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Headbang for the Highway presents Battle for Knotfest 2014 w/Ophiuchus, Concrete Sledge, The Mendenhall Experiment, Still Not Dead, Helldorado, Death Before Dying
Sep 15 2014 - 6:00pm
Potluck
Sep 15 2014 - 7:00pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Carl Reiner presents and signs I Just Remembered
Sep 15 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

The amazing thing about the human memory is that, just when one thinks one has recalled everything worth recalling, the memory regenerates itself and serves up a whole new eminently worthy batch. At least that’s how it works when you’re dealing with the legendary mind of Carl Reiner. In his 2013 memoir, I Remember Me, Carl treated us to ninety years of professional and personal anecdotes, ranging from witty, weird and heartwarming to insightful, informative, and always funny usually a combination of at least two, sometimes three or four, of the aforementioned. Carl had taken us on a nostalgic trip through every corner, every nook and cranny, of his life. Or so we thought. But over the next two years, new old memories kept coming and coming and coming until, before too long, another book was born. (Random Content)
http://carl-reiner.com/
Twitter: @carlreiner
Event Guidelines:

  • The first 60 people to purchase I Just Remembered by Carl Reiner at Book Soup on September 15th will be issued a wristband which will allow them entry into the store for the discussion. 
  • An overflow crowd will be held outside and will join the line once the book signing starts.
  • Photos from the line are okay. No posed photos.
  • No memorabilia will be signed.  

 

Deathsquad presents Kill Tony
Sep 15 2014 - 8:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Owen Campbell, Wallburds, Special Late Set by JD Bender
Sep 15 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

The Ding Dong Show
Sep 15 2014 - 10:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

The World's Greatest Tribute Bands A Tribute to Def Leppard by Pyromania
Sep 16 2014 - 6:00pm
Melissa Carroll, Neal Pollack, Elizabeth Kadetsky, Gloria Munoz, & Emily Rapp discuss and sign Going Om: Real-Life Stories on and Off the Yoga Mat
Sep 16 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

With candid, witty, and compelling experiences of yoga from renowned memoirists, including Cheryl Strayed (Wild), Claire Dederer (Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses), Dinty W. Moore (The Accidental Buddhist), Neal Pollack (Stretch: The Making of a Yoga Dude) and many others, Going Om shares a range of observations about this popular practice. Unlike books on yoga that provide instruction on technique, Going Om is a unique collection of personal narratives from celebrated authors. This anthology of original material values the quality of writing over the authors' flexibility. Ira Sukrungruang shares his heartbreaking struggle as a 375 pound yoga student discovering self-worth on his mat; Gloria Munoz explores the practice of stillness with lyrical elegance in the midst of her busy mind; Neal Pollack's signature sarcasm leads to surprising turns at yoga class with his dad; Elizabeth Kadetsky uses yogic wisdom while coping with her mother's devastating Alzheimer's. (Viva Editions)

 

Laff Mobb presents
Sep 16 2014 - 9:00pm
Comedy Store

Main Room

Gavlyn, Mod, King Rod Luve, Altered Change, Prada G, Us: The Folks We: The People, Kidreal
Sep 17 2014 - 6:00pm
Lauren Beukes discusses and signs Broken Monsters in conversation with Sara Gran
Sep 17 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one is unique even by Detroit's standards: half boy, half deer, somehow fused together. As stranger and more disturbing bodies are discovered, how can the city hold on to a reality that is already tearing at its seams?  If you're Detective Versado's geeky teenage daughter, Layla, you commence a dangerous flirtation with a potential predator online. If you're desperate freelance journalist Jonno, you do whatever it takes to get the exclusive on a horrific story. If you're Thomas Keen, known on the street as TK, you'll do what you can to keep your homeless family safe--and find the monster who is possessed by the dream of violently remaking the world.  If Lauren Beukes's internationally bestselling The Shining Girls was a time-jumping thrill ride through the past, her Broken Monsters is a genre-redefining thriller about broken cities, broken dreams, and broken people trying to put themselves back together again. (Mulholland Books)
Lauren will be joined in conversation by author Sara Gran.
http://laurenbeukes.com/
Twitter: @laurenbeukes

 

 

Lil Dicky, DJ Omega
Sep 17 2014 - 8:00pm

$18 - 95

The Basement Sessions Presents : Mary Has A Gun, Animato, Special Late Set by Decoded
Sep 17 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

Francesca Lia Block presents and signs Beyond the Pale Motel
Sep 18 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

