This weekend was definitely one you could call a perfect beach weekend, though that didn't keep us from heading indoors for more entertainment and nights that went much later than we'd planned. We counted curse words with Denis Leary, boogied with Puscifer, partied at Electric Cherry Blossom and crammed ourselves into an office full of amazing performers at the Masses' workspace in Hancock Park. Read on for details...
Maynard James Keenan brought his multimedia, multi-personality Puscifer project to Club Nokia for two nights and two completely different performances, April 4 and 5. View Timothy Norris' slideshow for photos of night two. Sweethead opened and DJ Travis Keller spun in the VIP lounge. Check out our video interview with Keenan here.
To kick off the fifth season of his FX drama Rescue Me, star Denis Leary brought a collection of fellow stand-ups (who just happened to be series regulars) together on April 4 for the 11-city Rescue Me Comedy Tour... his first large-scale jaunt in 12 years. Julie Seabaugh was there to tally how many times Leary used of the word "fuck" and more over the course of the evening. Read more in her review, "Rescue Me Comedy Tour's Denis Leary Exercises His First Amendment Rights, And Then Some."
The Electric Cherry Blossom party was held inside the Japanese American National Museum after the Little Tokyo's Cherry Blossom Festival on April 4. Read more in Liz Ohanesian's "Shocking Bloom: American Dreams Filtered through Eastern Themes at Electric Cherry Blossom."
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Over the course of at least six hours on Saturday night, the Masses
posse presented a handful of musical peers into its workspace for an
evening of performances. The space, consisting of offices and a couple
little apartments, ended up crammed with people, who watched artists,
including singer/songwriter Mia Doi Todd, Carlos Nino and Gaby Hernandez, Grace Woodroofe, Grant Leuchtner, and his Orchestra move from room to room playing music. Read more in Randall Roberts' "Weekend Report: Mia Doi Todd, Carlos Nino, Gaby Hernandez, Grace Woodroofe and More Cram an Office Space with Music."