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V.24 No.52 | 12/24/2015
Oliver Scherillo/Wikipedia Commons

Event Horizon

Let the Bass Drop at Midnight

Thursday, Dec 31: New Years Eve • Borgore • dubstep, electronic • Kayzo

Put your fears to rest; check out this awesomely electric demonstration of youth, life and radical tuneage as the the year 2016 beckons.
V.24 No.49 | 12/03/2015
Steve Allen

Event Horizon

Throwdown for a New Sound

Friday, Dec 11: Lowdown Christmas Hoedown • Entourage Jazz • Bluegrass Buddies • The Squash Blossom Boys

Hear Entourage and The Squash Blossom Boys while helping a local musician replace her stolen instrument.
V.20 No.12 | 3/24/2011

Music

R.I.P. Nate Dogg

My homie Kevin sent me this message after learning that Long Beach rapper Nate Dogg died on Tuesday at 41: “I can’t believe it ... or maybe I just don't want to. But the rhythm is no longer the bass, and the bass is no longer the treble.”

V.20 No.11 | 3/17/2011
Mike Watt with Iggy Pop. Watt’s the bass player for The Stooges these days.

Music

Mike Watt’s in town tonight

I got to interview him. He’s great.

Some musicians seem to hate the press, and it makes for distracted or antagonistic conversations. Later, I have to re-live the awkwardness as I listen to the recording. I guess I understand. Maybe it gets old talking to idiot reporters who misquote you or contort your answers, and the musicians start to assume that’s always the case.

Watt’s probably given hundreds of interviews, yet he seemed genuine and thoughtful. His voice is gruff, just like it is when he sings on his records. There’s nothing fake or put-on about him. It was fascinating to talk to him about the bass and improvisation, and where he is in his life right now.

As a side note, he also got his own record label off the ground this year. He’ll be putting out albums every two months or so.

Mike Watt and the Missingmen

with Jenny Invert

Monday, March 14, 9 p.m.

Launchpad

618 Central SW

Tickets: $10, 21-and-over

More Mike Watt at hootpage.com

V.20 No.10 | 3/10/2011
Mike Watt

Feature

Punk Is Whatever We Made It to Be

An interview with bassist Mike Watt

Mike Watt's latest album, Hyphenated-Man, is not about the past. "It's kind of a meditation on me in middle age," he says.

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