Sunset Strip East: The closure of the Key Club in West Hollywood is the most recent sign of tough times for Sunset Strip music clubs, reports Pop & Hiss. One of the reasons for the downturn is competition from the vibrant club and music scene in Echo Park and Silver Lake (stomping grounds for the Grammy nominated Silversun Pickups), said Roxy club owner Nic Adler:

“The Eastside is a strong market,” Adler said, referencing Silver Lake and Echo Park. “Their community really participates. The artists live there. The clubs are down the street, and people don’t have to worry about parking. Our community in West Hollywood moved out. We’ve been battling that.”

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