Sunset Strip Picks: Aug. 30 – Sept. 5

Going through post-Sunset Strip Music Festival withdrawal? Not to worry, The Strip has your musical fix with enough buzz worthy shows to tide you over til September. Check out this week’s picks. 
Fresh off their main stage performance at this year’s SSMF, Steel Panther return to their weekly home at the Key Club on Monday, August 30. Join Dluv and Corruption, as you return for round two of this comedic, spandex stuffing homage. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18-$20.

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Sunset Strip Picks: SSMF 2010 Edition

Besides the big name headliners like The Smashing Pumpkins and Slash, there are more than 50 other bands scheduled to appear at this year’s Sunset Strip Music Festival. With enough music to make your eardrums swell, trying to decide which bands to catch can be a daunting task. To help quell your festival fears, here is a list of 10 finer print bands worth checking out.
BILLY BOY ON POISON – Signed to Kiefer Sutherland’s label Ironworks Music, these four young lads are taking the music world by storm with soulful rock n’ roll jams that sound like the back catalogue of seasoned vets twice their age. Having already opened for the likes of Jet, Stone Temple Pilots, and Weezer, better catch this band while they’re still willing to step foot on a club stage.  Whisky A Go-Go, Saturday, August 28, 6:30 p.m.

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Special Events, Promotions During Sunset Strip Music Festival

There’s more to the Sunset Strip Music Festival than just great music. Check out the may special events and promotions happening along the boulevard during the three day fest, including exclusive deals for SSMF ticket and passholders. For the full Sunset Strip Music Festival lineup, schedule of events and ticket information, visit
Explore the boulevard!
Week of Music-Related Events at The Comedy Store
8433 Sunset Blvd.

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SSMF Street Festival Schedule Announced

West Outdoor Stage
3:00-3:40 p.m. Steel Panther
4:30-5:10 p.m. Travie McCoy
6:20-7:35 p.m. Slash
8:20-9:35 p.m. The Smashing Pumpkins

East Outdoor Stage
1:30-2:00 p.m. Saint Motel
2:20-3:00 p.m. Big B
3:30-4:05 p.m. Neon Trees
4:30-5:00 p.m. Semi Precious Weapons
5:45-6:45 p.m. Common
7:30-8:30 p.m. Kid Cudi

Cat Club
1:00-1:20 p.m. Machine Empire
1:30-1:55 p.m. JD Bender
2:10-2:30 p.m. HDR
2:40-3:00 p.m. White Arrows
3:10-3:40 p.m. The Dollies
3:50-4:20 p.m. Rattlesnake Shake
4:30-5:00 p.m. Lady Sinatra
5:10-5:40 p.m. The Binges
5:50-6:10 p.m. No Thanks
6:20-6:50 p.m. Oh No Not Stereo
7:00-7:30 p.m. Links
7:40-8:10 p.m. HillBilly Herald
8:20-8:50 p.m. Love And A .38

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Sunset Strip Picks: August 16-22

Monday, August 16 the Viper Room presents sexy screen siren Alicia Witt. Yes, apparently the redheaded star of “Law & Order” also plays music. Who knew? Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Tuesday, August 17 House Of Blues Sunset Strip hosts man-at-arms Ted Nugent. Catch the rock ‘n roll legend in all of his splendor, or else! No, seriously. The man hunts with crossbows and will be very peeved if you’re a no-show. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39.50 advance /$42.50 day of show.

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Re-Opening The Sunset Strip!

The Sunset Strip gathered the troops yesterday to celebrate the completition of the Sunset Strip Beautification Project and the offical grand re-opening of the newly renovated boulevard! The seven month Beautification Project included such improvements as repaving the boulevard for the first time in 75 years, repairing and expanding sidewalks and crosswalks to enhance the pedestrian experience and planting new trees along the 1.6 mile stretch.
The celebration included a ribbon cutting by West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman, Mayor Pro Tempore John Durran and Councilmember Abbe Land and classic car parade officially opening the boulevard. GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip also launched last night, providing visitors and locals alike with yet another reason to visit and walk the legendary boulevard.
Photos courtesy of Andrew Herrold, Jim Donnelly and Chris Victorio.

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Sunset Strip Aug. 12 Block Party!

The Sunset Strip is celebrating the completion of the Sunset Strip Beautification Project on Aug. 12, and you are invited to join! The celebration includes the official launch of Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip — a public arts project that will feature more than 25 ten-foot tall fiberglass Gibson Les Paul model guitars strategically placed on the legendary Sunset Strip — as well as a  Block Party!

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Honest Tea Helps Green The Sunset Strip

As if this year’s massive onslaught of talent wasn’t enough to get your hybrid engine revved, now you can feel good about being a responsible eco-citizen as you rock out to your favorite band at this year’s 2010 Sunset Strip Music Festival. 

Spearheaded by our friends at Honest Tea, the nation’s top-selling organic bottled tea company, this year’s street fest is committed to reducing The Strip’s carbon footprint with some environmentally-friendly features, such as clean solar energy, additional recycling bins, and waterless urinals. 

Thanks to Honest Tea’s relationships with other likeminded brands, including Akeena Solar, C&L Supply Company, Dyson and Further Products, the 2010 Sunset Strip Music Festival will include the following “honest” additions:

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Sunset Strip Picks: August 10 – 15

With their eighth studio album on the horizon, Black Label Society kick off their U.S. tour Tuesday, August 10 at The Roxy Theatre. Created by former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, this heavy metal mainstay has crafted a faithful following for more than a decade.  Doors for this head banging, mosh fest open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 with proceeds benefitting St. Jude Medical Center. See, even metal heads have a heart.

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