July 19, 2006

The LA Gay Rodeo

I think this year is the year I'll have to stop being an "LA Gay Rodeo" virgin. I've never been (in fact, I'd never even HEARD of it until I got the press release today), but my friend Tonya says it's a ton of fun. And I can't imagine anything cooler, so why the hell not?!

The LA Gay Rodeo takes place August 3 - 6 at the LA Equestrian Center in Burbank.

Posted by darlin at 4:54 PM

May 18, 2006

Ooh Baby I Love Your Way

Peter Frampton is playing the Brea Summerfest on June 4th.


For those of us in a certain age bracket, “Frampton Comes Alive” symbolizes our last fresh breath of childhood innocence. I still remember buying the two-record set for $4.99 in the Music Plus store at the Orange Mall. It was during a summer rainstorm.
The first time I french-kissed a girl was at church camp during that wonderful Summer of Frampton.
Soon after that, things got complicated. Kissing and Frampton were not enough anymore. We had to go to the next levels – second base, third base, Alice Cooper, and Kiss (the band). Before we knew it, we were corrupted, jaded, and on the pathway to punk rock.

Posted by Big Kev at 5:15 PM

November 20, 2005



Friday November 25th
Main Room:
Mad Sin
Barnyard Ballers
The Slanderin
Los Difuntos

Front Room:
Pete 1
Hellbound Saints
The Gallows
The Howlers
Bad Luck Bandits

Saturday November 26th
Mad Sin
The Rezurex
Coffin Draggers
The Formaldehydes

The Knitting Factory
7021 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 209
Hollywood , CA 90028
323 463 0204

All Ages, Doors at 6PM

Friday Presale $23
Saturday Presale $22
100 Limited Weekend Pass for $43 each

Special Limited 10 - VIP Backstage Weekend Pass Package
for $100 Includes: 2 Night Pass,Mad Sin T-Shirt,New CD,Backstage
Pass + Autographed Poster from the Band!

Tickets available at:
MY BABY JO- W. L.A. Culver City (310)558-9244
BIG EDs RECORDS in Long Beach (562)433-8601
SPITFIRE INT. Uptown Whittier (562)945-8970
MC MC @ Westfield Mall in Eagle Rock(323)258-2800
KAOS RECORDS in Covina (626)967-7802
TRASH CITY RECORDS in Monterey Park (323)727-0280
BLACK HOLE RECORDS in Fullerton (714)449-1788
RED ZONE Panorama City-SF valley (818)891-1446
"Get 10% off on your next purchase in Red Zone
w/a Mad Sin Presale Ticket!"...at the time of purchase only.
Box Office (323)463-0204 ext 122

Posted by Lucky at 9:17 PM

October 27, 2005

Noche De Los Muertos III


Long-awaited European psychobilly bands Banane Metalik & Evil Devil finally come to LA!!! So Halloween is on a Monday, boo hoo, this lineup more than makes up for it! See the Grease Demon site for more info.

The Key Club
9039 W Sunset Blvd
W. Hollywood, CA 90069

Two Nights of Musical Debauchery!

Sat Nov 5th

Hellbillys (SF)
Thee Merry Widows (SF)
Mad Marge and the Stonecutters
James Demons
The Hellevators

The Atomic Men @ The Demon Pit VIP Lounge

Sun Nov 6th

Coffin Draggers
Cosmic VooDoo
The Henchmen
Tabaltix (SF)
Black Rose Phantoms
Bloody Hollys
The Skunx

The Rockets & Sean Kama Acoustic @ The Demon Pit VIP Lounge

Get Your Tickets Now! www.KeyClub.com
$20.00 Pre-Sale / $23.00 Day of Show

Also Available at These Locations:
Big Ed's Records Inside Sugar Lee's
2146 E. 4th St
Long Beach, CA

Trash City Records
2412 S. Garfield Ave ..B
Monterey Park , CA 91754

657 N. Glendora Ave.
La Puente, CA US 91744


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October 26, 2005

Trash-o-matic MONSTER A-go-go


Hey there! Dig this:

This Sunday, October 30, Trash-o-matic Garbage A-go-go radio show is changing its name to Trash-o-matic MONSTER A-go-go!!!
Its gonna be a wild, rockin' Halloween party!!!!

Hear: Songs about creatures, mummies, vampires, zombies, ghosts,
skeletons, witches, haunted houses, monster parties and more!

Hear: A spooky Terror Tale from the Old Sea Hag!

Hear: An interview with the dirty old one man band Scott H. Biram!


Win: A pair of tickets to Suicide Girls Burlesque in L.A.!

All you've got to do is tune in to:

Trash-o-matic Monster A-go-go
Sunday Oct. 30th 10PM-Midnight
on KUCI 88.9FM in Irvine, CA
or LIVE ONLINE at www.kuci.org

Join Filthy Rotten (Hauntin') Wes for a perfect lead in to Halloween!!!

Posted by DJWanda at 2:12 PM

Trash-o-matic MONSTER A-go-go


Hey there! Dig this:

This Sunday, October 30, Trash-o-matic Garbage A-go-go radio show is changing its name to Trash-o-matic MONSTER A-go-go!!! It's gonna be a wild, rockin' Halloween party!!!!

Hear: Songs about creatures, mummies, vampires, zombies, ghosts,
skeletons, witches, haunted houses, monster parties and more!

Hear: A spooky Terror Tale from the Old Sea Hag!

Hear: An interview with the dirty old one man band Scott H. Biram!


Win: A pair of tickets to Suicide Girls Burlesque in L.A.!

All you've got to do is tune in to:

Trash-o-matic Monster A-go-go
Sunday Oct. 30th 10PM-Midnight
on KUCI 88.9FM in Irvine, CA
or LIVE ONLINE at www.kuci.org

Join Filthy Rotten (Hauntin') Wes for a perfect lead in to Halloween!!!

Posted by DJWanda at 2:12 PM

October 14, 2005

The Headless Hearsemen @ the Derby


featuring the Headless Hearsemen
Friday October 14, 2005
The Derby
4500 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Last time I caught the hearsemen, I think the thing that struck me the most (after my booty stopped shaking of it's own accord) was the diversity of the crowd... all types were there, you name it. Just goes to prove that great entertainment crosses all boundaries. :D

Posted by Lucky at 12:56 AM

October 10, 2005

Highwaymen Documentary


This Just In:
Morgan Neville's documentary about the Highwaymen, the legendary “supergroup” formed by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson will air this Friday.

CMT (Country Music Television):
Friday, Oct 14th @8pm/7pm central
With an encore on:
Saturday Oct 15th @10:30pm/9:30pm cen

Posted by DJWanda at 12:38 PM

October 8, 2005

Japan Invades!

