Sunset Boulevard – a curving slice of American romance running from the rough edges of East LA through the music of Hollywood, past the riches of Beverly Hills and ending at the Pacific Ocean. It is a famous stretch of 22 miles that has attracted American dreamers of all walks of life, hoping to make it big. “Sunset Boulevard,” airing as a special edition of “20/20,” reveals some of the riveting stories and pivotal moments in the make-it or break-it world of this American dream machine, including:
• the farm kid turned hot shot gossip columnist partying with the hippest stars, who reveals on camera those with whom he allegedly did drugs
• the starry eyed new band named “Queen Caveat” on the brink of success or burn out
• the young war veteran turned aspiring actor haunted by his past, determined to make this his moment
• the teenagers at Hollywood High – once a school for nurturing Hollywood talent and royalty like Judy Garland, now a last chance for some of LA’s toughest kids
• the Hollywood beauty turned runaway, dying to be loved, her body dumped off Sunset, and, in a gripping police investigation, her killer caught on tape.
Hosted by Jay Schadler, the special includes interviews with Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves, Mickey Rourke, Alice Cooper and Hugh Hefner, all featured in the recent documentary “Sunset Strip The Movie.” Lou Adler, owner of the famed Roxy Theatre nightclub, and his son Nic, who currently runs it, are both interviewed and allowed ABC unprecedented access on and off stage to the Sunset Strip’s most legendary and influential music venue.
“Sunset Boulevard” airs on SATURDAY, APRIL 21 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. The two-hour broadcast also features original music.
Sunset Boulevard, one of the most famous streets in all the world, is known as a place where dreams come true. The 22 mile stretch is home to legendary landmarks, tourist destinations, local favorites, and places where history was, and continues to be, made. If the pavement could talk, we would hear the sounds of nearly every great musician, actor, entertainer, and fan having a once in a lifetime moment.
On April 21, Sunset Blvd comes to life on your TV on a very special 2 hour episode of ABC’s 20/20. It captures the culture of the entire street from where it becomes Sunset after Cesar Chavez Ave. in Downtown and all the way to the ocean.
To bring the story even more to life, us, ABC, and the rest of the Boulevard are asking “What’s Your Dream?” We want to know and we want everyone else to know Sunset Blvd is where dreams are made. Tweet yours using the hashtag #SunsetBlvd to bring rock & roll fantasies to the internet.
U.K. soul mama gets crowned on the Sunset Strip Monday, March 19, at the Roxy
By Ernest Hardy
Thursday, March 22, 2007
“Performing to a sold-out Roxy, Amy Winehouse gave a hilarious intro to the confessional song “You Know I’m No Good”: After she had betrayed a lover, he asked if she even loved him. “I told him, ‘I do love you,’ ” she recounted — adding with playful exasperation, “ ‘But, like, I get bored. I told you I’m no good!’ ” The crowd loved it — and sang every song by heart, all night long.
Winehouse’s top-to-bottom brilliant sophomore album, Back to Black (Republic/Universal), is bursting with great, quotable lines, many as wry as they are poignant. One of the best is tucked in the driving, Motown-based “Tears Dry on Their Own,” where she admits: “Even if I stop wanting you/and perspective pushes through/I’ll be some next man’s other woman soon…”
The word other is key here. That’s the woman who wears the scarlet letter — fallen, disgraced. Winehouse casually conveys volumes through a single word or phrasing choice throughout Black, a breakup album whose defining characteristic is working-class feminine wit. And I mean both types of wit — intelligence and humor, which Winehouse uses intuitively to express how obsession dovetails with addiction. References to booze and boozing, drugging and fucking-as-self-destruction crowd the text of this confessional album. The musical filter through which Winehouse pours it all is the girl-group sound of the early ’60s — the Shangri-Las, the Shirelles, the Ronettes and the Chiffons.
Live, Winehouse was noticeably nervous but utterly charming, singing for an audience who knew all the words to all the songs. She was in spectacular voice throughout, backed by a crack band (man, that horn section . . .) and two chicly attired male backup singers who energetically pulled off synchronized choreography. Winehouse’s own herky-jerky, off-the-beat dancing and ragged emulation of girl-group style somehow underscored an aura of sincerity (a matted beehive with an unkempt tail; an ill-fitting dress that kept sliding down her scary-thin frame; weathered leopard-print shoes rummaged from the back of some tranny’s closet). Her awkward performance of femininity befits a woman who can’t quite figure how to stop fucking up her relationships and her life.
