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Music, All Shook Down Here's Your Chance to See Pussy Riot Ham It Up at The Warfield on Wednesday Night

Here's Your Chance to See Pussy Riot Ham It Up at The Warfield on Wednesday Night

Most bands don't get assaulted by civilians, publicly beaten and maced by police, or imprisoned for protesting against Russian President Vladamir Putin. But then again, most bands aren't Pussy Riot. On Wednesday night, the Russian feminist punk-rock group will head to The…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Uncharted, an Ideas Festival in Berkeley, Is Like the Best Dinner Party Ever

Uncharted, an Ideas Festival in Berkeley, Is Like the Best Dinner Party Ever

For Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, co-founder Tracey Taylor, the two-day event is a little like a chemistry experiment — bringing together lots of different people and ideas and seeing how they all react together. Here in the…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Bieber Buns, Grande Donuts, and Tyga Penis

This Week: Bieber Buns, Grande Donuts, and Tyga Penis

This week is mostly about over-exposure. We've got Bieber Bora Bora buns, we've got John Legend somebody-move-that-chair buns, and we've got Tyga's penis in all its glory (not on this page though, for obvious reasons...) Then there's Ariana Grande, finally…
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Music, All Shook Down Madonna Bashes <i>50 Shades,</i> Kim Gordon Slams Lana Del Rey, and Vanilla Ice Lands a Pool Heater

Madonna Bashes 50 Shades, Kim Gordon Slams Lana Del Rey, and Vanilla Ice Lands a Pool Heater

“It's not very sexy, maybe for someone who has never had sex before. I kept waiting for something exciting and crazy to happen in that red room thing, and I was like, ‘Hmm, a lot of spanking.’ I also…
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Music, All Shook Down Pussy Riot's First Song in English Is About Eric Garner: Watch the Intense Video For "I Can't Breathe"

Pussy Riot's First Song in English Is About Eric Garner: Watch the Intense Video For "I Can't Breathe"

Pussy Riot, the feminist punk band from Russia that garnered international fame in 2012 through guerilla-style protest songs and performances, has already won a good chunk of the Western Hemisphere's hearts through their politics (and, yes, a ridiculously charming…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Sex Pistols Get Fat, Lenny Kravitz Gets Ladies, and Morrissey Gets Stitched Up

This Week: Sex Pistols Get Fat, Lenny Kravitz Gets Ladies, and Morrissey Gets Stitched Up

"As my 25th birthday present from the media, I'd like for you to stop accusing all my friends of dating me. #thirsty" Taylor Swift: not doing any of her friends right now. (Twitter) "VEGANS... GO AWAY! not everyone wants…
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Music, Hidden Agenda The Pussy Riot Appeal

The Pussy Riot Appeal

At a Noise Pop performance last year, DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith donned a now-culturally loaded sartorial accessory: the neon balaclava. The Russian performance art group Pussy Riot and its signature headgear are all over American rock music and culture, whether…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Quotes of the Week: Pussy Riot Schools Colbert While Flea Defends a Pre-Recorded Performance

Music Quotes of the Week: Pussy Riot Schools Colbert While Flea Defends a Pre-Recorded Performance

A summary of this week's news, via the mouths of musicians and media:"The photographer kept saying 'Pop your hip out. Try to look cute. Big smiles, now.' And I was like 'I'm Number One in this country, not because I…
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Calendar, Night&Day Doc of the Bay

Doc of the Bay

If you are so excited about documentaries that you always can’t even wait another minute to see one, you’re in luck. Two of the most talked-about documentaries showing during SF Docfest will be previewed Tuesday night at the Roxie. There’s…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Sweet Spot: S.F. Pussy Riot Organizer Speaks Out

The Sweet Spot: S.F. Pussy Riot Organizer Speaks Out

On February 21, five women wearing masks and bright colors stormed the priests-only section of Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior and staged a punk prayer protest. Among candles and gilded altars, they danced, genuflected and called out to the…
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Music, All Shook Down Pussy Riot Trial: A Worldwide Outrage, Thanks to the Internet

Pussy Riot Trial: A Worldwide Outrage, Thanks to the Internet

Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, having been sentenced to two years' hard labor for the crime of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" have seemingly lost their battle for free speech against President Vladimir Putin's regressive regime. Their…
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Dining, SFoodie 3-D Meat, Cookies and Cream Pops, and Lady Gaga Only Wears the Expensive Animals!

3-D Meat, Cookies and Cream Pops, and Lady Gaga Only Wears the Expensive Animals!

OK, guys, let's just dive in. Lady Gaga has been running around in fur coats lately even though she once said she'd never touch the stuff. I only half care, because like she says herself, it's not much different…
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