SSMF Adds Kid Cudi, Travie McCoy To Aug. 28 Street Fest Lineup!

The third annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) set for Aug. 26-28, 2010, has finalized its 2010 outdoor lineup for the Saturday, August 28 street closure with the additions of hip-hop breakthrough artist KID CUDI and TRAVIE MCCOY, whose hit single “Billionaire” has been No. 3 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart and a top 5 Billboard Hot 100 track in recent weeks. Performing on two stages are headliners THE SMASHING PUMPKINS; 2010 honoree SLASH featuring MYLES KENNEDY and an appearance by FERGIE; COMMON; SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS; STEEL PANTHER; NEON TREES; BIG B and more.
 
For the second time in The Strip’s illustrious history, the street will close to traffic between San Vicente Boulevard and Doheny Drive so thousands of fans can experience a diverse sonic extravaganza of rock, hip-hop, rap, electro and more.
 

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Final Week Of Construction On The Sunset Strip!

Amazing news friends!  This is the last week of major construction on The Sunset Strip! Next week crews will begin minor touch ups and utility companies will adjust their equipment in the roadway as we prepare to celebrate the boulevard during a Strip-wide block party on Aug. 12.
 
The block party will also include the launch of GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip, which includes more than 25 ten foot art guitars placed along the 1.6-mile Strip. The guitars celebrate the people, places and history that make The Sunset Strip so unique.
 
Businesses will offer unique promotions, live music and food and drink specials throughout the night. Guests are encouraged to walk the boulevard, experience the guitars while also being reintroduced to the unique businesses along The Strip. 
 

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Sunset Strip Picks: July 26 – Aug. 1

Broaden your musical horizons with indie/dance rockers Funeral Party tonight at the Viper. One of L.A.’s best kept secrets, this five-piece channels genre staples like The Strokes and Moving Units, creating thoughtful post-punk dance music that will get you on your feet. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. www.viperroom.com
 
It’s that time of the month again! Yes, time for another dancetastic Scion House Party this Tuesday, July 27. This time around, The Roxy’s monthly gift brings you underground techno pioneers Juan Atkins and Omar S. Doors open late at 10 p.m., and as always, this night is FREE with RSVP. Early arrival is strongly suggested, and entry is not guaranteed. Sign up at www.scion.com/houseparty. www.theroxyonsunset.com
 

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Sunset Strip Construction Update: July 20-26

Good news everyone! There are just a couple more weeks of construction left to go. The final round of paving is set for this Thursday, July 22 and Friday, July 23. This is the final rubberized asphalt layer and it reuses old car tires that would otherwise go to landfills.
 
After paving, the final traffic striping will be installed. A crew will install the traffic paint on the road to create the lines and markings on the road. Due to traffic impacts, and since this process is not loud, they will do this work at night.
 
The final sidewalks and curb work will be completed within the next week. The contractor has a few locations that will be fixed and will be complete with the concrete work. The contractor will also continue to work on the new medians at the west entrance to the City. 
 

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Sunset Strip Picks: July 19-25

It’s summer time, school’s out, and young love is in the air. Spend your formative years on The Sunset Strip making memories at The Roxy Theatre’s dedicated 18 and younger night, Spin The Bottle. This Monday, July 19 features hometown superstar DJ Them Jeans. Doors for this night of puppy love open at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $13.50 GA/$18.50 VIP. www.theroxyonsunset.com
 
Tuesday, July 20 Key Club presents ’90s nostalgia rockers Spacehog. Hey remember when the phrase “alternative rock” actually held some meaning? Let the NYC rockers take you back with their chart topping hit “In The Meantime,” you know, that song you garble the chorus to while rocking out in your car. Doors open at 7:30. Tickets are $13-$15. www.keyclub.com
 

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Social Strip 1st Birthday @ The Standard

Chances are your first birthday was not this fun: pool time, ping pong, bags, DJs, gourmet cupcakes, PBR, The Standard’s views and sunshine. Lots and lots of sun. But that’s how members of The Social Strip, the geniuses behind the infamous "TweetCrawls", roll. Luckily for us, man on The Strip Brent X Mendoza braved the fun and the sunshine to capture it all.
 

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Sunset Construction Update: July 13-19

Good news, everyone! The Sunset Strip Beautification Project is on schedule to wrap-up in the next two weeks. So, even though we’ll miss the slo-mo crusing on Sunset and learning about assorted mechanical equipment, we’re looking forward to introducing you all to our newly renovated Sunset Strip!
 
Please remember that all businesses will be open during their normal business hours, and we encourage you to support your local businesses during construction.
 
Work this week includes preparing the road for the final base layer of pavement, finishing concrete work on the sidewalks and curbs, planting trees, installing new storm drains, installing equipment to synch traffic signals, and some additional utility work.  

During working hours, traffic lanes will be reduced down to one lane in each direction. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during the construction and temporary lane closures.

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Sunset Strip Picks: July 12-18

Tonight, Deckstar, TheCobraSnake.com, VitaminWater and FMS join forces to present Spin The Bottle at The Roxy Theatre. This week, the Adler kids bring you superstar Hollywood DJ Marshall Barnes and former Crazy Town/VH1 Celebrity Rehab alumni Shifty. This hot summer-long 18 and under series has been packing in the crowds every week. Check it out before the nights grow cold. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $13.50 GA/$18.50 VIP. www.theroxyonsunset.com
 
Tuesday, July 13 the party continues at the Viper Room with Las Vegas buzz band Imagine Dragons and the electro beats of Trestles. But best of all, It’s Free F*ckers ! That’s right, now you can put that collection of change from your ashtray towards getting liquored up. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. FREE FREE FREE! www.viperroom.com
 

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The Smashing Pumpkins @ Viper Room

The few that managed to get tickets knew what they were about to witness: a once-in-a-lifetime show from one of the biggest bands in the world. Within minutes of being announced, The Smashing Pumpkins’ intimate pre-tour, warm-up show at the Viper Room was a sold-out ticket.
 
The June 30 show brought out a different type of crowd than the usual L.A. laissez-faire club goers. The atmosphere was that of a stadium show, where young fans storm the doors and stake their claim in front of the stage, not budging for booze or bathroom breaks. With no opening acts to clutter the evening, the steadfast crowd jammed out to ’90s nostalgia tracks resurrected by DJ Jamie Scrap.
 

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Slash Feat Fergie & Myles Kennedy, Common, Semi Precious Weapons, Neon Trees, Steel Panther, Big B & More Added To SSMF Lineup!

The third annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF), set for Aug. 26-28, 2010, has announced 2010 honoree SLASH will perform with FERGIE and MYLES KENNEDY — two of the vocalists on Slash’s No. 1 album — during the Aug. 28 outdoor street festival. Organizers also announced COMMON, SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS, NEON TREES, BIG B & FRIENDS and STEEL PANTHER have been added to the street festival lineup.
 
They all join previously announced headliner The Smashing Pumpkins as the boulevard is closed to traffic between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard and transformed into a premier concert destination with outdoor stages, beer gardens, a VIP lounge, food trucks, interactive experiences and live performances within the venues during the day.
 

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