Winehouse may be retro, but her work is, mercifully, irony-free. This is no academic study of girl-group traditions; instead, it’s a gut-level recognition of the strength and beauty of those impeccably crafted records — and the 8-by-10-ready public personas attached to them. For Back to Black, Winehouse gave her producers, Mark Ronson and Salaamremi.com, explicit instructions about the sound and vibe she wanted to accompany her self-penned lyrics. Together, they’ve captured not only the aesthetics of an era (the album is a gorgeous latticework of perfect, anachronistic detail) but also the naked romanticism, and theatrical but sincere vulnerability, of pop gone by. But Winehouse also references kindred artists outside the girl-group heyday: Esther Phillips (whose addiction-filled life and the havoc it wreaked on her career make her the most resonant influence), Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and, of course, Lauryn Hill.
At the Roxy, Winehouse sang everything from Back to Black, including “Addicted” (inexplicably left off the U.S. release, replaced with a god-awful remix of “You Know I’m No Good” featuring a rap by Ghostface Killah). Highlights of the set were “Tears Run Dry” and… it’s hard to say. The crowd’s energy was so intense, and their already-won love so exuberantly given, the night had the feel of a raucous coronation.
What was especially interesting about the performance was the way Winehouse handled her nerves — besides frequent sips taken from a cup at the edge of the stage. She stared down at the stage a lot, then looked up with a sneer or curled lip that evoked gum-popping, eyeball-rolling femmes from Ronettes to B-girls, gangsters’ molls to biker chicks. But there were also fleeting moments when she clearly checked out of her own performance: Her eyes would simply go blank, and she’d retreat behind them. Still, that voice — the sound of mysteriously missing teeth, Spanish Harlem stoops in summer and declarations of undying love — never wavered, and was never less than amazing.”
To read the rest of the review check the LA Weekly
“Amy Winehouse is such a hot mess!
She is the stuff of legend, and on Monday night a who’s who of hipsters and Hollywood players were treated to a tour de force performance by the Rehab chanteuse.
You never know if Wino is gonna show up to a gig or if she’ll even make it through a show, but she more than held her own at The Roxy.
Unfortunately, fans expecting to see her at Spaceland in Silverlake tonight might be a tad disappointed. We hear she might be cancelling!
Why? Because the venue is too small and they won’t allow her 10+ person band to come with her.
Hopefully that will all get sorted out, but if it doesn’t…..well, that’s Amy Winehouse for ya!
To sing the blues you must live the blues. And she lives it.”
Check out Scott T Sterlings review…
I Was There: Amy Winehouse at The Roxy, 3/19/07
“I guess you could call it pure, dumb luck. It just so happened that I heard about the Amy Winehouse show at the Roxy a couple of hours before my man Jeff Weiss informed me that she was also scheduled to play at Spaceland. Given my druthers, I would’ve purchased a ticket to see her in the much smaller Spaceland. But in my haste to secure a chance to see this notorious UK train wreck up close and personal like, I’d already laid my good money down for the Roxy show. In hindsight, I inadvertently made the right choice, since Ms. Winehouse famously bailed on the Spaceland gig.
I got to the Roxy a good 20 minutes before she took the stage, and I can honestly say I’ve never seen such an intense scrum up in that joint. It was packed to the back with an interesting array of Los Angelenos, skewing older than I’d expected.
Worming my way towards the front of the room, I found a choice spot maybe five feet from the stage, off to the right. A very drunk girl stumbles into me, pausing to take off her high heels. Oh boy, here we go. An older couple behind me is drunkenly making out, repeatedly ramming into my back. Really? The things I do for music.
When the lights finally dim and the curtains open, a surprisingly together looking Winehouse saunters up to the microphone to the strains of the Chiffons “He’s So Fine,” looking oddly sexy (skinny legs and all) in a blue prom dress that put her cleavage up front and center and showcased her bevy of tattoos. There were no signs of track marks or “meth skin” to be seen anywhere. She didn’t even appear to be drunk. What gives?
Backed ably by retro R&B outfit the Dap-Kings, our girl sailed through most of Back to Black admirably; her husky croon sounding even stronger than it does on the record. Her voice shined on mid-tempo numbers like the reggae-tinged “Just Friends,” but really soared on the barn-burners like “You Know I’m No Good.” What’s especially impressive is the way she attacks high notes, filling them with pure emotion, the total opposite of showboats like Christina Aguilera who completely overdo it with ridiculous trills and runs that never seem to stop.