This weekend LA turns even just a little bit more Japanese with three great arts events(click to supersize flyers):

Friday October 14th - Key Club - Hollywood
Battle of Ninjamanz
The Rezurex
Coffin Draggers
The Slanderin
The Formaldehydes
6pm, All Ages $13.50

Saturday October 15th - Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana
Battle of Ninjamanz
Black Rose Phantoms
The Skunx
6pm, All Ages $13.50

See Grease Demon website for more info


Saturday October 15th 12:00pm
Spook Show @ the Starlite Room - Long Beach
"3 of Japan's most dangerous pinstripers live and in person one day only... Makoto, Mr. G and Grimb will be here with tons of original artwork and will be pinstriping until the grave calls them back. Don't miss this opportunity to have something pinstriped by Japanese madmen!"

Posted by Lucky at 8:24 PM

October 3, 2005

One Word: Hillstomp


One Word: Hillstomp. You should see this band. You will thank me later, and especially if you catch them at the Pike Bar & Grill in Long Beach, where you can get some great food with the good music. (I prefer the Blackened Mushroom Tacos).

Hillstomp will be playing Tuesday, October 4 at the The Gypsy Lounge (23600 Rockfield Blvd # 3A in Lake Forest) with Jay Buchanan, Rocco deLuca and Stepside, and Wednesday, October 5 at The Pike in Long Beach (1836 E 4th St., Long Beach (562) 437-4453).


Go see this band.

Posted by DJWanda at 9:30 AM

September 21, 2005

Ms. Jen's Going Away Parties!

Ms. Jen (me), the editor and webmistress of Barflies.net, leaves early next week for graduate school in Ireland! Wahoo!

In the meantime, I am having two rockin' going away parties at Alex's Bar:

Thurs. Sept. 22, 2005 - Ms. Jen's Punk Rock Going Away Party with Channel Three (CH3), The Kissfits, The Irish Brothers, The Ignorant - $7

Fri. Sept. 23, 2005 - Ms. Jen's Swing Going Away Party with Royal Crown Revue, Viernes 13, Atomic Men - $10

Come on down and say hello/googbye!

Alex's Bar

2913 E. Anaheim (next to Auto Zone)
Long Beach, CA 90804

Posted by Ms. Jen at 8:28 AM

September 7, 2005

Ms. Jen's Moving Sale

Sat. Sept. 10, 2005
10am to 4pm

Ms. Jen's Moving Sale
329 E. Palmyra (between Grand & Center Sts.)
Orange, CA 92866

Antique, Vintage, and Contemporary
Furniture, Household Goods, and Clothes.
Come buy things and help me raise $ for Ireland*.

Yahoo Map: http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=329+E.+Palmyra&csz=Orange%2C+CA+92866&country=us&new=1&name=&qty=

* I leave for graduate school in Ireland on Sept. 27th.

** Going Away Party at Alex's on the 22nd & 23rd. http://www.alexsbar.com/calendar.html

Posted by Ms. Jen at 11:32 PM

August 27, 2005

Hollywood Showdown - Labor Day Weekend!


It's gonna be a blast, see y'all there! :D :D :D

The Hollywood Showdown # 6
September 2nd-4th, 2005
The Knitting Factory
7021 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA
$25/day pre-sale
All Ages!

Night # 1 @6pm Friday- Neo-Rockabilly-Psychobilly

ZOMBIE GHOST TRAIN (Australia) 1st Show in the U.S.
MEAN DEVILS (Portugal)
(Special Reunion Show)
Featuring "Jeff" of Tiger Army & The Rezurex!

Night # 2- @4pm Saturday- Psychobilly

THE REZUREX (members of Nekromantix & Tiger Army)

Night # 3 @4pm -Saturday- Rockabilly,50s R'n'B & Rock'n'Roll

LINDA GAIL LEWIS (GA) Jerry Lee's Sister
NU NILES (Spain)
MEAN DEVILS (Portugal)
LANCE LIPINSKY (Tribute to The Killer)

Pre-sale tickets at:

My Baby Jo- W.L.A. (310)558-9244
Big Eds Records-Long Beach(562)433-8601
Spitfire Interiors-Uptown Whittier(562)945-8970
MC MC- Eagle Rock (323)258-2800
Kaos Records- Covina (626)967-7802
Trash City Records-Monterey Park(323)727-0280
Knitting Factory-Hollywood(323)463-0204 ext 122
Purchase Online through Ticketweb.com

Posted by Lucky at 2:36 AM

August 18, 2005

The Psychos vs. The Crusties!

Plan 9 at Alex's Bar

Sat. August 20, 2005 : Alex's Bar

Don't miss Plan 9, Calavera, and Scarred for Life : Brought to you by Barflies.net's Ms. Jen!

Show Details: This Saturday at 2913 E. Anaheim St, Long Beach : only $7!

Posted by Ms. Jen at 10:47 PM

June 8, 2005

Hootennany 2005


Oh yes, it is summer in SoCal again, and it just wouldn't be complete without everyone's favorite annual redneck picnic. Although an outdoor festival in July is a bit of a meteorological crapshoot, last year's affair was balmy & breezy, as opposed to the previous year's bake-fest on the Cal State Fullerton soccer fields. Here's hoping the beautiful weather holds out... but bring a parasol & sunscreen just to be safe! :D

Hootennany 2005
July 2, 2005
Oak Canyon Park, Irvine CA
All Ages
$49.50 - $100

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April 2, 2005

Hot Chicks Cool Rides


Hot Chicks and Cool Rides
Sunday, April 3rd 2005
Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery
40 Mills Place
Pasadena, CA 91105

Car & Gallery Show featuring the art of:

Kent Bash
John Bell
Jack Butler
Michael Hussar
Robert LaDuke
David Perry
The Pizz
Dan Quarnstrom
Ed "Big Daddy" Roth
Keith Weesner
Robert Williams
S. Clay Wilson

Posted by Lucky at 1:04 AM

January 23, 2005




Location: EL CID, 4212 Sunset Blvd. Silverlake, CA

Doors Open AT 9:00, Showtime IS 10:00 P.M. - Cover: $15

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November 28, 2004

Charles Phoenix is a Genius!


Charles Phoenix - Art Historian, Kodachrome slide collector, and Histo-tainer - is also a genius! I saw his "God Bless Americana" show the day after Thanksgiving and yes, I am giving thanks that I did! I'm telling everyone I know (that means you) to get off your tushy and get over to the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood to see his Retro Holiday Slide Show, which runs through January 2, 2005.

Phoenix, who collects vintage Kodacrome slides from the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s, puts them all together in various themes (vacations, holidays, Disneyland) and shows them in small theaters. He narrates them himself, without amplification, and what impresses me most is his exhaustive knowledge of retro-history. He's also funny as hell.

Make it a point to catch his show, buy his books, or take one of his tours.


