Jimmy Eat World

21 Feb 19
End Times Prophecy Report

End Times Prophecy Report HEADLINES THURSDAY February 21, 2018 And OPINION “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.” —Matthew 24:4 ===INTERNATIONAL JAPAN: Is Montana Worth Selling to Canada for $1 Trillion? RUSSIA: Russian Warships Shadow US Destroyer Donald Cook In Latest Naval Close Encounter RUSSIA: Putin threatens to target […]

21 Feb 19
Nikki Miller-Rose

The jingle-jangle clink-clank-crush of exhausted Schmidt cans in an otherwise empty cardboard box, a pair of deer carcasses hanging from the rafters, the scriiiiiiiitch of skin peeled back from flesh; sounds and sights situating themselves among my earliest sensory memories. Death. Slow death, fast death, sustenance, nourishment. Heads and antlers propped in another cardboard box, tongues lolling out – pink, rough, scratchy, fresh – fresh flesh the smell of a fistful of pennies in your tiny little hand. I’d sit on the stoop in the garage, swinging my legs from the landing, listening to the men gossip late into the night.

21 Feb 19
The Page

Don’t just watch the Best Picture nominees! Photo illustration by Slate The Flagrant Mediocrity of Bohemian Rhapsody The Secret to a Great Oscars Night? Watch Peter Falk Win Emmys Instead. Here’s Where You Can Read All of This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Screenplays Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee, and Martin Scorsese Are Mad About the Oscars Once again, […]

21 Feb 19
Gay Love Stories by John Lloyd

The Donut Shop By John S. Lloyd He shouldn’t have done it. Maybe it was my fault. I started it by coming that day. But I came here for years and had a medium black coffee and two donuts – a glazed curler and a chocolate Bismarck. I certainly didn’t come every day. I love […]

21 Feb 19
Stolen Sex Tapes Zine

A friend recently wrote on his Twitter account that he can’t remember the last time he felt genuine joy or excitement. That he uses the words, but doesn’t experience them. This was not shocking – he is my friend, after all, and I can spot anguish from a mile away – but it was a […]

21 Feb 19
FAST Experiences

Seems like it’s been a while since my last post that involved actual travel, so I’m sure you’ve been waiting with bated breath (check out the etymology of that phrase sometime…as a matter of fact, someone should write a blog entirely devoted to colloquialisms that we all say without understanding – some of them might […]

21 Feb 19
portALTERNATIVO

La revista Rock Sound, para celebrar el número 250, publicará un álbum de covers en el que bandas como {Deaf Havana}, {Memphis May Fire} y {Real Friends} versionan a {Marilyn Manson}, {Bush} y {Slipknot}. Tracklist: Real Friends – “Duality” (Slipknot cover) WSTR – “Gives You Hell” (The All-American Rejects cover) Deaf Havana – “The Fight […]

