The Source: February 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011


The Wiltern was explosive Friday (2/25) when electro-rock powerhouse Pendulum invaded the stage and took the crowd as their prisoners. However, we've come to expect nothing less from Pendulum as their thrashing soundscapes consistently cause a frenzy of fist-pumping acrobats to rush the dance floor and rage. 

I'm here to open your eyes to INNERPARTYSYSTEM!!!!

This opening act assuredly challenged the concept of a "warm-up" act and instead set The Wiltern on Fire!!! Those arriving sporadically during their opening set were observant and truly hesitant to indulge in what appeared to be a lesser known act. However, Innerpartysystem picked up fans with each and every song. More and more became enticed into an electronic ecstasy (all puns intended) as the show progressed. The most eye-popping aspect of the show was the crowd reaction to their last song "American Trash", a strong single coming off their upcoming Never Be Content EP. You would have thought The Prodigy entered the building because when the beat dropped during American Trash, the place blew up hard!!!

Get more info on Innerpartysystem asap!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Look to your right and find 5 songs that are certainly worth listening to. 
More importantly the 5 artists listed are looking to have big years in 2011 
so explore their catalog and ENJOY!!!

Anti-Ode to Hollywood, Roxy Theatre, and Boyce Ave.

Hollywood, where the talentless are paid to perform and the dim witted pay to see them.

Rarely is a night in Hollywood viewed with such a pessimistic lens but let me explain.

Public Parking---$20
Concert Ticket---$35
A night full of cynical jokes, and misguided frustration---PRICELESS

If you plan on going to the Sunset Strip anytime soon do yourself a favor and bring your own alcohol to the gig!!! Not only will this save you money, but when your staring at a stage with fucking Boyce Ave. upon it, you're gonna need something to take the edge off.

Also, if you're tall like myself be prepared for the 14 year old crowd to be pissy when you stand in front of their already damaged view of the losers on stage.

This post is nothing more than a rant so take it for what it is.

Also, Boyce Avenue....YOU FUCKING SUCK!! hahaha no one wants to hear 3 bashful crackers doing acoustic covers of Katy Perry. Please break your guitar and slap your father across the face for ever purchasing it for you!

And now I'm done, haha

Shout out to Ms.ThugNasty for enduring a night in Hollywood with me!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Subliminal Verse #3

“You’ll See

Knowing failure without absorbing it marks the parable

In an environment fervent with excuse and unsupported plea, he’s risen like a solitary black rose in a field of dandelions who lost their flowers because the kids already made their wishes and blew them away

A surface level analysis projects arrogance and disregard for others but you’ve judged too quickly, like the prosecution on another innocent tattooed nigga from the streets you’re afraid of

While you’re smiling with your 9-5, and your suburban dive, raising 3 kids with no drive, fucking your trophy housewife, and telling everyone in the world you have a good lifeyou’re dying inside
Who am I to critique himyouanyone?

You’ll see

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Beer Pong: The Great American Past Time

It is quite possibly the most enjoyable drinking game in the history of beer! We've all played it or seen it played at one point or another but if you've never seen it before....well...just click that little X in the upper right hand corner of your screen and get out of my face, haha.

Is it a sport?

I'm not so sure, however, anything that can capture the full attention of a house full of drunk college students and create an overarching realm of competition and false sense of superiority, I'm a fan of!!!

By the way, that ol' cliche rehearsed by the losing team, "We're the real winners because we get to drink all this beer!!" is bullshit.
First of all, chances are you're germ infested red plastic cups are full of 'Natural Ice' or some other downstream, watered-down, sorry excuse for a beer. Second of all, believe it or not, everyone in the room now thinks lesser of you. "Can't play beer pong? Probably can't party...must be some kind of loser."

