Each and every week head to The Strip’s favorite Irish pub, Rock & Reilly’s for their infamously entertaining Karaoke Mondays.  Because inviting a complete group of strangers to watch you sing in the shower is just not ok…  The fun starts at 9 p.m.  Admission is free.  www.rnrpub.com


Tuesday, Jan. 27 the world famous Comedy Store welcomes back notorious “Roast Master General” Jeff Ross (Comedy Central) as he hosts his recurring comic vs. comic, boxing-style no holds barred battle of insults.  This week’s Roast Battle is set to feature Anthony Jeselnik (Comedy Central’s The Jeselnik Offensive) plus a number of other big name celeb judges, referees and standup stars.  Doors open at 10 p.m.  Tickets are free for GA seating, or opt for “ringside seating” for only $5.  www.thecomedystore.com


Super Wednesday: A plethora of noteworthy shows and events happening this hump day, Jan. 28!  From east to west…

House of Blues Sunset presents SSMF 2013 veteran WALE.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $37.50 GA.  www.hob/losangeles.com

The Standard Hollywood hosts Books and Beers in their Cactus Lounge…  Author Louise Sandhaus will be signing copies of her new read Eathquakes, Mudslides, Fires, & Riots: California & Graphic Design, 1936-1986, plus enjoy a special live performance by Quindar.  Event starts at 6 p.m.  RSVP for free admission. www.standardhotels.com/hollywood

The Viper Room presents the last night of their month long residency with Eric McFadden + All Stars.  Last week’s special guests included George Clinton (Parliament Funkadelic) Mike Watt (Minutemen, The Stooges) and Matt Chamberlain (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), and thus far, this week’s scheduled performers already include Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction) and Nick Oliveri of QOTSA… Doors for this can’t miss jam session open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $25 GA.  www.viperroom.com

The Roxy Theatre presents 90’s underground indie pop greats The Vaselines – the inspirational band that Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain called his, “favorite songwriters in the whole world.”  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $17.60-$25 GA.  www.theroxy.com


Thursday, Jan. 29 return to The Roxy for a sold out show with XTRMST, the new straight-edge, hardcore project from Davey Havok and Jade Puget of AFI.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  And stay tuned to TheSunsetStrip.com for an exclusive interview with Mr. Havok himself!  www.theroxy.com


This Friday, Jan. 30 is your last chance to catch Jimmy Gnecco & Ours, also wrapping up a month-long residency at The Viper Room.  Described by anyone fortunate enough to bear witness to his acrobatic vocals, as one of the greatest voices in rock n’ roll today – this show is a definite can’t miss!  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $15 GA.  www.viperroom.com


Continuing their Endless Summer Pool Party series, this Saturday, Jan. 31 escape to the heated confines of the Skybar Solarium (at the Mondrian hotel) for the hottest winter pool party in the northern hemisphere.  Enjoy a dip in the pool, all day DJ sets and the company of the chicest crowd in L.A.  The fun starts at 1 p.m.  RSVP is required.  www.skybarlosangeles.com

And later that night, head to The Roxy Theatre to catch a special after midnight DJ set from Berlin based techno minimalist Marek Hemmann.  Doors open at 12:30 a.m.  Tickets are $10 GA.  www.theroxy.com


Super Bowl Sunday: The game to end all games, Super Bowl XLIX kicks off at 3:30 p.m. this Sunday.  Save yourself that next day hungover housecleaning, and meet up with your friends and neighbors at one of The Strip’s many festive viewing locations:

Pink Taco (8225 Sunset)

The Den (8226 Sunset)

Cabo Cantina – (8301 Sunset)

Saddle Ranch Chop House (8371 Sunset)

State Social House (8782 Sunset)

Rock & Reilly’s (8911 Sunset)

The Rainbow Bar and Grill (9015 Sunset)




—  Handpicked by: Brent X Mendoza