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Jimmy Pardo On Working for Conan, Energy Drinks, and Raising Money for Smiles With His Pardcast-a-Thon

Comic Jimmy Pardo hosts the behind-the-Coco-scenes series, The Pardo Patrol, opens “Conan” for Mr. O’Brien’s live audience, hosts the long-running podcast, Never Not Funny, and is a frequent performer at the UCB Theatre. All efforts are smart and consistently hilarious. And, oh yeah, he's a charitable gentlemen.

Learn Charm, Meet Women, Go Legendary

The Art of Charm, they say, teaches men to “get and keep the girl.” Their approach to dating doesn’t center in the woman, but in the man (in this case: the student.) Their curriculum focuses on overcoming insecurities, challenging old beliefs, and gaining comfort in one’s own skin.

Hot Dodger Week Ends Cold

Photo Courtesy LAist With this afternoon’s 7-6 loss to the Colorado Rockies in front of an announced 38,503, the Los Angeles Dodgers saw a five game winning streak come to an end as, unlike yesterday, this afternoon’s efforts to come from behind fell short. The Dodgers had a big hole to dig out of early with rookie starter Nathan Eovaldi’s 41 pitch first inning that saw the Rockies plate five. “I felt like I...

Dodgers Blow 6-0 Lead, Swept By Phillies

Photo Courtesy LAist Hip-hop and modern rock were noticably absent from the Dodger Stadium public address system this afternoon. Music from the 1940’s could be heard; it matched the Dodgers' powder blue Brooklyn uniforms from that era. However, with an emotional 9-8 loss to the Phillies, the Dodgers’ contemporary struggles were very much on display. In front of an announced 41,807 fans (many presumably attending the 12:10 p.m. businessman’s special for the half-price concessions),...

There's 'Pretty Good' Podcasting in The Valley

When LA’s last FM talk radio station (KLSX 97.1 FM) opted to go the pop music route (February of 2009) the station’s top gabber, Adam Carolla, turned to podcasting. Two other station employees soon followed the comedian’s lead. In May of 2009, Gina Grad (The Tim Conway, Jr. Show) and Randy Wang (The Adam Carolla Show) gave birth to The Pretty Good Podcast.

The Flaming Lips For Breakfast

Last week, The Flaming Lips played two memorable shows at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (a venue which is now this author's favorite in town). During the first night's performance of their 1999 album "The Soft Bulletin," frontman Wayne Coyne (LAist Interview) announced the two nights would be split with a sunrise performance featuring his friends from Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes.

Jimmy Pardo and Conan O'Brien's War For Late Night

On a new chapter of A Drink With Dave, host Dave Holmes shares a beverage and a chat (that's how the web program works) with LAist-approved comic Jimmy Pardo. For the nine month run of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Pardo was the in-studio opening act for O'Brien. In this Drink, Pardo shares his behind-the-scenes experience on the show's cancellation. Now performing the same gig for Conan on "Conan," Pardo also hosts the...

Macy Gray Surprises The Blue Ball With Live Set, KOL Cover

This past Saturday at Siren Studios in Hollywood was The Blue Ball, a celebration of Perez Hilton's 33rd Birthday -- which featured every attendee decked out in blue. One highlight of the very fun event (other than the bouncey-bounce castle!) was Macy Gray's surprise performance.

ESPN's Colin Cowherd Loves Los Angeles

The Herd with Colin Cowherd is a sports talk radio program listened to by both its admirers and his detractors. Heard locally on KSPN 710 AM (7 a.m. to 10 a.m.,) Cowherd’s been polarizing national ESPN Radio audiences since 2003. On The Herd, Cowherd often explains that his points-of-view feature perspective free from the emotion and unwavering loyalty for which sports fans are best known.

Video: A Trip To The Grown-Up Barber

Silver Lake-based web series Put This On suggests men dress like grown-ups. On this fourth episode, Jesse Thorn and Adam Lisagor (LAist Interview) suggest men groom like grown-ups, first with a trip to the old school Larchmont Barbershop. Past episodes have looked at denim, footwear, and dressing for work....

Midnight Movie: Drinking With Comics on Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Boulevard's IO West is home to multiple theatres that feature excellent sketch and improvisational comedy on a daily basis. Now, their front-room bar showcases humor with Dave Holmes' new daily talk show: A Drink With Dave. The web show's first week featured five segments with the superfunny Matt Braunger (LAist Interview.) And yes, Dave Holmes probably did host that television program you're thinking he's from....

Midnight Movie: Food Truck Video Game Battle

IFC's The Grid brought comedian Jordan Morris to an LAist-approved event: Marvel vs. Capcom Food Truck Wars. The event featured top chefs Chef Ludovic Lefebvre (representing Marvel) and The Foundry's Chef Eric Greenspan (representing Capcom.) It looked like a competition where nobody lost....

