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Jana Pants

  • Arts and Entertainment
    f&#! yeah fest is still happening otters. check out the next set of recommendations and mp3s. SATURDAY BAND: SILVERSUN PICKUPS 8pm the echo gritty foot tappy folk-funk from around these parts, silversun pickups draw you in with their ginger groove and then they start screaming and you look at your friend with happy fire in your eyes going OH MY GOD THIS SOUNDS SO GOOD I BET THESE GUYS SLAY BURGER ALL OVER TOWN...
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    this friday-saturday-sunday echo park will play host to a sexy punk rock cancer: f%$# yeah fest, the brainchild of circle jerk and black flagger keith morris. as a favor to fellow music fags everywhere i will highlight recommended bands each day all week, complete with sample mp3s*. today there are three (one for each day). pick a day or three and buy tickets ahead of time. read the official website for oh so much...
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    hezbollah boy scout troups. dinosaurs. nuclear arms dealers. drug lord parties. i sure as shit did not see any of these on my last vacation and neither will you unless you are completely suicidal or you pick up the vice guide to travel dvd. or both. this is not your mom's american express tour of london-paris-rome in 1972....
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    dear greg ashley of the gris gris, never did i think the term "post-punk psychedelic" would translate to anything good. not until i heard your first album and then i crumbled into a mass of springs and bolts and rose again phoenix-like to become a shining superhuman fueled by the power of rock. as i am now a transcendent being, i must keep my spirit cleansed and armed for attack by the ordinary world....
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    take a picture of this moment because it is dying fast. take a picture of sunset boulevard between hillhurst and manzanita because you will not remember it after you take the liquor shocker tour. take a shower the next morning and cry because it is over and it was beautiful and you can do it again any night of the week and you are an alcoholic. start at the tiki ti. order any of...
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    here are two kinds of people: those who love the velvet teen and those who haven't heard of them yet. happily i fall into the former, and caught the july 28 show at the knitting factory. at one point i was so overcome by the lush and unique vocals and the masterful drumming (and the beers) that i entered a zen-like trance right there on the side couches. i was not the only one...
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    for a truly authentic dive bar experience in san diego, check out scolari's office: democratic karaoke, a lively and rowdy non-hipster crowd, and best of all the strongest fucking drinks i have had outside my home. the karaoke jockey was super quick on the lineup and let everyone from chubby birthday boys to frightened midgets sing about two songs after they put in a ticket. plus there was a wireless mic so you can...
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    this is the best karaoke i've seen in los angeles yet and believe me i am a big fat banana slut for karaoke i've sung my fair share of air supply since i rolled in. the live backing band is super tight and the songbook is awesome even though it's only got about a hundred songs in it. the crowd is full of excited talented friendly people and of course el cid is a...
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    free booze always sounds like a good idea until someone gets screwed. that someone is you if you go to cinespace on tuesdays for their "free vodka between 10 and 11 pm." first off there is a cover which should be alright considering you are going to drink for free, but when you get exactly one drink out of the deal it means exactly dick, am i right? they run out of the free...
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    patron saint of depressed teen girls and literature grad students who were once depressed teen girls everywhere, poet sylvia plath's latest sledgehammer of influence has fallen upon manchester, uk grungepunk band nine black alps. nine black alps performed at spaceland on thursday night and wasted no time blistering everyone's perfectly made-up faces off with an incrementally awesome setlist, which included much of their debut album "everything is," new songs, a rancid cover, and scornful...

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