ClubRox 2012

It’s that time of year to bring back ClubRox!

If you aren’t aware, ClubRox is a yearly membership to The Roxy that gets you in to just about any show you want for all of 2012! You get special membership perks like drink discounts, free +1’s, VIP to select shows, and more. Just this year, ClubRox-er’s got access to Nikka Costa, Friendly Fires, Foster The People, The Expendables, Young The Giant, Ximena Sarinana, Big Audio Dynamite, Dredg, She Wants Revenge, Dita Von Teese, Vegan Beer Fest, Nico Vega, Buckcherry, Kreayshawn, Mayer Hawthorne, Camp Freddy & so, so many more.

The ClubRox crew is a tight knit community that become members of The Roxy family. Here’s what some of them have to say about it:

ClubRox gave me the freedom to attend shows of artists I was unfamiliar with without worrying about wasting my money. It allowed me to seek out new artists and discover new loves like Nikka Costa, Indians and The Mowglis! The drink discounts don’t hurt either!” – Steve, member since 2009

Best money ever spent on concerts ever!!! The Roxy continually proves itself to be the concert venue in So Cal!” – Frank, member since 2009

I absolutely love ClubRox! Best deal on the Sunset Strip! I go to about 50-75 concerts a year and at least 20 of them are here at the legendary Roxy via the ClubRox card. Seen so many EPIC concerts there and looking forward to many more in the future.” – Tyson, member since 2009

Simply said… Clubrox ROCKS!! Clubrox is more than a club, we are a rock and roll family. Early entry, no waiting in long lines all day sure helps this lady out and it’s so awesome to be in the front row!! 1/2 off on drinks is a bonus even on water & soda. Everyone is the best and I just love my door boys Juan, Barry & Ricky!! They always take good care of us too!!” – Carrie, member since 2009

Get all the information on the most rockin’ membership here: http://roxy.la/clubrox12

Camp Freddy & Friends

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Camp Freddy fans because December is right around the corner & that means it’s time for the Camp Freddy & Friends residency! December 2, 9, 16, & 23 are this year’s dates & we can’t wait to spend them with you, Billy Morrison (Billy Idol/The Cult), Dave Navarro (Janes Addiction/The Panic Channel), Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses/Velvet Revolver), Donovan Leitch (son of legendary folk singer Donovan), Chris Chaney (Janes Addiction/Alanis Morrisette), and all their famous friends.

If you’ve seen the show before you know it’s the best party of you’ll go to all year and can expect the best of the best guests at each show. Previous “Friends” include Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, Steven Tyler, Moby, Chad Smith, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mark McGrath, Slash, Juliette Lewis & so many others.

Get a dose of CF here:

Camp Freddy Compilation from Dave Navarro on Vimeo.

Tickets are available via Ticketweb & The Roxy Box Office now!

Limited Golden tickets are available that get you access to all four shows, one soundcheck, and meet & greet with the band! For more information call The Roxy box office at 310-278-9457.

5 Questions with Cherri Bomb

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE ROXY THEATRE
By: Brent X Mendoza

Tonight, “rock’s new generation” takes the stage at The Roxy Theatre having earned a coveted spot as direct support for all-star super cover group Camp Freddy. Most impressive of all, the mean age or the all female quartet is only 13 years old. Taken under the wing of superstar drummer Samantha Maloney (Hole, Mötley Crüe, Chelsea Girls), the teens are blazing a serious rock n’ roll trail that bands of any age would be lucky to follow. Before hitting The Roxy for the big show, see what front woman Julia Pierce, drummer Nia Lovelis, sister/bassist Rena Lovelis, and guitarist/keyboardist Miranda Miller have to say about their already “veteran status.”

How do you balance school and your career as a rockstar?

Julia: It’s not as easy as you would think! I take it a day at a time, and stay on top of all of the work. It was really hard while we were traveling on the road, all of us being cramped in a little van and trying to get homework done and sit in the same spot for hours and hours. A lot of our friends say, “Wow, it must be so cool to be in a band!”, and it is, but it’s a ton of work and pressure to keep your grades up while doing what you love. But I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

Your manager is all-star drummer Samantha Maloney. What have you learned from her about playing/performing? What have you learned from her about “the biz”?

Nia: When I first saw Sam play drums, I was dumbfounded! I was watching her play with her band Chelsea Girls, and it was as if there was thunder and lightning coming from the back of the stage! She is an incredible inspiration, and I am honored to have her as my mentor. The great thing about having Sam as our manager is that she’s been up against all of the things we’ll encounter being female musicians. She tells us stories about combating people’s lowered expectations of girls in bands, and the criticism we can expect. She is a rock to our roll! HA!

