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Gavlyn, Mod, King Rod Luve, Altered Change, Prada G, Us: The Folks We: The People, Kidreal
Sep 17 2014 - 6:00pm
Lauren Beukes discusses and signs Broken Monsters in conversation with Sara Gran
Sep 17 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one is unique even by Detroit's standards: half boy, half deer, somehow fused together. As stranger and more disturbing bodies are discovered, how can the city hold on to a reality that is already tearing at its seams?  If you're Detective Versado's geeky teenage daughter, Layla, you commence a dangerous flirtation with a potential predator online. If you're desperate freelance journalist Jonno, you do whatever it takes to get the exclusive on a horrific story. If you're Thomas Keen, known on the street as TK, you'll do what you can to keep your homeless family safe--and find the monster who is possessed by the dream of violently remaking the world.  If Lauren Beukes's internationally bestselling The Shining Girls was a time-jumping thrill ride through the past, her Broken Monsters is a genre-redefining thriller about broken cities, broken dreams, and broken people trying to put themselves back together again. (Mulholland Books)
Lauren will be joined in conversation by author Sara Gran.
http://laurenbeukes.com/
Twitter: @laurenbeukes

 

 

Lil Dicky, DJ Omega
Sep 17 2014 - 8:00pm

$18 - 95

The Basement Sessions Presents : Mary Has A Gun, Animato, Special Late Set by Decoded
Sep 17 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

Francesca Lia Block presents and signs Beyond the Pale Motel
Sep 18 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

Maternal, sexy Catt and her beautiful, daring best friend Bree are hairdressers at an L.A. salon called Head Hunter, and work out at a gym called Body Farm. They have over a decade of sobriety behind them and are getting close to living the lives they've always wanted.   But when Catt's husband, Dash, leaves her, and then her neighbor is brutally murdered, possibly by a man being called the Hollywood Serial Killer, Catt's world begins to come crashing down. The murdered victims all seem to bear a chilling resemblance to Bree. Catt suspects that Bree is the next target of the Hollywood Serial Killer...is she losing touch with reality or simply coming to terms with the truth?  In Beyond the Pale Motel, a terrifying and intensely erotic novel, Francesca Lia Block explores the dangers of modern living, loving and dying with lyrical edge and sensational attitude.  (St. Martins Press)
http://francescaliablock.com/
Twitter: @francescablock

 

Lovelife
Sep 18 2014 - 7:30pm

$15

Marc Ford, Elijah Ford, Hunter & The Dirty Jacks
Sep 18 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

CARNAGE
Sep 18 2014 - 9:00pm
Crack 'em Up Thursdays
Sep 18 2014 - 10:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

H.R. of Bad Brains, Vigilant Playground, Grant My Wishes, Once A Wolf, The Wyldz, Frostfire
Sep 19 2014 - 6:00pm
Deborah Feingold discusses and signs Deborah Feingold: Music
Sep 19 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

Made over the past three decades, photographer Deborah Feingold's iconic portraits are filled with personality, simplicity and eloquence. Her portraits of figures as varied as musical icons, famed actors, award-winning authors, Nobel laureates and presidents, have appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Time and numerous international publications. This volume concentrates on Feingold's portraits of popular musicians such as Mick Jagger, Madonna, Pharrell Williams, Bono, Prince, Keith Richards, Chet Baker, James Brown, Joey Ramone and Cyndi Lauper, and bands such as The Replacements, The Beastie Boys, REM and more. Alongside Feingold's black-and-white and color photographs, this volume includes an introduction by Anthony DeCurtis, a Grammy Award winner and noted music writer. (Damiani)
http://www.deborahfeingold.com/
Twitter: @dfeingoldphoto

 

Son Lux, Helado Negro
Sep 19 2014 - 8:00pm

$15

Jonathan Kite (CBS's 2 Broke Girls) & friends
Sep 19 2014 - 8:30pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

TOBY RAND and FRIENDS
Sep 19 2014 - 9:00pm
Viper Room

$5

SSMF: LA Guns, Bonnet, Wild Roses, Unwritten Law, Nekrogoblikon, Fartbarf, The Killing Lights, Future Villains, Dirty Machine
Sep 20 2014 - 6:00pm
Martin Harris Comedy Night
Sep 20 2014 - 7:30pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Tammy Jo Dearden's Comedy Store Live!
Sep 20 2014 - 7:30pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

BETTER THAN EZRA
Sep 20 2014 - 8:00pm
Mickey Avalon, Higher Flux, Casper VonDJ
Sep 20 2014 - 9:30pm
Viper Room

$20

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

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

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
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

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. 

 

Get Stranded At Desert Nights

Despite it being another warm winter night, we spent last Wednesday inside the Cactus Lounge at The Standard, Hollywood for a curated evening featuring some of L.A.'s best emerging artists. This free Wednesday night series has taken a refreshing approach as local artists showcase their music in live, acoustic sets.

The vibe was warm and intimate, with a jam-in-a-musician’s-living-room vibe, topped off with the ability to order food from The Standard’s 24/7 Restaurant as you sat and listened. And it’s no surprise that with past participants like Mia Doi Todd, Neal Casal and Daniel Brummel, a healthy group of music fans showed up to sip cocktails and chow down on Southern comfort food as they watched the super-intimate concert.