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Gig Spotlights: 17 Jan @ Historic Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood!!

Hey Beat Fans! SirLou here with another episode of Gig Spotlight!

As you know, from time to time we like to spotlight a gig and give you a little more information and background on the venue, since we play so many truly historic and significant rock palaces. We think knowing the history these great venues only adds to the experience!

Today we’ll be talking about an upcoming gig we’re really excited about:


 

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What a pleasure it is to be playing such a magical rock hall this early in the year, it’s a great omen for this year’s tour! For those of you not familiar with the club, The Roxy Theatre (usually just “The Roxy”) is quite a famous nightclub located on the iconic Sunset Strip, in West Hollywood, California. For decades it’s been a gig stop and hangout for a veritable who’s-who of not just rock & roll, but all types of creative expression.

 

“The Roxy was opened on September 23, 1973, by Elmer Valentine and Lou Adler, along with original partners David Geffen, Elliot Roberts and Peter Asher. They took over the building previously occupied by a strip club owned by Chuck Landis called the Largo. (Adler was also responsible for bringing the stage play The Rocky Horror Show to the United States, and it opened its first American run at The Roxy Theatre in 1974, before it was made into the movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show the next year.)

Neil Young and his band The Santa Monica Flyers played the Roxy for the first week it was open. Only three months later, the original Genesis lineup with Peter Gabriel played several consecutive days at the Roxy, a run that some band members and many fans consider to be amongst their finest performances (due partially to the intimate atmosphere and good acoustics of the venue, as well as the legendary reputation of “Hollywood” amongst performers around the world).

Paul Reubens, then a struggling comedian, introduced his Pee-wee Herman character in a raunchy revue here in 1981 that included other aspiring comics including Phil Hartman and Elayne Boosler.

The small On The Rox bar above the club has hosted a wide variety of debauchery in its history. The bar was a regular hangout for John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Alice Cooper and Keith Moon during Lennon’s “lost weekend” in 1973-74 and hosted parties arranged by Heidi Fleiss in the 1980s.”
Roxy Theatre (West Hollywood), In Wikipedia. Retrieved 07 Jan 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxy_Theatre_West_Hollywood

 
Some of the recordings and notable performances at The Roxy that may be of particular interest to Beat fans include, among many others: Bob Marley & The Wailers recording “Live at the Roxy” on May 26, 1976; the concert scene for the 1979 movie “Rock N Roll High School“, featuring a performance by The Ramones, was filmed at the Roxy in December 1978, and in late 1982, The Clash blew away the Roxy in a classic performance in April 1980 at the height of their punk power; and fellow 80’s ska band extraordinaire, Fishbone, actually did a stint as the house band at the theatre, and last but not least the prior performances of The English Beat!

Gig Info:
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
The Roxy Theatre
9009 West Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
roxy@goldenvoice.com
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Saturday 17 January 2015
The English Beat
With The Interrupters, Chris Murray
This event is all ages
$30.00
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Hope to see you there, skankin’ to The Beat!

cheers,

sirlou
The Beat

Check out “BEVERLY”, short film @ 2Tone & Racial Politics in 1980’s UK

Hello Beat fans,

We wanted to clue you in to a very interesting project that is just about to drop. It’s a UK short film entitled “BEVERLY” and we think it will be really something special.


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Beverley is set in Leicester in 1980. It follows a mixed-race girl’s struggle to carve out a sense of identity in a confusing, shifting cultural landscape. A move from the decaying, poverty-stricken, urban environment to the relative comfort and theoretical safety of white suburbia does not provide the hope and opportunities Bev may have wished for.


Here’s a bit more about the film from people who made it:




It should be released quite soon, so be sure and check it you!

Twitter: @BeverleyFilm
Facebook: Beverly film on Facebook
Website: http://www.beverleyfilm.com/

cheers,

sirlou
The Beat

Last Day to Pledge – 99% of Goal…Let’s Make an Album!

Hey Beat Fans!


It’s the last day of our Pledge drive! 1% to go, let’s finish strong folks!!! Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your postal worker!!
GO Team BEAT!

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PLEDGE MUSIC DRIVE – FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!


Right now we’re sitting at 99% with only 1 day left!!!

We’re counting on you all to make this happen, and you’ve done a great job so far! Now let’s take it over the top and help those brave folx at Doctors Without Borders. Remember 10% of all money past the goal goes to this very worthy cause….we need those pledges!!


You can get in on this bonanza as part of Pledge Music’s AccessPass for the low, low price of $10.

cheers,

sirlou
The Beat

HOW CAN YOU STAND THERE??!!! 79% w/ 4 Days left!

Hey Beat Fans!

This update on the progress of the band’s current endeavor is coming to you straight from Dave himself:

It’s the last week of our Pledge…How can you stand there? lol! Beat Bonanza for $50. signed CD or Vinyl of new album, tee shirt, and guest list for one, for any show advertised. wow, tell your friends!
love, dave xxx
GO Team BEAT!


