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Music, All Shook Down We Hung out with Duran Duran's John Taylor Before the Band's Greek Theatre Show Tonight

We Hung out with Duran Duran's John Taylor Before the Band's Greek Theatre Show Tonight

Unlike other bands who prospered during the early to mid-’80s, Duran Duran continued to release quality albums on a consistent basis. And while the band is not as prolific as its adoring fans might wish, the group still manages to…
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Music, All Shook Down 5 Bands Named After Movie Characters

5 Bands Named After Movie Characters

In a somewhat bizarre turn of events, David Lynch and Duran Duran have collaborated on a movie together. The film will comprise of the '80s Brit legends performing live in Los Angeles, paired with images of Lynch's interpretations of…
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Music, All Shook Down Duran Duran's John Taylor Finds His (and Our) <em>Pleasure Groove</em>

Duran Duran's John Taylor Finds His (and Our) Pleasure Groove

It took us almost 30 years to make it upstairs to Duran Duran bassist John Taylor's hotel room, fulfilling a dream that started as a tweenage fantasy. A few hours before last night's sold-out appearance at the Art Institute, Taylor…
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Music, All Shook Down The Six Best James Bond Themes Ever, In Honor of Adele's Forthcoming Contribution

The Six Best James Bond Themes Ever, In Honor of Adele's Forthcoming Contribution

So, rumors continue to circulate that Adele will be responsible for the next James Bond theme -- hell, she practically admitted it on a British talk show a few days ago. We think this is fantastic news, because the last…
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Music, All Shook Down Saturday Night: Duran Duran Incites Girl Panic, Covers Lady Gaga At The Fillmore

Saturday Night: Duran Duran Incites Girl Panic, Covers Lady Gaga At The Fillmore

Duran DuranApril 16, 2011@ The FillmoreBetter than: A sacred why, a mystery gaping inside.A line outside the Fillmore that stretches up Geary Boulevard is no great marvel on a foggy Saturday night. One snaking a left turn up Steiner…
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Music, Which Duranie are you &#151; 25 years later

Which Duranie are you — 25 years later

It's 1984, and your female teenage fantasy life is dominated by England's puffy-shirted synth gods, Duran Duran. Countless slumber parties revolve around quizzes in BOP and Teen Beat, which help scientifically guide you and your girlfriends into the arms of…
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Music, All Shook Down CD Review: Duran Duran -- Red Carpet Massacre

CD Review: Duran Duran -- Red Carpet Massacre

Duran Duran Red Carpet Massacre (Epic) Sorry, '80s nostalgists, but Duran Duran was never a great band or even a particularly good one. The Duranies gained fame as sleek, sleazy showmen with a strong visual sense and the ability…
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Culture, Artcap

Yumiko Kayukawa at the Shooting Gallery

Japanese-born artist Yumiko Kayukawa's acrylic paintings manage to combine the sensibilities of fashion plate, manga, "floating world" ukiyo-e, bondage, and cosplay — and still remain graphically lucid. Her stung-lipped girls float gracefully through space, peppily dressed, pestered, and/or serviced by…
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Music, BeatBox The Blow and the Bootie

The Blow and the Bootie

For the past three years running, "Bootie" the monthly party has had the best flyers in town — hilarious composites of wildly different pop stars (like Rick James and Duran Duran's John Taylor), a visual that smartly displays its sonic…
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Calendar, Performance Fanning the Flames

Fanning the Flames

SUN 9/21 Flamenco fans and veterans of North Beach nightlife may remember the Old Spaghetti Factory's fabled flamenco room, the bohemian brainchild of artist/impresario Richard Whalen. It enjoyed an enormously successful 26-year run until its demise in 1975. Now a…
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