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THE FAINT BRING THEIR DANSE OF DOOM TO THE SUNSET STRIP

For almost two decades, Omaha, Nebraska based The Faint have been bringing their darkwave brand of dance rock to the ass-shaking masses around the world.  Now with their new album Doom Abuse, the band is back from a six year hiatus with their best received release since 2001’s cult fave Danse Macabre.

Taking their new tunes to the road, The Faint just recently wrapped a nationwide tour that included three back-to-back sold out shows at The Roxy Theatre.  On the final night of their residency, TSS.com was able to wrangle a moment with guitarist/bassist Dapose, who filled in the gaps, as to what finally brought the band back together to record one of their most poignantly urgent records to date.

 

PICKS OF THE WEEK: JUNE 16-22

Tonight L.A. based alt-metal rockers Stars in Stereo (ft. Dr. Phil progeny, guitarist Jordan McGraw) celebrate their CD release party at the world famous Viper Room.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $10 GA.  www.viperroom.com

 

Tuesday, June 17 UK baroque pop quartet Clean Bandit land stateside for a sold out show at The Roxy Theatre.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  www.theroxy.com

Also happening this Tuesday… Debra Tate visits Book Soup to sign/discuss her new book Sharon Tate: A Recollection.  Through photos and essays Debra Tate recounts her sister’s brief yet impactful influence on film and pop culture as an iconic zeitgeist of the 1960’s.  Event starts at 7 p.m.  www.booksoup.com

GETTING “AVIATION HIGH” WITH SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS

One could say that Semi Precious Weapons made their leap to success here on The Sunset Strip.  The band (singer Justin Tranter, guitarist Stevy Pyne, bassist Cole Whittle and drummer Dan Crean), played their L.A. debut at The Viper Room, practically lived at Duke’s coffee shop and were amongst the headlining acts at the Sunset Strip Music Festival in 2010.

Now after a not-so-brief hiatus, SPW is back with a new album Aviation, featuring a hit single that’s garnering national radio play and has cracked the top 40 on Billboard's Alternative chart.

Longtime friends of TSS.com, the band recently sat down at Oliver’s Prime – The Grafton hotel’s premiere new steakhouse – to enjoy some eats, drinks (note: Tranter only drank cocktails) and share stories of mischievous misadventure as they “Look to the Stars.”

PICKS OF THE WEEK: JUNE 10-15

Skybar at the Mondrian is your summertime destination for “Tunesday” – a new weekly acoustic series brought to you by Hidden Track Music, Michelle Edgar and Monica Patel.  This week’s party hosted by LA Canvas will feature: The Skins plus a DJ set by Trinidadsenolia.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  RSVP http://lacanvas.com/TUNESDAY for admission.  www.skybarlosangeles.com

 

Every Wednesday night State Social House and funny man Jay Davis bring you L.A.’s best “no cover” comedy night.  Catch familiar faces from Comedy Central, E!, MTV and hit shows on NBC, CBS and Showtime, in an intimate setting.  The laughter begins at 9 p.m. weekly.  www.statesocialhouse.com

 

THE SUNSET STRIP SHOWS ITS PRIDE

The annual LA PRIDE TLGB Celebration returns to West Hollywood this weekend with an influx of over 50,000 people looking to party.  With special events and festivities taking place city wide, the good times won’t just be confined to Santa Monica Blvd.  Celebrate Pride poolside all weekend long on The Sunset Strip…

 

Andaz West Hollyood

www.andazwesthollywood.com

Saturday, June 7 – Wonderland Weekend 2014 presents SpLAsh Rooftop Pool Party featuring DJ Grind.  Party starts at 12 noon.  Tickets are $60 GA.  Towels will be provided.  www.showclix.com/event/wonderlandweekend2014

 

The Standard Hollywood

www.standardhotels.com/hollywood