CELEBRATE YOUR INDEPENDENCE ON THE SUNSET STRIP

For those not beach bound this upcoming Fourth of July, there will be plenty of literal and figurative “fireworks” happening right here on The Sunset Strip…
 
House of Blues Sunset hosts Red White and Blues – a patio party overlooking the scenic Sunset Strip.  Starting at 2 p.m. enjoy party music from a live DJ, go-go dancers, drink specials, BBQ featuring marinated tri tip sandwiches, BBQ bacon cheeseburgers and grilled brats, plus amazing views of the fireworks from all over the city.  This event is 21+.  Admission is free.  www.hob.com
 

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GUITARTOWN CALL FOR ARTISTS

In 2010 the Sunset Strip Business Association (SSBA), the City of West Hollywood, Visit West Hollywood and Gibson Guitar launched GuitarTown – a public art installation featuring more than 25 ten-foot tall fiberglass guitars placed in front of the boulevard’s landmark businesses (Whisky A Go-Go, The Roxy Theatre, Sunset Marquis, etc.) along the legendary 1.6-mile Sunset Strip.  Each guitar is uniquely painted/decorated by a selected local artist to reflect the historic past of The Sunset Strip and the artists who are part of the Gibson Guitar family.

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PICKS OF THE WEEK: JUNE 23-29

Tonight, kick off the start of summer enjoying great tunes and scenic Sunset Strip views at Pearl’s new rooftop residency better known as Music Mondays.  This week don’t miss a live performance by Brandon Ingels.  Sounds start at 8 p.m.  Admission is free.  www.pearlsliquorbar.com
 
Tuesday, June 24 exorcise that work week aggression at The Viper Room with a heavy hitting lineup featuring Art of Shock (CD release), Delta Rose, Downtown Attraction and more… Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $10 GA.  www.viperroom.com
 

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JANE’S ADDICTION ANNOUNCED AS HONOREE/HEADLINER OF TWO-DAY SSMF 2014

This year, the seventh annual Sunset Strip Music Festival will expand its street festival component to two days – Saturday and Sunday – and move to September 19-21.  Groundbreaking alt-rock pioneers Jane’s Addiction have been named the 2014 SSMF honoree and recipient of the Elmer Valentine Award, which celebrates the music and icons that have made an impact on the legacy of The Sunset Strip.

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THE FAINT BRING THEIR DANSE OF DOOM TO THE SUNSET STRIP

For almost two decades, Omaha, Nebraska based The Faint have been bringing their darkwave brand of dance rock to the ass-shaking masses around the world.  Now with their new album Doom Abuse, the band is back from a six year hiatus with their best received release since 2001’s cult fave Danse Macabre.
Taking their new tunes to the road, The Faint just recently wrapped a nationwide tour that included three back-to-back sold out shows at The Roxy Theatre.  On the final night of their residency, TSS.com was able to wrangle a moment with guitarist/bassist Dapose, who filled in the gaps, as to what finally brought the band back together to record one of their most poignantly urgent records to date.
 

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PICKS OF THE WEEK: JUNE 16-22

Tonight L.A. based alt-metal rockers Stars in Stereo (ft. Dr. Phil progeny, guitarist Jordan McGraw) celebrate their CD release party at the world famous Viper Room.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $10 GA.  www.viperroom.com
 
Tuesday, June 17 UK baroque pop quartet Clean Bandit land stateside for a sold out show at The Roxy Theatre.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  www.theroxy.com
Also happening this Tuesday… Debra Tate visits Book Soup to sign/discuss her new book Sharon Tate: A Recollection.  Through photos and essays Debra Tate recounts her sister’s brief yet impactful influence on film and pop culture as an iconic zeitgeist of the 1960’s.  Event starts at 7 p.m.  www.booksoup.com

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GETTING “AVIATION HIGH” WITH SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS

One could say that Semi Precious Weapons made their leap to success here on The Sunset Strip.  The band (singer Justin Tranter, guitarist Stevy Pyne, bassist Cole Whittle and drummer Dan Crean), played their L.A. debut at The Viper Room, practically lived at Duke’s coffee shop and were amongst the headlining acts at the Sunset Strip Music Festival in 2010.
Now after a not-so-brief hiatus, SPW is back with a new album Aviation, featuring a hit single that’s garnering national radio play and has cracked the top 40 on Billboard’s Alternative chart.
Longtime friends of TSS.com, the band recently sat down at Oliver’s Prime – The Grafton hotel’s premiere new steakhouse – to enjoy some eats, drinks (note: Tranter only drank cocktails) and share stories of mischievous misadventure as they “Look to the Stars.”

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PICKS OF THE WEEK: JUNE 10-15

Skybar at the Mondrian is your summertime destination for “Tunesday” – a new weekly acoustic series brought to you by Hidden Track Music, Michelle Edgar and Monica Patel.  This week’s party hosted by LA Canvas will feature: The Skins plus a DJ set by Trinidadsenolia.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  RSVP http://lacanvas.com/TUNESDAY for admission.  www.skybarlosangeles.com
 
Every Wednesday night State Social House and funny man Jay Davis bring you L.A.’s best “no cover” comedy night.  Catch familiar faces from Comedy Central, E!, MTV and hit shows on NBC, CBS and Showtime, in an intimate setting.  The laughter begins at 9 p.m. weekly.  www.statesocialhouse.com
 

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THE SUNSET STRIP SHOWS ITS PRIDE

The annual LA PRIDE TLGB Celebration returns to West Hollywood this weekend with an influx of over 50,000 people looking to party.  With special events and festivities taking place city wide, the good times won’t just be confined to Santa Monica Blvd.  Celebrate Pride poolside all weekend long on The Sunset Strip…
 
Andaz West Hollyood
www.andazwesthollywood.com
Saturday, June 7 – Wonderland Weekend 2014 presents SpLAsh Rooftop Pool Party featuring DJ Grind.  Party starts at 12 noon.  Tickets are $60 GA.  Towels will be provided.  www.showclix.com/event/wonderlandweekend2014
 
The Standard Hollywood
www.standardhotels.com/hollywood

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PICKS OF THE WEEK: JUNE 2-8

Tonight, Katy Perry sibling Ryan Hudson fronts his own namesake no fuss rock n’ roll band at the Viper Room.  Doors open at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $10 GA.  www.viperroom.com
 
Each and every Tuesday at Pearl’s Liquor bar, spend a romantic evening enjoying $1 oysters and $3 Champagne.  Serving up all you can shuck aphrodisiac delights from 5 p.m. till the buckets are empty.  www.pearlsliquorbar.com
 
KC based killer clown rapper Tech N9ne returns to House of Blues Sunset this Wednesday, June 4.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $32.50 GA.  www.hob.com
 

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