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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

Kirk Franklin Presents Gospel Brunch
Sep 28 2014 - 12:00pm
Michael Fallon discusses and signs Creating the Future
Sep 28 2014 - 4:00pm
Book Soup

Conceived as a challenge to long-standing conventional wisdom, Creating the Future is a work of social history/cultural criticism that examines the premise that the progress of art in Los Angeles ceased during the 1970s--after the decline of the Ferus Gallery, the scattering of its stable of artists (Robert Irwin, Ed Kienholz, Ed Moses, Ed Rusha and others), and the economic struggles throughout the decade--and didn't resume until sometime around 1984 when Mark Tansey, Alison Saar, Judy Fiskin, Carrie Mae Weems, David Salle, Manuel Ocampo, among others became stars in an exploding art market. However, this is far from the reality of the L.A. art scene in the 1970s.  The passing of those fashionable 1960s-era icons, in fact, allowed the development of a chaotic array of outlandish and independent voices, marginalized communities, and energetic, sometimes bizarre visions that thrived during the stagnant 1970s. Fallon's narrative describes and celebrates, through twelve thematically arranged chapters, the wide range of intriguing artists and the world--not just the objects--they created. He reveals the deeper, more culturally dynamic truth about a significant moment in American art history, presenting an alternative story of stubborn creativity in the face of widespread ignorance and misapprehension among the art cognoscenti, who dismissed the 1970s in Los Angeles as a time of dissipation and decline.   

Coming into being right before their eyes was an ardent local feminist art movement, which had lasting influence on the direction of art across the nation; an emerging Chicano Art movement, spreading Chicano murals across Los Angeles and to other major cities; a new and more modern vision for the role and look of public art; a slow consolidation of local street sensibilities, car fetishism, gang and punk aesthetics into the earliest version of what would later become the "Lowbrow" art movement; the subversive co-opting, in full view of Pop Art, of the values, aesthetics, and imagery of Tinseltown by a number of young and innovative local artists who would go on to greater national renown; and a number of independent voices who, lacking the support structures of an art movement or artist cohort, pursued their brilliant artistic visions in near-isolation.   Despite the lack of attention, these artists would later reemerge as visionary signposts to many later trends in art. Their work would prove more interesting, more lastingly influential, and vastly more important than ever imagined or expected by those who saw it or even by those who created it in 1970's Los Angeles. Creating the Future is a visionary work that seeks to recapture this important decade and its influence on today's generation of artists. (Counterpoint LLC)
http://www.writermichaelfallon.com/
Twitter: @MichaelSFallon

Burn The Night, Heartwood, Laurie Larson, Grant My Wishes, Stellarcrash, Honey Well, Stacee Guns
Sep 28 2014 - 6:00pm
HEFFRON DRIVE
Sep 28 2014 - 7:00pm

Heffron Drive is an American pop band formed in 2008 by Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt who met by chance, when they realized they lived on the same street, Heffron Drive. They disbanded for a short period when Kendall joined Big Time Rush and Dustin was their touring guitarist but when the Big Time Rush show ended, Heffron Drive was revived. Their debut album, Happy Mistakes was released on September 9th, 2014. Don't miss the chance to hear some of these songs live for the first time!

KELLY MCGARRY PRESENTS : GoodKids, Sean van der Wilt, Rotana Tarabzouni , The Wyldz
Sep 28 2014 - 7:30pm
Viper Room

$12

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

SONATA ARCTICA
Sep 29 2014 - 7:00pm

Straight from Finland, Sonata Arctica is a power metal band. Originally a hard rock band named Tricky Beans yet was changed to Tricky Means and finally Sonata Arctica with the change from hard rock to power metal. Sonata Arctica has eight full albums, the most recent released earlier this year, Pariah's Child.

Glen E. Friedman presents and signs Glen E. Friedman: My Rules
Sep 29 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

The definitive monograph of Glen E. Friedman, a pioneer of skate, punk, and hip-hop photography, including much never-before-published work. Glen E. Friedman is best known for his work capturing and promoting rebellion in his portraits of artists such as Fugazi, Black Flag, Ice-T, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, The Misfits, Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C., and Public Enemy, as well as classic skateboarding originators such as Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Alan "Ollie" Gelfand, Duane Peters, and Stacy Peralta, and a very young Tony Hawk. Designed in association with celebrated street and graphic artist Shepard Fairey, this monograph captures the most important and influential underground heroes of skateboarding, punk, and hip-hop cultures. My Rules is an unprecedented window into the three most significant countercultures of the last quarter of the twentieth century, and Friedman's photographs define those important movements that he helped shape. A remarkable chronicle and a primer about the origins of radical street cultures, My Rules is also a statement of artistic inspiration for those influenced by these countercultures. (Rizzoli International Publications)
http://burningflags.com/home/
Twitter: @glenefriedman

 
 

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
Naja Marie Aidt discusses and signs Baboon
Sep 30 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

 

Beginning in the middle of crisis, then accelerating through plots that grow stranger by the page, Naja Marie Aidt's stories have a feel all their own. Though they are built around the common themes of sex, love, desire, and gender, Aidt pushes them into her own desperate, frantic realm. In one, a whore shows up unannounced at a man's apartment, roosts in his living room, and then violently threatens him when he tries to make her leave. In another, a wife takes her husband to a city where it is women, not men, who are the dominant sex--but was it all a hallucination when she finds herself tied to a board and dragged back to his car? And in the unforgettable "Blackcurrant," two young women who have turned away from men and toward lesbianism abscond to a farm, where they discover that their neighbor's son is experimenting with his own kind of sexuality. The first book from the widely lauded Aidt to reach the English language, Baboon delivers audacious writing that careens toward bizarre, yet utterly truthful, realizations. (Two Lines Press)
 

THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS
Sep 30 2014 - 7:30pm

The New Mastersounds are a four-piece jazz fusion and funk band from Leeds, England, formed in 1999. As a band, and as individuals, they have since worked up collaborations with an impressive array of musicians, DJs, and producers, and have performed all around the globe.

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