Need some suggestions for where to rock out this month? LA’s got you more than covered.
1. Rock Against MS – March 26th at Whisky A Go Go – Tickets
Featuring an all-star lineup that includes Robby Kreiger of The Doors, Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Lita Ford, KISS’ Bruce Kulick, Jack Russell’s Great White, and Gilby Clarke (to name a few), this is without a doubt Sunset’s biggest Who’s Who event of the month…maybe the year. Only in LA can you pack this many names into a small club venue.
2. Ronnie James Dio 3rd Annual Awards Gala – March 17th at the Avalon – Tickets
With performances by Corey Taylor and Halestorm, this exclusive VIP listening party and awards gala for the Ronnie James Dio tribute album This Is Your Life is not only an event to support, but if you can get in, it’s an event you definitely don’t want to miss.
A limited number of tickets will be made available for $25 each with 100% of the proceeds going to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund. Fans and VIP attendees will get to hear the entire album two weeks before its release and enjoy special live performances by Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Halestorm, Oni Logan (Lynch Mob, Dio Desciples), Jimmy Bain (Dio, Last In Line, Rainbow), Rowan Robertson (Dio), Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), and more as they perform their renditions of Ronnie’s songs.
Awards will be presented throughout the evening, including an award to “The Metal God” Rob Halford of Judas Priest.
3. Maphia Management Presents SNOT, Philm & HELL OR HIGHWATER – March 18th at the Troubadour (West Hollywood) – Tickets
Maphia Management and 1304 Media are taking over the Troubadour with Santa Barbara punk legends (and most recent addition to the Maphia Management roster) Snot. The show is stacked with special guests Philm feat. Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Hell or Highwater, and Evolove. Expect to see some of the biggest tastemakers in the LA heavy music scene at this show.
4. Revolver Hottest Chicks Tour w/ Sick Puppies, Lacuna Coil, Eyes Set to Kill, Cilver – March 19th at House of Blues (West Hollywood) – Tickets
The name really says it all. This is your chance to see the hottest chicks in rock all on one stage.
5. Memphis May Fire – March 26th at House of Blues (West Hollywood) – Tickets
This Texas (not Memphis) hardcore rock band will satisfy your heavy music fix this month. With a new album coming March 25th, expect Memphis May Fire to be a little bit more fiery than usual for this show.
6. Il Nino with 9 Electric – March 17th at the Whisky A Go Go – Tickets
Il Nino is an institution in the hard rock and metal world, which is why this show is only punctuated in its greatness by the addition of LA’s 9Electric. Expect to see an equally entertaining after and pre-show party up the street at the Rainbow…just make sure you don’t miss either of these acts while indulging on the Sunset Strip.
For Metal & Hardcore Fans Cattle Decapitation – March 8th at the Whisky A Go Go – Tickets
If you haven’t experienced Cattle Decapitation, just do it. If heavy music isn’t your thing, this band will convert you.
Alesana – March 22nd at the Whisky A Go Go – Tickets
The Whisky is pretty much cleaning up this month in the hard rock and metal department. If you’ve burnt yourself out by the time Alesana hits LA, then you aren’t ready for this show.
For Something AlternativeParabelle – March 15th at the Whisky A Go Go – Tickets
By no means a hard rock show, but you will definitely be glad you ventured to Sunset for this one. Former Evans Blue frontman Kevin Matisyn’s voice alone is worth the price of admission. And parking. And booze. If you like Evans Blue, you will find your new rock addiction in Parabelle.
For FunThe Moby Dicks – March 21st at the Whisky A Go Go – Tickets
The Moby Dicks features members of Whitesnake, Vince Neil, Bonham, Megadeth, and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience…that’s all you really need to know.
Mike Tramp of White Lion and John Corabi of Motley Crue (Unplugged) – March 19th at Whisky A Go Go – Tickets
This show is just pure rock ‘n roll. Expect to take several trips down memory lane at this show. Sometimes it doesn’t get any better than an unplugged set by rock veterans at the world-famous Whisky.