See it Live:

Thursday, August 4: Ruby Skye will be getting crazy with Diplo this Thursday, will you? Their World Town event will feature the extremely talented celebrity-DJ for a party that will definitely sell out. Tickets are now $30.00.

Friday, August 5: If you’re looking to get your face melted off this is your show. The reunited Mr. Big will be here on Friday at the Fillmore. Show starts at 9:00pm and tickets come out to $47.00.

Friday, August 5: There will be a prominent display of bass in San Jose this weekend. Pendulum, Mustard Pimp, Emalkay, 16bit and a few more will be at their Civic Auditorium for the event dubbed Sunset 2011. Tickets are $54.86 and it begins at 7:00pm.

Saturday, August 6: SF Weekly and their team of bloggers bring us the All Shook Down Festival, featuring Crystal Castles, Mistah F.A.B., Maus Haus and more. The 18+ event will be hosted at the Regency Center and tickets are $35.00-$60.00. Show starts at 7:00pm.

Listen Here:

Well, hyphy really is dead. Proof? Mistah F.A.B. is now making pop songs, as in this track “City Nights.” The hook features T-Pain in his typical fashion, and is produced by The Cataracs. Why Fab, why?

The San Francisco band Girls isn’t releasing their second album until September, but the single “Vomit” has been getting spin on national indie radio stations. It starts small but grows and blows up into a beautiful climax. Check it out above. Father, Son, Holy Ghost comes out September 12.

Uh, oh. Britney Spears has gone bad (again). Flashing cops and children, grabbing ass, sporting some reject Lady Gaga boots. Her new single, “I Wanna Go” is officially out today. Watch the video here.

Heard it Through the Grapevine:

We’ll be bringing you coverage of the 20th anniversary of Lollapalooza from Chicago this weekend. Eminem, Cold Play, Pretty Lights, Atmosphere and tons more will be there celebrating the good times and creating some more. You can get in on the action by watching the live webcasts, and of course checking back here for a write up of the days’ events.

Red Hot Chili Peppers and Big Sur. Sounds like a party, and according to Spin it definitely was. They put on a show for 300 friends and fans, playing new and old tunes into the night. Redwood trees have never danced so hard.

Where does the term “rock and roll” come from? BAM! Now you know. Thanks to, this age old question is finally settled in my mind. It’s pretty interesting. Bonus: You can find out what Shakespeare and a “well dressed whore” have to do with punk rock.

Albums out this week: O.A.R., Bassnectar, Ximena SarinanaMariachi El Bronx?

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