American Reunion Star Thomas Nicholas Plays Real Life Musician

Best known for his role as “Kevin Myers” in American Pie and the just released American Reunion, the band that bears Thomas Ian Nicholas’ name, is not just another one of those actor vanity projects.  With a following built off the sweat and toil of hundreds of live shows, and three full length records, the Thomas Nicholas Band (TNB) is “the real deal!”  

 

Before heading to tonight’s show at The Viper Room, catch up with this true blue actor/rock n’ roller as he candidly discusses his new flick, getting tossed out of bars, and why his band doesn’t suck.

 

 

So you got a lot going on right now with the band, the movie (American Reunion) and everything else; you’re just all over the place?

 

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Sunset Deli Celebrates Its Birthday With Free Sandwiches!

The Sunset Deli is celebrating its third anniversary today, but it’s the guests who are walking away with the gifts. From 12-2 p.m. the sandwich shop will be thanking loyal customers by offering a free lunch.
Guests can choose from six-inch sandwich offerings, including turkey, turkey pastrami, chicken breast, ham, tuna salad, egg salad or chicken salad. One sandwich per person, only.
Stop by and wish them a happy birthday!
 

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Picks of the Week: April 23-29

Tonight, Monday, April 23 join comedic cover kings Steel Panther at the House of Blues Sunset Strip. Always a favorite drop-in for celebs and fellow musicians, the long running show is still guaranteed to shake up your Monday night. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. and tickets are $15 at the door. This show is ages 18 and older. www.hob.com
 
Get “loaded” on Tuesday, April 24 when you head to the Key Club for dirty white boy rapper Mickey Avalon’s record release show. Don’t miss the Sunset Strip Music Festival veteran as he performs all new material and your favorite rap-a-long classics. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include a copy of Avalon’s brand new album, Loaded.  www.keyclub.com
 

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The Eveleigh Brings The Farm, And Education, To The Table With Sunday Suppers

The Eveleigh is taking the “farm to table” dining movement to the next level with their monthly Sunday Supper dinner series. The new series focuses on seasonal, market-driven produce and includes a 30 minute educational component in addition to a family-style dinner.
The first Sunday Supper was held March 18 and featured produce from Windrose Farm as well as a lamb butchery lesson prior to the dinner. Chef Jordan Toft showed guests firsthand how to properly butcher an entire animal from head to toe to get the freshest meat and utilize the entire animal. Bill Spencer, owner of Windrose Farm, was in attendance to add his knowledge on biodynamic agriculture, the difference between hoggets and lambs, and the process of farming local produce.

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TheSunsetStrip.com Exclusive Interview: Guitarist & Author Eric Erlandson

This month marked the 18th anniversary of the passing of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. A sudden and unexpected tragedy that has come to signify the end of the “alternative rock” movement’s golden era. 

The event carried additional weight for guitarist Eric Erlandson (Hole, solo artist), Cobain’s close friend, confidant, musical collaborator, and sometimes trusted “watch-over.” Erlandson is finally confronting and coming to terms with the event that changed his life and the music world forever with a collection of 52 prose poems titled Letters to Kurt. TheSunsetStrip.com recently spoke with Erlandson to discuss his poetic collection, Buddhism, book tours, Hole and his favorite Sunset Strip memories.   
 

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The Sunset Strip Invades Your TV In ABC’s “Sunset Boulevard” Special!

Tune in (or set your DVRs) this Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET/PST to catch The Sunset Strip, as the world famous boulevard is featured in ABC’s “20/20” two-hour special “Sunset Boulevard.” The Sunset Strip is one of the sections of the 22 mile boulevard’s stretch included in the broadcast that reveals some of the riveting stories and pivotal moments in the make-it or break-it world of Sunset Boulevard.
The special includes interviews with Johnny Depp, Slash, Keanu Reeves, Mickey Rourke, Alice Cooper and Hugh Hefner, all featured in the recent documentary Sunset Strip The Movie. Lou Adler, owner of famed Sunset Strip nightclub The Roxy Theatre, and his son Nic Adler, who currently runs it, are both interviewed and allowed ABC unprecedented access on and off stage to the Sunset Strip’s most legendary and influential music venue.

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The Comedy Store Announces 40th Anniversary Lineup, Featuring A Comedic Journey Through The Decades

This Saturday, April 21, influential Sunset Strip landmark The Comedy Store will celebrate 40 years of laughs with a star-studded comedy show featuring rising comedians of today and famous alums in attendance.

The lineup includes performances by Comedy Central “Roastmaster” Jeffrey Ross, Paul Rodriguez, Louie Anderson, Paul Mooney, local NBC weatherman and former Comedy Store performer Fritz Coleman, Argus Hamilton, Dom Irrera, Jimmy Shubert, Tony Clifton, ventriloquist Willie Tyler & Lester, Comedy Store co-founder and comedian Sammy Shore, Chris Spencer, Guy Torry, Don Barris, Natasha Leggero, John Caparulo, Rick Ingraham, Brian Holtzman, Taylor Negron, Jeff Altman and Carrie Snow.

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Picks of the Week: April 16-22

Tonight, attend a master class in mixology at farm-to-table eatery Eveleigh. After taking a one-week hiatus, the "Guest Bartender Series" returns, this week hosting the dynamic duo of Rich Andreoli and Mia Sarazen (Areal, Santa Monica). The team will mix up some thoughtfully concocted Tequila-inspired treats. As luck would have it, this special event also happens to coincide with Eveleigh’s weekly “Industry Night,” which features a myriad of bar bites and drink specials of the most wallet friendly kind, each and every Monday starting at 7 p.m. www.theeveleigh.com
 

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The Comedy Store & The Rainbow Prepare For 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Two influential Sunset Strip landmarks, The Comedy Store and the Rainbow Bar & Grill, are set to celebrate their upcoming 40th anniversaries by hosting special events to mark the occasion. This Sunday, April 15, the Rainbow will host an outdoor party from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. featuring a dozen bands set to perform on an outdoor stage and inside the Rainbow.

On Saturday, April 21, The Comedy Store will continue the party when they celebrate 40 years of laughs with a star-studded comedy show featuringrising comedians of today and famous alums in attendance.

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Picks of the Week: April 9-15

Tonight, join silver screen icon Piper Laurie (best known for her role on the cult TV series “Twin Peaks” and films The Hustler, Carrie and Children of a Lesser God) for a tell all discussion/signing at The Sunset Strip’s one-stop shop for the written word — Book Soup. The three-time Oscar nominee will preview her new memoir, Learning to Live Out Loud, which reflects upon her legendary career and storied love life with admirers Ronald Reagan, Howard Hughes, Paul Newman and Tony Curtis. This in-store event begins at 7 p.m. www.booksoup.com
 

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