Category Archives: Live

02.13.18 | JAZZ IS DEAD & Ayalew Mesfin

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JAZZ IS DEAD is back Los Angeles!


TICKETS & DETAILS: ARTDONTSLEEP.COM

On Valentines Eve, One ticket gets you into two incredible shows: Jazz is Dead upstairs at The Echo & The Return of 70’s Ethiopian Funk God, Ayalew Mesfin w/ Debo Band  downstairs at The Echoplex • Will be one for the books! •
The love is real, Los Angeles ❤

Details below*

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The Return of Ayalew Mesfin, The 70’s Ethiopian Funk God!

February 13th, 2018
Vinyl Me, Please., Now Again Records and ArtDontSleep present:
The Return of Ayalew Mesfin w/ Debo Band

With opening performances by:
Wondem and Ethio Cali

DJ sets by
Egon
+ Special Surprise Guests

Echoplex 1154 Glendale Blvd, LA, CA. 90026
21+ tickets @ $20

From the album Hasabe (My Worries), a Now-Again x Vinyl Me, Please release, coming January 23. Ayalew Mesfin is among the legends of a 1970s Ethiopian funk era whose music was forced underground by his country’s government. Now, over 40 years later, his triumphant return gives us a chance to discover a rare & beautiful moment in music history.

*TICKETS: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1625818

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 We’ve been working really hard on this and we are excited to be presenting it to you.
If you purchase entry into one of the events, you will be granted entry into both events. This is a very special one time happening and only going down in Los Angeles!

08.23.18 | HERBIE HANCOCK • KAMASI WASHINGTON | Hollywood Bowl

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HERBIE HANCOCK • KAMASI WASHINGTON
Hollywood Bowl
August 23

ARTISTS
Herbie Hancock
Kamasi Washington

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE
Continually re-imagining jazz, the ever-ingenious Oscar- and multiple Grammy-winning pianist Herbie Hancock will bring his newest mind-blowing explorations to life with his amazing new band. L.A. native Kamasi Washington’s groundbreaking debut album The Epic and his stunning live performances around the world have brought the legacy of 20th century jazz to a new cohort of millennial hip-hop fans and more.

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Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.

Presented by the LA Phil. For tickets and information, visit HollywoodBowl.com

Link: http://bit.ly/HB17_calendar_herbiekamasi

05.20.17 | #DigThisLA » Saturday, May 20th | Compton, California

#DigThisLA is by and for community. it’s a benefit for @ronfinleyhq, a tru hero for his community in south central & beyond.
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Los Angeles, spend a day with us at @moonwaterfarm in #compton, with workshops, discussions, live music, organic food, sound baths, yoga, wellness, hella vibes and some of the dopest artists + thought leaders in our city. visit www.digthis.splashthat.com for tickets and info ~

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VENUE INFO
Moonwater Farm address:
544 W Raymond St, Compton, CA 90220
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Entry is $10 donation – we’ve also set up an open donation for those who wish to give more 🙂 People who can’t attend are welcome to donate as well! ❤

02.24.17 | Mild Animals w/ wyldeflower on NTS

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» i gathered some of my favorite records from my collection and joined my friends @philnisco@freetherobots for MILD ANIMALS on www.NTS.live!

170224: setlist:
(i) freetherobots @ 0:00-47:02
(ii) wyldeflower @47:03- 1:31:33 (all vinyl set)
(iii) philnisco @1:31:34-2:00:00


artist.  // song name
1. dilla – fuck the police
2. eddie harris – people getting ready to go see eddie harris
3. david axelrod – tony poem
4. jay electronica- exhibit c
5. minnie riperton – inside my love
6. fatima – la neta
7. quarteto em cy – alleluia
8. thundercat – them changes
9. secos & molhados – sangre latino
10. the new birth – it’s been a long time
11. roc marciano – ice cream man
12. milton nacimiento – para lennon e mccartney
13. dilla – i don’t know (promo)
14. nxworries – suede
15. samiyam- escape
16. the intetnet – special affair
17. marvin gaye – i want you (vocal)

08.15.17 | Wondem @ The Ford w/Zap Mama!

