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Last night I made my way to The Viper Room in West Hollywood, CA on the famed Sunset Strip to see American Hi-Fi in concert. I’ve been a Hi-Fi fan since the band came out in the late ’90s. Before lead singer Stacy Jones formed this band he previously played drums for Letters to Cleo and then Veruca Salt, so I have been a fan of his since the early ’90s. I’ve seen American Hi-Fi in concert a few times over the years, most recently when they played The Viper Room back in 2010 … but I have really fond memories of seeing the guys back home in Detroit as well. With a new album out this year, I’ve been anxiously awaiting them to start playing shows again and last night was my chance to see them. More »
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Yesterday was a pretty amazing day for me … I spent my afternoon watching a classic holiday movie at the Arclight and spent my night reveling in one of the best rock concerts I have ever attended in my life. The movie was Irving Berlin‘s White Christmas and it was a joy to watch the movie for the first time on the big screen. The concert was Fleetwood Mac — complete with Christine McVie — at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. I was just completely floored by the musical mastery that I beheld on that stage last night and I am so thankful that I was finally able to see the complete band in concert with my very own eyes and ears. More »
The 'Pinkprint' Tour
Nicki Minaj has just thrilled her Barbz and Kens living overseas with the announcement that she will be heading out on a European tour next year, hitting cities like Amsterdam, Paris, Oslo, Liverpool, Glasgow and more. Nicki made the Euro tour announcement on her official Twitter profile with the release of a new promo image for her Pinkprint Tour that features Minaj wearing a Native American headdress. Nothing says Come to my concert tour like good ol’ cultural appropriation for entertainment purposes. More »
3 Concerts in 1 Month
Taylor Swift has been single for some time now but it looks like she may not be single for long. Taylor appears to be a really big fan of the band The 1975 and it is being suggested that her interest might extend to the group’s frontman Matt Healy. Taylor attended two 1975 shows here in LA last month and just this week attended the band’s show in NYC. She’s even been spotted out and about wearing the band’s t-shirt … so she is either a really big fan of The 1975 or she is really kinda interested in hooking up with Mr. Healy. And the feeling is likely mutual because Matt was seen wearing a Taylor Swift t-shirt in concert. HMMM. Might there be a new romance brewing betwixt the two? More »
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Last night I made my way to the Complex in Glendale, CA to see Velvet Acid Christ in concert. Chances are, you have never heard of VAC but I would be very pleasantly surprised to learn if you have. Honestly, I’m not the biggest VAC fan in the world but I really, really love the first two albums they released in the early ’00s and I really only went to the show last night to hear a handful of songs. I didn’t get to hear as many of my faves as I was hoping but I did get to hear my favorite Velvet Acid Christ song performed live so, it was a win for me. More »
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Yesterday was a very fun, pretty busy day for me. In the early afternoon, I met up with my friends Elena and Andreas in Hollywood so that we could see the new Disney Animation film Big Hero 6 at the El Capitan Theater. Afterward, I paid a visit to my superstar hairstylist and BFF Josh Rosebrook for a much-needed haircut and then I made my way downtown to see FKA twigs live in concert. The movie was great, the company was even better … and the concert was truly an amazing experience. I had a really great Saturday, I have to say. More »
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Last night, I met up with my friend Amelia for a quick drink/catch-up sesh at The Well before we made our way into the Hollywood Palladium to see Tegan and Sara live in concert. I love me some Tegan and Sara so I had been looking forward to the show for some time now. And because I never get to spend as much time as I like with Amelia, I’m so glad that she was free last night to see the show with me. We had the best time ever … probably aided by the fact that the beers we drank were so large ;) More »
"I don't want anybody else"
Tori Amos has made her way down to Australia for a new concert tour there and over the weekend, she performed in Melbourne. During the Lizard Lounge portion of her show, she covered the 1991 song I Touch Myself by The Divinyls. Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett passed away in April of last year and, as you can hear above, Tori dedicated her performance to her memory. I love the song, I love Tori and I think you will love this performance.
"Coming out soon"
Director Kerry Asmussen gave an interview about an upcoming live DVD release he is working on for Guns ‘N Roses and in that same interview, he let spill that he is also working on a live DVD set for none other than Nine Inch Nails. Asmussen says that he directed two of the four shows that will be included on this alleged forthcoming live DVD release which he also claims will be “coming out soon”. Official confirmation of this NIN live DVD set has yet to be announced but it sounds like this Asmussen guy let the cat out of the bag early. Click below to learn more. More »
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Last night I attended a concert at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian in Koreatown that hosted the one and only Patty Griffin. I don’t think I’ve ever talked about Patty on the blog because the last time I saw her in concert was before the blog was even a thing over 10 years ago. Patty and I go waaay back. I found out she was playing a show here in LA and the timing worked out so I knew I had to attend. Because it had been many years since I’d seen her, I am not all that familiar with her most recent music but she put on a performance last night that was so gloriously beautiful, it was as if no time had passed at all. More »
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