11.07.2013

sunset strip

"The Strip itself was born in the roaring ’20s as a dirt road connecting Hollywood studios to a new development called Beverly Hills. This “strip” between two cities fell just outside Los Angeles city limits, a no man’s land outside the reach of the LAPD, which gave free reign to both creative and dark forces. Generations of great artists were inspired here and great art was created here, right along side notorious speakeasies, nightclubs, casinos, brothels, and opium dens. It is truly a mix of light and dark, sunshine and noir, that is uniquely L.A.

Of course, when limits are pushed this hard, crash and burn is inevitable. Up and down cycles come fast and furious. So it’s no surprise when tragedy strikes and the death of The Strip is pronounced. It’s been that way since the very beginning. But the lights always come back on and suddenly she’s alive and kicking with another burst of creative energy for a new generation. The Strip remains true to her nature and her calling as ground zero for the biggest sounds, images, and cultural movements to echo around the world.

Today, huge tectonic shifts in the music industry have energized live music and music venues, so a new generation of idealistic artists, fans, and club owners are using that energy to make Sunset Strip their own, forging their own history, just like all the generations before them. Something fresh and cool is brewing!

Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves, Mickey Rourke, Ozzy Osbourne, Courtney Love, Sharon Stone, Pamela Des Barres, Alice Cooper, Hugh Hefner, Perry Farrell, Peter Fonda, Sofia Coppola, Tom Arnold, Slash, Richard Lewis, Paul Mooney, Dita Von Teese, Paris Hilton, Lou Adler, Tommy Lee, Billy Corgan, and Lemmy, along with historians, authors, former mobsters, kids who call it their playground, and families who call it home… all come together to take us way beyond a rock doc and down the rabbit hole into a fascinating world called Sunset Strip."

Watch my brother-in-law's awesome documentary, Sunset Strip!
 
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Sunset Strip
“Home to the biggest sounds, iconic images and cultural movements to echo around the world. Experience the Strip from its origins in the 1920’s Prohibition, to Madame Francis’ notorious brothel in the 1930’s, to the world-class 1940’s Nightclub scene, to the Mafia Wars of the 1950’s, the Teen Riots in the 1960’s, to the Punk scene in the 1970’s, to Hair Bands and Heavy Metal in the 1980’s, Hip Hop and Grunge of the 1990’s, all the way up to today’s resurgence with first class comedy clubs and establishments such as Soho House, the Viper Room, and The Sunset Strip Music Festival.
With Live Performances from:  America, Diva Von Teese, Jane’s Addiction, The Head Cat, The Pussycat Dolls, RATT, SLASH featuring Fergie, Smashing Pumpkins, Steel Panther and X."

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