Friday, July 29, 2011

End o' Week Musings

This has been a terrible week for me. It started out fun, but has ended leaving me very down.

Friday my mother and I went to Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena to see the Mexican brass quintet Metales M5. We took the Gold Line from Sierra Madre, which was great because it took us right to Memorial Park-- no traffic, parking hassles, etc. Metales M5 was terrific! They began their show in baroque-style costumes and classical tunes, then worked their way through all kinds of music - and costume changes - until they were playing music from "Star Wars" and "Harry Potter." They left the crowd begging for more- which is the way to do it.

I understand that Metales M5 will be in Long Beach later this year and I encourage you to see them. You will never look at brass instruments the same way again.

Sunday I went to a co-worker's baby shower. The guests were mostly from my office, so I knew almost everyone there. The food was really good- lots of nibbly things and the conversation was interesting. The mom-to-be seemed surprised with all her gifts and we teased her that she needed a bigger car to get them home. Fun!

Wednesday, my Jack Russell terrier Atticus had to be euthanized due to massive organ failure. Thank goodness everything happened quickly- he had been eating a little less Monday and Tuesday, but other than that seemed OK. Wednesday he couldn't use his back legs right when he got up, which led to a rush to the vet's office and a few tests to confirm the sad diagnosis. Putting Atti to sleep was the humane thing to do, as he may have survived a little longer, but he would have been in a lot of pain.

Atticus was super smart, brave and sweet. He enjoyed going on assignment with me to try out dock diving, agility class and seeing if Ventura is really a dog-friendly town. Atti and I also had fun boogie boarding, camping and cruising in the car with the top down. He was by my side as the Royal Pup when I was the 31st Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Queen, making the grand pass down Colorado Boulevard in Carin and Tom's vintage convertible. Wherever he went and whatever he did, he always carried himself with grace and charm, plus a little mischievous sparkle.

Atticus touched everyone he met, as well as those who read his stories. It was not usual to receive letters and e-mails for him (which he answered), as well as requests for him to make an appearance somewhere. The funniest thing was, when people asked me if he could attend an event, they would pause and say, "Oh, and I guess you can come too"~ as if he could drive himself or perhaps had a full staff at his beck (or should that be bark?) and call!

Atticus lived a very full life and was truly a little dog in search of big adventure. He will always have a place in my heart.

Sunday, if you are tired of bad television or the listening to the same music, tune in to Poo Bah Radio at for Tom Coston's Martini Hour with Red Rosie, as I will be the featured guest.

Red Rosie is the current Doo Dah Queen and Tom is the president of Light Bringer Project, which uses the Doo Dah Parade as a fund raiser for its art and art education programs for children and the mentally ill. And Poo Bah is one of the most eclectic and wonderful record (that's right, vinyl) stores around. Please join us for an intriguing time.

In rotation this week: Queen, "If I Were a Carpenter" compilation disc and David Serby.

Photos we got 'em: A fun bird photo, Paco the Brave Chihuahua ( ) in his superdog cape and, of course, my precious Atticus.

Thought o' the week. Cherish the people and pets in your life. Take the time to show and tell them how important they are to you. And make each moment a treasure, as we don't know where life will take us nor how much time we have. Love is all.

Keep on rockin'


Pasadena Humane Society Kitten Kaboodle event Aug. 6

Looking for that special, soft and fluffy kitten to delight your household? Come to the Kitten Kaboodle at the Pasadena Humane Society on Saturday, August 6 where you’ll find youngsters of all shapes and sizes. Want a long-haired cat with stripes or a green eyed calico? This is the place to find your next kitten.

Each adopted kitten comes with a kaboodle stocked with stuff just for kitties. Contents may vary but will include items like a variety of toys to delight each kitty, treats and kitten food. Every adoption will include a coupon for a free nail trim at the PHS nail trimming clinic!

Adoption fees are $70 but $85 for 2 kittens. The adoption includes spay or neuter surgery, the first round of vaccinations, and a microchip for identification. But August 6th is the only time you are guaranteed a kaboodle filled with goodies for your kitten.

All of the available kittens will be ready to greet you on Saturday, August 6 between 9am and 4pm. We know they are eager to meet you and find their new home!

The Pasadena Humane Society is located at 361 South Raymond Avenue in Pasadena.
For more information, go online at or call 626.792.7151.

Dirty Dave Osti in Glendora tonight

Howdy partners,

Just a friendly note in case you feel like coming out to rock with the band,,,
we're at Clubhouse 66 in Glendora Friday night "July 29th 9pm...

Me , Moyes and Dave
"Dirty Dave and the Dynamites"

Best regards
Dave Osti

SkallyWagz in Hacienda Heights July 29 and 30

Ahoy Mateys!

Come on down this Friday and Saturday Night, July 29 & 30, to City Lights in Hacienda Heights and Rock Out with the SkallyWagz! This is one of our favorite clubs with a great crowd, big dance floor and a friendly staff! Let's shake off the week and blow the roof off the place!

Also, if you'd like something awesome to do this Sunday, July 31, come on out to Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach where you can see our lovely singer Lisa Haze perform with the Legendary "Sin Twins Rhythm and Blues Revue"! It's a totally free concert that starts at 5:00pm. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and (I'm told) it's okay to bring coolers with wine and beer. Is that a perfect So Cal Summer Event or what?

Hope to see you all!
Joe and the SkallyWagz

City Lights is at
1257 S. Hacienda Blvd., Hacienda Heights

for directions or more info visit:

And don't forget to mark your calendars: Our alter ego, Lisa Haze and the Dr. Bones Band will be playing their first show at The Hip Kitty, 502 W. First St., Claremont, CA 91711, 8-12! This is an AWESOME Jazz Club in Claremont and we need to take them by storm! Please come out and show your support! Check it out at

Sting box set covering 25 years to be released

Cherrytree/A&M Records/Universal Music Group is pleased to announce Sting: 25 Years, the definitive box set collection slated for release on September 27, 2011. Featuring three CDs comprised of 45 remastered tracks personally curated by Sting, a previously unreleased live concert DVD and a comprehensive hardcover book, this retrospective captures for the first time both the highlights and rarities of Sting’s enduring solo career.

This consummate collection contains selections spanning his entire solo catalog, from his 1985 debut album, The Dream Of The Blue Turtles, to his latest release, Live in Berlin. Highlights include all of Sting’s top 40 hits as well as Grammy® winners “Brand New Day,” “The Soul Cages,” “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You,” and “Whenever I Say Your Name” featuring Mary J. Blige (full track listing included below).

Sting: 25 Years was produced by Rob Mathes and Executive Produced by Sting’s longtime manager, Kathryn Schenker. The box set also contains nine songs remixed by Robert Orton and Steve Fitzmaurice exclusively for this collection.

Rough, Raw & Unreleased: Live At Irving Plaza, the previously unreleased live concert DVD, features 10 tracks culled from newly unearthed raw performance footage filmed in New York City on the final night of Sting’s U.S. “Broken Music” tour in 2005.

The discs are housed in a beautiful, lavish hardcover book containing intimate and rare photos from world renowned photographers, complete lyrics, personal commentary and a newly written introduction by Sting.

Richly diverse in musical content and visually captivating, Sting: 25 Years is a compelling tribute to the restless spirit of an artist who continues to evolve and explore new musical territory.


Disc One:

1. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free

2. Love Is The Seventh Wave

3. Consider Me Gone

4. Moon Over Bourbon Street

5. Fortress Around Your Heart

6. Bring On The Night (Live)

7. Driven To Tears (Live)

8. I Burn For You (Live)

9. Be Still My Beating Heart

10. They Dance Alone

11. Englishman In New York

12. Fragile

13. We’ll Be Together

14. Sister Moon

15. Secret Marriage

Disc Two:

1. All This Time

2. Mad About You

3. Why Should I Cry For You?

4. The Soul Cages

5. When The Angels Fall

6. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You

7. Fields Of Gold

8. Seven Days

9. It’s Probably Me

10. Shape Of My Heart

11. When We Dance

12. I Hung My Head

13. I Was Brought To My Senses

14. You Still Touch Me

15. I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying

Disc Three:

1. A Thousand Years

2. Desert Rose

3. Ghost Story

4. Brand New Day

5. Send Your Love

6. Whenever I Say Your Name

7. Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)

8. Soul Cake

9. The Hounds Of Winter

10. Next To You

11. We Work The Black Seam

12. The Pirate’s Bride

13. Never Coming Home

14. Russians (Live)

15. The End Of The Game (Live)

Disc Four: Rough, Raw & Unreleased: Live at Irving Plaza

1. Message In A Bottle

2. Demolition Man

3. Synchronicity II

4. Driven To Tears

5. Heavy Cloud, No Rain

6. A Day In The Life

7. Voices Inside My Head/When The World Is Running Down

8. Roxanne

9. Next To You

10. Lithium Sunset

Media City Ballet in LA Aug. 12

Media City Ballet (MCB), Natasha Middleton, Artistic Director & Choreographer, the Southland’s leading dance company specializing in the presentation of performances in the tradition and style of the Ballets Russes, will celebrate their current 10th Anniversary Season by making their debut at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre with the World Premiere of AXIS MUNDI: A Global Multi-Cultural Celebration of Ballet Dance.

MCB Principal Dancers Tatiana A’Vermond, Annia Hidalgo, Enton Hoxha, Vardan Khachatryan, Edgar Nikolyan, Gabrielle Palmatier and guest artists, Antoinette Peloso (Metropolitan Opera) and Jesus Solorio (So You Think You Can Dance) will lead a cast of over 40 performers in a program including Italian swordplay, a French Baroque ball, folk dances from Hungary, Spain, Armenia, Poland, Russia and China, and show-stopping repertoire like Khachaturian’s Saber Dance, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Schéhérazade and Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances. Richard Gilkerson will appear as the Narrator.

