Squeeze the Day for 7/21

Jul 21, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Music Tonight: Mount Adams Pavilion and production/promotion group Self Diploma continue their summer DJ series — showcasing local and nationally-known spinners every Thursday — tonight with DJ Vice, a jet-setting superstar DJ who’s worked with Timbaland, Mariah Carey, Pharrell and Lady Gaga. Vice’s website says he’ll be spinnin’ at 11:30 p.m. (doors open at 9 p.m.). Click here for tickets and info on the rest of the series’ lineup. Tickets are $10 tonight.

Below, watch Vice rock the party in Hollywood.—-

Former Ohio State boys O.A.R. are back in the Buckeye State (likely cursing Jim Tressel’s name) for a show at PNC Pavilion tonight. The successful group is joined by Reggae crew SOJA (that’s Soldiers of Jah Army, if you’re curious) and Hip Hop-influenced acoustic singer/songwriter Kelley James, who starts things off at 6:45 p.m. Read Brian Baker's preview of the concert here.

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Momentous Happenings in Music History for July 21

In 2003, cuddly Coldplay singer Chris Martin went all Sean Penn on a paparazzi photographer who was taking pics of the vocalist surfing in Australia. Martin reportedly smashed the photog’s car windows and slashed his tires. Somehow, Coldplay didn’t start sounding like this after Martin’s tough-guy move:

Musicians born on July 21 include ’50s Pop star Kay Starr (1922), Wildman/Svengali Kim Fowley, most noted for “discovering” and, some say, abusing The Runaways (1942), the former Folk Pop star Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam (1948), late Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers bassist Howie Epstein (1955) and Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin, who was fired from the band in 1993 and wanted nothing to do with the group’s more recent reunion activities (1961). Enjoy this Martin-driven, pre-Patton Faith No More clip for “We Care A Lot,” the title track off the band’s debut full-length.