, Rock For Hunger
, and the Quarterly Noise Report
(yay, Otto Von Schirach!) are sorta sucking all the air out of the live music scene this week, so let's just keep this short and sweet.
Friday, Nov. 14
- I love Odin's Den so much I'd even go see a band with a stupid-ass name like Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad there. They're Sublime-y party-dubbers, not Lee Perry tickle-your-brainpan dubbers. But you knew that already.
- I get in trouble whenever I talk about legendary English musicians from the late '70s who are past their pri... see? I almost did it again. So, uh, well, Joe Jackson is playing at the Plaza. True story that I've told over and over again but is still a good story: way back in 1982, when I was a whole lot younger than I am now, I was standing in the Record Bar at Dutch Square Mall holding two records in my hand, trying to decide which one to spend my Christmas money on. The record store guys (who, even at my young age, recognized a vinyl addict when they saw one) suggested one, I had my eye on another one. One was Night and Day by Joe Jackson. The other was Thriller by Michael Jackson. To this day, I thank God that I ended up being swayed by the wisdom of the record store clerks and walked home singing "P.Y.T."
- So, you might not know this - "you" being the 8 people who read my entries on this blog â?? but I work at Full Sail now. Which is great. Anyway, one of our graduates is the guy that directed all the Saw movies (except for the first one). ANYWAY, this guy's got a new thing out called Repo! The Genetic Opera and it looks totally awesome because it's a rock opera with zombies and drugs and organ-harvesting at its core. KILLER! But, perhaps not an a-list thing, right? WRONG. It's got Paul Sorvino in it and Ogre from Skinny Puppy and Paris Hilton (okay, that's sorta b-list) ... AND SARAH FREAKING BRIGHTMAN. How awesome and weird is that? Sarah Brightman, the popera singer who clogs up the WMFE telethon airwaves is in a crazy-ass, organ-harvesting, dystopia movie with blood and guts. I totally love her now. But not enough to go see her perform at the UCF Arena tonight.
- Supervillains at Park Ave CDs. Acoustic! New CD! DON'T PARK IN FRONT OF THE BRIDAL SHOP!!!!!
Saturday, Nov. 15
- The lovely and talented (and slightly annoying in a theater-person way) Amy Steinberg is performing her literate, funny, acoustic stuff at Stardust.
- I hate Battles of the Bands. But this one should be great. Apparently it's something called Doctors against the Lawyers at Hannibal's in Winter Park. Doctors, lawyers, Winter Park ... sounds like someone's gunning for the rich-white-guy-cover-band (and the ladies who love them!) crowd that Dexter's across the street thought they had nailed. I predict major bar-to-bar sabotage in the aftermath.
- The ever-earnest hip-hop kids behind Elements are putting on yet another of their community-minded events ... but this one is a big one. It's their fourth Battle of the Elements and it's going on tonight at UCF's Ferrell Auditorium. DJ's, rappers, breakers, graffiti artists and other b-boy (and girl!) practitioners will be throwing down in front of judges. It's a good kind of battle.
Sunday, Nov. 16
- Agent Orange at Back Booth. One word: "Bloodstains." (Which â?? holy shit! â?? came out a year after I was deciding between Joe and Michael Jackson, which was, like, forever ago.)
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