Back in the old days, when the Edwardian Ball was known as the Edward Gorey Ball, it was a small affair. Justin Katz and his band, Rosin Coven, provided the music to go along with story narration. They used a slide project to showcase Gorey's images. A few years later, Vau de Vire Society, a San Fra ... More >>
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Here at West Coast Sound we love it when musicians would rather be naked than wear fur. (Particularly when it's Waka Flocka Flame.)
Indeed our sympathies quite often lie with activists who are poorly-clothed. So even though ... More >>
Monday, July 16
By day, Paul Prado is one of the brevity-obsessed comic geniuses at L.A.'s own 5 Second Films. He's their in-house Method actor -- a guy who takes what he does so seriously, he'll shave his head clean for a five-second spoof of Citizen Kane. He can occupy a ch ... More >>
Months ago, the members of Little Red Lung made the long drive from L.A. to the woods of Felton, north of Santa Cruz. They met with photographer Sarah Sitkin in the middle of the night in a little cabin hidden deep in the woods, using their cellphones as makeshift flashlights, to shoot photos for wh ... More >>
George GrigorianAnjel Dust, a dancer for more than a decade, also is an organizer of the California Pole Dance Championships.With her Lucite heels, cheeky schoolgirl pigtails and silky, hot pink
disco shorts exposing admirable curves, the petite dancer is a textbook
picture of urban erotici ... More >>
Interview by Roselle Chen
"It's a beautiful fucking day in Boston," says punk-cabaret performer Amanda Palmer from her home. She is best known as one half of The Dresden Dolls, and has a wildly-popular solo career, but she's on the phone mainly to talk about her work with the David Lynch Fo ... More >>
Cathy KirkpatrickAmanda Palmer (center) at a backstage family meal in Australia
A couple of weeks ago, we learned how comedian Kathy Griffin enhances the quality of what she eats on the road by getting her more than half million Twitter followers to direct her to small mom-and-pop restaurants ... More >>
www.pinkcakebox.comGoth nuptials of the decade: Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman get hitched (illustration, like that of Sea Monkees, is fanciful)
The nerdery on the interwebz is all aflutter with news that Boston's eyebrowless princess of musical theater Weimarlesque Amanda Palmer (formerly of ... More >>
Michael Jackson had many hits from the time he was a little kid until his untimely death last year, and even after that.
But for some reason there seems to be a certain agreement that "the" quintessential MJ hit is "Billie Jean," from the record-breaking 1982 Thriller album. The impossible-not-to-d ... More >>
Evelyn and Evelyn Neville, the Siamese Twins who graduated from Nightmare Alley-style carnival sideshow to sensations in the tightknit folk universe have started their world tour and they will be coming to Largo next month (May 25-27).
The conjoined singers, mysteriously sponsored by artsy prankste ... More >>
Check out more images from The League of S.T.E.A.M.'s event "An Evening with the Unfamiliar" in Shannon Cottrell's photo gallery.
Over the past year, we've run into the members of The League of S.T.E.A.M. at a variety of different events, including Comic-Con, Labyrinth of Jareth and Pyrate Daze. ... More >>
Timothy NorrisEven the machinery was flashing the horns.
Nothing says "I love you" like a cover song. Artists at Coachella like to acknowledge their influences, love to thrill the crowd with a surprise singalong. This year bands drew from music of many genres, from ragtime to post punk to hip hop. ... More >>