The first DVD to hit this spot, this surf flick about the massive, tempermental break off of San Miguel Island is a must-see for locals, foreigners, and anyone interested in surfing or the power of the ocean. The bonus up-close footage of a great white shark doesn’t hurt either.
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Polly Frost Comes Home for the Holidays with Sexy Comic Readings
“I’m not looking to get into Oprah’s book club,” explained Polly Frost, the self-described erotic sci-fi and horror author whose X-rated comedy soap opera, Sex Scenes, has been making a splash at readings in New York City, “I love raw, pulpy stuff.” On December 28, Santa Barbara’s cooperative winery and tasting room, Cellar 205, will host a live reading of Frost’s Sex Scenes, transforming the Funk Zone into an erogenous zone.
Hannah Tennant-Moore tries to determine just who The Who are trying to be this time. Are their songs just rehashed oldies without the help of bandmates Keith Moon and John Entwistle or do “the Two” of Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey make it work? Read on.
Watch a YouTube video that gets inside the head and art of Brad Nack, known from Carrillo Street to Manhattan as the man behind the reindeer paintings. But he’s so much more, we learn here.
While you’re making plans for the December holidays, don’t forget that the end of 2006 is right around the corner. To help you decide how best to spend your New Year’s Eve, we’ve listed some events happening around town that are sure to ring in 2007 with a bang.
For nearly 10 years, S.B.’s genre-bending pop/metal/alternative group StompRocket has been working toward the daunting goal of being a successful band-recording songs and doing shows-but never scoring a major label deal. But now the group is one of five finalists in a competition on the Web site garageband.com. In less than a week, the results of what could be a make-or-break competition for the band will be announced.
The weather outside may not be frightful, but the holiday season is upon us nonetheless. The month of December offers a host of holiday happenings for the young and the young at heart, from seasonal holiday boutiques to caroling, parades, ballets, and more for whatever tradition you celebrate this time of year. Whether you’re settling in for a night by the fire or stepping out for a night on the town, have a very happy holiday.
Xiu Xiu. At The Hard to Find Showspace, Wednesday, November 8.
Upon arriving at The Hard to Find Showspace-located at an unlit church at the darker end of Hollister Avenue-a line of silhouettes has already formed around the edges of the parking lot that Wednesday night. Eager to see Xiu Xiu’s melancholy in the making, the flock of hipsters had migrated to The Space for the venue’s final show ever (or so they say).