Sliding in a verse of Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” into “He Can Only Hold Her,” it was hard to miss the irony. Is Winehouse destined for a similar crash-and-burn like the one that beset Ms. Hill? Given her raw talent and limitless potential, I certainly hope not.
She’s comfortable and self-assured onstage. After announcing the evening’s last song to a boisterous chorus of “No!” she joked with the crowd:
“Well, obviously it’s not the last song. We still have to do the encores. I’m just playing the game up here, all right?”
Forget the egg hunt, the ultimate horror punk band, Murderdolls, are heading to The Roxy for Easter! Since the band’s reunion & second release last year, they’ve played Ozzfest, supported Alice Cooper & Rob Zombie, and hit Australia for the first time in 8 years.
They rocked our stage for Halloween and, what can we say, we like having them around to make the holidays super metal.
Tickets are on sale now for this Sunday, April 24 via Ticketweb or The Roxy box office at 310-278-9457.
This Wednesday, Nov 10 social trendsetter and glam-fab icon Jeffree Star brings “The Fresh Meat Tour” to The Roxy Theatre stage. Showcasing tracks from his debut full length, the gorgeous “Beauty Killer” is poised to raise eyebrows and raise hell. Get to know the man behind the mascara…
You came to notoriety as a sort of MySpace celebrity; how have you expanded on your internet empire? What’s the future of social networking? How do you stay relevant?
As MySpace has slowly crashed and burned since 2009, I’ve noticed that most of the “MySpace celebrities” have disappeared off the face of Earth… I don’t think I was ever in that category because I have a lot more going for me then just being an “online” presence. When MySpace was at its peak, I started playing live shows around the United States, I started my clothing line in Hot Topic stores across America and I had an EP on iTunes that made me a lot of money. Now we’re in 2010, where my Facebook page has already had half a million “Likes” and my twitter is growing just as fast. My fans haven’t gone anywhere, and I’m gaining new ones every day, so I’m blessed that I’m interesting enough and making music that people enjoy. I think being creative and being myself has always made me stay relevant.
Last year you did some dates on The Warped Tour. Were you embraced by the punk rock crowd and other bands on the tour?
In 2009 I played Warped Tour to HUGE crowds… I didn’t play this year because it was time to take a break from that world and focus on my next big move in my music career. But honestly, I think people were shocked at how well I did on that tour… what does “punk” even mean anymore? I punched guys in the face and tasered someone to the floor for throwing water at me… am I punk?? I think everyone assumes the “fag” isn’t gonna stick up for himself but when I did, the respect meter went up to a 10. Some bands will never like me because they think I’m this big pink dramatic monster and that’s fine. I’m not for everyone. It was good to be the only person that f***s guys on that tour and take a stand, show I had staying power.
Who is your dream duet partner?
I’m from Orange County, CA and the girl that put us on the map is Gwen Stefani. I’d LOVE to work with her and have her sing on one of my songs… maybe she will? I’ll get my answer soon!
Anyone in the constant spotlight gets some amount of backlash or negative attention. Any awesomely good hate mail or confrontations lately?
Usually I can name 20 fist fights and everyone I hate but I’ve been so busy working on my new album and flying everywhere for events and media stuff that I haven’t had time to catch my breath and call anyone out lately… maybe my positive energy has affected me in a good way because everything has been “looking up” since I got rid of all the sycophants in my life.
You grew up as a club kid in Hollywood. Where did you hang out when you first started going to shows? Where does the “Queen of the Club Scene” hang out now?
I hate that term “club kid” because I had nothing to do with that scene. I was just a 17 year old with a fake ID sipping on water at Spider Club while Paris Hilton danced on tables, HAHA! I always went to The Roxy, Key Club and Whisky to see shows, and I still do. Live music is my favorite thing in the world… nowadays I go to Here Lounge, The Abbey and Mr. Blacks to hang with all the freaks so I can feel right at home.
Who’s currently on your shitlist?
Anyone who doesn’t believe in me. Kill yourself.
Speaking of “Fresh Meat”, what are you listening to right now? Who do you like in the local L.A. music scene?
My fav new artist is Christian TV… everyone will know his name in 2011. On repeat right now, I have the new Taylor Swift album, William Smith, old TLC and MY own new songs.
Biggest fashion faux pas/pet peeve?
Girls and trannys with BAD makeup… I need to teach some of these L.A. bitches how to blend their eye shadow… uggh!
Last night was a star studded night for The Roxy Theatre. Unicef’s annual Trick or Treat charity concert with Selena Gomez was held here and it sent us all in a tizzy all day. The fans lined up as early as they could get out of school and spent most of the day screaming about Selena. Fans dressed up, sang along, and waited anxiously to see their dreams come true.
