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Miriam, PJ Vegas, DJ Kid Cali, Amy Faithe
Apr 23 2014 - 7:00pm
Lori Majewski & Jonathan Bernstein discuss and sign Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s
Apr 23 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

Mad World is a highly entertaining oral history that celebrates the New Wave music phenomenon of the 1980s via new interviews with 35 of the most notable artists of the period. Each chapter begins with a discussion of their most popular song but leads to stories of their history and place in the scene, ultimately painting a vivid picture of this colorful, idiosyncratic time. Mixtape suggestions, fashion sidebars, and quotes from famous contemporary admirers help fill out the fun. Participants include members of Duran Duran, New Order, The Smiths, Tears for Fears, Adam Ant, Echo and the Bunnymen, Devo, ABC, Spandau Ballet, A Flock of Seagulls, Thompson Twins, and INXS. (Abrams)
 
Joined by Moby, Teri Nunn of Berlin, Annabella Lwin of Bow Wow Wow, Michael DesBarres & other surprise guests!

FYF presents Off!, Cerebral Ballzy, NASA Space Universe
Apr 23 2014 - 7:30pm

$15

Zach Kibbee (birthday party), Stonefeather, Dirty White People
Apr 23 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

Gondwana
Apr 23 2014 - 8:30pm

$22.50 adv, $25 dos

Malignorant, Facial Extraction, Nose, Cranial Engorgement
Apr 24 2014 - 7:00pm
Morley presents and signs If You’re Reading This, There's Still Time
Apr 24 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

Morley is a Los Angeles-based street artist that specializes in bold, typographic posters which he wheat pastes within the urban landscape. Blending humor, hope and his unique perspective on life, Morley's aim is to act as a friendly voice amongst the cacophony of billboarded messages and corporate slogans. This voice was given a face when he began including an image of himself in each of his pieces, looking to create a more intimate relationship between the artist and the audience than many of his anonymous contemporaries could allow. In 2011, Morley's work caught the eye of Steve Lazarides whose Outsiders imprint began selling his work, describing it thusly: "His sympathetic statements give the tirelessly aspirational residents a welcome reminder of what's important in life: love, simple pleasures, making the world a slightly better place and not hating on yourself too much."
Today, he continues to paste his work in any city that doesn't enforce their vandalism laws through caning. Also he made us promise to include the fact that he can hold his breath for over an hour, and that "if anyone challenged him to a breath holding contest, they would totally lose," but he was probably lying about that. (Cameron & Company)

The Ox and The Loon
Apr 24 2014 - 7:30pm

$22 adv, $25 dos

Curated by KCRW Red Bull Sound Select presents Los Angeles feat Mr. Little Jeans, Avid Dancer, Breakfast
Apr 24 2014 - 8:00pm
SModVersary. SModcast 300th episode
Apr 24 2014 - 8:30pm
Comedy Store

Main Room

Crack 'em Up Thursdays
Apr 24 2014 - 10:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Unwritten Law, Scurvy Kids, Harmful If Swallowed, Forget Your Friends, Grant My Wishes, Between The Years
Apr 25 2014 - 7:00pm
Elaine Lui presents and signs Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter to Do? a Memoir (Sort Of)
Apr 25 2014 - 7:00pm
Book Soup

As the 800,000+ U.S. fans of Elaine Lui's site know, her mother, aka The Squawking Chicken, is a huge factor in Elaine's life. She pulls no punches, especially with her only child. "Where's my money?" she asks every time she sees Elaine. "You'll never be Miss Hong Kong," she informed her daughter when she was a girl. Listen to the Squawking Chicken lays bare the playbook of unusual advice, warnings, and unwavering love that has guided Elaine throughout her life. Using the nine principles that her mother used to raise her, Elaine tells us the story of the Squawking Chicken's life--in which she walked an unusual path to parent with tough love, humor, and, through it all, a mother's unyielding devotion to her daughter. This is a love letter to mothers everywhere. (Amy Einhorn Books)

 
 

Crazee Cindy's Comedy Show
Apr 25 2014 - 7:45pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

The Dandy Warhols, The Warlocks
Apr 25 2014 - 8:00pm

$27

Marisela
Apr 25 2014 - 9:00pm

$40 adv, $43 dos

Martin Harris Comedy Night
Apr 25 2014 - 10:15pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Thalians Honor Smokey Robinson benefiting UCLA Operation Mend
Apr 26 2014 - 6:00pm

$516.50 all inclusive general admission

Wild Child
Apr 26 2014 - 7:00pm
Tammy Jo Dearden's Comedy Store Live!
Apr 26 2014 - 7:30pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

The Jim Jones Revue, The Black Tibetans, Wake Up Lucid
Apr 26 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$20

The Dandy Warhols, The Warlocks
Apr 26 2014 - 8:00pm

$27

Tammy Jo Dearden's Comedy Store Live!
Apr 26 2014 - 10:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Celebrating KPFK's "Gospel Classics" host Edna Tatum's life and legacy
Apr 27 2014 - 12:00pm

$21 child

$34.50 senior

$42.50 adult

Groove International presents Sunday Funday
Apr 27 2014 - 7:00pm

$12

Indie Music Channel Awards
Apr 27 2014 - 7:00pm
Kelly McGarry presents Kattail, Starch Monkey, The Mendenhall Experiment, Drive Through Heroes
Apr 27 2014 - 7:30pm
Viper Room

$15

Camille Solari & Adam Barnhardt's Whores On Sunday
Apr 27 2014 - 8:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

88.5 KCSN presents Jason Isbell, Holly Williams
Apr 28 2014 - 7:30pm

$25

Miles Mosley featuring The West Coast Get Down
Apr 28 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

