June 7, 2013 |
This post has been corrected, please see below for details. In March, the Sunset Strip music venue the Key Club announced that it was closing for good. Few local music fans were especially surprised. The venue had operated in various guises since the '60s - first as Gazzarri's, where it hosted such rock 'n' roll royalty as the Doors, Guns N' Roses and Van Halen - and as the Key Club since 1998. It closed briefly in 2009, but 2013 was to be the final curtain for the club's monthly slate of heavy metal, hip-hop and stuffed local bills where bands sometimes had to prepay for blocks of tickets.
August 6, 1998 |
In these transitional times, it wouldn't be right if we didn't saddle up and do some intensive clubbing for you all--first-hand knowledge is the best-hand knowledge, I always say. So we corralled a few pals and spent Friday night hitting up some new joints on the Sunset Strip (see Club Hoppin'), and my, my, my, there's a lot happening out there. . . .
July 30, 1998 |
The Key Club hit all the right notes last weekend, with the smashing opening of Friday's Club Rubber (which left lines lingering around the block all night) and Saturday's benefit show by the Artist, who performed at the West Hollywood nightclub for more than three hours, jamming with legendary bassist Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone) and Fishbone's Angelo Moore.
October 1, 1998 |
The swarm of desperation surrounding the doorman at A Quick Fix, the Thursday-night dance club at the 360 restaurant in Hollywood, looked like something out of Vertigo (not the movie, silly, the '80s downtown dance spot). Something about the combo of Madonna (who was seen hanging out last week) and a visit by the fire marshal kept many from getting their weekly Fix. But hey, if it ain't broken--surely, the same crowd'll be angling to get in tonight. . . .