Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Dirty Heads, etc at Hollywood & Highland, Thursday 7/20, 8 PM

Free, $2 parking for four hours with validation. LINK

Do you remember when you used to be embarassed to bring out-of-towners to Hollywood? It's a much nicer place these days, and one of the more accesible places is Hollywood & Highland. It's clean, well-lit, feels safe, and has great parking and trendy shops. For tourists, there are street performers on Hollywood Blvd, the Kodak Theatre, the Chinese Theatre, and across the street, the El Capitan. And in the evenings, you'll notice that many of the women definitely dress to impress.

I already knew that Hollywood & Highland hosted two free concert series; Fridays by the Fountain, and the excellent Wine & Jazz Tuesday.

But Jen at H&H just emailed me, and I learned about a third series called 3rd Thursday. Based on the poster above, the entire scene is probably way to hip for me. In addition to Dirty Heads, tomorrow night's lineup includes the Gray Kid and DJ Green Lantern. They also feature art and beer, not necessarily in that order.

About the Tuesday jazz series: On 8/1, Jeff Hamilton, the World's Greatest jazz drummer according to me, performs with his trio. And on 8/29, see an incredible young pianist, Gerald Clayton. And by the way, Jeff was the best man when Gerald's dad got married. I guess the jazz world is kind of close-knit.