Monday, November 30, 2009
Bring your kids and join me at a GREAT event in LA this weekend...LA Kidrockers presents The 88 and The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra SATURDAY Dec 5. Kidrockers continues its celebration of LA's vibrant music scene with local bands The 88 and The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra. With a special appearance by Beth Feldman, founder of Rolemo...mmy.com and author of the new book "See Mom Run." Matt Dwyer hosts.
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30
LOCATION: The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA All ages. Ages 3-13 recommended. Adults must be accompanied by a kid and vice versa.
TICKETS: $9 in advance $12 at the door. Tickets available here
DAISY ROCK GUITARS: One audience member will win a Daisy Rock Guitar
Yo Gabba Gabba Music is Awesome CD (featuring The Shins, Of Montreal, and The Roots) and other Yo Gabba Gabba! prizes
LUNCH: Two Boots next door is open at 12 for pizza before and after the show.
The 88 is a four-piece rock/pop band from LA that blends British Invasion melodies with an instrumental approach that recalls David Bowie and other '70s rock icons. The band has appeared in numerous ads and TV shows, including performances on The Late Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly and "How I Met Your Mother." "It's a fairly safe bet to assume that the band will realize a respectable level of notoriety, the very kind of notoriety that L.A. is built on. For good reason, too - the 88 makes the sort of effortless, embraceable pop that can easily flatter whatever tainted image its hometown harbors." Pop Matters. "On their superslick major-label debut (which features a few tunes produced by R&B maestro Babyface), it's easy to hear what attracted Hollywood and Madison Avenue: These glammy rave-ups -- imagine Mika fronting Maroon 5 -- conjure big emotions without getting mired in tawdry realities." SPIN online.
The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra
(known to some as FTO) makes idiosyncratic pop songs with intricate instrumentation and lush male/female vocal harmonies. "FTO's undeniably strong pop sensibilities [force] them apart from the rest of the trendy herd. Unexpected quirks, richly textured layers and obviously keen musicianship keep this band grounded while others drift into musical oblivion. OC Weekly. "Filled with dreamy pop anthems, The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra's Escapements is delightfully eclectic as their name sounds. Strings, chimes, Camera Obscura-esque guitar riffs, and driving drums come together in enticing staccato rhythms and are then balanced with just enough delicateness to spell out a genuine pop feeling throughout the entire EP. BeatCrave.com
Beth Feldman is a former network television executive and the founder of Rolemommy.com, an online community and events company dedicated to inspiring, empowering and enabling today's busy mothers to pursue their passion while raising a family. Beth's new book, See Mom Run, is an anthology that captures all the harried moments of moms lives with candor, wit and a little wisdom thrown in for good measure.
Matt Dwyer hosts.
HOST MATT DWYER is a comedian, actor and writer who co-hosts "Sinking Radio" every Friday from Noon to 2:00 PM on LittleRadio.com. Matt was part of Second City, has performed one man shows at the UCB Theater in NYC and has appeared in a number of independent movies and television shows, including "Surviving the Holidays w/Lewis Black."
We hope to see you and your rockers this SATURDAY December 5th at 1PM at The Echo.
Beth Marx Lorge
Kidrockers. Rock Shows. All Ages.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
Heading to the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood for a a live performance by Pete Yorn in the GLOBAL PINKTOBER™ CAMPAIGN
GLOBAL PINKTOBER™ CAMPAIGN
Event to Benefit Noreen Fraser Foundation
The 2009 PINKTOBER program marks the 10-year anniversary of Hard Rock’s support of raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. The PINKTOBER campaign includes a series of live music events at Hard Rock venues around the world that feature both established and emerging artists rockin’ for a cause. Hard Rock properties will also offer a limited-edition 2009 PINKTOBER Breast Cancer Awareness Pin, T-shirt and Key chain and feature a line of special PINK drinks. Proceeds* from the sale of special limited-edition 2009 Hard Rock PINKTOBER merchandise will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
*75% of the retail price of each Pin sold and 15% of the retail price of each T-shirt and Key chain sold goes directly to the cause
When: Thursday, October 15, 2009 8 p.m. Event begins
Where: Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, CA at Universal CityWalk
1000 Universal Studios Blvd. #99 Universal City, CA
Ages 21 and older welcome
About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding innovative clinical and translational research. In October 2009, nearly $29 million will be awarded to 170 scientists across the United States across the United States and Europe and in Australia, Canada, Latin America and the Middle East. BCRF perseveres in directing at least 85 cents of every dollar raised directly to research. And for the eighth consecutive year, BCRF received Charity Navigator’s highest rating, four stars, thus outperforming over 99.9% of the 5,400 evaluated charities, while the American Institute of Philanthropy has awarded BCRF its highest possible rating of A+. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization in the U.S. to receive these accolades. For more information, visit http://www.bcrfcure.org/.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 157 venues in 52 countries, including 127 cafes and 12 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Tulsa, Pattaya, Bali and Macau. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Penang, scheduled to open in 2009; Singapore in 2010; Palm Springs, Atlanta and Panama, scheduled to open in 2011; Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2012. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit http://www.hardrockhotels.com/. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit http://www.hardrock.com/.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Don't Say I Didn't Warn You - Kids, Carbs, and the Coming Hormonal Apocalypse - Anita Renfroe's latest book is a must read!
