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Rhino’s Desert Getaway: Win box sets from Bowie, Ramones, Cars, Doors, Monkees, Dead & more
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Rhino Records
Desert Trip

If you’re a music fan of a certain age, then the recent Desert Trip (AKA “Oldchella”) musical festival might’ve seemed like a dreamy nostalgic return to your younger years seeing your baby boomer idols all in one place, with said location having plenty of toilets and concession stands instead of brown acid and mud-covered hippies. If you’re on the other side of the age spectrum, a millennial, it was a lazy way to earn rock snob bragging rights for when you’re old. (“Yeah, yeah, of course I saw Dylan live. McCartney? Yep. The Stones? Check. Neil? C’mon, like I’d miss seeing Neil Young!” and so forth.)

No matter which camp you fall into, who doesn’t want to win a whole mess of free box sets? Between now and Halloween, you can enter to win just that—box sets from Led Zeppelin, Ramones, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, The Band and many more classic rock artists (who may—or may not in some cases—be at Desert Trip 2017).

It’ll be like an early Christmas this year for one lucky entrant…


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Kristian Hoffman’s Paisley Pop Cavalcade at the Rhino Records Pop Up Store
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Kristian Hoffman
Rhino Records

Photo by Steve Lombardi
Celebrated fop-about-Tinsel Town, Mr. Kristian Hoffman, is an artistic and musical sophisticate, a multi-multi-multi-hyphenate in a city full of, at best, just plain old multi-multi-hyphenates...

In the mid-1970s, Kristian was an active participant in New York’s CBGBs punk scene with his band The Mumps. He was involved with “No Wave,” and has performed with legends like Klaus Nomi, Lydia Lunch, Mink Stole, Rufus Wainwright, Jane Wiedlin, Ann Magnuson, El Vez the Mexican Elvis and even Pee-wee Herman. He’s also responsible for the “Bendover Girl” artwork found in the original edition of the New York Dolls’ first album. And he is a very snappy dresser.

Tomorrow night, he’ll be performing in Los Angeles:

A Sensational Technicolor Night of Local Pop Talent! Come trip with Kristian Hoffman’s Paisley Pop Cavalcade: An Evening of Pop Psych and Outlandish Auteurs…

With the cream of Los Angeles singers interpreting their own material, and classic but obscure pop psych classics!

This musical extravaganza will take place at the Rhino Records Pop Up Store. The legendary Westwood record store that provided music lovers with a place to commune, find great deals, and hear rising music stars from 1973 to 2005, is “popping up” again just blocks away from the original location to raise funds for The Recording Academy’s popular music community charity MusiCares. The schedule for the rest of the Rhino Records pop up event can be found here. Still to come, Martha Davis and the Motels and Brother Wayne Kramer from the MC5.

Rhino Records Pop Up Store, 10952 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles

There is suggested donation of $5-15 for each show, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Below, the video for “Hey Little Jesus, Get Out of That Hole” featuring Prince Poppycock of America’s Got Talent fame as the savior. Directed by Stephen Moramarco :

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