Archive for June, 2006

steve had a big commotion

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Hey kids,

Steve Moramarco (who you know from Bean and Beck’s song Steve Threw Up) is playing a solo show at Tangier Restaurant in Silverlake next Friday (July 7). Steve points out that they serve dinner and it’s a great place to take a date. Steve’s a cool guy, so you should go check him out if you’re in the area.

Also on the bill are The Kids of Widney High and The Frequency. Tangier is located at 2138 Hillhurst Ave. (between Los Feliz and Ambrose) Los Angeles CA 90028. They serve dinner there – a great place to take a date! (323) 666-8666

Steve Moramarco has played in a lot of bands over the years. His folk/punk duo HILL OF BEANS had an indie hit with “Satan, Lend Me a Dollar” which was recently featured on the Showtime series and soundtrack “Weeds.” Power pop group BEAN had the distinction of sharing a split 7″ with Beck, pre-Loser days. Then there was HORSEPOWER, his short-lived porn film soundtrack band that wrote the title tracks to such cinematic masterpieces as “Transsexual Blvd.” and “She-Male Slut.” His ten-piece “Soul Punk Swing” band THE ABE LINCOLN STORY is finally finishing a new CD. Oh yeah, his Sunset Junction bad-acid trip is forever immortalized in Beck’s “Steve Threw Up.” If that gets you up off the couch, then you are a sick person truly in need of some help. But fortunately, help is on the way for you via his thought-provoking-and-bowel-cleansing music and lyrics, which he will perform solo-style.

Kids @ 7:45
Steve @ 8:45
The Frequency @ 10:45 — but call to confirm showtimes

More info at:

By the way, I did an interview with Steve awhile back. Check it out here.

word up to the manthing

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Rhino Records’ latest Rhinocast features an interview with keyboardest extraordinaire Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Check out the extended interview here.

My Heart Is With The Children

Friday, June 9th, 2006

So I happened to see an early screening of Nacho Libre last night.  As was reported a few months back, Beck was recording for the score of this movie.  The movie poster and IMDB, however, said the score was by Danny Elfman.  Turns out, both are right.  Elfman did much of the score.  But Beck did some too.  There was one piece in it that was Beck playing acoustic guitar, with harmonica.  Another had Beck sort of humming/”la la la”ing over some acoustic guitar.  And there was a new Beck song with lyrics in there as well!  I watched the credits, and it listed 6 or 7 new Beck titles; the only two I can remember are “10,000 Pesos” and “My Heart Is With The Children” (both titles relevant to the movie).  If anyone sees this, please let me know the other titles.  I do not yet know of any way these songs will be released.  (The movie was hilarious, btw.  Highly recommended if you enjoy Jack Black.)