SSMF Partners With RISK, Ethos Gallery For Two Limited Edition Prints

The Sunset Strip is known for its long history of influencing music and the arts. This year, in celebration of this history, the Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) has partnered with Ethos Gallery and graffiti artist RISK to release two special limited edition SSMF poster prints.

 

“Sunset Strip is California to me. I have so many good memories there. From sneaking into shows when I was in high school, to business meetings as a young adult, to having been celebrated as an accomplished artist for painting a guitar for my heroes, The Doors, last year. Being the first of many great artists to create an annual limited edition poster for the Sunset Strip Music Festival is truly an honor! The Strip continues to be a chronological calendar of highlights in my life,” stated RISK.

 

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Picks of the Week: SSMF Week Edition!

Tonight the queen of The Sunset Strip, Dayle Gloria, kicks off SSMF Week with a superstar sampling of local fare at The Viper Room. Headlined by the Alt brothers of Street Drum Corps (playing the street fest this Saturday, Aug. 3), this swingin’ lineup includes performances by Bobby Alt & Back to Earth, The Moonbeams (featuring Adam Alt), The After Hours and Elle Rae. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are a low, low $10.  www.viperroom.com

 

 

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“Top 10” Women Who Rocked SSMF

In celebration of the 2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival honoring iconic rocker Joan Jett, we're taking a look back at the "Top 10" women who have rocked SSMF!

 

 

1. The Donnas at the 2009 street festival.
Photo: Erik Voake

 

2. Dead Sara's Emily Armstrong at the 2012 SSMF street fest. 
Photo: Nate Christenson

 

3. Juliette Lewis at The Viper Room during the first SSMF! (2008) 

Photo: Felix Salazar

 

4. Linda Perry rocking with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger at The Doors celebration .(2012)
Photo: Jim Donnelly

 

5. Novena Carmel of Wallpaper. energized The Roxy Theatre. (2012)
Photo: Jim Donnelly

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Faces Of Gibson GuitarTown: Danny Curnen

Anyone who’s ventured by The Roxy Theatre in the past few years has probably stopped to admire the eye-catching artwork that adorns the venue’s poster boxes. Danny Curnen (a.k.a. Danny Excess) is the artist behind most of The Roxy’s now signature aesthetic show posters, and he is now branching out into the sculptural medium with his own ten-foot tall ZZ Top-inspired Gibson GuitarTown art guitar, which will soon be installed on the fabled boulevard where he lives and works.  

 

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Picks of the Week: July 22-28

Tonight, get schooled in the best of local up-and-comers when you head to The Viper Room for Dayle Gloria presents Diamond Lane and Future Villains, plus Fire The Animal and Ground Zero. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door for this packed bill. www.viperroom.com

 

 

Did you miss dineLA’s Restaurant Week last week? Well, don’t worry, because BLT Steak LA has extended their menu another week! Enjoy a three-course meal – including their delicious popovers and your choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert – for $45 per person. The special menu is available starting Tuesday, July 23 through Saturday, July 27. For reservations, call 310-360-1950. www.bltsteak.com 

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Top 10 Favorite “Surprise” Moments At SSMF Street Fest

We're counting down the days til this year's street fest on August 3! Here's our "top 10" favorite SSMF street fest moments. There are so many more, though! For more information about this year's SSMF, including the full lineup and tickets, visit www.ssmf.com
 
1. Fergie performing "Barracuda" with Slash. (2010) 
Photo: Jim Donnelly
2. Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger performing The Doors songs with Marilyn Manson. (2012)
Photo: Nate Christenson
3. deadmau5 joining Tommy Lee on the 360 roller coaster drum set! (2011)
Photo: Jim Donnelly
4. Gavin Rossdale joining the crowd and singing to the fans. (2011)
Photo: Nate Christenson
5. Semi Precious Weapons' fans taking the stage! (2010)
Photo: Nate Christenson

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Picks of the Week: July 15-21

Tonight The Roxy Theatre continues its wallet friendly Monday night tribute series with Space Oddity: David Brighton’s Tribute to David Bowie. Hear all your favorite Ziggy anthems from every era, as performed by this master of Bowie mimicry. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free. www.theroxy.com

 

 

Tuesday, July 16, get the most funny for your money at The Comedy Store’s signature show, 16 Headlining Comics. That’s right, all national headliners, all night long! No other comedy club in the country even comes close to producing a show of this caliber on a weekly basis. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 (That’s less than a dollar per comic!). www.thecomedystore.com

 

 

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2013 Gibson GuitarTown Features Works By Mike Shinoda, Lyle Tuttle & Kat Von D

A new round of giant art guitars are coming to The Sunset Strip! The 2013 installment of Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip will feature works celebrating 2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) honoree Joan Jett, Janis Joplin, Love, ZZ Top, Alice Cooper and Debbie Harry, among others. The guitars will be unveiled at a private ceremony on July 17 and will be on display at the Saturday, August 3 SSMF street festival before being placed along the boulevard for public display.

 

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Picks of the Week: July 9-14

Tonight at Book Soup, author Jennifer Armstrong discusses and signs her new revealing read, Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted: And All the Brilliant Minds Who Made the Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic. Learn the backstory surrounding those responsible for the creation of one of television’s most groundbreaking and iconic series. Event begins at 7 p.m.  www.booksoup.com

 

 

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