John West: From The Promenade to Def Jam Records

Pop/R&B singer John West is making his headlining return to The Roxy this Wednesday!

John West is an LA staple. He began his career performing on the 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica where many singer/songwriters are discovered, but John was something special. His talent was recognized amongst many of the movers & shakers in the Southern California music scene and after multiple packed shows, West was signed by Island/Def Jam.

John West’s latest album moves his music into more of a hip hop sound. The first single “Already There” features rapper Big Sean and has even gained attention of label mate, Rihanna. Just a few days ago, John released his take on her hugely popular song “We Found Love”, as seen below:

“Already There” ft. Big Sean
Already There feat. Big Sean by John West

The show also features LA pop-soul outfit, Tha Boogie, hip hop duo Tiron & Ayomari, East/West coast & southern hip hop group, John Mcxro, Hosts LA Leakers & is presented by Vibe Magazine. John West has a voice that transcends genre lines and is pure, raw talent. Don’t miss the amazing lineup this Wednesday!

Tickets for the January 25 show are still available via Ticketweb & The Roxy’s box office at 310-278-9457.

The Woman Behind the Hits: Skylar Grey

The hip hip, pop crossover artist & songwriter Skylar Grey is at The Roxy November 1 for a very special showcase featuring a DJ set from LA favorite’s She Wants Revenge.

Skylar Grey is best known for writing the the songs “Love The Way You Lie” (Eminem ft. Rihanna) “Coming Home” (Diddy-Dirty Money ft. Skylar Grey), “Castle Walls” (T.I. & Christina Aguilera), “I Need a Doctor” (Dr. Dre ft. Eminem & Skylar Grey), & “Words I Never Said” (Lupe Fiasco ft. Skylar Grey).

Grey’s debut album is due out January 2012 & features the first single “Invisible.” Her last solo single “Dance Without You” racked up nearly 2.3 million views on YouTube. Check it out below:

Very few tickets are still available for the November 1 show & you can get them via Ticketweb & The Roxy box office at 310-278-9457.

www.skylargreymusic.com

Gettin’ Funky with Nikka

Nikka Costa is back at The Roxy June 23 and she is ready to make you shake your groove thang!

Her latest album Pro-Whoa! just came out June 21 so she’ll be breaking out all the hits and brand spankin’ new songs at this show. This highly anticipated new EP features the traditional Nikka funk we all know and love but adds a new pop sound that will have you singing “Nylons in a rip” for days.

Pro Whoa! can be streamed on Nikka’s Facebook page here

Come prepared, if you’ve seen her here before, you know things get sweaty and that’s how we like it!

Opening for Nikka is rock-pop LA band Capra and the soul inspired Allen Stone.

From now until the show, buy 5 or more tickets from The Roxy box office at 310-278-9457 and get a limited edition Nikka poster FREE!

For more information on the show click here.

Sunset Strip Music Fest 2011

The Sunset Strip Music Festival is officially rolling out August 18-20, 2011 and here we have the official lineup just for you!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18

House of Blues

Tribute to Mötley Crüe

Key Club

Uriah Heep

Neon Max
Souljourners
Oh So Wild

Viper Room

The Veronicas

The Tender Box
Run Run Run

Whisky A Go-Go

The Faceless

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

The Roxy

Buckcherry

Key Club

Dredg

Whisky A Go-Go

Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors

Zen Rising
Kathryn Gallagher

Viper Room

Eli James

Taylor Locke & The Roughs
Lady Sinatra

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20:
STREET FESTIVAL

OUTDOOR STAGES

Mötley Crüe

Bush

Matt & Kim

Public Enemy

Cobra Starship

The Dirty Heads

Escape The Fate

She Wants Revenge

Tribal Seeds

Black Veil Brides

INDOOR STAGES

The Roxy Theatre

Kill The Complex
Queen Caveat
Sabrosa Purr
Letlive
Jordan Cook
Chappo
Imagine Dragons
The Limousines
The Expanders
Warner Drive
Semi Precious Weapons‘ Empire with Special Guests

Key Club

Voxhaul Broadcast
Pigeon John
Deluka
Youngblood Hawke
Indians
Vampires Everywhere!
Kozmonaut
Felix Cartal
Harvard Bass
Deathface
BONES

Whisky A Go-Go

Motochrist
London
Demolition
Motorcycle Boy
All Hail The Yeti
Soulbleed
Desecrate
DC4
Dylan Nash
Haunted By Heroes
School of Rock
Blowing Up The Moon
Acidic
The Lost Patrol
Romantic Torture
Whiskey Six
Bolt Action Thrill
Key To Chaos
Electra
Divinity Roxx & special celebrity guests
Whisky A Go-Go Girls
Betty Moon
Black Vinyl
Kokopelli

More bands still to be added so keep checking back for updates to the lineup!

