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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Billy Idol Whips the Fox Into a Nostalgic Frenzy

Live Review: Billy Idol Whips the Fox Into a Nostalgic Frenzy

Billy Idol Broncho Fox Theater February 15, 2015 Sandwiched between a national holiday that flaunts our elected leaders and a Hallmark holiday which haunts selective breeders, Sunday night at the Fox delivered a terrific two-course meal of new flavor and…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Musicians Mocking Themselves in Movie Cameos

Five Musicians Mocking Themselves in Movie Cameos

So. Word on the street is that both Drake and Kanye West are filming cameos for the upcoming Anchorman 2 movie. We'd love to see both of them doing something self-deprecating and hilarious, but Kanye is involved, so we'll not…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer: Christmas Dance of the Sourpuss Fairy

Bouncer: Christmas Dance of the Sourpuss Fairy

Not every day can be a dance number from Glee. Even happy-go-lucky lil' scamps like myself can wake up on the wrong side of the bed. When I arose on a recent day, the first thing I pictured was myself…
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Music, Hear This Aging flesh for fantasy: Billy Idol

Aging flesh for fantasy: Billy Idol

Billy Idol always seemed destined for mainstream success. Armed with peroxide-blond spikes, an Elvis-inspired sneer, and a knack for writing MTV hits that were far more hard rock than hardcore, Idol became an easy '80s icon starting with his eponymous…
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Music, All Shook Down Billy Idol to Play Summer Fillmore Date

Billy Idol to Play Summer Fillmore Date

Don't front like you haven't sang "White Wedding" and "Mony Mony" at every Karaoke Bar you've been to. Spare your lovely singing voice and check out Billy Idol at the Fillmore on June 26 when he brings the real…
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Calendar, Night&Day Killer App

Killer App

William Gibson's first book, Neuromancer, which won the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Philip K. Dick Award, came out 23 years ago. And he wrote it on a manual typewriter. If that doesn't take you back! He coined…
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Music, BeatBox

Drum 'n' bass 'n' benefits 'n' stuff

"With a rebel yell/She cried more, more, more. Owww. In the midnight hour, babe/More, more, more." OK, so unless you wear leg warmers as a fashion statement, the poetry of Billy Idol has little to do with your discothque. But…
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News, Night Crawler Mistresses of the Dark

Mistresses of the Dark

Rule #4: When you're running from a psycho-maniac killer, be prepared. Wear stiletto heels, a tight skirt, and don't forget to fall down about every 15 feet. -- Elvira's Horror Movie Survival Guide A machete-gray hearse gleams under the dim…
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Dining, The Mix

Swerving on Irving

The stretch of Irving Street to the west of 19th Avenue is a self-contained village of pho houses, Chinese restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and bars that people return to again and again. Case in point: the Silver Spur, a dependable little…
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