January 1, 2013 will initiate the fourth year of The Roxy Theatre’s annual membership, CLUBROX. Started in 2009, Clubrox is a membership to a limited number of purchasers providing access to most ticketed events throughout the year. Membership perks also include nightly discounted drinks, VIP access (on select shows), additional guests (on select shows), front of the line access (on limited shows), early announcement on shows, and a limited edition membership card. For the first time ever, 2013 members will receive limited edition custom merchandise strictly created for Clubrox. 2013 will notably be The Roxy’s 40th anniversary. In anticipation of this anniversary we expect the shows to be as spectacular if not more as the great shows and events in 2012; The Transplants, The Wanted, Ghost, Hot Chelle Rae, Madeon, Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra, Lisa Marie Presley, McFly, Lindsey Stirling, Birdy, Peter Murphy, X, She Wants Revenge, Blaqk Audio, Vegan Beer Fest, Camp Freddy and more.
ClubRox has become a tight knit community and justly become part of The Roxy family. Here is what some of their seasoned members have to say about it:
“Roxy is consistently one of the best clubs in Hollywood and LA for that matter, they have the most professional staff, best sound and book only the highest quality acts! I can’t recommend the Roxy and ClubRox enough! And they even have the awesome grilled cheese sandwich of the month!!!!” – Frank, member since 2009
“I’ve been going to shows ever since I was 14 years old all across the West Coast, and really have a great respect for what venues have to do to put on a great concert. It requires good sound, a professional attitude towards the bands, and a comfortable atmosphere for fans like me to enjoy the music. With ClubRox, I’m at the Roxy on a weekly basis, and I can honestly say I feel welcome, comfortable, and am always able to enjoy the show. They do a great job here and I always recommend the club to friends who are looking for a good time.” -Chris, member since 2009
“As ClubRox members for the past 3 years, my husband Chris and I have enjoyed countless shows, and the annual membership fees have more than paid for themselves! We’ve had fun checking out new bands we probably would have never seen otherwise, and we’ve been lucky to see some very well-known acts up close and personal at The Roxy. The benefits of ClubRox are pretty awesome…VIP treatment, front of the line access at sold out shows, a chance to know the amazing and friendly Roxy staff and to become a part of the Roxy family, lower-priced drink specials, and rockin’ live music. One thing I love is that when we don’t have plans on any given night, we can always head to The Roxy on a whim (though it’s always good to get on the list ahead of time) and we’re guaranteed to have a good time!” – Carly, member since 2009
For information on pricing and to sign up click here and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
We are so excited to bring you something brand new to add to your concert going experience. We’ve teamed up with Migratory Music to install an Ovation Tower in our lobby that will record the show you are at and make a live album from that night available for purchase before you leave!
Check out this video with founder Ian Murray and TAG Strategy founder, Ted Cohen:
While this may not be available for all shows, we’re going to do our best to get the recordings you want to have. If there are any shows you need to have, let us know here and we’ll try to make it happen.
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
We can’t help but connect their sound to that of a classic Paul Simon track with a modern twist that sounds like it would fit seamlessly on the soundtrack to Garden State. Too old to reference? Maybe, but it works. Anyway, this residency is a really special one and our friends at KROQ Locals Only will be presenting.
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?”
SLASH FEAT. MYLES KENNEDY WITH SPECIAL GUEST FERGIE TO PERFORM AT
SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL
COMMON TO PERFORM DURING AUG. 28 STREET FEST
NEON TREES, SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS, BIG B,
STEEL PANTHER ALSO ANNOUNCED
The third annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF), set for Aug. 26-28, 2010, has announced 2010 honoree SLASH will perform with FERGIE and MYLES KENNEDY — two of the vocalists on Slash’s No. 1 album — during the Aug. 28 outdoor street festival. Organizers also announced COMMON, SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS, NEON TREES, BIG B, and STEEL PANTHER have been added to the street festival lineup.
