PICKS OF THE WEEK: FEB. 23-MAR. 1

Kick off each and every week at Pearl’s Liquor Bar enjoying the bounty of the sea, better known as – Crab Leg Mondays.  Starting at 5 p.m. feast on a succulent one pound Alaskan king crab with a side of crispy fries for only $27 (until the traps are empty).  www.pearlsliquorbar.com
 
Best known for their nu metal cover of MJ’s “Smooth Criminal,” L.A. based millennial rockers Alien Ant Farm return to the Whisky a Go-Go this Tuesday, Feb. 25.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $20 GA.  www.whiskyagogo.com
 

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JOHN 5 COMES FULL CIRCLE ON THE SUNSET STRIP

Truly one of those mythical, often talked about, but rarely realized Hollywood success stories, John Lowery moved to The Sunset Strip at the age of 18 with a singular ambition – to become a session guitar player.  And with a little good luck, a number of big breaks and an astounding amount of skill, Lowery eventually moved has way up through the rock n’ roll ranks, snagging coveted spots playing live and studio guitar for everyone and anyone (Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Springfield, Lita Ford, k.d. lang, etc) before eventually earning the chance to not only play with, but co-write with Diamond David Lee Roth.
This pivotal gig with DLR then paved the way for Lowery’s most well-known career work – six years as guitarist for Marilyn Manson.  It was this period, during the height of Manson’s notoriety, where Lowery was rechristened John 5, toured the world and co-wrote two certified Gold records (Holy Wood, The Golden Age of Grotesque).

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PICKS OF THE WEEK: FEB. 17-22

Tonight celebrate Fat Tuesday the way it was intended, when Rock & Reilly’s and Pearl’s team up to bring you the “biggest party west of NOLA!”  Enjoy hurricane drink specials, jambalaya, crawfish and or course all those beads.  The party starts at 8 p.m.  www.rnrpub.com  www.pearlsliquorbar.com
 
Don’t miss “for those in the know” band The Beta Machine (featuring the rhythm section of A Perfect Circle/Puscifer/Carina Round) as they return to the Viper Room this Wednesday, Feb. 18 along with special guests Dræmings, Dekades and DJ Shaun Lopez (†††).  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $10 GA.  www.viperroom.com
 

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VALENTINE’S DAY ON THE SUNSET STRIP

Your comprehensive guide to the hottest/most extravagant/sexiest/most romantic/naughtiest (and everything in between) day of the year…
 
Andaz – Riot House Restaurant
Enjoy ½ off all sparkling wines, a menu of fresh California cuisine and perhaps even make it a night to remember (Led Zeppelin style) in one of Andaz’s chic suites overlooking The Sunset Strip.  www.westhollywood.andaz.com
 
Hustler Hollywood
For all you last minute procrastinators (and perhaps that other word that rhymes…) out there, Hustler Hollywood will be open 24 hours from Friday, Feb. 13th through Valentine’s Night, fulfilling all your emergency sexy time needs.  www.hustlerhollywood.com
 
The London

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PICKS OF THE WEEK: FEB. 10-15

Tonight enjoy a virtual comic-copia of big name stand-up all-stars, when David Spade, Whitney Cummings, Jeff Ross, Judah Friedlander, Bobby Lee and more take The Original Room stage at the world famous Comedy Store.  Talk about a lineup!  Doors open at 9 p.m.  Tickets are only $15 GA.  www.thecomedystore.com
 
Wednesday, Feb. 11 don’t miss former Marilyn Manson and current Rob Zombie guitar god John 5, performing his own solo instrumental works with backing band The Creatures, at the landmark Whisky A Go-Go.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $20 GA.  And stay tuned to TheSunsetStrip.com for a special exclusive interview, coming soon…  www.whiskyagogo.com
 

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PICKS OF THE WEEK: FEB. 2-8

For those fortunate few lucky enough to snag a pair of tickets, legendary “punk poet laureate” Patti Smith makes a rare special appearance tonight at the fabled Roxy Theatre.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are sold out.  www.theroxy.com
 
Each and every Taco Tuesday, explore The Sunset Strip borders in search of meal deals delicioso!  From east to west…
Pink Taco – $3 tacos, $3 beer and margaritas and $9 buckets of Coronitas (the cute mini Corona bottles).  www.pinktaco.com
Cabo Cantina – $5.95 all you can eat tacos, plus 2 for 1 happy hour from 4-8 p.m.  www.thecabocantina.com

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