Rick Springfield has been around since most of us were pissing in our Pampers. Hell, a lot of our readers weren't even conceived when the Sydney-born star first hit the airwaves back in the early 70s. Yet even a with career spanning over 50 years and 17 albums, he has somehow maintained an aura of ... More >>
Dave Grohl and other rockers toast LA's Sound City
Neil "Spyder" Giraldo is one of the most well-known guitar players of his time. His signature steel-bending guitar playing has provided the soundtrack to many people's lives, especially those who grew up in the 1980s. Having spent most of career playing along side his wife, Pat Benatar, and arran ... More >>
Most of us have found ourselves embroiled in passionate arguments defending or blasting artists who "sell out." Those who rail against musicians who use their product to amass wealth will often cite Minor Threat as a shining example of a band who successfully avoided the monetary pitfalls of fame ... More >>
ART WHORE likes the sexy.So this week's blog--an assemblage of links with brief commentary--is dedicated to the sexy in recent Arts & Culture.*****
Local band are ready to blow up for real
OMG. Fairs and Kelly Clarkson, two of my favorite things, together at last on July 23. What a day.The lineup for acts for this year's OC Super Fair is shaping up, and if you like nostalgia, well, this is the event for you! Other than Ms. Clarkson, it's pretty much all oldsters: Hearts, Moody Blues, ... More >>
Live Nation hasn't had the best PR lately, what with nearly unanimously negative response to their plans to merge with Ticketmaster--but who says that giant corporations don't have some neat ideas every now and then? This Friday the 13th (tomorrow, for those non-calendar inclined), they'll be sellin ... More >>
And people think Yo Gabba Gabba makes you wanna drop acid? Check out the psychedelic opening of early-'70s cartoon Mission: Magic, which featured a young, animated Rick Springfield, still speaking with an Aussie accent. Rick performed all the extremely bubblegummy songs for the show, too . . .
FALL HARVEST WINES, 6pm Drink up. 270 E. 17th St., Ste. 14, Costa Mesa, (949) 631-6627 www.winestyles.net/default.asp?id=128199 CONDEMNED, 7:30pm Get lost in this Halloween maze. 453 S. Associated Rd., Brea www.myspace.com/ochaunting RICK SPRINGFIELD WITH THE SQUIRTS, 8:30pm Doors open at 7:30pm. ... More >>
Goths invade Disneyland! Disneyland?
And Southside and the Yardbirds are kickin!
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