"Halloween is like drama club... on crack." That was Dumper Foo, the Blunt Club's resident live artist. Foo, a local celeb in his own right, came in sporting a Bob Ross afro, a paint pallet at the ready for his homage to the happy tree afficianado, Bob Floss. The Blunt Club's other organizer, host M ... More >>
The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>
You remember that infamous clip of Joaquin Phoenix on Letterman? The one where he announced to the world he was retiring from acting to pursue a career as a rap artist? Well, thank Baby Jesus, that turned out to be a hoax. But you know what isn't? Snoop Lion. "I want to bury Snoop Dogg, and become ... More >>
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You don't need us to tell you that Ashton Kutcher is kind of a knucklehead, but country star Miranda Lambert apparently needs a reminder after the television goofballs on-stage attempt at country crooning. Kutcher presented Lambert with the Female Vocalist of the Year award at the Academy of Countr ... More >>
AP PhotoTHIS is Elvis hair.Earlier this week it was announced that Eric Bana has received the go-ahead to play the iconic Elvis Presley in Cary Elwes' directorial debut, Elvis & Nixon. Wah. Wah. Wah. The casting of the King is undoubtedly an unenviable task. I mean, how do you embody Elvi ... More >>
Scott DudelsonJustin WarfieldOn hip-hop supergroup The Roots' 2002 album, Phrenology, there's a track called "WAOK (Ay) Roll Call," wherein the band gives shout-outs to 230 of their favorite and most influential music artists, including Grandmaster Flash and Common. At the very end of this illus ... More >>
The MontclarionNicki Minaj claimed via Twitter on Wednesday that she had no idea about a concert booked for Montclair State University. It turns out that she wasn't lying: the show was actually a scam.She tweeted, "what is this i'm hearing about a MSU concert? where and when is this concert suppo ... More >>
British funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen, also known as Ali G, Borat and Bruno, is slated to play Freddie Mercury in an upcoming Queen biopic.As you can see, the resemblance means this isn't much of a stretch. But will Sacha Baron Cohen really make a good Freddie Mercury?I think so. That man can play s ... More >>
The devil in disguise? Local bands sold at Best Buy?If there's ever been such a thing as a two-sided coin, or an ethical conundrum, here it is. It seems that Best Buy stores will be stocking CDs from local bands. And not just ultra-cool, well-selling local bands. Apparently, they're willing to st ... More >>
Real Women director morphs from Indiana Jones to indie film
"It was all a dream..."There are very few film critics I can read without getting at least mildly peeved at their gasbaggery. But the critics' pool on the geek-fan site RottenTomatoes.com really ticks me off, particularly in regards to the Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious, which I caught over the week ... More >>
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