Posts tagged Sunset Strip
we had such a blast. great pic!
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West Hollywood, home of The Sunset Strip and the illustrious Standard, Hollywood is getting a new library. We know what you’re thinking, a new library is nice and all but whoopty doo. Listen, we wouldn’t bring it up if it weren’t awesome. Trust.
The WeHo library (along with providing fine literature and computer sign up sheets to the residents of West Hollywood) is also the home of three new murals. The first is by renowned artist Kenny Scharf.
(Detail of Kenny Scharf’s Mural at the new WeHo Library. Photo courtesy of Arrested Motion)
The second mural was tackled by street artist extraordinaire RETNA:
(RETNA’s Mural at the new WeHo Library. Photo courtesy of The Avenues)
The third mural by Shepard Fairey is still in the early stages but looks like it’s going to be supa dope, too. Impressively, the mural is being done entirely by stencil.
(The new Shepard Fairey mural going up on the new WeHo Library. Photo courtesy of MOCA Los Angeles.)
Isn’t it nice to see a city embrace street art instead of taking it down? Oh yeah, for anyone looking to get a head start on those public computer sign up sheets, the West Hollywood Library is scheduled to open later this fall.
Here’s a groovy little promo video shot for Belinda’s, a clothing store that existed on The Sunset Strip in the late 60’s. Belinda’s was located a few blocks down from the present day location of The Standard, Hollywood and, much like today, The Strip in the 60’s was the epicenter of the youth movement and was the place to be and be seen. Sit back, take a little trip back in time, and let the owner of Belinda’s, Charles Lange, prove that “fashion can really be fun”.
(The music from the opening scene is just priceless)
Hot off the presses! The Sunset Strip Music Festival lineup has just been announced. Headliners are (drum roll, please) … Motley Crüe, Public Enemy, Bush, Matt & Kim, Escape The Fate, The Dirty Heads, Cobra Starship, She Wants Revenge, Black Veil Brides and Tribal Seeds. And that’s just the main stage!
Each year, West Hollywood’s world-famous Sunset Strip celebrates its rich musical history with SSMF, a three-day event that features a variety of artists throughout its venues culminating with an open air street festival on its last day. This year’s event takes place August 18 - August 20 and the best part is that the entire festival is walking distance from The Standard, Hollywood.
(Motley Crüe and Public Enemy two of the headliners of this year’s SSMF)
Along with the awesome headliners, the full lineups and all day parties continue in the venues as well with performances by Voxhaul Broadcast, Letlive, Deluka, Kill The Complex, The Lost Patrol, Divinity Roxx and 50 more bands in the Key Club, Roxy and Whisky. After the outdoor stages close, this year’s Aug. 20 festival will include unique “after parties” at venues with DJs Felix Cartal, Harvard Bass, Deathface and BONES performing at the Key Club, and Semi Precious Weapons returning to The Roxy Theatre to present their signature rock-meets-art party EMPIRE, featuring special guests.
Of course every guest is a VIP in The Standard world but guests at The Standard, Hollywood are a just a little bit more VIP than everyone else. Guests of our Hollywood location now have access to The Sunset Strip VIP PASS which grants free, unlimited access (space and private events permitting) to clubs and bars along The Strip.
Participating venues include: the Cat Club, The Comedy Store, The House of Blues Sunset Strip, the Key Club, the Rainbow, The Roxy Theatre, the Viper Room, and Whisky A Go-Go. Sounds like a pub crawl waiting to happen, no?
The Sunset Strip is the name given to the mile-and-a-half stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood. The Strip is the place of rockstar legends and, not coincidentally, the home of The Standard, Hollywood. Whisky a Go Go is one of The Strip’s most notorious clubs. The Whisky is considered the birthplace of go go dancing and, if that wasn’t cool enough, they also had The Doors as their house band for a bit in the mid 60’s. Let’s flip it back a few years and check out a typical night on The Strip circa 1967…
(It’s fun to watch this video and try to guess what drug everyone is on)