The doors finally opened at 5:00 and adoring fans came through the door only to meet their favorite singer, Selena Gomez. The event streamed live as people all over the world tuned in to the see the pop star’s smiling face. They all got to their seats where the most adorable pizza party you have ever seen took place.
All-Star Weekend opened up the night and rocked it before Selena took the stage. They screamed, they cried, they stood up in their seats, and sang at the top of their lungs. Gomez and The Scene played their first acoustic show ever and fans loved it. The night hit a real high-point when she brought adorable fan on stage to sing “A Year Without Rain” Check it out:
The night came to an end but only after Selena divulged her love for fried green pickles from Hooter’s and brought a fan on stage who managed to convince her mother to take her there for Selena Gomez’s favorite snack. Who knew they had more than wings?
We loved our night with Unicef, Selena Gomez, and the amazing fans. If you have any more photos please feel free to share them with us and they just might get posted here!
THE SUNSET STRIP AND GIBSON GUITAR ANNOUNCE GUITARTOWN
Credit: The SSBA
Public arts project will showcase The Strip and Unify Businesses
West Hollywood, Calif (June 17, 2010) The Sunset Strip and Gibson Guitar announced the launch of GuitarTown, a public arts project that will feature more than 25 ten-foot tall fiberglass Gibson Les Paul model guitars strategically placed on the legendary Sunset Strip in West Hollywood beginning in August, 2010. The oversized Gibson guitar sculptures will be created by local and nationally acclaimed visual artists and placed along the 1.6-mile Sunset Strip in front of the boulevard’s landmarks and businesses, including the Whisky A Go-Go, The Roxy Theatre and Sunset Marquis.
Each guitar sculpture will celebrate a musician, personality or artist unique to The Sunset Strip’s history and Gibson Guitar.
The project will unite The Sunset Strip’s art, music and business communities and will later raise funds for numerous charitable organizations. GuitarTown Sunset Strip is set to open to the public in mid-August, prior to the third annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (August 26-28).
The GuitarTown Sunset Strip project will also showcase the recently “renovated” Sunset Strip, which is undergoing a beautification project that includes a more pedestrian-friendly experience on the boulevard.
“We are very excited about Gibson GuitarTown coming to The Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. GuitarTown is a perfect way for us to celebrate the creative heritage of The Sunset Strip. It allows us to celebrate art and our rock and roll roots,” noted West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman. “We look forward to welcoming Gibson GuitarTown to West Hollywood.”
“Like Gibson Guitar, The Sunset Strip is legendary. It’s also responsible for launching the careers of some of the world’s greatest musicians,” said Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar. “We are so pleased to be part of The Sunset Strip project and look forward to hosting GuitarTown in what will surely strike a chord with everyone who visits The Sunset Strip.”
The guitars will complete a “tour” of The Strip and then be sold at a Gala Auction, with all proceeds benefiting nonprofit organizations and charities. Similar projects hosted by Gibson Guitar and Epiphone raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity and took place in Nashville, Austin, London, Orlando and Miami. The Sunset Strip GuitarTown project will be administered through the Gibson Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Gibson Guitar Corp., which is dedicated to improving the quality of life through its support of the arts, education, health & welfare and environmental causes.
“GuitarTown is a perfect fit for The Strip. It celebrates the iconic rock heritage while also looking to the future—which includes the Sunset Strip Music Festival coming up in August,” said West Hollywood Councilmember Lindsey Horvath. “We are amped for GuitarTown because it’s also a terrific way to show off the immense improvements we’ve made to The Sunset Strip.”
A call for artists was distributed and an announcement of selected artists will be made in July. For GuitarTown artist application information, visit http://thesunsetstrip.com/artistcall.
