Posted by: uclaextensionmusic | May 27, 2011

UPDATED: Rhino Charity Pop Up Store Returns to Westwood TODAY

Rhino Records, 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, is popping up again just blocks from the original location from May 27 to June 12, 2011 at 10952 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025, to raise funds for The Recording Academy’s popular music community services charity MusicCares.

This year’s Rhino Pop Up Store events lineup is currently as follows:

Fri, May 27, 8pm: Thelonius Monster + live painting by Norton Wisdom
Sat, May 28, 6:30pm: Inhale
Sat, May 28, 8pm: Doghouse Lords
Sat, May 28, 9pm: Infante’s Inferno
Sun, May 29, 11am: Aaron Nigel Smith (Kid Rhino program)
Sun, May 29, 7pm: Bombon
Sun, May 29, 8pm: The Crawdaddys
Mon, May 30, 6pm: The Muffs
Mon, May 30, 7pm: Patrolled by Radar
Mon, May 30, 8pm: Vicki Peterson
Tues, May 31, 7:30pm: Roger Steffens – Intimate Moments
Tues, May 31, 8:30pm: The Lions
Wed, June 1, 8pm: Wild Records Night w/ Luis & the Wildfires, Don Juan y Los Blancos
Thurs, June 2, 7:30pm: Ruthann Friedman
Thurs, June 2, 8:30pm: Billy Vera
Thurs, June 2, 9pm: Evie Sands
Fri, June 3, 8pm: The Balancing Act (reuniting after 22 years!)
Sat, June 4, 7pm: Miranda Lee Richards
Sat, June 4, 8pm: Avi Buffalo
Sun, June 5, 11am: Peter Himmelman (Kid Rhino program)
Sun, June 5, 6pm: Posh Boy Records Night: Symbol Six, CH3, The Crowd
Mon, June 6, 8pm: Little Willie G. & Thee East LA Philharmonic Orchestra 6-6
Tues, June 7, 8pm: Fat City Reprise
Tues, June 7, 9pm: Ruby Friedman Orchestra
Wed, June 8, 8pm: Gaby Moreno
Thurs, June 9, 8pm: Kristian Hoffman’s Paisley Pop Calvacade
Fri, June 10, 8pm: Susan James
Fri, June 10, 9pm: Martha Davis and the Motels
Sat, June 11, 9pm: Alain Johannes
Sun, June 12, 6pm: Postwar Quartet
Sun, June 12, 7pm: Everpresent Fullness
Sun, June 12, 8pm: He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Sun, June 12, 9pm: 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. MusicCares 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 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 Coordinator, Cinnamon Muhlbauer at 310-457-6512 or


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