Justin Shady

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    Goldenvoice Is 30

    [Mental Notes] Plus, we're betting Radiohead will headline Coachella

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Five Celebrity Ex-Disney Employees

    ​When I was in high school I briefly worked at a crappy little hot dog stand in Milwaukee.One day, a dumb-ass friend of mine thought it would be hilarious to throw an ice cube into the deep fryer I was working as he walked by. Rather than investigate and find out the truth behind the grease geyser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Top Five Asian-American Rappers

    Last month, OC Weekly's Justin Shady created a list of the Top Five Worst Black Rappers and Top Five Worst White Rappers. The following is a list of five Asian-American rappers or rap groups who have found moderate to great success in crossing the color line of hip-hop. Like the two previous lists, ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2011

    El Centro Cultural de Mexico Faces Eviction

    [Mental Notes] Plus: Introducing the softer side of Rob Zombie, and NYC inmate says he shot Tupac

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Star Tours Opening Day at Disneyland Brings Four Hour Wait

    ​So it's opening day for Star Tours version 2.0 at Disneyland. And while Disney blogger Justin Shady has covered what to expect from Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (fifty-four randomized experiences! FIFTY-FOUR!), we've got photos for you of the current queue for the ride--and it's at least f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Star Tours: The Adventure Continues--Preview Photos!

    ​This past weekend, Disneyland hosted a cast member preview for the brand new, revamped Star Tours ride, called Star Tours: The Adventure Continues.You heard from our Dishney blogger Justin Shady last week on a preview of the much anticipated attraction, but now? Now we've got some snapshots of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Bilal: 'Airtight's Revenge was a Therapy... A Way for Me to Deal'

    ​When Bilal's debut album 1st Born Second was released in 2001, things were looking bright for the soul/jazz musician's solo career. As a member of the Soulquarians, Bilal brought his voice not only to the collective's all-star lineup, but also to the numerous albums its members would go on to pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Will You Be at Lucha VaVOOM?

    Justin Shady​A few months ago, I had five epiphanies at Lucha VaVoom. What it is, basically, is a burlesque/wrestling/comedy show featuring colorful costumes worn by character wrestlers (such as Dirty Sanchez) and commentary by comedians such as Dana Gould and Tom Kenny (Jack Black had sat in once ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Helmet's Page Hamilton: 'We Never Set Out to Play Music for the Masses, Sell Toilet Paper or Boner Pills'

    ​In 1998, after nine years and four albums, Helmet's front man Page Hamilton officially put the band to bed. But after a six-year hiatus, Helmet returned not only with a new lineup but also a new full-length: 2004's Size Matters. Now, six years into its second incarnation, Helmet is back in the gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    More Than 100 Visible Nipples: 30 Album Covers That Feature Our Favorite Anatomy Part (NSFW)

    Apparently, no one sent Maroon 5 the memo that we're in middle of a Boob War. How do we know? Just look at the cover to the band's newest release. It features a sexy woman erotically caressing her naked body with her two pairs of arms. That's a good start. But why cover up the breasts? Where's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Quickie Interview: Japandroids' David Prowse

    ​Finish this sentence: "In June 2009, I was...."Well, if you're one of the two members of the Vancouver-based rock duo Japandroids, you've been on tour since then. In anticipation of their full-length Post-Nothing, Japandroids guitarist Brian King and drummer David Prowse hit the road in support o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Five Epiphanies At Lucha VaVoom

    Justin ShadyLucha VaVoom at the Mayan, June 24​Last night, I saw Lucha VaVoom at the Mayan Theater. Having never seen a wrestling match in my life, I was unprepared for the gaudy fun of it all--the masked Mexican wrestlers prancing around the ring throwing each other around, midgets in chicken c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Tonight! Mêlée Starts Detroit Residency ​Mêlée begins a month-long residency (8 p.m. at the Detroit Bar), with Echo Echo opening for their first performance. A special treat: Solid Gold (the band Jamie Lidell just finished touring with) is on the bill too.