Photos courtesy of Charles Phoenix's Slide of the Week. Used with permission. Go to Godblessamericana.com to join.

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November 22, 2004

Mad Sin West Coast Tour 2004

....and a bit of the south, LOL! These boys are some of my absolute favorite sickos - I wouldn't miss them for the world and you shouldn't either!


Dates as of 11/23/04:

Nov 25th, 2004: Los Alamitos, CA - Starting Gate Saloon (18+)
Nov 26th, 2004: Corona, CA - Showcase Theatre (all ages)
Nov 27th, 2004: San Bernandino, CA - Lyrics
Nov 28th, 2004: Whittier, CA - Ibiza (all ages)
Nov 30th, 2004: Hollywood, CA - Knitting Factory (Hellcat's Give Em The Boot Record Release Party! - all ages)
Dec 01st, 2004: Long Beach, CA - Alex' Bar
Dec 03rd, 2004: Las Vegas, NV - The Boston
Dec 04th, 2004: San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Dec 05th, 2004: Orlando, FL - Screamers

for more info see website: Mad Sin

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September 28, 2004

West Coast Wreckers Ball 2

i'll see you there........ MUHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

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September 19, 2004

Heidi's Night of Beauty at the Echo - September 19, 2004


Heidi’s Night of Beauty Yard Sale-BRAT Fashion Show with THE SUPERSUCKERS!!!

Sunday, Sept 19 at 3pm
BBQ/Beauty/Bar/Bands/BRAT Fashion Show

Place: The Echo: 1822 Sunset Blvd between Alvarado & Echo Park Blvd
*There’s tons of free parking! Street parking, as well as a massive free lot: head east on Sunset past The Echo, & turn right on the first street, which is Lemoyne. You will see the lot on your left.

What really happens at HNOB?:
*Try out & buy some of your fave beauty brands super-discounted: Urban Decay, Benefit, Tony & Tina, Nars, Air Craft, & Mark, to name a few
* Buy the latest from Chimni, Monkey Cymbal Marching Band, mas.con, Impale, Defile, & Glamorous Rockstar Fashion Design, DJ Rabiola as well as Kimi Ray’s one-of-a-kind vintage jewelry.
* Spruce up for a good cause: Manicures, Massage, Eyebrows, & Updo’s minus the salon ‘tude
*See into your beauty future with 15 minute readings by Christina Cooper
*% of all proceeds to benefit Angel Pals, the Los Angeles Entertainment Auxiliary of Childhelp USA

Heidi’s Night of Beauty ManifestoHeidi’s Night of Beauty was launched two years ago as a multi-media ALTERNATIVE to the fear-mongering & harsh judgments of conventional beauty zeitgeist. At HNOB, you can make out, make a deal, make a friend, make art, make noise, & make peace with your perceived flaws. Self-improvement & self-destruction taste much better with a soundtrack & a cocktail shared with comrades, new & old. Both are welcome at HNOB

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Heidi's Night of Beauty at the Echo - September 19, 2004


Heidi’s Night of Beauty Yard Sale-BRAT Fashion Show with THE SUPERSUCKERS!!!

Sunday, Sept 19 at 3pm
BBQ/Beauty/Bar/Bands/BRAT Fashion Show

Place: The Echo: 1822 Sunset Blvd between Alvarado & Echo Park Blvd
*There’s tons of free parking! Street parking, as well as a massive free lot: head east on Sunset past The Echo, & turn right on the first street, which is Lemoyne. You will see the lot on your left.

What really happens at HNOB?:
*Try out & buy some of your fave beauty brands super-discounted: Urban Decay, Benefit, Tony & Tina, Nars, Air Craft, & Mark, to name a few
* Buy the latest from Chimni, Monkey Cymbal Marching Band, mas.con, Impale, Defile, & Glamorous Rockstar Fashion Design, DJ Rabiola as well as Kimi Ray’s one-of-a-kind vintage jewelry.
* Spruce up for a good cause: Manicures, Massage, Eyebrows, & Updo’s minus the salon ‘tude
*See into your beauty future with 15 minute readings by Christina Cooper
*% of all proceeds to benefit Angel Pals, the Los Angeles Entertainment Auxiliary of Childhelp USA

Heidi’s Night of Beauty ManifestoHeidi’s Night of Beauty was launched two years ago as a multi-media ALTERNATIVE to the fear-mongering & harsh judgments of conventional beauty zeitgeist. At HNOB, you can make out, make a deal, make a friend, make art, make noise, & make peace with your perceived flaws. Self-improvement & self-destruction taste much better with a soundtrack & a cocktail shared with comrades, new & old. Both are welcome at HNOB

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September 16, 2004

Derby Dolls : Hellraiser II

The L.A. Derby Dolls roller derby gals are having a big fundraiser and party this Saturday (9/18/04) at their new digs in Chinatown.

hellraiser2invite.jpg WHAT: Hellraiser II, a carnival-themed fundraiser including: Dunk-a-Doll, Pie Eating Contest, Velcro Wall, Sumo Suit Wrestling, fun games, AMAZING prizes, DJs, and much, much more...
WHO: 21 and over ONLY!
WHEN: Saturday, September 18th
Doors open at 8 pm
WHERE: The Dollhouse
1460 Naud Street in Los Angeles
HOW MUCH: $10 before 10 pm
$15 after 10 pm (cash only)**
VIP: $25 VIP ticket includes admission to L.A. Derby Dolls roller derby match on the rooftop (10 - 11 pm), panoramic views and private bar
MUSICAL GUESTS: Los Mysterioso (at approx. 11 pm)

**please bring cash with you as there are no ATM machines

Alex's Bar is catering the event so make sure you say hey to Alex, Stacey, and Jenny. Alex's band Los Mysteriosos are playing, and I do believe the Ms. Fits and the Bolides will also be playing but I don't have a confirmation on this. I unfortunately will be holding down the fort in Long Beach.

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July 8, 2004

VonFranco & Friends @ Bahooka!


If you've never been to Bahooka Restaurant in Rosemead, this is an excellent opportunity to check out one of Southern California's few remaining Polynesian palaces. Boasting of over 100 fishtanks, the dusty nautical decor harkens back to the ribs & grog steakhouses of the mid-century. Now a bit lackluster, it is still a fun excursion for any retrophile. Last time I hit up Bahooka there was over a two hour wait, so make reservations if you can!

VonFranco & Friends Tiki Farm Show
Saturday, July 10, 2004
Bahooka Restaurant
4501 N. Rosemead Blvd.
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 285-1241/285-7514

Von Franco & Friends Tiki Show

J.R. McNasty Productions presents, The Von Franco & Friends Tiki Show, Saturday, July 10th, 2004. The event will be held at the Bahooka Restaurant in Rosemead, California from 7:30pm-11:30pm.