My purpose is not to glorify this self-indulgent game but rather acknowledge it's presence in society today. So for those of you 'dominant' beer pong champions, keep in mind you're also a fuckin loser. Wait what? did I just contradict myself?
Losers are losers and winners are winners however picture this:

Matching t-shirts with some ridiculous team name imprinted on the front worn by two bright-red drunken ass college males who have all intentions of screaming "I'm on Fire!!" every five fucking minutes. This couple of blockheads have perfected the bounce shot, the trick shot, and even bring to the table shots no one has heard of. Despite going 13-0 and embarrassing their opponents every game it is these two idiots that define the loser within the champion. If you're one of these fools and doubt my theory because everyone treats you like a God then you are mistaken, as usual. Everyone smiles and cheers you on because you're entertaining not because you have any real worth to the world. 

Tip to world: 
Organize a massive fanfare that becomes a team's entourage. Not to help their efforts to win but to provide entertainment for everyone else at the party. The more empowered these feeble-minded drunks feel, the more outlandish the celebrations and so on and so forth.

Let's I made fun of the people who suck at beer pong and I made fun of the people who are too good at it, now what? Ah-ha! Time to pick on the ladies...

Let me first ask....why must you suck SO fuckin bad? hahaha
You show me a woman who's good at beer pong and I'll show you an Asian with
 a clean driving record. (A-OH!!!)
Also, girls insist on dancing and showing off their T&A as distractions.
AWESOME!!!....for guys.
But beware sluts, there are other girls watching and they pretty much wanna punch your face in!

Other pet peeves in beer pong:

Ball lands in water cup....happens all the time. But what I can no longer stand is the unoriginal douche-bag that insists on yelling, "You better chug that water, uh-haaa" haha like frickin hell how many times do we have to hear that!?! This goes the same for when a ball lands in an empty cup. 

Also, when a team attempts to execute a bounce shot against you is it necessary to smack the ball across the entire room, often resulting in one more missing ball? Well, yeah I guess that's pretty hilarious every time, so go for it haha.'s called Rebuttal people! Not redemption, or whatever else you morons come up with.

To close out this irresponsible rant on beer pong and those who play it I have to step down and say that I am guilty of just about all of this shit at one point or another. Vulgar language and a pretentious tone of self-righteousness was not necessary in writing this article....but it was fun right?

Let me know if you agree/disagree with any of the above views and please share any beer pong stories/annoyances etc. in the comments section.

Discuss, debate, and detest....The Source

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

System of a Down Prepping for Comeback

The hard rock juggernaut that is System of a Down has begun rehearsing for their upcoming shows across Europe and Russia listed below:

6/2/11 - Italy, Milan @ Milan Fiera Arena (AVAILABLE NOW)
6/4/11 - Germany, Nurnberg @ Rock im Park (AVAILABLE NOW)
6/5/11 - Germany, Nurburgring @ Rock am Ring (AVAILABLE NOW)
6/6/11 - France, Paris @ Omnisports de Bercy - SOLD OUT
6/8/11 - France, Paris @ Omnisports de Bercy - SOLD OUT
6/9/11 - Switzerland, Interlaken @ Greenfield Festival (AVAILABLE NOW)
6/11/11 - UK, Castle Donington @ Download Festival (AVAILABLE NOW)
6/13/11 - Austria, Nickelsdorf @ Novarock (AVAILABLE NOW)
6/15/11 - Germany, Berlin @ Wuhlheide - SOLD OUT
6/17/11 - Sweden, Gothenburg @ Metaltown Festival (AVAILABLE NOW)
6/19/11 - Finland, Seinajoki @ Provinssirock (AVAILABLE NOW)
6/21/11 - Russia, Moscow @ Olympisky (AVAILABLE NOW

There is no confirmation on whether or not SOAD will be doing any American shows or whether or not they will be releasing new material in the future. As they say on their website, "We have no master plan of sorts..." The books are seemingly closed on each member's respected solo efforts and while there's been no real announcement, I'm hoping for more System in the very near future.

