Recommended Show of the Week: Gang of Four @ Avalon. It seems like every band who was heavily influenced by Gang of Four is cashing in. A Franz Ferdinand song is featured in a Sony commercial, Bloc Party is in a Target ad and even Radio 4 got paid by Mitsubishi. See the original gangstas at the Avalon on Thursday or roll the dice and fight your way through INXS reality TV fans at the grand opening of the Hollywood and Highland Virgin Megastore Monday.
I’m going to go against losanjealous company policy here and recommend a coffee shop that is not one of the top 20 Starbucks.
Does anyone know what is going on up there, up the road, right now? There’s long lines of cars backed up before that isosceles intersection up at Wilshire and Santa Monica and everyone is just barely moving, like a couple of car lengths at a time.
On October 28, 1957, Elvis performed an historic show at the Pan Pacific Auditorium. During an encore of his hit Hound Dog, Elvis’ one-night-stand wrangler, Byron Raphael, recounts the shock of watching his boss get intimate onstage with a stuffed animal version of RCA’s canine mascot, Nipper.