Rhino Records Pop Up Store, one of the most anticipated events in Los Angeles this Spring, has completed their lineup of in store concerts. Some of the top names added include The Muffs, Peter Himmelman, Martha Davis and the Motels, and Holly Beth Vincent.
Set to run from May 27 to June 12, 2011 at 10952 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025, just blocks from the original location, the Rhino Records Pop Up Store is sure to recapture some of the glory of the legendary Westwood storefront that provided music lovers with a place to commune, find great deals, and hear rising music stars from 1973 to 2005. The 2011 Rhino Pop Up Store will raise funds for The Recording Academy’s popular music community services charity MusiCares through sales of vinyl, CDs, DVDs, collectibles, art and donations from event attendees.
This year’s Rhino Pop Up Store events lineup is currently as follows, new in bold, with other surprises still to come:
Friday, May 27 8:00pm Thelonius Monster + live painting by Norton Wisdom
Saturday May 28 6:30pm Inhale
Saturday May 28 8:00pm Doghouse Lords
Saturday May 28 9:00pm Infante's Inferno
Sunday, May 29 11:00am Aaron Nigel Smith (Kid Rhino program)
Sunday, May 29 7:00pm Bombon
Sunday, May 29 8:00pm The Crawdaddys
Monday, May 30 6:00pm The Muffs
Monday, May 30 7:00pm Patrolled by Radar
Monday, May 30 8:00pm Vicki Peterson
Tuesday, May 31 7:30pm Roger Steffens – Intimate Moments
Tuesday, May 31 8:30pm The Lions
Wednesday, June 1 8:00pm Wild Records Night with Luis & the Wildfires, Don Juan y Los Blancos
Thursday June 2 7:30pm Ruthann Friedman
Thursday, June 2 8:30pm Billy Vera
Thursday, June 2 9:00pm Evie Sands
Friday, June 3, 2011 8:00pm The Balancing Act (reuniting after 22 years!)
Saturday June 4 7:00pm Miranda Lee Richards
Saturday, June 4 8:00pm Avi Buffalo
Sunday, June 5 11:00am Peter Himmelman (Kid Rhino program)
Sunday, June 5 6:00pm Posh Boy Records Night: Symbol Six, CH3, The Crowd
Monday, June 6 8:00pm Little Willie G. & Thee East LA Philharmonic Orchestra 6-6
Tuesday, June 7 8:00pm Fat City Reprise
Tuesday, June 7 9:00pm Ruby Friedman Orchestra
Wednesday, June 8 8:00pm Gaby Moreno
Thursday, June 9 8:00pm Kristian Hoffman's Paisley Pop Calvacade
Friday, June 10 8:00pm Susan James
Friday, June 10 9:00pm Martha Davis and the Motels
Saturday, June 11 9:00pm Alain Johannes
Sunday, June 12 6:00pm Postwar Quartet
Sunday, June 12 7:00pm Everpresent Fullness
Sunday, June 12 8:00pm He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Sunday, June 12 9:00pm Holly Beth Vincent
Stocked with the usual, the unusual and the even more unusual from the record collections of record geeks, nerds and fanatics, plus generous donations from top record labels and studios, the two-week plus event will raise money and reunite a community of music lovers, vinyl aficionados, and die hard record store fans. Customers will enjoy terrific bargains and an eclectic program of in-store performances.
Gary Stewart, the 2011 pop up store benefactor, former Rhino store employee and Rhino Records Senior VP of A&R noted, “Last year’s pop up store really brought me back to the experience of the LA music scene and the sense of community that it fosters. MusiCares has become an integral part of that, often coming to the rescue of music folk who find themselves on the wrong end of health issues and financial issues at the same time. They help so many people who inspired us to work in this industry and without whom our careers wouldn’t even be possible.”
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. Their services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical, and personal emergencies. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.
The pop up store will be open from May 27 through June 12, 2011. For 2010 highlights and updates for 2011 visit http://www.facebook.com/RhinoRecordsPopUp. Those who are interested in donating vinyl, CDs, DVDs, pop culture collectibles, signed items, photographs or art, or participating in any way should contact Rhino Pop Up Producer, Cinnamon Muhlbauer at 310-457-6512 or email@example.com.