Midnight Movie: A Superbowl Roethlisburger

The evil geniuses at Epic Meal Time have made a very special burger for Sunday's Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Superbowl. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has food in his last name, so the fellas had no choice but to cook up a 100,000+ calorie burger....

Midnight Movie: John Tejada Goes West

John Tejada is one of LA's greatest techno treasures. This video, featuring the globally successful Tejada DJing to the visual backdrop of VJ Fader, was from last year's NAMM convention week in Los Angeles. On Thursday, the DJ/producer will be spinning at a new weekly on the Westside at Bar Pico in Santa Monica where he will DJ alongside Halo and Morgan Alexander at Bottom Floor. Event proceeds will benefit NextAid.

Danny Krivit: DJing For 39.9 Years

On the cusp of celebrating his fortieth year as a DJ, Danny Krivit continues to gush passion for dance music. He hasn’t lost a step either. Born to a jazz singing mother and a nightclub-owning father (who also managed Chet Baker,) and growing up in Greenwich Village in the ‘60s and ‘70s -- Krivit was born into the groove. He expanded upon this rich heritage and became a global music success, spinning all over the world and at New York’s most seminal nightspots of the last few decades.

Midnight Christmas Movie: Not Bowie and Crosby

A little while ago David Bowie met Bing Crosby for an egg nog-fueled rendition of "The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth." Recently, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly got together for some of the same. Free MP3 available courtesy of Ferrell's Funny or Die....

Celebrate Comedy, Fight Hunger

Scott Aukerman (LAist Interview) and BJ Porter want to help feed hungry locals. To do so they’ve assembled a super-team of funny friends from their weekly stand-up show, Comedy Death-Ray, to help raise money for the LA FoodBank, an agency who will help 1.6 million LA Country residents this year. There’s a Christmas CD, a big live show, and chances to win unique comedy experiences via eBay. Proceeds from all three will go to the LA FoodBank. A donation page is live for those who don’t like to laugh yet like to feed the hungry.

Zenyatta: Leaving Los Angeles

Los Angeles' most famous equine resident, Zenyatta, is moving to Kentucky but not before a grand send-off on Sunday at Hollywood Park in Inglewood. Come Monday, the six year-old many know as "The Queen" will call Lane's End Farm home where she'll focus on popping out some very sought after babies. Having called Hollywood Park home for thee years, the famous filly is retiring with nineteen wins in twenty tries and more than seven million dollars in earnings.

Video: Helping Comics Are The World

Despite a lack of demand, "We Are The World" is back. This is all thanks to the charitable efforts of Scott Aukerman (LAist Interview) and a host of comedians who regularly perform at Aukerman's Comedy Death-Ray show at the UCB Theatre in Hollywood. Actor Kurt Russell (of "Captain Ron" fame) also lent his pipes.

Jimmy Pardo Will Go All Night (Again)

Last time LAist chatted with Jimmy Pardo, the comedian was never not having fun. He held two excited jobs: hosting the popular podcast Never Not Funny (The Pardcast,) and warming up The Tonight Show's live audience for Conan O’Brien. Now, for Pardo, life is similarly fun but looks a little different. Never Not Funny is still a comedy juggernaut in MP3, though Pardo no longer spends his days at NBC. He's over on the Warner Brothers' lot, again loosening audiences for Mr. O'Brien, now on TBS' "Conan."

Meet Tensnake: Beat Maker, Booty Shaker [Updated]

Coming straight outta Hamburg (Germany,) Marco “Tensnake” Niemerski is dance music’s man of the moment. With Tensnake, an it-producer tag makes sense. He’s got the underground cred (thanks to original productions and remixes,) pop radio play in England, and now a big-label double-CD compilation. Tensnake’s no joke. With Tensnake, an it-producer tag makes sense. He’s got the underground cred (thanks to original productions and remixes,) pop radio play in England, and now a big-label double-CD compilation. Tensnake’s no joke.

Midnight Movie: The Morning After... Exxxotica LA (NSFW?)

The Morning After... Podcast visited The Porno Convention -- Exxxotica LA. Co-hosts Eli Olsberg, Jake Weisman and guest comic Dave Ross dropped by the LA Convention Center and chatted with XXX adult stars such as: Joanna Angel, Peter North, Nina Hartley, Andy San Dimas, Jenna Haze, Kayden Kross, Lexi Belle, and Dana DeArmond. Sexual humor ensued. (NSFW depending your W.)...

Meet Daniel Barassi: King of All Depeche Media

Daniel Barassi is man of many media talents with two primary public identities. The Brat is known by a globe of Depeche Mode fans as the band’s webmaster, creating a constantly evolving site that pleases even the most finicky superfan. He’s also a music producer, giving birth to mashups that've been consumed on the Internet by hundreds of thousands, and heard locally on KCRW. (The above mashup was recently featured on Gary Calamar’s program.)

