What has most distinguished Perry Farrell's career is his willingness to experiment and take chances. Over the past 15 years, he has strayed from the unique rock of his groundbreaking band Jane's Addiction to mix genres like rock with dance music in projects like Perry Etty vs Joachim Garraud. Despite the amazing musical journey that Farrell has taken over the last 30 years, on May 8-10, he, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins and Chris Chaney will celebrate the recent 25th anniversary of Nothing's Shocking, the first Jane's Addiction studio album, with a performance of the entire album in the intimate space of the new Las Vegas venue, Brooklyn Bowl. And while some of the old vanguard Jane's fans will be in attendance, so will neophytes.
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Santa Ana native Cindy Arebalo has been a fan since a trip to Lake Havasu in the early '90s, where she and her friends listened to Jane's Addiction's sophomore masterpiece Ritual de lo Habitual for the entire weekend. When she returned, she bought her own copies of Ritual and Nothing's Shocking, and she has not stopped listening to them since. She raised her daughter, 23 year-old Alondra Shields, on the music. Naturally, she too became a fan, and now Shields is accompanying her mother to one of the Las Vegas performances, where she will be properly baptized. To clarify what, exactly, Shields is being baptized into, the Weekly spoke with Farrell. The day after he returned from taking his Lollapalooza musical festival to South America, where he had been introducing hundreds of thousands of Argentines, Paulistanos, and others to their first alternative rock performances, he recalled the humble years.More »