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PLEDGE MUSIC DRIVE – FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!


Right now we’re sitting at 79% with only 4 days left!!!

We’re counting on you all to come through for us, and for the lovely people at Doctors Without Borders. Remember 10% of all money past the goal goes to this very worthy cause….we need those pledges!!


You can get in on this bonanza as part of Pledge Music’s AccessPass for the low, low price of $10.

cheers,

sirlou
The Beat

Pledge Music Update: 75% With 8 Days Left!! GO Team BEAT!

Hey Beat Fans!

Just wanted to give you all an update on the progress of the band’s current endeavor:

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PLEDGE MUSIC DRIVE – FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!


WE’RE AT 75% WITH ONLY 8 DAYS LEFT!!!


Alright now, I know loads of you are excited about this and have been watching eagerly and waiting to choose your pledge level, and now is the time to act!!

We’re closing in on the final days and we really you all to contribute if you love the English Beat music, if you love Dave’s songs, if you want to get a new album of Dave’s songs, if you want to help Doctors Without Borders….we need those pledges!!


And there is STILL more to come via updates from Dave. All of it can be yours along with the album too, for your pledge, as part of Pledge Music’s AccessPass, for as low as $10.

cheers,

sirlou
The Beat

Pledge Music Update: 65% + Lyrics + 2 New Demos Uploaded!!

Hey Beat Fans!

Just wanted to give you all an update on the progress of the band’s PledgeMusic drive:

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PLEDGE MUSIC DRIVE – FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!


WE’RE AT 65% with 15 DAYS TO GO, THANKS SO MUCH – LET’S KEEP IT UP!!!
LET’S FINISH STRONG AND GET THE BANDS ACROSS THE FINISH LINE!!


And once again, of course, the band TRULY thanks you for your dedicated support!

As we head into the last two weeks (!), we’re asking you to pull out all the stops and get those fence sitting friends of yours off their duffs and onto the Internets to PLEDGE! We’re really excited about bringing you this album and we meet so many of you on the road who are excited about it too, so please don’t forget to pledge if and when you can — remember 10% of any money raised after the pledge goal will go to Doctors Without Borders.


Dave has been prolific in uploading NEW DEMOS, again, including the following tracks exclusively for you pledgers:


-May We Be Safe (demo)
-Love Making Fools (demo)
-If Killing Worked … (Lyrics)


Once again, there’s a whole lot more to come via updates from Dave. All of it can be yours along with the album too, for your pledge, as part of Pledge Music’s AccessPass, for as low as $10.

cheers,

sirlou
The Beat

Pledge Music Update: 58% AND 6 New Demos Uploaded!!

Hey Beat Fans!

Just wanted to give you all an update on the progress of the band’s PledgeMusic drive:

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PLEDGE MUSIC DRIVE – FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!


WE’RE AT 58% with 28 DAYS TO GO, THANKS SO MUCH – LET’S KEEP IT UP!!!


Again, the band TRULY thanks you for your dedicated support!

As we head into the last month, please don’t forget to turn on all your friends, family members and co-workers to The Beat’s PledgeMusic campaign — remember 10% of any money raised after the pledge goal will go to Doctors Without Borders.


Dave has been prolific in uploading NEW DEMOS, including the following tracks exclusively for you pledgers:


-You’re Stuck (demo)
-I’ll Be There For You (demo)
-Every Time You Told Me (demo)
-Drive Her Away (demo)
-How Can You Stand There (demo)
-Here Comes My Baby (demo)


Once again, there’s a whole lot more to come via updates from Dave. All of it can be yours along with the album too, for your pledge, as part of Pledge Music’s AccessPass, for as low as $10.

cheers,

sirlou
The Beat

Pledge Music Update: 43% PLUS New Songs & Lyrics Uploaded!

Hey Beat Fans!

Just wanted to give you all an update on the progress of the band’s PledgeMusic drive:

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PLEDGE MUSIC DRIVE – FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!


WE’RE AT 43% AFTER ONLY 12 DAYS, THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!!!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!


Again, the band thanks you all so much for your support, it is truly priceless!

And don’t forget to turn on all your friends, family members and co-workers to The Beat’s PledgeMusic campaign — remember 10% of any money raised after the pledge goal will go to Doctors Without Borders.


Dave has again uploaded some new music for you all to groove to, including demos of album tracks exclusively for you pledgers:


-You Really Ought To Know By Now (demo)
-If Killing Worked, It Woulda Worked By Now (demo and chorus lyrics)
-If Killing Worked, It Woulda Worked By Now (alternate mix demo)


And again, there is MUCH more to come via updates from Dave. All of it can be yours along with the album too, for your pledge, as part of Pledge Music’s AccessPass, for as low as $10.

cheers,

sirlou
The Beat


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