The Sunset Strip usual suspects are gathering to get you excited for the Sunset Strip Music Festival by having a pool party at The Standard Hollywood August 13!
The Roxy, The Comedy Store, The Standard, House of Blues Sunset, Key Club, Soundcheck Hollywood, and more will be parking at the pool for the day with giveaways including tickets, merch, and all kinds of goodies to keep you rockin and even passes to SSMF up for grabs! There will be plenty of drink specials to keep you “hydrated” too.
Entertainment will be provided by Cowboys & Indians, Rusty Maples, and special guest John Bennett doing a set of acoustic covers by your favorite bands playing this year’s SSMF! Brush up on your Public Enemy lyrics, if you know what’s good for ya.
This event is guest list only & space is limited so RSVP here soon! Don’t miss your chance to get awesome on The Sunset Strip and help us kick off SSMF week.
The music that inspired Amy Winehouse is made of laughter and freedom as much as blood and tears. This collection of songs features soulful women who stood up and shouted their happiness, their refusal to stay down or their sassy self-love.
Win a pair of tickets to the PRIVATE Famous, Stars, & Straps Inauguration: Jeremy “Twitch” Sternberg’s X Games party! This will feature Paul Wall and a very special performance by Travis Barker & Mix Master Mike with DJs Kev E Kev and DJ Spider! July 27 will be a party you do not want to miss as the Famous & X Games crew take over The Roxy and they want you & a friend to be there!
Here’s what you have to do:
Show us your best Travis Ghetto Blaster!
You all know Travis’ HUGE ghetto blaster tattoo. You need to draw one, get your friend to draw one, whatever you need to do to get it on your stomach, take a picture, and send it to us!
The person with the most pristine, most well-drawn, rad looking ghetto blaster will win a pair of tickets to the ultimate party!
Winners will be announced this Monday from @TheRoxy!
It’s an unedited, young, mischievous, just stepping onto the scene, version of the Jane’s Addiction we’ve all come to idolize. Check out the raw footage of an interview of the guys back in 1988 covering topics like how they came up with their name and what kind of young rock n’ roll trouble they’ve gotten into.
Batman & Robin? Chewbacca & Han Solo? Paste magazine rounds out the 20 best wingmen in pop culture, the men who have looked out for their best buds in all things adventurous, epic battle-winning and even lady-winning
Check out the list and see if your epic duo made the cut! Any other wingmen you can think of?
20 years have passed since three guys from Seattle picked up their instruments, created Nirvana, and released an album that changed everything.This month Spin Magazine’s August issue is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the release of Nevermind and what the iconic album still means today.
Spin’s gift to all of us Nirvana heads old and new is a free download of the Nevermind tribute album rechristened Newermind and features covers by Meat Puppets, Titus Andronicus, Amanda Palmer and more.
Head on over to Spin’s Facebook page to get the free download from now until July 25th!
We've relocated...to Miami! Fake Sunset Strip in Downtown Miami (Rock of Ages)
If you’re in the Miami area and were casually walking one day, you might have been thrown off by the pretty accurate replicas of The Roxy Theatre and the Sunset Strip! No, we haven’t really relocated to Miami to work on our tans, the street sets for the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages are complete and ready to commence shooting!
Check out 15 photos from the street sets and verify just how accurate these replicas are! Did they do the famous Sunset Strip justice?
Silverlake’s “I knew them when” darlings Rilo Kiley have officially called it quits. Guitarist, singer & Camp Anawanna resident, Blake Sennett told Spinner:
“I just felt like there was a lot of deception, disloyalty, greed and things I don’t really want to submit myself to. I had related that frustration to music but I just thought, ‘I’m not going to put myself in that position again,’ so I said, ‘F— that, I can’t do this anymore.’”
Granted, this is a real bummer & Rilo Kiley was a fantastic band and one of the better claims to fame LA has to offer - but, when was the last time they did anything? Jenny & Johnny has been on the map for quite some time, The Elected just released a new album in May, & not to mention Jenny Lewis’ fantastic solo project - there’s been a ton of other projects in the the wake of Rilo Kiley. While we’re upset we’ll never hear “And sometimes when you’re on, you’re really f***ing on..” live again, the side projects will be enough to keep us in the spirit.
A Day in the life of Erykah Badu: exclusive photo montage
Photographer Doug Seymour has spent time with artists that aren’t generally in the public eye too much for his A Day in the life of series, photo journals that capture what really goes on during sound check, backstage, and gives you a glimpse of the private moments in between. This time around, Seymour spends a day with recent Roxy performer Erykah Badu at the House of Blues in Atlantic City for her show on July 2nd.
Head over to Paste Magazine and check out the photo’s from her sound check and more!
With the new Muppets movie on the way, Disney will be releasing a new Muppets tribute album, The Green Album, and among the featured artists is My Morning Jacket with their cover of “Our World”. The track was first featured in the Muppets special “Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas” and Spin has the exclusive premier of My Morning Jacket’s rendition of the song!
Head on over to Spinfor all the details, listen to the stream, and see what you think!