Top 10 Roxy Shows of The Year

Since shows are what we do best, we figured we wouldn’t waste our time on other end of the year lists for records of the year or every single question that we ask on Facebook & Twitter each day. Although maybe that should be a blog post in itself? Hmm… Anyway! 2011 was such an incredible year for The Roxy. From our first 2-day music event at SXSW, to secret shows with the biggest bands in the world, to multiple panels, to countless sold-out shows, to CMJ, to The Roxy Lounge in Scottsdale, to our very own beer, to Van Halen…we’ve had a big year. Of all the things we do, the shows are what you know us for the best. Of the 300+ days we were open this year, you can imagine it was a little difficult to narrow it down. We asked the crew, the votes came in and here are our Top 10 Shows of the Year:

10. Das Racist – November 3

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9. Ida Maria – June 30

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8. Young The Giant – February 26

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7. Kreayshawn – August 27

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6. Dita Von Teese “Strip, Strip, Hooray!” – May 17-18

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5. Little Dragon “Ritual Union” Release Show – August 15

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4. Mayer Hawthorne “How Do You Do” Record Release Show – October 15

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3. Friendly Fires/Foster The People – February 9

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2. Red Hot Chili Peppers – August 22

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1. Foo Fighters Secret Show – February 2

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More Than Honorable Mentions: Big Audio Dynamite pre-Coachella gig on April 14 & Van Halen rehearsals in November/December.

Thank you for attending shows, hanging out, having a drink, responding to a tweet, answering a question on Facebook, and everything in between in 2011! We love you!

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

Q&A: Kreayshawn

THEROXYONSUNSET.COM EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
WITH KREAYSHAWN
By: Brent X Mendoza

“Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi, Prada…” The song’s been in your head for months; and now the YouTube, viral sensation that has been blowing up your computer speakers will be blowing up the PA here at The Roxy Theatre.

That’s right, this Saturday, August 27 we are all very excited to welcome, Kreayshawn and her crew, who will be giving us a little taste of the tracks she’s been painstakingly honing for her first full length release.

But before heading to the show, educate yourself on this L.A. by way of Oakland, future hip-hop mogul, as she discusses her roots, her new record, and even answers a few questions from her fans. Check it…

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First off what’s the origin/s of your name? A play on “creation” perhaps?

Yes, right on the ball! I am one creative kitty.

Do you have a release date for your first full length? What can we expect?

I’m working on putting it out this fall and def before the end of the year. It’s going to be a CD touching on a mixture of subjects that I hope everyone will be excited about.

How are you finding the L.A. music scene? How does it differ from Oakland?

In Oakland everything is more connected than out here; In L.A. everything is very mainstream.

With all this controversy that has been following you… don’t you think it’s actually been beneficial, in a “any press is good press” sort of way?

Yeah, it’s always nice to have your name in the tabloids, but I would rather be reading successful stories than negative made up stories.

With the massive success of “Gucci Gucci” are you nervous about having to follow that up? Any feedback from any of the designer labels mentioned in the song?

Yeah we got hit up by Gucci, but as long as we don’t use the logo it’s all good.

I’m not nervous with the follow up because I’ve came out with songs that people like just as much!

Finally, you have some rather unique tattoos including a mixture of Disney characters, food items, and numbers on your knuckles. Care to explain the meanings behind these?

My sailor moon tattoo symbolizes my childhood, the numbers on my knuckles is a play on a telephone, and my Goofy tattoo is for my friend Goofy who died.

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Kreayshawn hits The Roxy Theatre with special guests Roach Gigz, and CBG this Saturday, Aug 28. Doors open at 8 p.m.

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Ask KREAYSHAWN

If you follow The Roxy online, you know how much we love questions. For this round, we’re putting them in your hands! Scheduled for next week, we have an exclusive interview with the utterly cool Kreayshawn for her sold out August 27 show and we want you to submit the questions!

Tweet your questions @TheRoxy with #AskKREAY, post them on our Facebook page, or email them to theroxy@mac.com.

We want to know what you want to know about the hottest thing to come out of Oakland this year. Send them in & maybe she’ll be answering you!