Powerman A-Go-Go


Last night I made my way to the Whisky A-Go-Go on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA to see Powerman 5000 in concert. Now, to be honest, I can’t say that I’m a huge PM5K fan but the band put out a couple of songs back in the late 90s/early 00s (When Worlds Collide and Bombshell) that I really loved and since I saw them in concert many years ago back in Detroit, I knew they’d put on a great show. BUT, the main reason I went out to see them last night was because they were playing the Whisky … a legendary venue that I have always wanted to visit. In the 7 years I’ve lived here in LA, there’s never been a band at the Whisky that I wanted to see in concert … until now. Considering how important the venue is to Rock and Roll History, I’ve been anxious to visit so last night was my chance.

PM5K put on a decent show. Their new stuff sounded fun and they played their hit singles so I was happy. But, again, my main reason for going out last night was to visit the famed Whisky A-Go-Go. The place is much smaller than I imagined on the inside but man, it kinda oozes history. To think that Jim Morrison and The Doors used to play there all the time back in the 60s … that every single important hair metal band of the 80s got their start on that stage … it was really cool to just be there for a show. I wish more great bands played there, I’d love to visit more often:

The No Stage Diving sign was kind of a buzzkill but still, getting to see all of the photos on the walls of all the acts that have played there over the years … ’twas very, very cool. Now that I’ve seen a show at the Whisky, I’ve finally seen shows at all of the iconic clubs on the Sunset Strip (including The Viper Room, The Roxy and Key Club). It’s about damn time.

Tonight I’m planning on meeting up with Adriana and some of her friends for a night of fun so I’m looking forward to that. It’s Thursday, I hope it’s a great one for you!

  • taikwan

    Grew up in LA and one Saturday night when I was barely legal my girlfriends and I headed down to Hollywood and the Whiskey. Memorable night because Sal Mineo waltzed in with a crew about two months before he was stabbed to death. He was in Rebel Without a Cause with Natalie Wood and James Dean and I also remembered his performance in Exodus. True story…

    • @taikwan — Shut up! That is amazing!!

  • taikwan

    d’oh! I just remembered – I wasn’t legal. That was a fake ID and I was 18.