Visit SSMF.com for more information on the 4th Annual Sunset Strip Music Festival

All Hail Northern

The first band in a long time, who sounded so great it actually made us drop what we were doing – and congregate to the DJ booth to watch the sound check. We loved ’em when they opened for OneRepublic last year. And we love ’em even more now. If you’re not hip to Northern yet – do yourself a favor and check out their tunes. Nothing quite like a great band, being captured perfectly! Photo credit to Northern friend, Jered Martin.

Northern Live At The Roxy 7/31/08

Northern Live At The Roxy 7/31/08

Northern Live At The Roxy 7/31/08

Northern Live At The Roxy 7/31/08

Northern Live At The Roxy 7/31/08

Demi Demi Demi and A Little Jonas

Our in house photog, Erik Voake, has done it again. Check out the first of many amazing shots of Demi Lovato’s first Roxy performance. Oh yeah as a little bonus we also threw in a Jonas bros pic from the show as well.

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Stay Tuned

Today is going to be a busy day on this blog. You know it’s going to be nuts when you pull into work with 2 lines wrapped around the building…one for Nas one for Demi Lovato…pictures and updates to come! Oh, and if their ever was a time to find us on twitter, today would be the day! To be continued…..

We Are Trained Professionals

Just wanted to put those little hearts and heads at ease – we DO indeed have two (REALLY GREAT AMAZING) shows next Friday July 18th. This isn’t a mistake or a typo. It’s an eclectic mix, and that’s why the Roxy rox. We can transform from Pop to Hip Hop seamlessly. So, to reiterate – Doors for Radio Disney Presents: DEMI LOVATO are at 7:00pm. Doors for Myspace Music Presents: NAS are at 10:30pm.

Demi Lovato Live At The Roxy

Demi Lovato 7/18
It was less than a year ago that the Jonas Brothers rocked our stage – and boy was it fun!!! Now, CAMP ROCK is the hottest thing out right now…and we’re so excited to announce that the star of the Disney Channel movie: DEMI LOVATO, will be using her night off from the sold out Jo Bro’s tour to come rock out! Tickets will be going onsale TOMORROW SATURDAY JULY 12, 2008 at 11:00am. You will be able to purchase tickets thru the box office 310 278 9457 and thru ticketmaster. We know this show will sell out, so please be aware their is a 4 ticket maximum. Also, we are an all ages club so we want EVERYONE to come and enjoy themselves. Parking is very easy and affordable here on the Strip, there is self parking both next door and across the street as well as Valet at The Roxy. We are allowing fans to lineup starting at 8:00am the day of the show. So bring your smiles and stories as I will undoubtedly be blogging the day away.

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

Lets Push Play

Two exciting things:

1) Tickets for PUSH PLAY are on sale now (click here). They’re pretty much the cutest things ever -I hear they’re gracing the cover of the ever popular Teen Beat and Pop mags, which means they’re well on their way to making their mark in the world. So make sure you catch this show before they explode! (Jonas Brothers flashback!)

And 2) One of our favorite contests ever, was the Tokio Hotel poster extravaganza – and now’s your chance to one-up those fans! The winner will receive a pair of tickets to the show…AND will get their poster printed and SIGNED by the band. Click here for all the details!
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More Sugar Ray On The Rox Please

Fresh off of Camp Freddy, Mark McGrath looked like he didn’t get enough of The Roxy. Sugar Ray got up and played two of their biggest hits for the surprised party goers at On The Rox, Fly and Every Morning. So much fun and totally unexpected. Thats why we love what we do, you will never know what will happen. Thanks to Murphy, Rodney, Stan and Mark. Always great to see you guys.
Sugar Ray at On The Rox

Cuddling Up With The Wombats

All the way from Liverpool, UK – we can’t wait to welcome The Wombats to the Strip. They have this great mix of classic british rock – with the ever hot indie scene which makes it doubly awesome. They are playing just THREE shows in the US (New York and San Fran also made the cut) so please make sure you don’t miss this appearance. Come early and check out POP NOIR and THE YELLING (formerly Maryandi). Tickets here or 310 278 9457.

