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Names Nights, a sacred tradition at the world famous Comedy Store, honors the accomplishments of store regulars by adding their names to its hallowed walls. Sharing valuable real estate alongside names like Sam Kinison, Jim Carrey and Chris Rock, this year’s batch of “graduates” will include Sarah Silverman, Tony Clifton, Judah Friedlander plus 25 other well knowns and soon-to-be well known. This Monday, July 25 don’t miss a night sure to be filled with surprises and big guest drop ins. Note: the reception for the honorees in the Main Room is private, but the general public is welcome to attend the show for free. Event begins at 8 p.m.

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Tuesday, July 26 meet punk rock legend Bob Mould as he signs copies of his new bio See a Little Light at Book Soup. From touring tales of his groundbreaking hardcore band Hüsker Dü, to his own personal struggles with homosexuality and drug and alcohol addiction, Mould’s new memoir has all the earmarks of a great rock n’ roll read. Signing and discussion begins at 7 p.m.

Before the X Games kick off this weekend, get your pre-party on at The Roxy Theatre. This Wednesday, July 27, join drummer extraordinaire Travis Barker and friends as they take over the entire building for this extreme invite-only special event. Don’t have an invite to this X-treme event? Treat yourself to your own VIP party at The London West Hollywood’s Wednesdays at Sunset. There may not be motocross jumps or skateboard ramps involved, but you can enjoy an exclusive rooftop pool party from 5 – 11 p.m. with cocktails, sprawling views of the city and music. Entry is free, but like any true VIP event, reservations are required:

Bouncing from one VIP-only event to another, return to The Roxy on Thursday, July 28 for superstar DJ Samantha Ronson. Besides her appearances on TMZ and other tabloids, see why Ronson has gained celeb status as a musical talent that commands some real respect.  This is an invite-only special event. Not on the list? Drown your sorrows at Clafoutis during their swanky late night happy hour from 10 p.m. to close featuring a $6 drink list and live DJs.

Friday, July 29 the Viper Room presents a very secret show… Use your Sunset Strip sleuthing skills and find out which NY-based ska legends will be playing this special unannounced showcase. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 advance/$15 day of show.

Get primed for this year’s Sunset Strip Music Festival by getting “Down at the Whisky” this Saturday, July 30 at Crue Fest: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe. Enjoy the best of the best in “rock dot” tribute bands as they pay homage to big hair and the biggest hits. This show is all ages.  Contact the Whisky A Go-Go for all the dirty details.

Sunday, July 31 the Key Club presents hard rock powerhouses Filter and Saliva as they tour the U.S.A. Under The Skin of Angels. Don’t forget your earplugs for this tinnitus inducing good time featuring some of the loudest bands in music. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets range from $20 GA to $69 VIP.

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