80’s

Guest Mixtape + Interview / The Parson Red Heads: The 1980’s You Can Feel Okay Telling Your Friends That You Like…

 

It should be made an official rule: If you have never heard of (or even heard) The Parson Red Heads, you cannot consider yourself a fan of the local Los Angeles music scene.  I’d even wager that 75% of the people living in the Silverlake, Los Feliz, and Echo Park know one of the past or present members personally.  Of course, considering that at any one time they could have as many as 15 members on stage (though there are 6 core members of the group), that’s not as great of a feat.  And with that many members, chances are even if you haven’t seen The Parson Red Heads as a whole, you will definitely have seen a past or present Parson out and about performing at different times with other LA bands like The World Record, The Idaho Falls, The Ghost Kings, Hungry Birds and up in Portland, Houndstooth, Old Light and Denver.  They’ve even got a new side project, Dome, kicking into gear soon, which I’m told “will be heavy”…but I digress.

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Film / Soundtrack Review / Hot Tub Time Machine

I know most of you scoffed when you heard that a movie titled “Hot Tub Time Machine” was actually coming to a theatre near you.  The only reason I even saw it was because a friend somehow got nine passes to a free screening of the film a few weeks before release.  I thought it was some sort of joke, but still – free is free and everyone went, rolling our eyes the whole way.  Of course, none of us would have been there if it had cost money.  We sat through the entire thing (all 99 minutes of it) and when the lights came up, all turned to each other hesitantly, almost embarrassed:

“Guys, did you think…was that…that was actually really funny

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