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Artery Metal Tour With Chimaira, The Plot In You, Upon This Dawning, Allegaeon, Charm The Fury, Black Plagues, Serpent's Tongue, Alorian
Aug 20 2014 - 7:00pm
Rock for Ruben feat Rick Springfield
Aug 20 2014 - 7:00pm
Dennis McDougal discusses and signs Bob Dylan: The Biography
Aug 20 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

Bob Dylan is a music hero to generations. He's also an international bestselling artist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and an Oscar winner for "Things Have Changed." His career is stronger and more influential than ever. How did this happen, given the road to oblivion he seemed to choose more than two decades ago?  Dylan's 72, and this final act of his career is more interesting than ever--yet the classic biographies like Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades (first published 1991, updated 2001) and even his own Chronicles: Volume One (published 2005) came too soon to cover this act.  Now this groundbreaking biography digs deep into Bob Dylan lore--including subjects Dylan himself left out of Chronicles: Volume One. Dylan: The Biography moves beyond analysis of lyrics or well-worn biographical facts to focus on why this beloved artist's American odyssey has touched so many souls--and how both Dylan and his audience have changed along the way. What happened during the past two decades to transform a heroin addict into one of the most astonishing literary and musical icons in American history?  Through extensive interviews and connections with Dylan's friends, family, sidemen, and fans, Los Angeles Times journalist Dennis McDougal builds a new understanding of Dylan, as well as the real story behind the myths. Was his romantic life, especially with Sara Dylan, much more complicated than it appears? Was his motorcycle accident a cover for drug rehab? What really happened to Dylan when his career fell apart, and how did he find his way back? To what does "he "attribute his astonishing success? McDougal's interviews and meticulous research offer a revealing new understanding of these older questions--and of the new chapter Dylan is writing in his life and career. (John Wiley & Sons)

Kuzma "Skryabin"
Aug 20 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$40

Whitey Morgan & The 78s, Nikki Lane, The Freightshakers
Aug 21 2014 - 7:00pm
AUGUST ALSINA
Aug 21 2014 - 7:00pm
Stevie D. discusses and signs The Trans Am Diaries
Aug 21 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

Stevie D. thought he had made it. After leaving his small-town Kentucky home for the bright lights of Hollywood, this self-described "white trash hillbilly" rose through the stand-up comedy ranks to become a star on the Sunset Strip. Since the release of his successful concert DVD, Rockstars of Comedy, Stevie began developing projects with rock legend Tommy Lee, UFC Champion Rich Franklin, Hot Rod Builder of the Year Troy Ladd and other celebrities. With a beautiful wife, he was also enjoying the greatest adventure of his life--fatherhood. Then, Stevie received the stunning news that his life might actually be nearing an end when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the young age of 42. A powerful story of survival, The Trans Am Diaries is a "stream of consciousness" direct from Stevie D.'s pen and is also full of laugh-out-loud stories about the entertainment industry and the colorful characters Stevie has met along the way. (Headline Books)

The Dan Band
Aug 21 2014 - 8:00pm

$25 - 30

Shake Before Us The Nervous Wreckords, The Two Tens, The Withers
Aug 21 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

Doug Stanhope
Aug 21 2014 - 9:00pm
Comedy Store

Main Room

Crack 'em Up Thursdays
Aug 21 2014 - 10:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

From That Metal Show: Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine & Jamieson, The Hard Way, Resistance, Drop8, Siren
Aug 22 2014 - 7:00pm
Crazee Cindy's Comedy Show
Aug 22 2014 - 7:30pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

FYF presents Built To Spill, Slam Dunk, The Warm Hair
Aug 22 2014 - 8:00pm

$27

Live Nation Presents Savoy - Mo Lasers Mo Problems
Aug 22 2014 - 8:00pm
Doug Stanhope
Aug 22 2014 - 9:00pm
Comedy Store

Main Room

14 Comics
Aug 22 2014 - 10:30pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Rachel De Woskin discusses and signs Blind
Aug 23 2014 - 4:00pm
Book Soup

