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Brent X Mendoza has the picks for the hottest events on the Sunset Strip this week…

Monday, August 16 the Viper Room presents sexy screen siren Alicia Witt. Yes, apparently the redheaded star of “Law & Order” also plays music. Who knew? Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Tuesday, August 17 House Of Blues Sunset Strip hosts man-at-arms Ted Nugent. Catch the rock ‘n roll legend in all of his splendor, or else! No, seriously. The man hunts with crossbows and will be very peeved if you’re a no-show. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39.50 advance /$42.50 day of show.

Head to the Viper Room on Wednesday, August 18 because your choice for midweek music is an obvious one, TotallyLikeDuh! Bringing you the hippest of hipster bands, this taste making promoter knows what’s cool before it’s cool. So a year from now, you can brag to all your friends that you saw The Clams, Cobra Venom, Three Point Landing, Colin Green, Phonoflakes and DJ The Letter B, “like way before they were popular.”  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $10 at the door.

Thursday, August 19 KROQ Local’s Only presents Italian Japanese, Jets Overhead, Sea Of Cortez and Sabrosa Purr at The Roxy Theatre. Never steering you wrong, these nights never fail to showcase the best and brightest of the freshmen class. Check out personal fav Sabrosa Purr, whose cover of Eric Clapton’s “Cocaine” will make your face go numb. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Infamous promoter Dayle Gloria presents Sex Presleys at The Cat Club on Friday, August 20.  Making their Los Angeles debut, this San Francisco-based quartet mashes up Sex Pistols’ music with Elvis Presley lyrics. Experience this phenom as they share the stage with High Risk, The Butcher Babies and The Knock Out. Long live the King. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Return to the scene of the crime on Saturday, August 20 when the Key Club presents superstar hip-hopper DJ Quik. Bringing his platinum beats to the stage, this “straight outta Compton” turntablist keeps it old school with a 20 year catalog of undeniable jams. Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $30 – $35.

Sunday, August 22 spend your final hours of freedom at the Key Club with ‘80s new wave cover sensation The Spazmatics. One of the longest running shows in Hollywood, it’s your weekly destination to “whip it” all over the dance floor. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10/$20.

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