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In the past few weeks, I’ve been hearing about and falling in love from afar with a new band out of the UK called Years and Years and last night I got to see them make their official debut here in LA at their sold out concert at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA (Y&Y made their unofficial LA debut at Bardot on Monday night at a last-minute surprise show that I missed). I’ve been really anxious to hear this band live so I was very excited to see the show. I got to meet up with Darion for dinner before the show last night for the first time in forever so that was a lot of fun too. After we got caught up over dinner, we made our way to the Troub to see Years and Years play their first LA show. More »
Posted under: 'King', Years and Years
Don't cry, Harry ... please, don't cry :(
Yesterday the world was SHOCKED with the news that Zayn Malik has decided to quit One Direction, leaving the group as a sad Zaynless four piece. No one was hit harder with the news that Zayn has left 1D than the members of One Direction themselves. Last night, the remaining members of 1D performed a concert in Jakarta without Zayn and at one point, Harry Styles was seen crying sad tears on stage over the departure of his 1D group mate. That’s right … tears fell from Harry‘s sweet face … and as they hit the ground, sweet little flower blossoms sprung up … and then quickly withered and died :( If you think you can handle the sight of Harry crying over 1D‘s loss of Zayn then click below and have a look. Brace yourselves, this isn’t easy to see. More »
"Really, really, really CRAZY"
Earlier this month, we saw that actor Jared Leto started his physical transformation for his upcoming role as The Joker in the new DC Comics movie Suicide Squad and today we get another Joker transformation tease. First he cut and bleached his hair, then he shaved off his eyebrows … today, we get to hear his possible Joker voice. Jared performed recently with his band 30 Seconds to Mars and as he introduced one of the songs that night, he gave the audience a sneak preview of the voice he will likely use as The Joker in the film. He didn’t say he was using his Joker voice but have a listen below and you decide if he is teasing his Joker voice in this new video. More »
20 Years of Queer
At the start of this month we learned the very exciting news that the band Garbage is hitting the road later this year in support of the 20th anniversary of the release of the band’s self-titled debut album. Over the weekend, the official Facebook profile for the band was updated with very exciting details about the tour that reveals their upcoming 20 Years of Queer Tour will be 100% absolutely one of the MUST-SEE tours of 2015. Altho only a few dates have been revealed thus far, Garbage promises that they will be announcing new tourdates soon AND they have revealed that this tour will feature the band performing the entirety of their self-titled debut album LIVE including b-side songs that were released in support of the album 20 years ago. I believe the words you are looking for are HOLY SHIZZ!!! More »
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On Friday night, I traveled back to 1987 to see Dokken in concert. Last night, I traveled back to 1997 to see Orgy. I used to love Orgy back in the day when I was still really into industrial music but kinda dabbling a bit into more electronic, EDM music in the late ’90s. Orgy was the perfect mix of industrial dance music and their hit cover of Blue Monday (by New Order) really made me a fan. I saw that they were playing a small show at the Whisky A Go Go on Sunset so I decided to check ‘em out. I’m happy to report that the show was much better than I thought it would be. The place was packed, the band was pretty on point and I got to enjoy a night of music that I had forgotten I used to really love once upon a time. More »
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Last night I traveled back to 1987 so see Dokken play a rock show at the Whisky A Go Go on the famed Sunset Strip and I had a pretty fun ass time. Any kid who grew up in the ’80s has fond memories of the hey day of hair metal and any self-respecting ’80s kid has to count themselves as a Dokken fan, no question. Dokken was already a big metal band for most of the decade but when they did the song Dream Warriors from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 their popularity shot them into the stratosphere. I must admit, I kinda only went to the show last night to hear Dokken perform Dream Warriors at the Whisky but I was very pleasantly surprised by how well Don Dokken sounded and looked on that stage. He put on a helluva show last night. More »
Posted under: 'Dream Warriors', Dokken
Zayn Malik‘s publicist announced today that he will be quitting the One Direction tour immediately so that he can fly back home to the UK and deal with “stress”. This announcement comes shortly after photos surfaced of Zayn looking awfully close to a young woman that is NOT his fiancée Perrie Edwards. Putting 2 + 2 together, it would appear that the stress that Zayn is suffering might be stemming from the grief those photos are causing him … and his fiancée. Yikes! Click below to learn more about Zayn‘s departure from the 1D tour and possible dissolution of his marriage engagement. More »
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Last night I made my way to The Roxy on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA to see the Juliana Hatfield Three live in concert for the first time ever. As a long time Juliana fan, I have seen her many, many times on tour with my first concert going back to 1995. But when she was called the Juliana Hatfield Three (along with bandmates Todd Philips and Dean Fisher), I wasn’t yet going to rock concerts so I missed out on seeing the group way back then. Last night, the band performed their 1993 debut album Become What You Are In Full with an encore of his Juliana solo songs and it was only the best show ever. More »
Meet Natalie Sass
A couple of days ago, we saw video of Ryan Adams performing a cover of the Patrick Swayze song She’s Like the Wind live in concert with his opening act Natalie Prass. Today, Natalie was unable to make Ryan‘s show in Copenhagen due to travel woes so Ryan decided to perform her opening gig for her as Natalie Sass … in a dress. Click the embed above to watch Ryan Adams perform Natalie Prass‘s song Bird of Prey. Not only does he look great but he sounds divine, as usual. I just love him.
Is she too young to perform?
A couple of weeks ago, Madonna took a bit of a tumble while she performed on stage at the 2015 BRIT Awards in London, England … which sparked, as you may recall, a bit of discussion over Madonna‘s age with the implication that she is “too old” to perform on stage. This weekend, 21-year old Ariana Grande took a bit of a tumble herself while she performed in Toronto, Ontario on her concert stop there for her Honeymoon Tour. Click below to watch video of Ari‘s fall and prepare yourselves for the barrage of comments about how Ariana must be too young to perform on stage because of this fall. More »