Sunset Strip Beautification Update


WEEKLY CONSTRUCTION UPDATE FOR FEB 23- MAR 1, 2010

Work Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Mondays – Fridays. No weekend work.

During work hours lanes will be reduced to one travel lane in the eastbound and one travel lane in the westbound direction. At the end of the day lanes will be reopened to two lanes of traffic in each direction.

SIDEWALKS, DRIVEWAYS & CURB WORK:
This week the contractor is continuing to work on replacing damaged sidewalks, driveways, and corner ramps on both the south side of the street. Any affected driveways will be temporarily inconvenienced with steel plates installed to allow for access. A lot of the concrete work on the north side of the street has been completed. Many of the ramps at the corners have been complete.

UTILITY WORK:
Fire hydrants will be relocated to the new curb line at Sunset/King Rd and Sunset/Sweetzer Ave by LADWP.

ROADWAY REPAIRS:
This involves excavating the damaged area, fixing/compacting the soil that is under the pavement and then repaving the damaged area. The grinding of the old concrete has begun.

One lane of traffic will remain open in each direction. The roadway resumes to 2 lanes of traffic in each direction at the end of the day.

Commuters should expect delays, plan for additional time to get through the area.

All businesses will be open during their normal business hours.

Support your local businesses during construction.

Sunset Strip Beautification Update

WEEKLY CONSTRUCTION UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 9-15, 2010

Work Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Mondays – Fridays.

During work hours lanes will be reduced to one travel lane in the eastbound and one travel lane in the westbound direction. At the end of the day lanes will be reopened to two lanes of traffic in each direction.

SIDEWALKS, DRIVEWAYS & CURB WORK:
This week the contractor is continuing to work on replacing damaged sidewalks, driveways, and corner ramps on both the north side and the south side of the street.

ELECTRICAL WORK:
There will be some electrical work being done at the Kings Road intersection. No power interruptions are associated with this work.

ROADWAY REPAIRS:
Broken and/or damaged concrete in the roadway will be worked on this week. This involves excavating the damaged area, fixing/compacting the soil that is under the pavement and then repaving the damaged area. One lane of traffic will remain open in each direction. Roadway resumes to 2 lanes of traffic in each direction at the end

All businesses will be open during their normal business hours.

Support your local businesses during construction.

Commuters should expect delays, plan for additional time to get through the area, or chose an alternate route until the lanes return to normal operation. Additional arrow boards will be brought to the jobsite tomorrow.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during the construction and temporary lane closures.

FEBRUARY 15, 2010:
For many people Monday, February 15, 2010 is a holiday. For the construction industry it is not a recognized union holiday. The contractor has applied for an extended hours construction permit. The City approved this permit because the inspection team is also going to be working to oversee the contractor. Also this will give the contractor a chance to finish work that was pushed back due to the rains. Work hours for this Monday are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Phone calls can still be directed to our community liaison, Alicia Molina at 310-548-9292.

For more information on the project visit www.weho.org/sunsetproject.

Happy Birthday Facebook

Come join us on FACEBOOK! Chat with us, let us know your favorite show…when we’ll see you next…and what you love (or maybe what you not-so-love)! Become a fan of the club and join our group!

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The World Sinfonia Tour Comes To Town

Not to brag, but we’re no stranger to world class musicians…but that’s not to say that we don’t still get chills when something really amazing happens on our stage. Our 6th sense tells us that tomorrow will be one of those chill-inducing shows. Al Dimeola is a a living legend, and we cannot wait to witness the magic. Click here for tickets or give us a call at 310 278 9457.

Al Dimeola World Sinfonia Tour 2/4

CIC ReCap

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!

Chromeo Afterparty and Live DJ Set

Straight after the sold out Key Club show, we can’t wait to welcome the CHROMEO afterparty and DJ set. Thanks to our friends at Dim Mak for always bringing the party!
Tickets onsale now thru the Roxy box office, and ticketmaster now!

