Hal Sparks was dishing up jokes and killing the crowds with laughter on the stand-up stage long before he took hosted E!'s "Talk Soup." He had a stand-out role on "Queer as Folk" and portrays the super smart scientist step-dad "Donald Davenport" on Disney Channel's "Lab Rats," but at the end of the ... More >>
Sure, Portland native former "MADtv" funnyman Matt Braunger's got some acting chops, but our favorite place to see him is on stage with a mic in his face. As a stand-up comic, Braunger's stockpile of real life scenarios (did you know he used to do the TV closed captioning for "Girls Gone Wild"?) del ... More >>
[Locals Only] Dustin Apodaca is back, with a new band and a penchant for Yacht Rock
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>
God, I hate the stupid fucking Grammy Awards, an annual music industry wank-off that I've seriously been railing against ever since I was 12 -- in 1980, the year wus-pop icon Christopher Cross swept all the big awards, beating out classic recordings like Pink Floyd's The Wall (which somehow flew und ... More >>
Cavil at Rest: Love congas all. Photo: Adrienne Los Feliz quintet Airborne Toxic Event play the kind of peppy, downcast rock I always seem to hear during my infrequent visits to Urban Outfitters. This sort of Strokes/Arctic Monkeys/Bloc Party steez goes in one ear and out the other without leaving ... More >>
Worst. Year. Ever!
Itching with it
Record of the year?
Aug. 18- Aug. 25
Dont say anything with jazz
And let me perform reparative therapy on the drag queens!