Mega mega fire S.O.S.O.S.! The Japanariffic J-Pop Summit is this weekend and SFBG editors Emily Savage and Caitlin Donohue will be tweeting (@tofuandwhiskey and @caitlindonohue, respectively), Facebooking, and posting here about the wild music, films, culture, and - yes! -- amazing outfits. Get ready to anime-te. Read more »
There are few hip-hop crews that get so gleefully shitfaced at gigs -- in fact, I think cheap domestics actually power Fist Fam's psychedelic hip-hop pick-up truck. Or maybe the group's mojo, underlaid with remixed crate gems from DJ Al Lover, comes from the fact the whole posse is family-close, having moved to the Bay from North Carolina pretty much en masse a few years ago. Read more »
We were tickled earlier this year by local songsmith Tim Carr's clever "Shake Your Caboose" video -- now comes a Gaga-ripping, kiddy-hip clip for "Fame Whore" from his forthcoming album The Shadows, due out in December. How many infantilized SF club kids can you spot?
One of our favorite Katy Perry-shredders, Beth Ditto serves a "Justify My Love"-era Madonna look and the kind of sound Madonna lost touch with after her first album. Guardian Video Issue cover star Justin Kelly made a fab recent Gossip video, but this teaser from an upcoming solo EP hints that it might deliver the dancepop Rick Rubin didn't for Ditto's group.