Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Riverwalk Jazz Shows at the Pearl

Posted on Wed, May 26, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2010-05-26 The Jim Cullum Jazz Band will be joined by piano legend Dick Hyman and revered vocalist Catherine Russell for this concert series which will be broadcast live from the Pearl Stable Thursday evening. Both of these visiting artists boast resumes that might leave you feeling...

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Cocktails for a Cause

Posted on Wed, May 26, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2010-05-26 What could be better than unwinding with friends over after-work cocktails and appetizers? Knowing that every penny you spend doing so is being donated to cute, innocent, four-legged critters in need. For the first time ever, we’re throwing a swanky mixer benefiting the Animal Defense League of...

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Hellzapoppin Sideshow Revue featuring Zamora the Torture King

Posted on Wed, May 26, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2010-05-26 Billed as a “kiddie show for adults,” a “hellacious fountain of youth,” and “the world’s largest and greatest touring circus sideshow,” the Hellzapoppin Sideshow Revue has made appearances on the National Geographic Channel and toured Sweden with Marilyn Manson. This Sunday (after nu-metalheads Saliva, Sevenboard,...

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CineMundo at Main Plaza presents Viva Las Vegas

Posted on Wed, May 26, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2010-05-26 If it’s a meaty plot you’re after, 1964’s Viva Las Vegas is the wrong place to look. The original trailer promises the film is the “swingin’est, singin’est, grooviest, lovin’est entertainment sensation it has ever been your luck to enjoy.” Variety commented on the film’s...

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The Bamboozle Roadshow

Posted on Wed, May 26, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2010-05-26 Although some readers may feel cheated that Third Eye Blind won’t be joining the SA leg of the Bamboozle Roadshow, we’re still wondering how Six Flags is going to host 14 bands in one day. Featured bamboozlers include Good Charlotte, Hanson, All Time Low, Boys...

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Duquesne University Tamburitzans

Posted on Wed, May 26, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2010-05-26 Formed more than 70 years ago, the Duquesne University Tamburitzans bills itself as “America’s longest-running multicultural song and dance company.” The elaborately costumed troupe showcases music from Bulgaria, Serbia, Bavaria, Slovenia, Greece, Poland, Russia, and Hungary, played on long-necked, Eastern European stringed instruments called tamburitzas....

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AmeriVespa: Lucha Libre

Posted on Wed, May 26, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2010-05-26 After all the visiting scooterati tire of riding around and looking stylish Friday, you can bet your wheels they’ll land at the Friendly Spot for a party that gets our vote for general awesomeness. The ferocious, masked warriors of M.A.L.L. (Mexican American Lucha Libre) will...

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AmeriVespa

Posted on Wed, May 26, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2010-05-26 Do you feel sexier this week, just living here, despite (maybe because of?) the way your clothes will cling to the most ample of your body parts for the next five months? It’s not, of course, the weather. It’s not the roasted jalapeños on your...

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Skittles: a legend

Posted on Wed, May 26, 2010 at 4:00 AM

This Is Happening Composer: LCD Soundsystem Conductor: LCD Soundsystem Label: DFA Release Date: 2010-05-26 Rated: NONE Genre: Recording If getting through an entire LCD Soundsystem record never gave you trouble before, you’re not going to object now. This Is Happening typifies what people love — and what some hate —...

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Brothers

Posted on Wed, May 26, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Brothers Composer: The Black Keys Conductor: The Black Keys Label: Nonesuch Release Date: 2010-05-26 Rated: NONE Genre: Recording Singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney aren’t brothers, but they might as well be. The Akron duo has been together since they were in their teens, and they work together like...

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