SATURDAY SAVIOR: FAILURE FOUNDER GREG EDWARDS ON FINALLY BRINGING FANTASTIC PLANET TO THE MASSES

Officially disbanding in 1997 on the cusp of a career that was about to skyrocket into the stratosphere, L.A. based underground legends Failure have consistently maintained a mystique and word-of-mouth cult following for the past 16+ years.
In the short nine months since their reunion, the band has already garnered a direct support slot touring with longtime musical brethren Tool, co-headlined two nights at The Greek Theater for Cinquanta, and wrapped their own nationwide headlining tour.
Now in preparations for taking the stage in the middle of The Sunset Strip, Failure and guitarist/founding member Greg Edwards is looking forward to finally giving longtime fans the chance to hear live, the songs they’ve been incessantly playing on repeat for over a decade.
 

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PICKS OF THE WEEK: JULY 21-27

Roxy Theatre repeat offenders Nico Vega return to home base tonight, along with support from special guests Queen Caveat and Dark Waves.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $15 GA.  www.theroxy.com
 
Tuesday, July 22 longtime Tonight Show producer turned author Dave Berg stops by Book Soup to sign copies of his new comedic compendium, Behind the Curtain: An Insider’s View of Jay Leno’s Tonight Show.  Having spent the past 18 years as Leno’s co-producer, Berg’s experiences on and off the stage have provided plenty of fodder for this hilarious insider’s read.  Signing/Discussion begins at 7 p.m.  Admission is free.  www.booksoup.com
 

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PICKS OF THE WEEK: JULY 15-20

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
 
Mr. “Bawitdaba” himself – Kid Rock hits House of Blues Sunset this Wednesday, July 16 for a special concert benefiting Operation Finally Home.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $102.50 GA.  www.hob.com
 

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PICKS OF THE WEEK: JULY 7-13

Tonight, enjoy some great tunes and scenic Sunset Strip views at Pearl’s new weekly rooftop residency better known as Music Mondays.  This time around, don’t miss a live performance by Anjelia Pelay.  Sounds start at 8 p.m.  Admission is free.  www.pearlsliquorbar.com
 
Sayulita at Skybar is your summertime destination for “Tunesday” – a new weekly acoustic showcase series bringing you the best up-and-coming bands in an intimate setting.  This week’s party will feature a performance by Until The Ribbon Breaks.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  RSVP for admission.  www.skybarlosangeles.com
 

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PICKS OF THE WEEK: JUNE 30-JULY 6

Tonight seminal L.A. punk rock pioneer John Doe of X plays an intimate solo show at the world famous Viper Room.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $12 GA.  www.viperroom.com
 
Sayulita at Skybar 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 will feature a performance by The Kin plus a DJ set by Eric Sharp.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  RSVP for admission.  www.skybarlosangeles.com
 

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