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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.
If you attempted to get near Sunset in West Hollywood over the weekend, you probably became acutely aware of your fatal error in route choice since it was the annual three-day occupation of the area by the music industry known as the Sunset Strip Music Festival. We made sure to dutifully canvas the premises of the music block party event, so here's a look at the performers, fans, confetti and feather headpieces that made up the 2012 SSMF. More»
If you attempted to get near Sunset in West Hollywood over the weekend, you probably became acutely aware of your fatal error in route choice since it was the annual three-day occupation of the area by the music industry known as the Sunset Strip Music Festival. We made sure to dutifully canvas the premises of the music block party event, so here's a look at the performers, fans, confetti and feather headpieces that made up the 2012 SSMF. MORE>>
Tuesday marked the launch of Perez Hilton's highly anticipated CD compilation, Perez Hilton Presents Pop Up #1, which he celebrated with an official release party at The Roxy's On the Rox club. The evening was livened up with a photo booth, DJ sets by Jesse Marco and The Cataracs, as well as live performances by Kerli, VanJess, and My Name is Kay. More»
Khloe Kardashian, Brandy and others kick off day one of the MDA's "Show Of Strength" special; 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather Jr. hit up a VIP screening of Freelancers; "Dexter" celebrates the Season 6 DVD launch at Tropicana Bar; Perez Hilton takes over The Roxy's On The Rox for a party feting the release of his new mix CD—get all the details on the events from a very industry-heavy Tuesday in this edition of Last Night's Parties. More»
Wednesday night, NYLON and True Religion made the adolescent dreams of an entire 20-something crowd come true when Garbage took the stage at The Roxy for a full set of kicking ass and taking names in honor of NYLON Summer Music Issue party. More»
Pharrell Williams, Kelly Cutrone and Brent Bolthouse rock out to Garbage at the NYLON Summer Music Issue Party at The Roxy; Kristen Bell teams up with Cheryl Hines, Kaley Cuoco, Alison Brie and Maya Rudolph for interviews related to the upcoming Emmy Awards; Vampire hottie Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin (with a cute baby bump), Stephen Moyer and Ryan Kwanten, shows up to HBO's "True Blood" Premiere; MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch hosts an elaborate dinner with Dom Perignon to toast the Power of Creation in the Arts; get all Wednesday's details in Thursday's edition of Last Night's Parties! More»
So, who saw some great live music this Memorial Day weekend? There was certainly plenty to choose from, and if you stayed in town (or even if you jaunted off to Vegas), the odds are you couldn't help but drunkenly stumble into some sort of street festival, live performance pool party, or whatever the hell combination of those two things Summertramp was. But, as we always tell you in this space, we really hope you didn't completely exhaust yourself grooving down with The Roots or fist-pumping in Nevada, because the next seven days of live music in L.A. are going to hit hard. We're talking everything from one of the feuding-est arena rock bands of all time (no, not you, Oasis) to Basque-influenced folktronica to a three-night stand at the El Rey for an ever-controversial hipster princess. So drop what you're doing and Go See A Show!
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We've long considered most reunions of classic music groups to be ill-conceived money grabs. There's a reason why Van Halen or Oasis shouldn't be together anymore, and it mostly has to do with the fact that the members literally cannot be in a room together without trying to stab each other with scissors. But when The Pharcyde, one of the most influential hip-hop groups of the early 90's, announces that they're getting back together to perform their classic album Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde in its entirety, you don't question it. You just get tickets immediately and enjoy the ride. More»
Wednesday, June 19
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.