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Vajra: Messages From Space

Lisa Waugh It’s hard to describe Vajra’s new record but after reading that band leader Annamaria Pinna has a neurological condition called synesthesia, she connects color and shapes to sounds, I became highly influenced by this fact. As I played Pleroma, the shadows in my den shifted. The grass in the back yard began to hum a […]

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Uncompromising: Time and Energy

Lisa Waugh I know the live and open recording is intentional but Time and Energy’s second album, Strange Kind of Focus, gets a little noisy in the studio. It’s kind of hammery on the ears. I wonder if the tracks would reflect the artist better if they were contained but then that kind of kills the […]

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Tom Dyer: Human Pot

If Tom Dyer were a town, he’d be Hemet and he’d run off all the Scientologists with his commands for the sun and stars to spray the land with whanging messages of, “Frank Zappa just called me from his celestial yurt and said to knock it off.” That’s about as clear as I can get in […]

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Craigslist Joe: The Journey is the Thing

Lisa Waugh Craigslist Joe kind of blew me away. For 31 days, filmmaker Joe Garner leaves his comfortable job, support system of close friends and family and travels across the U.S. relying only on the good fortune of Craigslist. Garner wants to see if he can survive and discover for himself if there is still a […]

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How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse: The Stage Show

Lisa Waugh I went to Hollywood last night to find out how to survive a zombie apocalypse. And what better place to learn how to out maneuver a horde of mindless, virus-carrying psychos who only see you as a meal ticket, well, just a meal. Improvatorium is currently staging the American version of How to […]

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Argo and a Case for Dysentery

Lisa Waugh I’m just as shocked as the next guy to discover that Ben Affleck is not a terrible director. I thought maybe The Town was a fluke. Maybe it’s too good to be true, a good looking guy who can write and direct. Tells you where my confidence level is, huh. I had zero […]

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The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

Josh Weekley This past Sunday night, I was taken to Long Beach by my Halloween fanatic girlfriend to experience The Queen Mary’s haunted attraction, Dark Harbor. It boasted six “mazes,” each with a different ocean related theme. The following is my experience with the attraction. Whether or not it’s a typical one, I couldn’t say. […]

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Cabin In the Woods: For Real Horror Fans

Josh Weekley Finally a horror movie that’s not found-footage and not a remake! The ad campaign for this movie billed it as just another movie where a group of teenagers spend the weekend in a “cabin in the woods,” while something terrible lurks in the darkness. I think they sold it short, personally but it […]

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Not in MY Bar

Drunk LA Girl So it was a long day yesterday and everyone I knew was going to see Bieber after work except ME, ’cause I couldn’t get tickets ’cause my stupid boss won’t let me use the company internet for anything but work. So I invited some coworkers to get drunk at Casey’s downtown and […]

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Jonnie Stapleton Is Not Afraid

Lisa Waugh It’s no easy thing for me to go and see my friend’s stuff. By stuff I mean, their band, their improv show, their stand-up, their live quilting competition (I don’t know if that’s a thing but it should be). I’ve had a fairly mixed experience. What do you say when your friend is […]

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Learn Improv From the Nicest Chick Ever

Have you ever wanted to get up on a stage and perform improv comedy but were scared crapless? Well, this is your lucky day because Jayne Entwistle is going to show you how. You don’t have to be a pro or have any previous experience in any kind of performance to join her class. Jayne is […]

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Russell Peters: Red, White and Brown

Lisa Waugh Recently, I went to see a friend’s stand-up show here in Los Angeles. He was pretty awesome. I have a review of that show coming up this week. What stuck out in my mind, and the mind of the audience, was the really crappy material the host of the show laid out. She […]

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Going Out for a Pack of Smokes

ScallywagMagazine.com’s Relationship Columnist Blanche Légère I’ve been thinking about starting up smoking again. I know it can kill me, but probably not as fast as my marriage, or my next attempt at suicide. Who knows, “Going out for a pack of smokes” might actually save my life. I’m either in the middle of, or possibly […]

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Why Political Party Conventions Are the Worst Concerts Ever

Rene Parker  Political party conventions are the worst rock concerts ever. Since they’re televised you get to see just how lame the events are. They say it’s cooler for the people attending in person but then that’s more like a party and I’ve never enjoyed watching a party on television. Face it, MTV Spring Break […]

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Shark Week: Aerosmith at the Bowl

Lisa Waugh First off, I’d like to thank Chris Homsley for writing a real review of the Aerosmith show at The Hollywood Bowl. My piece will not be complete as I visually experienced only three songs of this show. Why? Karma. Shark Week. Fatness. Humidity. Hollywood. I should explain. When you take your friends voluntarily […]

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