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Black Monday: Dragsters In the Punk Lane

If you haven’t heard of Black Monday yet, you will. This fueled-up band emerged from the Los Angeles punk rock scene, playing with such legends as Fear, The Adicts, Agent Orange and The Dickies. Since reuniting last year, they’ve been booking shows throughout SoCal. They also got a brand-spankin’ new frontman, Brian Christensen. And their “Black Hell EP” […]

15 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day When You’re Unemployed

A three-day holiday weekend is a welcome reward, especially when you’re unemployed.  All of that sitting around can be exhausting! Just because you are currently between jobs doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate like the rest of the working class. So, get out there and enjoy it. You deserve it. And in case you are at […]

What’s the Saga? It’s Called ‘Songs For the Deaf.’

Yesterday marked the 10-year anniversary of Queens of the Stone Age’s third album Songs For the Deaf.  From its 40-second intro, which featured the sound of a key going into an ignition, a car door slamming and an engine running, you knew that you Joshua Homme, Nick Oliveri, guest drummer Dave Grohl and the rest […]

Heartbroken and Attractive, A Sad, Sloppy Mess

SubPop, Matador, Kill Rock Stars, Merge Records…  During the early ’90s, these independent record labels were amongst indie rock royalty.  From these labels, low-fi, noise and sludge rock pioneers like Sonic Youth, Guided By Voices, Slint, Six Finger Satellite, Pavement, Bikini Kill and many more emerged. Their songs were gloomy, angst-ridden, distorted masterpieces that resonated with […]

Romance, Bloodshed and Evil, Exploding Birds

If you like horror films that are so bad they’re good, you’ll love this… The official trailer for Birdemic 2: The Resurrection, written and directed by the Master of Romantic Thrillers™ James Nguyen (yes, he trademarked that), can now be viewed exclusively here on imdb.com In this sequel to cult favorite Birdemic: Shock and Terror, […]

How I Celebrated Shark Week

Holy mackerel, what a week!  Every news and pop culture site I perused had a story about The Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.  Friends posted about it on Facebook. Twitter was abuzz with Shark Week tweets. People were hosting Shark Week 25th Anniversary parties. It even found its way onto Pinterest.  Apparently, last week promised to […]

Because It’s Madonna’s 54th Birthday

Most menopausal women experience mood swings and hot flashes.  But not Ms. Madonna Louise Ciccone. Wait…scratch that. She probably does. She’s human, after all. But she’s not about to let excessive sweating and irritability stop her from making the world fall to their knees and succumb to her domination. When she’s not heating things with a […]