As it's done all season, The Voice dragged out its results show to a degree that was at best arduous and at worst excruciating. So, after two hours of performances from bus-loads of people -- including Rihanna (who had actual clothes on, miraculously), Smokey Robinson, Kelly Clarkson, The Killers, Peter Frampton, Bruno Mars, Avril Lavigne (bleugh), and about a billion of this season's contestants (including a few we can't even remember) -- the winner was announced: Cassadee Pope.
Seth Bogart -- or Hunx, as he is better known when fronting homosexually themed garage group Hunx and His Punx -- isn't shy about his interests. His lyrics and stage
persona are charged with flippant sexuality, beauty-industry clichés and girl-group style
relationship melodrama. But, the notorious Bay Area group has been relatively inactive lately. Bogart is instead busily launching a record label called Wacky Wacko and premiering a video series called Hollywood Nailz on the Internet. We caught up with him to discuss the new projects, and Bogart was characteristically forthcoming regarding details of both.
S.F. rocker Ty Segall is blowing up.
Only days ago, Segall brought his facemelting live show to Treasure Island Music Festival, and put on one of the best sets of the weekend. Yesterday, SPIN issued a long, enthusiastic cover story on the SoCal native. And last night, Segall and his band -- which includes former SF Weekly music intern Emily Rose Epstein on the drums -- made their television debut on Conan.