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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: Prince's "Take Me With U"

Earworm Weekly: Prince's "Take Me With U"

Prince hung around the Bay Area for about a week recently, mounting solo shows at the Paramount and Oracle Arena in Oakland, catching a Warriors game in the meantime and capping it all off with an afterparty at Great…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Prince Takes Oracle Arena to Church

Live Review: Prince Takes Oracle Arena to Church

Prince likes us. After scheduling a pair of sold-out shows on Feb. 28 at Oakland's Paramount Theater — wherein Prince appeared on stage alone, save for a piano and a microphone, bestowing upon two back-to-back audiences something close to…
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Music, All Shook Down 5 Soundtracks That Were Better Than the Movies

5 Soundtracks That Were Better Than the Movies

As anticipation grows for the release of Brad Pitt's zombie epic, World War Z, he's been singing the praises of the work Muse has done for the movie's soundtrack. Pitt recently called Muse's involvement "nice kismet." Given who's involved, we…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Top 10 "Wait, What?" Moments from Bad Movie Night, Part 2: N - Z

The Top 10 "Wait, What?" Moments from Bad Movie Night, Part 2: N - Z

When I mention that I run The Dark Room's weekly Bad Movie Night -- a live Mystery Science Theater 3000-type show where we heckle movies -- I'm often asked to name the worst movie we've ever done. Inevitably, I have…
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Music, All Shook Down Ke$ha's Top 10 Best Outfits Ever

Ke$ha's Top 10 Best Outfits Ever

Ke$ha plays Oakland's Fox Theater tonight, and if it's anything like her show at the Warfield earlier this year, everyone is in for a massive, glittery, fantastically chaotic treat. Aside from everything else, we can't wait to see what she's…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Apollonia and Peaches Christ Bring the 1980s Back to the Castro with <i>Purple Rain</i>

Apollonia and Peaches Christ Bring the 1980s Back to the Castro with Purple Rain

Purple Rain and the Castro Theatre are a film/venue combination of a perfection that might be matched only by screening Milk at the Castro, or The Hippie Temptation at the Red Vic, or Das Boot at Opera Plaza. Naturally, Friday…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Links: Debunking the Kreayshawn Myth, Battlehooch Live, A B & the Sea Pics, and More

Music Links: Debunking the Kreayshawn Myth, Battlehooch Live, A B & the Sea Pics, and More

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Culture, The Exhibitionist Peaches Christ Interviews Apollonia at <em>Purple Rain</em> Screening

Peaches Christ Interviews Apollonia at Purple Rain Screening

Put on your purple paisley tonight (Friday) at Peaches Christ's screening of Prince's Purple Rain. The film is accompanied by a Q&A session with Purple Rain co-star Apollonia. Peaches, voted 2010 Best Drag Queen by SF Weekly readers, warns that…
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Music, All Shook Down Peaches Christ Talks About Sluts, Evil, and 'Purple Rain'

Peaches Christ Talks About Sluts, Evil, and 'Purple Rain'

With high-arching brows, a sharp tongue, and cakes of glittery makeup, legendary San Francisco drag queen Peaches Christ and her Midnight Mass summer movie series briefly return this weekend with two screenings of the classic (and classically bad) Prince…
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Music, All Shook Down Michael Jackson vs. Prince This Saturday

Michael Jackson vs. Prince This Saturday

So you wanna be startin' something? Head over to the Madrone Lounge this Saturday, when the legendary Prince vs. Michael Jackson party makes its first official SF appearance since MJ's passing. Fresh off of victorious stops in Seattle and…
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