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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Lorde and Drake Get Married, Taylor Swift Gets Corny, and Elton John Gets Pranked

This Week: Lorde and Drake Get Married, Taylor Swift Gets Corny, and Elton John Gets Pranked

Sometimes, dumbassery and prejudice ends up igniting a valuable conversation about what changes are necessary to make us better humans. That happened twice this week thanks to the absurd arrest of a 14-year-old boy who made the mistake of being…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chatting With Tony Danza About His New Act, the Ukulele, and Certain Elton John Lyrics

Chatting With Tony Danza About His New Act, the Ukulele, and Certain Elton John Lyrics

For the first time in his life, Tony Danza has a mustache. “I’m actually doing an episode of Broad City, playing Abby’s father,” he told SF Weekly. “I have a mustache, cause I wanted to look like my father.…
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Music, All Shook Down Elton John Is Still Standing

Elton John Is Still Standing

“Shut Up and Play the Hits” isn’t just a documentary about LCD Soundsystem’s farewell concert. It’s also a great mantra for headliners playing a music festival when their last no. 1 record charted before the median attendee was born.…
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Dining, SFoodie Outside Lands Announces Food and Drink Lineup

Outside Lands Announces Food and Drink Lineup

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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Nicki Minaj's Magic Boobs, Kurt Cobain's Ghost, and Marilyn Manson's Black Eye

This Week: Nicki Minaj's Magic Boobs, Kurt Cobain's Ghost, and Marilyn Manson's Black Eye

The overriding theme of this week's music happenings is quite clearly the supernatural — what with the ghost of Kurt Cobain living on in his daughter's face, murdered legend Selena being resurrected via hologram, Nicki Minaj curing the sick with…
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Music, All Shook Down Here's Your Outside Lands Lineup: D'Angelo, Elton John, The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, and More

Here's Your Outside Lands Lineup: D'Angelo, Elton John, The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, and More

Start weaving those whimsical flower crowns now, kiddos: Festival season is officially upon us. We don't make this proclamation lightly. For one, we've started receiving press releases tailored around festival fashion, as well as pitches about new ways for…
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Music, All Shook Down Why Elton John Was the Perfect Person to Call Out Dolce & Gabbana

Why Elton John Was the Perfect Person to Call Out Dolce & Gabbana

If we've learned anything about Elton John in the last 40 years — you know, aside from his ability to nail timeless balladry and flamboyant clothing — it's that he's basically the master of shade throwing. This guy's armed…
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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 Why Musicians (And Everyone Who Parties) Should Be Careful About Visiting Dubai

Why Musicians (And Everyone Who Parties) Should Be Careful About Visiting Dubai

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…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Wedding Bells for Elton John, Legal Troubles for 2 Chainz, and Tears for Miley Cyrus

This Week: Wedding Bells for Elton John, Legal Troubles for 2 Chainz, and Tears for Miley Cyrus

"In a felony complaint by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, the rapper will be charged with possession of a controlled substance for unlawfully carrying codeine... The rapper... faces up to three years in prison if convicted."2 Chainz might…
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Music, All Shook Down Music at Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee Concert: Six Things All Americans Should Know

Music at Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee Concert: Six Things All Americans Should Know

Dear Americans, as a British person, I feel I ought to explain a few things about the lunacy of the last four days. If you watch any sort of news whatsoever, you saw a series of increasingly bizarre things taking…
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Music, All Shook Down Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Performs at Mark Zuckerberg's Wedding

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Performs at Mark Zuckerberg's Wedding

Yes, really: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performed over last weekend at Mark Zuckerberg's wedding. What this TMZ video would lead us to believe was later confirmed by People. And while we're usually not thrilled about the icky "Hey…
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Music, All Shook Down Before Iggy Pop: Five Artists' Memorable And/Or Awful Attempts to Sing in French

Before Iggy Pop: Five Artists' Memorable And/Or Awful Attempts to Sing in French

On May 9th, Iggy Pop is releasing his latest album. Woo-hoo! But wait. Simmer down. The record is called Après and it will be comprised mostly of French cover versions -- Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg songs included. We applaud…
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Before Rufus Wainwright's "Out of the Game": Top Five Music Videos Where Celebrities Lip-Synch

Rufus Wainwright, dapper dandy and San Francisco favorite, just released a music video for the title track of his forthcoming album, Out of the Game, which is slated for release April 23. The video features a prim and surprisingly ordinary…
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Six Extremely Weird Cover Songs, Featuring Bill Shatner, Dolly Parton, and ... Pat Boone?

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Music, Girl Talk's Greg Gillis Says Irony Is a Waste

Girl Talk's Greg Gillis Says Irony Is a Waste

At the center of the stage is a sweaty dude leaning intently over a laptop. Surrounding him is a forest of half-naked young people writhing to a mix of Notorious B.I.G. rapping over Elton John's "Tiny Dancer." This is the…
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News, The Snitch Harvey Milk's Camera Shop Defiled, and Other Outrages

Harvey Milk's Camera Shop Defiled, and Other Outrages

There's an emerging pattern in Gayville lately. It's not a new thing -- not new to the gays or the general population either for that matter -- but it's still disconcerting. It's called whorishness.Does everything good have to be sold…
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Music, All Shook Down Bridge School Benefit 2010: Buffalo Springfield, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Pearl Jam, Modest Mouse, More

Bridge School Benefit 2010: Buffalo Springfield, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Pearl Jam, Modest Mouse, More

LiveNation today announced the lineup for this year's Bridge School Benefit -- Neil Young's annual show for the school he helped found for his son -- and, well, wow: In addition to the regulars, the classic '60s outfit Buffalo Springfield is…
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Calendar, Night&Day Swimmin in Baked Beans

Swimmin in Baked Beans

Ken Russell adapted the Who's 1969 classic rock opera for the big screen in 1975. Tommy tells the story of a British youngster rendered deaf, dumb and blind after witnessing his mother's infidelity while his father is away fighting for…
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Music, Games Beatles fans play: The Fab Four’s amusement oeuvre

Games Beatles fans play: The Fab Four’s amusement oeuvre

Future civilizations will look back and marvel at the phenomenon we call "the Beatles," not so much for the music as for the number of ways their tunes have been repackaged and resold to an ever-hungry audience. With The Beatles:…
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