Midnight Movie: Free Hamm in MP3

Actor Jon Hamm's (Mad Men's Don Draper, obviously) secret has started to slip out over the last few years. The handsome, Emmy-nominated thespian is hilarious. Hamm was a recent guest on Never Not Funny, the highly successful comedy (audio and video) podcast hosted by stand-up Jimmy Pardo (LAist Interview,) and produced by Matt Belkap. The rapid-fire three-way banter reveals that, while Pardo has legendary timing and quickness (to which Belknap is a great compliment,) Hamm's comedy chops are enough to earn him comedic leading-man consideration.

Scott Aukerman's Murderous Beams of Hilarity

Scott Aukerman is one of the main brains behind Los Angeles’ healthy world of alternative comedy. Comedy Death-Ray, the weekly stand-up show he started with BJ Porter in 2002, sells out the Upright Citizens Brigade Theare every Tuesday. Last year, he started launched Comedy Death-Ray Radio on the post-terrestrial radio Indie 103.1. This podcast features regulars from the live show being hilarious.

Dodgers Win Torre’s Farewell

The Dodgers ended a season full of missed potential on a high, celebratory note. This afternoon’s 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, while promoted as Fan Appreciation Day, ended up being much much more. Sure, it was the Dodger season’s final ballgame: Ted Lilly (10-12) dominated Arizona hitters for seven innings (1ER, 9K,) Hong-Chih Kuo saved his twelfth Dodger victory, and Matt Kemp’s two-run home run (his fifth home run in as many days) was the difference on the scoreboard. However, the day was more grand than box score facts.

Horse Meat Disco: From London With Love

There's a non-ironic celebration of disco that's taking place in nightclubs around the world. Yes disco, yes 2010 -- and you'll find London-based DJ foursome Horse Meat Disco leading the nocturnal gallop. With lauded club residencies in London, Lisbon, and Berlin, Horse Meat Disco express a love for more than thirty years of music (beyond the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.) They explore certain resonating sounds and feelings of the disco era, a welcomed mix of the fresh and nostalgic, that do an excellent job at moving dancefloors.

Midnight Movie: Runyon Canyon's Chair

Hollywood's Runyon Canyon is easily one of California's trendiest hikes. Enjoy comedian Eddie Pepitone making his best efforts for The Chair in Runyon: Just Above Sunset, an Everest: Beyond The Limit parody....

Dodgers Lose a Must-Win

San Francisco Giants pitchers Jonathan Sanchez (10-8) and Brian Wilson (save #40) dropped Hiroki Kuroda (10-12) and the Los Angeles Dodgers a game further from postseason hopes with a 3-0 win and a 2-1 series victory on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball in front of 43,758 at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers now find themselves nine games behind Division-leading San Diego, and just as many games back from the Wild Card lead.

Midnight Movie: Guerilla Puppet Show In The Midst

On a recent Saturday night I stumbled upon a joyous gathering on a Western Ave corner. I parked my car and did nearly an hour worth of further investigation -- that is, viewing Almight Opp's puppet show. I was as thoroughly entertained as I had been in recent memory thanks to the efforts of those behind the curtain. They'll be doing it again this Saturday night at the corner of Western and Elmood in...

Meet Todd Levin: 'Sex' & 'Conan' Writer

Todd Levin is the Director of ABS Community Outreach. The ABS is the Association For Betterment of Sex, of course. It sounds serious -- but not so fast. This association is a group of comedy writers who have released a new book ("written by Association For Betterment of Sex”) called “Sex: Our Bodies, Our Junk.” Levin has teamed up with writers whose credits include: The Daily Show, The Onion, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Radar, and GQ -- Scott Jacobson, Michael Sacks, Ted Travelstead and Jason Roeder.

Video: 'Put This On' At Work

Jesse Thorn and Adam Lisagor's Silver Lake-based web series Put This On (LAist Profile) explores the world of dressing for work -- from job interviews to a regular Tuesday. In this third episode, the dapper writer/director (Freaks and Geeks creator,) Paul Feig, shares why (and how) he suits up (literally) when he heads to set.

Midnight Movie: 'Grand Master' DJ Cut Chemist

He's worked alongside DJ Shadow and been a member of Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli. Now Cut Chemist is the spotlight of this new episode of URB's new series, Grand Master Citizens....

Dodgers Take Down Nationals In Ten, 3-2

“Players Win Games, Teams Win Championships,” reads a sign on the Dodger clubhouse wall. Tonight, in the bottom of the tenth inning, James Loney was the player. His single into left field off of Washington Nationals reliever Sean Burnett scored Ronnie Belliard, cued a massive Dodger celebration on the field, dropped Burnett’s record to 0-6, and earned his team a game in the standings on NL West leaders San Diego Padres.