The Wombats 6/6

Farewell To Freddy

The month of Camp Freddy Mayhem has become this Rock N Roll machine that has been the talk of the town! It’s taken over like no one could have ever imagined. It started off great as we were so excited to be able to hold one of our Roxy contests to find the lucky openers – which allowed local bands to actually warm up the stage for Freddy. What a great opportunity. And now, we’ve had FIVE sold out shows – countless special guests – and killer set lists. Over the past 4 weeks, we’ve seen Tommy Lee, Terry Nunn, Chester of Linkin Park, Brandon Boyd of Incubus, Chino of the Deftones, Jerry Cantrell, Lemmy Kilmister, B-Real and Sen Dog, Tiffany, Metal Skool, Cory from Slipknot/Stone Sour, Tom Morrello as well as our house favorite Mark McGrath – to name a few! On top of the Sex Pistols Paul Cook, Glen Matlock and Steve Jones and GnR legends Duff and Slash! Insanity. We hate to rub it in, because the Freddy Finale tonight is of course sold out – but for the lucky, this show will take the cake! Every Thursday the chaos starts early – so make sure you stay tuned as Nic and I twitter the day away. We’ll keep you updated as always, on all the nitty gritty secrets. Thanks to all the guests and the guys – as well as the fans who have made the Roxy their nightlife staple for the month. We hope to see you all soon.

FHT is Hot Hot Hot

Foxboro Hot Tubs Live at The Roxy

Last night’s show with Foxboro Hot Tubs was nothing short of amazing! Billie Joe has one of the most classic voices in punk rock history and it was such a treat to have him on our stage. We’de like to thank all the dedicated fans who braved the Sunset Strip for hours and hours yesterday.
Foxboro Hot Tubs Fans at The Roxy
We hope you all had a great, safe time and that you enjoyed your stay at The Roxy! Wow, the band played so many songs – and we loved them all! What was your favorite part?

Foxborro Hot Tubs Live at The Roxy

Foxboro Hot Tubs 5/27

From the laist:
“I’ve never seen so many people dancing on stage throughout a band’s set,” described LAist News Editor Andy Sternberg, who went to the Foxboro Hot Tubs’ show at the Roxy last night. “Billy Joe was loving it.”

From jcluvinidiot on the greendayauthority.com forum:
o goodness, ill start from the beginning….

The greatest adventure of my life began mon. the 26 of may, 2008, when my father and i battled memorial day traffic on a six and a half hour drive for the sunset strip.
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10 Shots From The Top

Now that we have started our own Flickr group, The Roxy Theatre, anyone can add their photos taken at The Roxy or On The Rox to share with the world. So far we have received over 1500 photos from over 100 members. At the beginning of each month we will post our favorites in our “Shots From The Top” post. Keep shooting and post often, thanks to all who contributed.

Money Mark at Chavo’s Birthday Jam Session with Rza, West Coast Wu Tang, John Frusciante of RHCP and John Dolmayan of SOAD
Chavo's Birthday Jam with Rza and Friends at The Roxy
Photo by Erik Voake
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We Want The Wombats

As a huge fan of the entire Wombats catalog and with a brand new EP (out last month) we can’t wait for The Wombats to hit town. On the heals of a sold out UK tour – they will be revved up and really know how to rock The Strip. Along with Pop Noir and Maryandi – who’s in? Tickets here and 310 278 9457.

Come Back Coachella

Now that we’re finally sobered up, we miss Coachella even more!! We hope anyone who braved the heat and dessert had an amazing time like we did! Whether you chilled by the pool for the weekend and popped in for Prince – or rocked the whole festival, let us know your highlights!! Mine: Brett Dennen, M.I.A, MGMT, Raconteurs, and Death Cab. Your turn.

Bryan Adams Live At The Roxy

We know this performance is going to be such a treat…as it always is when amazing artists swing by for intimate performances (Dolly Parton anyone?). And Bryan will be no exception! We know theirs been a ton of rumors about this show, but we don’t want anyone to miss out on this performance so make sure to get your tickets when they go onsale this THURDSAY 5/1. Limited tickets will be available so click here or call 310 278 9457! And really…who DOESN’T love Summer of ’69?? Check out some out classics…and some hot new tunes.

What A Thursday

We have such an eclectic mix of shows going on-sale today, and we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss the boat on any of them. From hot rock bands….to beautiful songstress…to soul singer…to pop/punk…to tv heartthrob – oh my!
Tickets will be available thru the box office at 10:30am (310 278 9457) and thru ticketmaster at 11:00am. Just enough time to rally your friends, and make some plans! See you there – & click on the bands name below for direct ticketing links, so easy!
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