CITYWALK MAY GET SMOKY
Between the dawn of time and the seemingly everlasting darkness of Reaganized down-tricklings, humankind rode its golden Sears Spyder bicycle through soft parklands and along streets without sidewalks onward into the bustling bike-lanes of Campustown, to Record Service, to buy the latest Cheech & Chong 33 1/3 rpm long-playing vinyl record for $3.67 (plus 4 percent state tax), then rode back -- which ain't safe or easy, lugging a big ol' record, and all -- to its archetypal red-brick ranch-style house. There, humankind raised the heavy wooden lid of the $65 hi-fi console stereo, spindled the vinyl disk onto the platter, rotated the tone-arm, placed the needle gingerly just inside the record's outer edge and plopped down cross-legged on the floor to receive what has now become classic bliss: Basketball Jones; Blind Melon Chitlin'; Sargent Stadanko; Cheborneck; the Continuing Adventures of Pedro de Pacas and Man; Sister Mary Elephant; and, of course, Dave. And now, all these years later, an exclusive subsidiary of humankind -- those who can afford to plunk down at least $52 per fucking ticket -- can bear witness to a reunited Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong performing material new and old for stoned and unstoned children of all ages. Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Citywa
Sat., Nov. 6, 8:15 p.m., 2010
Get the Events Newsletter
What's happening in town? From underground club nights to the biggest outdoor festivals, our top picks for the week's best events will always keep you in on the action.