A rock concert is the only place to see the latest advances in guitar showmanship, like using long, lit sparklers as guitar strings, and destroying the axe at show's end with a jackhammer. Catch the latest in explosive guitar action with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to a show at The Roxy Theatre, located on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. This deal is not valid for sold-out and non-ticketed shows, but is good for any other show within 90 days purchasing this deal.
Hosting both on-the-rise and renowned acts, the historic Roxy has become a regular hangout and go-to venue for touring bands, comedians, and performance artists. Peruse the calendar for the sound-wave-slinging show that most intrigues your ears. Notable upcoming shows include legendary 2 Tone ska group The English Beat (September 4), the experimental pop of Cloud Cult (September 22), and haunting Mexican singer-songwriter Ely Guerra (September 29). Party seekers will get down on the Roxy's open dance floor, while music junkies can appreciate the venue's second-to-none acoustics, which are so crisp you can hear the lead singer thinking.
Since opening in 1973, The Roxy Theatre has become a sacred, must-see venue for any music fan. The theatre's first show featured folksy mentalist magician Neil Young, and famous concerts such as Bruce Springsteen's 1975 performance and Guns N' Roses' pre-fame shows have bolstered its stellar reputation for spotlighting up-and-coming indie, rock, and soul talent. Concertgoers must call the Roxy box office at least 72 hours in advance to claim their tickets.
- Veteran record producer/executive Lou Adler opened this Sunset Strip club in the mid-1970s with concerts by Neil Young and a lengthy run of the pre-movie Rocky Horror Show. Since then, it's remained among the top showcase venues in Hollywood. – Frommer's
- … you really can't beat a place without a bad siteline [sic] in the room and drinks that are cheaper than most clubs or bars in Hollywood that are definitely not watered down... Don't wait to check out a show here because it is the absolute in LA! – cohostsummer, Citysearch