Story by Nicole Pajer
As the fake ID-bearing McLovin' in Superbad, Christopher Mintz-Plasse portrayed -- stay with us here -- one of the all-time great on-screen characters. He went on to play the socially awkward, Lair-loving Augie in Role Models and a crime-fighting nerd in Kick Ass.
But in real ... More >>
Between its two stages, the black lung lounge in the venerable Emo's is wallpapered with some of the most grotesque, eye-popping and wonderfully weird graphic art, all chronicling the club's history. Here are the Top Ten Wackiest Gig Posters at SXSW's Emo's:
via MySpaceMiguel Atwood-FergusonTonight's installment of Grand Performances at California Plaza -- one of our town's finest, free music al fresco opportunities -- figures to be especially grand.
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, the composer/producer/arranger/multi-instrumentalist who boasts a resume ... More >>
This weekend in LA: music.
Three Mile Pilot was one of the oddest avant-punk bands of the 1990s, a San Diego outift whose members went on to gig with Pinback and the Black Heart Procession. They've reunited, and are performing at the Echoplex with Optigonally Yours, which features Rob Cr ... More >>
Ryan Adams - Royce Hall, Jan. 30 & 31
Dave Alvin - McCabe's Jan. 18 & 19
Autechre - Echo, April 4
Bad Religion - House of Blues, April 4 & 5
Big Sandy, Deke Dickerson - Safari Sam's, Dec. 28
Black Heart Procession - Spaceland, Jan. 11
Black Mountain - Troubadour, Feb. 5
Built to Spill, Meat P ... More >>
There are several Christmas charity shows (and just plain Christmas themed shows) around time this month, like Snoop Dogg's Smokin' Christmas Party at the House of Blues on the 15th (and don't forget Snoop's timelessChristmas classic "Servin' Season!"), and Aimee Mann's second annual Christmas show ... More >>
Ryan Adams - Royce Hall, UCLA, Jan. 30 and Bridges Auditorium, Claremont, Jan. 22. Both shows on sale Saturday
Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Suicidal Tendencies - San Diego Sports Arena, Dec. 7 - All ages
Andrew Bird, Handsome Family - Orpheum, Dec. 7
Black Ghosts, Mezzanine Owls, Tweak Bird, more ... More >>