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Monday, May 14, 2007

VH1 Rocks LA; MC5 Plays Bingo

Being an avid reader of the LA Weekly, I have often mentally breated myself for never having gone to LA Weekly's "Rock & Roll BIngo." They always have fun hosts, like Annie from Giant Drag, Franki Chan and local comedian/UCB member Jonah Ray (also a fellow Hawaiian! His comedy is hilarious, check it out here).

This week, they are stepping it up a notch and incorporating VH1's Rock & Roll Honors Week. VH1 is going to be airing a TV show honoring the crusty metal musings of Genesis, Heart, Ozzy Osbourne and ZZ Top with live performances from Alice In Chain and Queens of the Stoneage--and for some reason, Gretchen Wilson is playing too (wtf?!) BUT, they're bringing the "party" out to LA (oh, targeted field marketing). So, this week there's all sorts of rocky events happenin'.

Thursday night your not-so-geriatric (almost, though) bingo host will be Detroit's very own Wayne Kramer! Bust out those $40 MC5 shirts you got from Urban Outfitters, y'all! Sarcasm aside: it'll be super fun. They have an additional list of events here, but none of them soundtoo exciting, unless you plan on throwing cabbage at Whitestarr (that's just an idea, feel free to get more creative). If you want to go, here;s the deets:

Rock 'n' Roll Bingo
Join rock legend Wayne Kramer of the MC5 as he hosts Crane's Hollywood Tavern's monthly Rock 'n' Roll Bingo Night. It's just $5 per bingo card for a chance to win concert tickets, record store gift certificates and much more. All proceeds will go to LifeLab, a community dedicated to helping young adult cancer survivors restart their lives. Then, stick around after bingo for special surprise performances.

Thursday, May 17
Crane's Hollywood Tavern
1611 N. El Centro Avenue, Hollywood

Now excuse me while I go office karaoke to "Barracuda"...

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