The show will feature Tiki art by Von Franco, carvings by Crazy AL, bamboo creations by Bamboo Ben, and mugs from Tiki Farm. Each artist will be debuting new art and merchandise, including one-of-a-kind pieces, custom items celebrating the event and a special limited edition collaboration from all four artists. Bahooka signature drinks will be available in the events collectable Tiki Farm mug, and just added a Tiki slide show presentation by Doug Nason.

The Bahooka is one of the few remaining tiki restaurants and is the perfect setting for this showcase of artists. No admission charge for the show. Call 626-285-1241 for dinner reservations (reservations highly recommended). Parking is free but limited space is available.

All hail the Tiki!!!!

About the artists:

Von Franco-- Von Franco got started with the influence of Von Dutch and Big Daddy Roth, but took it to a whole other level. He is considered a master of the pinstriping community, an amazing airbrush artist and a pioneer of the Kustom Kulture scene. While living in Hawaii in the early 70s, he studied the art of Tikis and the surf movement, an influence that is obvious in his Tiki paintings and products of today. Both Von Franco and his work have been seen in movies, television, books and countless magazines.

Crazy AL-- A native of the South West, Sculptor Crazy AL Evans got his tiki influence from a variety of sources. Kachina dolls, Trader Vics in downtown Scottsdale, trips to Hawaii, his fathers Hawaiian shirts, and a Hawaii 5-0 habit all played a large part of his childhood. In 1990, during his education at Art Center Pasadena, AL started carving tiki necklaces for the OC surf band The Swinging Tikis. The band dubbed him Crazy AL for his on-stage and on-bar antics. In 1992, AL established his company Crazy ALs Bone Productions which brings you all of his Manic Whittling recreated in affordable resin casts. Since 1997, his very unique and intricately carved large tikis have spread from Hawaii to New York City. Crazy AL also carves tikis live on-stage with his tropical themed band APE!

Bamboo Ben-- Bamboo Ben is one of the leading artists of tropical decor and bamboo work in Southern California today. His work echoes the passions of his Grandfather, Eli Hedley, who is known as the "original Beachcomber." Over the past decade, Bamboo Ben has been spotlighted in many print and film media including a feature article in Orange Coast Magazine. He has also generated an impressive clientele. From tiki bars for MGM Studios (Windtalkers' Production) to tropical pleasures for Hollywood producers, rockers, corporate heads to the largest coffee tycoon known to date; Bamboo Ben is always original. No art piece is alike. Located in Huntington Beach, Bamboo Ben creates in his studio weekly. The store door, operated by Mrs. Bamboo, opens to the public on Saturday and Sunday and displays Bamboo Ben's creations ranging from tiki bars to king size beds.

Tiki Farm-- In the Fall of 2000, Holden Westland, took up a lease on a 1,400 square foot industrial building. With about a dozen products in his line-up, he created Tiki Farm, Inc, San Clemente CAs based tiki mug manufacturer. Tiki Farm is now in over 3,000 stores worldwide, has over 100 designs, and resides in a new 5,000+ square foot facility. Tiki Farm has dedicated itself to making the finest tiki mugs available to the public, showcasing new artists, and making future collectables. Honoring traditions of the past, Tiki Farm has created several replicas of historical mugs, all done with the same level of quality and attention to detail as the originals. Tiki Farm mugs can be found in restaurants, theme parks, nightclubs and are in many surf shops as well.

For more information contact J.R. McNasty Productions at: jrmcnastyproductions@yahoo.com

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June 24, 2004

Club Mai Tai at the Continental Thursday, June 24

Lovely Ladies Enjoying Club Mai Tai

DJ Dan Dynotone will be at the super swanky Continental Room Thursday June 24th from 10pm till 1am, spinning ALL types of music from the 50's, 60's, 70's & 80's.

Barflies' own lovely DJ Wanda be joining Dan as a special guest so don't miss it!

The Continental Room is located at: 115 W. Santa Fe Ave Fullerton, CA

Admission is free!

21 & over

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June 14, 2004

Battle of the Surfing Bands (SF)


Battle of the Surfing Bands
Benefit for KFJC
Saturday, June 20 2004
The Hotel Utah, fourth & Bryant, San Francisco

4:30 - The Skegs
4:50 - The Corsairs
5:10 - Surf Cinema
5:30 - The Aquamarines
5:50 - The Surf-Liners
6:10 - The Mach IV
6:30 - The Pyronauts
6:50 - The Neptunes
7:10 - The Lava Rats
7:30 - The Hypnotic IV
7:50 - Splashback
8:10 - The Sub-Mersians
8:30 - Pollo Del Mar
8:50 - The Berzerkers
9:10 - Surf Jam???
**times subject to change

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June 8, 2004

5th Annual Rat Fink Party


Lessons I learned from previous years: a) leave early, traffic on the 101 will most likely be horrible mid-afternoon! b) the valley can be soooo frikkin' hot!!! Not that either of those things will deter me, I'll be there early this year, armed with sunscreen & a lot of water!

Moldy Marvin's 5th Annual Rat Fink Party
and Kustom Kulture Extravaganza

Saturday, June 12, 2004
20915 Osborn St.
Canoga Park, CA
10am to 5pm-ish
Free Admission

10:30- 11:00am The Switchblades

11:30- 12:00pm Southbound 151

12:30- 1:00pm Hypnotic IV

1:30- 2:00pm Deadbillys

2:30- 3:00pm The Black Shadows

3:30- 4:00pm Danny Dean & The Homewreckers

4:30- 5:00pm The Devilheads

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May 11, 2004

Last Remaining Seats 2004


"Each June for the last seventeen years the Los Angeles Conservancy has been presenting classic films in the historic theaters of Broadway. In a time when most movies are viewed on television screens or in the unremarkable box-like spaces of the multiplex, an evening of film in one of Broadway's opulent entertainment palaces has a magic that transports viewers to another time,another place --"

Continue reading, view photos of the glorious movie palaces of Los Angeles's past & purchase tickets at the LA Conservancy's homepage. Make sure to get your tickets as far as possible in advance, as this yearly event sells out quickly!

The Last Remaining Seats
Sponsored by the Los Angeles Conservancy

All shows begin at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

June 2 Some Like It Hot - Los Angeles Theatre
June 9 Sunrise - Orpheum Theatre
June 16 Gold Diggers of 1935 - Alex Theatre
June 23 La Otra - Orpheum Theatre
June 30 It Happened One Night - Los Angeles Threatre
July 7 Shanghai Express - Orpheum Theatre

$73+, entire series
$13-17 per individual showing

Photo: Tom Zimmerman

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May 5, 2004

Tiki Oasis After Party


DJ Jonee and others from Sinking With The Ship.
DJs start at 8:00, bands at 9:00

Bigfoot Lodge



As a cap off for the yearly Tiki News-Caliente Tropics sponsored Tiki Oasis weekender in Palm Springs, we are bringing four Tiki Oasis bands to perform for you here in Los Angeles on Sunday May 9th. The Oasis features all that is Tiki; a daytime bazzare, live entertainment, DJs, slides, film and lots of exotic drinks. THE MAI-KAI GENTS, LUSHY, SESKU ROBA and PROJECT PIMENTO will make a bee-line from The Oasis to the Bigfoot for a Sunday Evening of Hawaianna, Theremin and Exotica.

