Category Archives: Los Angeles

Adult Swim Picks up Odd Future Live-Action Series “Loiter Squad”

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Adult Swim loooves Hip Hop it seems. Asheru, Danger Doom and Dilla come to mind as Hip Hop artists that have beemed into the 99.4 Million Homes that receive the Cartoon Network.

Adult Swim just picked up Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All’s new 15 minute live-action series Loiter Squad that features sketches, man on the street segments, pranks and music from the Los Angeles rap collective.

Tyler just got a VMA. And Frank Ocean was all over Watch the Throne and just produced Beyonce, so even if people hate OFWGKTA, it appears they aren’t going away anytime soon.

Loiter Squad is produced by Dickhouse Entertainment, a Hollywood production partnership of Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze and Jeff Tremaine.

Other Dickhouse Entertainment programs include Jackass, Nitro Circus, Rob & Big, Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, Wild Wonderful Whites of West Virginia, The Birth of Big Air and Wildboyz.

Jeff Tremaine and Adult Swim’s Nick Weidenfeld will serve as executive producers.

The above video is an old documentary of Odd Future goof-balling in their hometown Ladera. It’s not a trailer for the Loiter Squad. And you prolly don’t want to watch it if you hate OF.

MP3: Med “Outta Control” feat. Hodgy Beats (Produced by Madlib)

MP3: MED “Outta Control (ft Hodgy Beats of Odd Future)”

Stones Throw Recording artist MED has rocked with Madvillian, Dilla, Lootpack and Quasimoto in the past. On November 1st, he will drop Classic on Stones Throw which has MED teaming up with Odd Future’s Hodgy Beats, Talib Kweli, Oh No, Kurupt, and Pok.  Madlib produces 10 songs on Classic, with additional production coming from the Alchemist, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Oh No and Karriem Riggins.  Visit Stones Throw’s website for more info.

DW Comedy Feature: High Fashion Episode 4.

Dood tries to air out Lazlo.

Written by: Rosa Handelman
Directed by: Rosa Handelman & Kathleen Ruffalo
Cast: Josh Allen, Rosa Handelman, Jesse James Rice, Chris Blasman and Caleb Hunt.

Paychecks for Orange County Fair

So how much are the bands at the Orange County Fair making? Los Angeles Times has a great story…. Here’s the list:

Paul Simon: $325,000, plus 85% of the gross box-office revenue.

The Moody Blues: $300,000.

Velvet Revolver: $275,000.

Steve Miller Band: $225,000, plus $7,500 bonus if more than 7,500 tickets are sold.

Scorpions: $220,000.

Seal: $200,000.

Bill Cosby: $150,000.

Linda Ronstadt: Minimum $100,000.

Hawthorne Heights: $100,000.

Chris Isaak: $100,000.

Cyndi Lauper: $100,000.

Switchfoot: $90,000.

Michael Bolton: $85,000, plus $10,000 bonus for sold-out show.

The All-American Rejects: $85,000.

Gnarls Barkley: $75,000.

Shaggy: $65,000.

X: $55,000.

Lifehouse: $40,000.

Maldita Vecindad: $40,000.

Julieta Venegas: $40,000.

John Kay & Steppenwolf: $35,000.

David Crowder Band: $30,000.

Jefferson Starship: $30,000.

Big Head Todd & the Monsters: $25,000.

Lots more good info in the article.

2006 Billions SXSW Showcase

Neko Case, Marah, Over the Rhine, Sharon Jones & Dap-Kings, The Heavenly States and Tim Fite
March 17 @ Antone’s

(thanks, frank)