The show will also feature a special appearance by Armenian character dancers, Karapet Jereiyan, Arthur Akopyan, Shant Avadisian, Narbeh Khachikyan, Vardan Dagstayan and Henry Ousepyan from the Glendale based, Zvartnots Dance Ensemble.

Production personnel for AXIS MUNDI: A Global Multi-Cultural Celebration of Ballet Dance include: Choreographers Natasha Middleton, Andrei Tremaine, Ruben Tonoyan and Regine Astier; Production Manager, Stephanie Pease; Stage Manager, Miriam Gootman and Costume Designer, Chisato DeBose.

Sponsors of the event include: KCSN 88.5 FM, 88.5 HD2 KCSN Classical, L’Italo-Americano Weekly Newspaper, K-Mozart 1260 AM, Panorama Media Group (including Panorama, Friday Express, KMNB Radio and KTYM Radio), The Burbank Leader, Glendale News-Press, Gangi Development and Cobblestone Vineyards.

WHAT: AXIS MUNDI: A Global Multi-Cultural Celebration of Ballet Dance.

WHERE: The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Boulevard East, Hollywood, CA 90068, just off of the 101 Hollywood Freeway across from the Hollywood Bowl and south of Universal Studios.

WHEN: Friday, August 12, 2011 at 8:30 p.m.

HOW: Purchase tickets by August 5, 2001 and pay only $35, $27 or $19. The full price of tickets after August 5, 2011 will be $40, $32 and $24. VIP Premium Seats with a private pre-show reception at 6:30 p.m. are $65 each. Theatergoers attending the event can also enter a Media City Ballet raffle to win valuable prizes. Tickets for full-time students with identification and children are 20% off. Groups of 8 – 15 people receive a 10% discount and groups of 16 or more people receive a 20% discount off adult tickets. If three or more Ford Amphitheatre evening events are purchased simultaneously, patrons receive a 20% discount. Tickets for this event are Reserved Seating. Tickets may be purchased from the Ford Amphitheatre Box Office by calling 323-461-3673 (323-GO-1-FORD for non-visual media), or online at For further information about Media City Ballet, please the website, website

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The Ford Amphitheatre is accessible for the disabled. Portable wireless listening devices are available upon request. On-site, stacked parking costs $5 per vehicle for evening shows. For evening amphitheatre shows only, FREE non-stacked parking, which is serviced by a FREE shuttle to the Ford Amphitheatre, is available at the Universal City Metro Station lot located at Lankershim Boulevard and Campo de Cahuenga. The shuttle, which cycles every 15-20 minutes, stops in the “Kiss and Ride” area. Ford Amphitheatre Box Office Hours are from 12 Noon – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday. The Box Office is closed on Monday. On show days, the Box Office is open two hours before the start of the show. The grounds open two hours before show time for picnicking at 6:30 p.m.

LaVida Music Festival at the Ford Sept. 17

Corniche Entertainment proudly presents THE 3RD ANNUAL LAVida MUSIC FESTIVAL, to be held Saturday, September 17th at The Ford Amphitheatre. The famed Louie Cruz Beltran Jazz Orchestra makes their third consecutive appearance as headliners along with special guest, multi-platinum recording artist Al B. Sure. In conjunction with the launch of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15), each year the festival celebrates music and artistry influenced by diverse Latin cultures with internationally renowned artists sharing the stage with the finest local talent in an evening of vibrant music and dance with a Latin flavor. This year's artist line-up also features the return of GRAMMY® Award winning Mariachi Divas, Fuego Flamenco and the high energy Chalo Eduardo and the Brazilian Beat. Comedienne Kiki Melendez will serve as emcee.

Louie Cruz Beltran and his Latin Jazz Orchestra have been headlining LAVida since its inception. As the centerpiece of the festival, the master percussionist, whose Afro-Cuban beat and soulful sounds of his native California ethnic background have been captivating audiences throughout the West Coast, truly represents the diversity of the music and its appeal to all demographics. In conjunction with this year's festival, Beltran will release his third album PAINT THE RHYTHM, which will be available first to LAVida FESTIVAL attendees. Among the renowned guest artists featured on the new album are flutist Hubert Laws, percussionist Poncho Sanchez and saxophonist Justo Almario.

It's been nearly two decades since Al B. Sure exploded on to the music scene with his debut album "In Effect Mode,” which sold more than two million copies, topping the Billboard R&B charts for seven straight weeks and yielded four hit singles as well as several GRAMMY® nominations and Soul Train and American Music Awards. In addition to releasing three more hit albums, Sure has a varied career in entertainment and is considered one of the most innovative writer, producer and recording artists in the business today. The multi-platinum artist, producer and composer also graces the airwaves as the popular morning drive host of

Returning by popular demand is the GRAMMY® Award winning Mariachi Divas, a unique, multi-cultural, all female ensemble imbued with the true flavor of Los Angeles, the exciting and critically acclaimed Fuego Flamenco Dance Troupe headed by Roberto Amaral, and the flamboyant high energy of Chalo Eduardo and the Brazilian Beat. Comedienne Kiki Melendez, best known as the creator of "Hot Tamales Live" a talent showcase that celebrates diversity in America is emcee.

Each year THE LAVida MUSIC FESTIVAL has aligned with various charities as part of their mission. This year they are pleased to announce the following charities: PROGRAM FOR TORTURE VICTIMS ( ), an organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of torture survivors from over 65 countries and ONE LEGACY ( ), a transplant donor network serving Southern California.

Shimmy Showcase Sunday

July 31—Shimmyshowcase coordinator Jannah presents the perfect summer theme on this night--“Fun and Fantasy.” Get ready for an evening of imagination run wild as Dalilah, Rebecca, Bathsheba, Hatari Uzuri, and Siraj unleash their favorite fantasies in dance! This will be a great showcase you won’t want to miss, so please be sure to join us at I-Candy.

Note—N405-W22 (7th St) transition is closed for construction, so folks who normally take that route please take note and allow enough time for an alternate route!

Calling All Dancers—We have dancer openings on September 11 and 18! Please read below for details and contact us at if you’d like to perform.

Everyone is invited to this cozy haven for a relaxing evening among friends. Select your favorite beverage, hot or cold, from an assortment of coffees, teas, smoothies or juice; add to that a tasty sandwich or pastry; and then seat yourself alongside our magic carpet to enjoy some really great dancing at NO cover charge! As further incentive, there is a 10% off coupon below good on any I-Candy food or beverage on Shimmyshowcase nights.

SHIMMY SHOWCASE at I-Candy Coffee begins at 6:00 p.m. I-Candy is located in Long Beach at 1708 E. Broadway; 562-437-3785.

Please allow time for parking to avoid missing any of the fun. Since street parking around I-Candy Coffee is scarce, we recommend you try the perimeter of Bixby park located two blocks east of I-Candy Coffee at Broadway and Cherry. We appreciate your arrival 15 minutes before show time (earlier if you’re a performer!) so you can get your refreshments and grab a seat and allow us to begin promptly at the scheduled time.

Below is our upcoming schedule for the next several Sundays. If you are a dancer interested in performing at an upcoming showcase, please read on to see which showcases have openings and then send an email with your preference to


August 7 -- Saviya and the Shimmyshowcase team are pleased to welcome that ever-popular bellydance troupe JJ & the Habibis, led by the beautiful and delightful JJ! Please join us for an evening of incredible fun and great dancing or you’ll regret you missed it!

August 14 -- Your coordinator for this Shimmyshowcase is the lovely Abraiha who welcomes Nadirah, Reina Masa, and Paquita to I-Candy’s magic carpet. Please be sure to join us on this August 14 evening for another wonderful evening of bellydancing and camaraderie because next Sunday we’re taking a break!

August 21 -- NO SHIMMYSHOWCASE! Your Shimmyshowcase coordinators are taking this evening off; however, we highly recommend this alternative— “The Magic of John Bilezikjian” at the La Mirada Theater. Details may be found at

August 28 – The Shimmyshowcase team is proud and delighted to bring you a special treat—Shimmyshowcase founder Katerina will be guest coordinator with LIVE MUSIC by Saf Mavi. Katerina’s troupe Kabuki Dolls will perform. Note we’re starting extra-early for this showcase only--at 5:00 p.m. Be sure to mark your calendar as this will be one Shimmyshowcase you won’t want to miss!

September 4—No Shimmyshowcase this weekend as we’re celebrating Labor Day.

September 11 – On this tenth anniversary of 9-11, Shimmyshowcase presents “In Memoriam.” This will be a program of reflection and remembrance dedicated to those who have impacted our lives. Coordinator Xandra has invited the exquisite Kamar to perform on this special evening and welcomes other dancers to honor loved ones or heroes lost. If you would like to be a part of this special Shimmyshowcase, please contact us at

September 18 – Back by popular request, Amber Ray presents the second annual Shimmyshowcase Reggae Night! It’s time once again to put on your mellow and enjoy a “natural high” to music and dance guaranteed to make you feel good. Dancers—if you’d like to be in on this act, please contact us at

for additional information, please visit our Blog at

Andrew Jackson Jihad to tour in support of new album

Andrew Jackson Jihad have announced the release of their fourth studio album, Knife Man, on September 20 via Asian Man Records.

