Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fred Durst Developing Drama Based on His Life With The CW

Hopefully this is going to be much better than "The Education of Charlie Banks."

Posted By on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 9:30 AM

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BREAKING NEWS: Limp Bizkit front man Fred Durst is developing a drama about his life with The CW network.  Are you ready for a new show by the man that directed Douchebag and The Long Shot? What a coincidence because both of those titles are really good ways to describe how one might feel about Durst and his career. 

The Noise, created by Durst, chronicles the rise of a young artist in the 1990s who escapes a tumultuous home life and forms a wildly popular band with a unique sound. Durst, of course, hit it big with his rap metal band Limp Bizkit, which formed in 1994 and went on to superstardom with hits like "Nookie," "Break Stuff" and their cover of George Michael's "Faith."

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Let's Watch the UA Marching Band Blast Beatles Tunes

Posted By on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM

As we here the Weekly wind down our Wednesday and get ready for tonight's Tucson Weekly App launch party at Sky Bar (You're coming to that, right? There will be drink specials and shot glasses! You can meet your favorite Weekly staffers and also me!), we think it's time to relax to the soothing sounds of a marching band covering the Beatles.

The Pride of Arizona (which, for many years, was the only reason to stay through halftime for most UA football games) held their annual UA Band Day event on October 26, welcoming high school marching bands from around the state to come to Arizona Stadium and perform their shows in a competition setting. While many of those marching bands had killer shows (special shoutout to the Rincon-University High School Marching Band, which shared top honors this year with Tempe's Corona Del Sol Marching Band), the main event is the full show from the Pride, and this year's show didn't disappoint.

"The Beatles Strike Back," a sequel to an earlier Beatles show back in 1995, does a great job of faithfully interpreting the music of the Fab Four. The video runs fairly long at 14 minutes, so if you're strapped for time, the show starts properly at 2:20; my personal favorite part, half of the Abbey Road Medley through to "The End," begins at 9:05.

And no, they didn't include "Her Majesty," which I would've lost my mind over in joy.

Great job, Pride.

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Spooky Halloween Shindigs Happening Tonight

Posted By on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 4:30 PM

So you went to Party City or some temporary Halloween store and bought your costume that you will wear for one night of costume contests and debautury. Now what? 

There will be an all ages show at The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave. The headliner of the evening will be Kill Devil Hill. They will be joined by Black Water Rising, Eyes Set to Kill, Dirtnap, We Killed The Union, Stay N The Fight and Blacklidge. There will be a costume contest and the winner gets $250 cash prize. RSVP here.

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Majority of Arizonans Think U.S. is "On the Road to Ruin"

Posted By on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Congrats, Arizona: It turns out that we're cynical as all hell in this state now!

According to a release sent out today from Behavior Research Center's Rocky Mountain Poll, just more than half of Arizonans surveyed believe that the United States is "On the Road to Ruin," which I assume means a failure of our economy, of infrastructure, of government and probably an eventual takeover by corporate overlords or China, or something similarly frightening and depressing.

The negative sentiment is strong across all demographics (note: the following figures reflect the percentage of those who chose the negative response): While men and women both feel that our nation is crumbling, a slightly higher percentage of men (54%) are more certain about it than women (48%); rural Arizonans are more negative feeling about the country's fate than those in Pima or Maricopa counties (59% to 51% and 48%, respectively); and Caucasians are overwhelmingly discouraged about the future of America, with 59% of those surveyed believing that the country is in a bad way.

The most hopeful demographic surveyed? Democrats, who actually have a positive view: 47% believe that the U.S. is looking toward a better future, while 33% think we're all doomed to speak some blend of English and Mandarin in our future. Conversely, 62% of Republicans think we're on the road to failure, along with 61% of Independents.

Granted, it's a poll, so you should definitely take it with a grain or two of salt. Still, the fact that so many people are so overwhelmingly negative regarding the future of the country, on the heels of the government shutdown and the ongoing problems with registration for Obamacare, it's no wonder we're frustrated. I'm not sure we're destined to be the next failed empire, but things aren't looking too great.

If you're interested in checking out the poll, this link will take you straight to the PDF; it also includes a second poll noting that incumbents are pretty damn screwed next election, and that Republicans in particular should watch their asses if they're looking to stay in elected office.

[Rocky Mountain Poll]

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Buddy Guy: The Legend Lingers

Posted By on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM

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Folks are still talking about Buddy Guy's set at the Rialto Theatre last Friday, Oct. 25. Guy is among the pioneers of the Chicago style of electric blues, stolen outright by rock bands of the 60s and 70s, and played to this day in local clubs and bars throughout the world. His shows are an important reality check: They temper our tolerance for cheap imitations.

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Food Truck Diaries, Volume 34: Robdogs, Hotdogs and More

Posted By on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 12:30 PM


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I frequent a lot of the drinking establishments and there's always one place where I can get my drunk food fix: Rob Dogs.

You might have seen this giant pink food drunk parked at the Creative Village parking lot alongside Bumsteds Diner. Eating at Robdogs has become a routine since I started performing stand up on Wednesday nights at Mr. Head's. I came to realization during one of my fourth avenue walks with Izzy that I have never had a Robdog meal sober. She said that they don't taste the same without all the alcohol in your system. We experimented this theory and found that it's still good while not under the influence. 

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You're Invited to The Tucson Weekly App Launch Party!

Let us push alert your pocket with cool stuff to do.

Posted By on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 11:30 AM

We are going to launch our brand spanking new Best of Tucson app next Wednesday, October 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sky Bar on 536 North Fourth Avenue. There will be drink specials for people that download the app on their smartphone or tablet, and the first 100 lucky people that show up will get a free limited edition Tucson Weekly shot glass.

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Poet Slams Man on The Bus For Offensive Rape Comment

Posted By on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 10:30 AM



An overheard, ignorant statement inspired the profound performance above by Pages Matam at the 2013 National Poetry Slam in August. While riding the bus Matam overheard a man say to woman, "you're too ugly to be raped." In the poem, Matam asks the man he overheard to tell the one rape victim out of every five women in this country that they are beautiful, and that their four counterparts are ugly. He addresses the sexual assault crisis within the military. He asks if Elizabeth Frizel's beauty constituted the rape, imprisonment, physical and sexually abuse by her father. 

In three minutes Matam paints a gritty picture with his extreme words that's hard to ignore the rest of the day.

The sad part is that 97% of rapists will never see a day in jail.

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