Janis Joplin, Anderson Theater, NYC, 1968, singing with Big Brother and the Holding Company ; from Strange Kozmic Experience at the Grammy Museum; copyright Elliott Landy/LandyVision.com


Easter is over, Passover is all but past.  You’ve  dressed up, seen your loved ones, and eaten big, (hopefully) delish dinners.  

Ready to throw on your jeans and relax?  Today, the Grammy Museum debuts  Strange Kozmic Experience, which focuses on Sixties musical legends Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and the Doors who left an indelible mark on music with their blues-inspired rock ‘n roll.  

Give yourself plenty of time; the comprehensive exhibit features 30 rare photos by esteemed rock photographers Elliott Landy, Joel Brodsky, Lisa Law, Eddie Kramer, and Jim Marshall (who passed away less than two weeks ago); instruments and lyrics from blues influences such as Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Odetta, Albert King, Howlin’  Wolf, and B.B. King; artifacts accompanied by archive footage and biographical films; and archived talk show interviews with the artists.  

Go Go’ers, you’re gonna want to throw on your fringed jacket with those jeans.  

You’re also gonna be hungry after all that time-tripping.  Keep the evening low-key and low-cash by Go Go’ing over to Spitz Doner Kebab Little Tokyo (LT to insiders).  The Not-Unhappy-Hour (3-7PM) and the Late Night Not-Unhappy Hour (9-10PM) feature inexpensive beer, pitchers and sangria as well as the restaurant’s newest, genius grub: Street Cart Fries (thin-sliced or sweet potato fries smothered with feta cheese, garlic aioli, onion, green pepper, diced tomato and Kalamata olives, peperoncinis, and chili sauce) and Cinnamon-Sugar Pita Strips with Vanilla Gelato Dipper.  

But wait, it gets better!  This Monday and Tuesday (April 5-6), you can get 50% off the Street Fries and the Cinnamon-Pita Dippers at either location (LT or Eagle Rock) when it’s NOT Not-Unhappy-Hour when you print out the coupon below (after the break).   Better still, you can use the printed coupon as many times as you want over the next two days before it expires on Wednesday, April 7th.  

Rock ‘n roll, cheap booze, ethnic eats – the Sixties live again.  

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….  


Strange Kozmic Experience  

Opening Monday, April 5th, 2010 (Running through February 13, 2011)  

Hours: Sunday – Friday 11:30AM – 7:30PM 

Saturday 10:00AM – 7:30PM  

The Grammy Museum  

2nd Floor  

800 West Olympic Boulevard 

Corner of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles;  museum entrance is on Figueroa Street  

Los Angeles 90015  


For info:  


Tickets: $10.95 – $12.95  



Spitz Doner Kebab 

Little Tokyo location (Beer/Sangria available)  

371 E. 2nd Street  

Los Angeles 90012  


SUN – WED:  11:00AM – 10:00PM 

THUR – SAT: 11:00AM – 12:00AM 

Eagle Rock location (no booze)  

2506 Colorado Boulevard  

Los Angeles 900411  


11:00AM – 10:00PM – Seven days a week  


Print coupon and use multiple times Monday 4/5/10 and Tuesday 4/6/10