At their core, Andrew Jackson Jihad is a band made up of a social worker and a gravedigger.
Starting in 2004 and hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, these two men have been making music that attempts to understand and explain human nature. The music focuses on the horrid and beautiful ways that people treat each other, as well as the possibility that one day we will be able to reconcile this.

Typically playing live as a two-person band (Sean Bonnette: guitar, vocals. Ben Gallaty: upright bass, vocals), Andrew Jackson Jihad’s show is a cathartic experience that invites the audience to sing along. With the energy of a punk band, they blaze through song after song, stopping occasionally to interact with their audience. Their lyrics are tragic yet humorous, crass yet intelligent, heartbreaking yet uplifting. One listener has described the music as “sad in the key of happy.”

Their new album, Knife Man, is a record about love, poverty, violence, luck, discrimination, homelessness and Phoenix, Arizona. Recorded by their longtime engineer jalipaz at audioconfusion, Andrew Jackson Jihad formed an Arizona all-star band, borrowing members from ROAR, Doth, French Quarter, Swell… Adios, and Malakai. The Knife Man sessions have yielded Andrew Jackson Jihad’s most cohesive and driving album yet.

Andrew Jackson Jihad has played shows with The Gaslight Anthem, Xiu Xiu, Titus Andronicus, Against Me!, and Deer Tick among many others. They are about to embark on a six-week full U.S./ full Canada tour as the main support act for Frank Turner.

Knife Man Tracklisting:
1. The Michael Jordan of Drunk Driving
2. Gift of the Magi 2: Return of the Magi
3. American Tune
4. Back Pack
5. Distance
6. Fucc the Devil
7. Hate, Rain on me
8. If you have Love in your Heart
9. No One
10. Sad Songs (intermission)
11. Zombie by the Cranberries by Andrew Jackson Jihad
12. People II 2: Still Peoplin’
13. Sorry Bro
14. Skate Park
15. Free Bird
16. Big Bird

Tour Dates:
Sept 20 - Danbury, CT - Heirloom Arts Theater
Sept 21 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Sept 22 - Millvale, PA - Mr Smalls
Sept 23 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Sept 24 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club
Sept 25 - West Colombia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
Sept 27 - Orlando, FL - The Social
Sept 28 - Gainesville, FL - Double Down
Sept 29 - Ft. Laouderdale, FL - Culture Room
Sept 30 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar
Oct 1 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Oct 3 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
Oct 4 - Dallas, TX - The Loft
Oct 5 - Oklahoma City, OK - Conservatory
Oct 6 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar
Oct 7 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
Oct 8 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
Oct 10 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
Oct 11 - Pomona, CA - Glass House
Oct 12 - San Diego, CA - Soma
Oct 13 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater
Oct 14 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
Oct 15 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Oct 16 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Oct 17 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Caberet
Oct 19 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
Oct 20 - Calgary, AB - Republik
Oct 21 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
Oct 22 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Center
Oct 23 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
Oct 25 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
Oct 26 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Oct 27 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
Oct 28 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix
Oct 29 - Montreal, QC - Corona
Oct 30 - Ottawa, ON - Maverick’s
Oct 31 - Quebec City, QC - Cercle
Nov 2 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
Nov 3 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Nov 4 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts

For More Information:

Thursday, July 28, 2011

George Domantay's Shifting Mass opens Aug. 6 in Pasadena

Shifting Mass
An installation by George Domantay

WHEN: August 6 – August 31, 2011

WHERE: 24-Hour Gallery, 80 North Raymond, Pasadena 91103

Located in the public display cases on Holly Street, between Arroyo Parkway and Raymond Avenue, directly across from the Pasadena Senior Center and Memorial Park Metro Gold Line Station. The exhibition is on view twenty-four hours a day.

Reception: August 6, 4 – 6 pm at Heritage Wine Company

155 North Raymond, Pasadena (626) 844-9333

The 24-Hour Gallery and Light Bringer Project are pleased to present Shifting Mass, an installation by artist George Domantay.

The titles of Domantay’s minimalist landscape and Mylar cloud formations (Static, Strike Slip Fault, Dip Slip Fault, Oblique Slip Fault, Reverse Dip Slip Fault) bring to mind geological fault lines, the result of tectonic forces. But Domantay is also making reference to the manmade fault types which appear in our pristine landscape: the graded lots of tract home developments. For Domantay these faults of urban sprawl are stand-ins for human fallibility.

Domantay draws upon his early work experience advertising model tract homes in Corona, California. Dressed in a clown costume and stationed on a street corner for eight hours a day, he would stand jump, wave, and flash his painted clown smile to the occasional passing traffic. Mostly alone, he began waving to the cumulus clouds and large vista of dirt. These graded lots and rolling clouds were the first audience to Domantay’s performance art practice which, twenty years later, he still pursues. On weekends during the course of his installation, Domantay will be conducting roving performances throughout Old Town Pasadena.

Thinking about recent earthquakes and climate crises, Domantay asks if nature’s cataclysmic events can also be a “resetting” of the population of an area, beyond any human intervention there. We can do nothing as tectonic plates shift underneath us, but we might consider the big picture as we continue to push the outer edges of habitation. These faults are ours.

Artist Bio:
George Domantay has created performances and performance installations at many venues in Southern California including LACE, Deep River, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Mount Saint Mary’s College, Track 16 at Bergamot Station, RAID Projects, FAR at the Los Angeles Zoo, Action Space at the Brewery, Lemoyne Kennels, Spaceland, Intersections Eagle Rock, and as a featured performer at the 2003 fundraiser for the Los Angeles Community Garden Project. He was also a performer at Beyond Baroque as a proxy for Daniel J. Martinez, and in 2008 was included in a group show curated by Glenn Kaino at the Warhol Foundation in Pittsburgh. Domantay has a BA in Studio Art from UC Riverside and an MFA from UC Irvine.

Arboretum to offer plein air painting classes in fall

Atmospheric Plein Air Painting with Marion Eisenmann

at the Arboretum at 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91007

Held once a month on the following Thursdays:

September 8, October 6, & November 3

9:30am-4:30pm (includes 1 hour for lunch and 6 hours of instruction)

$120 for Arboretum members/$150 for non-members for each Thursday

Pre-registration required; please call (626) 821-4623 for reservations, or email

Capture the ever-changing moods of nature in this outdoor painting class with artist Marion Eisenmann. Bring your portable folding stool and your watercolors, and learn how to create an interesting composition while expressing your own style as you experiment with different watercolor techniques.

Open to both beginning and advanced students, painting at the Arboretum offers a wealth of vistas and a variety of moods that is sure to spark imagination and creativity. The group will eat together, so bring your lunch or purchase it at the Peacock Café.

Supply list available upon registration.

Marion was born and raised in Germany where she developed her classical foundation in music and the visual arts. Her specialties are story-driven lifestyle illustration and character development. She currently teaches at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and also gives workshops in plein air painting.

Please visit

Jill Berry, Education Manager

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

301 North Baldwin Ave.

Arcadia, CA 91007-2697

Phone: 626.821.4624

Fax: 626.821.4642

Nirvana's Nevermind to be toasted with multi-format reissue


Deluxe and Super Deluxe Editions to Feature Dozens of Rare and Previously Unreleased Performances

Released in September 1991, Nirvana's sophomore album and major label debut elevated Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl from a critically acclaimed Aberdeen, Washington, cult band to generational spokesmen who'd unwittingly created a cultural shift and musical touchstone. Rising to No. 1 the world over by year's end and ultimately selling over 30 million copies worldwide, Nevermind would come to be much more than one of the most successful and influential albums of its or any era. As the album that returned unaffected rock ’n’ roll integrity and passion to the top of the charts, Nevermind would prove a singular inspiration to fans and musicians alike over the last two decades--and will undoubtedly do so for generations to come.

Now on the occasion of Nevermind's 20th anniversary, Universal Music Enterprises presents a full spectrum re-release worthy of such a pivotal classic. With configurations ranging from a 4-CD/1-DVD Super Deluxe Edition to a standard digital/CD remaster of the original album, the 20th anniversary reissue of Nevermind makes the most of the occasion, unearthing literally dozens of previously unreleased recordings, obscure B-sides, alternate mixes, radio sessions, studio rarities and live recordings, including a 1991 Halloween concert at Seattle's Paramount Theatre in its entirety.

The limited, numbered Super Deluxe Edition more than lives up to its name as one of the most expansive and ambitious collections of its kind with only 10,000 copies available in North America, and another 30,000 for the rest of the world. The Super Deluxe features not only the original remastered album and accompanying studio and live B-sides, but the first full official release of the pre-Nevermind demos recorded at producer Butch Vig's Smart Studios, as well as boombox recordings of subsequent rehearsals through which the listener can actually experience "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Come As You Are," "On A Plain" and others that take shape before his or her very ears. The Super Deluxe also offers an altogether new perspective on the finished Nevermind album exclusive to this format in the form of the Devonshire Mixes: the album as produced and mixed by Vig as opposed to the commercially released final version produced by Vig and mixed by Andy Wallace. Rounding out the Super Deluxe are a pair of previously unreleased BBC recordings and the aforementioned 1991 Paramount show available for the first time and exclusive to this format on CD and DVD (which also features all four music videos from Nevermind), as well as a stunning 90-page bound book full of rarely and never- before-seen photos, documents and various other visual artifacts of the Nevermind era.

