Details: MoPop hosted Muppetational Celebrational!, a very fun opening night party for the The Jim Henson Exhibition. The exhibit, extended through February 28, 2018, features actual Jim Henson puppets and puppet-related activities. The spring kick-off included a costume and fashion parade along with a great version of the Kermit classic “The Rainbow Connection” by Jon Pontrello (the Moondoggies) and Jason Dodson (the Maldives). Thanks to MoPop and Museum of the Moving Image for putting this all together.
Steel Panther is one of those bands that I wait for all year. So, who is Steel Panther? They are this wild LA band that spoofs all of the excesses of the hair metal scene of the ’80s. They are so funny and witty that the uninitiated might not realize how musically talented they are.
Steel Panther is like that dumb blond actress that everyone dismisses as stupid until she shows up in Scientific American and you discover she has an IQ of 160. Steel Panther can’t be this funny without being super talented at the same time.
When you go to a Steel Panther show, you can’t be shy or too politically correct. They are raunchy and in some cases, over the top. When they sing “Asian Hooker” to an Asian American fan everything inside cringes until you see that she is in on the joke. You feel a little better about yourself however that “I shouldn’t be liking this” feeling never really goes away.
Steel Panther is an event that people plan for months in advance. They go to the shows dress like their favorite character and the band fully acknowledges that and there is a fun symbiotic relationship between fans and the band.
Find their latest release, Lower The Bar and get ready to laugh hysterically!
Details: AFI, with a lot to be proud of, including the January 2017 release of AFI, headlined Showbox at the Market on January 25th, 2017. It’s been four years since AFI gave us an album! For those interested in tour statistics of songs played, etc. during the first leg of the Blood Tour, which this show was part of, check this out. Nice to keep track of that. And before we head into 2018, we’re sharing photographer Alex Crick’s moving shots of AFI and openers the Chain Gang Of 1974 and Souvenirs.
Video: “Give Me The Light”
Why You Want To Watch: Directed by Scottish filmmaker Graham Hughes (A Practical Guide to A Spectacular Suicide), Snavs’ very well-done video for “Give Me The Light” turns hunting around. In red and white hunting suits, two fox hunters go after a human to the Danish DJ/Producer’s great tune.
Snavs – photo by Aaron Klisman