You’ve already opened for The Smashing Pumpkins, played The Sunset Strip Music Festival, and are now opening for Camp Freddy. How are you adjusting to your new found fame? What’s been the biggest thrill/surprise?

Miranda: I can’t feel what you call “fame” really. Not yet, anyway. It’s been a great journey so far, but we are still hard at work trying to get our music out there and heard all across the world. It’s not like we’re off vacationing or chilling out. It’s funny, the moment we met Billy Corgan, you would think we would have all been sitting around drinking tea and having fun. But we literally spent two minutes getting to know each other and then the rest of the time talking about music, gear and how to make bigger sounds with our guitars. Our version of thrill is talking shop with some of the greatest!

Who is your biggest musical influence? What are you currently listening to?

Rena: I love Muse, 30 Seconds to Mars, My Chemical Romance, all big huge influences right now. As far as bass players, I love watching Tony Levin play live. I watch his shows with Peter Gabriel over and over because he gives off this great energy when he’s playing. He has such a presence and he plays like a god!

What’s the best part about being in an all girl band? What’s the worst part?

Julia: The friendship, the bond we have formed… knowing what the other girls are thinking. I can’t think of a bad part.

Nia: Yeah, we’ve been through a lot, and we’re all wearing the same scars. We’re in this together, and that’s a great feeling; to rock out with your best friends under the lights!

Miranda: I’d have to say the bond too. We finish each other’s sentences, and each other’s guitar lines!

Rena: I don’t know about you guys, but I’m just looking forward to being in a big rock band so I can meet Leonardo DiCaprio.

Doors for Cherri Bomb/Camp Freddy open at 8:00 p.m. For more info on the band check out www.cherribombband.com

Camp Freddy Returns

Friday, December 3, 2010
By: Brent X Mendoza

“It’s so much f*cking fun to play here at The Roxy!”, exclaimed lead vocalist Donovan Leitch Jr. as he hit the stage for opening night of Camp Freddy’s yearly residency. The all-star super cover group whose other core members consist of Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, RHCP), Matt Sorum (GNR, Velvet Revolver), Billy Morrison (The Cult), and Chris Chaney, exploded right out of the gate with a nonstop barrage of anthemic covers that whipped the sold out house into a frenzy.

Mixing their set with the greatest hits from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, the rock n’ roll vets performed many of the songs even better than the original players, i.e., open a show with “We Will Rock You” and you better have the chops to back it up. CF set the bar high and delivered a 90 minute set worthy of an arena performance.

Known for their on stage celebrity pop-ins and surprise special guests, the show had no shortage of star power. With legends like Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Angelo Moore (Fishbone) and his saxophone, Nikka Costa, Richard Patrick (Filter), and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) accompanying the band, few in the “at capacity” crowd even left the room for a bathroom break, for fear of who/what they might miss.

The bad boys of rock burned through their set sounding more polished than ever, masterfully executing spot on renditions of mega hits like “Suffragette City”, “Whole Lotta Love”, “Rebel Yell”, and “Man In The Box”, all while making it look easy. The epic evening wrapped with a one-two punch when Sully Erna (Godsmack) took the mic on “Enter Sandman” and “Another Brick In The Wall”, before finally closing the night out with an “all musicians on deck” jam out of Iggy Pop’s “I Wanna Be Your Dog.”

Video from Social Sound System

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The Good news and the bad news: Unfortunately the Friday, Dec 10 and Friday, Dec 17 shows are already SOLD OUT. Fortunately, there are STILL TICKETS AVAILABLE for the NEW YEAR’S EVE performance. Where else can you watch the legends of rock as you ring in the New Year for only $50 (GA ticket)? Considering the other WAY overpriced options in Hollywood, it’s the best bang for your economically strapped buck. For further details and special VIP options and ticket packages check out http://theroxyonsunset.com/?p=4164.

NYE with Camp Freddy

Spend your New Years Eve with Camp Freddy and us! Camp Freddy has decided they just aren’t finished with their 3 week stay here and want to put on an epic New Years show just for you.

Tickets go on sale today through The Roxy box office and through Ticketmaster this Wednesday!

Here’s how it breaks down:
$50 GA ticket
$100 All You Can drink: well, wine, beer (Hello, awesome!)
$200 All You Can Drink: premium (All you can drink, you call it, all night, on New Years Eve at The Roxy with Camp Freddy. Best option!)

