Stopped clocks are right twice a day. Geoffrey Arend is married to Christina Hendricks. Performance artists get federal funding. Canada is south of Detroit. People wear Google Glass and think they look awesome. Some things you just can't explain, like how really shitty bands occasionally luck into r ... More >>
As long as there have been celebrity deaths, there have been celebrity death sightings. A quick Internet search will turn up allegations of people spotting Elvis Presley in the steamy Memphis heat, or Jim Morrison in a Parisian cafe. There are those who would swear on a stack of polygraph machines ... More >>
With music being so subjective, it's no surprise that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame emerged over the years as a colossal punching bag. When people disagree over whether Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music is dreck or a stroke of genius, no decision is going to be universally loved. The Cleveland instit ... More >>
Happy Capitalism Celebration day! This weekend is as packed as your small intestine. First things first: shopping. Friday This year, ditch the evil big box stores in favor of supporting local art and business. You will not get $200 off a 87-inch flat screen TV, but you will find beer and Beryl, th ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Friday, November 25. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Image viaThe rules of the game: Try to guess what Kanye meant by these quotes in less time than it takes to make sure you read them correctly.The only thing that's legitimately surprising about Kanye West comparing himself to Hitler last weekend is that he did so in a negative sense. To the a ... More >>
Surely you have heard the charges made against Coheed and Cambria's bassist, Michael Todd, alleging that he robbed a Walgreens pharmacy before a performance, leaving with multiple bottles of oxycodone and hailing a taxi to the band's performance in Massachusetts. Hilariously baffling? Of cour ... More >>
wikimedia commonsThere's always been a sense of glamour in the blur of all that is sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, and it doesn't end when the music's done, or even when the rock stars die. Instead, an eerie feeling of mystery and unfinished business surfaces when the demise of a music icon is ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsMardi Gras is this weekend. For some, it's a reason to stay the hell away from Soulard. For others, it's the time to go on a bender for a few days. The latter scenario wreaks havoc on livers, arrest records -- and jukeboxes. Yes, throw alcohol into the mix, and sane, rational ... More >>
This year's Under Cover Weekend ended with a strong turnout at the Firebird last night. The crowd awaiting the opening super-group featuring Theodore and The Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra already surpassed the somewhat-skimpy attendance for last Saturday's event. It's a good thing so ma ... More >>
When the Mars Volta unleashed its 2002 debut EP, Tremulant, some critics cheekily tagged the band "Punk Floyd." Given that vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez cut their teeth in the castle-storming emo-core outfit At The Drive-In, it seemed natural that "punk" would the ... More >>
If you've been wondering why your coworker is giggling uncontrollably and/or staring at his/her computer screen with bloodshot eyes, you might want to consider the date: April 20th.Yes, it is 4.20, the "high holiday" of stoner culture. (Also known as Hitler's birthday, the tenth anniversary of Colum ... More >>
Mexicans like music that doesn't involve tubas?
7 p.m. Thursday, November 29. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Joy Division portrait proves the exception to the rock biopic drool.
The long walk over, Julie Delpy explores what comes next (i.e., the hard part).
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B-Sides peeks in on a rehearsal for Riders on the Storm and finds out that the (English) Beat goes on for vocalist Dave Wakeling.
9 p.m. Thursday, August 3. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
(Westbound on Highway 40, Approaching EXIT 36A)
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