We’ve been begging, bribing, and blackmailing Mecca Vazie Andrews for years to come down and show the A Rrose in a Prose crowd what she is capable of! And at long last, something happened (possibly a change in prescription drugs?), and she’s given us a hearty “yes!” We don’t even know quite what she is […]
Reviews of shows I’ve been to recently.
Gay Music Revolution Saturday, August 29!
If you don’t enjoy seeing giant cocks explain to you why the Screamers and Buzzcocks are in the same sticky stream of history as Ma Rainey and Lesley Gore and Schubert and Little Richard … then you are not fucking punk rock.
Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain coming to A Rrose in a Prose on August 16!
Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil are the co-authors of the internationally renowned Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk and the newly released Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose.
August 16: A Rrose in a Prose, ZZyZx WriterZ, L.A. Zine Fest, Poetry Palooza @ Echo Park Rising: Just Good Enough
Think workshops, open mics, and other forms of collaborative art, all slated to happen right after our amazing features conclude, including a rare open mic. Be there at 2 p.m. to sign up!
Great photos from Burger Boogaloo 2015 (including some of yours truly)!
I think bands only let me interview them because they can’t help but look better in comparison to me?
WORDS plays our first 2015 show tomorrow in Pasadena. At a library.
WORDS is performing for the first time in 2015 tomorrow! It’s a poetry event hosted by KHADIJA ANDERSON, LYNNE BRONSTEIN and KARINEH MAHDESSIAN, and features an open reading, for you poetic types who want to strut your stuff.
A Rrose in a Prose this Sunday: VALUABLE LIES
Have I told you that you look younger every day? So does the state of writing in America, which gets stronger every day even as our populace becomes more educated and literate! Come celebrate at Stories BooksandCafe on March 8, 2 p.m., with all these deceptive smarties, who will be reading and/or performing and/or bearing […]
DUM DUM Issue No. 3 party this Saturday …
ATTEND! Listen to readings by authors, real authors, people souls haven’t left their bodies and swum down the snaky pipe at the base of their own toilets rather than cling to the monster who birthed them.
the second Rrose Is a Rrose event is August 19
It’s going to be Ogden Nash’s birthday, and you know what that means: wacky witticisms will abound, like poached eggs nicely brown’d.
my return to the Garage, AKA the Virgil
Tonight I am DJing an event with dublab at the Virgil. For those who know me, I used to DJ every week at the Garage, many, many years ago, and then had a set once a week at dublab. So for me, DJing a dublab event at the Virgil is a super double-backed reverse return to my much younger self!
A Rrose Is a Rrose – A Feather Boa of Words for the Drab Throat of L.A.
A Rrose Is a Rrose has everything, from poetry to confessional autobiography to music criticism to a marvelous idea for a new video game.
Pearl Harbour vs. Pearl Harbor
Piper and Sky, a couple of L.A. youngsters, have a cool band called Pearl Harbour that’s playing out a bunch! And now I honestly can’t decide whether they are better, or whether I prefer Pearl Harbor and the Explosions. I think they should play on the same stage. That would be fucking radd. I’ve never […]
I just saw this kid twice in one week–one of my bands played with him under a bridge in Frisco, where he performed as a two-piece, and then I caught him playing at a house party in Echo Park Friday night just by his lonesome. He’s been in a bunch of awesome bands, like Epsilons […]