The Nirvana Nevermind 20th anniversary reissue is also available as a 2-CD Deluxe Edition featuring the remastered album and B-sides, the Smart Studio sessions, boombox rehearsals and BBC sessions, a 4-LP, 180-gram heavyweight vinyl edition featuring the same 40 tracks as the Deluxe Edition, a remastered CD of the original album, and digital versions of the standard and deluxe editions. The Paramount concert, transferred from 16mm film and multi-track audio, is the only known Nirvana concert shot to film and will be available in a 1080p high-definition picture and uncompressed 5.1 surround sound and stereo on stand-alone Blu-ray, along with DVD and digital long form video formats.

Edelweiss to release EP

Like the flower of their moniker, EDELWEISS comes from a realm few can reach and even fewer can possess. Musically adept and creatively boundless, this Stroudsburg, PA-based indie pop band are gearing up for the release of their independent debut EP, PRE-COLUMBIANS on September 13, 2011.

While bands of their ilk suffer the weight of heavy music, these nimble youngsters (average age: 16 years old) reach musical heights effortlessly with their ability to write and wield their instruments with surgeon-like precision while remaining excitingly fresh and dynamic. In support of the release, the band will be performing in-studio at Philadelphia’s sought-after Radio 104.5 FM on September 23rd at 5:00pm which can be streamed here:

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Jeremy Sklarsky (Freelance Whales, Teenage Fanclub, The Morning Benders) at Threshold Studios in New York City, the EP is a fascinating experiment of sharp guitars, soaring melodies and propulsive rhythms that is at once timeless and currently modern – a sound that betrays the surprising youth of the band.

“I started playing when I was seven,” says the 15 year-old drummer Coby Porlier. His 17 year old brother Niko (vocals, guitar) started “when he was ten.” All teenagers - Tommy Vitale (vocals, bass) is 16 and Tony Young (guitar) is 15, Edelweiss have only been together for just over a year and yet, have played to crowds 16,000 strong at large-scale regional music events and high-profile clubs in NYC including Knitting Factory, Highline Ballroom and Mercury Lounge among others, as well as Allentown, PA’s Mayfair Festival of the Arts - not too shabby for a bunch of teens.

From the surging “Icarus” with its soaring vocals weaving in and out of breakneck guitar noodling, to the bright and layered “Fiasco” with its shoegazey textures, to the meandering vocals of “(NO)” interplaying with the rhythm section like a frantic game of chess, Pre-Columbians showcases a band far beyond their years and a sound that betrays their roots in rural Pennsylvania.

“Many of the bands that we listen to come from places other than America and Niko wanted something unique to where we come from. Pre-Columbians seemed fitting seeing as it is something exclusive to the Americas,” explains Coby.

Drawing their influences from bands such as Foals, Bloc Party, Minus The Bear, among others, the band continues to grow by leaps and bounds in the New York City and Northeast Pennsylvania club circuits and are preparing for their national break.

Coby concludes, “A lot of people have been expecting more and more from us, so we're absolutely ecstatic to finally release Pre-Columbians.”

Needless to say, people’s expectations are about to be met, exceeded and, like the blossom of their namesake, bloom and grow forever.

Edelweiss is Niko Porlier (guitar/vox), Coby Porlier (drums), Tommy Vitale (bass/vox), and Tony Young (guitar).

kindlewood to tour

"If Joanna Newsom and Leo Kotke got together and had a baby, it would be kindlewood," In Your Speakers declares of the Washington D.C. trio who have a baby of their own, the debut album Desiderium, released in May 2011. In August, kindlewood will pack up their 1985 Jamboree and bring their "lustruous brand of alternative folk" (Knox Road) across the U.S. on tour.

kindlewood is fronted by Kelci Smith, sister of Fleet Foxes' J. Tillman and Pearly Gate Music's Zach Tillman. She is backed by her husband, Galen Smith and friend, Jamison Lyman. Family ties aside, Kelci has proven herself an adept songwriter through and through. Drawing inspiration from nature, art and fantasy and artists like Simon & Garfunkel, Feist and Jeff Buckley, she consistently showcases her extraordinary facility for nuance and color both lyrically and vocally. Galen and Jamison's technical proficiency on the guitar and proclivity to fingerstyle picking provide the perfect landscape for Kelci's imagery and are often times the catalysts for her inspiration. With the incorporation of assorted percussion and various instruments like the ukulele, Shruti box, harmonica and glockenspiel, the trio delivers both "a lustrous brand of alternative folk" (Knox Road), and a remarkable live performance.

"Desiderium" was sporadically recorded from January to April of 2011 in a friend's basement. Determined to achieve a more textured and mature sound than that of their debut EP, "I Don't Believe in Ghosts" (released November 2010), the trio tirelessly wrote and practiced and Lyman looked for ways to incorporate his influences (e.g., Radiohead, Future of Forestry and Sigur Rós). As schedules from full time jobs allowed, kindlewood recorded on Saturdays and a few weeknights. The album was mixed at Bias Studios by Grammy Award-winning engineer and Washington, D.C. music veteran, Jim Robeson and mastered by his colleague, Mike Monseur.

Kindlewood's upcoming performances include:

August 22
The River Street Ale House

August 23
National Underground

August 24

August 25
The Lumber Yard Pub

August 27
Radio Bean

September 2
Putnam Den

September 3
Labyrinth Press Company

September 5
Bug Jar

September 6
The Loft @ Tommy Doyle's

September 12
The Elbo Room

September 15
Frank's Power Plant

September 16
Acoustic Café

September 17
Circle-a Café

September 29
Smith College

October 20

October 21
Highland Inn Ballroom

October 23
Dunedin Brewery

October 25
Ole Tavern

October 29
Opening Bell Coffee

November 3
Cowgirl BBQ

November 7

Novembe 10
Six Rivers Brewery

November 12
The Charleston

November 14
The Bouquet

November 16
Why Sound

November 21
Natasha's Bistro and Bar

November 22
Acoustic Coffee House

Big Bear Music Festival July 30

Saturday, July 30th, 2011
Big Bear Music Festival - 4 till 9 pm

40971 North Shore Drive @ Highway 38
Big Bear, CA 92408
Price: Only $20 per person!

Tickets are available online at the Discovery Center and at the event gate. Adult $20; teens ages 13-18 $10, and children 12 and under are always admitted free. Dogs on leash are welcome; parking opens at 3:00pm; festival begins at 4:00pm until 9pm.

The schedule is as follows:
4pm Charlie Ray and Linda;
5pm Sligo Rags;
6:30pm Scott Gates and the Salty Suites;
8pm Brian Lynn Jones and the Misfit Cowboys.

David Serby to perform in support of upcoming album

The David Serby release of “Poor Man’s Poem” is due out on August 9th.

Sunday, August 14th @ The Roots Roadhouse Festival
Echo & Echoplex 1154 Glendale Blvd in Echo Park, CA
3pm-1am/$18/ All Ages
Serby is 4:40-5:15 on the Echo Stage
With: The Sadies, Eilen Jewell, Whitey Morgan, Mike Stinson, Old Man Markely, Big Sandy, Jesse Sykes and more!

Saturday, August 20 @ Folk Music Center
20 Yale Avenue Claremont, CA 91711
Doors 7pm/ $10/All ages
with Rick Shea

Folk, Ed Sullivan and more on PBS Aug. 7 and 9

Sunday, August 7, 6 p.m. – “Malt Shop Memories” – PREMIERE

Hosted by Frankie Avalon, “Malt Shop Memories” brings together 12 of the greatest living legends from the late ‘50s and early ‘60s and their phenomenal music for one fantastic evening.

Sunday, August 7, 8 p.m. – “Ed Sullivan’s Comedy Legends” – PREMIERE

This special from the Sullivan archives brings back the original stars that defined the history of comedy, in their prime, doing their original acts.

Tuesday, August 9, 9 p.m. – “Legends of Folk - The Village Scene” – PREMIERE

Directed and produced by four-time Emmy® Award winner Jim Brown, “Legends of Folk” celebrates the folk movement in Greenwich Village in the 1960s, with performances from such artists as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Neil Diamond.

KIIS Fm offers free Nicole Scherzinger concert Aug. 3

102.7 KIIS FM presents a FREE CONCERT with
Interscope Recording Artist, Nicole Scherzinger.

Her new album, "Killer Love," hits the
streets this fall, but KIIS FM listeners will enjoy a FREE live
performance of the debut single, "Right There," as well as other
selected cuts from the album at the show.

WHO: Nicole Scherzinger is an accomplished artist
performer. She is the former lead singer from The Pussycat Dolls, and
is one of the judges for "The X Factor," debuting September 21st and
22nd on FOX.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 3rd

Performance at 5:30PM

WHERE: The Hard Rock Cafe

@ Hollywood & Highland

6801 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood CA 90028

NOTES: -This show is all ages and open to the public.

-KIIS FM listeners can win VIP seating at the
show PLUS a chance to meet Nicole Scherzinger. Listen to 102.7 KIIS FM
for details.

John Butler Trio in Livestream Studio today

Celebrating the recent release of their fourth live album, 'Live at Red Rocks,' John Butler Trio will be hosting a live acoustic session and chat on Thursday, July 28 at 1pm ET / 10am PT. The eclectic roots-rock band will visit the Livestream Studio to play songs from the new album, while answering questions live via Facebook and Twitter. Fans are invited to tune in and submit questions at

Mark Ronson to release new single

After the success of his latest album 'Record Collection' in late 2010, Mark Ronson is back with 'Record Collection 2012', his new massive single featuring MNDR, Pharrell, Wiley & Wretch 32, out on
Kitsuné Records on September 5th, 2011 in the U.S.

