Neighborhoods & Local Talent
The competition brought 25 of the best guitar-less shredders from all over the U.S. to the Regency Center Grand Ballroom, which was filled to capacity with devil-horn waving, judge-booing air fanatics.
Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.
1. Tom Waits meets Eminem (with a twist of Forrest Gump—trust us, it’s awesome) in Tim Fite’s live show. Adam Green of the Moldy Peaches joins the talented Brooklynite for a can’t miss performance tonight at the Rickshaw Stop. Tuesday, May 20.
Photography by Iris Lin
Stereolab: One band you'll definitely find at Camino.
I’ve no doubt that you faithful Hot List readers have been on the edge of your seats, waiting with baited breath to see the results of the Great Mix-Off © of 2007. The reason I know this, of course, is that one of you—one of you who goes by the name of “Pocket Rocket” and clearly has a vested interest in the results of this contest—commented as much on my first blog entry.
Coldplay: one band you won't find at Camino
One of my many oft-invoked rants revolves around the lack of worthy soundtracks in bars and restaurants. (A notable exception: the fine establishments run by power-couple Greg and Shelley Lindgren—anyone who’s tuned in at Rye, Rosewood, A16 or SPQR will surely agree). And while I usually restrict myself to the bar/nightlife realm, today I’m here to discuss the listening-while-dining side of things.