Aesop Rock: Skelethon

If Woody Allen were a hip hop fan, one of his more recent films would probably contain some joke about ‘pseudo-intellectuals’ overanalyzing the latest Waka Flocka record. It would be funny because it’s Woody. And it would be riotously hilarious because it’s true. But Aesop Rock is the rapper who
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Japandroids: Celebration Rock

It’s a miracle that Celebration Rock even exists. After two unappreciated EPs, Japandroids’ debut album, 2009’s Post-Nothing, was supposed to be their swan song — a last ditch effort before exiting the stage and calling it quits. But Post-Nothing unexpectedly won the affection of both yearning critics and head-banging fans,
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Best Coast surfs into Oakland’s Fox Theater

When Best Coast’s frontwoman Bethany Cosentino waltzed up center stage, dirty blonde ringlets a flux and fashioning an adorable scalloped white romper, it was hard not to swoon. Oakland’s Fox Theater swarmed with young people who had just finished the last long days of the semester, brimming with anticipation for
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Best Coast: The Only Place

Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno of Best Coast, the surf pop outfit from Los Angeles, return with their sophomore LP The Only Place. Since the release of their debut album, 2010’s Crazy For You, Best Coast has toured extensively, supported Planned Parenthood, advertised for Converse, shot a music video directed
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Video: Origin at The Creators Project

On Saturday March 16, The Creators Project was held at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Conceived as the brainchild of Intel and Vice Magazine, The Creators Project brings together minds from all different mediums in the art world who combine technology and art innovative ways. Watch this video of “Origin”
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Video: The Creators Project

On Saturday March 16, The Creators Project was held at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Conceived as the brainchild of Intel and Vice Magazine, The Creators Project brings together minds from all different mediums in the art world who combine technology and art innovative ways. Kelly Lin produced this video.

New track from hip-hop local act: The Bins

Local Bay Area artist The Bins released a new single as a free online download recently. This marks the group’s second release following up their debut EP, Every Minute of the Day Back. I had a chance to talk with Clark Barclay—the man behind the music—this past summer.

NorCal Stickers versus SoCal stickers: The debate continues

If pride can be quantified in terms of stickers, NorCal is bursting with pridefulness, and SoCal just doesn’t care. Check out these two Google searches on stickers, for NorCal and SoCal: 10 relevant shopping results for NorCal stickers, and just 2 for SoCal. There has always been a debate on whether
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