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GROUPIE
Dite Von Teese Burlesque show @ Roxy Theatre on December 13, 14 and 15

Burlesque is definitely à la mode.The iconic pin-up is coming to Los Angeles. Gentlemen get ready for some glamour, Dita Von Teese will soon inflame the Roxy Theatre.

It all about body shapes, gorgeous outfits, and some good old jazz music. Will you handle these elegant stripteases ?

Burlesque : Strip Strip Hooray with Dita Von Teese and special guests Dirty Martini, Selene Luna, Perle Noire and Mr. Murray Hill.

DAILY POP
New music video : Reek Da Villian - MECHANICS (ft. Busta Rhymes & Swizz Beatz)

Reek Da Villian's new music video is now online. I love this old school touch. We have here Reek Da Villian, Busta Rhymes, and Swizz Beatz having fun in a garage. Xzibit should like the video.

It's good to find some original hip hop nowadays. This doesn't look like a Swizz Beatz instrumental. Some say RZA used this soul music song before with Method Man. Well it sounds like a beat sampled by RZA. Anyway you now know where to go you need to have your car repaired.

GROUPIE
Dipset together on stage on November 26

Those naughty kids are back together as you probably knew before. The meeting point is at Hammerstein Ballroom. Fans will see Jim Jones, Cam'ron, Juelz Santana and the whole Diplomats crew.

Here is the street single : Salute (produced by AraabMuzik)

Dr Dre should produce some songs of the next album.

Dipset at Hammerstein Ballroom on November 26 : tickets here.

BILLY IDOL
Billy Idol @ The Fillmore on December 20 and 21

Some think Billy Idol is a joke (I do), some love this guy. You are probably reading this article because you like Billy Idol's music, well I got a good news for you.

Billy Idol will perform two days in San Francisco. People say he is still very still very good. Checkout the ticketmaster reviews and you will find pages of adjectives such as "awesome", "great", "fantastic", "tremendous" ... you get the point. Billy Idol never disaspoints, and always forgets his shirt.

So if you want to remember your good old days, buy your tickets, pick up your favourite jean shirt, and get ready to meet your Idol.

Billy Idol @ The Fillmore on December 20 and 21

DAILY POP
Tom Waits writes poems on poetry/photo book about homelessness

Tom Waits has worked with photographer Michael O’Brien to release this illustrated poetry book. O'Brien has already worked with the singer before. He is the one who took the picture that is used as the Glitter and Doom cover. The book called Hard Ground will be released in next March.

It has been six years Tom Waits hasn't released any new record. However, he is quite hyperactive on many side projects.

DAILY POP
Monthly Music Series Helps Performers Get Into Music Business

On the third Tuesday of every month, Bay Area artists have the opportunity to perform in front of a panel of music industry professionals.

Beyond the Music Label is a monthly music series held at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco. It aims to help Bay Area performers get exposure, connect with labels, learn more about the music business, and improve their craft.

Performers must first submit samples of their music to an advisory committee, which includes people from Epic Records, the William Morris Talent Agency, and the Jimi Hendrix Foundation. To be eligible, bands/artists must have at least 5000 fans on Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, or any other online music marketing site. Out of all the entries, the committee chooses three bands to perform. Each musical act performs three songs, and at the end of each set, performers receive feedback from a panel of judges. In addition, members of the audience can give their opinion by filling out ballots.

IN THE BOOTH
City Breeze

Herro! Welcome to City Breeze! Your inside guide to the hippest happenings in New York City. Now no matter where you are you can feel the flow and get involved! I am New York City's flyest and newest DJ Breezy B! I will be your eyes and ears to all underground events and sounds in the city. You will have a play by play of al the crazy shenanigans that go down every weekend. Like how last friday all I wanted to do was see z-trip but somehow ended up with a bottle of makers mark at a warehouse party deep in brooklyn. Or about the time me and the girls accidentally wound up at a party with Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg, and how we magically got escorted to the front row of the performance. Lets just say, I go out. A lot. So much that I am a mother effing professional. I follow music. I love music. I love and live New York City & I will prove to you that music today has never sounded better. I want to wish everyone a happy thanksgiving and hope you are all thankful. You should be because your alive. Please find time in your day to be thankful and find a moment to put your hands up and say "I'M ALIVE!!!" gobble gobble gobble.

DAILY POP
Kanye West Playing Surprise Show Tonight in New York City

Hip-hop megastar Kanye West is playing a surprise show at the Bowery Ballroom tonight in the Lower East Side.

The award-winning producer and hip-hop icon is set to perform his new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, in its entirety tonight.

Teyana Taylor, who will open for Kanye tonight, leaked the surprise news on her Twitter page Monday, writing: "Just got to rehersals [sic] for my performance with mr Ye West tomorrow at the Bowery Ballroom 2morr. Dark Fantasy Baby!!!”

Tickets went on sale today at noon.

DAILY POP
Idol Winner ‘Lives It Up’

This was a very important week for the newest Idol winner, Lee DeWyze. Crowned the Season Nine champ of the uber-popular Fox series American Idol back in May, DeWyze has been hard at work recording his debut album, released November 16th. An album release one day, Regis & Kelly and Ellen the next, DeWyze is on the fast track to fame.

With his rough-rocker, ready-for-radio voice and rugged good looks, DeWyze hold the potential for becoming a real star. Despite his formula for success, he remains humble and takes to Twitter (@LeeDeWyze) to thank fans everyday. He hasn’t forgotten those who voted him to where he is, a refreshing trait, especially in this day-in-age.

ALL ACCESS PASS
Sufjan Stevens Stuns at Beacon Theater

Sufjan Stevens' tour-ending show at the beautiful Beacon Theater was part dance party, part electro folk-rock tutorial. The incomparable Stevens is best known for his gorgeously crafted orchestral and spiritual folk songs; however his new album, The Age of Adz, finds the songwriter layering his carefully thought-out and ambitious humanist subject matter with new electronic beats and a funky bass line.

For his second show at the aristocratic and ornate old theater, Stevens balanced a few stripped down acoustic tracks with the bombastic epic electro anthems from Adz, surprising the crowd with his succession of splashy costumes—glittery wings, neon striped pants, silver lamé jackets and a glowing golden headdress. Plus our intellectual indie-rock hero even danced, sometimes choreographed with his three pretty little hipster backup dancers and sometimes randomly scuttling about the stage or snapping his arms out from his body, kind of like "the robot" mixed with "vogueing." The backdrop to all this was a visually stimulating video projection, incorporating artwork and previously recorded footage of Stevens and his dancers.