They all join previously announced headliner The Smashing Pumpkins as the boulevard is closed to traffic between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard and transformed into a premier concert destination with outdoor stages, beer gardens, a VIP lounge, food trucks, interactive experiences and live performances within the venues during the day.
Multi-Grammy award winning musician and noted actor Common, who has spent his career pushing boundaries and taking listeners out of their comfort zones with his socially conscious words, will close the East outdoor stage. The street fest will also feature Semi Precious Weapons (whose appearance marks a break in their tour with Lady Gaga and a return to their Sunset Strip roots); Neon Trees (who “are excited to share the stage with such an amazing eclectic group of artists as well as have the time to become fans for the day”); Big B with special guests (known for his high caliber collaborations with guest performers, Big B will preview songs from his upcoming fifth studio album); and a larger than life performance by The Sunset Strip’s resident heavy metal band Steel Panther.
Additionally, a mix of more than 50 local and national artists — including John West, Vanaprasta, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Adler’s Appetite, The Binges, Ankla and Dirty Sweet — will perform within the venues during the Aug. 28 street fest date. Aug. 28 venue lineups include (more to be announced):
Oh No Not Stereo
The Dolly Rocker Movement
Lonely Drunks Club
Casper & The Bad Spirits
Cast Of Kings
Love And A .38
The Royal Highness
Blowing Up The Moon
The Roxy Theatre
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Nikki & Rich
Whisky A Go-Go
Billy Boy On Poison
Reason To Rebel
Music venues have also started to announce their Friday, Aug. 27 lineups, which include WARNER DRIVE with Run Devil Run (Viper Room); P.O.D. with Static Pulse, Thick As Thieves, Slant, Asphalt Messiah and Sound Of Ugly (Whisky); and KIX (House of Blues).
The three-day fest kicks-off with a tribute to legendary guitarist Slash at the House of Blues on Aug. 26. Friday, Aug. 27 includes a Virgin America sponsored VIP cocktail party at the Andaz hotel prior to the venues hosting a full night of music. Again this year, the Viper Room will serve as the official media hub during the day of the street festival, with live remotes from 98.7fm and artist interviews.
Tickets are currently on sale via Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com/ssmf). A portion of all ticket sales benefits Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN), a charity personally selected by honoree Slash. LAYN’s mission is to end homelessness, one kid at a time, by providing shelter, food and counseling for the abused, neglected and abandoned.
SSMF 2010’s proud supporting sponsors include Virgin America, V Australia, Jack Daniel’s, Ticketmaster, Vitaminwater, Gibson Guitar, 98.7fm, Andaz West Hollywood, Whole Foods West Hollywood, City of West Hollywood, West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau and Signature Creative. Street fest production provided by Swing House Hollywood.
For more information about SSMF, including additional lineup announcements, visit www.ssmf.com.
Introducing CLUB ROX! Our new exclusive club that allows you come to as many shows as you would like in 2010!
– Entrance to any show at The Roxy and On The Rox *
– Limited Edition membership card
– Front of the line access
– Exclusive drink specials
– +1 Privileges for select shows
– VIP Access for select shows
– Available thru The Roxy box office (310 278 9457)
– Limited to 100 people
– Makes a great gift
– Onsale until December 31, 2009
*excludes private events/non-ticketed shows
This is our way of showing our appreciation for all of our loyal customers and new patrons we’ve met this past year. Thanks for helping us make 2009 a great year and being part of our community!
It has been almost 3 years since San Diego boys Switchfoot have been on our stage, and with a new album (coming out just the day before their show!) we are getting excited. Tickets are going fast and are sure to sell out, so get them soon! Such talented guys…we couldn’t think of a better way to begin to close out the year.
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!