PROJECT PIMENTO: Fresh from their scintillating performance at the ultimate lounge exotica experience, the Tiki Oasis 2004 in Palm Springs, we give you project: pimento - a San Francisco-based band with a potent cocktail of hypnotic sounds from the Theremin mixed with swanky lounge tunes from the 40s, 50, and 60s then played in a space-age pop style with hints of jazz, swing and bossa nova sprinkled on top - all for your listening pleasure!

SESKU ROBA: The way out sounds from LA's own spaced out Theremin and disco ball nunchucks duo will be specially tailored to celebrate all that is TIKI. Beyond easy listening, Seksu Roba's electronic sound comes from a dimension where sex and space go together like fruit and rum. Expect vivid visual and aural pleasure.

LUSHY is a Seattle band devoted to creating a refreshing international style, which blends influences from exotica, jazz and Latin to French pop, ska and lounge. The sounds produced by the band are a post-modern mlange of jazzy, exotica, space-age tiki-Latin surf funk: always interesting, listenable, and danceable. Drawing on the best in modern technology and inspired electric and acoustic playing, the band plays original and unique music. Their performances draw on a keen sense of musicality coupled with a dash of humour, tempered by a good dose of humility and a sense of the absurd. Lushy's debut album on Dionysus delivers a sound firmly rooted in their inspirations, but by no means derivative or copyist!

THE MAIKAI GENTS FEATURING THE MYSTERIOUS MISS MAUNA LOA: The lilting melodies and romantic crooning of The Maikai Gents will call you back to the Hawaii's yesteryears. With softly strumming ukulele and guitars along with beautiful vocal harmonies and the swaying hips of The Mysterious Miss Mauna Loa, The Maikai Gents have created a rare and wonderful phenomenon: a musical group that can entertain and delight audiences anywhere from senior centers to ultra-hip young urbanite soirees. Let their music beckon you to your island paradise.

Bigfoot Lodge

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March 30, 2004

Viva Las Vegas 7


Here it comes! 5 days of unbridled debauchery in Sin City!

Viva Las Vegas 7
April 8-11, 2004
Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

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March 11, 2004

SXSW 2004 - Bring It On!


The fun is about to begin!

Interactive - March 12-16
Film - March 12-20
Music - March 17-21

Austin Convention Center
Austin, Texas

Best wishes to all of the Barflies.net folks who are attending! :-D

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January 7, 2004

Wreckers Ball 2004 - Sin Through Democracy?

In a gesture of unbridled impartiality (hmmm...we'll see how well that works out), the opening slots of the 2004 Wreckers Ball, scheduled for Halloween weeekend 2004 in Pomona, CA will be decided by online voting:

"YOU will vote for what bands you want to see get into the big show. There will be 3 rounds. As of now there are 28 bands who have signed up to be in the contest. Out of all the bands who end up signing on, you will vote for the top 15 then in the second round you will vote for the top 6 and for the last round only the top 3 vote getters will get into the big show. Whoever has the highest votes will get to choose what day they play. Go to the DSD website or click on this link and vote NOW http://vote.sparklit.com/web_poll.spark/805660 the first round of voting ends January 20th, The Second Round end January 31st and the last round ends February 14th and the WB 2 Site will be launched. The line up for the Wreckers Ball 2 @ The Glasshouse October 20th-31st will be announced."

So go vote, but please please pleeeease do all of us one little favor: if you friend/brother/sister/lover/whoever's band is in the contest, and they suck and you know it.....SPARE THE REST OF US AND DON'T VOTE FOR THEM! No one will know, you can lie about it - it is just a little white lie meant to protect their feelings, so it will be done out of goodwill and won't be counted against you when they're deciding your fate... in hell. >;-P

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December 24, 2003

New Year's Eve in Southern California

New Year's Eve 2004

The big night is only one week from tonight, what should you do for New Year's Eve 2003 in SoCal? Yes, Wed. Dec. 31, 2003.... Here is the scoop:

Deke Dickerson and the Eccophonics, Vicky Tafoya, Moonlight Cruisers @ Doll Hut, 714-533-1286

Detroit Cobras, The Starlite Desperation, Peelander-Z @ Spaceland, 213-833-2843

Dragons, FuriousIV, Sin Sin 77 @ Casbah, 619-232-4355

Fishbone, Aggrolites @ Fais Do-Do, 323.954.8080

Flock of Goo Goo, Johnny Stab and the Stab Stab Stabs - New Wave Prom* Promo Photos, Fun and great music! @ Alex's Bar, 562-434-8292

James Intveld @ Blue Cafe, 562-983-7111

The Reverend Horton Heat, The Deadbillys @ The Majestic Ventura Concert Theatre, 805-653-0721

Royal Crown Revue @ Viper Room, 310-358-1880

Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums @ The Derby, 323-663-8979

The Sweet & Tender Hooligans, Ants Invasion @ Knitting Factory, 323-463-0204

Truly Lover Trio @ Purple Orchid, 310-384-3686

*Yours truly - Ms. Jen and DJ Wanda will be the Prom Photographer's at Alex's Bar for New Wave Prom. Come on down and join us!

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December 12, 2003

A Very Petty Booka Xmas


Cute Japanese punk rock go-go cowgirls on the ukulele? What more could you ask for for Christmas? Petty Booka hits the west coast this month to spread a little holiday cheer. Hit up their website for dates/locations.

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December 8, 2003

Mooneyes Xmas Show 2003


Sat, December 13, 2003
STAR - Sherrif's Academy
11515 Colima
Whittier, CA 90605

Goofy Foots - 10:30AM
Hot Rod Trio - 12:00AM
Dynotones - 1:30PM

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December 7, 2003

Heidi's Night of Beauty at the Viper Room

This Tuesday night, Dec. 9, 2003, the fabulous Ms. Heidi is holding her Heidi's Night of Beauty at the Viper Room in West Hollywood.

Here is Heidi's announcement:

Please come celebrate Heidis Night of Beauty at our new home The Viper Room Tuesday 12.09 for a spectacular night of Beauty, Boys, & Shooting Stars

All your HNOB faves make-overs, martini-manicure special (The fab manicurist does eyebrow threading too), & Sherry the Hair Babe. Guest make-up artist Bella Beretta will fix your face, then rock your world with a dazzling burlesque performance fresh from Tease-O-Rama. Double dose of FREE TREATS courtesy of Urban Decay & Air Craft Cosmetics.