Midnight Movie: But What About Gay Alimony?

With today's Prop 8 news, the one question left on everyone's mind is will actor Michael Rapaport still have to pay gay alimony? In this whimsical video posted on YouTube in April of 2009, the film star talks about his unique position on gay marriage....

Take Two: HARD Summer Announces Set Times

Switch And Diplo Are HARD Main Stage Act: Major Lazer | Photo courtesy Biz3 HARD’s first summer show at the Los Angeles Stage Historic Park (which was to feature M.I.A., N.E.R.D., and food trucks) was canceled. The second one, HARD Summer, will be going down from noon to midnight at the same Chinatown-adjacent park this Saturday, August 7. “It’s definitely, in my opinion, the best place in Downtown to do an event like this,”...

ESPN Radio Jock Power-Ranks L.A. Live Eats

Jason Smith loves food, but he doesn't consider himself a food critic. “I’m a meat and potatoes guy,” the radio host told LAist over a calorically dense meal at L.A. Live’s ESPN Zone. Five nights a week, Smith can be heard hosting All Night with Jason Smith (Twitter) on ESPN 710 AM from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Midnight Movie: *cough*cough*Mad*Men*cough*cough*

Mad Men is back. Of course, Don Draper and company are still smoking. Does the AMC hit make you want to light up?...

Dodgers Need 13 Innings To Finish Off Mets

The Dodgers 3-2 late afternoon 13th inning victory over the Mets wasn't a typical finish. Clutch hitter James Loney, who rarely hits for power, crushed his seventh home run of the season, a solo shot off of Mets reliver Oliver Perez (0-4) to walk off a game that had seen sixteen total pitchers across 4:15. “James saved the day for us,” said manager Joe Torre. “The one thing I can only tell you about Loney:...

Midnight Movie Talk: Your Precious Script Idea

Each week KCRW's Rob Long offers a humorous yet poignant look into the shiny world of weird known as showbiz. That's Martini Shot. This week, Long explores an issue discussed daily in hushed tones around Los Angeles coffee shops. What if someone steals my script idea?

Video: Jewel Goes Undercover, Surprises Santa Monica Karaoke Bar

One of the reasons that I love L.A. is that this sort of thing happens here: Santa Monica hole-in-the-wall, The Gas Lite, recently saw a homely chanteuse tear the place up. Said talent was Jewel in a fake nose and a mall-bought corporate suit....

HARD Showcases M.I.A., N.E.R.D., and Food Trucks [Updated]

Gary "Destructo" Richards | Photo courtesy Biz3 / used with permission [Update: Since this interview went live, HARD has been canceled. Read the latest update here and read the interview below to see how organizers were approaching this festival from a safety point of view.] Since 2007, longtime electronic dance music DJ Gary “Destructo” Richards has been throwing electro house-heavy dance music festivals called HARD. These parties have put a host of dance acts...

Cubs Bite Ely, Dodgers 7-3

In his second consecutive short outing, Los Angeles Dodger rookie pitcher John Ely (4-7) let Chicago Cubs hitters get the best of him, lasting only two and one-thirds innings while giving up six runs against his home state rival before a national Fox television audience and an announced crowd of 49,016 that included plenty of local Cubbie fans and actor David Duchovny, who threw out the game’s first pitch. “I think everyone here knows I’m...

Meet 'Fusion' Chef Roy Yamaguchi

I jumped on the chance to interview James Beard Award winning Chef Roy Yamaguchi, having enjoyed dining at multiple locations of his Roy's Hawaiian Fusion restaurant across California and Arizona. The Japanese-born Yamaguchi opened the first Roy's in a suburb of Honolulu, Hawaii in 1988. I’ve often referred to Roy's as my “favorite chain restaurant” and was curious how Yamaguchi had created a 30-plus location restaurant chain where each location was not a carbon copy...

Midnight Movie: Eye On Fireworks

LAist reader/firework lover, Daniel Barassi, and his wonderful camera were on hand to catch the annual July 4th celebration at the CBS Radford lot in Studio City....

ESPN Auctions Sports Experiences For Charity

The above video, from the 1993 ESPN Awards, features an unforgettable speech from Jim Valvano, the former North Carolina State basketball coach. "Don’t Give Up...Don’t Ever Give Up!” Shortly after, cancer took his life. (Full speech transcript.) 17 years ago, The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by ESPN and Valvano. Since, The V Foundation has raised more than $90 million to fight the disease. ESPN's currently holding their annual Foundation fundraiser by...

Midnight Movie: Rammellzee vs Jean-Michel Basquiat

Hip hop forefather Rammellzee, recently passed at the age of 49. This 1983 video features the late emcee mashed up with the video stylings of another urban legend who passed before his time, Jean-Michel Basquiat, who died at 27. The video was shot at a Hollywood club called the Rhythm Lounge. RIP wild stylist Rammellzee....

