Hall of Fame Composers Leiber and Stoller at Equator Books Tonight

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Jerry Leiber (a Venice resident) and Mike Stoller will be at Equator Books Tonight to promote their new book Hound Dog while telling stories and signing stuff from 7-10 pm.

Hound Dog

A few of the songs they wrote together you may have heard include:
Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)
Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
Young Blood (The Coasters)
Love Potion #9 (The Clovers)
Kansas City (Wilbert Harrison)
On Broadway (The Drifters)
Spanish Harlem (Ben E. King)

Equator Books
1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291-3313
(310) 399-5544

DUI Checkpoint This Weekend in Venice!

Over on our facebook page Justin hipped us to the Laist post that there will be some DUI checkpoints this weekend around town, with one of them tomorrow night in Venice at Lincoln Boulevard and Lucille Avenue between 7:30-3am.

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Police, Venice Beach California

Remember when getting your drink on, stay away from your vehicles! Seriously peoples, these days having just one drink in an hour can put you in the pokey … two definitely so .. and as we learned from a friend if you happen to get in a fender bender it is game over as you null and void your insurance. Heck, if you really have your swerve on, don’t even get on your bicycle as you can get a DUI on one of those, and could end up with an $8,240 ticket.

Have a safe weekend!

Venice Beach Music Fest This Weekend!

The 4th annual Venice Beach Music Fest is this weekend, August 8th and 9th, 2009. Organized by local Venitian and master flamenco guitarist Michael Jost, the show runs both days starting at 11:30 am thru 7:30 pm in the Windward Plaza, where Windward meets the beach. Along with the music there will also be a 100-ft. fine art display by nine artists. The event is free!

Venice Music Fest

The lineup for the weekend is:

Saturday, August 8th:
11:30 AM Super Duper
1:00 PM The Hard Goodbye
2:10 PM Horny Toad
3:20 PM Steve Watts Band with Michael Hinton
4:40 PM Meet Me At The Pub
6:00 PM Looner

Sunday, August 9th:
11:30 AM Saint John and the Revelations
1:00 PM Robin Moxey
2:10 PM Splotch
3:20 PM Ninja Academy
4:40 PM SugarBitch
6:00 PM Golden Buddha

Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women with Paul Thorn August 6, 2009 Santa Monica Pier Pictures

Here are some pictures from tonight’s great Twilight Dance Series at the Santa Monica Pier featuring Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women with opening performer Paul Thorn.

Playing next Thursday are the multi-ethnic, multi-lingual world beats of Idan Raichel Project from Israel and Elijah Emanuel with his bilingual reggae from Panama. The Twilight Dance Series is the best around and not to be missed!

Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women at The Santa Monica Pier Twilight Dance Series August 6, 2009 Pictures: (Click here to view large pictures)

Paul Thorn at The Santa Monica Pier Twilight Dance Series August 6, 2009 Pictures: (Click here to view large pictures)