So maybe the rumors aren’t true, that the untouchable boy band/girl band combo tour of the Backstreet Boys and the Spice Girls isn’t happening, but let’s not lose sight of what’s really happening here… the BACKSTREET BOYS are going on tour with AVRIL LAVIGNE! Ok, so maybe Avril was a little late, missing the 90s and making her way through in the 2000s instead, but I don’t think anyone can deny singing along to “Sk8er Boi” on at least one occasion. And I’ll be honest, I was more of an ‘N SYNC gir... [Read more]
It’s funny how the littlest things can get so blown out of proportion. One thing leads to another, and before you know it, you’ve got yourself a murder investigation. Trent Reznor was just starting his band, Nine Inch Nails, in 1989 and producing his first album, Pretty Hate Machine, when he was allegedly “murdered” during the filming of his music video, “Down in It”. In the end of the video, a scene was shot of Reznor lying on the ground, indicating that his character had fallen and died. To sh... [Read more]
Skrillex is at it again. King of dubstep (you know, that “womp womp womp WOMP womp” music), Sonny Moore surprised his fans earlier in the week by revealing a new, secret album through a smartphone app. Entitled Alien Ride, the app contained a countdown clock set to release 11 mysterious items on March 10th. When the countdown reached zero, it began pushing out a new track to the phone every half hour, compiling the 11 tracks from Skrillex’s new album, Recess, which is available for purchase on M... [Read more]
We all have our heroes, those gallant and beautiful stars of stage, screen and studio, but not all of them are perfect. In fact, some of them have even killed people. Granted, not always premeditated in cold blood, but oh, they've killed. Here's a list of 10 celebrities who've ended the lives of other human beings. Just a little something to ponder as the weekend dawns...thanks to Instant Checkmate.
Be a holiday hero this holiday season.
'Tis the season for giving. We all have at least one friend who loves music. What better way to show you care than to feed their obsession? Whether your friend is a musician or simply an avid listener, the guide below will help you pick the perfect gift to suit any budget.
Gifts for Your Concert-going Pals
1. Custom Fit Earplugs
People who like going to concerts will raise an eyebrow at people who wear earplugs, but when you consider tha... [Read more]
There are only a couple of days left until Halloween, and while many people have had their looks planned out for months, I know there are plenty of you who haven't yet been struck with just the right inspiration for a killer costume. And it is important to stay current; costumes inspired by events from the past year always get a reaction. Here at Live Toast, we know live entertainment, so here is a little list of get-ups pulled straight from music, sports, and theatre events. I hope it inspires ... [Read more]
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I remember when October 31 used to be this magical time of year after the autumn leaves had fallen, leaving a technicolor, crisp blanket to crunch under our feet as we collected our candy bounty from neighborhood houses. We often slipped on a plastic mask and un-breathable costume to dress up as our favorite cartoon characters, like Spiderman or Tweety bird (yes, I was a repeat offender), Or we’d take it a step further by painting our faces, wearing a black... [Read more]
With two weeks left in Banksy’s New York residency, his whimsical hit pieces on Ronald McDonald, war and factory farming have exposed long-standing divisions among the Big Apple residents who don’t know what is a Banksy, the people who cheer the Banksy and the forces that wish to condemn and destroy it.
Since the early 90s, the individual or collective known as Banksy has both delighted and irked fans and detractors with his (their?) subversive graffiti, sculptures and messaging. The “Ano... [Read more]
The Grateful Dead are the most overrated band of the psychedelic genre, bar none.
What did one deadhead say to another deadhead after the acid wore off at a concert?
"Hey, this music sucks!"
Back when I was a housepainter on Martha's Vineyard, I used to work with a rabid Deadhead. My contempt and derision for the band he idolized had been forming for many years by then, and our daily "conversations" on the matter were loud and animated, to say the least. One day, whilst ca... [Read more]
Telekinesis And The Carrie Remake
During the last week, I’ve been thinking a lot about telekinesis—being able to move objects with the mind—and telepathy—mind reading, or the ultimate experience of putting yourself in someone else’s shoes from a sensory standpoint. It all began when I watched the publicity stunt released for the upcoming remake of the film Carrie.
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Why anyone would even think of re-creating that Stephen King classic is beyond... [Read more]