Jenny Lewis Rocks The Echoplex

Jenny Lewis played an intimate pre-Coachella concert at the Echoplex in Echo Park last night in front of a sold out house of very happy fans. Tix for this show sold out in minutes and I was very lucky to score one. I got to see Jenny when she opened for Ryan Adams late last year and I’ve been newly obsessed with her ever since. Her setlist last night included songs from her full catalog — from the Rilo Kiley days to her new album The Voyager. Last night’s show was really pretty perfect in every single way. More »

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Finish Him!

Back in January, I blogged about the forthcoming release of the latest installment in the Mortal Kombat video game series Mortal Kombat X which would be made available for mobile phones as well as video game consoles. Early this morning, at around 4AM, my friend Josh woke me up to tell me that the game had been released for iOS. In my excitement, I immediately downloaded the game and started playing … for about 2 hours … from 4AM to 6AM this morning. LOL. Needless to say, I’m a fan of the new version of Mortal Kombat … like a crazy person. More »

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‘Battle’ Plans

Last night I met up with my friend Eileen and we made our way to The Virgil to see my girl Hustle Roses perform a live concert in celebration of the release of her new EP battleplanning. (which you can download HERE) Hustle Roses, as usual, totally killed it last night. The show was really fun because not only did we get to hear some of the songs off battleplanning. live but I also got to hang out with a nice group of friends. After the show, Eileen and I grabbed a late dinner at PHO Cafe and capped off a very fun night out. More »

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The Ascension

At last, after almost 9 years as a Los Angelino, I finally did something I’ve always wanted to do … I finally hiked my way up to see The Hollywood Sign up close. I remember when I first started visiting LA regularly in the early ’00s, I always wanted to make the trek up the mountain to get up close to the sign. Even after I moved to LA, I’d see the sign on almost a daily basis and think, one day. Many of my friends have been up to the sign and when I’d see their photos on Instagram, I’d get inspired to make the hike … but, for whatever reason, I just never did it. Yesterday, I decided it was time. I just looked out the window at the sign and thought, today’s the day. And honestly, it was one of my favorite LA days ever. More »

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Chill Easter Was So Chill

Altho I usually spend my Sundays at Disneyland, everyone in my group decided to take the day off for Easter so I decided to follow suit. I ended up staying home for the entire day, lounging on the couch watching cartoons. It was very sweet. Then, last night, I met up with Tamar and her friends Jennie and Andrea and we made our way to Jeremy’s place for a little housewarming party. Jeremy has a new puppy and a new place, so a party was required. Chill day, chill night … chill Easter was so great. More »

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Birthday Birthday

Yesterday I got to celebrate the birthdays of two very special ladies. For the early part of the day, I got to spend time with Tamar’s mom Jackie in celebration of her birthday (which is actually today). Tam’s dad Richard invited me to join his family for an afternoon concert by flautist Claire Chase at UCLA and then for a sumptuous sushi dinner afterward. Last night, I met up my by dear Emily (fellow member of Sons of Anakin) to celebrate her birthday (which was yesterday) with our SoA member Ashley and their boyfriends David and Nic. Two birthdays, one day … too much fun. More »

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Best Seder Ever

Last night I was graciously invited to Seder dinner at Emma and Josh’s home for Passover and it was only the best Seder ever. This was baby Duke’s first Passover so that was special and and of itself … but we were joined by a bunch of Emma and Josh’s friends and, well, dinner was the just the best. We did a loose version of the Seder ceremony and then got right down to the eating and drinking. I’m telling you, bitter herbs are delish. Emma and Josh provided the fun 10 Plagues masks to make the night extra special. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Kumiko The Treasure Hunter’

Last night I met up with my beloved Adriana for a late movie date that we kinda pulled together at the last minute. The last time we hung out, we saw the comedy What We Do In The Shadows but before the movie, we saw a trailer for a movie called Kumiko the Treasure Hunter. It looked really interesting to us so we decided to see it together. Based on the trailer for the movie, I was expecting the film to be a light-hearted, whimsically magical adventure story … but Kumiko is not that, at all. The movie is much darker, way more depressing than I was expecting but, even so, I found it a beautiful movie … even as the story got sadder and sadder. Trust me, Kumkio the Treasure Hunter is not the indie feel good movie of the year but it’s a movie that I did enjoy nonetheless. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Furious 7′

My plan yesterday was to do absolutely nothing but then my friend Genevieve invited me to an early screening of Furious 7 so my plan quickly changed. I hadn’t seen Gen in ages so this was a great chance to spend time with her and since I’ve never seen a Fast and Furious movie before, I figured this would be a good time to start. I was a bit concerned that I might not know what would be going on in Furious 7 since I never saw any of the 6 previous movies but I quickly learned that the movie stands on its own. I have to admit, it was difficult to see Paul Walker in this movie but I have to say that it is a very fitting tribute to his memory. More »

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Rolling With My Homie

Last night, I met up with my friend Stacey for a dinner and movie date in the valley … where we got to see the 1995 movie Clueless on the big screen at the Arclight Theater in Sherman Oaks, CA. Stacey and I have been planning this movie date for a few weeks now so I was really excited when the day finally arrived. She and I met at Public School 818 for dinner (which was amazingly delish) before we made our way to the Sherman Oaks Galleria to see Clueless. Because that movie is one of my all-time faves, I’ve seen it many, many times over the years. But last night’s screening was the first time I’d seen the movie in a theater in many, many years. So fun! More »

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