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Whisky's Cancer Benefit Draws Rockers & Fans

Last Monday, Jan. 24, Sunset Strip impressario Mario Maglieri presented a night of music benefitting breast cancer. The lineup included Camp Freddy, The Head Cat and Darling Stilettos and featured a crowd of who's who of  musicians, rappers and rockers, including B-Real (Cypress Hill), Phil Campbell (guitarist, Motorhead), Steve Stevens (guitarist, Billy Idol), Josie Stevens (VH1's "Married To Rock") and Sebastian Bach (Skid Row). Check out the scene both inside and outside the club.

Photo 1: B-Real
Photo 2: Phil Campbell
Photo 3: Steve and Josie Stevens

-Photos: Brent X Mendoza

From The Vaults: Whisky A Go-Go, 1967

A look back at the Whisky A Go-Go, described by the narrator as "a favorite dancing spot for both the mods and movie stars who want to get it on." Learn some new dance moves.

 

YouTube video: tunenito

Week In Rewind: Sunset Strip Scavenger Hunt; Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Adam Lambert Seen On Sunset

Mikeal Maglieri on the Whisky, SSMF and the Sunset Strip [Weho News]
Book Soup is Alive and Well Two Years After Iconic Owner's Death [Weho Patch]
Rock Of Ages Launches Gowalla Challenge [Broadway World]

 

TheSunsetStrip.com Interview: Comedian Nick Youssef

Funny man and longtime Comedy Store resident Nick Youssef will take the stage this Sunday, Jan. 30 as part of The Conan O’Brien Stand-Up Guest Showcase. Store regulars, Comedy Central comics and virtual unknowns will match wits to see who has the comic chops worthy of a coveted spot on the best late night show on TV. 

Before his big “audition,” Youssef spoke with TheSunsetStrip.com about his “first time,” heckler etiquette and the Ricky Gervais controversy. 

 

Can you recall your first time on stage performing stand-up?  How’d it go?
Unfortunately, yes. It was in the Annex Room at the Pasadena Ice House. I did about seven minutes and bombed miserably. Just as I was thinking that maybe it wasn’t so bad, a woman approached me with a big smile on her face. I got a little excited. She extended her hand, smiled and said, “You were terrible.”

 

TheSunsetStrip.com Exclusive Interview: Into The Presence

Prog/art rockers Into The Presence took the stage at The Viper Room on Jan. 14, emerging from a long hiatus to test the waters with brand new material. Originally a sort of collective of longtime industry pros whose recorded lineup consisted of Luis Maldonado (UFO, Train), Ana Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle, NIN, Gnarls Barkley) and Tim Alexander (Primus), the band is back with new songs, new members and a new label. After their energetic performance at The Viper, core members, frontman Maldonado and cellist Lenchantin, spoke with TheSunsetStrip.com about what’s to come for this dynamic duo.