When Emma Sasha Silver loses her eyesight in a nightmare accident, she must relearn everything from walking across the street to recognizing her own sisters to imagining colors. One of seven children, Emma used to be the invisible kid, but now it seems everyone is watching her. And just as she's about to start high school and try to recover her friendships and former life, one of her classmates is found dead in an apparent suicide. Fifteen and blind, Emma has to untangle what happened and why--in order to see for herself what makes life worth living.  Unflinching in its portrayal of Emma's darkest days, yet full of hope and humor, Rachel DeWoskin's brilliant Blind is one of those rare books that utterly absorbs the reader into the life and experience of another. (Viking)

Slaine, Loose Logic, Jamie Vincent
Aug 23 2014 - 7:00pm
Tammy Jo Dearden's Comedy Store Live!
Aug 23 2014 - 7:30pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Steep Canyon Rangers
Aug 23 2014 - 8:00pm

$20 - 25

WHICH ONE'S PINK
Aug 23 2014 - 8:00pm
Sean Healy Presents Live at The Viper Room
Aug 23 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

14 Comics
Aug 23 2014 - 9:00pm
Comedy Store

Main Room

14 Comics
Aug 23 2014 - 10:30pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Soundcheck Artists, Codi Sky, Shaun Peace Band, Parasoul, Black Market Bargain
Aug 24 2014 - 7:00pm
Hollowbody LA Presents: Arthur Autumn, Dirty Lingo, Legend Marla, Strange Imperial
Aug 24 2014 - 7:30pm
Viper Room

$12

Surge Event Sunday Night Showcase
Aug 24 2014 - 7:30pm
Camille Solari & Adam Barnhardt's Whores On Sunday
Aug 24 2014 - 8:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Martin Harris Comedy Night
Aug 24 2014 - 8:15pm
Comedy Store

Main Room

16 Comics
Aug 24 2014 - 9:00pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

The Show Up Go Up Open Mic
Aug 24 2014 - 11:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Potluck
Aug 25 2014 - 7:00pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Deathsquad presents Kill Tony
Aug 25 2014 - 8:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

The Ding Dong Show
Aug 25 2014 - 10:30pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Kiesza
Aug 26 2014 - 7:00pm

$20

Mass Mental, Red Camel, C-Minus, Ahmad, Oversoul
Aug 26 2014 - 7:00pm
Pat O'Brien discusses and signs I’ll Be Back Right After This: My Memoir
Aug 26 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

Pat O'Brien was a skinny South Dakota kid with long hair, a rock and roll band, divorced parents and an alcoholic father. In all the familiar ways, he was on the road to nowhere until a professor, who envisioned his future as the household name he would soon become, dramatically changed his life. From that day forward Pat's life took turns that were both spectacular and destructive: from the Huntley-Brinkley Report and afternoons at Bobby Kennedy's living room with Muhammad Ali to conversations with six Presidents. He did acid with Timothy Leary, drank with Mickey Mantle, and over the course of a remarkable career up close and personal with the Beatles, The Stones, The Kennedy's, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and virtually every star in Hollywood. In I’ll Be Back Right After This, Pat reveals the highs and lows of the life of a radio and TV broadcaster, spent sharing the mic with the world's rich and famous while battling an infamous public scandal and demons that nearly killed him. With laughter, tears and miracles he reveals how he learned to accept his mistakes, find redemption and become the father he never had, proving there really are second and even third acts in life. (St. Martin’s Press)
Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Book Soup. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Book Soup events unless otherwise noted. Save your Book Soup receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line. 

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16 Comics
Aug 26 2014 - 9:00pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Men Without Hats, Olio, Bonseye, Leonardo & The Mona Lisas, The Irrelephants
Aug 27 2014 - 7:00pm
Corrosion Of Conformity
Aug 27 2014 - 7:30pm

$27

Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Witch Mountain, Hedersleben
Aug 27 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$12

16 Comics
Aug 27 2014 - 9:00pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Whiplash, Sinners, Velosity, Ophiuchus, Evul Maniax, Destroyer, Exiled Force
Aug 28 2014 - 7:00pm
Carla Harvey discusses and signs Death & Other Dances
Aug 28 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

