Hollywood's Music Box closed -- for now
Hollywood's Music Box has closed its doors, venue promoter Goldenvoice confirms. A spokeswoman for the promoter, however, noted that Goldenvoice was still hoping to stage its events at the space, and concerts that were due to go on sale this weekend, such as a March 22 show for the '60s influenced pop of the Cults, would go on sale as planned.
"At this time, it is our understanding that the closing of The Music Box is a short term closure, please be patient with us as we work out the details as they pertain to our previously scheduled shows," wrote the promoter in a statement.
A follow-up call to Goldenvoice yielded little more in the way of information regarding the 1,300-capacity venue, as Goldenvoice's Lindsay Lyons mentioned the company was still waiting to speak to owners of the Music Box to hopefully sort out details. Calls to all of the Music Box's executives all went straight to voicemail, and none has been returned yet.
The news was first reported on the blog of LA Weekly writer Lina Lecaro, L.A. Slush. While L.A. Slush quoted anonymous sources, the site reported that venue sound systems and lighting fixtures had been removed from the building.
Among the shows currently on sale at the Music Box are a Jan. 26 show from Blink-182 off-shoots Angels & Airwaves, a Feb. 2 show from alt-country forebears the Jayhawks, and New Orleans bandleader Trombone Shorty on Feb. 11.
-- Todd Martens
Image: The closed Music Box curtain. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times