After the demise of Camp Freddy earlier this year, there was a big void in Los Angeles’ prominent cover-band scene. Though that band may have called it quits, ex-Campers Dave Navarro, Billy Morrison, Donovan Leitch and Chris Chaney enlisted pals Mark McGrath and Josh Freese to form Royal Machines. Billing itself as a “all-star covers fun-times band,” the group has been teasing these shows since its inception earlier this year and, not surprisingly, the shows sold out almost immediately. As for the band’s set, don’t be surprised to see the veteran rockers let loose by channeling their earlier incarnation, when they had a knack for inviting famous friends onstage. Also Saturday, Dec. 20.

Dec. 19-20, 9 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 12/20/14)

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