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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: A Springsteen Virgin Goes To His First Boss Show

Live Review: A Springsteen Virgin Goes To His First Boss Show

Oh down to the river we'd ride... It was cold, wet, and rainy as I made it down to the Oracle Area in Oakland on Sunday night to see Bruce Springsteen’s The River Tour, a celebration of The Boss's…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Tyler the Creator's in Hot Water, Miley's in Mid-Air and Tyga's in Bed With a Young 'Un

This Week: Tyler the Creator's in Hot Water, Miley's in Mid-Air and Tyga's in Bed With a Young 'Un

We apologize in advance for the fact that both videos featured in today's end-of-week blog are Miley Cyrus-based, but she made too many valuable points about nipple censorship in the first one, and the second one just serves to prove…
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Music, All Shook Down Lenny Kravitz's Penis, Ryan Adams' 1989, and a Typical Cyrus Family Outing

Lenny Kravitz's Penis, Ryan Adams' 1989, and a Typical Cyrus Family Outing

Last week, in the bar, we heard multiple people start conversations with the words: "Ohmygod! Lenny Kravitz's penis!" Because last week has been a lot about Lenny Kravitz splitting some leather pants on stage and showing the world — and…
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Music, All Shook Down Jimmy Fallon's Top 5 Greatest Music Parodies

Jimmy Fallon's Top 5 Greatest Music Parodies

Earlier this week, Jimmy Fallon enlisted Jack Black to put together a frame-for-frame parody of Extreme's "More Than Words" video. Now, unless you're in the same age bracket as Jimmy 'n' Jack, you probably won't understand the sheer majesty of…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Courtney Changes Kurt's Story, Kesha Breaks Free, and Troubles at an Avicii Show

This Week: Courtney Changes Kurt's Story, Kesha Breaks Free, and Troubles at an Avicii Show

"In the early Eighties, as a 22-year-old queer man living during the Reagan-Bush administration, I was afraid to get tested for HIV for fear of quarantine, the threat of internment camps, and having my basic civil rights stripped away... I…
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Music, All Shook Down 5 Songs About Marriage That'll Make You Stay Single Forever

5 Songs About Marriage That'll Make You Stay Single Forever

At this time in our history, straight folk could really learn a thing or two about marriage enthusiasm from the LGBT community. Every time we see a high-profile marriage between a couple of lady celebrities (have you seen Linda Perry…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Reasons Courtney Love Is Wrong About Saxophones Not Belonging in Rock 'n' Roll

Five Reasons Courtney Love Is Wrong About Saxophones Not Belonging in Rock 'n' Roll

As we all know, in the 1980s, the coolest member of any band was always the sax player. It's why Rob Lowe played one (while wearing a beautiful headband) in St. Elmo's Fire, and it's why Tina Turner's sexy sax…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Pharrell Was Robbed, Lorde Was Covered, and New Order Squabbled

This Week: Pharrell Was Robbed, Lorde Was Covered, and New Order Squabbled

"Tonight was amazing. Thank you to everyone who participated in my journey to the Oscars. Dream come true."Pharrell, being significantly less annoyed than the rest of us about his not winning the Oscar for Best Original Song (Twitter)"PHARRELL WAS ROBBED…
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Music, All Shook Down "Politicizing Beyonce" and Four Other College Courses About Musicians We'd Love to Take

"Politicizing Beyonce" and Four Other College Courses About Musicians We'd Love to Take

Anyone who's ever done a degree in the humanities will tell you that the opportunity for studying music in college is plentiful. Generally speaking, it'll be a "History of Pop Music" type deal, or business students might get the opportunity…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Musicians Mocking Themselves in Movie Cameos

Five Musicians Mocking Themselves in Movie Cameos

So. Word on the street is that both Drake and Kanye West are filming cameos for the upcoming Anchorman 2 movie. We'd love to see both of them doing something self-deprecating and hilarious, but Kanye is involved, so we'll not…
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Music, Hear This Billy Bragg: Show Preview

Billy Bragg: Show Preview

Becoming the elder statesman of British agit-political musings doesn't seem to have aged Billy Bragg one bit. His ire and depth of feeling have remained unerring and exceedingly powerful, with his articulate disillusionment lying somewhere between that of Bob Dylan…
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Music, All Shook Down Green Day Needs to Stop Releasing So Many Things at the Same Time

Green Day Needs to Stop Releasing So Many Things at the Same Time

Hold onto your skinny jeans, everybody, because Green Day has not one, but two movies showing at this year's SXSW film festival in Austin next month. One is titled Broadway Idiot (a documentary about Billie Joe Armstrong's work on the…
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Music, All Shook Down 6 Best Moments From the 12.12.12 Concert: Sir Paul and Nirvana, Bruce's Bulge, and More

6 Best Moments From the 12.12.12 Concert: Sir Paul and Nirvana, Bruce's Bulge, and More

Last night a gigantic fundraiser took place in New York's Madison Square Garden to raise money for Hurricane Sandy cleanup and relief efforts. This thing was almost six hours long. Six! We could've flown there in that time! In case…
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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 • Bruce Springsteen — "BRUUUUUCE!" to his fans — ruled a sold-out Oracle Arena. He played a lot of classics, including "Dancing in the Dark," "Thunder Road," and "Because the Night," but every song from Springsteen and his 16-piece…
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Music, Hear This Bruce Springsteen: Show Preview

Bruce Springsteen: Show Preview

We are almost sure that no one in the history of the world has ever uttered the phrase: "That Bruce Springsteen concert was terrible." The live prowess of the Boss is a thing of legend — you could even argue…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 9/30/12: The Gaslight Anthem Rocks Out Like It's Work at the Fox Theater

Live Review, 9/30/12: The Gaslight Anthem Rocks Out Like It's Work at the Fox Theater

The Gaslight Anthem The Soft White Sixties Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 Fox Theater, Oakland Better than: What's going down at the Fox Theater on Oct. 2. With Fugazi's "Waiting Room" playing over the sound system, New Jersey's The Gaslight Anthem…
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Music, All Shook Down The 8 Most Infuriating Quotes From the Worst Music Listicle of All Time

The 8 Most Infuriating Quotes From the Worst Music Listicle of All Time

The worst music listicle of all time was published Sunday, April 8, 2012, on the conservative website Breitbart.com and penned by one Ben Shaprio. Headlined "Top 10 Overrated Songs of All Time," the piece attempts to savage the work…
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Music, All Shook Down Springsteen Says Rockers Are Thieves: Five Songs You May Not Know Were Stolen

Springsteen Says Rockers Are Thieves: Five Songs You May Not Know Were Stolen

Last Thursday, Bruce Springsteen made the keynote speech at South By Southwest. He was funny, he was heartfelt, he was informative and -- dang, Boss! -- he was ridiculously honest. So honest in fact, that he picked up a guitar,…
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SXSW: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Rock ACL Live

Photos Courtesy of SXSW By CRAIG HLAVATY Bruce Springsteen's Thursday started with a keynote speech in one of the big ballrooms at the Austin Convention Center, and ended with a mythic three-hour set at ACL Live across town, in front…
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Music, All Shook Down Bruce Springsteen's <i>Wrecking Ball</i>: A First Listen

Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball: A First Listen

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