GOSOCIAL! We couldn’t be a bigger supporter of all things social networking. We’ve seen first hand how a little online presence can really help turn things around and get you to where you want to be. We’ve spent the past year really trying (often times by trial and error) to find our place in the virtual land – and with so many options, from twitter to facebook it takes a lot to figure out a plan that really works for you. GOSOCIAL! Music is the only Social Media marketing course in L.A. that caters specifically to bands, musicians, and entertainment industry professionals. Whether you need a little direction, looking to revamp whatcha already have going, or are totally inexperienced – we welcome you!! Come sit in on what will be an AMAZING workshop! Ticket options include coming for a day or check out the package deals. Click here for tickets! When it comes time to really hone in on your craft -rest assured that social media guru Kyra Reed will have you up and running! True story.
The Roxy ladies were out in full force last week, schmoozin with the best of ’em as a good chunk of the industry was in town for the CIC conference. We were able to connect faces to email addresses and get to know some of the people who make our business go round on a daily basis. Such a pleasure sharing a coctail with some of the heavyweights – and knowing that we’re all doing the best we can to make it. Our party last week with Ima Robot, Ringside, and Crash Kings was the talk of the town – and we couldn’t have been happier to have our room on display. Hope you all made it back safe and sound, and that LA treated you well. See you next year!
Early last week, much to our dismay, Indie 103.1 shut down their radio waves. As a thank you for all the great years we have had working with Indie we are making our Love Grenades show tonight our “Peace Out” Party! We hope to soon be working with the online station but in the meantime wanted to give thanks to people who made the past years so good. For the employees who formerly worked there as well as the peeps still working the online station we invite you all down to party with us. Your ID badge, Business Card, or Indie key card will get you and a guest into the club… and your first drinks are on us too. Much love you Indie peeps!
The Roxy Staff.
The first two nights of Zappa Plays Zappa have been nothing short of amazing!! The shows have been the talk of the town and we can’t wait to watch the last two shows play out. If you’re an avid LA Weekly reader like we are, check out the great article on Frank Zappa and the Zappa Plays Zappa experience.
Its official. Starting tomorrow….Zappa mania begins. Arguably one of the most influential musicians of our time – its such a treat to have Dweezil Zappa and company (Zappa Plays Zappa)playing the legendary tunes of Frank Zappa. In what is normally an arena show, it’s so exciting to have 4 nights of such an intimate show. We hear there are a few tickets left- so check out ticketmaster and see what you can conjure up.
Here’s a sneak peek – Zappa Plays Zappa DVD
Peaches En Regalia (Live)
The line has begun! Traveling from far and wide…this group is securing life in the front row! If you are a Keane fan that couldn’t make it to the show…or weren’t lucky enough to score tickets -please join us on Twitter – where we’ll let you know any up to the minute happenings inside these glorious 4 walls.
Nothing quite like a mellow afternoon, maybe a little Sunset blvd cruisin, and Donavon Frankenreiter as your soundtrack. Something about his voice makes you take things in stride and reminds you not to be bothered by the little things in life. It’s that not the good life, what is?
Come see it live as we welcome Donavon to The Roxy in 2009 (February 20th). Tickets are onsale now! Give us a call here (310 278 9457) or click here.
Check out the sweet collaboration with Jack Johnson- “Heading Home”
(youtube credit: echotoeternity)
Thanks to all who voted for us in Citysearch’s “BEST OF!” Two years in a row, we have been fortunate enough to be voted “Best Live Venue.” It’s so amazing to receive recognition from a site we think so highly of! Thanks again…see you at the show!
It’s a pretty fabulous week here at The Roxy as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the club! Through the years, we’ve opened our doors to the ordinary and the extraordinary. From legendary tours from Springsteen to the Jonas Brothers – comedy runs from Cheech and Chong to Russell Brand – and stage productions from Rocky Horror Picture Show to Hedwig and the Angry Inch – we’ve seen it all! Theirs to many bands and artists, crew members, team mates, and wise ones to thank – but know that we are so thankful for all the wonderful people who have graced our stage both in front and behind the curtain over the years. We all have so many epic stories and tales and are working hard everyday to create more memories. Feel free to talk about your favorite show, most amazing experience, or re-count those nights that you can’t – quite – remember – we are proud to admit, we have plenty of those too! Here’s to another 35!
Thanks LAist for coming to check out the show last night – always happy to have you in the house! Their site is one of our favs, so make it part of your daily routine.
