Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

“Where is the best place to dance in California? San Fran-DISCO!” The joke was met with thunderous applause and ear splitting screams. MC Hammer had just finished his set and a frazzled lady was left with the job of controlling thousands of elementary school students who had come to get their “Hammertime” on.

Wavves @ Madam Wongs, LA, CA

Wavves record release for their new album “King of the Beach” coincided with the last ever show at Madam Wong’s. The venue was a punk staple in LA during the late 70s and 80s when the scene was vibrant but has fallen on hard times since. After a few scattered shows late last year continuing into 2010, new owners are taking over the space, which has ended the venue’s trial run of new shows.