N.E.R.D. (Band)

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Tom Waits Paved the Way for Shrewd Musicians Cashing in on Literal Commercial Success

    Twenty-four years ago to today, Tom Waits scored a big victory for musicians. In the late '80s, snackfood company Frito-Lay had approached the theatrical, gravel-voiced singer-songwriter about using one of this tunes in a Doritos commercial. Waits said, "Hell, no," so Frito-Lay went ahead with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Six Music Nerds We Put Up With

    Much like the insufferable word "hipster," "music nerd" is a loaded term. Not that obsessing over vinyl, headphones, tour dates and obscure Dutch tape music will get you stuffed in a metaphorical locker or anything -- nowadays, nerds are embraced as society's cool kids (see: the San Francisco tech b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Smokey Robinson, Saint Vitus, Geto Boys, Joey Bada$$ and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    21 Best Halloween Candies Of All Time

    Gut Check isn't so old that we don't remember the hierarchy of Halloween candy: i.e., good stuff and crap. While neighbors who neglect to buy the best sweets suffer at the hands of t.p.-ing teenagers, Gut Check's house remains unscathed. Stay on the good side of neighborhood ne'er do wells by dolin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    New Release Highlights for November 2: Elvis Costello, Brian Eno, Devin the Dude and More

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Autumn Defense's Once Around​*The Autumn Defense, Once Around Consequence of Sound claims Once Around is "very much worth your time." "There seems to be ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 9, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Dennis Brown, Deanna Jent and Lew Prince suss out local theater