The helicopter hangs in the air over downtown L.A. for what seems like a very long time, its whirring blades adding the slight chill of potential alarm over the otherwise quiet Sunday night streets. The airship hovers at around a hundred fifty feet, it's powerful bluish spotlight illuminating the ro ... More >>
Describing Pete and Pete to non-fans and newcomers is like describing an acid trip in Pleasantville to your grandma without making drug reference, "It's like, y'know...surreal but nostalgic...but like still kinda wholesome...but warped...only tastefully so." Ok fine, Pete and Pete is The Wonder Year ... More >>
[Editor's note: Haterade Monday continues! Earlier in the day we told brought you the five dopiest Beach Boys songs (including one where Brian Wilson raps). And now, on the heels of our top 20 greatest L.A. rap albums of all time here's some more drivel from classic artists.]
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Sam BlochBasement BabiesReview by Sam Bloch.
WHO: Truman Peyote, Matthewdavid, Sun Araw, Basement Babies
WHERE: The cAbin, By George!
In September 1995, an MTV reporter caught Bjork backstage at England's massive Reading festival. A few months earlier, she'd released her seco ... More >>
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One last post about the 2011 edition of SXSW:
In its 6th year, the SXSW spin-off Gay Bi Gay Gay Fest packs in enough merrymaking and debauchery to hold everyone over until Gay Pride in June.
[Ed's note: Our reporter Justin Jasper witnessed Tony Clifton's triumphant return to the Comedy Store. Somewhat damaged by the experience, he submitted this NSFW report. Tell your children to stop reading now. What are your children doing near the Internet, anyhow? You're an awful parent.]
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We just received confirmation of this. More forthcoming.
UPDATE: From the Memphis Commercial Appeal paper, from Chilton's beloved hometown:
Pop hitmaker, cult hero, and Memphis rock iconoclast Alex Chilton has died.
The singer and guitarist, best known as a member of '60s pop-soul act the Box Top ... More >>
It's one thing to hang out at the legendary Sunset Strip haunt Rainbow Bar & Grill and try to soak up as much metal as humanly possible. But when you're there in the afternoon for the announcement of Revolver's Golden God nominees and you realize that the guy who walked past you is Rob Halford, the ... More >>
In the "Unsung Heroes of Rock & Roll" category, it is with great sadness to report the death of one of the most inspired guitarists of the post-punk era -- and self-proclaimed 'King of Kalifornia' -- Roland S. Howard. Best known for his strange, angular, genius work with Australia's best punk band, ... More >>
By Daiana Feuer
King Tut might rise from his fake tomb at the Egyptian Theatre, but Right Said Fred will not be dancing on his head. Richard and Fred Fairbrass were scheduled to perform "I'm Too Sexy" live during the King Tut's Tomb Halloween spectacular on Saturday night in Hollywood.
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Larry Tee has floated through contemporary club history like Forrest Gump on ecstasy, seemingly everywhere you'd want to be. Growing up in Atlanta, he hung out with R.E.M. and co-wrote fellow Atlantan Ru Paul's 1992 hit "Supermodel (You Better Work)." In 1990s New York he became a DJ on the club kid ... More >>