By Fernando Ramirez Published 2:36 pm CDT, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 The Texas GOP recently attacked Beto O'rourke for playing in a punk rock band, a 1998 DUI mugshot, and knowing how to ride a skateboard. >>> Check out the closest races in Texas this election cycle. The Texas GOP recently attacked Beto O'rourke for playing in a punk rock band, a 1998 DUI mugshot, and knowing how to ride a skateboard. >>> Check out the closest races in Texas this election cycle. Photo: Beto O'Rourke Ted Cruz (R) vs. Beto O'Rourke (D) Race for: U.S. Senate RealClear Politics rating: Leans GOP Ted Cruz (R) vs. Beto O'Rourke (D) Race for: U.S. Senate RealClear Politics rating: Leans GOP Photo: File, Houston Chronicle Will Hurd (R) vs. Gina Ortiz Jones (D) Race for: U.S. Congress, Texas' 23rd District in southwestern Texas. … [Read more...] about Texas GOP attacks Beto O’Rourke for… skateboarding, playing in a band?
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<>Fans watch Foster the People perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 24, 2018 in Morrison, Colorado. Paramore brought their After Laughter tour to a packed Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Tuesday evening. (Photo by Seth McConnell/Special to the Denver Post) Paramore fans may know front-woman Hayley Williams for sporting daring ‘dos in every color of the rainbow over the band’s 14-year career. Tuesday night at Red Rocks, she took the stage with a clean slate as a platinum blonde and left the color to, well, everything else. A spunky Williams, who paired an oversized white dog-faced tee and hot pink blazer with blue tights and bright yellow booties, led the pop punk rock band through a sold-out neon dance party for the final show of the 2018 “The After Laughter Summer Tour (Tour 5).” What was a last for Paramore was a first for 22-year-old Nick Whitney of Omaha, Neb., who was at Red Rocks for the first time. He blended right into the self-expressive … [Read more...] about PHOTOS: Paramore emotionally wraps 2018 tour at Red Rocks
Melody Baetens The Detroit News Published 11:58 p.m. UTC Jul 11, 2018 Minneapolis showman Mark Mallman will bring his piano-infused rock show to the stage of Ferndale's Pig & Whiskey festival this weekend. Once described as "Elton Johnny Rotten," the singer/songwriter has come through town before, but this is the first time Mallman will be bringing his genre-spanning music and high-energy performance to a festival atmosphere. His show is a bit of a romp through the last several decades of pop music, drawing influence from the late 1970s and early '80s. Mallman, who rides his keyboard like a surfboard and flails about playing very fast, says audience members who are music fans with large record collections may recognize and enjoy the varied influences that he pulls together to make his unique sound. “I try to be the best songwriter I can, and I think the only way you can get away with standing on a keyboard and having antics is if you … [Read more...] about Punk rock piano man Mark Mallman hits Pig & Whiskey
Richard Shotwell/Associated Press archives Abby Travis, from left, Gina Schock, Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin and Charlotte Caffey, of The Go Go’s, arrive at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Kristina Bakrevski/Charles Zukow and Associates "Head Over Heels" star is seen at The Curran in San Francisco, where the new musical based on The Go-Go's music opens April 10. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Kristina Bakrevski/Charles Zukow and Associates The cast and crew of the new musical "Head Over Heels" is seen outside The Curran Theater in San Francisco. Associated Press archives From left, The Go-Go's members Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey and Belinda Carlisle arrive at the 1982 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Joan Marcus/Boneau Bryan-Brown The cast for "Head Over Heels" rehearses in New York. The musical based on The Go-Go's songs opens in San Francisco April 10. Kristina Bakrevski/Charles Zukow and Associates The Go-Go's bassist Jane … [Read more...] about New Go-Go’s musical is ‘like Shakespeare and punk music had a baby’
Home Daily News Punk rock drummer-turned-doctor performs… Trials & Litigation By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 2, 2018, 12:51 pm CDT A California judge declared a mistrial in a medical malpractice case last week after the doctor defendant performed CPR on a potential juror. The doctor, gynecological oncologist James Lilja, was the former drummer for the punk rock band the Offspring, report the San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News in stories that cite information reported by Law360. A potential juror in the Alameda County trial collapsed and lost consciousness. Lilja and his nurse assistant rushed to help, administering CPR and shocking the man with a defibrillator. The man had a pulse but was still unconscious when paramedics arrived. The man’s current condition is unknown. Lawyers for the plaintiff asked for a mistrial. Lilja is accused of negligent treatment of Stephenie Sargiotto. Lilja’s new trial is scheduled to begin today. … [Read more...] about Punk rock drummer-turned-doctor performs CPR on potential juror in his med-mal trial