via Brent X Mendoza and TheSunsetStrip.com
Going through post-Sunset Strip Music Festival withdrawal? Not to worry, The Strip has your musical fix with enough buzz worthy shows to tide you over til September. Check out this week’s picks.
As our nonexistent SoCal summer winds down, so does the Viper’s Tuesday night rock series It’s Free F*ckers! Celebrate your last taste of freedom with Sergio Ristie, Daybreak Ends, Stimulator and Big High. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and as the name so eloquently suggests, It’s FREE F*CKERS. www.viperroom.com
Wednesday, Sept. 1 Hustler Hollywood and the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) will host the Freedom Party at the world famous Whisky A-Go-Go. This event fundraiser will feature appearances by all your favorite adult film stars including 2010 AVN Actress of the Year Kimberly Kane, Playboy Radio ‘Night Calls’ hostess Nicki Hunter and industry legends Nina Hartley and Ron Jeremy. As if that wasn’t enough, the first 200 guests will receive a drink ticket, courtesy of Hustler Hollywood, and all guests will receive a goody bag, loaded with naughty treats. Red carpet for the Freedom Party starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and will benefit the FSC. Contact the Whisky for further details.
Flashback to the ‘80s with Wang Chung on Thursday, Sept. 2. Fortunately, you won’t have to “drive a million miles,” just head to the Key Club as legendary KROQ DJ Richard Blade hosts a night that will also feature ‘80s kitsch sensation Boys Don’t Cry. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. www.keyclub.com
Friday, Sept. 3 return to the Key Club for death metal mainstay Bleeding Through. Having toured with the biggest names in metal, these O.C. heroes make a quick L.A. pit stop as they embark on yet another international tour. Also angry at their parents this night, After The Burial, For Today, The World Alive, Stray From The Path and Dark Alliance. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $14.99-$17.00. www.keyclub.com
Head to The Roxy Theatre for Russian import Mumiy Troll on Saturday, Sept. 4. Taking the U.S. by storm, this indie rock buzz band has been grabbing more headlines than deported Russian spies. They’re the best thing our post-Cold War friends have produced since vodka and supermodels. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. www.theroxyonsunset.com
Wind down the week with bottomless mimosas and bloody marys at The Den. It’s the best use of $14. www.thedenofhollywood.com
–Brent X Mendoza
The Strange Reality of a WeHo Without a Queer Nightlife Scene
WEST HOLLYWOOD (Los Angeles Magazine) — It was an epidemiologist’s worst nightmare set to the new Justin Timberlake/SZA collab from Trolls World Tour.
L.A. was hours away from shutting down all bars due to the coronavirus pandemic, but you wouldn’t have known it from the typical Sunday chaos on Santa Monica Boulevard, as throngs of people (some shirtless) crammed into West Hollywood gay bars like Mother Lode, Mickey’s, and Rocco’s for one last ungloved hurrah.
At Rocco’s, a drag queen in a black latex leotard bravely swooped her hand down to grab a dollar bill from a customer.
Another performer did the splits, touching the floor ever-so-quickly as she pulled herself up. Go-go dancers valiantly kneeled on bar tops, accepting cash in their […]
WeHo’s Employees Only is Delivering Cocktail Kits, TP and Food
WEST HOLLYWOOD (TimeOut) — This week alone, coronavirus has seen some of our favorite restaurants temporarily close and alter their hours and business models. And with Angelenos heeding authorities and staying home to avoid the virus’s spread, many of the city’s restaurants are adapting with new delivery service , special menus and to-go options. As of today, Employees Only just so happens to freshly deliver cocktail fixings and toilet paper—the real MVPs in a lockdown.
The new service is available through Postmates and includes instructions and ingredients to whip up some of the world-famous cocktail bar’s concoctions; all you’ll need are the spirits and a shaker. And because man cannot survive on cocktails alone, the Employees Only kitchen is offering a handful of dishes […]
R&B, Hip-Hip, Trap & Soul: ‘CLSQ Fridays’ at The Chapel at The Abbey
WEST HOLLYWOOD — Friday nights at The Chapel at The Abbey will have you moving to a different beat beginning March 6.
Formerly a weekly Thursday event at The Chapel, CLSQ Fridays (CLSQ is pronounced “classic”) joins the weekend lineup with celebrity co-hosts, periodic guest performances, and music from 80-90s up through today’s top urban-contemporary RnB & Hip-Hop.
Brandon Anthony, the creator of Summer BASH (Los Angeles’ black gay pride weekend) and producer of LA Pride’s Hip-Hop Stages is bringing classic and contemporary RnB, Hip-Hip, Soul and Trap music to The Chapel with an evening called CLSQ Fridays.
“B.A.S.H. LA is a platform to build community partnerships for fellowship and provide an outlet of inclusivity within LGBTQ community.” said Brandon Anthony. “The Chapel at The Abbey has evenings and events that cater to a variety of LGBTQ people and we’re happy to bring the CLSQ audience and flavor to West Hollywood for a fun Friday night out on the town.”
Each week CLSQ will feature a variety of celebrity co-hosts and notable LGBTQ people of color who advocate for inclusivity and visibility in gayborhoods and mainstream LGBTQ culture around the world, making The Chapel at The Abbey another inclusive space for locals and travelers within the LGBTQ community.
So get ready to turn up the volume and dance.
The grand opening for CLSQ Friday’s at The Chapel at The Abbey will be co-hosted by beauty and fashion power houses Sir John, global makeup artist to Beyonce and Kim Kardashian, and the iconic red carpet designer duo Wayman & Micah who’re recently featured in the Wall Street Journal.
The Chapel at The Abbey also hosts Altar Girl Thursday, produced by Girl Bar. It is Los Angeles’ longest running lesbian entertainment group, and hosts its own evening, Heavenly Bodies Sunday, a night celebrating the transgender and queer communities.
The Chapel at The Abbey is located at 692 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.
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