Since he was 14, I've posted my friend Greg Fleischut's music here from time to time. Greg is now 21 and it's been amazing and inspiring to watch him grow musically and across genres, from bluegrass and freak folk to indie rock and gypsy jazz. His new band Hi-Fi Honeydrops has been making quite a scene in the Los Angeles swing scene. You can catch them every Wednesday night at 1642 Beer and Wine near Echo Park. Along with Greg on guitar, the band consists of Keegan Anglim on guitar, Ellie Athyde on bass, Max Bryk on clarinet, and David Elsenbroich on guitar and vocals. (In the above video shot during a recent swing night at Joe's Great American Bar & Grill, Jake Reed is guest on the skins.)
Pete Burns, fabulous freak singer of 1980s dance-pop group Dead or Alive, died yesterday of cardiac arrest. He was 57. From The Guardian: Burns rose to fame in the 1980s with the band’s hit so ng You Spin Me Round (Like a Record). He also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006, coming fifth in […]
Are you jonesing for a dose of optimism and possibility? In the mood to contemplate the cosmos? Want to experience a musical message for extraterrestrials the way it was meant to be played? The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition, a project I launched with Timothy Daly and Lawrence Azerrad, is a lavish vinyl box […]
Charlie Cook performs cover versions of songs with a gunslinging twist.
Geek Fuel is a subscription delivery service that caters to those of us that love comics, gaming, and general geek culture. Every month, Geek Fuel will assemble a box of goodies with a value of $50 or over. The specific items are a mystery, but you’ll always get an exclusive t-shirt not found anywhere else, a full […]
If you like to DIY and you like helicopters, you’re going to really love the Flexbot Hexacopter Kit. This copter blows traditional models out of the water: it includes everything you need to actually build your own hexacopter, and then pilot it like a pro, too.The construction is complicated enough to give you a challenge, […]
This week’s top deals from the Boing Boing Store range from lobster to wine to desk organization. 1. Get Maine Lobster (50% Off)With these discounted packages from Get Maine Lobster, you can experience the sweet, fresh flavor of world-renowned Maine lobster right at your own dinner table. There are four options to choose from, each at […]