21 Feb 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
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(Wicked Creative) Xavier Mortimer, shown with Allie Sparks,is moving his “Magical Dream” show from Sin City Theater at Planet Hollywood to Bally’s Windows Showroom on Jan. 19. (Seb Konopix) Victor Ponce is among the stars of the variety production “Wow” at the Rio. (Roi B.) “World of Wonder” at the Rio opened Saturday. (Courtesy) The Kats! Bureau at this writing is 3535 bar at the Linq Hotel. The bar is named for the address of the hotel, which used to be the Imperial Palace, not for the uniform number of ex-NHL great Tony Esposito. Soon we’ll be checking out the official opening of the Bronx Wanderers show at the second-level Mat Franco Theater. It’s a great rock ‘n’ roll show. It has been said that, if you like “Jersey Boys” … well, I’ll just say I really miss “Jersey Boys.” But BW can throw it down and jam it up, and is a good fit for the Franco Theater. You know who’s a good guitar player? Franco himself. Maybe some cross-promotional action will happen later, with Franco shredding on “Fortunate Son” and Vin A. performing with the Chinese linking rings. Or Linq-ing rings, in this case. More from this scene, and elsewhere: Hanging with the X The crafty, affable French-born magician Xavier Mortimer re-opened his “Magical Dream” show Tuesday night at Windows Showroom at Bally’s. Mortimer spent three years at Sin City Theater before an Angelic turn of events forced him to seek the Windows opportunity. The venue is shifting to a magic-mentalist-psychic vibe, with Mortimer moving in with his 6 p.m. show following venue anchor Frederic Da Silva’s “Paranormal” show at 4 p.m. (and Da Silva has found the magical quality/marketing formula to fill that room in an afternoon slot, not easy in VegasVille). Mortimer is a fascinating study, a well-trained magician and also an able pantomime artist. He did attend mime school in France, which is apparently a highly arduous process (and that’s just learning the face paint). Mortimer has since become the first Cirque du Soleil artist to headline in his own show on the Strip, leaving “Michael Jackson One” at Mandalay Bay to chase his magical dream. In his development, Mortimer has evolved into a driven showman with several dazzling acts. His work with the broomstick is fun, the cymbals act — my favorite — is a slamming money-maker. His convincing pursuit of co-star Allie Sparks is cute and childlike. Mortimer’s is a show you’d easily take a kid to. But the days when Mortimer could rely upon topnotch production from Cirque du Soleil have long passed. He’s confronted by what I call the Rice Krispies Conundrum (Snap, Crackle & Pop) with his audio setup. It’s difficult to hear him, at times, a crucial concern when he performs so much crowd work. A kid needs to be able to hear such questions as, “What is an emotion you have when you dream?” You don’t want the answer to be, “Frustration!” Also, Mortimer has been working on smoothing out his French accent, which is a uniquely engaging quality in a one-on-one conversation, but actually an obstacle in a storytelling stage show. He and his producer, French TV and stage star Alex Goude, are working on sharpening his delivery even as we speak. But the core of Mortimer’s act, his talent, zeal and training, are all in place. In a city with upwards of 20 magic shows on and off the Strip (and the Naked Magicians of MGM Grand were in the front row, clothed, Tuesday), Mortimer brings something fresh, something whimsical, to the Vegas stage. About that room Windows Showroom was once home to Wayne Newton and Bronx Wanderers, as recently as December, before Caesars Entertainment invoked its own magical dream and took over the venue. Those officials are still looking for 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. productions that fit the show’s magic theme. This would be an apt moment to review a name change for Windows, because the glass is concealed by black drapes. Mystic Showroom, or something similar. The Mystic at Bally’s, maybe. ‘Wow’ in Dubai “Wow — World of Wonder” is the latest Caesars Entertainment show to open an outpost at Caesars Bluewaters Dubai. Its six-week run premiered Tuesday. “Wow” remains in production at the Rio, which brings us to … Attell at Comedy Cellar “So, earlier today I was sharing a hot tub with the guys from Chippendales …” is how Dave Attell started the second of his headlining shows Monday night at the Comedy Cellar at the Rio. Another rejoinder, “Kim Jong-un, what do you think? Meanie, right? But he seems sooooo ticklish ….” The Comedy Cellar is battling for attention at the Rio and elsewhere — the hotel’s dominant brand for years has been Penn & Teller, and Caesars is gearing up for Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at the Linq Promenade this spring. But the Comedy Cellar is worth checking out, locals, for the free parking and a good food menu and some Las Vegas color from the night’s headliner. What Works in Vegas Comedy (on keeping with the topic) at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas. Mo’Nique sold out her run of five shows dating to Valentine’s Day through Saturday. Eddie Griffin wiped out the place Tuesday. The room offers comedy nightly, and also debuts “Ester’s Totally Outrageous Brunch” on Saturday. More on that show, soon, but until then here’s our PodKats! episode with the cast. View this post on Instagram Oh yeah… forgot to show you I did eat it last night on my #scooter … 🛴😂… 👍👏🕺 look how fast my crew came to help me…. um no really I got it! Fuckers! A post shared by Carrot Top (@carrottoplive) on Feb 19, 2019 at 11:30am PST ShowBuzz! The Elvis-themed “Heartbreak Hotel” production is a go at Harrah’s Showroom. All we’re waiting for are the details, and confirmation of the next home for the show it is replacing, “Tenors of Rock.” The Tenors had been looking at Sin City Theater, but there is no word on whether that will be their venue … Terry Fator is unveiling a new puppet next month for his 10th anniversary at the Mirage (I hear it’s a Rat Pack-themed figure). Fator, who prides himself on appealing to all political persuasions even with his Donald Trump puppet, has decided to make the formal announcement of this puppet Friday morning on “Fox & Friends.” … Spiegelworld is bringing its new atomic-themed show to the Strip this fall. The bomb drops soon on the where and when of it all … Carrot Top has already invoked his broken left leg into his act at Luxor by falling off his knee scooter in his return to the stage Monday. The crowd gasped, and none of his stage crew helped him up. Thompson recently injured his leg snowboarding in Park City, Utah … Why Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns? Because Monday night, members of Chicago, Diana Ross’s band, and Barry Manilow’s band were all in the SRO crowd at Copa Room at Bootlegger Bistro. Cool Hang Alert A first-rate act, Jimmy Hopper and His All-Star Band, headlines Italian American Club Showroom at 8 p.m. Friday. Hopper, a great pianist and vocalist, dates to the opening of VooDoo Lounge at Rio and the Fontana Room at Bellagio. Seats are still available at $25, a mere pittance. Hit the club website for info. John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His PodKats podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.
21 Feb 19
Little Yellow Ball

