File under "How Did We Miss This?": Queen Latifah will headline the Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival May 19.
This will be Latifah's first appearance at a gay pride festival. The Long Beach event, which began in 1984, is one of the country's biggest celebrations. In previous years, Jennifer Hudson has performed.More »
It's been a long time since I've been to a concert that was so heavily populated by 15-year-olds. I also don't think I've heard music that was simultaneously filled with such angsty anger and (subtly Christian) positivity. Needless to say, Attack Attack! does it well. The concert at the Glass House last Friday, featuring Attack Attack! along with Dream on, Dreamer, Sleeping with Sirens, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, and The Ghost Inside, was successful at making me feel both encouraged and pissed off.
It seems like that's what much of hardcore music is about these days, especially with the rise of straight edge culture. The Glass House is a great venue for this moshing, elbow-throwing, crowd-surfing mass. The floor was just large enough for a front fist-pumping section, a mosher's opening in the middle, and a back row and balcony for those were tired of the throng (or hesitant to enter in the first place). Glass House security has an awesome catch-and-release program for ambitious crowd-surfers that make their way to the front, filtering them right back into the mob.More »
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.'s set at Detroit Bar last week touring their debut It's A Corporate World was a blast (check out our photos here), and they've made their name largely on the strength of the single "Simple Girl."
Oddly enough, they've just released a video for the ultra-catch pop tune. It's part Black Keys' "Tighten Up" and part Michael Jackson's "Jam" (okay, just in the part where there's a pickup basketball game), and oddly enough, we feel kind of let down that it's not as good as this fan-made one. Watch it after the jump.More »