HNOB beauty stations will run from 7:30-9:30pm. Admission is free until 9pm w/the HNOB invite so only forward to the worthy. Phantom Planet will hit at 10pm

Yours in beauty,

Heidi :)

View the Flyer

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October 30, 2003

Punk Rock Craft Fair


"Hippi3 ti3-dy3 dreamcatch3r crap need not apply. "
(words have been changed to protect the sanity of our blog tools)

Sunday, December 14 2003 3-9 pm
6021 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

Also in Boston, December 13.

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October 29, 2003

Shock-O-Rama 2003

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Friday November 21, 2003 7pm
Vine Theater
6321 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA
$15 adv/$20 door

Freaky films, bands & burlesque all-nighter
Featuring Gitane Demone, Penis Flytrap, and Dirty Sanchez
Mistress Persephone, Julie Strain

"Los Angeles, CA---November 21-22, 2003---Los Angeles-based Anxiety Films is at it again, scheduling their third annual Shock-O-Rama-A-Go-Go 24-hour film-a-thon...

...for November 21-22, 2003. The festival will take place at the Vine Theatre (6321 Hollywood Blvd) in Hollywood, CA. Doors will open at 7pm on Friday night and wont close until at least 2 A.M. on Sunday morning. Bursting at the seams with celebrities and extravagant perquisites (including a chance to ogle the luscious girls of Suicidegirls.com, Mistress Satanica, and the lovely Julie Strain), this years Shock-O-Rama will be hosted by Sham The Famous Hooker, and Count Smokula. Other guests include: DON EDMONDS (Ilsa: She Wolf of the S.S., Ilsa: Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks), TED V. MIKELS (Blood Orgy of the She Devils, Doll Squad), JULIE STRAIN (The Rowdy Girls, Sex Court) and a number of additional surprise guests to shock and astonish you. Friday night will feature this years hottest B-movie bands, and Saturday night will feature the hottest Burlesque show in the world. More than twenty films will be presented, including our Gross Out Shorts program. Midnight Movie devotees will welcome old favorites such as: Ilsa: Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks, Basket Case, Doll Squad, Eaten Alive, Zombie Holocaust, Two Orphan Vampires, and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. The discerning moviegoer will thrill at the chance to see the world premiere of Flesh for the Beast on the big screen. Those who loved ED WOOD long before his recent resurgence in popularity wont want to miss the classic Glen Or Glenda. And dont miss our Asian Invasion with such flicks as Battle Royale, Versus, and many, many more. Prizes and giveaways from select sponsors will be in high demand. A wide array of DVDs, videos, t-shirts, buttons, and an abundance of other B-movie and horror movie merchandise will be available for purchase. And, of course, all attendees are strongly encouraged, but by no means required, to come in costume. Saturday night will feature a Come dressed as Bettie Page costume contest, with a prize, to benefit those who dare to lobby against laws restricting Lap Dances at Strip Clubs. -more- 2001s Shock-O-Rama-A-Go-Go was described as a messy, frightening, eerie, rude, unruly, and anarchical, nonstop scarathon by the LA New Times. L. A. Weekly called Shock-O-Rama a grueling gross-a-thon that didnt disappoint, especially when the overnighters, sipping alcohol out of colostomy bags, began to talk to the screen a la Mystery Science Theatre 3000. And surely this politically troubled year will unearth veritable legions of movie buffs eager to, as the LA Downtown News quoted Anxiety Films president ERIC S. EICHELBERGER as saying, get their aggression out along with their fill of blatant sex, violence, and ultimate gore. Those esoteric souls who do feel the need to question (but not countermand) their eccentric and violent tastes will have the opportunity to stimulate their brains in a series of lectures and subsequent Q-and-A sessions with the festivals special guests. Don Edmonds will be on hand to discuss his latest projects, his fascination with Nazi Women, and his upcoming project with Dave Friedman. Ted V. Mikels will give it to us with his analysis of the exploitation girl-gang flick. Julie Strain will tell us about her latest involvement with TROMAs upcoming Tales From the Crapper and her film Blood Gnome. Finally, if youve had enough of talk and are ready for some action, then thrill to the rocking B-Movie bands who will be thrilling you on Friday Night! Prepare yourself, because after Fridays Asian Invasion has got you worked up to a frenzy, Saturday night Mistress Satanica, The Fishnet Floozies, the girls from RolleyDerby, The Suicide Girls, and Sweetloaf will thrill us with the hottest Burlesque show this side of a Texas Topless Hootenanny. Shock-O-Rama tickets start at $15 in advance, but will be available at the door for $20however, it is strongly suggested that you purchase your ticket in advance, as this event is expected to sell out. Tickets can be purchased at www.anxietyfilms.com and will also be available at Arons Records in Hollywood. Ample parking is a mere $5, and is located across the street. Guests are encouraged to bring sleeping bags and pillows. Guests are also encouraged to Audience Participate or as Anxiety Films organizer Eric S. Eichelberger like to call it yell insults back at the screen a la Mystery Science Theatre 3000. Those looking for a very quiet, serious cinema experience of quality Hollywood Studio films are strongly encouraged not to attend. For more information, email Anxiety Films at info@anxietyfilms.com or call (323) 666-2871, or visit http://www.anxietyfilms.com.