offers her funny, outrageous—and on the money—take on all things female
Kids, Carbs, and the Coming Hormonal Apocalypse
By Anita Renfroe
She’s no June Cleaver. She doesn’t claim to be Carol Brady. But she can sing everything a mother says to her children in a single day to the tune of “The William Tell Overture” in just two minutes and fifty-five seconds. Described as “this generation’s Erma Bombeck,” Good Morning America contributor and YouTube sensation Anita Renfroe has no problem telling it like it is, and she does so in her hilarious new book, DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU: Kids, Carbs, and the Coming Hormonal Apocalypse (Voice; September 29, 2009; Hardcover; $22.99).
In her irreverent collection of essays, this stand-up comedian and mother of three turns her boldly accurate comic eye to female conditions. In chapters with names like “To Regift or Not to Regift (Or, If Only the Wise Men Had Known About Gift Cards)” and “Playing Favorites (Or, As a Matter of Fact, I Do Love Your Brother More),” she dares to speak what other women are thinking—but cannot say out loud. Renfroe offers up her deeply funny and relatable takes on everything from weddings to mammograms to every woman’s never-ending quest for just one good photo of herself.
Renfroe’s mission is to make every woman feel empowered; her motto echoes the phrase “If you’ve got it, flaunt it!” She affirms that you are not alone in navigating trying circumstances that every woman undoubtedly experiences at some point in her life, such as:
· Fear of fat…and love of sweets
· The great sport of grocery-store shopping
· Retail therapy and our need for the perfect purse
· Facing age head-on and embracing your best self
In DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU, Renfroe is a true performer. Well-loved by women’s groups across the country even before YouTube delivered her infectious stand-up routines, her exceptionally sharp wit and boundless creativity have engaged millions of viewers—and there is no doubt that readers will be captivated as well.
All too often, we walk on eggshells. We keep our thoughts to ourselves so as not to offend others. DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU reminds us all to take ourselves less seriously. Simultaneously uproarious and honest, this virtuoso performance will establish Renfroe as a comedic voice to be contended with: what she says, goes. So, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
ANITA RENFROE is wife to her hunka burnin’ love, John, and mother to three
(semi-grown) children. When they are not standing at the luggage carousel in various airports looking for their bags so she can put on clean clothes and get to the next comedy concert, they reside in suburban Atlanta, where sweet tea is always on the menu.
Check out http://www.anitarenfroe.com/ to find out more about Anita Renfroe and her new book.
Monday, September 14, 2009
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In the meantime, Taylor Dayne joined me to talk about her latest album, "Satisfied." It is a great CD you won't want to miss! You can hear the interview right here on Momz Rock the House.com.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
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Ladera Ranch, Calif. (March 24, 2009) – Are you ready to rock the park? Ladera Ranch is getting geared up for its annual event featuring an assortment of the best food, music and fun for the entire family. Presented by Riptide Rockin’ Sushi & Teppan Grills and The Derby Deli & Dueling Piano Bar, this year’s Taste of Ladera is set to impress offering more and expanding into two days. The celebration kicks off on Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring excitement for everyone, including great entertainment with headlining group Sugar Ray rockin’ the main stage. General admission tickets are available in advance for $5-$10 and a limited number of VIP tickets for $75-$100; includes front of stage access, private bars, restrooms and drink tickets. Tickets may be purchased online at www.tasteofladera.com. For a limited time, use promo code “TASTE” and get 10% off your purchase.
You can expect the finest samplings from local restaurants such as the Ranch Sports Grill or see the amazing sushi chefs from Riptide making bites that melt in your mouth along with refreshing martinis. New in town, is the already famous Derby Deli which promises the best tasting New York “inspired” delicatessen sandwiches that are mouth-watering. Café Maiz will even offer mighty margaritas that will quench your thirst. These are just some of the dozens who will participate this year.
“The Taste of Ladera began as a way for businesses and nonprofits to come together and raise awareness for the community,” said Michelle Patterson, Founder. “Now in its fifth year, we have seen the event expand with thousands of attendees flocking to Founders Park to have fun. This event is a vehicle for the charities involved to raise money for their organizations, and I’m very proud to see that our community cares so much¾ it’s definitely unlike any other “taste” in the country.” Patterson, who resides in Ladera Ranch, started the festival as a vehicle to raise funds for several community nonprofits in need. Her enthusiasm and philanthropy has positioned Taste of Ladera as “a hot ticket event” with support from local eateries, city officials and surrounding cities that border Ladera Ranch.
