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Fiona Apple + Sweet & Tender Hooligans = One Amazing Night

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After enjoying a string of relatively quiet days lately, last night was a big night for me. Not only did I get out of the house to see a concert … but I managed to see 2 full concerts back to back. Impressive, I know. For months, I’ve been looking forward to Fiona Apple‘s return to LA so I’ve been eagerly awaiting her concert stop last night at the Hollywood Palladium. A week ago, I learned that the amazing Morrissey/The Smiths coverband Sweet & Tender Hooligans were playing a show at Vertigos in downtown LA on the same night. I was hoping I’d be able to make both shows … and happily, I did. More »

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Marvel Is Planning An ‘Avengers’- Themed Television Show

With No Actual Avengers?

Rumor has it that Marvel has teamed up with ABC to develop a new series that will be set in the Avengers universe. Seeing as how The Avengers pretty much took over the world (and, like, money in general) a spin-off anything is bound to be a good look for the studios… right? But this idea (which is in the very early stages, according to a source at Deadline Hollywood) may have very little to do with The Avengers characters from Joss Whedon‘s blockbuster, but will “be set in the universe and feature some of its themes and feel.” It sounds like the connection to the movie is expected to be light, but the name itself should inspire a strong affiliation for viewers. Deets inside!
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A Visit To The Set Of ‘Dexter’

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OMFG! So, yeah, yesterday was one of the most fun days of my LIFE. After many years of talking about it, I finally got to visit the set of Dexter … and it was truly a dream come true. My good friend Mike G., visiting from Michigan, is really good friends with Scott Reynolds, a writer on Dexter. For years, Scott has graciously invited us to visit the set of Dexter but, for one reason or another, we never managed to get it together. Yesterday, the stars aligned and … my life was made. Check out some really fun photos below and see how I spent my day on the set of Dexter. More »

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Def Leppard Rocks The House Of Blues For You Tube

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Yesterday turned out to be a pretty sweet day. My good friend Jen texted me in the hopes that I was free yesterday afternoon because Def Leppard was playing a surprise secret show for You Tube Presents … I made my way over to Jen’s place and after less than a 5 minute walk, we were inside the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA and rocking out to Def Leppard. Click below to check out a few fun photos and video from yesterday’s impromptu concert. More »

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A Penthouse Party With Garbage

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Another day, another intimate Garbage performance. I was invited by 98.7 FM here in LA to attend one of their Houseguest penthouse performances at the famed Hollywood Tower to see Garbage play a live acoustic set. Now, y’all know how much I love me some Garbage so I simply couldn’t turn down the invite. I met up with Darion and our friends Steph and Alec at The Hollywood Tower and snagged ourselves a prime location for the show. Check out some photos and video below. More »

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Garbage + ‘Nylon’ Magazine Rock LA

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Last night, Nylon magazine teamed up with Garbage to throw a party in honor of the release of their annual Music Issue, which features Shirley Manson on the cover. Darion and I were invited to attend the shindig and we had the best time EVER! Right from the start, I knew the night would be special when I was allowed to check out the Garbage soundcheck :) We met with a few friends and just rocked out with Garbage. I snapped a few photos and recorded some video, which you can check out below. More »

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A Totally Outrageous 80′s Weekend

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Whew! It’s been a bizzy weekend around here … and I still have another day left. On Saturday night, I made my way to the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA to see a concert performance by Bow Wow Wow and Berlin. Yesterday day, David and I made our way to a pool party to celebrate the joint birthdays of our friends Tom and George. Yesterday evening, we met up with our NYC friends Bradley and Jon for dinner and then last night, I made my way out to the Echoplex in Silverlake to partake of a Smiths Night dance party. It’s been go go go but it’s also been fun fun fun. More »

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Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me

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Last night I drove 100+ miles north to Bakersfield, CA to see the amazing Morrissey in concert and let me tell you … it was a trip WELL worth taking. I got to see Moz last November in Escondido, CA (about 100 miles south of LA) so it was only apropos that I trek 100 miles north to see him this time around. I’ve seen the man in concert many, many times and he never disappoints. The setlist was full of gems, we got to hear some new songs and the man seemed (generally) in fine spirits. Click below to see some of the photos I snapped and check out video of his performances of Alma Matters, How Soon Is Now? and Everyday Is Like Sunday. More »

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Hangin’ With Shirley Manson & Garbage

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So … last night was pretty freaking cool, if I do say so myself. As you may recall, my BFF Darion and I have been enjoying ourselves IMMENSELY at some Garbage concerts here in LA over the past few nights … but last night’s show as TRULY the best of the bunch (thus far). Long story short, after another amazing performance, Darion and I were invited backstage to hang out with Shirley Manson, Butch Vig, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and new touring bassist Eric Avery after the show. I was fortunate enough to first meet Shirley and the guys way back in the 90′s on their first tour. Last night’s hang session just brought back all of those really exciting feelings. Click below to see how cute we looked together last night :) More »

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Watch: Garbage Performs A Secret Rehearsal Show In LA

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Last night Darion and I were among the lucky few who got to see Garbage perform a last minute secret “rehearsal” concert at the Bootleg Theater here in LA. The tickets were impossible to get but, thankfully, we managed to snag a pair … we were just meant to be at the first Garbage show in 7 years I guess :) The show was really amazing, Garbage is BACK and in fine form. I was able to record a lot of video so … if you want to see some great Garbage performance video, you’re gonna wanna click below to watch 5 songs performed in full. More »

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