Midnight Movies: A Beatle Breakfast With Dr. Demento

Wacky radio legend Dr. Demento, host of The Dr. Demento Show, was the special guest on this past week's Breakfast With The Beatles with Chris Carter. LAist reader/BWTB afficionado, Daniel Barassi, shot these videos while hanging out in the studio. Breakfast With The Beatles can be heard locally on KLOS 95.5 FM, Sunday mornings, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m....

Dodgers Out Muscle Yankees 9-4

Both teams quickly forgot about last night’s low scoring pitcher’s duel as the Dodgers walloped the Yankees 9 - 4 in front of a capacity crowd of 56,000 at Dodger Stadium, many home fans waving towels as though the playoffs were here. “It’s important because they’re the World Champs,” said manager Joe Torre of the win. “I’m not saying that with sarcasm, they’re the World Champs and they’re dangerous. “I thought we played two pretty...

Megarave Set Times: Electric Daisy Carnival (Fri & Sat)

North America's largest electronic dance music festival, the Electric Daisy Carnival, returns to Los Angeles this Friday and Saturday at the Coliseum and Exposition Park. Both days feature twelve hours of fun (2 p.m. to 2 a.m.) Last year's event featured 135,000 people over both days and this weekend looks to be more of the same.

Midnight Movie: Kirk Gibson's Big Home Run

The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series was 1988. The above video was a big part of the how and why of that title....

Seven Questions: Josh Rawitch, Dodgers VP of Communications

Today’s subject is Josh Rawitch, the Los Angeles Dodgers Vice President of Communications. While a Freshman at Indiana University, one professor had an especially profound impact on the life of Rawitch, San Fernando Valley native. The educator said, “’don’t be afraid to send your resume to your hometown team, you never know what’ll happen,’” recalled Rawitch.

Laker Ron Artest's Legendary Press Conference

Last night, new Laker Ron Artest had both the game of his life and the post-game press conference of his life. Watch and be entertained....

Meet 'Imperial'-ist Bret Easton Ellis

Los Angeles-born novelist Bret Easton Ellis is back. His newest novel, Imperial Bedrooms, comes out tomorrow (June 15,) and he’s again living in LA. Relocating from New York in 2006, he wrote most of Imperial Bedrooms here in Los Angeles. The novel, penned 25 years after the original, is a sequel of sorts to his star-making work Less Than Zero, and his seventh book.

Angels: LA’s Top Team Tonight

In the second game of this weekend’s Freeway Series, Anaheim’s Angels beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 at a near full Dodger Stadium to drop the Dodgers to second places in the N.L. West, one game behind the San Diego Padres. Scott Kazmir earned the win (6-5,) holding the Dodgers to two runs and six hits over five innings. His team’s offense in the the fourth and fifth innings were all it took to...

Adam Carolla Talks About Talking And Pie

Adam Carolla's like a Blues Brother because he's getting the band back together. While The Adam Carolla Podcast has been the most downloaded podcast out there, he's moving on from the one host-one guest for an hour-format and resurrecting his old morning radio show with The Adam Carolla Show (still available by podcast, via his website and iTunes.)

Midnight Movie: 'Jersey Shore' Part Deux

Have you missed The Situation, Snooki, DJ Pauly D, Sammi Sweatheart, J-WOWW, Vinnie, Ronnie and Angelina? I have. Season Two of Jersey Shore drops on July 29, but for now, MTV has released the first ten minutes of the premier. In this clip, The Guidette Dream Team even poke fun of a fist-pumping Southerner! When this lot comes to LA, you can bet TMZ will find them....

Dodgers Drop Cardinals 1-0 In A Classic

Last night the Dodgers scored twelve runs and beat the Saint Louis Cardinals. Tonight, the Dodgers needed only one run for a victory that moved them into first place in the NL West over the San Diego Padres. “It was a classic,” said manager Joe Torre of the shutout that featured a pitching duel and a Manny Ramirez game-winning double in the bottom of the eighth. “If they had beaten us, I’d still have to...

Midnight Movies: Barney's Beanery vs. The NBA

Lebron "King" James and "Sir" Charles Barkely were no match at Pop-a-Shot for Barney's Beanery 5'7" busboy Ricardo Reyes. Not even close. Could this Giant Killer be the Clipper shooting guard of the future?...

Meet New Dodger John Ely

John Ely | AP Photo/Carlos Delgado 24 year-old rookie pitcher John Ely looks like a surfer, speaks like a Midwesterner, and throws like an All-Star. Through his first seven big league starts, Ely’s dominant pitching performances, can do attitude, and socks-out old school style, add up to him being pretty fly for a nice guy. “I’m very impressed,” Dodger manager Joe Torre told LAist after Ely’s last start. Ely’s record is 3-2 though his...

