50th Anniversary of the Sunset Strip Demonstrations, 1966
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 6 p.m. @ Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Boulevard and The Echo, 1822 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
On Saturday, November 12, 2016, Spaceland, The Echo and Dominic Priore will present an event to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the Sunset Strip demonstrations, also known as “the riots on Sunset Strip.” The show will be a tribute the the 1960s Los Angeles music scene with performances from new artists inspired by that time, plus some of the original pioneers.
Fifty years ago on Nov 12, 1966, young rock fans protested against a 10pm curfew for rock clubs. The Sunset Strip at that time was a mecca for music and the new counter culture but it also resulted in traffic jams and complaints from residents and business owners, who pressured the city and county to get rid of the kids, the clubs and the congestion. Young rock fans interpreted efforts to enforce curfew and loitering laws as an infringement on their civil rights. The history of the event has been documented in Priore’s book, “Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand in 60s Hollywood” (Jawbone Press)
Love Revisited, The Pandoras, The Premiers, Randy Holden performing with The Loons, Brenda Holloway and Creation Factory will be some of the bands playing in both The Echo and Echoplex. DJ sets will be provided by 1960s garage DJ Tony the Tiger, indie record store Permanent Records and pop-culture and music publication, LA Record. The Blindspot Project will provide a modern psychdelic light show.
Full list of artists performing (set times to be released):
• LoveRevisited with guitarist Johnny Echols and back up band Baby Lemonade
• The Pandoras - featuring Kim Shattuck from The Pixies and The Muffs
• The Loons with Ugly Things magazine editor Mike Stax plus guitarist Randy Holden (Sons of Adam/The Other Half member from Gazzarri’s, 1965)
• Brenda Holloway - Del-Fi and Motown Soul artist from L.A.
• The Premirers - Chicano rock legends who had the 1964 hit, “Farmer John”
• The Shag Rats – current garage rock from East LA
• Creation Factory - the sounds of acid garage and psychedelic-pop (Lolipop Records).
• Frankie and the Witch Fingers - for fans of “Helter Skelter,” “Sweet Jane,” “The 99th Floor”) and some Syd Barrett-via-Robyn Hitchcock psychedelia
• Bombons - female fronted surf rock
• Schizophonics – jumpin’ power garage trio from San Diego
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