February 4, 2011 |
Kristian Hoffman doesn't step out much to play his own music, being a much-in-demand bandleader and collaborator with the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Ann Magnuson, Lydia Lunch, Klaus Nomi, Dave Davies and others. Once part of L.A. punk band the Mumps, Hoffman is one of L.A.'s great musical raconteurs and has had his hands in an eclectic grab bag of projects since the 1970s. But Friday night, the local treasure is moving to center stage to debut his new album, "FOP," a 17-song collection he describes as "orchestrated baroque glam psych," at the Steve Allen Theater.
July 22, 2010 |
His hot young company just surpassed 500 million users. He's about to be portrayed in a major Hollywood film. Yet nothing says you've hit the big time like being asked to voice yourself on "The Simpsons." Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old phenom behind the world's most popular social networking site Facebook, will play himself as a guest voice on the iconic Fox television show this fall. In the episode, "Loan-A Lisa," Lisa decides to help fund Nelson's new bike company.