Photos are now up of the Birthday Massacre + The Start + Schoolyard Heroes show. It was another really good show! I enjoyed all three bands a lot. They were all really energetic, too. Schoolyard Heroes are a punk/metal kind of thing; The Start are punk-ish rock; and to we elderly folk, The Birthday Massacre are a goth band, but I suspect the kids today would call them nu-metal or something.

The video for Blue is pretty cool.

A few photos are up of Allison Lovejoy on Thursday.

That night featured one of the most amusing radio calls I've overheard: "Hey, could you check that guy's bible and make sure there's not a flask in it?"

I've also added some more of Jason's pictures to last month's Pop Roxx gallery.

Photos are up of the Burlesque Be'elzapalooza. A swell time was had by all. Pretty good turn-out, too! Along with the Usual Suspects, there was a new "ick" factor this time: a kissing booth where you could get yourself tongued by a clown with a mouth full of whipped cream. That is our role here: to bring you the very stuff of which nightmares are made.

And in national news:

Texas arresting people in bars for being drunk

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Texas has begun sending undercover agents into bars to arrest drinkers for being drunk, a spokeswoman for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission said on Wednesday.

    The first sting operation was conducted recently in a Dallas suburb where agents infiltrated 36 bars and arrested 30 people for public intoxication, said the commission's Carolyn Beck.

    Being in a bar does not exempt one from the state laws against public drunkenness, Beck said.