Mark Ronson is considered a musical genius by many. He neither anticipated any of his success, nor does he believe they are true now. After making three successful albums, 'Here Comes The Fuzz', 'Version' and 'Record Collection', and producing three of the biggest female stars in the world, Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse and Adele, Mark Ronson is now releasing 'Record Collection 2012' his brand new single on Kitsuné.

Featuring Pharrell Williams, MNDR, Wiley and Wretch 32, this new version brings more edge and energy to the original, backed with a string of amazing remixes by CSS, LOGO, Moonlight Matters, Plastic Plates, DATABASE, and Perseus, who, according to Ronson himself, are all certified "f***in' bangers!"

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rennaisance Faire in Irwindale holding auditions for Queen's Court Aug. 27

Open Auditions for the cast of the Queen's Court will be held 27 August, 2011

All interested parties contact:

terri casey


for further information and to be scheduled for your audition.

The Queen's Court is an Ensemble cast which portrays the members of Queen Elizabeth I's court at the Southern California Renaissance Faire. In the 2012 season we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Renaissance Faire.

Cold Duck in Arcadia Aug. 4

August 4, 2011— Cold Duck (70’s top 40)

Join us this summer at Arcadia’s annual Summer Concerts in the Park series presented by Target. The seven-week entertainment series showcases a wide variety of musical performances. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating on the grass and enjoy a picnic dinner during the show. Kids of all ages will be entertained in our FREE kids’ fun zone area with many games and crafts each week.

Become a part of the Arcadia tradition, gather your family and friends and enjoy the sights and sounds of this year’s concert series. Whether you attend one or all seven, we are sure you will have a great time! As always, admission and parking are free. (Additional parking held at Santa Anita Race Track, Gate 5.) Concerts take place on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8pm on beautiful City Hall West Lawn located at 240 West Huntington Drive.

Cold Duck (70’s top 40)

Back by popular demand! Join us once again for this special celebration….National Night Out & Arcadia’s 108th Birthday! National Night Out promotes crime prevention and awareness through police-community partnerships. Arcadia’s Police and Fire Department will be joining us for this very special occasion. Free fingerprinting for the kids, crime prevention materials and other information will be available. Stop by and show your support to Arcadia’s finest. But wait…that is not it! Help Arcadia celebrate our 108th birthday by enjoying some birthday cake (while supplies last) sponsored by Arcadia’s Historical Society.

Since its inception over two decades ago, Cold Duck’s philosophy has been directly responsible for their continued success: “Give the people what they want to hear and have a good time delivering it!” With this solid experienced musicianship, it should come as no surprise that Cold Duck is renowned for being one of the most versatile bands in existence. Cold Duck continues its tradition of excellent musicianship and groovin' rhythms. So let’s have a good time dancing the night away!

For additional information, contact the Recreation and Community Services Department at 626.574.5113.

Atomic Roots Orchestra in Pasadena Aug. 9

If you missed our shows at Big Mamas Rib Shack last time you missed a great time! We'll be back on Aug 9, 2011 from 6:30 to 10:00 pm, food is great people are nice and The Atomic Roots Orchestra is putting down the deep roots music!

Hey all Y'all, please make it out to this great place Tuesday Aug 9 at 6:30pm and Catch John Lee Williamson and Job Striles with their Atomic Roots Orchestra, Deep Soul Food, Deep Roots Music, great new place to have dinner and pickup on the band in great form, and get home early too!

Big Mama's Rib Shack & Southern Cooking
1453 North Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 797-1792

Big Mama's continues to be a family owned and operated restaurant that attracts both locals and celebrities because of its unique dining experience and sumptuous food. All entrees and desserts are prepared fresh daily to order. It is true "down home" Southern food crafted with careful attention to the tradition and love handed down from Big Mama's original personal recipes.

Arboretum offers herbal body kit class Aug. 28

Make an Herbal Body Kit

A Special Workshop with Caitlin Bergman

Sunday, August 28


Caitlin Bergman, instructor

$60 Arboretum members / $65 non-members

Seating Limited; Pre-Registration Required

Please call 626.821.4623 to register or email

Join us for a fun and relaxing summer evening making homemade, premier-quality body care products. For a sliver of the cost of normal shelf products, we will be

creating blends utilizing simple, organic, safe ingredients suited to your own personal skin care needs. You’ll get to take home the products you make, along

with the knowledge to keep on making more!

You will receive a brief background on creating herbal preparations as well as special backyard herbs suitable for use on your beautiful, glowing body. Most of class is hands-on, crafting products with like-minded participants. Did you know that everything that comes into contact with our skin, such as moisturizers, perfumes, and haircare products, gets absorbed into our bodies? Learn to make your own healthy, rejuvenating skin care kit complete with: body balm, masque, scrub, hydrosol, and more! Please come prepared to make and sample our creations.

Caitlin Bergman is a Permaculture Designer, Consultant, and Educator who has a growing following of people who love taking her empowering courses. Holding a degree in Botany,

and having served as the Arboretum’s Propagationist and Permacuture Curator, for the last decade Caitlin has also been consulting as an Herbalist. She totally enjoys guiding others

into the world of plants and incorporating them into everyday lifestyles.

Jill Berry, Education Manager

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

301 North Baldwin Ave.

Arcadia, CA 91007-2697

Phone: 626.821.4624

Fax: 626.821.4642

Poets Bob Hart and Don Kingfisher Campbell in La Canada Flintridge Aug. 21

Moonday East would like to announce the feature for the month of August, poets Bob Hart and Don Kingfisher Campbell. The reading will take place on Sunday, August 21 at 2 pm at the beautiful Flintridge Bookstore in La Cañada, CA.

Bob Hart, who lives in Brooklyn, NY, was born in 1931 and grew up in Harlem, on 145th Street, 142nd Street and 158th Street. He served in the army from 1952 to 1954, and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Hart first wrote poetry in his high-school poetry class. It was years later that he came onto the New York Poetry Circuit and started reading at various venues; he’s still at it. Hart works with other performers, including musicians, dancers, as well as other poets. He is a member of the No Chance Ensemble and performs with this group all over the metropolitan area. He has been dialoguing with Alice Pero, co-host of Moonday, in both dance and poetry for 25 years. His two books are Acrobat (2001) and Lightly in the Good of Day, (Bench Press, 2010.)

Don Kingfisher Campbell is the founder of POETRYpeople youth writing workshops, publisher of the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, leader of the Emerging Urban Poets writing and Deep Critique workshops and host of the Saturday Afternoon Poetry reading series in Pasadena, California. His first book of poetry Enter was reviewed as "pithy, trenchant, raw with life.” His second and third books, are Campbell's Classics (1981-2006) and Amongst The Detritus (2007-2010). Kingfisher's poetry has been recently published in the anthologies By The Overpass, Mentoring Poems 4, Interrobang?!, Sage Trail, Undetectable, Phantom Seed and Poetry And Cookies. Mr. Campbell has taught Creative Writing in the Upward Bound program at Occidental College and been a Guest Teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 27 years.

Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge CA 91011, at the intersection of Foothill Blvd. and the Angeles Crest Highway. Take the Angeles Crest exit off of the 210, and turn south toward Foothill Blvd. Parking is in the rear of the store. For more information, call (818) 790-0717.

Frank Fairfield & Ernest Troost in Claremont July 30

this Saturday, July 30th 7:30pm (doors@7) $10

Here is a short film on Frank Fairfield. he is playing the Folk Music Center in Claremont this Saturday, July 30th.
Ernest Troost, a very talented singer-songwriter, is also on the bill.
*call (909)624-2928 for tickets & info..

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Five Finger Death Punch releases new single today

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is pleased to announce their brand new single, ‘Under It and Over It’. The track will debut tomorrow on radio stations nationwide as well as online at

‘Under and Over It’ is the debut single from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH’s upcoming third album, American Capitalist, which hits stores on October 11th, 2011. American Capitalist was recorded at “The Hideout” in Las Vegas, NV with producer Kevin Churko. The single art, posted above, was revealed with Hard Drive Radio and Revolver Magazine on July 13th.

“This record crystallizes the sound of Death Punch," says guitarist Zoltan Bathory.

Singer Ivan Moody adds, “I literally laid every ounce of blood I had on this one. We are a people’s band. Our fans understand us because of who we are. We've never tried to be anybody else but FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. If you’re inclined to please the whole world, you've got to take a step back and realize that at the end of the day, you have to be you- first and foremost. Otherwise, you're useless to anyone else.”

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is widely renowned as one of the most important bands of recent metal history- where today they play sold out shows, headline prestigious festivals and command an army of die-hard fans across the globe.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH’s last album, War Is The Answer, debuted at #7 on the Billboard chart. ‘Far From Home’ peaked #2 at Active Rock radio and was named the #1 Rated Song at Mediabase Rate-The-Music for eleven straight weeks, while the hit single “Bad Company” hit #1 at Active Rock radio. Both 5FDP albums, War Is The Answer (2009) and The Way of the Fist (2007) are RIAA-certified Gold and continue to post some of the strongest sales week after week in the world of hard rock and metal- charting for 100 straight weeks on the Billboard Top 200.

Look for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH on the cover of the September 2011 issue of REVOLVER Magazine, on stands August 16th. 5FDP have previously appeared on the covers of Metal Hammer and REVOLVER Magazine, as well as receiving three Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in back-to-back years.

The band has been featured in Kerrang!, Rocksound, Guitar World, Guitar Edge, Decibel, Billboard, MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, MTV2, Fuse, Yahoo!, AOL Music, Hard Times, MySpace Music, CBS’s Criminal Minds, ESPN’s The X-Games, Sportscenter and more.

Expect another big announcement from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH next week as well.

