A True Cultural Institution

The Shorty Awards are for the best in Twitter and social media. Now, unless you’ve been living under a rock or are a total newcomer (in which case, Hello!), you know The Roxy is huge on social media. We have the largest online community of any venue in the United States with over 130,000 fans on Facebook and over 50k followers on Twitter.

The Roxy Theatre has been bringing you the best artists in the biz since 1973. We have hosted acts that have influenced everyone since before the doors even opened. And when they finally did, it was with a run of Neil Young shows. Since then, just a small list of those who have graced our stage: Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, Guns N Roses, Jane’s Addiction, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Cheech & Chong, David Bowie, Steve Martin, Taj Mahal, Lou Reed, Prince, X, No Doubt, Social Distortion, Weezer, Dick Dale, Maroon 5, The Donnas, Courtney Love. You know, to name a few and not even mention the birthplace of the Rocky Horror Picture Show in the United States.

These reasons and many, many more are why you should take 2 minutes of your time an nominate The Roxy Theatre as a Cultural Institution in this year’s Shorty Awards.

To vote here’s all you need to do:

Tweet this “I nominate @TheRoxy for a Shorty Award in #culturalinstitution because…” and give a REAL reason. (This is important. No reason = no vote!)

Reasons may be current such as we bring you the latest in popular culture, music, movies, and entertainment across our various social media outlets. We are diverse in the music that comes through these doors as well as in the other events that happen here.

Please take the time to nominate us (responses can be short or long, no specific length is necessary) and show your love for The Roxy Theatre as a true cultural institution.

Slash Rox The Roxy

What’s cooler than a midnight show? A midnight show with Slash. In celebration of Slash’s new record, the one and only will be doing a special show on Saturday April 10, 2010! He’s no stranger to our stage, and we are honored to have him play some new tunes for an intimate crowd. We have a limited number tickets held for the die hards – use the password “slashrox” to get your presale tickets! Thru ticketmaster and The Roxy box office (310 278 9457)

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!

Chinese Democracy Finally Comes To Fruition

I know I know. We didn’t actually think this album would ever see the light of day either. But alas, we are soooooo excited it is coming to life! Come join us for one of the hosted listening events, and hear the album for the first time with a room full of die hard G ‘n R fans! The album will be available, Tuesday November 28 2008 – but hear it first on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18th. Preorder it on bestbuy.com, bring your receipt, and come join the party.

Guns N Roses Listening Party 11/18