» Wondem (meaning ‘brother’ in Amharic) is Dexter Story’s Soundway Records album and his live ensemble inspired by Ethiopian, Somalian, Eritrean, Sudanese and Kenyan culture, and by his passionate tenure in the Los Angeles-based World jazz ensemble Ethio Cali.

Join Dexter Story’s Wondem LIVE on Saturday, Oct 15th at one of the most beautiful venues in Los Angeles for AFRICA RISING with songstress, the elegant and magical Zap Mama! Secure your tickets NOW: https://www.fordtheatres.org/calendar/kcrw-presents-afro-funke

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South L.A. Power Fest | Sept 3rd!

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Join us for the 5th Annual Power Fest on September 3, 2016. Power Fest is the premier political music festival in South LA that attracts thousands of families in a day of celebration, empowerment, and education.

Come enjoy a great music, art installations, good food, yoga, health resources, and special activities for kids! Your not going to want to miss out.

LIVE PERFOMANCES BY:
BILAL
MIXEDBYALI (of TDE)
PATRICK PAIGE II (of The Internet)
JUNGLE FIRE
RAS G
EL-HARU KUROI
MR.CHOC
RAE KHALIL
DJ WORDAMOUPH
COLORS – DJ PRINTZ

HOSTED BY:
JIMETTA ROSE

FEATURING INTERACTIVE PROGRAMING from 12-3PM in our #HEALTHISWEALTH & #EMPOWERMENT TENTS!

LIVE Screen printing by Hit+Run

This year’s Power Fest will promote the importance of voting in this November election, and educate the community on key state and local ballot initiatives.

RSVP at our website: http://SouthLAPowerfest.com/

#OurVoteOurVoice
#southLApowerfest

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1098889413539233

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Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble DVD Filming APRIL 24 + 25 at The Blue Whale


Come hear the debut of Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s new legendary ensemble!!

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These shows will feature new original music by Miguel as well as exploring new takes on the music of Madlib and J Dilla among others.

$20 presale for both sets / $25 at the door / 21+

TICKETS:

NIGHT ONE (APRIL 24):

https://eventbrite.com/event/16512471246/

NIGHT TWO (APRIL 25):

https://eventbrite.com/event/16512470243/

in addition to the presale tickets, there will be approximately thirty $25 tickets available the night of at the venue

http://bluewhalemusic.com/

8pm: Doors
9pm: Set One
10:30pm: Set Two

DJ Sets: Carlos Niño

The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble:

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, band leader/arranger/composer/5 string violin
Dwight Trible, Voice
Josh Johnson, Alto Sax
Kamasi Washington, Tenor Sax
Marcel Camargo, Guitar (night #1 only)
Jeff Parker, Guitar (night #2 only)
Nick Mancini, Vibes
Dennis Hamm, Piano
Sam Barsh, Keyboards
Gabe Noel, Bass
Jonathan Pinson, Drums (night #1 only)
Jamire Williams, Drums (night #2 only)
Carlos Niño, Percussion, DJ Sets
Travis Flournoy, Visuals
Alex Chaloff, Documentation

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Miguel Atwood-Ferguson is a very unique and special force in today’s world of music. Having recorded on close to 400 albums already by the age of 34, he effortlessly bridges diverse genres and generations of musical and cultural elements into cohesive and magical presentations.

One of Miguel’s greatest achievements to date was in 2009 when he composed and conducted the historic ‘Suite for Ma Dukes’ concert in LA leading over 60 musicians in tribute to the transcendent modern Hip-Hop producer J Dilla.

Having diligently studied classically since the age of four and being exposed to cultures and art from all around the world, Miguel is now able to enjoy a very diverse career collaborating with many amazing artists. Miguel has had the great fortune to perform or record with giants such as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Wayne Shorter, Billy Higgins, Ray Brown, Brad Mehldau, Flying Lotus, Hubert Laws, Seu Jorge, Dr. Dre, Will.i.am, Madlib, and many others.

While performing on violin and viola and arranging highly
personal arrangements are Miguel’s main pursuits, he also is an educator, dj, producer, music director and composer. Miguel leads many of his own ensembles and has had incredible artists like Seu Jorge, Sly Stone, George Clinton, Shuggie Otis, Flying Lotus, Stephen ‘Thundercat’ Bruner, Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave, Zap Mama, Jose James, Bilal, Meshell Ndegeocello, Aloe Blacc, Pharoahe Monch, Quadron, Karriem Riggins, Talib Kweli and Posdnuos as his special guests.

