Friday, March 11: This weekend is going to be a HARD one. Simian Mobile Disco, Fake Blood, Egyptrixx and more will be at the Fox Theater in Oakland on Friday, so stock up on ice packs for the next day. Tickets are going for $27.50, party starts at 7:00pm.
Friday, March 11: After being voted best the “best party of 2010” by URB.com, Blow Up SF brings us Designer Drugs this Friday. The hippest spot in the west has been moved to the DNA Lounge, so keep that in mind while you’re downing Redbull and vodka’s. It’s $10 for those 21+ and $15 for 18+. Shindig is from 10:00pm-2:00am.
Saturday, March 12: Clay Aiken and his hair will be performing at the Warfield on Saturday. You can check out his Tried and True tour for $31 if you get the ticket beforehand or you can gamble and pay $41.50 at the door. Better seats are a little pricier, and the show starts at 8:00pm.
Saturday, March 12: Dubstep, eh? Canada’s Excision will be at the Regency Ballroom on Saturday with Downlink and Antiserum for some good old fashion womps and wiggles. Tickets are $20, show starts at 9:00pm.
Releasing two music videos as one, Yelle gives us some scenarios for their songs “Que Veux-Tu” and “Safari Disco Club” (you can watch it above). It’s a silly and sexy game of cat and mouse propelled by Julie Budet’s sexy vocals, and featuring some help from the Fanny Pak dance crew. I don’t know what she’s singing about, but I think I’m in love. The Safari Disco Club album comes out March 29.
The Best Day Ever is coming courtesy of Mac Miller, and to get us stoked he came out with a video to support his single, called “Donald Trump.” This isn’t a mixtape, in Mac’s words, it’s a “fralbum.” A free album, and it comes out March 11. You’ll want to follow his Twitter account for more details.
I never listened to people who said music is dead, but I might have to go rent a black tux after this one. Kim Kardashian kicked off (and ended) her musical career with this beauty called “Jam.” So painful, it just might be worth a listen.
Steps for getting back into the limelight sometimes include a music video and a Saturday Night Live performance. Here with both of those are The Strokes. And you can watch the music video for “Under Cover of Darkness” on their website, here. They also swung through SNL over the weekend, sharing the evening’s spotlight with the one and only Miley Cyrus.
The Arctic Monkeys never come back sounding the same, and that’s a good thing in my opinion. Their newest tune, “Brick by Brick ” is more bluesy than older singles, a trait some are attributing jam sessions with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stoneage. You can assess the song and video here.
Heard it Through the Grapevine:
After suffering through some troubles, Outside Lands has prevailed and is back with a full three day festival late this summer. Be prepared to inhabit Golden Gate Park from August 12-14, and although there are no artists announced as of yet, you can get a discounted pass starting Friday for $149 if your sights are already set.
Factually speaking, the problem many Americans have with the Chinese government is that they don’t like Bob Dylan. Just kidding. Though, last year when Bob tried to play there he was denied. But Bob is the man, so he’s trying for shows there once again. Read more at Rolling Stone.