Dramatic Dodgers Win Late (Again)

For the second game in a row, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks took a 0-0 ballgame into the 10th inning. That empty scoreboard lasted beyond the rare 14th Inning Stretch and didn't change until Garret Anderson singled home Matt Kemp in the bottom of that inning for a 1-0 Dodger victory, a sweep of the Diamondbacks, and the home team’s third straight walk-off victory in a row. “I didn’t have to wait for...

Jordan and Jesse Go For Eight Hours

Jesse Thorn and Jordan Morris | Spiderman Wears A Jordan Morris Suit | Photo by Noe Montes / used with permission Jordan, Jesse, GO! can be consistently found in iTunes' Top 50 Comedy Podcasts, year end lists, and on my stereo. Recorded at Jesse Thorn’s home studio in Silver Lake, Thorn, Jordan Morris, and a guest (typically from the world of non-blue collar comedy) spend the 90 minute podcast goofing around. The results are...

Andre Ethier Sidelined

Andre Ethier’s little pinkie has become a big deal. Today the Dodgers announced that the hottest hitter on the hottest team in baseball has been put on the 15-day disabled list. Last weekend, while taking batting practice in Arizona, the left handed slugger’s right pinkie was broken.

Dodgers Extend Win Streak To Nine

The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 7 - 3 on Andre Ethier Bobblehead Night in front of a sell out crowd of 55,662 to extend the longest current winning streak in Major League Baseball to nine games and sweep the two game Astros series. “Hopefully we can continue it,” said Manager Joe Torre of their winning ways. “We’re playing well. We just have a nice confidence now.” With Ethier sidelined by a...

Midnight Movie: Metro Area In Our Area

On Friday, New York's Metro Area (Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani) pops by TS2 (the old Gabah, 4658 Melrose Avenue, East Hollywood, 10 p.m. - 4 a.m.
) to spin in a rare West Coast gig. The above video is a live gig from two years ago featuring the NY funksters. Local techno triumvirate Droog is also on this weekend's bill....

Dodgers Lose Ugly

Los Angeles Dodgers’ knuckleball pitcher Charlie Haeger had a rough day at the office. At least it was quick. The Colorado Rockies walloped the Dodgers 8 - 0. The bulk of the away team's offense came in the game’s early minutes courtesy of a very off Haeger. Manager Joe Torre pulled him after only 22 pitches, and before recording the game’s first out. “You let the first five guys reach base, and you’re down...

Midnight Movie: Adam Carolla's First Pitch(es)

Last season, Adam Carolla was given a chance to throw out the honorary first pitch at a Los Angeles Dodgers game. When all was said and done, The Adam Carolla Podcast host threw out the game's first, second, and third pitches....

Meet Henrik Schwarz: German House With Soul

enrik Schwarz is an artist often cited as a favorite by his peers. The prolific German dance music producer is responsible for both successful club hits and deep cuts. His smartly textured electronic music can be uptempo or downtempo. Sometimes it's jazzy, other times more soulful, and other times stripped down.

A Chunk of Joe Torre's Baseball Brain

Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Joe Torre is one of Major League Baseball's deep wells of wisdom. The 69 year-old was a career .297 hitter through a playing career that spanned the majority of the ‘60’s and ‘70’s. While having won numerous championships as a Manager, Torre isn’t just some old guy that calls the shots. Earlier this afternoon, during his usual pre-game dugout chat with the media, Torre shared a chunk of knowledge on winning.

Midnight Movie: Human Life Is 'In It Together'

Human Life is a new electronic dance music trio that's poised for take-off. This Los Angeles-based group (comprised of Josh Collins, Rachael Starr and Matt Wasley) just released their first video. "In It Together" sounds like it could be...

A Hollywood Ending, A Dodger Victory

“He can really get the job done, can’t he,” Dodgers starting pitcher John Ely said rhetorically of Andre Ethier through a huge grin. With bases loaded in a 3 - 3 ball game, the last of the ninth, the Los Angeles Dodgers most clutch hitter in recent memory crushed a walk-off grand slam home run to center field off of Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins.

A Complete Dodgers Effort Tops Pirates

Despite a troublesome April, the Los Angeles Dodgers are perfect in May. Tonight’s 5-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates (10- 3) at Dodger Stadium was the first of the new month for the home team (9-14.) On an evening that turned brisk quick the Dodgers looked strong, playing well-rounded baseball. This look opposed the uneven ball that was the Dodgers' rough April, where they showcased a plethora of weaknesses. The Dodgers pitched rookie Carlos...