Chromeo Afterparty + DJ Set 1/22

Because Everyone Else Is Doing It

Sometimes I’m against “Best Of” lists. Mostly because I never agree with them…so to remedy that – Team Roxy have created our own version of what we thought the highlights of ’08 were. Scanning thru the ’08 Roxy calendar – it was hard to narrow it down (which is a good thing)!
For the record – this started as a TOP 5…but some people *cough* Meg and Heath couldn’t make up their mind. Let us know what your favorite Roxy shows were! Thanks to everyone who contributed to making the year a success – from MYSPACE, to DIM MAK, and everyone in between. Viva 2009!

Nic:

Shwayze
Crystal Castles
MSTRKRFT
Zappa Plays Zappa
TRVSDJAM

Megan J:

Little Dragon
Ours
Foxboro Hottubs
Duke Spirit
Dolly Parton
Hot Hot Heat
MSTRKRFT

Heko:

Jonas Brothers
Foxboro Hottubs
Hot Hot Heat
Dolly Parton
Rooney
Camp Freddy
TRVSDJAM

Annie:

Dolly Parton
Raphael Saadiq w/ Janelle Monae
Russell Brand
Marc Broussard w/ Matt Hires
Tokio Hotel

The Sweet Ring Of Success

The Ringer’s have always been one of our favorite bands over the years – as much for their sweet tunes, as the guys themselves. Hysterical and talented is all you could really ever ask for in a group of guys….and finally the world is taking notice!! Take a look at the new spread in the current issue of SPIN magazine! Nice job guys…we’re all rooting for you!

The Ringers in SPIN

Perhaps the talented Joe Hursley looks familiar? How funny are these milk ads??

Nothing Wrong With A Couple White Lies

When bands come all the way from the UK to grace us with their tunes – theirs no room to argue. We welcome them to our stage with open arms – especially when paired with local favs THE YELLING and uber cool JAPANESE MOTORS (who killed it at this year’s Detour fest)! Come out and show support for some GREAT GREAT tunes with WHITE LIES closing out the show- click here for tix or give us a ring at 310 278 9457.

White Lies 10/30

Oh My Nas

The Roxy witnessed a classic, an epic, a legendary show…call it what you want, but in our minds it was one of the best hip hop performances ever. Big, big ups to Myspace for giving us such a treat. And Mulatto, you guys can hold it down, we want you back soon. We have lots of shots from this show, so watch over the next couple of days for more. In the mean time check out the first of the bunch from our pro EV.

Nas Live at The Roxy

Nas Live at The Roxy

Nas Live at The Roxy

24 Hours At Camp Rock

We warned you guys that this show was HOT – and we knew it would sell out! But we hate to hear all the disappointed little fans when they call and ultimately, we want you ALL as part of the show. While we can’t exactly make that happen, we do have ONE PAIR of the coveted DEMI LOVATO tickets to give to a lucky fan.

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What A Weekend with SSMF

Hot Hot Heat - Hollywood, CA

Photo Credit:gish8675309

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!

A Night To Remember

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!

SSMF -HOB

SSMF-HOB

SSMF - HOB

Parking Wars

Cheap Parking
On the heals of the SSMF music fest where we know people will be driving in from all over the land…and just for everyone’s future reference…we’re debunking all those crazy parking rumors to make your night extra enjoyable and affordable. We’re all working folks, and no one respects your hard earned dollar more than yours truly. Check out the latest tidbit from LAist.

“If you ever see $20, it sticks in your head forever. It’s pretty unacceptable,” said Roxy Theatre owner, Nic Adler. “No one is going to get back into the car and park again, it becomes a one destination trip to West Hollywood, then you go home or somewhere else in the city.”