Maternal, sexy Catt and her beautiful, daring best friend Bree are hairdressers at an L.A. salon called Head Hunter, and work out at a gym called Body Farm. They have over a decade of sobriety behind them and are getting close to living the lives they've always wanted.   But when Catt's husband, Dash, leaves her, and then her neighbor is brutally murdered, possibly by a man being called the Hollywood Serial Killer, Catt's world begins to come crashing down. The murdered victims all seem to bear a chilling resemblance to Bree. Catt suspects that Bree is the next target of the Hollywood Serial Killer...is she losing touch with reality or simply coming to terms with the truth?  In Beyond the Pale Motel, a terrifying and intensely erotic novel, Francesca Lia Block explores the dangers of modern living, loving and dying with lyrical edge and sensational attitude.  (St. Martins Press)
http://francescaliablock.com/
Twitter: @francescablock

 

Lovelife
Sep 18 2014 - 7:30pm

$15

Marc Ford, Elijah Ford, Hunter & The Dirty Jacks
Sep 18 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

CARNAGE
Sep 18 2014 - 9:00pm
Crack 'em Up Thursdays
Sep 18 2014 - 10:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

H.R. of Bad Brains, Vigilant Playground, Grant My Wishes, Once A Wolf, The Wyldz, Frostfire
Sep 19 2014 - 6:00pm
Deborah Feingold discusses and signs Deborah Feingold: Music
Sep 19 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

Made over the past three decades, photographer Deborah Feingold's iconic portraits are filled with personality, simplicity and eloquence. Her portraits of figures as varied as musical icons, famed actors, award-winning authors, Nobel laureates and presidents, have appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Time and numerous international publications. This volume concentrates on Feingold's portraits of popular musicians such as Mick Jagger, Madonna, Pharrell Williams, Bono, Prince, Keith Richards, Chet Baker, James Brown, Joey Ramone and Cyndi Lauper, and bands such as The Replacements, The Beastie Boys, REM and more. Alongside Feingold's black-and-white and color photographs, this volume includes an introduction by Anthony DeCurtis, a Grammy Award winner and noted music writer. (Damiani)
http://www.deborahfeingold.com/
Twitter: @dfeingoldphoto

 

Son Lux, Helado Negro
Sep 19 2014 - 8:00pm

$15

Jonathan Kite (CBS's 2 Broke Girls) & friends
Sep 19 2014 - 8:30pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

TOBY RAND and FRIENDS
Sep 19 2014 - 9:00pm
Viper Room

$5

SSMF: LA Guns, Bonnet, Wild Roses, Unwritten Law, Nekrogoblikon, Fartbarf, The Killing Lights, Future Villains, Dirty Machine
Sep 20 2014 - 6:00pm
Martin Harris Comedy Night
Sep 20 2014 - 7:30pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Tammy Jo Dearden's Comedy Store Live!
Sep 20 2014 - 7:30pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

BETTER THAN EZRA
Sep 20 2014 - 8:00pm
Mickey Avalon, Higher Flux, Casper VonDJ
Sep 20 2014 - 9:30pm
Viper Room

$20

SSMF: Metalachi, Young Rapscallions, Abloom, Onyx, Cattle Decapitation, Chon, DFL, The Narwhals, Signal
Sep 21 2014 - 6:00pm
TRAPT
Sep 21 2014 - 7:00pm
Camille Solari & Adam Barnhardt's Whores On Sunday
Sep 21 2014 - 8:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

The Show Up Go Up Open Mic
Sep 21 2014 - 11:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

June Melby discusses and signs My Family & Other Hazards
Sep 22 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

When June Melby was ten years old, her parents decided on a whim to buy the miniature golf course in the small Wisconsin town where they vacationed every summer. Without any business experience or outside employees, the family sets out to open Tom Thumb Miniature Golf to the public. Naturally, there are bumps along the way. In My Family and Other Hazards, Melby recreates all the squabbling, confusion, and ultimately triumph, of one family's quest to build something together, and brings to life the joys of one of America's favorite pastimes. In sharp, funny prose, we get the hazards that taunted players at each hole, and the dedication and hard work that went into each one's creation. All the familiar delights of summer are here--snowcones and popcorn and long days spent with people you love.  Melby's relationship with the course is love-hate from the beginning, given the summer's freedom it robs her of, but when her parents decide to sell the course years later, her panicked reaction surprises even her. Now an adult living in Hollywood, having flown the Midwest long ago, she flies back to the course to help run it before the sale goes through, wondering if she should try to stop it. As the clock ticks, she reflects on what the course meant to her both as a child and an adult, the simpler era that it represents, and the particular pains of losing your childhood home, even years after you've left it. (Henry Holt & Co.)
http://junemelby.com/home.html
Twitter: @june_melby

 

 

Potluck
Sep 22 2014 - 7:00pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Deathsquad presents Kill Tony
Sep 22 2014 - 8:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Jake and Papa , Ella Rogue, Kidd Saturday
Sep 22 2014 - 8:30pm
Viper Room

$10

The Ding Dong Show
Sep 22 2014 - 10:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

The World's Greatest Tribute Bands A Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival by Fortunate Son
Sep 23 2014 - 6:00pm
Church of the 8th Day presents Skeletonwitch, Ghoul, Black Anvil, Doesn't Matter
Sep 23 2014 - 7:00pm

$17

An Evening with David Mitchell in celebration of his latest title, The Bone Clocks
Sep 23 2014 - 8:00pm
Book Soup

Following a scalding row with her mother, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as “the radio people,” Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life.