For more information on FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, please visit:

Upcoming concerts from Goldenvoice

On Sale Now!

Joan Osborne and Dar Williams

September 19th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 7pm / $27 / on sale now!

Goldenvoice & Nederlander present

Bright Eyes with Kurt Vile & the Violators

September 25th / Santa Barbara Bowl / Doors: 5:30pm / $29, $39 / on sale now!

Yngwie Malmsteen

October 29th / Club Nokia / Doors: 8pm / $25, $100 / on sale now!

Ra Ra Riot with Delicate Steve and Yellow Ostrich

November 10th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 7pm / $20 / on sale now!

On Sale Friday!

So You Think You Can Dance Tour

Featuring the Top 10 Finalists from the 8th Season

October 29 / Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE / Doors: 7pm / $38.50, $58.50 / on sale 7/29 @ 10am

So You Think You Can Dance Tour

Featuring the Top 10 Finalists from the 8th Season

November 1 / Rabobank Arena (Bakersfield) / Doors: 7pm / $37.00, $57.00 / on sale 7/29 @ 10am

On Sale Saturday!

Junior Boys with Young Galaxy

September 24th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $20 adv & $22 dos / on sale 7/30 @ 10am

93.5 KDAY’s Fresh Fest ’11 starring: The Game, E-40, Young Buck, Twista, Mack 10, WC and SURPISE GUESTS!

September 24th / Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE / Doors: 6:15pm / $29, $49, $69, $89 / on sale 7/30 @ 10am

Kings of Convenience

October 26th / The Music Box / Doors: 8pm / $40 / on sale 7/30 @ 10am

Over the Rhine

November 13th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 7pm / $25 / on sale 7/30 @ 10am

Added Support

Goldenvoice & KXLU present

STRFKR with Melted Toys

August 11th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $18 / on sale now!

Goldenvoice & KPFK present

Susana Baca with La Santa Cecilia

August 23rd / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 7pm / $32 / on sale now!

The Horrors with the Stepkids

September 15th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $22 / on sale now!

Low with Bachelorette

September 20th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $22 / on sale now!

SuperGlued launches Pearl Jam fan contest

To celebrate Pearl Jam's 20th Anniversary, SuperGlued is powering the Pearl Jam Twenty- Biggest Fan Contest, a competition for fans to win a trip to the Pearl Jam Destination Weekend event in Alpine Valley September 3-4 to see the band headline two nights. Participants can earn points for a variety of activities including posting recaps from shows over the past twenty years to correctly answering band trivia. The winner will be selected among the contest's 20 top point earners. The contest is online now and continues through August 5.

It's simple for fans to earn points. They can sign up for the contest at , and select to integrate their other social media accounts of choice (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more), and then just:

• Post photos, videos and setlists from past shows

• Tweet about the contest

• Correctly answer trivia questions

• And more!

Grand Prize:

Trip to Pearl Jam Destination Weekend - Trip includes two tickets, airfare and hotel for celebration in Alpine Valley, WI between September 3-5. Lineup includes The Strokes, Mudhoney and Queens of Stone Age. Learn more at

Runner Up Prizes:

Pearl Jam Prize Pack - Includes Ten, Vs., Vitalogy, No Code, Yield, Binaural, Riot Act, Pearl Jam, Backspacer, and a signed lithograph.

About SuperGlued

SuperGlued brings concertgoers together around shared experiences. Members can find local shows to attend, post photos, videos and reviews from shows attended and compete in fun contests to win real‐world prizes. The platform is used by leading artists, festivals and brands to engage with concertgoers via mobile and web. For partnership opportunities, email SuperGlued launched in 2009 and is based in New York.

Erasure to tour

English synth-pop legends Erasure will be launching the first leg of their Tomorrow’s World tour in the U.S. on August 31st with Frankmusik, the British remix master whose own full-length album Do It in the AM will be released in September on Cherrytree/Interscope.. Frankmusik also produced Erasure’s October disc Tomorrow’s World, the band’s first album in four years, and Erasure’s 14th studio set and first release since their remastered version of 1988’s classic The Innocents was released in 2009.

This electro-dynamic pairing will sweep through the States on a 27-date trek that includes two gigs at New York’s Terminal 5, a pair of shows at Chicago’s Congress Theater, and one huge night at the Hollywood Palladium.

Erasure (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) have been a dominant force in the electro world since their first album, Wonderland, arrived in 1986. The group’s singles ruled the U.K. charts before they cracked America with “Chains of Love” in 1988, and their masterfully crafted dance-pop has connected with fans worldwide for 26 years. The group reconvened for Tomorrow’s World in early ’11 after a short break during which Bell recorded a solo album and Clarke toured with his former Yazoo bandmate Alison Moyet. Their anxiously awaited fall tour is their first in the U.S. in five years.

Frankmusik — a.k.a. 25-year-old Vincent Frank made his name churning out killer remixes for Lady Gaga and the Pet Shop Boys and helping launch the career of Cherrytree/Interscope label-mate Ellie Goulding. After becoming a well-known musician on the London scene, Frankmusik relocated to Los Angeles in November 2009 in an effort to shock himself into taking new risks and hit paydirt teaming up with chart superstars Far East Movement for his first solo single, “Do It in the AM.” The throbby banger’s ‘uh, what the hell happened last night?’ video concept racked up over 1 million views in one week and was featured as one of NME’s must hear songs. In turn, Frankmusik was featured on Far East Movement’s song “Fighting for Air” and

together they played to hundreds of thousands of fans on TV and on the road performing Far East Movement’s hit "Rocketeer."

For more about Frankmusik, please visit

For more about Erasure, please visit


August 31 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor

September 2 Orlando, FL House of Blues

September 3 Atlanta, GA Center Stage

September 4 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel

September 6 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

September 7 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

September 8 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts

September 10 Boston, MA House of Blues

September 11 Toronto, ON Sound Academy

September 13 New York, NY Terminal 5

September 14 New York, NY Terminal 5

September 16 Chicago, IL Congress Theater

September 17 Chicago, IL Congress Theater

September 18 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater

September 20 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre

September 21 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

September 23 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live

September 24 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre

September 25 Dallas, TX House of Blues

September 27 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

September 28 Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall

September 30 Las Vegas, NV The Palms Concert Theater

October 1 Hollywood, CA Hollywood Palladium

October 2 San Diego, CA House of Blues

October 4 Oakland, CA Fox Theater

October 5 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom

October 6 Seattle, WA Neptune

Upcoming concerts from Live Nation

On Sale Friday, July 29 at 10 AM:

DEF LEPPARD and very special guest HEART



Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Saturday – September 10

On Sale Saturday, July 30 at 10 AM:

Hot 92.3 FM Presents: RICK DEES


featuring performances by AFRIKA BAAMBAATA’S






Gibson Amphitheatre

Friday – September 23

On Sale Friday, July 29 at 10 AM:

By Popular Demand – Second L.A. show added!


with special guest OTHER LIVES

Gibson Amphitheatre

Tuesday - September 20

On Sale Friday, July 29 at 1 PM:


Gibson Amphitheatre

Monday – September 26

On Sale Friday, July 29 at 1 PM:


Gibson Amphitheatre

Sunday - October 9

On Sale Friday, July 29 at 10 AM:

The Wiltern

Thursday – November 10

On Sale Friday, July 29 at 10 AM:

Thursday - October 6

On Sale Friday July 29 at 1 PM:

Save Mart Center
Sunday – September 11

On Sale Friday July 29 at Noon:


Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

Thursday – November 10

GO TO www.LIVENATION.COM for tickets, show information and more

The Summer Set and Imelda May at Livestream Studio today

Celebrating the recent release of their second full length album, 'Everything's Fine,' The Summer Set will be hosting a live acoustic session and chat on Wednesday, July 27 at 4pm ET / 1pm PT. The pop-rock band will visit the Livestream Studio to play songs from the new album, while answering questions live via Facebook and Twitter. Fans are invited to tune in ans submit questions at

Celebrating the recent U.S. release of her third studio album, 'Mayhem,' Imelda May will be hosting a live acoustic session and chat on Wednesday, July 27 at 2pm ET / 11am PT. The Irish rockabilly singer-songwriter will visit the Livestream Studio to play songs from the new album, while answering questions live via Facebook and Twitter. Fans are invited to tune in ans submit questions at

Rory Gallagher final four albums to be re-released

Dedicated to preserving the extensive catalog of the late Rory Gallagher, Eagle Rock Entertainment, in conjunction with the Gallagher family, is proud to announce the final four re-releases on August 16 of an artist whose stature continues to grow in a day and age where true musical heroes are far and few between. [MSRP $13.98 for Defender, Fresh Evidence, and Wheels Within Wheels, $17.98 for BBC Sessions]

Rory’s third ‘80s album, Defender, came out in ’87 with the core of the band drummer Brendan O’Neill and bassist Gary McAvoy. Additional flourishes—including piano, harmonica and other keyboards—were effectively utilized depending upon the track. This first effort for his own label, Capo, featured 12 blistering originals including fan favorites “Loanshark Blues” and “Continental Op.”

With the dawn of a new decade, Rory’s Fresh Evidence, in 1990, proved this great artist’s ability to shed skins and pursue different stylistic avenues while remaining true to his original esprit de corps. They say a true artist is always changing and on this final studio recording, Rory tackled genres with the ease of a true master. With his trusty mates of the Defender and Jinx lineups plus the return of pianist Lou Martin, Rory went deep into the American psyche to plumb the depths of zydeco, Louisiana Swamp Rock, jump blues and Boogie Supremo! It’s a veritable tour-de-force of hard rock genius.