Midnight Movie: A Funny Moment in Dodger Stadium History

Last season, Milwaukee Brewer slugger Prince Fielder wanted break into the Dodgers clubhouse and punch them all out. That very-failed effort was pretty comical....

Midnight Movie: Depeche Mode Meet Griffith Park

Not all that long ago, it seemed that music videos for songs from films always featured footage of those films. This Tamra Davis-directed Depeche Mode video for "But Not Tonight" was one such piece. The footage of Los Angeles, and shiny actors playing in it, was from 1986's "Modern Girls". While this pop effort is less edgier than the band's seminal fare from the same year, it seems to me that this fluffiness wasn't...

Midnight Movie: Jay-Z & Beyonce 'Forever Young' At Coachella

First, Alphaville did "Forever Young." Second, Jay-Z and Mr. Hudson did "Young Forever." Lastly, in the desert, Jay-Z and wifey Beyonce did it best....

Midnight Movie: Uke-ing Around MGMT

The Ookes of Hazzard (ookes like dukes) have wonderfully covered MGMT's "Kids" in a way you might not expect from a Los Angeles band. The simple YouTube description tells the tale: "...featuring 7 ukeleles , an accordion and a cajon."...

Ben Mandelker's B-Side Look At 'Reality'

Ben Mandelker loves reality television. His website, B Side Blog, is the home for his musings on this love affair (a few scripted shows get some love too.) It makes sense that the colorful writer was tapped by Anna David (LAist Interview) to write one of the essays in her new book, Reality Matters.

'The Film Vault' Swings Open

Anderson Cowan and Bryan Bishop | Photo: Logan Moy / used with permission The Film Vault (Twitter) launches today. It’s the newest podcast on Adam Carolla’s ACE Broadcasting Network. This resurrected movie-loving show’s hosts are “Bald” Bryan Bishop and Anderson Cowan. LAist readers may know Bishop from an interview last September about his battle with an inoperable brain tumor. Cowan is best known as the non-Dr. Drew voice on “Loveline.” Both have worked underneath...

To Anna David, Reality TV Matters A Lot

Anna David | Photo: Matt Vacca / used with permission Since LAist let met Anna David, the talented author has been writing and editing "Reality Matters," an ambitious new book. It features a team of successful authors detailing their intimate relationship with their favorite reality TV programs. Shockingly amusing and periodically poignant, "Reality Matters" gives college-educated reality show fans permission to smile about their devotion to America’s guiltiest lowbrow pleasure.   On Monday, April...

Midnight Movie: Someone Did Drugs at Coachella

However, I won't say who it was....

Video: 'Put This On' Covers Your Feet

In this second episode of Put This On, ("a web series for men about dressing like a grown-up,") the always-dapper Jesse Thorn explores the world of footwear (not kicks, but shoes.) Thorn, and, production partner/jumpsuited wonder, Adam Lisagor offer up tips, insight, and a trip to an aged well of wisdom, Willie's Shoe Service in Hollywood. The series' first episode was on denim....

Giants, Lincecum Bleed Out Dodgers 9 - 0

This afternoon at Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Dodgers (5-6) achieved the second half of that old ballpark saying: “you win some, you lose some.” Two-time Cy Young winner/Longhair, San Franco Giant Tim Lincecum did what he usually does, and gutted the Dodgers bats in front of 44,734. In six scoreless innings Lincecum (3-0) allowed just four hits and seven strikeouts.

Midnight Movie: Someone Eats More In-N-Out Than You

In-N-Out is known for the unknown. Their secret menu is an oral SoCal legend. Back in 2007, a college student in Bakersfield decided to order... what else? A 30x30 burger. Yes, that's 30 pieces of cow, 30 slices of cheese, lettuce, grilled onions and two buns. There's no telling what this guy might do with KFC's new Double Down....

Jennifer Gimenez: Back For ‘Sober’ Maternity

Jennifer Gimenez | Photo by David Jakie / used with permission Back for the second season of VH1’s “Sober House With. Dr. Drew” is its matriarch, Jennifer Gimenez. Last year’s debut season, featuring Gimenez and a host of celebrities trying to clean up their act, was one of reality TV’s most dynamic in memory. Somehow this season (VH1, Thursdays/tonight, 10 p.m.) makes its predecessor seem like the PG version. This year’s cast combines recent...

Megadeth Came 'In Peace'

Some bands happily forget their hits of years ago. Last night in Hollywood, Megadeth paid tribute to a month-long tour of doing just the opposite. The sold out Palladium show was the final of the "Rust In Peace 20th Anniversary Tour,” celebrating one of the metal band’s most prized albums. Reports are circulating that the concert was filmed for a forthcoming DVD release. Formed in Hollywood 27 years ago, Megadeth have undergone many lineup...