In 2011, Miguel had the honor of providing Oprah Winfrey with a one man orchestra of himself as the music behind the main promo of her new TV Network ‘OWN’ courtesy of Miguel’s intro to his duet with Will.i.am off of the Black Eyed Peas 2010 album ‘The Beginning’. Miguel has plans to release his very first album in 2016 on the Los Angeles indie label ‘Brainfeeder.’

http://miguelatwoodferguson.com/
https://twitter.com/MiguelAtwdFrgsn
https://www.facebook.com/miguelatwoodferguson

GO: ORGANIC ORCHESTRA – 2 nights!

38 musicians! featuring Bennie Maupin – full musicians list below
Music composed and improvisationally conducted by Adam Rudolph

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– Presale Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1198312

Friday 2/27, 8pm: opening set by WILDFLOWERS DUET
Oguri – dance Adam Rudolph – percussion

Saturday 2/28, 8pm: opening set by HU VIBRATIONAL
Boonghee riddim music with visuals by Noureddine El Warari

Two Amazing nights of music, February 27th & 28th, 8pm
Located at the Electric Lodge: 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291

PERFORMING MUSICIANS:
Bennie Maupin – bass clarinet and soprano sax
Pablo Calogero – bass clarinet, tibetan trumpet
Michael Birnbryer – clarinet
Gustavo Bulgach – clarinet
Tracy Wannomae – bass clarinet
Charles Sharp – contra bass and b flat clarinet
Myka Miller – oboe and english horn
Tara Speiser- bassoon

Emily Hay – flute
Ellen Burr – flute
Fawntice Finesse – flute
Thomas Stones – flute

John Beasley – keyboards
Jeff Parker – guitar
David Johnson – vibraphone
F D Scher – lap steel guitar / korg workstation
GB – Electronics

Ronit Kirchman – violin
Shigeru Logan – violin
Cassia Streb – viola
Bill Casale – bass
Jeff Schwartz – bass

Libby Schwartz – french horn
Aaron Kahn – trumpet

Randy Gloss – percussion
Munyungo Jackson – percussion
T.J. Troy – percussion
Adam Yasmin – percussion
Allakoi Mic Holden Peete – percussion
Andrew Grueschow – percussion
Dexter Story – drums
Carlos Niño – percussion
Ignacio Caxo Lopez – percussion
Pepe Glaraza – percussion
Yaotl – percussion
Te’Amir – percussion
Chris Vagnoni – percussion

Go: Organic Orchestra is a 21st century vision of a kind of future orchestra: it is an original orchestral concept of world music improvisation started by Adam Rudolph in 2001. Since then he has taught and improvisationally conducted hundreds of musicians in both Europe and the United States, The music is composed as thematic material that provides a spontaneous orchestral context and inspiration for improvisational dialogue. The multicultural dynamic of Go: Organic Orchestra expresses a creative vision of a world without boundaries: of culture as the vessel for human understanding, empathy and sharing.

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble Live DVD Filming | LA Dec 19th, 20th, 21st

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“so far, in addition to those mentioned on the poster, i have planned to perform music by john coltrane, joão bosco, hermeto pascoal, the jackson 5, wayne shorter, woody shaw, tupac, lauryn hill, and bel biv devoe! different music each night!” MAF

Featuring: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – band leader, arranger, composer, 5 string violin, Chris Lea – flute, Zane Musa – alto saxophone, Randal Fisher – tenor saxophone, Mike Rocha – trumpet, Lemar Guillary – trombone, Woody Aplanalp – guitar, Brandon Coleman – keys, Gabe Noel – bass, Jamire Williams – drums, Carlos Niño – percussion, DJ sets, and Jesse Gilbert – visuals.

Special Guests: Coco (Quadron), Codany Holiday, Daedelus, Destani Wolf, Dwight Trible, Inara George, Jimetta Rose, Joey Dosik, Marcel Camargo, Mia Doi Todd, Moses Sumney, N’Dambi, Sara Gazarek, Vardan Ovsepian and more. Filmed and recorded by Alex Chaloff.

