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BACKSTAGE WITH MARIAN
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Story outtakes, celebrity confessions and the latest pop culture news in the Bay Area

About Me
I'm a pop music writer for the San Jose Mercury News. I cover pop, hip hop, punk, rock, dance, and ethnic - well, basically everything you can dance to.

My Articles

MY PICKS
CD: Common:"Be"
Music Video Eminem: featuring Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
Trailer: The Year of the Yao
TV: Harvey Birdman
Videogame: Fable

MERCURY REVIEWS
Art: The New Art of India
Bar: Boswell's
Book: Jill Scott
Club: Forum
DVD: Kinsey
Movie: Cinderella Man
Music: Sleater-Kinney
Restaurant: The Melting Pot
Theater:The Mambo Kings

SICK SITE
Earth and Sun Kiss

MY PLAYLIST

1. R. Kelly: "Trapped In The Closet"

2. Weezer: "Hold Me"

3. Bright Eyes: "First Day Of My Life"

4. Ringside: "Miss You" and "Criminal"

ENTERTAINMENT RESOURCES
  • Billboard Charts
  • Encyclopedia
  • iticket.com
  • Moviefone
  • Music Dictionary
  • MTV
  • Pollstar
  • tickets.com
  • Urban Dictionary
  • ticketmaster.com
  • VH1

  • BLOGROLL
  • Adisa Banjoko : San Jose's Bishop of Hip hop
  • Angry Asian Man: Asian American media watchdog
  • Berkeley Blogs
  • Black Electorate : Inside Cultural, Economic and Political industries
  • BLT's Parry
  • Crayone: the trials and tribulations of a graffiti artist
  • Dan Gillmor : Grassroots Journalism
  • Dat Phan : Last Comic Standing season 1 winner
  • East Bay Livin' : Ellen Lee's EB hunt
  • Davey D: Hip Hop Daily News
  • Fortt: black american gen x journalist musician multicultural christian technophile
  • Jeff Chang: fellow Asian hip hop writer
  • Joe Grimm : Ask the Recruiter
  • In Passing : Random Street Conversations
  • Pacific Standard: Bay Area hip-hop
  • Pop And Politics
  • Pop Licks : O-Dub, a cultural critic
  • Scape: San Jose graffiti artist
  • SiliconBeat: News about tech money and innovation
  • Thursday, January 20, 2005

    Asian Linkin Park and MTV's P Diddy's Makin Da Band "Malika"

    While we're still on Chinese music, there's one band that has become a favorite of mine. Aadia is like an Asian version of Linkin Park with rock, rap, and an added element: Chinese opera.

    And, also in the news, the article I reported on about popular Taiwanese aborigine singer coming to San Jose's HP - according to the concert promoter Connie Pan-Yu, A-mei has recently changed agents, so her appearance at the concert may be in jeopardy. She is, however, in the U.S. (in Boston to be specific) already.

    I'll let you know when I know for sure whether or not she is going to be at the concert.

    And, for tonight, ch-check it out:

    WHAT: Live appearance by MTV's P Diddy's Making The Band "Malika"
    WHERE: Club Agave, 2033 N Main @ Ygnacio above 24 hr fitness, Walnut Creek
    WHEN: 9pm-2am, tonight
    TIX: $12 adv./$15 door, 21+ w/ ID, 21 and up No Sports Apparel; intrigueparty.com; (925) 864-385
    WHY: Check out what Malika's been up to lately.


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