Wednesday, March 23, 2005

"I went to Ojai and all I caught was an autistic child"

Yes, I am back from Ojai with renewed enthusiasm and I'm ready to post. So here it goes...

Matzah's Shows to Watch Out For - MARCH EDITION (Thanks to thorough LA fanzine AmbitiousOutsiders.com):

Thursday, March 24 - These Arms Are Snakes @ the Echo
Thursday, March 24 - The Decemberists @ the Henry Fonda
Friday, March 25 - Death from Above 1979 @ the Echo (Just bought tickets now for this one)
Friday, March 25 - the Mae Shi @ the Smell
Friday, March 25 - Bob Dylan @ Pantages Theatre
Saturday, March 26 - Bob Dylan @ Pantages Theatre
Saturday, March 26 - Ash/The Bravery @ the Troubadour (SUPPORT RECORD COLLECTION ARTISTS)
Sunday, March 27 - Ash/The Bravery @ the Troubadour (SUPPORT RECORD COLLECTION ARTISTS)
Monday, March 28 - Handsome Boy Modeling School @ House of Blues Sunset Strip

In other news, historic New York club CBGB is under fire, because of a newly implemented rent increase. Help save the club and preserve the history behind it! Plus, you can get fat eating chocolate at the same time, according to Kingblind.com:

"Among the efforts to save landmark New York punk venue CBGB is a collection of limited-edition treats from Gotham candy store Chocolate Bar. The confectioner is introducing the $25 CBGBs Punk Rock Box, a 16-piece truffle collection that includes a postage-paid petition to save CBGB, a steel logo keychain and a collection of CBGB stickers. For the budget-minded yet concerned punk, there are $3 CBGB Retro Bars wrapped in a limited-edition CBGB keepsake package that includes the postage-paid petition. Both items will be available in May, but can be pre-ordered through the store's Web site or by calling 800-481-2462. All proceeds will benefit the club's campaign to keep its doors open."

Want Some?
http://www.chocolatebarnyc.com/

With that being said, here are some photographs of artists who have performed at the historic venue over the years:

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Richard Hell, CBGB, 1978. Singing "All the Way"

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The Ramones, CBGB, 1977. The kids are all hopped up and ready to go. View from sidestage.

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The Jam in the dressing room before they played at CBGB October 15, 1977. It was their first tour to the states.

ALSO:

Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth fame) discusses the mix tape with Wired:
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.04/play.html?pg=3

For the IPod obsessed:
http://www.axetopia.com/news/05_03/DVForge_JamPod.html

AND

http://www.ipodincar.net/

Beck discusses his new album, Guero, with Billboard:
http://www.azcentral.com/ent/music/articles/0322beck.html

What are Tom Waits' 20 'most cherished' albums? Find out here:
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/omm/story/0,13887,1439272,00.html

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