SCHEDULE: Friday November 21, 2003: 7 PM Doors Open, Prizes for early-birds, giveaways for Flesh For The Beast West Coast Premiere 7:30 Flesh For the Beast West Coast Premiere! 9PM Ilsa: Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks Screens (35mm print) Introduction by director Don Edomonds, Q and A following the film 11PM Gitane Demone, formerly from Christian Death performs LIVE on stage with her new band! 11:30 PM Penis Flytrap performs LIVE on stage Saturday, November 22, 2003: 12:00 AM Dirty Sanchez performs LIVE on stage (tentative) 12:30 AM Asian Invasion Begins! 12:30 AM Versus (from 35 mm print) 2:00 AM Battle Royale on the big screen! 3:30 AM Eaten Alive 5:00 AM Zombie Holocaust 6:30 AM Ed Woods Glen Or Glenda 8:00 AM Jean Rollins Two Orphan Vampires 9: 30 AM Breakfast Break! 10: 00 AM Horror Shorts Program (Independent Horror Shorts!) 11:00 AM Teenage Tupolo (A dirty Burlesque freakshow by John Michael McCarthy) 12:30 PM Fear of a Limp Planet (Planetary Premiere!) 2:00 PM Blood Gnome w/ Julie Strain (World Premiere) Intro by Julie and Lizzy Strain, Q and A following the film with Julie and Lizzy Strain! 3:30 PM Death Bed: The Bed That Eats 16mm Print! (World Premiere) 5:00 PM Basket Case with Frank Hennenlotters blessing! 6:30 PM I Drink Your Blood With introduction by director, Q and A afterwards (tentative) 8:00 PM Doll Squad 35mm print (only one in known existence) Intro by director Ted V. Mikels, Q and A after the film, Ted V. Mikels will be on hand to sign autographs after the screening! 10: 00 PM Burlesque-O-Rama Your MC, erotic ultra-vixen MISTRESS PERSEPHONE. With Sweetloaf, Mistress Satanica, Fishnet Floozies, B-moviegirls, and the Suicidegirls from Suicidegirls.com (tentative) 11:00 PM The Sharp Ease (From Los Angeles) 11:30 PM T.V. Sheriff (tentative) 12: 00 PM Beyond the Valley of the Dolls 35 mm print! Subsequent Q and A with some of the original cast members. 2:00 AM After-Party with booze at undisclosed location! Very important, If you are planning on bringing booze to the event, be discreet, this is privately owned theatre. The management doesnt like booze. This isnt the Downtown Palace. If you plan to bring booze, my suggestion is this: Bring a flask, buy a soda, dump the flask in your soda, and go to your car and refill the flask. I stress this. If you want to drink, please be discreet. I dont want people to get busted by the management of the theatre. Also, very important: Audience participation is encouraged! Bring pillows and sleeping bags! If you are looking for a quiet movie going experience, please dont come here, we will not be issuing refunds. Also, also very important, films that are not listed as screening from prints are screened from DVD. The reason we do this is A) to keep costs down and B) Because with a platter projection system you can show a maximum of 6 prints in a 48 hour period. THANKS! Buy tickets NOW!! at http://www.anxietyfilms.com"

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October 28, 2003

Halloween Haunts

Throwrag, Aug. 14, 2003 at the El Rey, photo by Ms. Jen

Halloween this year in SoCal / LA area is shaping up to be extra scary with our world on fire and a week of ashes floating through the air, but relief is on the way with cooler temps, a possibility of moisture, and an amazing line-up of Halloween night live music shows and concerts:


Big Sandy & The Fly Rite Boys, Sleazy Surfers - Halloween Costume Contest @ Doll Hut, 714-533-1286

Busstop Hurricanes @ Continental, 714-526-4529

Flogging Molly @ House of Blues - Anaheim, 714-778-2583

Me First & the Gimmee Gimmees on the Jimmy Kimmel Show (find a TV)

Queens of the Stone Age, The Cramps, Tomahawk, Masters of Reality @ Greek Theatre, 213-480-3232

Throwrag, Menace - Halloween Ball @ Alex's Bar, 562-434-8292

Truly Lover Trio @ Purple Orchid, 310-322-5829

Thursday, Thrice, Coheed and Cambria @ Hollywood Pallidium, 213-480-3232

Velvet Hammer Burlesque @ Derby, 323-663-8979


DJ Wanda, David Irish, and I will be at the Throwrag Halloween Ball at Alex's, and Ms. Lauren will be attending the Velvet Hammer Burlesque at the Derby. Anyone else?

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October 27, 2003

"This is not a haunted house..."

...but a living exhibition of the degenerate soul."

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If the average boo-hoo haunted house just doesn't cut it for you, if you truly need something depraved, then the Institute of Mental Decay, sponsored by the Los Angeles Cacophony Society looks to be severely disturbing. They're still looking for participants, so if you have any "medical fetishes, animal costumes, castration fantasies or hospital equipment", they neeeeed YOU. They're also looking for anyone "born with a tail" and "as many monkeys as we can find"....

Happy Haunting! Bwahahahahaha........

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October 19, 2003

Hacienda Brothers Sunday!


I just got back from the 2nd Sunday afternoon/evening of the Hacienda Brothers - featuring Dave Gonzalez of The Paladins and the SoCal famed Chris Gaffney - at the Doll Hut. The Hacienda Brothers played roarin' honky tonky and old time country music. A true delight to the ears on a Sunday afternoon.

The Hacienda Brothers will be back at the Doll Hut next Sunday the 26th of October and again on Sun. Nov. 23rd with The Paladins for a Doll Hut Benefit just before Thanksgiving.

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October 13, 2003

2nd Annual So Cal Ukulele Festival

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Workshops, Luau & Concert
Saturday, October 18 2003
Cerritos & Seal Beach CA

See website (click above) for full details
on activities and performers.

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October 3, 2003

The Haunted Doll House


A little somethin' to start your month off in a spoooooky way!

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September 29, 2003

Flametrick Subs This Weekend


The best band I saw at the Las Vegas Rockaround wasn't even at the Gold Coast - it was the two hour live set that The Flametrick Subs played at the Double Down Saloon BEFORE they went on for the Rockaround (at 3 a.m. no less!)

Don't miss their messed up antics Friday at the Doll Hut (with Devil Doll) or Saturday at the All Star Lanes Bowl-a-Rama with The Hyperions and The Irish Brothers.

The last time the Flametrick Subs played was at the Liquid Den in Huntington Beach to a crowd of about seven (me and all my friends). Don't let this happen again!

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September 5, 2003

Enchanted Tiki Room 40th Anniversary


In the not-too-distant past(i.e., last year), the Enchanted Tiki Room was slated to become a food court. But thanks to the efforts of mid-century preservationists (or more likely to corporate greed), this year Disneyland's Polynesian Pop Palace is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary, complete with commemorative seriagraph and merchandise by Shag

Opens Wednesday, September 20, 2003
Artist Signing: 10am-1pm
Disneyana Shop, Main Street, Disneyland
**Yes, you have to pay the entrace fee to see the exhibit & buy the goodies**

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August 29, 2003

Kings of Nuthin'!

Kings of Nuthin - photo by Jen Hanen

Last night at the Doll Hut, Boston's Kings of Nuthin' were on FIRE! The eight man band delivers fiery, ultra-raw, early rock'n'soul - Loud guitar, pounding drums, rhythmic bass, 3 saxophones, haulin' piano, with whiskey growl vocals.

The Kings of Nuthin' are out on the West Coast for a few dates over Labor Day wekend, do not miss them:

August 28 @ The Doll Hut, Anaheim CA
August 29 @ Jillians, Las Vegas NV
August 30 @ Flannery's, Palm Springs CA
August 31 @ The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA

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August 26, 2003

Burning Man

Most of the folks I know who go to Burning Man tend to be techies and art folk, but I have not heard of any of my music friends and acquaintances talk of the festival in the Nevada Desert. Anyone here going this year or have gone in the past?

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August 17, 2003

Pit Fire...


This afternoon/evening, I went to my first Pit Fire Productions All Ages Sunday Matinee at the Knitting Factory LA with Channel 3 and Union 13. I am here to report that the show was good.

