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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
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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
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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 »
Coming January 30
A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend an early screening of the sexy new thriller The Loft which stars James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Karl Urban and Matthias Schoenaerts as married BFFs who all share a secret communal loft … and the problems that come along with the loft’s secrets. The film opens next weekend and you can get a look at the movie’s suspenseful intrigue in the just-released trailer above. After the screening, I was asked my thoughts on the movie and you can see some of my quotes in the trailer above (a full review of the movie will come next week). Check out the trailer and stay tuned, I have a fun opportunity for a few lucky PITNB readers to attend a screening of The Loft next week with some of the stars of the movie. You know you wanna go see this movie, right?
Posted under: 'The Loft'
I have very exciting news to share with you guys today. My very good friend Jeremy Kost is hosting a book signing of his new photography book Fractured at Bookmarc in West Hollywood, CA on Friday and you MUST come out and meet him (folks in NYC can attend Jeremy‘s book signing at Bookmarc at 400 Bleecker St. on October 21). I’ve known Jeremy for years but I’ve been a fan of his Polaroid photography for much longer. He is truly one of my favorite photographic artists and I’m so excited for the release of his new book Fractured. Large scale prints of some of Jeremy‘s images are currently on display at the CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION in NYC (654 Madison Avenue) until October 27 where a very limited edition of Fractured is being sold. The large scale prints on display at the Calvin Klein Collection are up for auction HERE to partially benefit ACRIA, in conjunction with Paddle 8, in their fight to help those living with HIV/AIDS. Yes, my friend is amazing. Jeremy is graciously sharing the photos featured in the gallery presented here to give you a taste of his work. If you like what you see, you can come out and buy a copy of Fractured and meet Jeremy Kost at his book signing this Friday:
The images shared here are available in the artist’s edition of Fractured
which comes with an actual Polaroid
photo of your choice (details HERE
gave me a large size Polaroid
print as a housewarming gift when I moved to LA all those years ago and it has hung in my various homes ever since. He is a very talented photographer and I hope you can come out and meet the man in person. Hopefully I’ll see you at the book signing on Friday!
Posted under: 'Fractured', Jeremy Kost
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For our fourth and final Tori Amos show of her current Unrepentant Geraldines Tour here in North America, my BFF Sarah and I made the 4 hour drive up to Toronto, Ontario for one last hurrah. Sarah and I have made the trek from Detroit to Toronto many times before but it has been a very long time since we’ve made our way to Canada together so we were excited all week long looking forward to this weekend. The drive was very fun but we got a bit nervous that traffic would make us late so we were a bit stressed for the last leg of the drive. We managed to make it to Toronto with plenty of time to get ready, get to the venue, hang out for a bit with Tori‘s daughter Natashya Lórien before the show (again) AND get settled into our seats before the show even started (thankfully Tori was running a bit late, too). The show last night was magic! We had the best night ever. More »
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Last night my BFF Sarah and I made our way to the Fox Theater in downtown Detroit, MI to see our 3rd of 4 Tori Amos concerts on her current Unrepentant Geraldines Tour. As you may recall, Sarah made her way to LA a couple of weeks ago so that we could see Tori in LA and in San Diego. This weekend, we have tickets for Tori in Detroit and Toronto, Ontario. It’s really hard to compare and rate shows because they are all magical in their own right. It’s always wonderful to see Tori play in Detroit. Sigh. So many years of great memories here. Last night, Sarah and I had the best seats ever and we got to meet and chat with Tori‘s daughter Natashya Lórien before the show. Tori was perfection … it was a really special night. More »
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At long last, I finally got to experience Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s On The Run Tour in person last night and I can tell you right now, I was murdered right there in the Rose Bowl. I knew the show would be great but LORDE, I was not expecting it to be so big and so epic. Because I previously sprung for VIP tickets to see Beyoncé in concert before, I know that the ONLY way to see Bey live is up close and personal. I know I shouldn’t have done it but I sprung for the VIP tix next to the stage for the show last night and I LIVED MY LIFE like nobody’s biz. I took about a million photos and a few videos … some that you can see below. More »
Photography by Emilie Elizabeth
My good friend and photographer Emilie Elizabeth was in attendance at San Diego Comic-Con this year with her trusty camera and she snapped some of the best photos that came out of SDCC this year … and she is graciously sharing some of her photos with us. Emilie was in San Diego all weekend long shooting many of the major events and as you can see in the gallery presented here, she really captured the fun of Comic-Con. She snapped photos of the Batman cowl/cape exhibit, she ran into folks like George RR Martin and Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead and she snapped lots of really amazing photos of many of the attendees all dressed up in costume. This gallery is just a sample of the photos she took all weekend long at SDCC — I think you will love them all. You can see more of Emilie‘s work on her official website HERE. Enjoy.