Greetings and welcome to City Scoop. Today is Friday, June 29, the 181st day of 2012. Here’s what’s going on in West Hollywood today.
M. Shawn Crahan, better known as Clown, is the percussionist and founding member of the Grammy Award winning hard rock band, Slipknot. Crahan is also an accomplished photographer. In his new book of photographs, The Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey, Crahan manipulates images in strange and provocative ways without the use of Photoshop. Crahan discusses and signs copies of his book at Book Soup starting at 7 p.m.
Find out what LGBT Asian artists from across the state are doing to get their work seen in a panel discussion, “Creating Queer Asian American Visibility Through the Arts.” Panelists include filmmaker Arthur Dong, performance artist/filmmaker Tina Takemoto, photographer Mia Nakano and multi-disciplinary artist Alison De La Cruz. The free talk starts at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber in West Hollywood Library.
Dancing Queens have plenty of choices on a Friday night in Weho. From the giant dance floor at the Factory to the two floors of dancing at Micky’s with Here, Rage, Ultra Suede and Fubar in between, there’s always a room on the dance floor for guys, and gals, who want to shake their booty.
Bands Playing in Town
- Stephen Pearcy with The Hard Way, Space Milk and Snowblind at the Whisky a Go Go. Doors open at 7 p.m.
- Johnny Osbourne with Bushman, Spawnbreezy and Heights of Creation at Roxy Theatre. Show at 7 p.m.
- Uprooted with Buried in the Sun, Dial Tone and We The People at Roxy Theatre. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
- Sabrosa Purr with The Lonely Drunks Club Band, Kill The Complex, Golden State and Dark Matter at the Viper Room. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
- Gardens & Villa with So Many Wizards and Finn Riggins at the Troubadour. Doors open at 8 p.m.
- Never Say Die Tour with Skism, Dodge & Fuski and Skeptiks at House of Blues. Show starts at 9 p.m.
- CBFR with Dopess Alliance, Nonshalant and D-Roc at Key Club. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
- Jon Brion at Largo. Show starts at 9:30 p.m.
- Clockwork Orange at Key Club. Show starts at 10:30 p.m.