Concert Review - 'Weird Al' Yankovic at the Hollywood Bowl, July 23 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 10:53 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts The prim woman folding her arms and scoffing in the box seat apparently didn’t get the memo that the theme of the performance was Mandatory Fun. Outraged by a barf joke – tame by comparison to other comedy acts – the regal patron was more likely in attendance to see the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra than to see headliner “Weird Al” Yankovic.   Her loss.   Comedy of Yankovic’s stature isn’t easy or pedestrian. Take “Word Crimes,” his Robin Thicke-biting... READ MORE

10 Dream Double-Header Tours

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 5:58 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Despite my penchant for all things '90s, I'd never seen Nine Inch Nails or Soundgarden in concert. Sure, I'd attended gigs by Trent Reznor's How To Destroy Angels and Chris Cornell's Audioslave, but neither band could match the unadulterated fury of those artists' star-making endeavors. So imagine my fangirl glee when I scored tickets to the joint NIN-Soundgarden gig at the Hollywood Bowl! Tears will be shed; panties might be thrown. It got me... READ MORE

Ylvis and the 'Weird' world of novelty songs

Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 5:52 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music With Norwegian pranksters Ylvis foxing up pop culture with its absurd EDM query, "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)," we thought it would be a perfect time to revisit notable novelty songs of yesteryear. Prepare to laugh and groan. David Seville - "Witch Doctor" Considered Patient Zero for infecting radio audiences with a case of the chuckles, "Witch Doctor" employed sped-up vocals to get that chipmunk quality. We can thank (or revile) Seville aka Ross... READ MORE