On the second Thursday of every month, I join my pals Verdilak at Begbie at Alpine Village for Jupiter 8. We play synthpop, electro and industrial tunes for your dancing pleasure.
This month Fractured Transmission and D/Sir play live at the party. We’re pretty excited about this and would love to see you there too. Jupiter 8 is 21+ only at Alpine Village in Torrance. Party starts at 10 p.m. and the cover is $5. For more info, see the Facebook invite.
Sunday night, I went to see Psychic TV at the Echoplex. It’s the second time I’ve seen the band and, as expected, it was an amazing show.
One of the highlights of the night was the band’s merch booth, or, specifically, the Psychic TV rosary at the merch booth. My partner in all that is awesome saw the rosary first. He said I had to have it. I knew I had to have it too. After all, I’ve had a thing for rosaries since I was a kid (not sure if that’s because of Catholic school or Madonna fanaticism, probably both). He got it for me. I ripped open the package and put it on immediately. Continue reading →
Next weekend is Anime Los Angeles at the LAX Marriott. It’s the first L.A. con of the year and it’s a good one. I think this will be my fifth year going to the convention (the first ALA I attended was when it was in Burbank). However, it is my first year organizing a panel. Yup, you read that right.
“Shibuya-Kei and Japanese Indie Music” is a discussion of Japanese artists from the early 1990s to now. Joining me are Tune in Tokyo DJs Greg Hignight and Del Martin as well as Tommy Pedrini from the band Cats on Mars. Continue reading →