Monday, June 30, 2008

Peter Hook + Detroit Bar = Lucky bastards in Orange County

RSVP for this Thursday's shin dig and get in for just $10. Come on, you guys. The place is pretty chill, the drink aren't over priced and Hook is going to be there. It's sure to be one for the books.

PS: If you don't know who Peter Hook is and his style of playing then I may have to strangle you. Just so that you know...

Friday, June 27, 2008

What's a weekend in the summer without an awesome garage sale?

Brace yourself, Orange County babies. Dim Mak, Cobrasnake and RVCA are invading the land behind the curtain and are pleased to bring you all sorts of goodies. Stop by the RVCA Headquarters tomorrow between 11 am and 5 pm to take advantage of awesome deals on clothes, Aoki merchandise and art!

Remember, bring your cash, folks...this is a garage sale, not a boutique.

RVCA Headquarters are located at
919 Sunset Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

DIM MAK returns to Orange County

If you've ever been to any of these in the past, you know this is a major pants off, dance off. Be sure to RSVP ahead of time so that you can get in for the cost of a fucking gallon of gas: $5.

Thursday brings you the following DJs:

Steve Aoki
Them Jeans
Dan Oh
Colossal KNXN
Josh Billings

New Music Tuesday - Venganza Remixes on iTunes

Get your iWang off and visit iTunes for a lil upbeat satisfaction. Lazaro Casanova, with the help of the magnificent Felix Cartal, The House Moguls and The Jackmaster, have just released an EP of three remixes. If you have ever seen any of these guys perform live, you might have an idea of what you're in for. If you haven't, then you may want to get with the program.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Because the art community never left Santa Ana

You've probably heard of Proof Bar. You might have even had dinner at Memphis. Well, the two Santa Ana hot spots, along with The Crosby, are uniting to give you a little sum-sum'n this Friday and every third Friday: Posse on Broadway. Yea, like the song. Oh, you don't know what song I'm referring to? Oh, you're not old enough to get in anyway, so don't worry about it.

Just like the old block parties of yester year, Posse on Broadway is christening the birth of summer this year with a bad ass block party, complete with live art, DJs and, duh, drinks.

This week, you can check out the following DJ's give, give, givin' it all they got (erra era remix!):

Check out Mute OC for details.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

New Music: The Western States Motel

First, be sure to check out The Western State's page to hear a track that they just posted today off their upcoming EP, "A Moment in the Sun". It's one of my faves from the new material that they have been performing at their recent shows. Shout out to my boy, Carl J and Jesse Squared. Then, be sure to mark your calendars for June 9. The band will be performing at Spaceland, along with the Afternoons and White Hinterland. It's a free show, it's 21+ and the doors open at can't go wrong. Seriously, check the other bands out, too. Delicious sonic goodies for your ears are promised.


You can check The Western States Motel out on Saturday night at The Roxy.

Eh hem, you're welcome, cats and kittens. I love feeding that music monkey on your back. Always a pleasure. I promise.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Review: Ladytron at the Henry Fonda Theater

May 30, 2008
Henry Fonda Theater
-Ms. Killer

As Ladytron hits the stage, the stage is set ablaze with a marquee, with lights that don't announce or explain shit. The band is playing to a full house that Datarock warmed up for them and the die hard fans have descended into heaven, singing along to every song and dancing in sync with its beat. The fag hags, with their partners in crime in tow, prove that Ladytron's fan base exists, and not by the Flight of the Concords definition. My feet, however, are glued to the gummy floors and the bass compels them to move every so often in fear of being stuck to the floors at the Fonda permanently.

The band's silhouette is back lit by the minimal and foot-tap inducing light show produced by the marquee. Nothing quite as dramatic or decadent as Tool's Lateralus tour, but it's cute. Aesthetically, the band is easy on the eyes and the definition of a "stylized" band. Whether or not the band has more to offer is questionable. Yes, they have catchy elecrto-pop tunes. Yes, they release great singles. Do they have what it takes to get people's attention. Apparently not. The crowd started to clear out after Seventeen was performed, accompanied with analog visuals that read "17 17" and "21 21" - creative, no? No.

All in all, the Ladytron show was like an apple turnover from the frozen good section. It was nothing Mom would ever take the time to bake. I mean, a baked good, nonetheless, but nothing worth bragging about, nah mean?

MSTRKRFT's Bounce Music Video Shoot - Tonight at The Roxy

Be sure to stop by the Roxy tonight if you care to a) be in a music video for MSTRKRFT's new single or b) care to hear sets from the awsome Felix Cartal, Lazaro Cassanova and others! Your answer should be b) and you should be okay with a), too.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Movie Review: Pineapple Express

Filter Magazine hosted a special screening of Pineapple Express last Friday and Kill The Microphone sent Social Anxiety's very own, Owen Teach to the screening to check it out and give us the scoop. While James Franco and Seth Rogen were at the MTV Movie awards this weekend smoking a bag of fake weed, Owen Teach was doing it right and has this review to offer you:

Let me first say that the only way I could have enjoyed this movie any more than I did was if I was stoned out of my mind. The basic plot goes like this: Rogen plays a weed loving process server (you know, the guys that serve subpoenas) who’s life consists of his job, his eighteen year old girlfriend and getting high. His drug dealer (played by Franco) is a perma-stoned nincompoop who aspires to be an intellectual yet is two beers short of a six-pack. While taking a smoke break before a job Rogen witnesses a murder and flees the scene in a panic. He might have gotten away scott free had he not left behind a joint containing a rare strain of weed that could only have come from Franco. Armed with only a duffle bag full of pot and a couple of fruit rollups they go on the run, leading to adventure and high jinks aplenty.

The movie was short and sweet. Some of Rogen's other films tend to drag on towards the middle but Pineapple express powered straight through to the end. The pacing was great and the action scenes managed to keep you on the edge of your seat and made you laugh uncontrollably all at the same time. The chemistry between Franco and Rogen was amazing and the banter was quick and dry. So dry that I think you need to see it twice to really get every joke. Rogen was great as usual, however Franco really stole the show. He usually plays more serious roles (i.e. the green goblin or James Dean) but he sure had me convinced of his authenticity as a slack jawed stoner. In fact throughout most of the movie Franco and Rogen actually appear to be stoned stupid. Part of what made the film so funny was the knowledge the writers had of the pot culture. They got everything right from the way people act when high to the names of the different strains of weed.

I also have to give credit to the supporting cast. From the effeminate and sensitive hit men to the on the edge mob boss played by the great Gary Cole, they all helped make the movie great. My only gripe was the ending. There were a few questions and plot twists left unanswered…although, had they gone into detail the movie probably would have dragged on for an unnecessary fifteen or twenty minutes. Over all I would say that Pineapple express is a hilarious movie that truly shows the talent of Seth Rogen and James Franco. I give it five out of five dead hookers.

-Owen Teach