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Music, All Shook Down Will.i.am Fears the 3D Apocalypse, Madonna Dates Tupac Shakur, and Snoop Dogg Fixes Your Finances

Will.i.am Fears the 3D Apocalypse, Madonna Dates Tupac Shakur, and Snoop Dogg Fixes Your Finances

"We owe it to songwriters around the world to make sure this verdict doesn’t stand… This jury didn’t listen to any music, which is rather surprising to me … The fact is that the harmonies are different, the chords are…
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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 We spoke with Exodus frontman Gary Holt about his long run with the Bay Area metal stalwarts, and his time filling in for the late Jeff Hanneman in Slayer. The hardworking Holt says Exodus is working on a new…
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Music, All Shook Down It's John Mayer and Katy Perry vs. Beyonce and Jay Z in the Battle for World's Smuggest Couple

It's John Mayer and Katy Perry vs. Beyonce and Jay Z in the Battle for World's Smuggest Couple

This week, the brains of tabloid journalists all over the world exploded after two celebrity couples released two hilariously awful videos at almost the same time. Katy Perry and John Mayer threw up "Who You Love," and Beyoncé and Jay…
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Music, All Shook Down Hey Sexist Tabloids, Taylor Swift's Dating Habits Are Perfectly Reasonable

Hey Sexist Tabloids, Taylor Swift's Dating Habits Are Perfectly Reasonable

As you may have heard, Taylor Swift broke up with her latest fling -- One Direction's Harry Styles -- a few weeks ago. Tabloids and gossip magazines have been having a field day with this ever since. Timelines of her…
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Calendar, Night&Day Heckled into the Spotlight

Heckled into the Spotlight

At SF Sketchfest in early 2010, New York-based Pakistani-American Kumail Nanjiani dished a story about a gig at which a heckler gave him a particularly hard time. This is difficult to believe, given Nanjiani’s command and his smart, high-energy, somewhat…
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Music, All Shook Down John Mayer Blames Twitter for His Own Stupidity; World Rolls Eyes

John Mayer Blames Twitter for His Own Stupidity; World Rolls Eyes

So, guess what happened the other day? John Mayer announced to an audience of students at Berklee College in Boston that he was addicted to Twitter, prompting the sympathy of, we imagine, literally nobody. "I was a Twitterholic," he announced (possibly sobbing).…
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Calendar, Night&Day Song Stories

Song Stories

Warm, honest vocals à la Jack Johnson, a honeyed acoustic guitar, and philosophical lyrics characterize the songs of Goodfeather. Fans of Dave Matthews, this is the up-and-coming artist you dream of: the folky, Indian John Mayer; the one-man Bay Area…
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Music, Hear This Adele-icious

Adele-icious

It speaks volumes that blue-eyed soul singer Adele is recording her sophomore album in Malibu to avoid the distractions of overwhelming fame back home in the U.K. Last year her smash debut, 19, entered the British charts at #1; she…
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Music, All Shook Down John Mayer's Lame Food Blog

John Mayer's Lame Food Blog

John Mayer, what can I say? I never liked your music very much, but I always admired your abilities as a guitarist, especially after those awesome cameos on Chappelle's Show. You also reportedly bagged Jessica Simpson, which is sort…
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The Streets of San Francisco:

Back in 1839, when San Francisco was Yerba Buena, a Mexican outpost of cabins and tents huddled between a bayside cove and some chaparral-covered hills, the authorities asked a Swiss surveyor, Jean-Jacques Vioget, to lay out a rudimentary grid of…
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File sharing. CD burning. Increased literacy. What's a major label to do? In an effort to assist our impoverished brethren in the music business, SF Weekly has enlisted the aid of Prick, whose subtle, incisive critical analysis is here to…
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