cobain's…
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Music, All Shook Down Music's Best and Worst April Fool's Day Pranks

Music's Best and Worst April Fool's Day Pranks

Yesterday, as we're sure you all noticed, was that annual day of tomfoolery and japing, known as April Fool's Day. It's a chance for the world to take a step back, take itself less seriously and then annoy the crap…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

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

Sizzle n At the Fox Theater for the first of two sold-out shows, Lorde convulsed to the energy of her beats, furiously shaking her arms and barking out notes while crouched onstage. Singles "Royals" and "Team" got the biggest cheers,…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Farewell Oderus Urungus, Go Away Nick Cannon, Broken Bells Save the Earth

This Week: Farewell Oderus Urungus, Go Away Nick Cannon, Broken Bells Save the Earth

"When we are a country and we are a species that has had a martian rover traveling up and down the crevices of this planet looking for water and ice... but we still got legislation trying to tell women what…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Coldplay Lyrics Almost as Irritating as the Term "Conscious Uncoupling"

Five Coldplay Lyrics Almost as Irritating as the Term "Conscious Uncoupling"

The news that Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and posh actress Gwyneth Paltrow are splitting up after more than a decade together was surprisingly upsetting. First, and most obviously, they have two small children who will probably be upset by this…
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Music, All Shook Down On the Shock, Confusion, and Horror of Liking a Coldplay Song

On the Shock, Confusion, and Horror of Liking a Coldplay Song

There are certain pivotal events in a person's life. Moments that force you to take a step back, re-evaluate everything that has happened in the years that led up to this day, and perhaps rethink how the future is going…
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Music, All Shook Down 6 Best Moments From the 12.12.12 Concert: Sir Paul and Nirvana, Bruce's Bulge, and More

6 Best Moments From the 12.12.12 Concert: Sir Paul and Nirvana, Bruce's Bulge, and More

Last night a gigantic fundraiser took place in New York's Madison Square Garden to raise money for Hurricane Sandy cleanup and relief efforts. This thing was almost six hours long. Six! We could've flown there in that time! In case…
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Music, All Shook Down A First Listen to <i>The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends</i>, Feat. Ke$ha, Erykah Badu, Bon Iver and More

A First Listen to The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, Feat. Ke$ha, Erykah Badu, Bon Iver and More

I loved, loved the Flaming Lips' Embryonic, and find The Soft Bulletin to be a pretty magical cornucopia. Pretty big fan of 1995's Clouds Taste Metallic as well. Yet I've never considered for even a second if the Lips…
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Music, All Shook Down Bridge School Benefit Announces Lineup

Bridge School Benefit Announces Lineup

The annual Bridge School Benefit lineup, which happens October 24 & 25 at the Shoreline Ampitheater, has been announced. In addition to mainstay and organizer Neil Young, this year's talent list includes Coldplay's Chris Martin, No Doubt, Sheryl Crow,…
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Music, Reviewed Kinski

Kinski

Kinski is a wet dream for space-rock and psych-garage aficionados. When it comes to its namesake, the primarily instrumental Seattle quartet is about 75 percent Klaus and 25 percent Nastassja. Intense, explosive, and menacing when the rough-and-tumble guitar tempests strike,…
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Music, Reviewed Sigur R&oacute;s

Sigur Rós

In the Oct. 3 issue of Rolling Stone, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin named Sigur Rós' 1999 effort, Ágætis Byrjún, to his current top 10 album list, summing up the music with a simple statement: "I don't understand a word, but…
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