Mark Gonzales Likes Aloe Blacc's "The Man" But Doesn't Like Chicks With Dicks

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Where's my Beats by Dre commercial?!
[Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.]

Phyllis Diller once said, "A smile is a curve that sets everything straight" and with that, we're here to set you straight. Missing Mark Gonzales tonight (May 14th) when he hits up the Brea Improv along with The Smash Brothers would be a big fucking mistake. Why you ask? Allow us to break it down. If you like comedy of the filthy variety you're in for a real treat with Gonzales because is one dirty bird and along with his set, this evening promises to be as naughty as they come. Before the big show kicks off and the shenanigans begin, we got Mark to play "Quick Questions" with us.

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Quick Questions with Allison Sciulla

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I WANTED A GUITAR!
[Editor's Note: Quick Questions is our semi-regular feature where we ask comedians a ton of random questions without giving them time to think of anything funny to say. Surprisingly, they still do.]

Allison Sciulla is a kick ass comic and author of the books "You're Probably A Slut," "And Then I Shit My Pants," and "Anna Likes Anal" which are clearly not for your parents or Oprah's book club. She's also very musically inclined and has a new solo comedy music album called "Wholesome" coming out April 12th and a companion movie called "Some Hole" that you can grab on May 1st. For now though, let's get back to focusing on the comedy. Sciulla will be at the Irvine Improv April 10th for "Sideshow Network's 5 spot Comedy" and before the laughs are delivered via the awesome line-up that evening, we got some one-on-one time with her for a quick game of "Quick Questions."

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Las Cafeteras Cross Musical and Geographical Borders With Their Sound

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Piero F. Giunti
The phrase "Yo no creo en fronteras!" has become the unofficial mission statement for East LA's eclectic folk outfit Las Cafeteras. The line from their rabble-rousing hit "La Bamba Rebelde" is an apt description of how cavalier they are about crossing stylistic and geographical borders with their music. This year alone, they've dabbled in mainstream pop, opened for Colombian superstar Juanes in Miami, and did a live collaboration with the LA Philharmonic. With every new step they take, the title of their 2012 release, It's Time, feels more and more prophetic.

Before they became a band, the members of Las Cafeteras were students. "We were all friends, family, activists and organizers who knew each other before we even started playing music," says Denise Carlos, who once trained as a dancer.

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K-Pop to invade Honda Center Tonight; 5 Songs to Prepare

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Tonight, S.M. Entertainment-- the premier publishers and masterminds behind Korean pop music--invade the Honda Center, bringing with them marquee acts Girls' Generation, Super Junior, SHINee and TVXQ. Likely to attract any local K-Pop fan worth their salt, the S.M. Town Live World Tour III is an evening-long celebration of candy-coated synth beats, coordinated dance moves and hot young Korean stars that usually only roll in packs of five or more.South Korean television and radio giant Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (better known as MBC) is co-hosting the show with S.M. in celebration of the network's 50th anniversary.

For those looking for an excuse to practice some shrill, adolescent screaming before the show starts, we've compiled five K-Pop jams from your favorite artists that are guaranteed to boost your excitement (and your hormones).

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Le Castle Vania on Evolving as a DJ: "I got it in my head that if I was a DJ I would get hooked up at all the clubs"

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Dylan Eiland, known to fans as Le Castle Vania got into music early. As a teenager, he played in bands and found electronic music at raves in his Atlanta hometown. His remixes quickly got into the right hands and he has made a career out of playing and producing music since. Having just flown into the states from a tour in Italy and France, Le Castle Vania is ready to take on Orange County at the Yost Theater in the downtown Santa Ana Art District tonight. I caught up with Dylan for an interview about how he got started as a DJ, how his music has changed over the years and what we should expect from his upcoming album.

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Six Songs with the F Word in the Title for Valentine's Day

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Ladies, I've got a secret for you: Men don't like Valentine's Day.

I mean, we just got over the pressure of the holidays and now we're expected to come up with more gifts to show our love and appreciation. And do we ever get it right? Of course not. We're guys and we suck.

But we know if we play our cards right, tonight's almost a slam dunk in the bedroom. With this on our minds, we're acting all soft and cute with our roses, cards, teddy bears and chocolates, but what we're really thinking about is getting naked with you. (To be fair, we're also thinking about how to get you naked on the other 355 days of the year, but tonight, the odds of that happening are much higher and we like when the odds are in our favor.)

So while you're thinking about how he went to Jared or how every kiss begins with Kay, plain and simple, we're thinking about fucking you. Just so you can't say I didn't warn you, here's the soundtrack to what's going through our minds as you gorge yourself on chocolates and white wine spritzers.



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Is Today Mic Check Day?

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It's January 12, 2012. Or, in numbers, 1/12/12. If it were really Mic Check Day, shouldn't we have celebrated it on January 2, 2012? That's 1/2/12. Anyway, today you can go find an Occupy protest to join with impunity. Go mic check somebody.

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DJ DC to Break World Record For Longest DJ Set at Yost

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Rene Brenner, aka DJ DC, has been spinning tracks at Yost Theater since last Sunday, October 2nd, and is attempting to break the current world record set of 121 hours. More »

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Top 5 Break-Up Albums for Valentine's Day

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​Not that you care, but last week, my girlfriend of 11 years and I broke up, which I guess makes me somewhat of an expert on the subject of really good records to listen to if you're feeling the loss of someone today. Like anyone who was with another person for a long enough time, it's nearly inevitable that certain songs, bands or records will remind me of that lost love, so here are five records I most certainly will not be listening to today.

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Metal News: New Charred Walls of the Damned Single

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In some circles, he's a Midwestern comedian known for his penchant for homosexual stunts, making phony phone calls using a woman's voice (although no one ever falls for it) and his belief that the best pizza in New York comes from Papa Jon's. But to others, Richard Christy is a metal drummer from hell (in metal, that's a compliment).


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