Call our box office at 310-278-9457 to get your tickets now!

PS – Ask for our exclusive and very limited VIP options the night.

Camp Freddy For The Holidays

Classic rock n roll super-group Camp Freddy is helping us close out the year right!! For 3 weeks, the boys bring us thru the decades of the 70’s (Dec 4), 80’s (Dec 11), and 90’s (Dec 18). The “Golden Ticket” has sold out – but tickets are still available for all three shows! Thru the years they have been one of our favorite shows – and we can’t wait to spend the holidays together!

Jammin Out For A Great Cause

When one of our musical comrades are in a pinch, we are happy to play host to a charity show in their honor. In this case, Scott Ford (Gutter Twins/radio blogger) is having some medical treatments that he could use a little help with. The benefit concert will feature his pals Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Scott Shriner (Weezer), Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), Donovan Leitch, Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Greg Dulli (Twilight Singers),Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp), Wayne Kramer (MC5) and Steve O (Jackass), with an opening set from Jason Heath & the Greedy Souls. Join us on September 26 to help raise some spirits (and some money)! Tickets available thru ticketmaster and by calling us at 310 278 9457!

Foxy Roxy

Chelsea Girls 2/7

The lovely Chelsea Girls are back and foxier than ever. Nothing is cooler than watching them develop into a a force to be reckoned with. I guess that is what happens when superstar ladies, join to form a superstar band. We hear the lovely Carmen Electra will be hosting the night – along with opening bands: Go Betty Go and local fav Killola!

A Night At The Foxy With The Chelsea Girls September 19, 2009

All About Aimee

Aimee Allen left the stage on Friday and took a little bit of my heart with her. I haven’t been that engrossed in a performance in a while, and i couldn’t get enough of her! Her band was equally as rad – and helped Aimee sound that much cooler. If you haven’t seen her…do it. Thanks to the Chelsea Girls for killin’ it the other night. Those ladies can rock! Check out the pics and review – here http://tinyurl.com/c4dhpe.

The truth about Aimee is that she is a well rounded performer, singer-songwriter. She gives it 110% in everything she does, onstage and off, leaving no doubts why you came to see her perform or why you bought her record. She is completely at one with herself onstage which truly is a spectacle to witness and her sole principle is to give you, the audience, a show worth dropping pennies for.

A Farewell To Indie 103.1

Indie 103.1 has been one of our favorite stations for a while. They’ve brought us amazing shows like THE SEX PISTOLS and are home to some of our favorite CAMP FREDDY guys. Always a pleasure to work with them in any capacity, and we are very sad to see them go. Quality music. Quality programming. And quality people. Special thanks to SCOTT DALLAVO, DANNY SWAY JACLYN KAJZER, MARK SOVEL, TK, NATIVE WAYNE, JONESY – and the rest of our pals. Luckily, we can continue to listen online at indie1031.com but we already miss it on our dial. Thanks for everything!
INDIE 103.1 Presents Sex Pistols
Photo Credit: Erik Voake

SexPistols Live At The Roxy

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

A Very Ozzy Holiday

Yes yes yes. The rumors were true! The one and only Ozzy Osbourne took it to a whole other level last night and took the Camp Freddy Finale above and beyond! The man himself was in tip-top shape, and killed it!!
Straight from the horses mouth – check out Billy Morrison’s blog about the epic show last night!

Tired. Drained. Beat. Mentally Exhausted. Emotionally Bankrupt. Spiritually Enlightened. These words describe how I feel after five hours sleep and one of the best Camp Freddy shows in the bands seven years. The noise that the audience made when we brought the one and only Mr Ozzy Osbourne out to the stage was deafening. And Crazy Train, Iron Man and Paranoid brought the house down. I don’t care who you are – watching a true legend like Ozzy perform in a small club like that is a very special and very intense experience. Standing on the stage with him playing those iconic songs is beyond. Linda Perry, Steve Jones, Juliette Lewis, Naveen Andrews, Chris Vrenna, Mark McGrath and Royston Langdon were all part of the final show at The Roxy. And we closed the month long residency with Ozzy and huge smiles all around. The energy was electric, both from the completely sold out venue and the band onstage. Huge thank you’s go out to all the musicians and performers that took part in the shows with us. I hope everyone who played, came out, watched and experienced these gigs had as good a time as we did. I would imagine that pictures and video will be flowing freely as usual and when I get it all, I’ll put it up here. I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and thank each and every one of you for the love and support. 2009, baby. More of the same coming your way soon.

