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PICKS OF THE WEEK: APR. 13-19

Week two of Coachella on The Sunset Strip continues, bringing you five nights of even bigger can’t miss underplays (and you didn’t even have to leave town)…

 

Super Show Monday, Apr.13

Kicking off the week with a virtual smorgasbord of can’t miss shows dotting The Sunset Strip…

Coachella Artist: The Roxy Theatre presents a sold out show with post-emo rock outfit Desaparecidos (feat. Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst).  Doors open at 7 p.m.  www.theroxy.com

House of Blues Sunset  and KROQ present a sold out show with Stone Temple Pilots (feat. fill-in frontman Chester Bennington of Linkin Park).  Doors open at 7 p.m.  www.hob.com/losangeles

Whisky A Go-Go presents a sold out, one night only record release party for country superstar Dwight Yoakam.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  www.whiskyagogo.com

And for those of you who weren’t lucky enough to snag tickets to the aforementioned… head to the legendary Rainbow Bar and Grill for their weekly Movie Night!  This time around don’t miss a special screening of the Cameron Crowe classic Almost Famous.  Enjoy free popcorn, drink specials and scarf down some of that legendary pizza while revisiting this classic rock n’ roll flick.  Film starts at 8 p.m.  www.rainbowbarandgrill.com

 

Tuesday, Apr. 14

The Whisky A Go-Go and AXS TV continue their “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands series with Double Vision a tribute to Journey.  Doors open at 6 p.m.  Admission is free with RSVPwww.whiskyagogo.com

 

Wednesday, Apr. 15

Coachella Artist: The Roxy Theatre presents alt folk/indie pop sextet PHOX.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $17-$20 GA.  www.theroxy.com

Also, with summer feeling like it’s already here (or never left), enjoy a special poolside edition of The Standard’s weekly acoustic jam sesh, better known as Desert Nights.  This week don’t miss performances by The Blank Tapes, Lauren Barth and Jordan Chini.  Event starts at 7 p.m.  Admission is free.  www.standardhotels.com/hollywood

 

Thursday, Apr. 16

Coachella Artist: The Roxy Theatre presents UK based, indie rock band of brothers, The Cribs.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $20 GA.  www.theroxy.com

Before heading over to The Roxy, get your pre-game on next door at The Strip’s newest plate cleaning pizzeria, Dough.  Wet your whistle all night long with deeply discounted drink specials — $5 shots and $40 bottles of the musician’s beverage of choice, Jack Daniels.  www.choosedough.com

 

Friday, Apr. 17

Coachella Artist: The Roxy Theatre presents a sold out show with Animal Collective spawn, experimental electronica artist Panda Bear.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  www.theroxy.com

(Almost) Coachella Artist: For those who “missed out” on the $300, 100+ mile trip to the desert, The Viper Room presents the next best thing – Bonfire a tribute to AC/DC.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are only $10 GA.  www.viperroom.com

 

Saturday, Apr. 18

Coachella Artist Pick of the Week: Bringing Coachella week(s) on The Sunset Strip to a climactic crescendo, The Roxy Theatre presents a sold out show with funk/soul phenom Charles Bradley.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  www.theroxy.com

 

Sunday, Apr. 19

After a marathon week of shows, join (or most likely just spectate) the first ever Sunset Strip Half Marathon.  The 13 mile route starts at the Pacific Design Center, heads up to the iconic Sunset Strip and makes a loop back at La Brea.  Registration fee starts at $89.  For more info visit www.sunsetstriphalf.com  

 

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Handpicked by: Brent X Mendoza

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