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  1. Sunday, March 17, 2013

    omg is that Lauren Rocket in the Dirty Girls doc? 

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    something that went mini viral this week was a 17 year old documentary called “Dirty Girls”

    about some 13 year old, relatively affluent westside 8th graders who were acting out by being

    allegedly

    smelly and stinky and unfeminine.

    in the DIY low-budget doc, made by a high school senior, we meet two sisters who are no dummies.

    they align themselves with the riot grrls of the 90s

    and are influenced by kurt cobain’s post punk self loathing/self empowerment.

    but stealing the show is their friend, a doe eyed blonde, who the world now knows as Lauren Rocket.

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    while still in high school lauren clark, lauren rocket, and their friend lauren, formed the all girl band Rocket

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    they got on an american idol tv show on Fox for bands,

    and despite that toured the country

    rocket at sxsw

    played at sxsw’s most prestigious party of 2006,

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    and rocked for years

    Rocket at the 3 Clubs

    but then tragically broke up right as it seemed like their new lineup was poised to take it all to the next level

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    Lauren has been in a few other bands since Rocket, most recently an oufit called Lavinia Slaughter

    she also found a bunch of old Rolling Stones pics at a flea market last year and turned it into an art show

    and now, this week, shes back in the public discussion.

    her 8th grade self is, at least.

    as BFF of the dirty girls.

    which, if anything, gave us my new favorite word:

    hideosity.

  2. Wednesday, March 9, 2011

    hey happy ash wednesday 

    to celebrate Fat Tuesday i drove to new orleans and caught some crawfish

    then i drank a beer and fell asleep with my pants still on.

    at the la brea tar pits

    so this morning i met up with lauren clark of rocket at the la brea tar pits

    and she showed your favorite cuban girl and myself around the most recent excavation going down on the miracle mile

    yes that cuban girl

    funny story: first the cuban she said i looked thinner which was nice SINCE I AM

    then she said man youre getting old, any closer to having kids?

    then before i could answer she said, oh sorry maybe youre infertile.

    to which i said, in my most sultry barry white voice

    lets find out.

    which inspired her typical ewwwwwwwwwwwwww

    which ive missed so

  3. Friday, March 4, 2011

    lauren clark of Rocket explains all 

    true vip from rocket

    she who wields the Hello Kitty guitar in the all-female band explains something that people in her native Los Angeles can definitely relate to.

    “only after one has been let behind the gates of the tar pits can one truly comprehend the meaning of v.i.p.”

    now do you see why everyone wants to be a rock star?

  4. Wednesday, December 29, 2010

    joaquin phoenix’s im still here is on 

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    why didnt any one tell me how great this is?

    when he was at the Rocket show a few months ago he was so chill

    chill as you can be at a damn good rock show.

    he seemed happy and stuff and went outside and smoked

    for some reason i thought he would like privacy

    so i didnt ask to take a picture

    what a great movie.

  5. Tuesday, November 9, 2010

    R.I.P. Spaceland 

    One of LA’s premiere places to experience live music, especially up n coming new alternative bands, is changing its name and moving away.

    Spaceland, the Silver Lake mainstay that helped launched the likes of Beck, Silversun Pickups, Arcade Fire, Eliot Smith, and Tsar, is ending its longrunning partnership with the owner of the former strip club, changing its name and moving – possibly to Downtown LA.

    “It just reached a point where it was time for us to move on,” Promoter Mitchell Frank said in a written statement. “We’ve had some incredible musical moments here; people met, fell in love, started life-long friendships, but it’s just time for a change.”

    The nondescript club on Silver Lake Blvd. was so cool and cozy and perfect that big named groups would often play there for special events. Bands like Weezer and The Foo Fighters had the hipsters lined up around to jam into the 250 capacity club.

    But the best shows were seeing a band new band hit the stage and break through to the next level, and often Spaceland was the stage where the magic would happen.

    The new club will play electronica.

    I weep for those who never had the chance to see Spaceland the way I did. But maybe they will be better off for it will be damn near impossible to replicate that very special LA landmark.

  6. Sunday, October 17, 2010