[UPDATED] Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L. Needs Your Help to Write Another Book

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UPDATED, NOV. 10, 9:08 A.M.: $7,000 goal reached as of 9 A.M.--$7,184!

ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 8, 10:35 A.M.: Jack Grisham, T.S.O.L. frontman, Weekly coverboy--is following up his first novel An American Demon with a work of fiction that he won't tell us the title of ("because it's cool and I don't want people to steal it") or describe the plot of (same reason).

But he is asking supporters to back his work financially via a Kickstarter campaign (he's currently about $2,200 shy of his $7,000 goal) so he can finish the book.

"I can tell you the kids live in a fictional 1960s Northern California town. I can tell you there are as many cemeteries in the story as there are boys, and I can tell you that it's an American Gothic coming of age tale--although the children are much more mature than I'll ever be," he says in the description of the book.

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Be Part of a New Hawthorne Heights Video

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Hawthorne Heights is working on a video for their song "Oceans," and they want their fans to be in it. The video is about missing a deployed loved one, so they're asking people for short videos of themselves. All you have to do to be part of it is hold up a photo of a deployed loved one and say something about them and how you miss them. If you're the one deployed, send a video of yourself holding up a picture of your family or loved one back home.

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Give Lance Bangs Your Cloud Footage for LCD Soundsystem

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Maybe you're all tore up about being stuck in Orange County, while LCD Soundsytem is saying goodbye--forever--in New York's Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Here's a way to make your presence felt at his show: Give them your cloud footage! Lance Bangs, the director in charge of visuals for the show, wants "footage of clouds and sky shot from airplane windows," according to his official siteMore »

Make Your Own Music Video for The Adjustment Bureau

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​Want to make your own video for a former Verve front man? Your Life Adjusted: The Adjustment Bureau Video Project is an interactive video for Richard Ashcroft's song "Future's Bright." 

The original video was made by piecing together life's milestones from photos submitted by people around the world (including the film's stars, Oscar winner Matt Damon and Emily Blunt). You can make your own video by uploading your photos here. Watch the original video after the jump.

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Surprise! OC Weekly's Band of the Week

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Who is the band of the week?
Greetings, all! Maybe it's the fact that Valentine's Day is coming soon, or maybe it's the increased pollen count. But something has us feeling service-y. To that end, we've decided to share with you some of the unsung heroes and undiscovered shining stars of the Orange County/Long Beach music scene. Herewith, we bring you our band of the week after the jump.


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Teach Me How to 'Bernie'--It's America's Latest Dance Craze

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So you're the master of daggering, and you've taught your grandma to Dougie. What's next, you ask? This month's latest dance craze is courtesy of the 1980s movie Weekend at Bernie's--and all you have to do is shuffle around like a corpse on the dance floor! See how it's done after the jump.

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Celebrity Spotting via Twitter at the Justin Bieber Concert: Kobe Bryant, Jasmine Villegas, Jaden Smith and More

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Were you at the Justin Bieber concert last night? Because we couldn't really bring ourselves to witness it, we cobbled together a vision of the night's show via Twitter. Unfortunately, there wasn't much variety--and there were only four kinds of tweets coming out of Honda Center last night:

1. The Histrionic

saabbrrriiinnaa: JUSTIN BIEBER CONCERT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In the honda center!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) 

Karsonly: Had the best time at Justin Bieber concert last night had so much fun and after I chased his bus down the street! Untill my mom yelled at me.
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More 'Up To You' Options: Download or Watch a Free, Radiohead-Sanctioned Fan Film of a Czech Concert

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Sure, the Beastie Boys did it first. But that doesn't make the footage taken by more than 50 fans on Flip phones of Radiohead at Prague's Výstaviště Holešovice Exhibition Hall on August 23, 2009 any less special. The footage has been edited together to make a concert film called Live in Praha, with Radiohead giving the makers of the film their own audio masters from the show. Crazy!


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Local Natives at the Pitchfork Music Festival 2010 in Chicago

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So LA via OC band Local Natives were documented at Pitchfork by our sister publication Denver Westord (check out the slideshow More »

Who's Sick of Music Critics Lamenting the Death of Music Criticism?

Last year, the self-proclaimed "last rock critic standing" Chris Weingarten (blogger, rock critic, Spin, Rolling Stone and Village Voice contributor) talked about the death of music criticism at the 140 Characters Conference. (Watch it here.)

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