Memory Monday ft. The Spazmatics with Black Crystal Wolf Kids and Wayward Sons
Apr 28 2014 - 9:30pm

$15

Meredith Baker, The Hailen Saint, The Voxes, We Think We're Artists, Nine Past Nine, Sawyer Auger
Apr 29 2014 - 7:00pm
Girl On Fire, No Carrier, VMichaels
Apr 29 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

Michael Nesmith
Apr 29 2014 - 8:00pm

$49.50

Ones To Watch with Skype Pres. Eric Hutchinson - Tell The World Tour
Apr 29 2014 - 8:00pm

$19.50 adv, $22.50 dos

Laff Mobb presents
Apr 29 2014 - 8:30pm
Comedy Store

Main Room

Exist Elsewhere, The Gallery, Jutty Ranx
Apr 30 2014 - 7:30pm

$15

Knee High Fox, Avalon Omega, Maggie, Late performance by Dive (Tribute to Nirvana)
Apr 30 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

Rick Ortiz presents R&B - Soul & Inspiration
Apr 30 2014 - 8:00pm

$15

Roast Battle: Main Event
May 1 2014 - 8:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Amie Miriello, Wild The Coyote, Jon Mullane
May 1 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

Crack 'em Up Thursdays
May 1 2014 - 10:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Martin Harris Comedy Night
May 2 2014 - 7:15pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Siines
May 2 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

Crazee Cindy's Comedy Show
May 3 2014 - 7:15pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Tammy Jo Dearden's Comedy Store Live!
May 3 2014 - 7:30pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Viper Room & Live Nation present King Fantastic, DJ Set by LIKE (Pac Div) & Neuropunk
May 3 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

Crazee Cindy Comedy
May 4 2014 - 8:00pm
Comedy Store

Main Room

Camille Solari & Adam Barnhardt's Whores On Sunday
May 4 2014 - 8:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Potluck
May 5 2014 - 7:00pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Deathsquad presents Kill Tony
May 5 2014 - 8:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Jody Porter (of Fountains Of Wayne) May Residency
May 5 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$10

The Ding Dong Show
May 5 2014 - 10:15pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Crack 'em Up Thursdays
May 8 2014 - 10:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Martin Harris Comedy Night
May 9 2014 - 7:15pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Crazee Cindy Comedy
May 9 2014 - 7:45pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Martin Harris Comedy Night
May 10 2014 - 7:30pm
Comedy Store

Original Room

Tammy Jo Dearden's Comedy Store Live!
May 10 2014 - 7:30pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

Jessarae, The Nukes, The Dirty Diamond, Illumination Road
May 10 2014 - 8:00pm
Viper Room

$12

Tammy Jo Dearden's Comedy Store Live!
May 10 2014 - 10:00pm
Comedy Store

Belly Room

News

Sunset Strip Picks: Nov. 1-7

Keep the party going this week with a post-Halloween bash at The Standard hotel’s Purple Lounge. Monday, Nov. 1 join hipster hosts Heather Garfias and Aubrey Henderson as they celebrate the Working Class with an all night party featuring music and $5 drinks. This week features a special guest performance by Jared Mort and killer party pics by Maggie West.   Doors open at 10 p.m. Entrance is free, but please RSVP at missahhbrey@gmail.com. Your password to enter? "hardworking".  www.thestandardhotels.com/hollywood

 

Cameron Diaz, Britney, Selena Gomez On The Strip; Saddle Ranch Gets Ready For Its Reality Close-Up

DJ Shadow at House of Blues Sunset Strip [LA Times]

VH1 heading to Sunset Strip for new reality show [Hollywood Reporter]

Selena Gomez: Live From The Roxy [Just Jared]

Alina & Friends at Pi on Sunset - a Review [Examiner]

Some hotel chains ditching the front desk [MSNBC]

 

"Tales From The Strypt"

With an infamous past that reaches back to the 1920s, The Sunset Strip is no stranger to scandalous and tragic events. From illegal “rum running” during prohibition, to a mob haven during the 1940s, and later the deaths of acting legends John Belushi and River Phoenix, many events have left an indelible mark on the landmark buildings that line the notorious stretch of boulevard. 

 

To quote Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece, The Shining, “some places are like people. Some ‘shine’ and some don’t…When something happens, you can leave a trace of itself behind. Say like, if someone burns toast. Well, maybe things that happen leave other kinds of traces behind.”

 

With these eerie thoughts in mind, three Sunset Strip staples share their experiences of spine tingling ghostly encounters…
 

 

Spooky Music Videos

"Thriller" is definitely in the top running for best spooky music video (and best dance sequence). As Halloween creeps up this week, we ask: What is your favorite spooky music video?

You can try out the Thriller dance moves and more at one of The Strip's many Halloween dance and costume parties on Sunday.

 

[Video: MichaelJacksonVEVO]

Costumes, Pumpkins, Cocktails & Treats: TweetCrawl V Scares Up Some Fun On The Strip

The Sunset Strip kicked off Halloween on Friday, Oct. 22 with the fifth installment of the social networking business crawl known as TweetCrawl.

Costumed boys and ghouls gathered to enjoy drink specials, pumpkin carving, live music, games, treats and more drink specials as the revelers crawled along The Strip with stops at The Roxy Theatre, Viper Room, Citysearch LA, the Puma Social Club, Joe's New York Pizza, House of Blues and The Comedy Store. Guests also enjoyed special treats from Ole Henriksen spa, Dan Deutsch Optical and Panini On Sunset.

 

-Photos: Brent X Mendoza