Halo Circus w/ Ruby Rose Fox at Musica, Akron, Ohio June 23, 2017- Concert Preview

WHAT: Coming off the successful release of their new EP, East Lansing, LA-based rock band Halo Circus is back on tour, this time with Ruby Rose Fox opening. They will be performing at Musica in Akron. The tickets are $10 at the door and an additional $2 for persons under 21. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2rNTzq8.

WHEN: Friday, July 23; doors at 6PM

WHERE: Musica
51 E Market St, Akron, OH 44308 (330) 374-1114

MORE: Bilingual rock band Allison Iraheta + Halo Circus was
co-founded by former American Idol star Iraheta and multi-platinum
producer, producer and bassist Matthew Hager (Duran Duran, Scott Weiland), joined on guitar by Brian Stead. Refreshing, arresting and completely original, Allison Iraheta + Halo Circus have developed a reputation for their impressive live performances. The band released their highly anticipated debut full-length album, Bunny, on June 24, 2016 and embarked their first tour. The album received a great deal of critical acclaim, including one LA Music Critic award for Best Pop Female Artist (Allison Iraheta) and four nominations: Best Rock Band; Best Pop Female; Best Single (Desire); and Best Video (Desire).

The band recently released their new EP “The East Lansing Sessions,” recorded during their stop in East Lansing, MI. The 5-track EP features stripped-down, raw acoustic versions of singles from Bunny with “Nothing At All,” “All I Have,” and “Band-Aid;” along with additional tracks “Stand Up” and “The Needle and the Damage Done.” The EP premiered on Yahoo Music and is already receiving rave reviews from Popdust and Celebmix.

DJ Drew G Interview

Saturday night I interviewed DJ Drew G. Montalvo.  I first became aware of Drew in June of last year.  DJ Drew G. brings Dirty Pop, a creation of his, to Piranha Nightclub here in Vegas once a month.  His Dirty Pop podcast is available on iTunes.  I highly recommend downloading it.  Dirty Pop takes the hits of today and mixes classic rock, pop, and dance to form an energetic dance experience.  I first briefly met DJ Drew G. at Las Vegas Pride back in September 2011.

For those of you who are unaware of who DJ Drew G. is, here is the bio from his webpage:

Featured on Sirius XM and Perezhilton.com, Drew G’s work is no stranger to the Billboard Club Chart. With his DJ Partner Brian Cua, DJ Drew G has mixed official remixes for some of the hottest music artists on the scene. Recently, he has been spending his studio time producing Mya’s new album, set for release in 2010, as well as working on remixes for the Fame Monster herself, Lady Gaga. Add these names to a list of mega music stars he has already remixed for including Ashanti, Solange, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Deborah Cox, Mary J. Blige, and David Archuletta to name a few.

Mentored by Shep Pettibone, EDGE Magazine has called Drew G “One of the most-sought after talents on the dance music scene.” He plays clubs and bars across the United States including The Posh G and HK Lounge in NYC; Cobalt in Washington, DC, as well as Mj’s & Mickey’s in Los Angeles.

Invited to spin at numerous events around the globe, Drew G is the youngest DJ to play the famed Black Party (three times) as well as the legendary Roxy. He has also brought his signature style to high profile events including a 2008 Presidential Inaugural Dance for Barack Obama, Carnival in Puerto Vallarta, and the 2010 Gay & Lesbian Ski Week in CO.

Here is the audio interview:

After the interview, I stayed to watch DJ Drew G. do what he does best, play the best music for his crowd.  Drew took hits from today like “N***a’s in Paris” by Jay-Z and Kanye West and mixed it with Benny Bennasi’s “Satisfaction”.  The guy is also very personable.  Everyone who came up to say hi or talk to Drew were greeted by him as friends.

You can follow DJ Drew G. through Facebook or Twitter.  Also check his webpage to see where he will be.

I also took some photos of Drew in action on Saturday night at Piranha Nightclub here in Las Vegas.

Classic Moments From The Simpsons

This Sunday, the longest running primetime scripted television series, The Simpsons, celebrates its 500th episode milestone.  As a tribute to The Simpsons, I thought I would share a few favorite moments from the animated series.

In the fourth episode of the seventh season, “Bart Sells His Soul”, Bart is handing out “hymns” out at the entrance to the church.  What ensues is the whole church singing “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” by Iron Butterfly.

In “Marge Versus the Monrail”, from season four,  the town of Springfield ends up with an extra three million dollars thanks to Mr. Burns dumping nuclear waste in the city park.  The town gathers to discuss what to do with the money when Lyle Lanley swoops in to advantage of the situation.

When the teachers go on strike in “The PTA Disbands” from sixth season, Bart creates mischief at the bank.  The scene is a parody of the scene at the bank in It’s a Wonderful Life.