Kiss or Kill movin' on up in 2006
An email went out last night with the new locations for Kiss or Kill in 2006. Previously announced was the first Fridays (starting 2.3.06) are to held at the Key Club on the Sunset Strip. Nice venue, all ages, horrible parking, but I hear new management might be in place, so we'll see.
The big news is Kiss or Kill will be at the soon to re-opened (again) Safari Sam's Sunset Stage starting 2.10.06.
5214 W. Sunset Blvd @ Western (East Hollywood)
$3 before 10pm/ $5 afterwards -- All Ages!
Additional info was reported in the LA Times on 12.15.05 which I have to assume has been taken care of:
- Safari Sam isn't out of the jungle
The comeback of the celebrated but short-lived nightclub Safari Sam's is on tenuous ground as its owner searches for last-minute investors. Sam Lanni, who ran the buzzing live music venue from 1984 until the city of Huntington Beach closed it down in 1986, planned to open a new 500-capacity club on Sunset Boulevard in east Hollywood early next year. As construction progressed, he lined up Steve Zepeda, Ken Phebus and Patrick Llewellyn to book entertainment and Julio Douglas (of Echo Park's Brite Spot restaurant) to run Sam's food service.
But in an e-mail sent Sunday night [12.11.05], Lanni said he "must find $25,000 to $30,000 in the next two weeks" to be able to open the club, which includes 4,500 square feet inside, plus a mezzanine a third that big and a patio. Lanni, whose back-in-the-day O.C. club hosted the likes of Social Distortion, 10,000 Maniacs, the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Meat Puppets, the Minutemen, Henry Rollins and Camper van Beethoven, invited friends to invest in his project, in exchange for special perks. Stay tuned.
FYI: Kiss or Kill - I'm a community of musicians and artists who share a belief that there is strength in numbers and that music can change the world. Dedicated to LA's indie/DIY/underground music scene with a focus primarily on punk rock ('77 style/Brit punk and o.k., a little new wave too...but, no hard core) and power pop because that's the kind of music I like.
Oh please comment if you know more info on any of this, as I'm not in the know