A rock band named Vibrasol performs with pole dancers (Goddess 13) in front of them. Each group — according to their creative statements in the program — have lofty artistic ambitions, but what they've put on stage, though entertaining, is actually quite commonplace. And though the event is billed as a collaboration, the band doesn't play to the dancers, nor do the dancers seem to dance to the music. Each group is doing its own thing; only occasionally does a moment of synchronicity emerge. If this were happening in a club or bar around town, it could be fun and engaging — with a beer in hand, we could marvel on how damn good that electric violin player is. But a theater environment, with the audience welded to their seats, calls for some kind of story or at least a concept. Everyone in this rock concert is talented, and the potential for a rich theatrical experience is there, but no one has engineered a show that is more than the sum of its parts. Unknown Theater, 1110 N. Seward Ave., Hollywood; Fri.-Sat., 8:30 p.m.; Sun., 8 p.m.; thru Feb. 1. (323) 466-7781.

Fridays, Saturdays, 8:30 p.m.; Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: Jan. 23. Continues through Feb. 1, 2009

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