Two years after pissing off countless L.A. motorists with a publicity stunt that created a massive traffic jam on the 101 freeway, Garden Grove rap-rock band Imperial Stars pleaded no contest Monday to several charges, including conspiracy. They were each given probation sentences but no jail time. ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Also, Poreotics and the trans-Pacific dance heist.
Remember Imperial Stars? The trio from Garden Grove who thought it would be a great idea if they blocked three lanes of the 101 to play a song called...(wait for it) "Traffic Jam 101?" And then announced to anyone who'd listen that it was to "benefit displaced children of America?" Well, the Regi ... More >>
But not your WiFi! In 2010, the Internet was the medium by which we all went what the fuck?
We twittered, shared and reposted all these stories ad nauseum in 2010--for a good reason. This year, trashy viral videos made more of an impact than the Grammys, and Antoine Dodson was more memorable than Beatles songs finally getting on iTunes. So the line blurring of talent and fame is m ... More >>
Courtesy of Imperial StarsOur sister publication LA Weekly has an update on the members of Imperial Stars. The Garden Grove trio who blocked the 101 last October to raise awareness for the "homeless children" were finally charged yesterday by the LA D.A.'s office.Christopher Wright, Pa ... More >>
There are so many things wrong with this press release, I don't even know where to start. Well, I kind of do; but first, a snapshot, just in case you forgot who you were dealing with:www.imperialstars.comIs it just me or is it wrong that Imperial Stars now actually have a publicist? And, well, t ... More >>
[Mental Notes] Are the 'Traffic Jam' band idiots or marketing geniuses? Or both?
imperialstars.comOn Tuesday, Christopher Wright, Paul Arabella (aka David Paul Hale) and Keith Yackey got on a semi, headed for the 101 freeway and blocked three lanes of traffic at 10:20 a.m. to play one song. The Garden Grove trio, collectively known as Imperial Stars, played the ... More >>
imperialstars.comOn Tuesday, Christopher Wright, Paul Arabella (aka David Paul Hale) and Keith Yackey got on a semi, headed for the 101 freeway and blocked three lanes of traffic at 10:20 a.m. to play one song. The Garden Grove trio, collectively known as Imperial Stars, played t ... More >>
www.imperialstars.comWhen you're an aging and desperate wannabe hip-hop star, you, too, can pull ridiculous stunts and act like you came out of Zoolander!According to their Twitter feed, yesterday's traffic blockers and self-declared hardcore hip-hoppers from Garden Grove are now out ... More >>