Imagine a high-end, church-sponsored fundraising event; you know, at a nice theater, with a special dinner, plus entertainment, for the VIPs, followed by a night filled by affluent, middle-aged supporters and their superbly coiffed and coutoured wives. For the evening’s entertainment; a couple of gospel acts, an aging star, an auction (of course), a schmaltzy comic and/or a schmaltzy magician; maybe even a big name Hollywood star, thrown in for good measure. Now put Alice Cooper in charge of the whole shebang.
Happy Halloween! We’ve opened the crypt to bring you some of DOOM!’s spookiest past coverage! Alice Cooper’s 12th Annual Christmas Pudding was one surprise after another; mixing hard rock and gospel, magic and speed painting; sunbelt comedy and big-money auctions.
Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra brought the Theater Is Evil tour to the intimate Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Saturday. It was a night filled with laughter, tears, and hijinks with a stuffed tiger named Maxi.
Phoenix Comicon runs May 26-29, 2011. The guest list is beyond belief: Stan Lee, Leonard Nimoy, Todd McFarlane, George Takei, Adam Baldwin, Billy Dee Williams, Bruce Boxleitner, Cherie Priest, John Scalzi, Wil Wheaton, Elvira, Kristin Bauer … And those are just the names that even geek-challenged individuals would recognize.
TCM is the kind of band I really love seeing in a club. They bring a contagious energy to the stage that gets your heart racing and your whole body moving along.
I am an inveterate San Francisco elitist pig.