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Calendar, Night&Day Hit the Dex

Hit the Dex

Roy Orbison plus Jello Biafra equals Dex Romweber. Fans of the singer's famous former band, the Flat Duo Jets, know this already; they'd probably add Paul Westerberg to the equation. Whatever: Romweber is a great, great rock singer and guitar…
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Music, Reviewed Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever

Los Angeles' Dengue Fever is a truly multicultural rock band ... no, wait, don't skip to the next review. Its members are neither a bunch of PC neohippie purists nor purveyors of cheesy exotica. Dengue Fever comprises members of Dieselhed…
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Music, Bouncer

Cha Cha Cha: a melange of busboys, gofers, lime-squeezers, and journeymen

You pretty much know a song is great if you can add a quick "Cha-cha-cha!" to the end of it. For example, take Roy Orbison's "Only the Lonely." Wait for the extended "dumbydoowahhhh," and then place a "cha-cha-cha!" after a…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Creature Feature

Creature Feature

FRI-SAT 3/11-12 Over the years, the 1954 shocker Creature From the Black Lagoon has lost its freakout factor; its simple plot (creature wants girl) and lack of gore are no match for today's high-octane horror flicks. But the film still…
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Music, Reviewed Paula Frazer

Paula Frazer

Along with the Naked Barbies' Patty Spiglanin, Paula Frazer has one of the most distinctive sets of pipes in the Bay Area (and in the greater realm of pop music, for that matter). Her singular voice has what a lot…
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Dining, Eat

A Walk on the Mild Side

A terrible thing happened to my friend Michelle a few weeks back. We were having cocktails at a certain high-end hotel and eatery when the bartender served her a somewhat funky glass of wine. A dedicated oenophile, Michelle tasted, sniffed,…
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