BBC Sessions, originally released posthumously in 1999, is Rory rocking out with drummers O’Neill, Rod De’Ath and Ted McKenna (depending upon the track), pianist Martin and bassist McAvoy on 22 songs over two discs, one live, one studio. From Muddy Waters (“Garbage Man”) to Chuck Willis (“Feel So Bad”), Rory has said he performed this show for the BBC in honor of all the years he spent glued to the radio while growing up in Ireland. It’s a debt he was honored to pay back and he did it in spades.

Wheels Within Wheels was lovingly put together in 2003 by Rory’s brother Donal who knew just how much the late guitarist wanted to put out an all-acoustic album of traditional blues, bluegrass, and Irish folk. He may have never had the opportunity during his tragically short life to complete this project, but Wheels Within Wheels stands as a beautifully crafted gem, with not only songs by Robert Johnson and Bill Monroe, but originals and re-arranged versions of tunes so old, they’re in the Public Domain. The album features various guest artists, such as Martin Carthy, Bert Jansch, Lonnie Donegan, Bela Fleck, and The Dubliners. Exquisitely sung and played, it’s also a sad reminder of what this great artist might have gravitated towards had he the pleasures of growing old gracefully.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Afro Funke Thursdays in Santa Monica

Afro Funké
Afrobeat, Brazilian, Dub, Reggae, Cumbia,
Samba Disco, Batucada, Afro-Latin House,
Indian Beats, Makossa & other deep-rooted
Funk music from around the world

Thursday July 28, 2011


resident deejay:

resident deejay:
(Afro Funke' / Eclectica)


live percussion:
Kiran Gandhi is an LA-based percussionist who enjoys creating mathy rhythms on drums and
various percussive instruments. She grew up in New York City and has studied percussion in
Hong Kong and Washington, DC, fusing Chinese percussion with Afro-funk music and considering
ways to apply Latin rhythms to Indian tabla. She is excited to join the Afrofunke' family once again
after playing with German DJ duo Ancient Astronauts back in April.


dance class 9 to 10pm:
With over 20 years of dance training Wil-son has performed all over Los Angeles in numerous
LA-based dance projects with companies including Los Angeles Choreographers and Dancers, The
Los Angeles Orchestra, Nike Advertisement, BET Television Network, Charo Entertainment and the
L.A. County Fair. His skills continue to grow covering Ballroom dancing styles such as Salsa, Argentine
Tango and Swing.

At age 18, Wil combined his love of dance with his natural ability to teach and began instructing dance, while
continuing to perform. Finding that fitness and dance often went hand-in-hand, he brought in a third component
to his portfolio, and launched his fitness career in Los Angeles at 26 years old. He currently holds certifications from
national fitness authorities such as the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the Aerobics and Fitness Association
of America, the American Council on Exercise and the latest dance fitness craze Zumba. Adding to his fitness training
Wil has learned Turbo Kick, Pilates, and Special Population Fitness Training. Holistic wellness and natural health
have been Wil's passion.

hosted by:
*Current album "Hymns for the Rebel Soul" on ITunes!

afro funke' booking, photography & production:

++Plus special surprise guests each week!

++Plus drink specials every Thursday!

Afro Funke' Thursdays
1301 5th Street @ Arizona
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.451.2221 / 21+ (EVERYONE must have ID)
9pm - 2am /$7 before 10:30pm - $10 after
Please bring cash or there is ATM in building)

*AFRO FUNKE' is now on Twitter! Please follow us!!

New Alan Jackson video today on GAC and July 27 on CMT

Country music superstar Alan Jackson will premiere his video for “Long Way To Go” July 26 on GAC and July 27 on CMT. Jackson will elaborate on the making of the video during his appearances on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown on July 29 and CMT’s Top 20 Countdown on August 5. “Long Way To Go” is the first single from Jackson’s new studio album to be released this fall and the debut single from the joint venture between EMI Records Nashville and ACR (Alan’s Country Records).

The video, directed by Steven Goldmann, was shot at the Square Grouper bar in Jupiter, Florida. It finds Jackson and his band waiting all day to shoot a video in the Florida sun because the forecast is filled with “rain, rain and more rain.” While Jackson, his band and the entire video crew wait for the rain to pass, the fun begins. Check it out at

“I guess I’m lucky – we get to shoot in some pretty cool places, whether it’s down on a beach or on a boat or a river or wherever,” Jackson says. “I’m good friends with the guy that owns the bar, so we thought we’d take the band and go down and shoot there.”

Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He’s sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide, topped the country singles charts 35 times, and scored more than 50 Top-10 hits. He’s a 17-time winner at the ACM Awards and a 16-time CMA Award recipient, a tally that includes three CMA Entertainer of the Year honors. Jackson is also a two-time Grammy-honored artist, whose songwriting has earned him the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award. He’s known for music that celebrates the common man (“Where I Come From”) and speaks to generations (“Drive [For Daddy Gene]”) and for our nation (“Where Were You [When the World Stopped Turning]”).

The New Rochelles to release debut album

Hailing from the same island as punk godfathers The Ramones, Long Beach, NY pop-punk trio THE NEW ROCHELLES also share a similar penchant for simple, power-pop songs about leather jackets, monsters and getting into trouble. Releasing their debut full-length, IT'S NEW!, on August 16th via Bright & Barrow Records, the band has teamed up with to premiere the video for the first single “Did Something Bad,” which can be seen here:

After fans watch the video, they will have a chance to win a copy of the vinyl from Punknews.

It’s New!, the first vinyl release on Bright & Barrow Records, finds the label trying an unprecedented release format. Although the album is comprised of twelve songs, it will be pressed as a six-song 7” with an included digital download of the entire twelve-song record.

Through this innovative release format, Bright & Barrow aims to keep costs down for the consumer while still delivering an entire album and a physical good ($6 gets you the whole package). The physical release (7” + download) and digital album ($3) are both available now for pre-order at the Bright & Barrow Records webstore:

Those who choose to purchase the album before its August 16th release will immediately receive a download of two of the record’s tracks, “This Is My LJ” and “Quit Givin’ Me The Stinkeye.” Additionally, the first 100 vinyl pre-orders will also include a FREE download of the Cause A Scene, Volume One compilation, which highlights some of the best up-and-coming punk bands in the New York City area - such as Banquets, The Reveling, and House Boat- as well as some local legends who have since called it quits, like The Measure and Project 27. It was named one of the top five compilations of 2010 by

Recorded in the band’s hometown with Greg Tamao at The Tomato Farm Studio, It’s New! is lush with quirky and catchy pop punk songs that sound best when blasting through car stereo speakers set to maximum volume. Armed with a debut that will leave fans waiting on the next record from The Queers and Teenage Bottle Rocket happily appeased, The New Rochelles will be playing the following shows (in addition to others that are still being confirmed):

Sunday, August 7th @ The Rat House Parsippany, NJ
Sunday August 21st @ Lulu's Brooklyn, NY
Saturday October 28th @ Club Matchless Brooklyn, NY (as “The Ramones”)

The New Rochelles is Ronnie Rochelle (vocals, guitar), Ricky Rochelle (drums), and Rookie Rochelle (bass).

The New Rochelles It’s New!

full album track listing
1. Go Go New Ro
2. This Is My LJ
3. Did Something Bad
4. Watch Out For The Skunkape
5. Quit Givin’ Me The Stinkeye
6. Truth Serum
7. Who Will (I Will)
8. Static Shock
9. Jargon Mania
10. S.L.O.T.H.
11. Tina's Got A Toothache
12. It's Really Hard To

7" track listing
1. Go Go New Ro
2. This Is My LJ
3. Did Something Bad
4. Static Shock
5. Jargon Mania
6. It's Really Hard To

SoundWalk in Long Beach Oct. 1

SoundWalk is a free annual one-night event of sound installations by local and international sound artists held in Long Beach, Ca since 2004. The event, which will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 5:00-10:00 pm, will take place throughout 4th St, Linden Ave, First Street and Elm Ave. Produced and curated by the artist cooperative FLOOD, SoundWalk transforms the sidewalks, storefronts, parking lots, parks and bus stops of downtown Long Beach’s dynamic East Village community into postmodern auditory works of art.

Visitors can expect to find themselves in a city space converted into a sonic canvas on which artists will transform the way guests will explore the East Village. This is Southern California’s premier sound art event which combines a curiosity of noise, urban exploration, and interactive art. Hear the art and meet the artists. Hotels, bars, restaurants, and coffee shops accommodate your visit to the neighborhood.

The City of Long Beach has a goal to be the most bicycle friendly urban city in the country. FLOOD encourages artists and visitors to not only ride their bicycles to the event but also use them to the explore the larger area of this year’s event. The neighborhood is only one block away from the end of Metro Blue line. Secure bicycle parking is available. Metered car parking is available on the street. Additional parking is also available in the parking lot at the NE corner of Broadway and Elm Ave and the SW corner of Linden and 4th at Fingerprints.

The artist group, FLOOD has been working together on installation projects since 2002.
FLOOD is interested in testing the limits of artistic expression through collaboration and experimentation within a variety of artistic genres. Current members of FLOOD are Kamran Assadi, Frauke von der Horst, Shelley RuggThorp, Shea M Gauer, and Marco Schindelmann.