About Gibson Guitar
Gibson is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and banjos. The Gibson Les Paul guitar is the best selling guitar of all time and bears the name of the late, great Les Paul. Gibson’s HD.6X-PRO Digital Guitar, the Gibson Robot Guitar, Gibson’s Dark Fire and the new Gibson Dusk Tiger represent the biggest advances in electric guitar design in over 70 years. The Gibson Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Gibson Guitar Corp., and dedicates its time and services to making the place a better world for children through its support of music, education, health and human services. Founded in 1894 in Kalamazo, Michigan, and headquartered in Nashville since 1984, Gibson Guitar Corp.’s family of brands now includes Epiphone, Dobro, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatiron, Slingerland, Valley Arts, Maestro, Oberheim, Baldwin, Sunshine Piano, Take Anywhere Technology, J&C Fischer, Chickering, Hamilton, and Wurlitzer. Visit Gibson’s website at www.gibson.com
About The Sunset Strip
The Sunset Strip is a 1.3 mile stretch along Sunset Boulevard that runs through the heart of West Hollywood. From its beginning as an unregulated “strip” of land along Sunset Boulevard outside Los Angeles’ city limits, The Sunset Strip has served as a notorious entertainment destination for celebrities, tourists and California residents. It is an iconic locale where fashion, music, architecture and a unique history combine. The Sunset Strip has birthed countless music and entertainment careers, and it continues to blaze its own path as a leading destination with a vibrant and entertaining landscape made up of more than 150 restaurants, shops, nightclubs and hotels. The Sunset Strip became part of the City of West Hollywood when it was incorporated in 1984. For more information about The Sunset Strip, please visit www.thesunsetstrip.com.
Always ones to support the artists on the rise – we’ve teamed up with newcomer Simon Curtis to bring an exclusive contest to his fans! Opening up for everyone’s favorite Backstreet Boy, AJ McLean – Simon will deliver the energy to start the show off right! Wanna come see what all the buzz is about? Let us hook you and your friends up! Create a video showing:
1) how badly you want to come to the show or
2) how much you love Simon or
3) anything that shows what a super fan you are for The Roxy
Once the video is uploaded to youtube, tweet @simoncurtis and @theroxy the link – and use #simonrox. Whoever has the most views, wins! What do you win?? 6 tickets
6 VIP passes
Video featured on all our social networking sites
Meet and Greet with Simon!
Credit: Official Press Release
Hollywood United to Save Cahuenga Peak is an effort by the Los Angeles
partners of The Trust for Public Land to protect, as public open
space, the 138 acres including the mountain above and immediately west
of the Hollywood Sign. Now owned by private developers, it is zoned
for road access and driveways, retaining walls and infinity pools,
with glass-walled houses floor to the sky, glaring within sight of the
Hollywood Sign. For more info, visit: http://www.hollywoodland.org and
(The Trust for Public Land).
Proceeds of this event will benefit The Trust for Public Land and its
ongoing efforts to save and preserve wilderness throughout the United
States of America.
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.
Fire hydrants will be relocated to the new curb line at Sunset/King Rd and Sunset/Sweetzer Ave by LADWP.
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.
JIMMY GNECCO OF OURS ON THE ROXY
Sunday, February 7, 2010
By: Brent X Mendoza
Ours may be the greatest band that no one has heard of; one of those bands that hooks you instantly on first listen and leaves you baffled as to how you’ve never heard this before. Those that do follow the band are die hard and obsessive, not the fair-weather crowd that would let a frigid night in February keep them from a performance. Long before doors even opened, the sold out show had a line that extended two blocks. Fans were eager to get inside and get positioned in the very intimate, mostly standing room On The Rox.
After what felt like an infinite wait, Gnecco and his acoustic very humbly made their way through the crowd and on to the stage. He greeted the audience, and waited a good minute or two for the applause and commotion to die down. Fresh off recording a new record, Gnecco then laid down the ground rules for the evening, explaining that he would mostly be playing/trying out new material.
Having recently lost his mother to a bout with cancer, most of the new record was inspired by their relationship and her recent passing. One of the stand out new tracks that Gnecco performed was “Rest Your Soul”, an intensely emotive account mostly written while his mother was still sick. The song had the audience teary eyed as the pain in his voice has apparent through his soaring vocals. After the song, Gnecco thanked his fans, many of whom had sent donations and cards, for all their support over the last year.
After introducing all his new material during the first half of the show, Gnecco then plunged into fan favorites and requests. Songs such as “Miseryhead” and a new track called “The Heart” had the crowd spellbound as Gnecco lunged into his classic falsetto screams and vocal acrobatics. Even while being a bit under the weather his vocals still were second to none.
Given all the tragedy of the past year Gnecco was surprisingly upbeat and optimistic. The night went much like an episode of VH1 Storytellers as he amused the crowd with humorous anecdotes and personal insights. At a couple points during the evening Gnecco even touched on the recent death of Michael Jackson and expressed that he was deeply saddened by the pop stars passing. He explained that while, yes he was saddened by his death, he was more upset at the way Jackson was treated during his life. “I never believed the allegations”, proclaimed Gnecco, “but that’s my opinion”. He then went on to dedicate to MJ “I Heard You Singing”, a song he originally wrote as a tribute to his musical inspiration Jeff Buckley.
