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Music, All Shook Down The All Access Passes at Fat Wreck Chords' Anniversary Shows Were Pretty Fucked Up

The All Access Passes at Fat Wreck Chords' Anniversary Shows Were Pretty Fucked Up

UPDATE: According to Fat Wreck Chords, NOFX created these passes, not the label. When the label heard of them (late into the tour), they attempted to get rid of the 200 passes created, but were unsuccessful. Several staffers defaced the passes,…
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News, The Snitch A Brief Tour of Bill Cosby's Bay Area Haunts

A Brief Tour of Bill Cosby's Bay Area Haunts

The San Francisco Bay Area must hold a special place in the heart of confessed philanderer and Quaalude connoisseur Bill Cosby. After all, one of the most famous stand-up routines from his 1960's heyday is “Driving in San Francisco.”…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Bono's Disguise, Fat Mike's Musical, and Ariana Grande's Black Eye

This Week: Bono's Disguise, Fat Mike's Musical, and Ariana Grande's Black Eye

“You know, when Bono goes cycling he likes to dress up as a Hasidic Jew." The Edge, on how no one got photos of Bono's horrific recent bicycle crash in Central Park, New York. (Radio.com) "a Victoria's Secret angel…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • Southern jammers My Morning Jacket let fans help suggest the setlist for its Saturday show at the Greek Theatre. Highlights like "Gideon" and "Victory Dance" stood as separate songs rather than long jams, but the band got long-winded…
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Calendar, Night&Day It’s a Family Affair

It’s a Family Affair

No matter how many times culture warriors rattle their sabers, gay parents and straight parents have to deal with a lot of the same shit (sometimes literally). No matter your sexuality, most of the travails of parenthood are universal. Of…
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Music, All Shook Down What <i>Is</i> Dad Rock, Exactly? One Dad's Opinion

What Is Dad Rock, Exactly? One Dad's Opinion

In a segment from a Season One episode of The Cosby Show, the sitcom's namesake delightfully illustrates how pop music can function as a generational wedge. "I thought it had come down the hallway," Bill Cosby says in reference…
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Culture, Stage Don Reed's <i>East 14th: True Tales of a Reluctant Player</i> never totally finds its footing

Don Reed's East 14th: True Tales of a Reluctant Player never totally finds its footing

There's something to be said for living life by the principle of balance. As a Libran, I'm a strong proponent of equilibrium. Whenever things get a little off-kilter, I tend to readjust by shifting my weight onto the other foot.…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks for the week of August 22:

The Apartment (Lions Gate) The Bill Cosby Show: Season One (Shout! Factory) The Blue Light (Pathfinder) Conviction: The Complete Series (Universal) Dances With Wolves: Extended Cut (MGM) Film Geek (First Run) House, M.D.: Season Two (Universal) Invasion: The Complete Series…
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Music, Bouncer

Home on the range in the land of philodendron

I am originally from East Central Illinois. Granted, I grew up in a university town, so we ain't talking Skoal Hollow, Mississip', or nothing, but Champaign-Urbana did indeed have its share of — shall we say — country charm. Basically,…
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Music, Reviewed Cassetteboy

Cassetteboy

The virtuoso sample artists with the wit of juvenile schoolboys of Cassetteboy are back -- and they're coming for our president. The English duo's debut, The Parker Tapes, turned seven years' labor splicing tapes and sampling TV into a masterpiece…
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Music, Reviewed Deep Dickollective

Deep Dickollective

A few years back, everyone was momentarily crazy for the rap fags. Articles on "homo thugs" popped up everywhere, from the New York Times to my mom's bathroom (in the form of Utne Reader). Oakland-based crew Deep Dickollective (made up…
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