Friday, December 19th
Saturday, December 20th
Sunday, December 21st

8:00pm
21+

blue whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street #301,
Los Angeles, California 90012
http://bluewhalemusic.com/

Limited Space Available, Reserve Your Tickets Now:

Friday, December 19th TICKETS:
PRE-SALE SOLD OUT –  Limited tickets available at the door. 8pm

Saturday, December 20th TICKETS:
PRE -SALE SOLD OUT – Limited tickets available at the door, 8pm

Sunday, December 21st TICKETS:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-miguel-atwood-ferguson-ensemble-live-dvd-filming-night-3-tickets-14238262025?aff=es2&rank

There is Only Now | Souls Of Mischief | #LA

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Linear Labs and ArtDontSleep presents:

THERE IS ONLY NOW Live at The Mayan Theatre

Thursday September 4, 2014

Live Performances By:

Souls of Mischief w/ Adrian Younge‘s Venice Dawn

& Surprise Special Guests.

The Pharcyde (Live 5 Piece Band including Mike Realm)

Blu and Exile feat Dag SavageChoosey and Surprise Guests

Hosted By: Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest)

DJ Sets By:

Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest)

House Shoes & Rhettmatic

Sound Reinforcement provided by Pure Filth

21+ || Doors Open at 6pm

The Mayan Theatre: 1038 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA., 90015,

213) 746-4674

TICKETS: 

Online Tickets and Info: https://thereisonlynowla.eventbrite.com

Physical Ticket Locations:

theartformstudio.com :  701 E. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA. 90013 : 213) 613-1050

Amoeba Music : 6400 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 : 323) 245-6400

Finger Prints : 420 E. 4th St, Long Beach, CA. 90802 : 562) 433-4996

 

Printmore info: artdontsleep.com

 

 

 

Minnie Riperton Tribute | July 12th | Grand Performances

ADVENTURES FROM PARADISE
A Tribute to Minnie Riperton
July 12th | Grand Performances | 8PM


On Saturday, July 12th, in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, The Decoders will be joined by a 20-piece ensemble that will include very special guest vocalists to celebrate the life and music of female soul icon Minnie Riperton. The event is entitled Adventures From Paradise and will feature a live remixing and reinterpretation of her music, which has never been done before.

This unprecedented concert will be honoring contributors to her music such as Richard Rudolph (her husband and co-writer) Leon Ware, Charles Stepney and the psychedelic soul sounds of his multi-racial 60’s super group The Rotary Connection (of which Minnie was also a part of), as well as highlighting her work with Stevie Wonder and other great producers/songwriters like Stewart Levine and many more.

July 12th marks the date of her transition into the infinite. Falling victim to breast cancer at the young age of 31, Minnie spent her last days on earth in Los Angeles; paying tribute to her musical greatness in the last place she called home is an honor which The Decoders do not take lightly. It will be a magical night under the stars at Grand Performances, a historic outdoor live music venue in downtown LA’s California Plaza. The event is free, all ages and open to the public.

The Ensemble:
Todd M. Simon – trumpet, flugelhorn, music director
Adam Berg – keyboards, music director
accompanied by:
Blake Colie – drums
Eugene Brandon Owens – bass
Patrick Bailey – guitar
Tracy Wannomae – tenor, alto sax
Claire Courchene – trombone, cello
Pete Jacobson – cello
Thomas Lea – viola
Paul Cartwright – violin
Tylana Renga – violin
Steve Haney – percussion
Shafiq Husayn – percussion
Sly 5th Ave – Woodwinds

The vocal cast:
Amber Coffman
Andree Belle
Angel Deradoorian
Arlene Deradoorian
Coco O
Gavin Turek
Jimetta Rose
Joey Dosik
Kadhja Bonet
Kimbra
Loren Oden
Mara Hruby
Moses Sumney
Nia Andrews
Niki Randa
Thalma De Freitas
& Very Special Surprise Guests!

w/ Members of the KJLH Radio Free Choir
led by: Natasha Feltus

Hosted by KCRW DJs
Aaron Byrd and Anthony Valadez
Curated/Produced by:
Rocio “wyldeflower” Contreras

