The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, CA has been awarded VH1’s 2008 Rock Honors award for the Greatest Rock Venue Web site, TheRoxyonSunset.com, the...

The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, CA has been awarded VH1’s 2008 Rock Honors award for the Greatest Rock Venue Web site, TheRoxyonSunset.com, the official website for The Roxy Theatre and its sister bar On The Rox. In the spirit of the show, VH1 called upon rock fans to determine the best venue websites, which also included nominees The Bowery Ballroom in New York, El Corazon in Seattle, WA and Red Rocks in Denver, CO.

In other news, The Roxy Theatre also garnered a Best of Citysearch 2008 accolade, with the prominent entertainment site’s Matt MacDonald stating about the venue: “The club itself has the potential to be intimate, but the acts that play this legendary spot in Hollywood are far too colorful to keep things quiet–especially not with one of the best sound systems on the Sunset Strip,” he said in a statement. “Floor-level and raised standing area–with some occasional seat–a spacious dance floor/mosh pit and a bar loaded for beer all add up to an authentic Hollywood experience. Eclectic to the max.”

Today the venue is helmed by Nic Adler, son of legendary producer Lou Adler (Monterey International Pop Festival, The Rocky Horror Show, Jan and Dean, Johnny Rivers, The Mamas and The Papas, Spirit, Carole King, Cheech and Chong), who along with Elmer Valentine launched The Roxy onto the forefront of the American musical landscape. It remains one of the most prominent independently owned venues in Los Angeles.

Since opening in the fall of 1973 with legendary performances from the likes of Neil Young, Cheech & Chong and Frank Zappa, the venue has become one of the country’s most legendary and influential music venues. Its history is paved with icons, whether it was pre-stardom shows from yet to be famous acts like David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Sex Pistols, Guns N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Gnarls Barkley, Amy Winehouse and the Pussycat Dolls, the setting for landmark Live At The Roxy recordings by Bob Marley & The Wailers, Brian Wilson and Social Distortion, or the designated party destination for John Lennon, John Belushi and any music-savvy celebrity today.

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Upcoming shows at The Roxy Theatre:
(Dates subject to change)

July 19Lili Haydn, Shane Alexander, Terra Naomi, Olin & The Moon, Dan Rockett, Lemon Wilde
July 21LiveNation presents Jesse Lacey, Kevin Devine, Brian Bonz
July 24LiveNation presents Rebelution, Iration, LatchKey Kid, The Mystix
July 30KROQ Presents TRV$DJ-AM + Special Guests (Travis Barker and DJ AM collaborate)
July 31Northern, Bridgetown, Jason Diaz & The Original Series, and Rose Rossi
August 2Corey Feldman’s The Truth Movement
August 6Ooklah The Moc, Elijah Emmanuel, One Drop
August 9KCRW Presents B-Side Players, Ceci Bastida, Beatmo
August 13BIGELF, Din Caliber, Vas Defrans
August 14Dwele
August 15Andre Legacy, Dirty Heads, Dirt Nasty, Beardo
August 16Push Play, Nicholas Hilton, Tommy King, The Dares
August 17KCRW presents Raphael Saadiq
August 19Curtis Peoples (album release), Bushwalla, Leland Grant
August 20GotVape.com/Polynesian Underground Presents Katchafire, Iration, Blazemob
August 22KROQ Locals Only and Hellya! present The Brobecks, The Jakes, Aushua, Brave Citizens, Them Terribles, Carlotta
August 23Melee, The Outline, Inverse, Haim
August 26Mike Gordon
August 27KROQ Presents TRV$DJ-AM + Special Guests (Travis Barker and DJ AM collaboration)
August 28Marc Broussard, Matt Hires
September 3Indie 103.1 Presents The Mother Truckers
September 4Killola, The Action Design, The Hanks, Paxtin
September 10Kate Voegele Back2School Tour Presented by University of Phoenix
September 11LiveNation presents Toadies
September 25Railroad Earth