Many years ago on a bright, early fall afternoon, I was walking down a street in Manhattan. I can’t remember who was with me or where we were headed, but as we approached the steps leading down to a subway, a young man came up the stairs and emerged into the sunshine. It was Andre […]

21 Feb 19
VHiStory

Here’s the point where the Superman films really started to decline. Superman II worked because most of it was directed by Richard Donner, who had a clear idea of how the films should work. But he was fired from the project (I think he didn’t get on with the producers, judging by his comments in interviews […]

20 Feb 19
The World According To Snazz

So, since Download Festival ’18 I have been OBSESSED with a band called The Struts. Granted, I didn’t warm to them immediately, but I think that has to be put down to the fact that on the day I first saw them, everyone except Guns N’Roses (maybe Black Stone Cherry too) were an inconvenience to […]

20 Feb 19
Society19 UK

Growing up as a 90s kid wasn’t all about Sunny D and those snappy bracelets. It was mostly about bangers at the primary school disco. Us 90s kids may not have grown up with Queen or Bon Jovi, but our childhoods were FULL of classic hits. To re-live your younger years, there are some Spotify playlists […]

20 Feb 19
Madness To Creation

Nashville’s Judah & the Lion are thrilled to share the details of their new album Pep Talks today along with another new song from the record, “pictures,” which features Grammy Album of the Year Winner Kacey Musgraves. Pep Talks – the band’s third LP – is due out on May 3rd, 2019 via Cletus the Van/Caroline and pre-orders will be announced in the near future. The news comes […]

20 Feb 19
Artvoice

Nashville’s Judah & the Lion are thrilled to share the details of their new album Pep Talkstoday along with another new song from the record, “pictures,” which features GrammyAlbum of the Year Winner Kacey Musgraves. Pep Talks – the band’s third LP – is due out on May 3rd, 2019 via Cletus the Van/Caroline and pre-orders will be announced in the near future. The news comes […]

20 Feb 19
Alex Swift Blogging

Frank Turner has become the most successful folk punk artist of the last ten years. His popularity doesn’t necessarily come from a trend towards singer-songwriters or a resurgence in the genre. Rather, he has earned a reputation as a showman, an artist with a passion for live music. The best concerts are the ones which […]