Event captured by:
Eric Coleman (Mochilla) and Greg “the Dude” Ponstingl

GRAND PERFORMANCES is located at:
California Plaza: 350 S. Grand Ave | Los Angeles, CA 90071

RSVP on Facebook

final vinyl fridays: nueve 5.30.14 with Jimetta Rose Smith

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RSVP ON FACEBOOK

If only I was in Chitown – 100 Saxophones for Sun Ra

 In honor of the infinitely great Sun Ra – we celebrate his 100th on this plane –

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– Act like You Know – NPR –

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MdCL’s CHURCH : Live Launch LA

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the countdown is on! just over two weeks until my new album CHURCH will be released worldwide on CD+digital, with double vinyl coming a month later. it’s been a super fun process getting the album together, and now i can’t wait to unveil it to ears far and wide 🙂 

to celebrate the new album, i’m doing TWO nights of live launch shows at our favorite LA spot, THE BLUE WHALEMAY 24 + 25, memorial day weekend. there’s a great cast of guests joining me, and as well as pre-sale discount tickets, you can pre-order the CD now and pick it up and get it signed at the show – before it even gets released.

invite your friends and be ready for two great nights of music – see you there!

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MARK de CLIVE-LOWE’s CHURCH

LIVE ALBUM LAUNCH

SATURDAY 24 + SUNDAY 25 MAY @ THE BLUE WHALE

123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St #301, Los Angeles, CA 90012

doors 8pm / first set 9pm (seated) / second set 11pm (standing)

guest DJs J Rocc, Jeremy Sole + Ghost

$15 discount presales / $20 at the door / $12 pre-order CDs

DISCOUNT PRESALE TICKETS LINK

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featuring MARK de CLIVE-LOWE with guests:

MIGUEL ATWOOD-FERGUSON (Suite for Ma Dukes) | JOSIEL PEREZ HERNANDEZ (Orlando ‘Maraca’ Valle) | JOSH JOHNSON (Thelonious Monk Institute) | BEN SHEPHERD (Kendrick Lamar/ScHoolboy Q) | JAMIRE WILLIAMS (ERIMAJ/Robert Glasper) + NIA ANDREWS (Janelle Monae/Common) | LOW LEAF (Fresh Selects) * Saturday only | DJ JEREMY SOLE (KCRW/TheLIFT) *Saturday only | DJ J ROCC (Stones Throw) * Sunday only | DJ GHOST (Paris, France)

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celebrating the launch of Mark’s new album CHURCHout worldwide on CD+digital May 27  (Mashibeats/Ropeadope Records)

digital pre-sales from May 13 via iTunes

2LP vinyl out in July

Nueve: 45 Edition | hosted by Danny Holloway

nueve – a monthly musical potluck celebrating music lovers and their record collections in revolutions of nine.

each month at “nueve” (nine) brings together the record collector / selector / DJ / music lover, etc., creating an open/free platform for sound exchange in 9 record rotating sets*

*everyone is welcome to bring 9 records to share (for this specific nueve we’re encouraging folks to bring 45s in particular) or simply your ears, stop by, tune in and join the musical conversation every final (vinyl) friday. join us!

friday, 3.28.14*
SPECIAL 45 EDITION
hosted by: DANNY HOLLOWAY aka Smokinvinyl!
https://twitter.com/smokinvinyl

7pm-2am* (extended sound sessions)
no cover | drink/sound specials | rotating 9 record sets*
curated by: wyldeflower

@ The Virgil :: 4519 Santa Monica Blvd LA, CA 90029
RSVP on FACEBOOK

△9 = highlighting delta/change and the full cycle/completion 360º 3+6+0=9*

more info: http://weflyink.com/nueve

*inspired by Carlos Niño’s 360º record pot-luck & Novena Carmel*

CHURCH LA: Sunday Service!

MARK de CLIVE-LOWE presents:
CHURCH LA: Sunday Service

Sunday 10 November 8pm-late @ The Virgil

4519 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029 [map]
$10 at the door + Kickstarter donations welcomed!

Celebrating 3 years of CHURCH, the final few days of the CHURCH album Kickstarter campaign and my 5 year anniversary of moving to LA, this Sunday we’re doing it up the way we do at The Virgil for CHURCH LA: Sunday Service.

