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Music, All Shook Down Will.i.am Fears the 3D Apocalypse, Madonna Dates Tupac Shakur, and Snoop Dogg Fixes Your Finances

Will.i.am Fears the 3D Apocalypse, Madonna Dates Tupac Shakur, and Snoop Dogg Fixes Your Finances

"We owe it to songwriters around the world to make sure this verdict doesn’t stand… This jury didn’t listen to any music, which is rather surprising to me … The fact is that the harmonies are different, the chords are…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Links: S.F. as a Jazz Mecca, Tickets to the Bay Brewed, the Beastie Boys and Copyright Infringement, and More

Music Links: S.F. as a Jazz Mecca, Tickets to the Bay Brewed, the Beastie Boys and Copyright Infringement, and More

Win tickets to the Bay Brewed, the only Bay Area festival that lets us express exactly how much we like local…
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Oakland Toy-Maker GoldieBlox Rewrites the Beastie Boys' "Girls" to Encourage Young Female Engineers (and It's Awesome)

GoldieBlox, a barely-year-old company founded by Stanford graduate/engineer Debra Sterling that makes toys designed to inspire "the next generation of female engineers," recently debuted this ad, which we love for the following reasons: 1) It's a re-imagining of one…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. MCA: A Selection of the Beastie Boys' Greatest Works

R.I.P. MCA: A Selection of the Beastie Boys' Greatest Works

In all likelihood, you've spent the weekend doing exactly the same thing we did -- trying to come to terms with the loss of Adam "MCA" Yauch and getting together with friends for Beastie Boys parties in his memory, trying…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boys' Visual and Humanitarian Genius

R.I.P. Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boys' Visual and Humanitarian Genius

Adam Yauch, the musician and filmmaker best known as Beastie Boys member MCA, died today of the cancer he was diagnosed with in 2009. Yauch was 47.It's so easy to underrate the Beastie Boys, in part because nobody did what…
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Music, All Shook Down Justin BUA's Top Five Illustrated Hip-Hop Album Covers

Justin BUA's Top Five Illustrated Hip-Hop Album Covers

"Historically, artists painted the court and the aristocracy. I'm the court painter of hip-hop -- the artists are that important." So says Justin BUA, the hip-hop generation artist who celebrates the release of his new book The Legends of Hip-Hop…
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Music, All Shook Down Mixtape Challenge: How Long Can You Listen to the Beastie Boys Go "OOOOoOOOo?"

Mixtape Challenge: How Long Can You Listen to the Beastie Boys Go "OOOOoOOOo?"

Fairly few mixtapes entertain, point out a musical trend, and ask interesting questions of their listeners at the same time. But, over at Uptown Almanac, Serg and DJ Hunnicutt have just posted a mixtape that does both of those.…
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Music, All Shook Down Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock Gives tUnE-yArDs' "Gangsta" the Boom-Bap Treatment

Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock Gives tUnE-yArDs' "Gangsta" the Boom-Bap Treatment

So Beastie Boys mastermind Ad-Rock put his own spin on the excellent "Gangsta" by Oakland's own tUnE-yArDs. In case you missed the band's big-deal set this weekend at Outside Lands, the original version of "Gangsta" already gets crowds moving…
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Music, All Shook Down Is SpongeBob-Beating Ad Rock the Coolest Man Alive? (Why, Yes. Yes, He Is.)

Is SpongeBob-Beating Ad Rock the Coolest Man Alive? (Why, Yes. Yes, He Is.)

​This week, Ad Rock proved that not only is he still one of the coolest men in music, he's actually probably one of the coolest humans alive. For the record, we thought the Beastie Boys had used up their 2011…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top Ten Hip-Hop Drinking Anthems

The Top Ten Hip-Hop Drinking Anthems

Hip-hop's reliance on marijuana as a creative conduit and lifestyle accessory is well documented. But beyond the genre's top tokers, there's also a bubbling batch of rappers who've rhymed about not so much getting a little tipsy as daily dalliances…
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Music, All Shook Down Get Bent with the Beastie Boys' <i>Hot Sauce Committee, Part 2</i>

Get Bent with the Beastie Boys' Hot Sauce Committee, Part 2

Behind the buzz: There are weeks when the choice for audio bongload is obvious, and this is one such. The censor-approved "clean" version of the new Beasties'…
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Music, All Shook Down Beastie Boys' Mike D Starts a Second Career as -- a Wine Blogger?

Beastie Boys' Mike D Starts a Second Career as -- a Wine Blogger?

When you're a central figure in one of the biggest hip-hop groups ever, what's the next, natural progression for your career? Wine blogging, of course! Beastie Boys' Mike D has started writing for the wine website James Suckling as a…
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Music, All Shook Down The Five Dumbest Songs By Artists Glen E. Friedman Has Photographed

The Five Dumbest Songs By Artists Glen E. Friedman Has Photographed

The Dead Kennedys, photographed by Glen E. Friedman​As you may have seen in the Nov. 3 issue of SF Weekly, legendary photographer Glen E. Friedman brought his long-running "Fuck You All" exhibit to 941 Geary this past weekend, where…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Echo Party featuring Edan and Ricky Powell

Last Night: Echo Party featuring Edan and Ricky Powell

Echo Party featuring Edan and Ricky Powell Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 SOM Better Than: Sitting home stoned, drawing cartoons and blasting beats while you watch Lost with the sound down. Too few music fans see hip-hop as a cultural phenomenon…
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Music, All Shook Down "Fourth Beastie Boy" Ricky Powell at SOM. Tonight

"Fourth Beastie Boy" Ricky Powell at SOM. Tonight

Producer, MC, and DJ Edan Portnoy and vaunted old-school photographer Ricky Powell represent the weird side of hip-hop craft. That makes them a perfect pairing for this multimedia restart of San Francisco's Change the Beat club night at SOM.Kicking it…
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Music, All Shook Down M.I.A. Bashes Tenacious D on Twitter

M.I.A. Bashes Tenacious D on Twitter

Courtesy of Perez Hilton via Prefix magazine, SriLankan/UK rebel rapper M.I.A. has dropped the Twitter equivalent of a stink bomb on her fellow Outside Lands performers Tenacious D, who had the misfortune to replace the ever-popular Beastie Boys at…
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Music, All Shook Down Beastie Boys Q&A: B-Boys Visit Bay Area For Rhymin', Stealin', B. Diddy and Warriors Basketball

Beastie Boys Q&A: B-Boys Visit Bay Area For Rhymin', Stealin', B. Diddy and Warriors Basketball

The Beastie Boys came, they saw, they brought the funk down from the Heavens for the Bay Area this past weekend. Rocking an instrumental set last Friday at San Francisco’s Warfield (visit my personal gallery), and more of a…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Beastie Boys Still Cool After All These Years

Last Night: Beastie Boys Still Cool After All These Years

The Beastie Boys Friday, August 24, 2007 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco Better Than: almost anything the world can come up with Peep: My personal web album of the show If you don’t believe in the ultimate staying power of…
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Beastie Boys, Rob Swift, Macy Gray -- ASD's Live Music Picks for Saturday, August 25

Beastie Boys, 8 at Greek Theatre. $50. "They’ll never make another Paul’s Boutique, they’ll never make another Hello Nasty, and in three albums from now some reviewer will say of the then-new disc that they’ll never make another The Mix-Up.…
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Music, All Shook Down CDReview: Bad Brains <em>Build a Nation</em> Grade: B+

CDReview: Bad Brains Build a Nation Grade: B+

“… Build A Nation stands as one of the most shockingly potent comebacks in recent memory …” Bad Brains at CBGB…
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