When I was a small chicklette, all ages shows in the SoCal area were really all ages. They were held at bars that had a license that allowed for the younger set to also attend. Sometime since the late 1980s, this has all changed. With the exception of clubs/bars that have had all ages liquor licenses that pre-date 1987, every club that now has all ages has no bar, only candy and slurpees.

Well, you say, this is good, it keeps kids out of trouble. Bullshit. They just drink or do drugs in the parking lot before the show, and then sit around listlessly during the bands. Ever been to Chain Reaction or Showcase Theatre? Can we say bored, listless, out of it kids? And exceptionally boring if you are over 3...

There is something to be said about a place that the over 21s want to come to as well has allowing the under 21s to attend. There is energy. The youngins get excited, they are animated, they have to act cool because they are with the big kids. The big kids are usually cool and don't buy drinks for the little ones. It all works.

I am glad that the Pit Fire Productions folks have convinced the Knitting Factory LA to have afternoon/evening shows in the front bar/lobby of the venue that is all ages. This evening's show had folks from 13-43, all enjoying themselves, laughing, hanging out, watching the bands, and singing along. The bartender was a wee bit bored, but I tipped him well.

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August 7, 2003

Manic Hispanic next Thurs at the El Rey


Manic Hispanic and Throwrag will be playing a $5 show at the movie premier of Quiksilver's Circle One at the El Rey on Thurs. Aug. 14th at 8pm.

Tickets can be purchased at the El Rey website.

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August 6, 2003

Dogtown Fest Postponed

I am not sure why but the Dogtown Fest in Santa Monica this upcoming weekend has been cancelled - postponed until further notice.

This includes both the Skating events on Saturday and the big concert at the Santa Monica Civic on Sunday with the Adolescents, et al. From the Dogtown Fest website:

The Downtown in Dogtown Fest scheduled Aug 9 - 10, 2003 has been postponed until futher notice.
All pay pal customers will have their accounts credited with a refund. All Ticket Web customers will recieve refunds from Ticket Web. All DT shop patrons will recieve refunds from their respective shops.
The event will be retooled and rescheduled at a time in the near future with new promotion.
We regret any inconvienience this has caused anyone, and hope to see you all soon!
Keep Skating!

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Tiki Oasis IV


May 7-9, 2004
Palm Springs, California
Tickets: $40/person

Rooms booked for the weekend at the preferred hotels include 2 tickets to the festivities. Yes, this is pretty early notice, but this event keeps on getting bigger and bigger!

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July 30, 2003


McDonald's history tour
Saturday, August 16, 2003 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Meet at the world's oldest McDonald's
10207 Lakewood @ Florence, Downey
email cityofthefuture@webtv.net or call 213-484-0877 for tickets
$40 per person.

Ticket price includes museum admissions, snacks, water, air-conditioned luxury motor coach transportation, all-day parking and lunch.

This just came down the wire from Otto at the Tiki News:

This spectacular event has just been announced by famed LA Modernist and protector of architectural history Mr. Chris Nichols. Hope you will join us on August 16 on this first-of-it's-kind tour.

McHistorians Chris Nichols and Ross Plesset present a bus tour exploring the legacy and hidden history of brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald, founders of McDonald's restaurants. We will travel historic Route 66....

...into the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire, visiting the birthplace of the fast food industry.

Through museums, site visits and the personal recollections of the people who were there, you will learn the true story of the world's largest restaurant chain. The McDonnald brothers moved to California in 1932 and started an eclectic collection of businesses before trying their hand at hamburgers and changing the way the world eats.

Sites will include the colonial home of the brothers, store #7 in Pomona, the moody industrial machine shop/museum where many fast food innovations were created and the 3rd McDonald's ever built, the landmark Downey store, opened 50 years ago this week. Invited guests include former carhop Mildred "Skeeter" Kobzeff, early franchisee Jack R. Widmeyer and neon man Ray Quiel. Rare films and still photos of these early days will be screened on the bus.

Yes, we know FAST FOOD NATION, we know McDonald's owns over 28,000 restaurants, is the nation's largest purchaser of beek, pork and potatoes, is the larget owner of retail property in the U.S. and that McGlobalization is a bad thing. We'll see Southern California before all that and learn about the orange groves, hot dog stands and homemeade shacks that paved the way for this Modern world.

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July 25, 2003

Tease-O-Rama 2003



Tease-O-Rama has made it to LA! Tickets just went on sale, so if you are planning on going, don't wait to buy 'em, 'cuz it's gonna sell out fast!

October 10-12, 2003
The Henry Fonda Theatre
Los Angeles
Tickets - $35/nite Fri & Sat
$100 VIP pass - all shows and daytime activities

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July 24, 2003

Throwrag show

It looks like Throwrag are taking a night off from thier tour with the good 'ol RevHo and are playing a show Sunday night at Thee Parkside 1600 17th Street at Wisconsin Street, San Francisco. Not only is this just cool it is also FREE according to Thee Parkside's website.


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July 23, 2003

Night of the Tiki


Key Club, West Hollywood
Saturday August 8, 2003
8:30pm - DonHo Show $29.50/$18after


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July 15, 2003

Blessing of the Cars


10th Annual Blessing of the Cars
Saturday, July 26th 9am-5pm $5
Hansen Dam Park, Pacoima CA


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Big Sandy on Conan O'Brien Tonight!

Photo by Ms. Jen

The kings of western bop and the hillbilly swing, Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys, will be on Conan O'Brien's show tonight - June 15, 2003, celebrating the release of their new album, "It's Time!" Congratulations to Big Sandy and the Boys.

Thanks to Cindy L. for the heads up on this one.

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July 14, 2003

3-D Film Festival


September 12-21, 2003
Egyptian Theatre
Los Angeles


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July 11, 2003

The Shocker

For all of you heading out to the warped tour between now and Tuesday. I insist you make a point of seeing The Shocker. The Shocker is the latest band fronted by the fabulous Ms. Jennifer Precious Finch formerly of Other Star People and L7. If you can't make it to the Warped Tour they have additional dates listed on thier site.


FR 7/11 Long Beach, CA - CSULB-WARPED TOUR
SA 7/12 San Francisco, CA - Pier 30/32--WARPED TOUR
SU 7/13 Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre--WARPED TOUR
TU 7/15 :Phoenix, AZ - Peoria Sports Complex--WARPED TOUR

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July 10, 2003

Warped Tour - Beware of Counterfeit Tickets

Warped Tour's spokesperson, Kristine Ashton over at MSO, sent me this press release via email today:

Organizers of the VANS WARPED TOUR want fans to beware that counterfeit tickets have been sold in the parking lots of some Southern California shows. Counterfeit tickets will not be honored at the venues.
If fans haven't purchased tickets in advance for the shows, they should do so at the box office on the day of the event.

Buyer beware.

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