The Social Strip Invades SMWLA

Sunday kicks off Social Media Week LA and various panels will be held all over the city including two on The Sunset Strip!
Wednesday, September 22, Live Nation is hosting a panel at House of Blues Sunset Strip called “The Next Stage of Engage: Bringing Online Communities to Life.” Panelists include Nic Adler (The Roxy Theatre), Mike Doernberg (ReverbNation), Tim O’Brien (Disney Mobile), Ross Hoffman (Twitter Entertainment), and Jason Kirk (UStream). The panel will be an hour long and is free to attend! Register here.

Immediately following the panel The Roxy, House of Blues Sunset Strip, and Live Nation are teaming up to bring you a FREE* show with Hyper Crush, Wicker, The Cataracs with Dev, and Donnis! Did we mention this show is FREE and you can get in just by clicking “I’m Attending” on the Facebook event. Get your friends to RSVP, too, and post a status update saying: “I’m going to the House of Blues Sunset on 9/22 to see Hypercrush, Wicker, Cataracs/Dev, and Donnis for FREE and you can too: http://bit.ly/hobroxpass” It’s that simple.

#HOBRox

Friday, September 24, The Comedy Store is hosing a panel for SMWLA called “The Social Strip” featuring Nic Adler (The Roxy), Kyra Reed (Markyr Media), Alf LaMont (The Comedy Store), and Nathan Levinson (Digital Graffiti). The panel will discuss how social media saved The Strip and will kick off a mini-Tweetcrawl!

Here’s the details:
5:00 – The Social Strip panel at The Comedy Store. Register to attend the panel here.
6:00 – RH at The Andaz Hotel
6:30 – The Standard Hotel

There will be tons of freebies, giveaways, and drink discounts so come hang out with The Social Strip all week!

Zee Licious

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!
Youtube Credit:KokoKaina

The Roxy Welcomes CIC

Mark your calendars for this WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28, 2009 as we open our doors to all the local and not-so local folks in town for the annual CIC Music Conference. With some of LA’s hottest bands and industry buzz bands on the bill (IMA ROBOT, RINGSIDE & CRASH KINGS), we know it will be a sweet party. If you’re in town for the conference, show us your badge and you’re good to go. Have no fear, if you’re just a local music lover – we want you to come join the party – click here to purchase tickets or give us a call.

Ima Robot/Ringside/Crash Kings 1.28

Start Em Young

Nat and Alex Wolff were probably the cutest little guys I’ve seen in a long time! They were super talented and have some amazing die-hard fans! The Roxy was the last stop on the “Fully Clothed Tour” and now they return to their hit Nickelodeon show – “Naked Brothers Band.” We can’t wait to have them here again…and with the youngest fan base, I think I’ve EVER seen walk thru our doors – we hope their first concert experience was a great one! Were you at the show? Take pictures? Send ’em to us!
I Don’t Want To Go To School – youtube credit: JBrofan

A Little Zappa Love

The first two nights of Zappa Plays Zappa have been nothing short of amazing!! The shows have been the talk of the town and we can’t wait to watch the last two shows play out. If you’re an avid LA Weekly reader like we are, check out the great article on Frank Zappa and the Zappa Plays Zappa experience.

LA WEEKLY 12.12.08 - Zappa

Zappa Zappa Zappa

Its official. Starting tomorrow….Zappa mania begins. Arguably one of the most influential musicians of our time – its such a treat to have Dweezil Zappa and company (Zappa Plays Zappa)playing the legendary tunes of Frank Zappa. In what is normally an arena show, it’s so exciting to have 4 nights of such an intimate show. We hear there are a few tickets left- so check out ticketmaster and see what you can conjure up.
Here’s a sneak peek – Zappa Plays Zappa DVD
Peaches En Regalia (Live)

Reunited and It Feels So Good

It’s been 8 years since Letters to Cleo have been on the road playing shows – and to have them reunited and playing The Roxy is exciting! This reunion tour is short and sweet – so make sure you don’t miss the ONLY LA appearance. Tickets are available via ticketmaster – click here!

Live Nation Presents: Letters To Cleo

Reggae Rox The Roxy

It sounds like a broken (Rastah) record – I know I know. But, we can’ get enough Reggae at The Roxy. The vibe…the fans..the tunes – it’s all so amazing. True to form, The Aggrolites, Cipes and The People, and Dirty Heads really brought the house down last week. Three completely different interpretations of the classic Reggae spirit – always happy to have these bands on our stage! Thanks to the folks at MTV for rollin down and checking out the show! Check out the article here!
Youtube credit:marcmillman

Brand Gets Booed

But only because he asked us to. It was another sold out show for our favorite Brit..and was it funny!! After the stand up routine, we were all happy to play heckling fans as Russell returned as lovable lothario Aldous Snow as he filmed a few snippets for the upcoming movie “Get Him To The Greek.” Such a fun night – not a dry eye in the house, as tears of laughter took over the room. As always, such a pleasure to work with Team Russell – hopefully we see you all again soon! Also, don’t miss Russell TONIGHT on Jay Leno! Many thanks to some of Russell’s die-hards for taking such great pictures during the show! Check out TINKERBELLA’S photos for some great ones of Russell as Aldous Snow. Stay tuned as we post some of our own later!
Russell Gets Booed

Russell Rox

Russell Brand 8/31
Since he last left us – Russell Brand has clearly been on the up-and-up. Most notably, he’s the host of this year’s MTV Video Music Awards! He’s one talented guy, and before he clearly takes over the entire world -he’s coming to make us laugh one more time. Couldn’t be happier to announce that Russell will be coming back AUGUST 31, 2008 – tickets go onsale TODAY (FRIDAY AUGUST 22, 2008) at 5:00pm! Click here for the ticketing link!
Check out his funny VMA spots!
Youtube Credit: apastilhaelastica

Zappa Plays Zappa Again

A THIRD show JUST got added folks and it’s onsale now! The first show: SOLD OUT. The second show: SOLD OUT. The third show: come on, just get ’em already! Click here!
Check out the official press release for a little more info!