Monday, February 7, 2011

3 New Tracks...Great Sound for Hollywood Undead

Hollywood Undead has released 3 Tracks from their much anticipated sophomore album American Tragedy, due out in March 8th, 2011.

Below I've posted "Been to Hell" which is a lyrical onslaught that tells the story of those thousands of dreamers that cruise to Hollywood in hopes of making it big. However, most people don't work hard enough to survive and fail miserably. The verse hits hard but the chorus hits harder! Not to mention it's catchy as all hell and cannot be ignored.

Below that I have posted "Hear Me Now" which is the first single off the new album. I'm not quite as fond of this track as I am of "Been to Hell" however it's clear that HU has expanded their sound. In this song we hear a little more polished rock sound with cleaner melodies.

"Comin' In Hot" is the 3rd track that has been revealed and it's a great one! A little harder to find (especially on YouTube) but it's worth searching for!

And if you're an HU fan be sure to "Like" our page as there will be more news on HU as time goes on.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Super Bowl XLV


There’s a lot to talk about as the 2011 Super Bowl will take place this Sunday, February 6th at 3:00PM on FOX. First we’ll take a look at the match up between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers! Two classic organizations that are looking in the mirror as the teams bring similar weapons to the gridiron.

Arguably the 2 most successful franchises in the history of football as the Steelers have the most super bowl victories with 6 and the Packers have 3 rings of their own to go with their 11 NFL Championships. Both teams have been in the league since the beginning of it all and with memories of Vince Lombardi, Terry ‘The Blond Bomber’ Bradshaw, Bart Star, and of course ‘The Steel Curtain’ both teams want to add to their respected legacy.

Ben Roethlisberger vs. Aaron Rodgers
What more could you want? Here we have 2 players with rocket arms and the amazing ability to scramble with their eyes consistently down field. Despite Ben’s off-field controversy and Aaron’s looming concussion risk, this is due to be a QB match up for the ages.

Clay Mathews vs. Troy Polamalu
Two of the most dominant defensive forces in the NFL!! Both USC alums! (Fight On!) Both have amazing hair! Who will step up to the plate?

The list of amazing matchups continue as Greg Jennings and Donald Driver of the Packers look to out receive Mike Wallace and Hines Ward of the Steelers. Raji, Harrison, Starks, Mendenhall….the stars are coming out in Dallas!

Let’s step away from the game for awhile because I can see the testosterone levels of my readers reaching an all time high.

The Half-time entertainment will be performed by The Black Eyed Peas!!! A talented group with a bunch of ‘party-esque’ hits to their name, it should be fun. If that wasn’t enough rumor has it that Usher will make an appearance and the legendary guitar shredder Slash will join the peas on stage!!! If you’ve heard the Slash and Fergie collaborations of the past then you know you’re in for a treat on Sunday. 

Now we all know that some people are more excited for the commercials than the game! Well this year is shaping up to be a production showcase as usual with one rumored commercial to feature Ozzy Osbourne and Justin Bieber!!

Great Game…
Great Show…
Great Ads…

Grab a beer, in fact, grab two...a handful of wings and lil weenies and enjoy the biggest Sunday of the year!



Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The White Stripes bow out gracefully...

Today the world says goodbye to The White Stripes after they posted the following message on their official website:

The White Stripes would like to announce that today, February 2nd, 2011,
their band has officially ended and will make no further new recordings or perform live.

The reason is not due to artistic differences or lack of wanting to continue, nor any
health issues as both Meg and Jack are feeling fine and in good health.

It is for a myriad of reasons, but mostly to preserve What is beautiful and special about
the band and have it stay that way.

Meg and Jack want to thank every one of their fans and admirers for the incredible
support they have given throughout the 13 plus years of the White Stripes’ intense and
incredible career.

Third Man Records will continue to put out unreleased live and studio recordings from
The White Stripes in their Vault Subscription record club, as well as through regular

Both Meg and Jack hope this decision isn’t met with sorrow by their fans but that it is
seen as a positive move done out of respect for the art and music that the band has
created. It is also done with the utmost respect to those fans who’ve shared in those
creations, with their feelings considered greatly.