But it doesn’t have to be that way, as Adler points out. The classic Western edge of the Sunset Strip, where the Roxy, Viper Room, Whiskey A Go Go, Key Club and Rainbow Room all reside, parking rates are much lower than the side of the strip where the House of Blues’ area on a weekend night. That is, if you go to the right place.
An LAist survey of six parking lots found that prices vary with a $15 difference, even with lots owned by the same owners and ones that neighbor each other. The best weekend price is $5 at 9000 Sunset Blvd, directly across the street the Roxy Theatre. The highest prices are $20 behind the Citibank Building at 9059 Sunset Blvd. and valet parking at the Key Club.

Two parking lots at 9026 and 9040 Sunset Blvd. that are owned by the same company and only physically split by a building differed in price by $3 with prices at $7 and $10, respectively.

At the Roxy Theatre, parking is $7. “We’re not the cheapest, but it is valet,” Adler noted while encouraging people to take advantage of the cheap $5 parking across the street.

Hottest Contest In Town

Hot Hot Heat 6/27
We’ve shown our HOT HOT HEAT love on this blog several times – they’re an office fav and we’re counting down the days ’til they rock the stage. Now, in true Roxy fashion – we wanted to combine our love for the band and our new love for contests and create something spectacular. We love the fan interaction, the ability to show someone a really great experience, and all the submissions! If you are a fan of the band (like us) you know that there are a few things that are SOO very distinct – and now in a classic battle of AFROS vs SUITS – you have the chance to rock the signature look of the band in photobooth (digital camera, poloroid, etc) form. Send us your best shots and give the band a true – run – for – their – style – money. Extra props if you rock the suit and the fro, but only one is required. The show is next week, so the deadline will be Wednesday June 24 at 5:00pm. Click HERE to enter!
The Grand Prize Prize:
A Pair of tickets to the show
$50 Roxy Bucks to get your drink on (or some food)
Some sweet shwag including -2 copies of the deluxe version of the new cd/dvd – and a super sweet 11×17 poster
Meet and Greet and Soundcheck passes

8 Runner Ups:
Meet and Greet and Soundcheck passes for you and a friend

Farewell To Freddy

The month of Camp Freddy Mayhem has become this Rock N Roll machine that has been the talk of the town! It’s taken over like no one could have ever imagined. It started off great as we were so excited to be able to hold one of our Roxy contests to find the lucky openers – which allowed local bands to actually warm up the stage for Freddy. What a great opportunity. And now, we’ve had FIVE sold out shows – countless special guests – and killer set lists. Over the past 4 weeks, we’ve seen Tommy Lee, Terry Nunn, Chester of Linkin Park, Brandon Boyd of Incubus, Chino of the Deftones, Jerry Cantrell, Lemmy Kilmister, B-Real and Sen Dog, Tiffany, Metal Skool, Cory from Slipknot/Stone Sour, Tom Morrello as well as our house favorite Mark McGrath – to name a few! On top of the Sex Pistols Paul Cook, Glen Matlock and Steve Jones and GnR legends Duff and Slash! Insanity. We hate to rub it in, because the Freddy Finale tonight is of course sold out – but for the lucky, this show will take the cake! Every Thursday the chaos starts early – so make sure you stay tuned as Nic and I twitter the day away. We’ll keep you updated as always, on all the nitty gritty secrets. Thanks to all the guests and the guys – as well as the fans who have made the Roxy their nightlife staple for the month. We hope to see you all soon.

Fun with Freddy

The Metal Skool(Steel Panther) guys made a welcomed return to The Roxy to do a cameo with Camp Freddy. It rocked.

Metal Skool and Mark McGrath Backsatge at Camp Freddy

Morello also had a blast as we did witnessing his greatness.
Tom Morello Backsatge at Camp Freddy

Me, Mark and Chino enjoying good times in The Roxy Kitchen.
Mark McGrath Chino Moreno Nic Adler Backstage at The Roxy

Thanks to J and Erik for the behind the scene shots and celticladyfair for the hot vid!!

Biggie Biggie give it to me one more time!

Biggie Smalls by smembranicle

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.