YOU CAN’T FIT ON STAGE ANYMORE
35th ANNIVERSARY OF HISTORIC ROXY & ELSEWHERE PERFORMANCES

Zappa Plays Zappa is embarking on a one time small venue tour this fall called ‘You Can’t Fit On Stage Anymore’ and will be making their only LA area appearance at The Roxy Theatre on December 111h and December 12th. Tickets for December 11th go on sale Thursday, August 14th at 10 AM and December 12th is already sold out!

For this tour, booked in hand selected intimate venues, Dweezil Zappa and company have included multiple bonus accouterments to add to your Zappa Plays Zappa experience. First is including a free download license of the entire concert as part of the ticket price. This will not be a commercial release. Only the attendees of these special concerts will have access to these recordings. The download will be available within 8 to 10 days after the concert performance. Second, every ticket buyer will have incredible odds at winning a world class Super Swede electric guitar made by Hagstrom. A random name will be drawn out of a hat and the winner invited on stage to claim their prize. Last but not least, Zappa Plays Zappa has decided to give all concert goers a chance to make song requests from a master list the band is prepared to play. Each night before the show the band members will look over the results. The top five most requested songs will be included in the show that night. VIP packages are also available that include all of the above as well as a poster created exclusively for this event, and access to the soundcheck!
Zappa Plays Zappa is more than just a tribute band that simply wants to recreate the hit songs in concert to reach out to a new generation of potential fans. This is a tribute band with a mission:
to dig into Zappa’s vast catalog of music (he recorded and released more than 80 albums beginning with his 1966 debut, “Freak complex, meticulously and arranged extended instrumental compositions. Out!”) and focusing on the highly rehearsed

Zappa Plays Zappa Live At The Roxy

What a show!! Can’t be happier to welcome Zappa Plays Zappa as they take a little break from the arenas, to show us some love. What a crazy opportunity to see this incredible musical experience in an intimate space. The first show sold out in lightening speed, so don’t delay as the 2nd show goes onsale TOMORROW AUGUST 14, 2008. Head over to ticketmaster for tickets to the show!
Check out Zappa Plays Zappa tour announcement – courtesy of their official page!

Reggae-fy Yourself and Win Rebelution Tickets

You want ’em. We got ’em. Show us you’re ready to rock, Reggae style, and win a pair of tickets to tomorrow’s sold out show! Upload a picture of you rocking the classic Reggae threads and we’ll happily throw you a pair of tickets. Deadline is tonight at midnight…so show us your stuff! Also, obviously, please make sure all your information you submit is correct – and you will be contacted via email tomorrow morning. Good luck mon!

Talk About A Reb Reb Reb Rebelution

Tomorrow’s show will definitely be one for the books…we’ve hosted Rebelution several a’ times- and eveytime the show gets bigger and better. Sad news tho, it’s sold out! Did you miss the boat on tickets? Stay tuned…a contest is brewin for a pair of tickets….
Rebelution Live at The Roxy

Thanks to tech9ryda09 for the awesome footage!

Back To The Grind

Hope you all had a safe and wonderful 3 day weekend – so many amazing fireworks displays all over town, hope you caught something nice! Now it’s back to the Roxy world and as we ever so gracefully ease back into the work week – wanted to remind you of a few shows that will make the week (end) brighter! For tickets to any of the shows below, click here! Happy Monday folks, Happy Monday.

Thursday! The Gutter Twins
The Guttertwins 7/10
Friday! Kode9
Kode9 7/11
Saturday! Filter

Join The Cartel

Possibly best known for their stint as MTV’s first “Band in a Bubble” (They were challenged to write, record and produce a full length album in the 20 days while living inside the bubble, while fans were allowed to access 23 strategically placed web cameras 24/7) they’ve definitely managed so make their mark in the real world. With Cartel’s brand of pop/punk/rock – you can’t help but want to move. Come move with us…the strip will be rocking, rest assured. Tickets, HERE.

Live Nation Presents: Cartel 6/26

Russell Brand Gets Ready To Say Farewell

So, it might not be the most appropriate of Father’s day gifts – but Russell’s comedy show is something not to be missed. Its the grand finale, and after a solid 6 week, sold out run – we’re sure our favorite Brit will take it out with a bang. We know he’s been the subject of a hefty about of press since the run began, check out the latest one written by Chris Lee and latimes.com

Clad head to toe in skin-tight Johnny Cash black, Russell Brand mounted the stage at Hollywood’s venerable rock venue the Roxy Theatre on a recent Sunday looking every inch the louche, preening British rock star of archetype. His haystack of “Edward Scissorhands”-esque hair: impressively vertical. His winkle-picker boots: pointy and sharp. Brand’s shirt was unbuttoned nearly to his waist, revealing a cluster of silver Gypsy medallions as he looked up to face the capacity crowd.

Then he started talking. Because Brand — who ends a six-week “residence” of sold-out Roxy dates Sunday night (several were added “due to overwhelming demand,” according to the venue website) — had come to rock the house with jokes, not music.

And for all you folks that tuned in to see Russell on Leno on Tuesday, we don’t have rats. Ghosts? Questionable. Rats? Negative.

Live Nation Presents: Russell Brand 6/1-6/8-6/15