David J Of Bauhaus/Love & Rockets: Undead And Loving It!

This Saturday, the man responsible for penning such Goth rock essentials as “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” and “No New Tale to Tell” returns to The Sunset Strip spotlight for a one-night only intimate engagement at The Viper Room. Of late, the cult icon has been keeping his musical docket plenty full with the recently released reworking of his classic Bauhaus anthem, as well as a myriad of other side-projects.


Speaking to TSS.com about his upcoming show, the current status (or lack there of) of Bauhaus and reminiscing about jukebox jammin’ with David Bowie, Mr. David J seems to have no shortage of New Tales to Tell.


Tell us about “Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Undead Is Forever)” that you released a few months back.  What is it about that song that just keeps drawing you back?


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Gibson GuitarTown Charity Auction Set For Feb. 21, Benefiting Music For Relief Disaster Relief

Get ready to place your bids! The 2013 round of 10-foot tall Gibson guitar art sculptures that have lined The Sunset Strip will end their tour on Friday, February 21, 2014, when they are auctioned for charity at a gala event at Bonhams in Los Angeles. This is the third installment of the annual public art project, and all proceeds from this auction will benefit Music For Relief, the nonprofit organization founded by members of Linkin Park to support disaster relief, provide aid to survivors of natural disasters and support the prevention of such disasters via environmental programs.

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Picks of the Week: Jan. 21-26

Tonight, supersize your three day weekend by adding a fourth night of fun at celeb hotspot Bootsy Bellows. This evening features sounds by Bee Fowl plus an early set by William Lifestyle. To ensure admittance: rsvp@bootsybellows.com.  www.bootsybellows.com
In celebration of the biggest week in music, don’t miss Grammy award-winning songstress Faith Evans as she brings her soulful gift to the House of Blues Sunset Strip this Wednesday, Jan. 22. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $27.50 GA advance/$30 GA day of show. This is an all-ages event. www.hob.com/LA

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Forks Up! DineLA Restaurant Week Returns Jan. 20-31

DineLA Restaurant Week returns for its winter edition starting today through Jan. 31. The dining event highlights the diverse culinary experiences throughout the Los Angeles area. For 12 days, diners can enjoy specially priced prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at some of the area’s best restaurants.

Sunset Strip restaurants participating in the 2014 winter Restaurant Week include:

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A Conversation With Band To Watch The Beta Machine

Already comprising the rhythm sections of the family tree of bands made up of A Perfect Circle, Ashes Divide, Puscifer and Carina Round, drummer Jeff Friedl and bassist Matt McJunkins are gearing up to unleash their own passion project, The Beta Machine, this year.  


Featured on the recently released track “By And Down” – A Perfect Circle’s first new single in nine years – Friedl and McJunkins have really made their mark in the music community and aren’t stopping there, as they push the boundaries of their talents and time, attempting to launch their own musical endeavor, as well as juggling the demands of so many other successful projects. A good problem to have for two guys who seven years ago were gigging out with everyone and anyone, just trying to eke out a living in the L.A. music scene.  


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Picks of the Week: Jan. 13-19

Tonight, AXS TV and their army of tribute bands return to The Sunset Strip – moving from The Roxy, one block down to the Whisky A Go-Go – to bring you Bella Donna: A Tribute to Stevie Nicks! Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are free with RSVP at www.greatesttributebands.eventbrite.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 14 Superman-centric wonders 3 Doors Down hit The Strip for a special all acoustic performance at the House of Blues. A variety of ticket packages and meet and greet options available starting at $47.50 advance GA. Doors open at 7 p.m. for this all-ages show.  www.hob.com/la

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Picks of the Week: Jan. 7-12

Join celeb chic nightclub Bootsy Bellows this Tuesday, Jan. 7 as they help you work through your post holiday woes before heading Back to School. With sounds provided by DJ Theory and William Lifestyle, it’s the last hurrah before buckling down and hitting the books. For admission: RSVP@bootsybellows.com. www.bootsybellows.com
Enjoy this seemingly endless Cali summer by heading to The Standard Hollywood’s signature Wednesday night soirée better known as Desert Nights.This week don’t miss the intimate sounds of Nocoma, Michelle Vidal and Charlie Faye. Admission is free. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Cactus Lounge. www.standardhotels.com/hollywood

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Celebrate The Whisky’s 50th All Month!

It’s not every day that you celebrate a 50th anniversary, especially when the anniversary you are celebrating is for one of the most legendary music venues in the U.S. , the Whisky A Go-Go.
While the official anniversary date is Jan. 16, a one night party isn’t enough to celebrate all of the amazing performances that have taken place at this Sunset Strip mainstay – Led Zeppelin, the Doors, the Byrds, Frank Zappa, Johnny Rivers, Tina Turner, Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Alice Cooper, Blondie, Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses, just to name a few – so the iconic venue is celebrating all month long.
Stop by and enjoy a variety of performances celebrating rock and roll, metal and soul.  

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