Greetings and welcome to City Scoop. Today is Wednesday, Aug 29, the 242nd day of 2012. Here’s what’s going on in West Hollywood today.
Punk rockers The Clash, headed by Joe Strummer, broke onto the UK music scene in 1976 and eventually came to be billed as “the only band that ever mattered.” That accolade is debatable, but the band did produce critically hailed albums “London Calling,” “Sandinista!” and “Combat Rock,” only to break up by the mid 80s as they were achieving mainstream success. The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 Fairfax Ave, offers the West Coast debut of a new documentary chronicling their story. The Rise and Fall of the Clash plays at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.
Alternative rockers Concrete Blonde have been going strong for three decades now. First formed in 1982, the trio produced early 90s modern rock hits like “Joey,” “God is a Bullet,” “Someday?” and “Ghost of a Texas Ladies Man,” securing the everlasting devotion of fans. Led by singer-songwriter/bassist Johnette Napolitano, the band has broken up and reformed several times. But they’re back stronger than ever and perform tonight at the Menkena opens the show, starting at 9 p.m.
A born and bred New Yorker, Colin Kane has been laying the comedy smackdown on packed houses since 2002, forging his career on the New York comedy circuit. Billed by Dennis Miller as "the next really big comedian," Kane has proven his acidic brand of humor has a wide and multifarious appeal. Able to covert even the most cynical of audiences into fans, Kane brings his uniquely perverse brand of comedy to for an 8 p.m. show.
The hosts two different storytimes. At 11:15 a.m., a toddler storytime for ages 18 to 36 months gets underway with stories, songs, fingerplay and more. Then at 3:30 p.m., a family storytime is offered for children and their parents. Both are free.