Participating Artists:
Alan Lechuza / Alan Nakagawa / Alex Braidwood / Andre Wakko / Andrea Williams /
Annieji HU Pink! / Clowns and Fetuses / Collin Woodford / Craque / David Cox & Kim Walker / David Kendall / Douglas Bland / bRUTAL pOODLE / Erin Scott / Gary Raymond / gil kuno / gintas k / Glenn Bach / Igor Amokian / Inouk Demers / Jeff Rau / joshua erkman / Kenneth Cameron / LavishWomb / Linda Ravenswood / Madelyn Byrne / Mark Trayle / Michael Wysong / MLuM / Nat Evans / Pedestal and the All Girl Band / Phillip Stearns / phog masheeen / Roxanne Varzi / Seth Weiner / smgsap / Steven Speciale / Therisse Martinez / Tom McDermott / Vincent Olivieri / Wikigong / Winston Berger / Winter Jenssen / Xavier Leonard / Yoon Chung Han

Bon Iver adds LA tour date

By popular demand, Bon Iver has announced a second L.A. area performance taking place on September 20 at Gibson Amphiheatre. Other Lives will be supporting. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 29 at 10 AM and can be purchased at, at select Live Nation and Ticketmaster retail outlets and via Charge-By-Phone (800)745-3000.

For the shows, Justin Vernon will perform with an 8-piece band that includes many musicians who contributed to his latest album, Bon Iver. The touring band will consist of regular Bon Iver contributors Sean Carey (drums, piano), Mike Noyce (guitar) and Matt McCaughan (drums), Rob Moose on violin and guitar (Antony and the Johnsons, The National), Mike Lewis on bass (Andrew Bird, Happy Apple), and a horn section including Reginald Pace, Colin Stetson (Tom Waits, Arcade Fire), and C.J. Camerieri (Rufus Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens).

Pitchfork rated the Bon Iver album 9.5 out of 10 and said this about Vernon, “Now that we've heard him singing hooks with Kanye West and taking the lead on Gayngs songs that touch on R&B and soft rock, the general sphere of Vernon's voice is clear. He simultaneously evokes the grain and expression of soul music along with the mythological echoes of folk. But more importantly, no one else sounds like him.”

Rick Dees Ultimate Old School Jam at Gibson Amphitheatre Sept. 23

Hot 92.3 is proud to announce the Rick Dees Ultimate Old School Jam. The show brings together a stellar line up – including godfathers of hip-hop Afrika Baambaata’s Soul Sonic Force, Sugar Hill Gang and Grandmaster’s Furious Five along with the West Coast sounds of Tone Loc and Young MC and much more. Rick Dees Ultimate Old School Jam is guaranteed to the rock the house.



For a link to purchase tickets and for more information: or

All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. A service charge is added to each ticket price.

Brian Regan in Thousand Oaks Nov. 10

Live Nation welcomes BRIAN REGAN to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm.

Critics and peers agree: Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations.

On December 7, Brian released his highly anticipated second album, “All By Myself,” as a digital download only available through his website. Releasing two critically acclaimed hour Comedy Central specials and DVD’s in as many years - 2008’s “The Epitome of Hyperbole,” and 2007’s “Brian Regan Standing Up” - Brian has set a standard of excellence that others continually try to follow. “The Epitome of Hyperbole” made its CMT debut on March 9.

Brian’s non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005 and continues through 2011. It is the quality of his material, relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, which continues to grow Brian’s fan base. In March of 2010, Brian broke the record for the most consecutive shows by a comedian at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City with five sold out performances. The previous record was four shows set by Jerry Seinfeld in 2005.

With his first appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” in 1995, Brian solidified his place on the show and has now made more than 20 appearances. A dorm room favorite, Brian’s 1997 CD, “Brian Regan Live,” has sold over 150,000 copies and consistently charts in iTunes Top Ten Comedy Albums. Brian’s 2000 “Comedy Central Presents” special continues to be a top viewer choice and Brian’s independently released 2004 DVD, “I Walked on the Moon,” is available at

Tickets are $45.00 and go on sale Friday, July 29th at 12:00 pm at, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office, or by calling 800.745.3000.

All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.

Dates and times subject to change without notice.

Def Leppard, Heart, Dramarama & more in Irvine Sept. 10

93.1 JACK FM has revealed the lineup for JACK’S SIXTH SHOW. The 2011 edition of this annual summer spectacular features a wide array of major JACK artists, including DEF LEPPARD and very special guest HEART plus Everclear, Dramarama, Marcy Playground and Sir-Mix-A-Lot.

In addition to featuring a great line-up, Jack’s Sixth Show also benefits a very worthy cause: $1 from every ticket sold will go toward Talk About Curing Autism. For more information, visit


Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine




Go to to join the pre-sale


Get Tickets at, at Live Nation and Ticketmaster retail locations,

plus via charge-by-phone (800.745.3000)

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Ellitot Caine in Pasadena July 30 and Claremont July 31

Dates for Elliott Caine Quartet/Trio:

Saturday, July 30: Plate 38 Restaurant, 2361 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91107. From 8:30 to 11:30pm. Personnel: EC-trumpet, Rick Olson-piano, Tom Gargano-bass, Kenny Elliott-drums. No cover charge. For more info/reservations: 626-793-7100. No cover charge.

Sunday, July 31: The Hip Kitty, 502 West First St., Claremont 91711. From 8pm until Midnight. Personnel: EC-trumpet, Cenghiz Yaltkaya-piano, Tom Gargano-bass. No cover charge. For more info/reservations: 909-447-6700.

White Mystery to tour

Rock'n'roll duo White Mystery are named the top band in Illinois in the Boston Phoenix's "Best New Bands in America," and featured in MTV Hive's "High Five Sibling Acts" -

"Everything the White Stripes once pretended to be, White Mystery actually is. Midwestern sis-bro duo Alex and Francis Scott Key White play ferocious, tuneful garage rock, proving that hiring a bass player is as unnecessary as looking outside of one’s bloodline for band mates. The main difference between these Whites and Jack and Meg: The girl is up front. Alex is the group’s shredding, soul-barker star, while Francis holds it down on drums, very nearly claiming the spotlight for himself."

White Mystery return to Chicago to headline the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival living up to their reputation as one of the Top 20 Summer Street Fest Bands, and plot their tour of the nation, bringing their Chicago Reader-deemed Best Merch of 2011 along on the road celebrating their sophomore LP Blood & Venom!

Check out this new video of White Mystery's opening set on tour with The Strange Boys live from Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, a high-definition video of "Blood & Venom" from Giant System TV and a drum-tumbling set at the Threadless headquarters in Chicago.

Full tour dates and more music below!

White Mystery Tour Dates
July 30 - Milwaukee Ave Arts Fest @ 9pm - Chicago, IL
Aug 4 - Millennium Park - Chicago, IL
Aug 15 - Memory Lanes - Minneapolis, MN ^
Aug 16 - The Aquarium - Fargo, ND ^
Aug 18 - Total Fest X - Missoula, MT ^
Aug 21 - The Funhouse - Seattle, WA ^
Aug 22 - East End - Portland, OR ^

Aug 24 - The Stork Club - Oakland, CA ^
Aug 25 - The Hemlock - San Francisco, CA ^
Aug 29 - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA ^
Aug 30 - The Smell - Los Angeles, CA ^

Sept 2 - Beerland - Austin, TX ^
Sept 3 - The Mink - Houston, TX ^
Sept 6 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA ^

Sept 9 - The Rock Shop - Brooklyn, NY ^

White Mystery Shreds the Nation ^

Watch the red head love extravaganza of "Powerglove" and if you've never seen the power of White Mystery live, head on over to WMTV for live videos, interviews and more!

Meet White Mystery
If you’re a fan of stripped down garage rock, loud drums, and/or redheads, meet your perfect match. White Mystery is the two-piece brother/sister duo of Alex and Francis White. Alex is best known as the guitar rockin’ front women of MIss Alex White and the Red Orchestra (In The Red), but with her latest venture with brother Francis, she strips it down to a guitar and heavy-handed drum garage rock sound.

Blood & Venom is the follow up to their self-titled, self-released debut LP - that earned praise from NPR's Sound Opinions, won them a tour invite from garage rock legends The Gories and was named by the Chicago Tribune as a Top Ten of 2010. Their sophomore release was celebrated with two hometown shows, a feature on NPR and an art opening of one-of-a-kind band merch. Give a listen to the LP version of "Blood & Venom."

Doll event at Knott's July 30

Kathy and Janet Lennon will be signing their award-winning product line, Best Pals, at Knott’s Berry Farm’s 2011 Doll Event on Saturday, July 30TH. Linda Rick, President/ Artist for The Doll Maker as well as a Precious Moments Artist will also be present at the event.

The celebrity sisters, who still perform in Branson and select venues throughout the year, developed their doll line based on their lifelong friendship and their love for a pair of ragdolls handmade for them by their mother and their Nana in 1949.

As a little girl Linda Rick always believed in fairytales where her dolls would come to life and play. Linda Rick started her business back in 1990, then in 2001 she became the doll designer for Precious moments and the rest is fairytale history!

Knott’s Doll Event will take place at Virginia’s Gift Shop located in Knott’s Marketplace from 11 am – 2 pm. The event includes hourly raffles, doll signing, Knott’s exclusive Limited Edition Precious Moments “Fluttering Around Knott’s Berry Farm” and the introduction of their limited edition Kathy and Janet Best Pals Gift Sets with the dolls dressed in exclusive Jim Shore dresses and aprons. Other doll lines featured at the event include Arista, Charisma, Key to My Heart, Marie Osmond Dolls, The Ashton-Drake Galleries and Lee Middleton Moments.

Knott’s Marketplace is open to the public and does not require park admission. Three hours of free parking is also available.

To find out all the summer activities at Knott’s Berry Farm and to download a money-saving flyer for the Doll Event, visit