For Holly has caught the attention of a cabal of dangerous mystics—and their enemies. But her lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family irrevocably scarred. This unsolved mystery will echo through every decade of Holly’s life, affecting all the people Holly loves—even the ones who are not yet born.

A Cambridge scholarship boy grooming himself for wealth and influence, a conflicted father who feels alive only while reporting from occupied Iraq, a middle-aged writer mourning his exile from the bestseller list—all have a part to play in this surreal, invisible war on the margins of our world. From the medieval Swiss Alps to the nineteenth-century Australian bush, from a hotel in Shanghai to a Manhattan townhouse in the near future, their stories come together in moments of everyday grace and extraordinary wonder.

Rich with character and realms of possibility, The Bone Clocks is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together. (Random House)

Event Information:
- Doors open at 7pm, program begins at 8pm.
- David Mitchell will be in conversation with a moderator to be announced soon. There will also be a short Q&A from the audience, followed by a book signing.
Tickets:
- This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $35.00 + tax and include one ticket and one copy of
The Bone Clocks.

We are now accepting paid reservations. You may purchase your tickets through the link below or by calling our Will Call department at 626-449-5320. Tickets and books will be available for pick-up from our main store location beginning the date of the book's release, Tuesday, September 2. Reserved tickets and books may also be picked up at the Will Call tables at the venue the evening of the event.

- Tickets and books may be available for purchase at the venue before the event begins, while supplies last.

Directions:
- This event will be held at the UCLA Freud Playhouse, 245 Charles Young Drive East, Los Angeles, 90095. The Freud Playhouse is located in Macgowan Hall in North East Campus, just off Hilgard Ave.
Twitter: @david_mitchell

 

The Real McKenzies, A. Tom Collins
Sep 23 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

Laff Mobb presents
Sep 23 2014 - 9:00pm
Comedy Store

Main Room

As Blood Runs Black, The World Over
Sep 24 2014 - 6:00pm
JUSTIN NOZUKA
Sep 24 2014 - 7:00pm
Pretty, Funny Women
Sep 24 2014 - 8:30pm
Comedy Store

Main Room

LA Music Awards
Sep 25 2014 - 6:00pm
LED ZEPPELIN 2
Sep 25 2014 - 8:00pm
In The Whale, Cadaver Dogs, Fortress Social Club
Sep 25 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

A Guitar Center & DirecTV Original presented by Gibson & Epiphone Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
Sep 25 2014 - 8:00pm

$43

Martin Harris Comedy Night
Sep 25 2014 - 8:30pm
Comedy Store

Main Room

Bobby Lee & Pauly Shore
Sep 25 2014 - 9:00pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Crack 'em Up Thursdays
Sep 25 2014 - 10:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

A Guitar Center & DirecTV Original presented by Gibson & Epiphone Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
Sep 26 2014 - 6:00pm
THROUGH THE ROOTS
Sep 26 2014 - 7:00pm
Tom Sturges discusses and signs Every Idea Is a Good Idea
Sep 26 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

Access a level of creativity you never thought possible, using techniques Tom Sturges--former head of creative at Universal Music Publishing Group--learned in his 25-plus years in the music industry.
Everyone is innately creative. But many of us--especially those trying to develop careers in music and the arts--wish we knew how to better tap into our creative potential. Is there a way to more easily connect with the part of our minds that knows how to complete a song, finish a poem, or solve a problem?
Music industry veteran Tom Sturges argues that there is. Sturges--who, in his 25-plus-year career, has worked with artists from Carole King and the Foo Fighters to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Outkast--has developed dependable techniques to help you recognize and harness your own creative power, whenever and wherever you need it. Every Idea Is a Good Idea invites readers to find the pathway to their own creative endeavors. (Tarcher)
PLUS! Each purchase of Every Idea Is a Good Idea enters you for a chance to win one of two raffle prizes - a cancelled check from the private archive of film legend Preston Sturges!
http://tomsturges.com/
Twitter: @tomsturgesideas

 

 