With special guest Marisa Tellez!
Autumn Franklin is an awkward, biracial girl growing up in a suburb of Detroit. Already disconnected from her peers at an early age because of her background, she becomes even more withdrawn when her young parents divorce. Ever changing but stubbornly tenacious, she survives the cards she's been dealt by playing them against the odds. Hurt her and she will not hesitate to "kill you off," making it easier to walk away.  Transplanting herself from her factory-driven hometown to the alluring City of Angels, she has but one goal: to find herself. Struggling to make solid connections with those around her, Autumn swallows her reservations and pushes limits to the extreme as she transitions between two drastic career changes: from the bowels of the adult entertainment industry to her rebirth as a mortician. There amongst the dead, she learns what it is to live, love, and to allow others inside, finally landing in the most comfortable place of all: her own skin.

Mission Of Burma, GRMLN, Terror Tuesday
Aug 28 2014 - 7:30pm

$20

Young Creatures, Slooth Dogs , LA River Bend, Special Late Performance by Burning Jet Black
Aug 28 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

16 Comics
Aug 28 2014 - 9:00pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Crack 'em Up Thursdays
Aug 28 2014 - 10:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Lil Debbie, Well Bred Delinquentz, Whyte Boy, Jack James Dean, Cashew Williams
Aug 29 2014 - 7:00pm
14 Comics
Aug 29 2014 - 9:00pm
Comedy Store

Main Room

14 Comics
Aug 29 2014 - 10:30pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Wild Child
Aug 30 2014 - 7:00pm
Special Guest Headliner
Aug 30 2014 - 7:30pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

KELLY MCGARRY PRESENTS : Biscuit Bazooka, UnDying Will, SpaceCREAM, Radiomason, Grooveshine
Aug 30 2014 - 7:30pm
Viper Room

$12

London After Midnight, Lore
Aug 30 2014 - 8:00pm

$15 - 20

All Hail the Yeti, Crowned By Fire, Enrot, Special Late Performance by Lords of Ruin ( ft. Lauren Boquette from Drown)
Aug 30 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

14 Comics
Aug 30 2014 - 9:00pm
Comedy Store

Main Room

14 Comics
Aug 30 2014 - 10:30pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Kirk Franklin Presents Gospel Brunch
Aug 31 2014 - 12:00pm
Crown The Empire, Volumes, Secrets, Ice Nine Kills, The Family Ruin
Aug 31 2014 - 7:00pm
Camille Solari & Adam Barnhardt's Whores On Sunday
Aug 31 2014 - 8:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

16 Comics
Aug 31 2014 - 9:00pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

The Show Up Go Up Open Mic
Aug 31 2014 - 11:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Live Nation Presents Jesse McCartney: IN TECHNICOLOR TOUR
Sep 1 2014 - 6:30pm
Jeff Garlin's Reading Group Reads Lolita!
Sep 2 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

Jeff Garlin's Reading Group returns! It was a long hiatus but he's a busy man with a hit show, stand up, and his choice of projects! We are delighted to have Jeff back this month and he's excited to read and discuss Vladimir Nabokov's classic Lolita with you.
This reading group is open to anyone who has read the book.
About Lolita:  The most controversial classic novel of the 20th century, Lolita tells the story of Humbert Humbert, a middle-aged man who is aroused to erotic desire only by a young girl.
About Nabokov: Vladimir Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1899. After studying French and Russian literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, he launched his literary career in Berlin and Paris. In 1940 he moved to the United States, here he achieved renown as a novelist, poet, critic, and translator. Lolita," " arguably his most famous novel, was first published, by the Olympia Press, Paris, on September 15, 1955, and became a controversial success. Nabokov died in Montreux Switzerland in 1977.

