Saturday, May 14, 2011


william beckett hairwatch - yearbook edition via reddit:

thanks for the link, @rhondalashawn!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

grool shows

guess what? this is going to be an amazing post because i am totally sleep-deprived. bear with me...

first up, the scoop on free tix. did you know that filter magazine has a weekly newsletter that lists tons of giveaways? sign yourself up @  por ejemplo, this week, FILTER is giving away a pair of tickets to see the following shows:
5/5 Calexico @ Echoplex
5/6 Junip, Acrylics @ El Rey
5/9 Junip @ Detroit Bar
5/10 Mogwai @The Mayan
5/14 of Montreal @ The Avalon
to win the tickets, email with the show you want to see along with the date, venue and most importantly, your name in the body of the email. buena suerte! (lest i come off too one-sided here, i believe also does a weekly (or so newsletter) and is also an excellent place to scour for giveaways, set times, and pre-sale passwords.)

next point, not free tickets, but pre-sale tix for the hollywood bowl summer season lineup of 2011. check out these amazing shows happening soon/now/then/etc. and nab your tickets at pre-sale before the "regular" (read: plebian) folk get them. so you can be grool (great + cool) and tell all your friends (you've got your gun to my head)-- "i have tickets to The National. what did you ever do?"

TIX ON SALE MAY 7. i only shout because i care.
PRESALE CODE: [TBA] i stand corrected, i've learned that presale already started 5/03.

check it:
Grease Sing-A-Long
LA Phil Presents Grease Sing-A-Long
Friday, June 24, 8:30pm at the Hollywood Bowl
Artists: Didi Conn ("Frenchy"), host
7:00pm Pre-show • 8:30pm Film

Hall & Oates
LA Phil Presents July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with special guests
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, July 2-4, 7:30pm, at the Hollywood Bowl
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Daryl Hall & John Oates, special guest
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Dolly Parton
LA Phil Presents Dolly Parton
Friday & Saturday, July 22-23, 8:30pm at the Hollywood Bowl

Serge Gainsbourg
LA Phil Presents Serge Gainsbourg Tribute with Jean Claude Vannier
Sunday, August 28, 7:00pm at the Hollywood Bowl
Artists: Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Jean Claude Vannier
Beck, special guest
Sean Lennon, special guest
Charlotte Kemp Muhl, special guest
Ed Droste, special guest
Victoria Legrand, special guest
Mike Patton, special guest
China Forbes, special guest
Nika Roza Danilova (Zola Jesus), special guest
Additional special guests to be announced
Anne Litt, host

The National, Neko Case and Sharon Van Etten
LA Phil Presents The National • Neko Case • Sharon Van Etten
Sunday, September 11, 7:00pm at the Hollywood Bowl
The National
Neko Case
Sharon Van Etten
Jason Bentley, host

Global Soul with Rickey Minor, Stevie Wonder, and Friends
LA Phil Presents Global Soul with Rickey Minor, Stevie Wonder, and Friends
Sunday, July 24, 7:00pm at the Hollywood Bowl
Rickey Minor
Stevie Wonder
Janelle MonĂ¡e, special guest
Grace Potter, special guest
Rocky Dawuni, special guest
Ceci Bastida, special guest
Bombino, special guest
The Soul Seekers, special guest
Additional artists to be announced
Garth Trinidad, host

Totally 80's Hollywood Bowl
LA Phil Presents Totally 80s Hollywood Bowl
Friday, September 2, 7:30pm at the Hollywood Bowl
The Human League
The Fixx
Terri Nunn, host

till next time...