We would be lying if we said that Twitter hasnt changed our business (and the Sunset Strip) just a tad. We like seeing what you are most excited about, what your favorite track was last night, and what shows you are into! Over the past year we’ve given away tons of tickets, and now in anticipation of hitting 20, 000 followers – we’re going to be giving away a pair of tickets to every person who tweets about an upcoming Roxy show until we hit that magic number! So simple! When you tweet us, we’ll hit you back with how to redeem the tix. One pair per person – ready go!
**Tix can be used on any on-sale, public, ticketed show – rentals/private event/sold out shows excluded**
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!
Nothing gets us going quite like festival season – and as summer is slowly winding down, we can not think of a better way to send off the season quite like having one right in our back yard. The lineup is amazing and sure to please any musical palate, best thing – tickets are $39.50. For all you mathletes, that’s less than a dollar a band.
To say that our two night stint with My Chemical Romance was huge, would be an understatement. Fans came from far and wide making our Sunset Blvd their temporary home, and we could not have been happier. The fan in us, knows what a treat it is to see such a huge band in our intimate venue! Knowing that The Roxy was the bands personal choice of spots to play made it that much more special. We were treated to all the hits – Welcome to the Black Parade, Teenagers and Helena – and were the sounding board for new tracks in preparation for their trip to Japan this week. Complete with limited edition posters and tshirts, this performance will go down as one for the books. Thanks to everyone involved in making this happen – the band, KROQ, Warner Brothers, the fans and our devoted tweeps. Til next time!
Photo credit: Nic Adler (flickr.com/whoshotya & flickr.com/theroxyblog)
WELCOME TO THE BALCK PARADE Live At The Roxy
DEATH BEFORE DISCO Live at The Roxy
It is that time of year again! The time where we all rush to get some love on our favorite website, and yours, CITYSEARCH. The Roxy is up for Best Live Music Venue – and we would really appreciate some love and some honest feedback. We took it home in ’07 and ’08 and we would love nothing more than to take it in ’09 as well. Click the image below to be automatically directed to this years poll.
Kind of. We’re happy to pair with our pals at The Viper Room to create the ultimate Sunset Strip experience! On July 10, we invite you to not only come to our show with the Chelsea Girls, the ultimate girl super group but also to head down and check out The Ringers and The Yelling (two of our local favs) at The Viper. Advance ticket is $10! Stop by our box office or give us a call 310 278 9457 (also avail. thru calling The Viper). Strip Joint ready to party!
Some of our favorite reggae is hitting the strip in celebration of their new record, and we are ready for some true Rasta love. Celebrating Rebelution’s new album is key, adding Iration and Tomorrows Bad Seeds pushes it over the edge! Tickets onsale today!!
ps It will sell out
It does not get any better than Michael Jackson. Sitting here with heavy hearts as we jam to our favorite MJ hits, such a sad day. Not just for music, but for the world. Rest In Peace , MJ. And know that you’ll live on forever.
Youtube Credit: Noon19
Worried you can’t make the MOE show AND watch the Lakers game tonight? Have no fear! Come hang out pre-show at The Rainbow (conveniently right next door, no need to re-park) – watch the game for a bit, then head over to the show! Problem solved! Tickets are getting slim for both moe. shows – so give us a ring sooner than later! Go Lakers!!
One of our most favorite Roxy alumni, Billy Boy On Poison – is starting world domination!! They have always been so talented, we literally feel like we’ve watched these boys grow up. Check them out rocking Jimmy Fallon’s world! Nice job guys!!
Video Credit: Hulu
Tuning into to KCRW this morning, the booking office was greeted by the lovely sounds of ZEE AVI! Her debut album came out on YESTERDAY…she is all the rage, and tonight promises to be nothing but a beautiful experience! Tickets still available via ticketmaster!
What can only be described as a top notch jam band – we are ready for TWO nights with MOE! Some of our favorite shows over the years for sure – and we are more than happy to have them time and time (and time and time…) again. In true MOE fashion, we’re sure both shows well sell out – so make sure you hit us up sooner than later. Give us a call for tickets – at 310 278 9457!