CRAZY TRAIN live at The Roxy
youtube credit: tom91381

Time To Cash In Those Golden Tickets

If you were one of those eager Freddy Fanatics that purchased the Golden Ticket – tomorrow is the big day! You will need to be here at The Roxy at 5pm (just form a line out front) and make sure you have your Golden Ticket in hand. We want to see those pictures with band, so after the euphoria wears off – make sure you send us the pictures and I’ll post them on the blog! Want to join – click here to buy one!
Photo Credit: Erik Voake

Camp Freddy Live at The Roxy

Freddy Numero Dos

Tomorrow!! Tomorrow!! Tomorrow!! Tickets are getting slim for Camp Freddy Holiday Madness Show Number TWO! So get your tickets asap. Last week was epic, but as we all know…these Freddy shows tend to snowball – and get bigger and bigger and bigger….you get the picture. Give us a call for tickets or head to ticketmaster!

Camp Freddy Tuesdays in December

One More Day Til Freddy Mania

I’m just trying to save you some heartache folks…you know…I know it – these shows WILL sell out. Lucky for you, their are still some tickets available before this show starts rollin’. If you’re a Freddy Fanatic make sure you check out the GOLDEN TICKET which gets you some face time with the band and access to all four shows. If you don’t handle commitment well…pace yourself. Tickets for all 4 shows are available on ticketmaster. See ya there!
(Freddy Flashback)
Photo credit: Erik Voake
Camp Freddy Live at The Roxy
Camp Freddy Live at The Roxy
Camp Freddy Live at The Roxy

The Return of Camp Freddy

We don’t have to tell you how amazing the last string of CF residency shows were – crazy special guests, amazing classic tunes, and a packed house! We’re happy that the Camp Freddy guys are ushering in the holiday spirit with a December residency here at The Roxy! Tickets for all the shows go onsale today and don’t forget about the GOLDEN TICKET which gets you access to all the FOUR shows, EXCLUSIVE meet and greet, and a signed goody. Click here for tickets or call us at 310 278 9457.

Camp Freddy Tuesdays in December

Camp Freddy Lives On

Camp Freddy Live at The Roxy
Our little residency that could continues to get some pretty great press and is still buzzing! We miss the Camp Freddy guys and couldn’t be happier with all the love they have received – they really killed it and we can’t wait to have them back! Check out this great article from The Sunset Strip site!

One of the most bizarre and interesting moments of the evening came when the Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock was joined by Tiffany (yes, “I Think We’re Alone Now” Tiffany) for a pretty rockin’ version of the Pistols’ “Pretty Vacant.” Never thought I’d be applauding Tiffany for a gritty performance of a Sex Pistols’ tune, but there is was, on stage at the Roxy.
Also in on the fun were Incubus’ Brandon Boyd, who guested on “Good Times, Bad Times,” and Fuel’s Brett Scallions. And offering up some of the highest octane star-power of the evening was Rage Against The Machine and Los Angeles’ own Tom Morello playing guitar on “Roadhouse Blues” and “Brown Sugar,” then sitting in on drums for a rousing finale of The Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog.”
Camp Freddy’s sold out May run may be done, but my ears are still ringing from all of that great rock and roll performed by so many of the world’s best. The show was such a success that I wouldn’t be surprised if we see some more dates in the near future. But those of us who were there to witness it in person have a little piece of rock and roll history, raw, unscripted, and loud, etched into our soul!

10 Shots From The Top

This month will be hard to beat. With so many legendary artists gracing The Roxy stage, it was very hard to find just 10. Camp Freddy had by far the most added to the group, mostly do to having 5 shows this month and a lot of amazing trigger happy photographers. Russell Brand also had many to choose from but i felt this one had special meaning because our own sound guy lee was in the mix. My personal favorite picture, not just because it’s so awesome, but that the Foxboro Hot Tubs was my favorite show in a long time. Again a huge thank you for all who added your pictures to The Roxy Theatre Group on flickr. We now have over 2500 photos and 120 members in just over a month. Keep it coming, Click click!

Foxboro Hot Tubs

Foxboro Hot Tubs Live at The Roxy

Teitur

Teitur @ The Roxy

Photo by Matthias Arni Ingimarssn

Juliet Lewis performing with Camp Freddy

Camp Freddy Live at The Roxy

Photo by Nate Christenson

Billy Idol performing with Camp Freddy
Camp Freddy Live at The Roxy

Photo by Nate Christenson
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