 

Doyle, Ashylus, No One's Mercy, Scurvy Kids, Nightmare Syndrome, Swine Pop
Sep 3 2014 - 7:00pm
Crobot, AEGES, Tommy Smith (of Leogun) , Special Late Night Performance by Dive: A Tribute to Nirvana
Sep 4 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

Crack 'em Up Thursdays
Sep 4 2014 - 10:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Hookers & Blow featuring Dizzy Reed of Guns N' Roses, Fire Glass, Shattered Systems, The Blondes, Failing To Fly, Atoms Fall, Robot, Twenty 2 Salute
Sep 5 2014 - 7:00pm
Cage, Sadistik, Awol One
Sep 5 2014 - 8:00pm

$17

Leonard Maltin discusses and signs Leonard Maltin’s 2015 Movie Guide: The Modern Era
Sep 6 2014 - 5:00pm
Book Soup

The definitive New York Times bestselling guide to the movies.  Now that Netflix and Hulu can deliver thousands of movies at the touch of a button, the only question is: What should I watch? For decades, Leonard Maltin has been America's most trusted film critic and whether readers are in the mood for a Hollywood hit or a little-known gem, his bestselling guide can help them make a satisfying choice. (Plume Books)

Starke, Starch Monkey, Hotwired, Black Water Soul, Army Of Kings, Zed, Jeffrey Poulson
Sep 6 2014 - 7:00pm
MC Frontalot, Nerf Herder Dr. Awkward Corn Mo
Sep 6 2014 - 7:30pm
Viper Room

$12

Tammy Jo Dearden's Comedy Store Live!
Sep 6 2014 - 7:30pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Bruce McCulloch - Young Drunk Punk
Sep 6 2014 - 7:30pm

$25

News

PICKS OF THE WEEK: AUG. 18-24

Tonight The Viper Room presents an earful of local fare featuring Kill My Coquette, Hector’s Sparkle Bunny Surprise and other creatively named up-and-comers.  Discover your favorite new band before they’re a household name.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $10 GA.  www.viperroom.com

 

Taco Tuesdays are back at State Social House!  Each and every week enjoy your choice of $2 tacos (fried chicken, steak, shrimp, tuna poke’, pork belly, or grilled chicken), $2 Modelo draft beers and $5 margaritas.  Fiesta!  www.statesocialhouse.com

 

THE VIPER ROOM IS FINALLY LEGAL! CELEBRATING 21 YEARS AS A LANDMARK ON THE SUNSET STRIP.

Opening its doors on August 14, 1993 with a performance by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the intensely intimate, 200 capacity Viper Room has hosted thousands of legendary, “arena-sized” shows in its storied 21 year history.  To name a few: Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Oasis, Hunter S. Thompson, Green Day, Muse, Kings of Leon, Queens of the Stone Age, The Strokes, Smashing Pumpkins, the list goes on...

Offering music fans the chance to see mega-bands like these in a tiny club setting is what The Viper Room has become known for not only in industry circles but worldwide.  And for countless musicians, The Viper stage – given this legacy – holds a sort of reverent ethereal magic not found in any other room.

PICKS OF THE WEEK: AUG. 11-17

Tonight enjoy some great tunes and scenic Sunset Strip views at Pearl’s new weekly rooftop residency better known as Music Mondays.  This time around, don’t miss a live performance by LA River.  Sounds start at 8 p.m.  Admission is free.  www.pearlsliquorbar.com

 

Underground hip-hop legends Dilated Peoples return to The Sunset Strip this Tuesday, Aug. 12 for a sure to sell out show at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go.  With an ever-expanding following, fans-in-the-know have helped this L.A. based trio thrive just under the radar for over 20 years.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m.  www.whiskyagogo.com

 

PICKS OF THE WEEK: AUG. 4-10

Tonight at The Roxy Theatre, don your checkers and get your skankin’ on with The Interrupters, featuring frontwoman and songwriter extraordinaire Aimee Allen (Unwritten Law, Tim Armstrong project, etc).  Doors open at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $13 GA.  www.theroxy.com

 

Each and every Tuesday at Pearl’s Liquor bar… Don’t be shellfish!  Spend a romantic evening overlooking The Sunset Strip and sharing $1 oysters and $3 Champagne with your significant other.  Enjoy all you can shuck aphrodisiac delights from 5 p.m. till the buckets are empty.  www.pearlsliquorbar.com

 

PICKS OF THE WEEK: JULY 28-AUGUST 3

Tonight enjoy great tunes and scenic summertime views of The Sunset Strip at Pearl’s latest rooftop residency, better known as Monday Music Sessions.  This week don’t miss live sounds by Shennie.  Music start at 8 p.m.  Admission is free.  www.pearlsliquorbar.com