Magical! Photo Credit: Erik Voake
The three hour set flew by, and both Gnecco and the crowd would have stayed all night if his voice had permitted. The evening ended in an explosive crescendo as Gnecco treated the crowd to spot on covers of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Dazed and Confused” before finally blowing out the last of his voice on fan favorite, “Fallen Souls”.
Saint Motel are one of our favorite bands making their way onto the Roxy scene! We are suckers for anything with a theme, and lucky for us – they feel the same way. This time around, they take us to their very own Zombie Prom on the heals of Vantentine’s day. They are the ultimate date – so join us for romantically scary drink specials and costumes!!
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We’ve been so lucky over the past few years to have one of our very own – as our house photographer. Chances are, if you’ve seen a great shot circulating or have seen some epic ones on the blog – credit goes to one man. Help us celebrate Erik Voake’s collection of “365 A Year At The Roxy” at the opening on JANUARY 28th. We’re so proud to be a part of the event, and celebrate some amazing shots. Join us!!
It was only fitting for one of our breakout shows of 2009 to make their way back to our stage for New Years Eve! Enter: Mike Posner. We have so much confidence in this up and comer, we invited him and his friends to take The Roxy into 2010. It’s kind of a big deal…if you’ve ever been to a Roxy NYE – you know its no joke. The countdown, the balloon drop, the confetti – it’s quite an event! It’s affordable…killer lineup…and tons of VIP options. See you here!
One of the true indie darlings of 2009 are taking the stage next week – and we cannot wait to see them live. We’ve been hearing the buzz from the Eastsiders for a while – and they are even featured on everyone’s favorite soundtrack (‘Twilight’ of course!). Check it next week, along with our local favs Chasing Kings and Amaad Wasif. KROQ Locals Only never fails!
Special thanks to Dead By Sunrise for making The Roxy home of their West Coast club debut. We have nothing but love for those guys and it’s great to see them in yet another stellar side project.
Photo Credit: Nic Adler
What is a great musician without a killer band?? Ya, thats what we think too. Before Jason Mraz and company call it a day at the beautiful Hollywood Bowl on Saturday – Grooveline Horns (his band for the tour) is going to party it up big at The Roxy. Can’t wait to see the infamous and talented Trumpets, saxophones, & trombones on our stage! Tickets onsale now!
To this generation Adam was our bridge between genres of music and culture that had not yet been brought together. He made it cool for the metal rockers to listen to hip hop, the bboys to bang their heads and the electro kids sing a long to a 70’s ballad . I think it will be years ’til we truly understand how he shaped the way that we see and hear music. AM made music fun again. DJ AM FOREVER!
– Nic Adler and all your family here at The Roxy
Please share your favorite pics, vids and memories w/ DJ AM…
Skeet Skeet is ready to take over the one’s and two’s as tonights Spin The Bottle special guest DJ. The summer parties have been so rad, last week DJ AM killed it – Marshall Barnes has become a staple…and now Skeet SKeet steps up.
In case you wanted to relive last Mondays madness!
Youtube Credit: spinMondays
Old Skars and Upstarts tour featuring Anti-Nowhere league will be celebrating the Fourth of July with us tonight! It is a day of barbecues, hang time, and some serious punk rock! Tickets will be available at the door, so come have a drink with us. It doesn’t get any more patriotic than the American legacy that is, The Sunset Strip!
Welcome back, the triumphant return of our beloved Summer Tweetstakes giveaways! It has been a blast watching our twitter community grow and grow – and what better incentive to join the masses then with free tickets! Starting at NOON today (June 29, 2009) and continuing on every Monday in July, we are giving away a pair of tickets to every new follower or @theroxy tweet. DM us with any questions!
**Excludes shows not yet onsale, sold out, private events, private shows, & benefits.
As we reminisce today on the first anniversary of the SSMF, we have nothing but a plethora of musical highlights and one of a kind memories courtesy of the Sunset Strip to look back on. It was truly a feat to create a festival fitting for what the Strip is – a legendary home base to an entire movement. Being able to honor the creators (Lou Adler, Mario Maglieri, and Elmer Valentine) was something that was a once and a lifetime experience. Celebrating music, the venues, and the fans was so special for us – and this year, round two – is fixing to be wilder and more wonderful as we are closing down the Strip for the first time! Looking back on last years lineup, makes up proud! But stay tuned….this year’s will blow you away. Mark September 10th and 11th on your calendar!!