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Promoter legend Dayle Gloria (a.k.a. “The Notorious One”) returns to the Viper Room tonight bringing yet another selection of rock n’ roll deliciousness. This week’s showcase features performances by Sex N Violence, No Thanks (with birthday boy Kenny Price), Thousand Watt Stare and the tactfully named Evil Beaver. Doors open at 8 p.m. And to really start your week right, this show is FREE!

Alt-metal pioneers Helmet hit the House of Blues Sunset Strip on Tuesday, April 5 with the best of the best in blistering metal as part of The Metalliance Tour. Bringing together a healthy smathering of all your favorite “drop D” tuners, the lineup also features Saint Vitus, Crowbar, Kylesa, Red Fang, Howl, Atlas Moth and Witchburn. Head bang till it hurts! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $21 in advance/$23.50 day of show and VIP tickets are also available for $50.

Party Queen Jill Janus (a.k.a. Tuesdae, a.k.a. Penny, a.k.a. she’s not even sure what her name is anymore) brings you her latest night of debauchery with a weekly Wednesday night residency at the The Cutting Room bar. Join Jill and celeb photog Genie Sanchez as they party the night away at this new rock ‘n roll bar. Doors open at 9 p.m. If you make it in, admission is FREE. (The Cutting Room is located in The Grafton hotel.)

The Sunset Strip isn’t one-dimensional or predictable. While we eagerly anticipate the double-dose of metal happening this Sunday, we’re also equally excited about embracing our inner Brit with afternoon Royal-Tea. Beginning this week, you can break out your best accent (are you going with the Russell Brand, the Mary Poppins or the Madonna?) while enjoying a sampling of teas and treats fit for royalty as Boxwood Café at The London West Hollywood serves up a new tea time menu. The royal-inspired menu features a selection of proper sandwiches, teas and freshly baked scones and pastries – including a candied ginger chiffon wedding cake fit for a future king and queen. Served 2:30-4:30 p.m. daily. Cost is $28 per person, or add champagne for an additional $12. For reservations, call 310.358.7788.

Friday, April 8 Nor Cal hard rock giants Benvenue return to The Sunset Strip for a night of sexy rock n’ roll lovin’. On the fast track to stardom, these youngsters have been making a big name for themselves in the bay area. See what’s grabbing people’s ears as the band joins AudioDub, Inverse and Walk The Rio on stage at the world famous Viper Room. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance.

Because they just can’t play enough shows to satisfy demand, Warner Drive returns to The Roxy Theatre on Saturday, April 9. Joining the band on their mission of Sunset Strip mayhem: The Nasty Souls, Lido Beach and Open Air Stereo. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $12. After the show, imbibe and dine at Duke’s, just like Warner Drive!

This Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Metal, metal, metal! Get a double dose of metal this Sunday, April 10 when Scion presents their Metal Matinee at The Roxy Theatre and Metal Sanaz presents Metal Scene at the Whisky A Go-Go. Kick things off at The Roxy with From Ashes Rise, Mind Eraser and Noisear. Doors open at 4 p.m. and tickets are FREE with RSVP at Then swing by the Whisky for Sacred Ground, Concrete Sledge, Catatonic and The Kennedy Veil. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $10. Door to door metal, only on The Sunset Strip.

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