Monthly Archives: March 2016

Get Out

It’s April Fools weekend so enjoy some foolishness at the Hollywood Improv with comic boy super nerds Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman as they riff on the week that was in entertainment gossip. Here’s Ralph singing “It’s Not Unusal as Arnold Schwarzenegger It’s also a good opportunity to post Kevin Smith’s story of filming a project […]

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Everybody Wants Some

Everybody Wants Some is being marketed as the “spiritual” sequel to the cult classic Dazed and Confused.  I think the correct phrasing should be “musically spiritual”.    I say that because while I would have loved the opportunity to hang out with most of the characters in Dazed and Confused most of the jocks featured […]

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2 for 2uesday

Madrid-based and SXSW darlings Hinds are coming to LA on Friday.  They make music that sounds like they should be based in Southern California.  I’ve played this garage rock stomper called “San Diego” on a continuous loop.  It reminds me of what The Strokes might sound like if they were 20 year old Spanish girls. […]

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Googling Band Names

There’s a reason I usually include a link to every band’s website.  Last week I saw the band The Sword.  They sing of Fantasy themes like the fighting for the Nordic Goddess, Freya.  It’s actually quite awesome. In any case, absent-mindedly I went to The Sword dot com.  I got a completely different type of […]

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New Music Friday

She has a voice reminiscent of Lone Justice’s Maria McKee, her songs of drinking and bad relationships reminds me of Loretta Lynn and George Jones. She has the sassiness of Kasey Musgraves. I saw her perform at Hotel Cafe but I expect she’ll be doing the Troubadour to Wiltern to Greek Theatre route in the […]

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Get Out

Bands that made an impact at SXSW last week are getting in the van and moving on to their next destination.  I used Entertainment Weekly’s 30 Best Things We Saw At SXSW to let you know which bands are coming out to LA in the coming weeks Bayonne at Resident March 24     Hinds […]

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Rock Star Tweeters

Twitter turned ten this week.  It debuted the same week as the first showing of Hanna Montana.  Coincidence? I think, not. Music and Twitter have gone hand in hand for a while now.  Here are the top 10 artists and their Twitter followers. Katy Perry (84,656,286)* Justin Bieber (77,335,718) Taylor Swift (73,088,914) Rihanna (57,392,903) Lady Gaga […]

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2 for 2uesday

 Both PJ Harvey and Bat For Lashes are back with videos from their upcoming new albums.  PJ’s second song that she’s released from her April album “The Hope Six Community Project” is slighlty controversial as described by Paul Schwartzman in the Washington Post.  The controversy arises in that Paul unknowingly escorted PJ around the projects in […]

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The Springsteen Dancers

Bruce Springsteen shows are amazing, bonding moments between the artist and the fans.  That said, besides fist pumping and clapping and throwing both hands in the air (like you just don’t care), Springsteen’s music is not conducive to dancing.  Just think of the awkward dance between Bruce and Courtney Cox in the Dancing In The […]

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New Music Friday

It’s a partnership that just makes sense.  No, not Gwen Stefani’s album written for and about her new beau Blake Shelton but Iggy Pop and Josh Homme.  Josh’s guitar playing along with his band Queens Of The Stone Age is just the fuel that Iggy needs to get off and that’s exactly what he does. […]

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