Michael Mayer

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Aaron Hempsey on Dubstep or "Wobble-Wobble," Underground House Music, and NYC Tastemaker Jacques Renault

    Courtesy of Penny Lane Photography​Chances are you know Aaron Hempsey or at least one of his DJ handles. Billed as monikers such as Swerv Griffin or Rapturo for reputable dance nights like Cheap Thrills, Solstice, The Scenario, and Sticky Fingers, Hempsey has decided to keep things simple for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Green Day Moves to Broadway

    ​Victory! After a hugely successful run of American Idiot at the Berkeley Rep in California (the show sold out its eight weeks of performances), the musical inspired by Green Day's album of the same name and directed by Spring Awakening's Michael Mayer is really hitting the big time with a Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Green Day to Bring American Idiot to the Stage

    Berkeley punk rockers Green Day will adapt their multi-platinum, Grammy-winning, catnip-for-angst-ridden tweens album American Idiot to the stage, just in time to open Berkeley Repertoire's 2009/10 season. The musical will be the first for the vaunted Berkeley Rep's new, swanky Roda Theatre, a fitti ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 1, 2006

    Get Inside!

    Your three-month forecast of the summer's top movies

  • Film

    August 5, 2004

    Bizarre Love Triangle

    Everybody loves Colin in A Home at the End of the World

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    A Tale of Two Beats

    In 2003, a rockist retread ruled techno, while a new beginning hijacked hip-hop

  • Culture

    September 28, 1995