Over the past few months, I've enjoyed breakfast drinks, sophisticated French cocktails, erudite winter warmers and a desperate cry for help in liquid form. All this fancy mixology stuff is well and good. But to quote Liberace by way of De La Soul, for my next number I'd like to return to the class ... More >>
Alice Cooper is a shock rock pioneer that's influenced countless artists with his on stage horror movie imagery and antics, which included hangings and beheadings by guillotine. Theatrics aside, Cooper (aka Vincent Furnier) is also a talented songwriter. Hits like "I'm Eighteen," "School's Out" and ... More >>
Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's frontwoman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever been ... More >>
Waking up on November 7, I felt like a million bucks. A million bucks that could breathe again, knowing that my president was still mine, my uterus was in the clear, and so many people had exercised the right to vote. That part, the voting part, was the most exciting, because after months of the imp ... More >>
OMFG, it's almost New Year's Eve!Long, long ago, in the fashion lexicon of yesteryear, satin meant "fancy." But today, in the modern world of casual-everything, sequins mean "fancy." How fancy? Fancy, as in what you can wear with jeans to a holiday party. This is where sparkly tank tops com ... More >>
dickdale.comDick DaleDick Dale (due tonight at the Gothic Theatre) is one of the most influential living musicians. If Dale hadn't blown the first 48 guitar amplifiers Leo Fender had brought to him, guitar amps as we now know them may have taken longer to develop. Dale, who invented surf rock ... More >>
David CarloBootsy Collins (due tonight at The Boulder Theater), a bass player with a larger than life persona, first came to promience in the James Brown band. After leaving Brown's outfit, Collins was convinced by a friend to go to Detroit, where he hooked up with George Clinton, with whom C ... More >>
Once upon a time, pop music -- like the rest of American popular culture -- was in closet. From Liberace and his floor-length furs to George Michael's dangly earrings, gay men were marketed as female conquests. Thankfully minds and attitudes have (for the most part) evolved, and a band like ... More >>
Vegas, baby!There comes a point in the career of any musical act where the only reasonable thing to do is to follow the trailblazing example of the King. By this we mean: Buy a lot of jumpsuits, move your bloated, fat ass to Las Vegas and basically become an ersatz version of your former glor ... More >>
In an industry when a restaurant reaching its first birthday is considered noteworthy, the run of the Brook Forest Inn is nothing short of remarkable. Edwin and Marie Welz, immigrants who'd only arrived in this country in 1910, purchased an old homestead near Evergreen and in 1919 opened th ... More >>
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