Dodgers Lose A Game That Doesn’t Count

On a chilly night in Dodgertown, the Dodgers bullpen froze to death, and the Cleveland Indians won a matchup that didn’t count. The 6 to 3 contest was the only pre-season game played at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers open the regular season on Monday in Pittsburgh.

Recession Obsession: Ricky's Fish Tacos

We’ve obsessed over fish tacos before. We’re doing it again because the recession is still on and, fact, fish tacos are delicious. Let’s head to Sunset Junction (even when there's not an overcrowded music festival taking place) --

It's The Dodgers Against The World

Photo: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers / used with permisison A split squad of Los Angeles Dodgers tied a three game series against the Chinese Professional Baseball League All-Stars in Taiwan this weekend. The middle game was rained out (see photo above,) thus the even split of two games in three attempts. After a 11-1 victory, the Dodgers now travel back to Arizona to reunite with the other half of the team....

Midnight Movie: The Ed Hardy Boyz Are On The Case

Bobby Bottleservice (Nick Kroll) and Peter Papparazzo (Jon Daly) are The Ed Hardy Boyz. Today's case: The Case of When That Hot Filipina Girl Lost Her Tramp Stamp At Mini-Golf. The episode features cameos from Fred Durst, Pauly Shore, and Hardy-designer Christian Audigier....

Meet Romanski: The 'Blue Mountain' Mascot

Romanski And Friends | Photo Courtesy Spike TV / used with permission Spike TV (yes Spike TV) is in the comedy business. With last week's announcement that Blue Mountain State (Tuesdays 10 p.m.) is coming back for a second season, it looks like business is good. Blue Mountain State is a scripted comedy about a group of college football players whose love for partying and chasing (many, many) girls competes with their love for...

Midnight Movie: DJ AM

This video was taken from a gig in New Zealand fourteen months before his passing. Rest in Peace, Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein (March 30, 1973 - August 28, 2009.)...

Your 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers: Four Bobblehead Nights

The first Dodger Bobblehead night of the 2010 baseball season will feature Andre Ethier on May 18 against the Houston Astros. On June 8, the tiny plastic figure will be bullpen big man, Brox The Ox, Jonathan Broxton. The James Loney Bobblehead will be given away for free on July 20. Matt Kemp will be the season's final bobblehead on August 17. Single-game tickets go on sale March 6.

Midnight Movie: Depeche Mode's Special 'Somebody'

Last week, Depeche Mode played a special charity event at the Royal Albert Hall in London for Teenage Cancer Trust. Their webmaster, and LAist reader Daniel "BRATMix" Barassi, was there to record a very unique soundcheck. Former group member, Alan Wilder, accompanied Martin L. Gore on "Somebody," for his first performance with his old band since 1994....

Happy First Birthday, Adam Carolla Podcast!

Yesterday, The Adam Carolla Podcast turned one year young. If you're a year late to this party, the entire 270 podcast first year is going to be available on DVD. This Saturday, at the El Portal Theatre in NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood...

'The Sound of Young America' Is Just That Into Art Share

Jesse Thorn and his national public radio program, The Sound of Young America, are back from Sundance. This Thursday at 8 p.m., Thorn and a host of his stand-up friends present Laugh Night: A Benefit for Art Share Los Angeles.

Tiger Woods: A What If?

What if it wasn’t supposed to happen like this? It’s no secret that professional athletes have historically more marital arrangements than Joe The Monogamous Plumber. They often involve multiple partners. But when is it cheating? What if that which a spectator deems cheating isn’t what the relationship’s participants declare to be infidelity?

Video: Thank You For 11 Years of House, DEEP!

For eleven years, Marques Wyatt has brought the best in mature house music sounds -- both from his own record box and from the world's finest DJs -- to LA every Sunday at DEEP. While the club night has spanned a venues across town, they're putting it all on hold for now, having wrapped up their final Sunday night at Vanguard in Hollywood. The classic-laden blowout featured Wyatt Miguel Migs, Mark Farina, vocalist Lisa...

A Westside Variety Show For ‘Breast Friends’

"This is very new for us as a method of fundraising, but we are thrilled to have been selected to be the beneficiary of the proceeds of the event," said Becky M. Olson, Co-Founder of Oregeon-based non-profit, Breast Friends, of Through the Rabbit Hole, a comedy-based variety show happening this Thursday in Santa Monica. "Our new positioning statement and mission is this: 'Until there’s a cure, women will continue to be diagnosed with breast...

Midnight Movie: Would You Eat It?

Would you eat live tentacles? Testicles? Perhaps a human placenta? If you wouldn't, or even if you would, Deep End Dining's Eddie Lin does.

Recession Obsession: Mozza2GoHome

LAist loves the pizza you can take home from Mozza2Go (see, see more.) Actually, we love their entire 2go menu. The take-out arm of Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza isn't a traditional pick, but it's this week's Recession Obsession.

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