Taste of Ladera also has a great line-up of entertainment for all ages. On Saturday, May 2nd, rock out to tribute band No Duh channeling front lady Gwen Stefani with songs made famous by No Doubt. Then rounding out the night is 90’s favorite band Sugar Ray whose hits include “Fly” and “Every Morning.”
Sunday, Taste of Ladera will feature a special “family day” where the entertainment is ready with mom’s rockin’ the house on stage and teen sensations getting everyone on their feet. Hosted by Janeane Bernstein, DJ/Host of “Moms Rockin’ the House” on KUCI 89.9 FM (Thursday’s 10am-12pm PST), the program is dedicated to amazing moms and their kids with a Mamapalooza party featuring groups like the Raymies, Ladera’s Got Talent and Cambria Detken. Headlining the show is Hollywood U2, the world’s ultimate tribute to U2. There’s even more entertainment at the Swirlz Family Fun Zone with carousel rides, spinning teacups, a dunk tank and jumbo slides for the adventurous.
It’s a great mix of food, music and fun with a 90’s inspired theme that you won’t wanna miss. The goal of this event is to unify community and businesses to produce one extraordinary weekend that not only drives exposure for local merchants, but also helps raise money for charities in the area. Over the years, Taste of Ladera has raised almost 150K for numerous charities and this year, the event will support The Unforgettables Foundation, The Ladera Education Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Laura’s House, and The Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County.
Guests who are looking for the ultimate VIP experience will get it at this year’s event. Taste of Ladera is offering a limited number of VIP suites that can entertain and give you the best view of the main stage. Each suite is outfitted as a cozy cabana that includes access to the main stage party area, private bars, restrooms and includes drink tickets. They are going fast so make your reservation at www.tasteofladera.com or contact VIP@tasteofladera.com.
Kids in 4th – 12th grade can also participate in Ladera’s Got Talent, featuring the most talented kids in town! This year, Ladera’s Got Talent is also open to adults. Auditions will be held at the Ranch Sports Grill on April 11th and April 25th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Ranch Sports Grill is located at 27412 Antonio Parkway, #R-1, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694. For rules and entry, please visit www.tasteofladera.com.
Proud sponsors of the Taste of Ladera include: Platinum sponsors Riptide Rockin’ Sushi & Teppan Grills and The Derby Deli & Dueling Piano Bar. Pyramid Breweries, TouchPointe, Swirlz Frozen Yogurt, Avendale Insurance, The Ranch Sports Grill, Café Maiz, KUCI 88.9 FM, Ladera Times, Mamapalooza, Redbook, Ladera Ranch Magazine, Mouse Graphics and Waste Management. Taste of Ladera is produced by Event Complete.
Directions to Event: Take 5 Freeway to Crown Valley Parkway. Go East. Make right on Sienna Parkway. Left on Daisy, Left on Avendale.
For complete line up of entertainment, to purchase tickets or booth inquires, please visit www.tasteofladera.com.
Taste of Ladera is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization set up to benefit various local charities and the schools of Ladera Ranch. Since its inception, Taste of Ladera has been able to raise over 150K for a number of charitable organizations and attracted nearly 20,000 attendees. Taste of Ladera is proud of its continuing effort to support education and other nonprofits with the help of generous donors, volunteers and business relationships that unite to produce one grand celebration.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
On my latest band news...I have been busy working on new tunes with my guitar teacher, Ronny North at Hothouse Studios....learning so much. My band (6 Chicks now!)has been busy practicing a few times a week for some potential April gigs in the OC and beyond.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Can't wait for Mamapalooza 2009 at the UC Irvine Campus! Great family-friendly entertainment featuring some new talent this year...The Raymies, who blew me away at NAMM, and the incredible Cambria Detken who sold out the OC Pavilion! ....did I mention she is 16?!
Friday, January 16, 2009
I have spent the past few days at NAMM and it has been incredible! Yesterday, I was blown away by all of the music products and companies. I think I read that over 85,000 people attend NAMM. There is one guitar company after the next, rooms filled with artists wailing on drums, guitars, and whatever instruments and musical devices they can get their hands on. Appearances by major artists in the industry meeting fans, etc.
And then there is the INCREDIBLE DAISY ROCK BOOTH!! Check out my pictures on (www.momzrockthehouse.com and www.myspace.com/momzrockthehouse) and you'll get a little glimpse of just how amazing this has been. They also have a stage where so far I have seen Absinthe, Janet Robin, The Raymies and....The Bangles!! Just one of these amazing days...and then to meet the Bangles was icing on the cake. Loved the HUGE birthday cake Daisy Rock ordered for two of the band members. The crowd waiting for autographs got a chance to eat cake and get signed pictures and Daisy Rock catalogues. The place was packed. Stay tuned for more!
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