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by David Yi [22 Jan 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Kollaboration Pre-show Show

Kollaboration is a collaborative (like the pun?) effort of Asian Americans trying to pave themselves into the American dog-eat-dog mainstream world. Kollboration’s slogan is: “Empowerment through entertainment.”

THE POP FIX went exclusively to Cafe Bleu in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, where most of the contenders for the Feb. 21 Kollaboration show at the Shrine were graciously answering questions from the press.
Among those there were YouTube sensations: David Choi and Kina Grannis, along with Jane Lui (featured in Audrey) Paul Dateh (Hip hop violinist) and groups Nylon Pink (self-described as “Hello Kitty on …

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by David Yi [22 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]

Okay, so the much anticipated album of this year came out this week and you weren’t quite surprised with what you heard–but strangely you still needed your used Gatorade bottle filled with an entire bottle of cheap chardonnay to get through your first, second, third and fourth listens.
 We’re with ya, except we drank Tanqueray. 
Animal Collective’s eclectic sounds and electronic beats are close to home and the band maintains their authenticity with their repeated looping quality, which became the band’s staple.
But the video may very well be the biggest winner of …

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by Patrick McDonald [22 Jan 2009 | One Comment | ]
Important Things with Demetri Martin

If you don’t know Demetri yet, you will on Febuary 11th. His new show, “Important Things with Demetri Martin,” is touted, by himself, to be one of the most popular shows ever. He’s predicting to attract an audience of 100 million people. That way he only has to tailor his jokes to one third of the American public. 33% market share is no small feat. But with Jon Stewart behind the scenes as the Executive Producer and “shepherding” the pilot, I think Demetri’s just nibbling on a piece of humble pie. The show format will be redolent of the Dave Chappelle Show, comedic stand up bits interspersed with pre-taped sketches. Demetri’s sense of humor is entirely novel for a show of this format and it just might work. Each shows themes consist of something important in our lives. We’ll see the important things from “Apples” to “Coolness” all through Demetri’s sly, witty lens.