Picks of the Week: April 28 – May 4

Tonight don’t miss ’80s New Wave tribute titans, The Spazmatics, returning to Monday nights at House of Blues Sunset Strip. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $19 GA. This show is ages 18 and older.  www.hob.com/la


NBC’s prime time hit “Last Comic Standing” returns for another round of cutthroat stand-up competition this Tuesday, April 29 at The Comedy Store. Join host JB Smoove (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), plus celebrity judges Roseanne Barr and Keenan Ivory Wayans, as the nation’s top comics make or break their comedic career. Tickets are $15 GA and the filming begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. www.thecomedystore.com


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Exclusive Interview: Courtney Taylor-Taylor Of The Dandy Warhols

Celebrating 20 years and the recent release of their first ever live record, The Dandy Warhols are gearing up for what’s looking to be an across the board, sold-out world tour – their first outing in more than a year.


With The Roxy Theatre slated as the third stop on this upcoming urban bohemian voyage, Dandy Warhols’ frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor took a moment out of his soon to be very busy schedule to speak with TSS.com about the new record, his enduring passion for the band’s hits and gives props to possible “celebrity band name game” pioneers REO Speed Dealer.



The band is gearing up to release its first ever live record. What do you think listeners/fans will take away from this “live experience” that wasn’t captured on the studio albums?


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Picks of the Week: April 21-27

A virtual cornucopia of amazing post-chella picks to choose from this week on The Sunset Strip.  So clear your calendar and carpe noctem every day this week!


Tonight Goldenvoice presents a last minute, surprise show with Coachella headliners Arcade Fire at The Roxy. But unless by some nepotistic miracle you’re kith and kin to the band, the only way in is to win… Tune into 98.7FM and good luck! www.theroxy.com


For all us other non-celebutante commoners, check out… 


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Picks of the Week: April 14-20


Tonight The Sunset Strip’s own spandex clad, hair-metal spoofers Steel Panther return to House of Blues for week two of their month long April “threesome.” Doors open at 9 p.m.  and tickets are $15 GA for this adults only, 18 and older show. [Check out their TSS.com interview and album release party pics.] www.hob.com/la


This Tuesday, April 15 head to the newly Goldenvoiced Roxy Theatre to catch UK psychedelic rockers Temples on their mid-week break from Coachella. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15 GA. www.theroxy.com


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Steel Panther Comes Home With An ‘All You Can Eat’ Release & Party

The Sunset Strip’s own spandex sheathed, hair-metal mainstays, Steel Panther, recently held a press conference of sorts at Hustler Hollywood, an oh so apropos location, to announce the release of their new sartorial opus, All You Can Eat.


The band, chaperoned by a bevy of booty shorts clad Hustler girls took questions from the “press” before launching into an acoustic set debuting songs from the new record, as well as fan favorites.


Later that evening, at the legendary Rainbow Bar and Grill, the guys took a short break from the afterparty to speak with TSS.com and reminisce a bit about the band’s long and storied history with The Sunset Strip.



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2014 SSMF Expanding Street Fest To 2-Days In September, Partnering With Nederlander

The 2014 Sunset Strip Music Festival is getting ready to rock, announcing today that the seventh annual festival will be expanding the street festival component to two days — Saturday and Sunday — and moving to Sept. 19-21.


This year’s festival will kick off on Friday, Sept. 19 with its annual evening celebrating an artist or band who has made an impact on The Sunset Strip’s musical history. Last year SSMF celebrated Joan Jett, with previous honorees including The Doors, Motley Crue, Slash, Ozzy Osbourne and Sunset Strip venue founders Lou Adler, Mario Maglieri and Elmer Valentine. Live performances in The Sunset Strip’s venues — House of Blues, The Roxy, Viper Room and Whisky A Go-Go — will follow the celebration. 


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Picks of the Week: April 7-13

Tonight Sunset Strip staples Steel Panther (alliteration much!?) return from hiatus for a month long residency at their L.A. home base, House of Blues! Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $15 GA or buy the “threesome” package for $40 to attend all three April dates. www.hob.com/la


Tuesday, April 8 The Viper Room and Badass Bands Blog presents a pre-Coachella party featuring fashionable up-and-comers The Echo And The Sound, Great White Buffalo, Young Creatures and Down And Outlaws. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 GA.  www.viperroom.com


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