WHAT A SHOW! Check out the full article – here!
If you happened to find yourself pushing your way through throngs of vintage Nike-clad hipsters and fedora-and-vested ladies on the Strip Wednesday night then you were probably caught up in the hype surrounding the joint performance between world class DJ-AM and former Blink 182 drummer impresario Travis Barker. With three concerts this summer at the Roxy under the alias TRV$-AM, the unprecedented alliance between rock and dance has forced LA to its knees with a threatening new performance style. While the glamour of the show may have been highlighted by its sold out status, special guest appearances by Paul Wall and Warren G, and signed drumsticks thrown around the pit, this performance was nothing short of a challenge. Travis Barker has set out to prove that he is the preeminent drummer of the current music generation, and after Wednesday’s show it would be pretty difficult to argue otherwise.
How exciting! The fans have spoken, and we are so ecstatic to have won the VH1 Rock Honors Best Rock Venue Site. We can’t express enough how thrilled we were to even be nominated (i always thought people lied when they said that…turns out its true!), but winning is even more exciting! Thanks again to everyone who voted!
Simply going off the fact that I am ridiculously tired, my feet are a little sore, my ears are ringing, and I’m slightly hungover – all signs point to SUCCESS for the First Annual Sunset Strip Music Fest.
This has been the weekend of all weekends for all involved – and all the hard work seemed to pay off. The Strip was busier than ever – the clubs were packed – fans were lined up – and everyone seemed ready for a little Rock N Roll. We were able to attend so many epic round tables and presentations reliving history of the Strip over the course of the last few days, and seeing it all come together this weekend was a clear testament that we’re doing something right. Our main man Erik Voake was snapping pics the whole weekend – so stay tuned. Cheers to all the new friends we’ve made…thanks to all the bands who went out on a limb so support us an the Festival…special props to the brains behind the operation (and an extra extra pat for our Nic)…can’t wait to get started for next year!
We’ve all been working so hard in preparation of the SSMF, that it’s easy to lose sight of what it’s REALLY all about. A true celebration! It’s almost impossible for most of us to remember a time before the legendary Sunset Strip existed, but last night we were able to honor the masterminds behind the place we call “home.” The event at the House of Blues was nothing short of amazing. So many legends in the house, wanting to pay respects and tell their one of a kind stories. Cheech and Chong were a highlight, Slash is always entertaining, and the beautiful Michelle Phillips were all very gracious in their intros. The event was hosted by our (always) favorite MC, Mark McGrath. We’ll always be thankful for what Lou Adler, Mario Maglieri, and Elmer Valentine have created for us all – now lets party!
Here’s a few pics so far, credit Erik Voake – more to come!
Check out this out from the daily blog PLAY at the LA Weekly…
BIGGIE SMALLS SHUTS DOWN SUNSET BOULEVARD
Ah, if only. But shooting has commenced in LA for Notorious, the Biggie Smalls biopic slated to be released in 2009. Earlier today, the crew was working on the Sunset Strip near the Roxy, where a key scene occurs. It was kind of surreal cruising down Sunset in West Hollywood and seeing, during a break, actor Jamal Woolard (a.k.a. Gravy) casually strolling down the street in his full Biggie Smalls get-up.
To read more of RANDALL ROBERT’s post on Biggie Smalls click here.
We know this performance is going to be such a treat…as it always is when amazing artists swing by for intimate performances (Dolly Parton anyone?). And Bryan will be no exception! We know theirs been a ton of rumors about this show, but we don’t want anyone to miss out on this performance so make sure to get your tickets when they go onsale this THURDSAY 5/1. Limited tickets will be available so click here or call 310 278 9457! And really…who DOESN’T love Summer of ’69?? Check out some out classics…and some hot new tunes.
Yes it’s true. And we couldnt be more excited! Make sure to get your tickets – as we all know it will sell out fast!!
Photo Credit – Erik Voake – theroxyonsunset.com
The Roxy is no stranger to mind blowing shows – but the show last night with The Sex Pistols, has got to be near the top of our list! It seemed so fittting to have them on our stage – the original punk rockers – and Johnny Rotten still knows how to hold it down. With it being their first show in 4 years, AND their only US date, we just have to say how honored we are to have had them here. Thanks to everyone who made it possible! And to all those fans who were lucky enough to witness history – thanks for rocking out with us!
Come check out the students of the Paul Green School of Rock Music Hollywood performing hits by The Beatles on October 13th, and a variety of classic metal acts on October 20th.