“Only,” the Nicki Minaj song teased last week, has finally been released, and it doesn’t disappoint. Nicki’s furious drawl,… Read More
Nicki Minaj is set to release her next single, “Only,” tomorrow. Though singles are, themselves, previews for albums (as… Read More
Zach Dasher, a Duck Dynasty relative and Congressional candidate for Louisiana, wants you to know that Drake and Lil’ Wayne’s… Read More
Based on their new song “Grindin,” Drake and Lil Wayne were not done with the all-star shout-outs of “… Read More
So. Much. New. Music. This. Week. A respectful shout-out to Bob Dylan’s Frank Sinatra cover, but these songs were the soundtrack to my week.
Some rather exciting news crept by almost unnoticed yesterday — according to this report, synth manufacturers Roland might be reissuing their iconic drum machine, the TR-808, along with the TB-303 bass synth. These two pieces of equipment were commercial failures on their release in the early ’80s, but they’ve become hugely sought after since, changing hands on eBay for thousands of dollars. Why? Because you hear them everywhere. The 808, in particular, defined the sound of early hip hop and also a whole lot of dance music, and it’s as ubiquitous today as ever. Here are ten songs that demonstrate its versatility and its iconic sounds.
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Halloween is a huge time of year in the Flavorpill Media office, but we’re just as festive after hours. We dug through our personal archives to find some of our favorite cultural Halloween costumes we’ve sported, ranging from childhood to college and beyond. Hopefully, our public embarrassment will help you pick a costume if you’re still stumped about what to be this year.
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San Francisco is home to a breathtaking diversity of cultural events. Between our fair city’s world-class museums, restaurants, bars, art galleries, music scene, festivals, and clubs, between all that is weird and quirky and purely San Franciscan, there’s something going down, somewhere, every single day of the year. Check out our Flavorpill social discovery engine, where you can create and share events with friends, and follow our carefully curated editors’ picks. Below, you’ll find Flavorpill’s top picks for this week — just a little bit of help as you set out into this beautiful wide world of SF’s happenings.
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Many awesome Stooges-related things have come out of the last week or so, not least the band’s new album (which is actually quite good) and their killer performance at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge. But perhaps most awesome of all is the photo that’s been making the rounds of Iggy clutching two kids in junior versions of his trademark sequined jeans. They look terrified, he looks delighted, and the whole thing is many kinds of awesome. So, in a similar spirit, here’s a selection of other debauched rock stars with cute kids. You’re… Read More
You may have seen an amusing drawing entitled “Beach Boyz N the Hood” doing the rounds of late. It’s the work of artist Justin Hager, who makes art depicting amusing imaginary pop cultural intersections. We came across a selection of his work at The Daily Dot, and giggled our way through the rest of Hager’s Tumblr in search of his best work. Check out a selection of our favorites after the jump — we may not know much about art, but we know what we like, and all that. (OK, we do actually know a bit about art, but the point is, these are hilarious.)
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