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Friday's Scoop: Johnny Ramone, Jon Brion and Drag Queens

A book signing for the new autobiography of the late Johnny Ramone, while versatile singer/composer/producer Jon Brion does his monthly show at Largo. Plus drag queens and last chance to vote for your favorite pet store!

Greetings and welcome to City Scoop. Today is Friday, April 27, the 118th day of 2012. Here’s what’s happening in West Hollywood today.

Brion at Largo

Largo staple Jon Brion is back for his monthly appearance there. With an avid following, this music producer (artists ranging from Kanye West to Aimee Mann to Rufus Wainwright) and film composer (Magnolia, Boogie Nights, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and more) also plays piano, guitar, bass and drums as well as sings during his shows, amazing audiences with his versatility. Brion’s show starts at 9:30 p.m.

The Ramones

Guitarist Johnny Ramone of punk rock band sensation The Ramones may be long gone (he died of prostate cancer in 2004), but he’s got a new autobiography out, Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone. Ranked by Rolling Stone as #16 on its list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” the late Ramone is getting praise for the painful honesty in his words. If you missed the book signing with Tommy Ramone (the last remaining member of the original band) Thursday night at Amoeba Music, here’s another chance to get the book and have Ramone sign it – at 6 p.m. at Marc Jacobs Bookmarc, 8407 Melrose Place.

Fridays are a Drag

Drag queens are nothing new at Hamburger Mary’s, but their Friday night drag show, “BULLSH*T” makes for a fun night of comedy, song and show-woman-ship. Detox, Lady Red Couture, Roxy Wood, Vicky Vox and many other will keep you entertained as they perform starting at 10 p.m.

It’s the final chance to vote for your Favorite Weho Pet Store in our This week’s poll asks you to choose between the four pet stores located within West Hollywood city limits – Healthy Pet, For Birds Only, Collar & Leash or Petco. Vote by 5 p.m. The winner will be announced on Saturday.

Bands Playing in Town

  • Julien-K with Vera Mesmer, Decode Radio and Matriarch at the Viper Room. Show starts at 8 p.m.
  • Courtney Jenae at the Roxy Theatre. Show starts at 8:30 p.m.
  • Phife Dawg at the Roxy Theater. Show starts at 8:30 p.m.
  • Chencha Berrinches with Roncovacoco, Kingston A Go Go, Cafe Con Tequila at House of Blues. Show starts 9 p.m.
  • Seistencroix with Day Zero, Monkeys in Space and Bac at the Whiskey A Go Go. Show starts at 10:15 p.m.
  • Clockwork Orange at the Key Club. Show starts at 10:30 p.m.

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