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► Echosmith is stopping by the Fonda Theatre in support of their debut album “Talking Dreams.” The Colourist support, too. ► Rumors that Aaron Carter and Drake Bell will sing “I Want Candy” together at the El Rey Theatre are probably true. ► Sweet Bump It (pictured above) is having their album release party at the Bootleg HiFi and The Fontaines, Bird Concerns and you are invited! ► Metal calls the Wiltern home for the Decibel Tour ft. At the Gates, Converge, Vallenfyre and Pallbearer. ►...

54 6 months ago

Here again is every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos of artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new shows, so you can do some digging of your own and let us know which ones you are excited about! Click through, and start planning ahead.

Between The Buried And Me: W/ Atlas Moth, Tue., April 14, 8:30 p.m., $16-$18. The Ready Room, 4195 Manchester Ave, St. Louis.

Cartel: W/ Hit The Lights, TEAM*, Driver Friendly, Sat.,...

53 8 months ago

Jessica Fletcher The Western Front |

The one hit wonder “Hey Mickey” played through the speakers to welcome rapper Mickey Avalon to the stage at the Wild Buffalo, Thurday, Feb. 5.

Avalon's vulgar language referring to drugs, alcohol, women and prostitution got the crowd wild. With a packed venue, attendees didn’t care how close one another were to each other. People were pushing each other to hold their spot on the floor. All the crowd cared about was dancing, singing, drinking and getting as close as they could to Avalon to get a picture and possibly receive a handshake from him.

Everyone was getting crazy,...

54 8 months ago

Quite a Wednesday we have in store for you:

► Stellar lineup of L.A. bands at the Troubadour — indie-soul outfit Caught a Ghost is joined by In the Valley Below, Paper Pilots and Decorator. ► British singer-songerwiter Jamie T — back after about five years off the grid — headlines the Roxy Theatre behind his new album “Carry on the Grudge” (his third, released in September. Local rockers Irontom [see “The Minista”] open. Above, Jamie T’s new video for “Rabbit Hole.” ► The inimitable Jonathan Richman holds forth at the Bootleg HiFi. ...

45 10 months ago

Incoming: Alex Clare, Ben Watt, Michael Franti, Kissing Cousins, Girlpool, the Black & the White, the Sunset Drifters, Mereki, Cass McCombs, Gateway Drugs, Joomanji, Dance Gavin Dance, Caught a Ghost, Jamie T, Jonathan Richman, Molotov, Mickey Avalon, Ryan Bingham, Angel Solsen, Say Hi, Act As If, Animal Games, Sarah McLachlan, Christopher Owns, Avi Buffalo, Ryan Hemsworth, Flight Facilities, Moving Units, Spirit Animal, Polaris Rose, Horse Feathers, Tyler Hilton, KIIS-FM’s Jingle Ball, Paloalto, Chrissie Hynde, Fleetwood Mac, Dr. John, Blue October, the Living Sisters, the Girls, Bela Fleck, Sebastien Tellier, Jhene Aiko, Estelle

Above: That’s Cass McCombs‘ video for “Angel Blood,” a track...

49 10 months ago

Happy Saturday …

► Tarfest, the annual free, all-ages music and arts event on the Miracle Mile that kicks off at 1 p.m., brings Hunter Hunted, the Moth & the Flame, DWNTWN, Tapioca and the Flea and the Dead Ships to the La Brea Tar Pits Park. [Set times here.] ► Jane’s Addiction, performing their 1988 breakout “Nothing’s Shocking,” is joined by Failure, Cold War Kids and ††† (Crosses) at the top of the bill for the first day of the Sunset Strip Music Festival. Also performing: Nightmare and...

50 12 months ago

This was supposed to just be an article about douche bags.

It was supposed to highlight a sleazy rapper with a drug-addled party complex that mirrored the underbelly of the equally sleazy frat scene found just a few miles from Phoenix. See, Mickey Avalon has his dual lives: he's a recovering addict, a former prostitute and drug dealer who picked up a crusty melody off the sticky floor of a Los Angeles bar, blew on it, and then wrapped it up in a slinky strip club package and sold it to listeners who wanted to feel just a little bit dirty...

94 About 1 year ago

No longer chewing the fat of the Aussie music festival scene, the Newcastle-based Fat As Butter (FAB) festival has called it quits on organising a 2014 event.

A result perhaps of spreading itself too thin, festival organisers put the cancellation of the festival down to not being able to create a good enough line up for punters. Stating this morning on their Facebook page;

"Despite 6 months of scouring the world we just haven’t been able to land a line up that we reckon you guys would come and play with."

With seven years of festivals under it's belt, this isn't the first time...

117 Over 1 year ago

Mickey Avalon Sued Your Filthy Oven Shocked the Help

6/10/2014 12:20 AM PDT

It's gonna be way harder to find good help for rapper Mickey Avalon ... whose housekeeper claims she was practically electrocuted by his dirty oven.

Lula Malone claims she was cleaning the oven in Avalon's L.A. home last month when she was jolted by an electric shock ... according to the lawsuit she just filed.

Malone says she suffered serious injury and in the legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- she blames Avalon because his home and oven were "maintained in an unsafe manner." Malone doesn't explain any specific...

136 Over 1 year ago

Kellie Gannon

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Mickey Avalon Heads Back to S.B.

L.A.’s Scene-Soaked Emcee Returns to the Fold

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fittingly, so-called “glam rapper” Mickey Avalon made his first media appearance on MTV Cribs alongside fellow can’t-tell-if-they’re-serious-or-not white rapper Simon Rex (aka Dirt Nasty). It was Rex who would help launch Avalon’s musical career after the two first began writing verses for laughs while Avalon crashed on Rex’s couch.

The licentious whimsy with which Avalon delivers verses about his Sunset Strip exploits is the key to his ethos. Avalon (born Yeshe Perl) is a slightly built, long-haired grandson of Auschwitz survivors, who lost his father to a drunk-driving...

78 Over 1 year ago

Mickey Avalon at Crocodile (Photo by Michael Profitt)

Photos by Michael Profitt

 A diverse crowd of young and old enjoyed a very lively Mickey Avalon show at The Crocodile last weekend.  Playing his major hits, “What Do You Say,” “My Dick,” and “Jane Fonda,” Mickey sounded great.  And the dancers definitely added something very exciting to watch during the show!  Other than a couple of stage crashers (one woman and one guy), the crowd was full of energy all night.

Avalon’s tour continues through the end of June.

88 Over 1 year ago

Get out there this weekend! There's so much to go listen to.

Dept of Martyrs (a punk three-piece outfit coming in from Ephrata, Wash.), Gorilla Rabbit Chicken and DJ Smickage take on the Baby Bar/Neato Burrito tonight.

Summer in Siberia (lovers of the keyboard) plays its first show after a winter hiatus. They open for Wild Ones at the Bartlett tonight. Get your tickets for $12. The show starts at 8 pm.

He isn’t some rapper who grew up in the suburbs only pretending to have had a hard life in his lyrics; he’s a true comeback kid. Mickey Avalon (born Yeshe...

104 Over 1 year ago