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After my very successful Record Store Day outing early yesterday, I met up with Darion and his mom Janai for dinner at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood, CA. Darion’s mom is absolutely the coolest lady around and it is always a joy to spend any time with her. Darion and his mom were on their way to an event but I got to spend a couple of hours with them before they had to be off. We talked, we ate, we cried a little … it was a very nice dinner with very dear friends. More »

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Hustle Roses Comes ‘Alive’ In Santa Monica, CA

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Last night my good friend Hustle Roses performed her latest concert here in SoCal at a show in Santa Monica, CA. As you may recall, Hustle Roses previously played shows at the Bootleg Bar in Echo Park and at the Ham and Eggs Tavern in downtown LA in just the past few weeks. Homegirl is working hard to ensure that as many people as possible are able to experience her music live. Last night’s Hustle Roses concert was also a bit of a reunion as well … click below to check out photos and video from the fun last night. More »

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Coachella: Accomplished!

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So … I survived my first Coachella Music and Arts Festival intact … and I am very happy to report that I had a lot of fun. Despite the scorching heat and the hordes of people, I managed to enjoy my one and only day at Coachella much more than I was expecting. Ollie, Caleb and I left LA around noon and made our way into the desert for the music fest. We made a pit stop in Cabazon, CA for lunch and then rolled into Indio, CA right in time to catch Johnny Marr‘s set. The rest of the day was spent relaxing as much as possible, catching other live performances, meeting up with friends, meeting a PITNB reader and then closing out the night with a stellar performance by How to Destroy Angels. I made it hope by 5AM this morning but, yeah, it was totally worth it all. More »

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How To Destroy Angels Makes Their Live Performance Debut

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Trent Reznor‘s new band, the collective called How to Destroy Angels, made their live performance debut at the Fox Theater in Pomona, CA last night in front of a sold out house of family, friends and fans. Altho HTDA will make their official live debut at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival this weekend, last night’s show in Pomona was meant to be a more intimate introduction to the world. I was thrilled to be in attendance last night and I have to say, I was completely blown away by the show. I tried my best not to have any expectations from Trent Reznor and his fellow Angels Mariqueen Maandig, Atticus Ross and Rob Sheridan because I was confident they’d put on an amazing performance. Even still, I was unprepared for the sheer visual and sonic genius that was on display last night. Click below to see some photos from the show which, in all honesty, do not even come close to doing the band justice. More »

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DTLA By Rooftop

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Yesterday was, for the most part, a pretty chill day. That mountain of laundry that I’ve been talking about for about a week now still stands … actually, it’s grown a bit taller. BUT, I’ll get to it … one day. Yesterday was not that day as I spent part of my afternoon running around taking care of menial errands. I met up with Ollie last night for a rooftop hang at The Standard hotel in downtown LA which was fun and deffo the highlight of my day/night. More »

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Easter By Disney

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Yesterday was Sarah’s last full day here in SoCal and we made it a doozy of a fun day! After she and I met up with Ollie for a fun brunch here in town, we met up with Adriana and made our way down to Anaheim, CA to spend the day at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure! Ever since Sarah has been visiting SoCal since the early 00′s, she’s somehow managed to NOT visit Disneyland so Adriana and I made sure to remedy that situation this trip. The fact that we got to spend Easter at Disneyland was just icing on the cake. As I’m sure you can imagine, we had a lot of fun and took a lot of photos … click below to share in our adventures. More »

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Good Times In SLO, Hot Show In DTLA

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Happy Easter, y’all!! I hope all y’all are having a fun weekend. I’ve been having a great weekend full of fun and really good times. As I mentioned previously my BFF Sarah is visiting LA from Detroit for the weekend and we (along with our friend Adriana) embarked on a road trip up to San Luis Obispo so that we could spend the night at the fabulous Madonna Inn. We spent our Friday evening/night whooping it up at the Madonna Inn and then our early Saturday enjoying downtown SLO. By late afternoon, we drove back to LA so that we could get downtown to see my girl Hustle Roses in concert last night. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind … but an extremely fun whirlwind. More »

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Cruisin’ & Boozin’

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Yesterday was a fun day for Sarah and me as I was our first full day together here in SoCal. We spent the early part of the day in Santa Monica checkin’ out the sights and then we made our way to a top secret photoshoot so that I could conduct an interview (which I will share with all y’all as soon as I can). Last night, we settled in at The Churchill and ate and drank the night away. As luck would have it, the bar has an old timey photobooth and well … there you have it. Fun! Fun! Fun! More »

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Movie Review: ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’

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Last night Sarah and I attended an early sneak peek screening of the sequel film G.I. Joe: Retaliation and, to tell the truth, we both liked it very much. Like the first film, it’s not the kind of movie that will win any awards … nor will it inspire high brow conversation, even among the most diehard fans … but it’s a fun popcorn movie that you can enjoy if you let yourself. I’m guessing that people who think they may not like the movie won’t like the movie … but if you enjoyed the first G.I. Joe movie, then chances are you’ll enjoy this one just as much. More »

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Sarah Swings Into Town

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Late last night my BFF Sarah flew into LA from Detroit and altho she got here very late in the day, our friend Adriana and I did everything we could to make her feel most welcome. Adriana picked up Sarah from the airport and I met up with them at Swingers cafe for a late celebratory dinner. Because of the late hour, we couldn’t really rage all that hard … all we did was eat, drink and hang for a bit. But with Sarah’s arrival, the extended weekend of fun officially got underway. More »

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