Crazee Cindy's Comedy Show
Sep 26 2014 - 7:30pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Tammy Jo Dearden's Comedy Store Live!
Sep 26 2014 - 7:30pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Living Dead Lights , Black Angel Down , Late Performance by Dive (Tribute to Nirvana)
Sep 26 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

LP
Sep 26 2014 - 8:00pm

$15

Best of The Comedy Store
Sep 26 2014 - 9:00pm
Comedy Store

Main Room

Monte Pittman, 3 Parts Dead, House Of Whales, The Roadkill, Black Angel Down, Red Light Fever
Sep 27 2014 - 6:00pm
The Dub Steady Tour features Easy Star All-Stars, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Sep 27 2014 - 8:00pm
Goldenvoice and KCRW present Bob Mould, Cymbals Eat Guitars
Sep 27 2014 - 8:00pm

$25

Hillbilly Herald, Blackpool Republic, Bad Romantics, Special Late Night Performance by The Lonely Drunks Club Band
Sep 27 2014 - 8:30pm
Viper Room

$10

Best of The Comedy Store
Sep 27 2014 - 9:00pm
Comedy Store

Main Room

Burn The Night, Heartwood, Laurie Larson, Grant My Wishes, Stellarcrash, Honey Well, Stacee Guns
Sep 28 2014 - 6:00pm
Camille Solari & Adam Barnhardt's Whores On Sunday
Sep 28 2014 - 8:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Goldenvoice and KCSN present Bob Mould, Cymbals Eat Guitars
Sep 28 2014 - 8:00pm

$25

The Show Up Go Up Open Mic
Sep 28 2014 - 11:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

The Psycho Realm
Sep 29 2014 - 6:00pm
Potluck
Sep 29 2014 - 7:00pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Deathsquad presents Kill Tony
Sep 29 2014 - 8:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

The Ding Dong Show
Sep 29 2014 - 10:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

The World's Greatest Tribute Bands A Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John by Billy Joel 2 Elton John
Sep 30 2014 - 6:00pm
Cibo Matto featuring Nels Cline, Talk In Tongues
Sep 30 2014 - 8:00pm

$25

Laff Mobb presents
Sep 30 2014 - 9:00pm
Comedy Store

Main Room

Roast Battle
Sep 30 2014 - 10:30pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

News

SSMF 2014 - PICKS OF THE WEEK

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

JACK FACTS: 10 LITTLE KNOWN TIDBITS ABOUT ROCK N’ ROLL’S FAVORITE WHISKEY

Besides being the go-to libation of choice for discerning music and whiskey fans visiting the legendary venues along The Sunset Strip, Jack Daniel’s has also been one of the primary sponsors of the Sunset Strip Music Festival since its inception in 2008.

Back once again for year seven, Jack continues to support and inspire all things rock n’ roll.  From Van Halen, to Guns N’ Roses, to Mötley Crüe, countless Sunset Strip greats have all called Jack their liquid muse, but how much do you actually know about the spirit that’s inspired so many legends..?

 

PICKS OF THE WEEK: SEPT. 8-14

The AXS TV concert series returns to The Sunset Strip bringing the “world’s greatest tribute bands” to the Whisky A Go-Go each and every Tuesday.  This week don’t miss a tribute to Elvis by renowned Sin City impersonator Justin Shandor.  Doors open at 6 p.m.  and admission is free with RSVP.  www.whiskyagogo.com

 

2014 GIBSON GUITARTOWN UNVEILED – FEATURNING HOMAGES TO JANE’S ADDICTION, STEVEN TYLER & THE VIPER ROOM

What is to be the final round of giant art guitar sculptures was recently unveiled at a special launch party event at Hornburg, West Hollywood.  The 2014 installment of Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip, features works paying homage to this year’s Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) honoree Jane’s Addiction, as well as Day 2 headliner Empire of the Sun, Steven Tyler, Elton John, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Prince

PICKS OF THE WEEK: SEPT. 1-7

Tuesday, Sept. 2 Book Soup hosts Jeff Garlin’s Reading Group in a discussion of Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial classic Lolita. Spend the afternoon with the self-deprecating Curb Your Enthusiasm star as he leads a sure to be comical, as well as insightful discussion about the notorious erotic novel.  Discussion begins at 4 p.m.  www.booksoup.com

 

Wednesday, Sept. 3 House of Blues Sunset presents “Strip Strip Hooray!,” featuring the queen of burlesque Dita Von Teese.  In an exclusive three night engagement, the world renowned striptease artist brings back iconic old Hollywood glamour to The Sunset Strip.  Four performances (Wed.-Fri.) at 7 :30 p.m. plus a bonus late night performance Friday at 11:30 p.m.  Tickets are $40 GA and all shows are 18+.  www.hob.com