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This week it was announced the Sunset Strip's legendary Key Club will close its doors for good next Friday, March 15th. As a farewell, the club has been hosting gigs of some of its favorite artists this week and has promised its last night will be nothing short of legendary. With the shutter of the famous club, the Strip loses one of its main stages for musical acts that have been rocking the stretch of boulevard since the '60s. Even before its current iteration, the venue played a huge role in launching acts like The Doors, Van Halen, Guns N' Roses and loads of other rock and hair metal bands since opening as Gazzarri's in the late '60s. As we prepare to say goodbye, here's a look at its evolution and the memorable performances and highlights it enjoyed during its tenure as one of the main hubs in Sunset Strip's awesome rock history.
We know the idea of voluntarily venturing out into the rain is less than appealing for the Angeleno breed. Unfortunately the forecast shows L.A. is in for a very wet next few days, but that doesn't mean you should let the weather rob you of your weekend fun. There are plenty of places around town where you can take shelter from the storm and still make the most of your days and nights off the clock with their warm cocktails, comfy fireside seating and even a little saucy burlesque. So get out from under the covers this weekend and check out any (or all!) of these top seven cozy L.A. bars and lounges perfect for warming up and boozing away a rainy day.
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L.A. has deeply missed the presence of Andre Saraiva and his very special touch of no frills nightlife since the golden era of debauchery that Paul & Andre fostered during its tenure on Hollywood and Cosmo. Therefore, last week's one-night only Chez Andre pop-up party was not to be missed. After a successful run in NYC, Ana Calderon, Mickey Madden, Myles Hendrik, Wade Crescent, Dan Regan and Cody Allen helped Saraiva bring his party to town at The Standard Hollywood's mmhmmm (formerly Smoke & Mirrors) for a late night of naughty behavior. A mix of actresses like Christa B. Allen and Ashley Madekwe, musicians, DJs like Mia Moretti and others joined an elite group of L.A. night crawlers and hard partiers for the Chez Andre Los Angeles edition and as you can see from the following photos by Steven Meiers, it was one for the books.
As part of the new weekly event series, Private Label, at Lure in Hollywood, KCRW's main man Jason Bentley and M83's Anthony Gonzalez helped kick off Halloween weekend as Friday night's mix masters covering the ones and twos.
If you're looking for a place to get a little wild on Saturday nights without the hassle of being at the epicenter of Hollywood but with same amount of booze and beats, consider The Hollywood Squares, the cozier yet equally shwasty times-friendly weekly party at Hyde. More»
The storied '60s love affair between French singer Serge Gainsbourg and French fashion model, singer, and actress Brigitte Bardot was one of fiery romance and intense passion, prominent elements of the vibe at The Writers Room's Sacré Soirée lent by Paris Loves L.A.'s performance for the relaunch of the lounge's live music Wednesday nights. More»
For an unofficial opening, last night's preview of Bootsy Bellows, the new nightlife venture from Darren Dzienciol, Brian Toll, John Terzian and David Arquette, certainly went off with quite a bang, and we're not talking about the paparazzi kerfuffle the sent Paris Hilton tumbling to the ground outside (and I hope for society's sake the only reaction to that breaking news is a resounding yawn). Between the burlesque and cat lady dancers, Keith Richards puppets, live music and candy handouts, far more remarkable things were happening inside the new Rat Pack-inspired club that blew up before it even opened. More»
The day after providing the soundtrack to Kate Bosworth and boyfriend Michael Polish's very public, heated fight and reconciliation on the dance floor at the Swarovski CFDA Awards after party at Boom Boom Room in NYC, DJ Mia Moretti was bringing the house down here in L.A. Although there weren't any dramatic breakup and makeup scenes Tuesday night at The Writers Room, the night was plenty action-packed as the DJ was back together with her violin' partner Caitlin Moe to put on one of their signature performances. More»
With less than 24 hours notice to pull off a debut soft opening for the L.A. rendition of NYC's beloved barbershop speakeasy bar, the Blind Barber boys drew quite an impressive crowd seldom seen west of La Brea to Culver City last night. After receiving news their liquor license was active on Wednesday night, they rallied the troops and got emergency backup from mainest men Will Crimes and Nick Foster to supply tunes for the first night of operation at Blind Barber L.A. We swung by to help christen the new digs with cocktails and snapped some shots (alas, with camera phone) to give you a sense of what the place is like in action along with our notes on the experience. More»
A college education is a precious gift. Not only does it mean that you, your parents and/or the state have made a massive commitment of money and resources to mold you into an adult and future leader, but it's also pretty much the only guaranteed time that you and 2,000 other people can get drunk, strip down to your underwear, and run around outside, just for kicks. Which is exactly what UCLA did last night on their Winter Quarter Undie Run.
If you find yourself jetsetting over to Paris in the next few days for Fashion Week, you're probably going to want to know where to go once the runway shows and daytime excitement have come to a close. Certainly all those models, designers, scenesters and fashion folks must be out and about each night during one of the most lively times of year for the City of Lights and we know the places they're going after dark. So, whether you're looking for a rock 'n' roll vibe or just want to schmooze with leggy models into the wee hours, we bring you the best places to hit in this guide to Parisian nightlife during PFW. More>>
Tuesday, May 21
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.