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Go Metro to Rock: Monday's at the Viper Room is Free for Transit Users

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There are four ways to get into The Viper Room's long standing weekly Monday night music bash, 103.1 Check One... Two. The most advertised way is to e-mail them via MySpace to get on the list and enter for free. But if you show up to the door unannounced, it's $10. Likewise, if you show up without the e-mail RSVP, but know a secret password, it's $5. But if you already spent $5 on your Metro Day Pass, then the Viper Room has you taken care of (weekly and monthly passes work too).

It started with Melissa Renee Hernandez, the venue's talent buyer/booking guru whose in charge of Monday night line ups. The Silver Lake resident was savvy to Metro's number 2 local line that snakes down Sunset Blvd. with a stop at The Viper Room, so she combined her green and logical sensibilities. "It's so much easier than having to drive," she said in a phone interview. "It's good to get people in Los Angeles taking public transit. It is a good transit system, if you know how to use it."

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This upcoming Monday, Check One... Two presents Foreign Born, Restavrant, Willoughby and Ride on Rides. At the end of June, The Viper Room will be part of the first Sunset Strip Music Festival.

Related: LA Booker Interview: Melissa Renee Hernandez of The Viper Room