Get Your Motor Running…

Everyone complains about traffic in the city. One way to turn the negativity and headaches of parking and being stuck behind rows of cars on tiny streets like sardines in a can is to get a motorcycle.

Weaving in and out of traffic with the wind in your hair, wild nights and hot and crazy days are a perfect combination for transportation on The Sunset Strip! You’ll never have to worry about parking. My main ride is a big ol’ Chevy truck and I always get a shot of bitterness when I see some dude on a bike roll up and snag a parking spot wedged between two cars.

Motorcycles are also a sort of extension of their rider, truly unique and styled to reflect the views, personality and character of the ones who twist its throttle. Motorcycles rule! Motorcycles on The Strip are even better!

–Genie Sanchez

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West Hollywood Gets Ready To Dress To Impress During Fashion’s Night Out

West Hollywood will once again celebrate Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday, Sept. 8. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. and retailers around the city will extend their hours into the night with parties, special guests, trunk shows and entertainment. As the in-store festivities conclude, shoppers are invited to the official West Hollywood after-party at Skybar at the Mondrian hotel beginning at 10 p.m. The party will include photo opportunities, champagne, desserts and music.

Participating Sunset Strip businesses include Andaz West Hollywood (pop-up shop and fashion exhibit curated by celebrity stylist Brett Alan Nelson), BCBG Maxazria, Code C (prosecco and appetizers, designers and DJs), H. Lorenzo (special promotions), LIVE! On Sunset (meet and greet trunk show with Sam & Lavi), Nicole Miller (DJ, light bites and spirits as well as exclusive fall shipments), Skybar at Mondrian (official after party).

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Picks of the Week: Aug. 29 – Sept. 4

PICK OF THE WEEK: Tonight come pay your respects to one of the legends of The Sunset Strip, Jani Lane of Warrant. Join rock n’ roll peers Great White, Quiet Riot, LA Guns, Enuff Z Nuff and Slammin’ Gladys at the Key Club, as they remember their friend, fellow musician and founding member of one of the marquee acts that helped define The Strip. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but you must pick up a ticket from the box office today for entrance.

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Picks of the Week: August 23-28

After a SSMF weekend full of drum coasters, pyrotechnics, balloons and giant mouse heads, even The Sunset Strip — party-animals that we are — needed a day off to recover. But we’re back, rested, and ready to rage it once again with a week chockfull of awesome happenings:
In what promises to be a clusterf*ck of over-the-top entertainment, this Tuesday, August 23 the Key Club brings you Fight Night! “Pro wrestling hits The Sunset Strip in a way only the Key Club can deliver: pro wrestling matches, live music, dragon dancers, acrobats and more!”  Don’t miss this smorgasbord of variety and mayhem. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.

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Headed To The SSMF Street Fest Tomorrow? Get Your Gameplan (And Set Times)

The set times for this year’s street festival on Saturday, Aug. 20. Please be sure to follow @SSMF or to stay up to date on any changes or additions.

DOORS OPEN – 1 p.m.

8:15- 9:45 p.m. MOTLEY CRUE

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. BUSH
4:30 – 5:10 p.m.  ESCAPE THE FATE
3:10 – 3:50 p.m.  SHE WANTS REVENGE
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.  BLACK VEIL BRIDES

7:00 – 8:15 p.m. PUBLIC ENEMY

5:10 – 6:00 p.m. MATT & KIM
3:50 –.4:30 p.m.  THE DIRTY HEADS
2:30 – 3:10 p.m. COBRA STARSHIP

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.  TRIBAL SEEDS

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Picks of the Week: SSMF Edition

The wait is finally over!  SSMF week is here!  So call in sick, clear your schedule, and get ready to party because we have a whole week’s worth of officially sanctioned SSMF festivities planned just for you.  Here’s the breakdown…
Monday, August 15, Dayle Gloria’s Club With No Name presents: 8 MM, Butcher Babies, Automatique, Me Vs Myself and Pilot Touhill at the Viper Room. Plus DJ Elvis of Warner Drive. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $5. Ages 21 and older. Also tonight, The Roxy kicks off SSMF Week with Little Dragon. Doors open at 8 p.m.

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Roller Coasters And Set Times, SSMF Is Heating Up!

Organizers for the fourth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival have announced that 2011 honorees Motley Crue will be turning The Sunset Strip upside down this year and bringing the "360" vertical drum roller coaster direct to the boulevard!
The “360” features Tommy Lee being launched into multiple vertical loops while continuing to perform. To add to the insanity, Lee will pick a SSMF fan from the audience to join him for his crazy ride. 

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