Friday's Scoop: Sunset Strip Music Festival, Stoner Comics and Swayze

The Sunset Strip Music Festival offers Hank III, James Ingram, RZA, X and more. Stone comics tell the 420 at Comedy Store and Patrick Swayze keeps the crowd in order in "Road House."

Greetings and welcome to City Scoop. Today is Friday, August 17, the 230th day of 2012. Here’s what’s going on in West Hollywood today.

Sunset Strip Music Festival

The Sunset Strip Music Festival moves into its second day with a busy night of shows all along the Sunset Strip. At 7 p.m., X will perform the album ``Los Angeles'' at the joined by The Doors' Ray Manzarek who discovered the band. At 7:30 p.m., The Doors' Robby Krieger and Rich Robinson play the early show at the followed by Mickey Avalon at 10 p.m. At 8 p.m., Hank III is a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll at the . Also at 8 p.m., James Ingram and the Teddy Campbell Band get soulful at . At 8:30 p.m., Wu-Tang Clan chief producer RZA raps at the


It’s high time it’s Friday. So here’s a chance to enjoy the “fry” in Friday as the offers a night of pothead comedians. Get high on laughs as comics from High Times, The Real Potheads of North Hollywood and other stoned places tell the 420. Stoner comics scheduled to appear include Bobbie Oliver, Shawn Halpin, Ian Salmon, Scott Boxenbaum and Sativa (Tony Bock and Joe Praino). Showtime is 10 p.m.

Swoon Over Swayze

It’s a rough and tumble good time as Patrick Swayze plays the world’s greatest bouncer in 1989’s Road House. Guys and gals alike will swoon as Swayze keeps the crowd at a redneck, honky-tonk in order while being a tai chi master, sensitive tough guy and all around dream boat. Sam Elliot, Ben Gazzara and Kelly Lynch also star. The Silent Movie Theater, 611 Fairfax Ave., screens Road House at midnight.

Bands Playing in Town

  • X with Ray Manzarek and The Stripminers at the Roxy Theatre. Show starts at 7 p.m.
  • Robby Krieger & Rich Robinson (of The Doors) with The Record Company at the Viper Room. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
  • Ed Helms presents the “Whiskey Sour Radio Hour” at Largo. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
  • Hank III at House of Blues. Show starts at 8 p.m.
  • James Ingram with The Teddy Campbell Band at the Whisky a Go Go. Show starts at 8 p.m.
  • DJ Kid Peace with Misty Gonzalez, Lindsey Vendetta, Novi and Israel Heller at the Roxy Theatre. Show starts at 8 p.m.
  • Charlie XCS with IO ECHO and Kitten at the Troubadour. Doors open at 8 p.m.
  • RZA at the Key Club. Show starts at 8:30 p.m.
  • Mickey Avalon with Lexo the Great and Little Miss Nasty at the Viper Room. Show starts at 10 p.m.


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