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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.
Never a dull moment when K-Dot takes the stage
You can’t see me right now, but my brow is furrowed. I’m watching Kendrick Lamar‘s performance of i on last night’s Saturday Night Live, and I’m honestly not sure what to think. Many people are praising his performance, but okay—first. The black contacts are terrifying. Necessarily so? Perhaps. And, for a second, I found myself wondering if my boy was on one. Maybe it was all the sweat and the hair, and I got some ODB vibes, but it was weird. His second performance of Pay For It (featuring Jay Rock) was a little more my speed.I’m very curious to hear what you guys think. Peep the video above for i and click inside for Pay For It.
Plus, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" cast showed up!
So I missed Saturday Night Live last night, because I was busy recovering mentally from the madness that was the Lifetime Aaliyah movie. I’m starting to think I missed a really good episode because the skits I’m watching now are hilarious—my fave being The Dudleys. It’s a really funny critique on the current state of TV, especially in a world where social media reigns supreme. Click inside for more!
Ain't no party
Way back in 2012 we first heard rumblings that the iconic ’90s pop group S Club 7 were planning to reunite … but nothing came of those rumors and all hope was lost. Then last month, out of the complete blue, we learned OFFICIALLY that S Club 7 would be reuniting for a performance at the BBC Children In Need event and last night … the impossible happened. All 7 members of S Club 7 reunited to perform a medley of their biggest hits. The video above speaks for itself because, really, what else can one say about such a momentous moment? See, friends, dreams really do come true if you believe hard enough.
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"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 »
The TV Guide
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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Obviously, people are pissed
Welp, Chris Rock took the stage of Saturday Night Live last night and he was… Chris Rock. Let me tell you about my very personal relationship with Chris Rock. During my junior year in college, someone gave me a copy of his 1996 special Bring The Pain, in which he joked about the OJ Simpson case, lots of race stuff (the infamous black people vs. niggas joke… which Steve Carrell so hilariously reenacted on The Office), and other things readily labeled ‘controversial.’ It became my favorite thing to watch. Every night, for maybe 6 months, and I’m proud to say that I know the whole damn routine by heart. So when I read headlines about Rock being ‘controversial’ on Saturday Night Live last night, I had to laugh a little. I mean, what did people expect? A family-friendly Chris Rock? But I wanna hear what you guys think about his routine, so click inside for more.
"It’s selling really really well"
Taylor Swift‘s new album 1989, which was released earlier this week, is selling so well that it will likely be the first album to sell 1 million copies in its first week of release since she was the last artist to sell 1 million copies of an album (Red) in its first week of release (plus, she will likely have the only platinum-selling album of 2014). But not only is her album as a whole selling well but the individual singles from the album are selling well as well … including her infectious song Welcome To New York. Taylor has announced that proceeds from the sale of New York will be donated to the New York public school system because, duh, she’s Taylor Swift. More »
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Last night I made my way down to Santa Ana, CA to see Marilyn Manson in concert at The Observatory to kick off my Hallowe’en weekend. MM is playing a string of shows here in SoCal this weekend but because I’m leaving for NYC in a few hours, last night’s show in Santa Ana was the only one I would be in town to attend. I haven’t been impressed with MM shows in many years but I keep going to his concerts in the hopes that he will wow me a bit … or at least remind me of the good ol’ days back in the ’90s when Marilyn Manson was a great live act. I can’t say that last night’s show was one of his better ones … but I can say that I was glad that I went. More »
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