With that in mind the band have this to say:

“The White Stripes do not belong to Meg and Jack anymore. The White Stripes belong
to you now and you can do with it whatever you want. The beauty of art and music is
that it can last forever if people want it to. Thank you for sharing this experience. Your
involvement will never be lost on us and we are truly grateful.”

Meg and Jack White
The White Stripe

However daunting or upsetting this news may be, I think we shall do as the band requests; appreciate what the band has done for the music industry in the past and relish in the art and experience that is The White Stripes. Believe me, there is a lot to appreciate!

The White Stripes took the world by storm with their minimalist, blues influenced rock sound. Complimented by a unique and consistent aesthetic of only red, white, and black colors, it was clear from the beginning that Jack & Meg White were to be remembered. Their 4th album Elephant put The White Stripes on the map not just as a good band, but perhaps a legendary duo!

Despite some controversy pertaining to their relationship, and Jack White’s busy schedule with side projects, the Stripes kept us thoroughly entertained for just about a decade!

Their sound has yet to be harnessed by any other group and their spontaneous live sets shocked the world from start to finish. They were the first band to embark on a full Canadian tour. Not only hitting all provinces in Canada but surprising small towns with secret performances and even a 1-Note Show! This Canadian voyage was documented in the award winning feature film Under Great White Northern Lights.  

The dynamic duo constantly challenged themselves to do new things, consistently using damaged or poor quality instruments. No set lists were ever used for their live shows and Jack never cranked out a solo that wasn’t absolutely one of a kind. Meg bashed her drums like the tops to trash cans and her quiet, introverted nature was the perfect complement to Jack’s unorthodox and outward genius.

Never can enough be said about The White Stripes and the legacy they’ll certainly leave behind.
God Blessed The Stripes…

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Subliminal Verse #2

“Our GenerationThe Content”

Knowing when tunnels turn to bridges
Knowing when sand is to become diamond
Knowing when dark burns brighter, black seems whiter, and the bastard son of an irrelevant heritage turns into a fighter

Lemons into lemonade, the old cliché
I’m bitter; lemons are no more than an excuse anyway

Do what you can with what you have
Pitiful lessons you cling to

While you’re lying cross legged counting your blessings remember that chance is insignificant and hope is for cowards. Choice lies neither with your landscape, nor possessions, nor with your pathetic upbringings. Decisions rest only with ambition that is inherent not in your birth, but decried by self-determination and a refusal to retreat while the sweat of tear gas drips down your lungs and lead fills your veins.

So sure, make lemonade of lemons
While a real saint of achievement ditched the citrus altogether and found sweet apples lay just ahead of life’s obstacles

Paul McCartney: The Man, The Myth, The Legend….The Comedian???

Sir James Paul McCartney, one the most, if not the most, talented artist to ever walk the face of the earth, and he never seems to stop entertaining. Of Course he is most known for changing the image of rock and roll with “The Beatles”.

Paul McCartney and “The Beatles” are the best selling artists of all time. No Joke either! They have sold over a billion albums worldwide! Paul, now age 68, is still putting out albums of his own and has managed to sell over 15 million. McCartney was even knighted by the Queen of England for his contributions to the music industry. He is the most successful musician and composer in popular music history with 36 Gold records and 75 singles to date. His song "Yesterday" is the most covered song in history with over 2,200 artists copying it so far. 

The legend of Paul McCartney doesn’t stop at just music.

He’s also a comedian!?!

He has appeared on Saturday Night Live and most recently he is scheduled to appear in a controversial skit on “Comic Relief”. In this skit about an imaginary trip to Africa Paul is quoted saying "People don't like seeing tubby people over in Africa. If they hadn't eaten so much, no one would be starving." From the greatest music ever created, to some hilarious comedy, this multi-talented super artist leaves us with one question.


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