Los Angeles has long history of inspiring and cultivating new musicians, and The Sunset Strip has directly supported and launched countless music careers. Each Monday TheSunsetStrip.com will focus on a new, local band to keep your eye on. See them perform live at the Roxy, Viper Room, Whisky or House of Blues. THIS WEEK:
 
Maybe you’ve heard their track “Hold On” blasting on KROQ’s Locals Only program or as part of the promo for TV show “Bones” (it’s catchy!) Now’s the time to see L.A.-based Sad Robot in person when they perform tonight as part of legendary booker Dayle Gloria’s weekly music showcase at The Viper Room.
 
Comprised of only three band members (Katherine Pawlak on vocals/keys, guitarist Nicolas Perez and drummer Jake Hogenson), Sad Robot’s sound is melodic and explosive and uniquely their own with hints of inspiration from Muse, Radiohead, Queen and White Stripes. 
 
Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10. www.viperroom.com