Live review: Alice Cooper at the Kauffman Center

Live review: Alice Cooper at the Kauffman Center

Live review: Alice Cooper at the Kauffman Center

Alice Cooper Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Monday, August 6 Touring in support of his most recent album, Paranormal, shock rocker Alice Cooper m…


Perhaps the stupidest bonus ever?

burlesque-corsetWhile I’ve seen Mystery Science Theater 3000 box sets with robot statuettes, Talledega Nights with a Ricky Bobby bobblehead, and Clerks 2 in a Mooby’s kid’s meal, this offering for the Blu-Ray release of Burlesque today might have to take the cake as the most ridiculous add-in ever.

If you buy the Blu-Ray / DVD combo pack of the Christina Aguilera and Cher vehicle at Best Buy, you get a corset. I’m assuming it’s one-size-fits-all.

Alice Cooper’s School’s Out originally came with a pair of “panties,” but they were made of paper, and not intended to be worn. This, however, is a legitimate undergarment, and I imagine it’s as comfortable as a free corset can be. Ladies, if you happen to pick this up and try it on, let us know how comfortable it is, will you?

I promise this is the last request I will make of our readers to inform us as to the fit of their underclothing.

Podcast #30, “Classic Rock Doesn’t Have to Suck”

classic-rock-graphjamDespite the idea seeming to be antithetical to the whole “punk” idea of this podcast, we’d like to show that (despite what annoying crusty punx might tell you) classic rock doesn’t have to suck. There are classic rock acts that have managed to write stuff that will rock you, and we uphold the rock in all its forms on Sunglasses After Dark.

Seriously, just because the Eagles suck doesn’t mean you have to write off everything prior to 1977. Year Zero is a bit much, sometimes. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy the music we’ve got here, and let it expand your horizons a bit. I did this as a four-hour freeform on KJHK several years back with nothing but Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, and Thin Lizzy, and that was frickin’ great, so fifteen bands should be five times more entertaining, right?

I hope so. Hey – if nothing else, I have a LOT of opinions on these songs and bands, and I express them quite fervently in this week’s episode.

Podcast #31, “Classic Rock Doesn’t Have to Suck”
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Suck brings nothing new to the vampire comedy

suck-strawMuch as it wants to be cool, the vampire rock ‘n’ roll horror comedy Suck fails to engage the viewer enough to be anything other than perfunctory. The flick, in a nutshell: Jennifer, bassist for the Winners, gets bitten by a vampire, and then proceeds to live an existence that’s meant to be an allegory for musician drug addiction.
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