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Music, All Shook Down A Rare Promo Copy of Prince's <i>The Black Album</i> Sold For $15,000 on Discogs, Becoming The Site's Highest Selling Record Ever

A Rare Promo Copy of Prince's The Black Album Sold For $15,000 on Discogs, Becoming The Site's Highest Selling Record Ever

  Last month, we reported that a rare copy of David Bowie's album, Bowie, sold for $6,826 on Discogs, becoming the online record shop's highest selling record ever. But we just got wind that another album recently sold for much…
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Music, All Shook Down A Rare Copy of David Bowie's Self-Titled 1969 Album Just Became The Most Expensive Record Ever Sold on Discogs

A Rare Copy of David Bowie's Self-Titled 1969 Album Just Became The Most Expensive Record Ever Sold on Discogs

A funny thing tends to happen once you die: You get more famous. At least that's the case with artists and musicians, and it's especially the case with David Bowie whose albums are now selling at sky-high prices.  Earlier…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bowie Tributes at the Castro Theatre and Oasis Proved What We Already Knew All Along

Bowie Tributes at the Castro Theatre and Oasis Proved What We Already Knew All Along

In the weeks since David Bowie’s death, the world has been in mourning. Losing Bowie was a shock, because if Marvel movies have taught us anything, it’s that heroes cannot die. His fans — a dazzlingly eclectic group of every…
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Music, All Shook Down Morning Music News: Macklemore Releases "White Privilege II," David Bowie Will Not Have a Constellation Named After Him, and More...

Morning Music News: Macklemore Releases "White Privilege II," David Bowie Will Not Have a Constellation Named After Him, and More...

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis release their new song, "White Privilege II" for free on iTunes. The song is a nine-minute sequel to a 2005 track of the same name and, as Vulture points out, is very Hamilton-esque. As the title…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Night Two of Van Morrison's Three-Night Run at Oakland's Fox Theater

Live Review: Night Two of Van Morrison's Three-Night Run at Oakland's Fox Theater

Few can disagree that it's been a tumultuous couple of weeks for fans of popular music. From David Bowie to Lemmy Kilmister, Glenn Frey to the lesser-known, but equally impressive, Mic Gillette (Tower Of Power, anyone?), we have lost…
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Dining, SFoodie Tuesday Five: Pliny the Younger Emerges Feb. 5

Tuesday Five: Pliny the Younger Emerges Feb. 5

No Pliny the Younger For Beer Week The highly prized Russian River…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: David Bowie's "Young Americans"

Earworm Weekly: David Bowie's "Young Americans"

Most of the time, David Bowie and I just missed each other. On paper, we were highly compatible – he was, at least at one time, a gender-bending queer-as-fuck freak, fond of dissonant and jarring musical juxtapositions, smart and…
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Music, All Shook Down Alien, Humanoid, Homo Superior: David Bowie Is Dead

Alien, Humanoid, Homo Superior: David Bowie Is Dead

I never really thought that I would write “David Bowie is dead.” It’s not that I thought I might predecease my idol, who was exactly my age now when I was born; it’s that I half-figured he wouldn’t die…
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Music, All Shook Down Mike Deni of Geographer Shares His Favorite Cover Songs of All Time

Mike Deni of Geographer Shares His Favorite Cover Songs of All Time

San Francisco-based guitar and synth indie pop artist Geographer (a.k.a. Mike Deni) recently released an entire EP of covers called Endless Motion. The EP, which dropped in December, features remixed covers of tracks by artists such as Paul Simon, Felix Da…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Charlie XCX's "F Word", Adele's B-Word and Pearl Jam's Virginity

Last Week: Charlie XCX's "F Word", Adele's B-Word and Pearl Jam's Virginity

Everyone's gone super-political this week (except Courtney Love, naturally). We saw Killer Mike biggin' up Bernie Sanders and RZA backing Hillary Clinton. We heard Thom Yorke talking shit about Tony Blair and watched MIA's refugee-focused video, as well as…
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Music, All Shook Down This Professor Dressing Up Like David Bowie For a Year is the Funniest Thing You'll See This Week

This Professor Dressing Up Like David Bowie For a Year is the Funniest Thing You'll See This Week

Here at All Shook Down, we know all about stupid jobs. But, this week, to our absolute astonishment, we found out that there are careers infinitely sillier than music blogging. Leading the way is the strange man you see…
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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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Calendar, Night&Day Wowie Woo Wow

Wowie Woo Wow

Hang onto yourself, Ziggy Stardust is coming to Sweetwater Music Hall to celebrate the Fourth of July with all you young Americans. The actual David Bowie has long since put away his lizard suit, yet the legacy lives on.…
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Music, Hear This Tidelands: Show Preview

Tidelands: Show Preview

San Francisco's Tidelands is a pop-rock combo whose music could easily fit in a shuffle of David Bowie, Wilco, and R.E.M. The duo blends twinkling guitars, ornamental synths, and strings — with a booming flugelhorn — into a melange it…
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Calendar, Night&Day Go With The Flow

Go With The Flow

It may sound counterintuitive, but the hottest trend in juggling these days is to lower the number of balls to one or two. Instead of trying to toss as many things as possible, it's all about finding new ways…
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Music, All Shook Down David Bowie Is Too Cool For Awards Shows

David Bowie Is Too Cool For Awards Shows

This week's music news, via the mouths of musicians: "I just watched Ellen Page come out! Wow! What a speech! Congrats! #HRC #TimeToThrive"Lance Bass, in the audience, as the actress came out at a Human Rights Campaign Event (Twitter)"Never underestimate…
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Music, All Shook Down Vanilla Ice Shilling Mac & Cheese, and Musicians' Five Strangest Appearances in TV Commercials

Vanilla Ice Shilling Mac & Cheese, and Musicians' Five Strangest Appearances in TV Commercials

We know how it is. You're a musician, perhaps not at your peak, perhaps worried about the future, and some smart company recognizes your downward swing and comes along and makes you a lucrative offer too good to refuse. This…
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Music, Hear This Destroyer: Show Preview

Destroyer: Show Preview

Some "bands" are manifestations of essentially one person. In 1995 Vancouver's Dan Bejar more or less became Destroyer: singing, writing, and playing most of his own instruments. Bejar's chief inspirations seem to be maverick U.K. songsters David Bowie and Kevin…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Musicians Mocking Themselves in Movie Cameos

Five Musicians Mocking Themselves in Movie Cameos

So. Word on the street is that both Drake and Kanye West are filming cameos for the upcoming Anchorman 2 movie. We'd love to see both of them doing something self-deprecating and hilarious, but Kanye is involved, so we'll not…
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Film, "Frances Ha": Noah Baumbach Finds Greta Gerwig's Best Side

"Frances Ha": Noah Baumbach Finds Greta Gerwig's Best Side

A visually pithy victory of bittersweetness over cynicism, and therefore arguably a career highlight for director Noah Baumbach, Frances Ha shows with keen humor and without self-pity what it's like to be alive and in one's twenties and in New…
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