Surprise guests and CHURCH regulars will be joining me for an epic live set, and the guest DJ lineup is a collection of my favorite LA selectors and spinners in two rooms: Anthony Valadez (KCRW), Damon Turner (GREEDY City), DJ Destroyer (Umoja/Strictly Social), DJ House Shoes (Street Corner Music), Jeremy Sole (KCRW), Sean O (Dublab/KPFK) and Son ZOO (Ethio Cali). I might even jump on the decks later in the night after the live set myself 😉

-MdCL

FACEBOOK EVENT | FUSICOLOGY | wepresentCHURCH.com
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The GLK Experience | LA 11.07.13

Thursday November 7, 2013
The Gaslamp Killer and ArtDontSleep present:
THE GASLAMP KILLER EXPERIENCE

Featuring Special Guest Performances by some of The Gaslamp Killers favorite bands and Producers as well as the unveiling of The GLK Experience.

Doors Open at 7pm
The Mayan Theatre: 1038 South Hill Street, Los Angeles CA., 90015, (213)
746-4674

For More Info: Thegaslampkiller.com

Admission is free with a donation of any kind. Pay what you can afford and help Gaslamp Killer eliminate his medical bills.

This past July 8th, Gaslamp Killer (GLK) had a near death accident that resulted in an emergency surgery. For the past few months, GLK has been healing and making new music, getting ready for his return. This event is a benefit to help GLK get back on his feet and eliminate his hospital bills. We are very happy that GLK survived and recognize the vital role he plays, not only in our Los Angeles musical Community, but in the world wide musical community where he is known and loved. Join us as he makes his return in as grand of a way as you have ever seen him. Experience, The Gaslamp Killer.

In the spirit of community, we are making this event free to the public, with a donation. Anything you can afford is fine by us and if you cannot afford anything you will not be turned away. We want everyone to experience the amazing event we have in store. Tickets will be available on a first come, first serve at the venue on the day of the event.

If you would like to be guaranteed entry, we are offering a special gift pack for a donation of 50$. The gift pack includes one guaranteed admission, plus a copy of GLK’s new “Lavender AM” mix cd and your choice of a liited edition t-shirt or screen-printed poster. Visit thegaslampkiller.com to purchase gift pack and secure your entry and support GLK in his recovery.

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www.thegaslampkiller.com

Syndromes, LIVE | Sunday, Nov3rd!

ArtDontSleep wants to make sure that everyone understands how special Sunday nights show is going to be. To our knowledge, this has never been done and we couldn’t be happier about who we chose to present such an amazing and incredible project. Get your tickets here: https://syndromes.eventbrite.com

Here is a sneak peak of some of the sounds you will be hearing:
https://soundcloud.com/artdontsleep/j-rocc-syndromes-remix

Here is a great example of The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1dCWYyyEw8

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Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
ArtDontSleep presents: Syndromes, LIVE
The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble feat J.ROCC

Ensemble:
J.ROCC (turntables)
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Viola)
Chris Lea (flute)
Mike Rocha (trumpet)
Gavin Templeton (alto)
Kamasi Washington (tenor)
Garrett Smith (trombone)
Woody Aplanalp (guitar)
Cameron Graves (keys)
Gabe Noel (bass)
Gene Coye (drums)
Dexter Story (percussion)

21+ | Doors Open at 6pm
Tickets: https://syndromes.eventbrite.com

The Mayan Theatre: 1038 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA., 90015, 213) 746-4674

In 1996, J.ROCC released a mix tape called Syndromes. We didn’t come across it until 2001, but once we did it forever changed our lives. ArtDontSleep has been profoundly influenced by The Funky President of the Beat Junkie collective known as J.ROCC. Fast forward to 2013 and we thought it would be amazing to bring this mix tape experience to life by one of our favorite arranger composers today, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Miguel is one of the few people on planet Earth that can take a masterpiece like syndromes, a piece that is un-conventional in nature, and elevate it to the next level. Bear witness to one of the freshest concerts happening in all of 2013. Something so unique and original that we actually don’t have a precedent to show you as an example.

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J.Rocc was kind enough to edit a portion of the Syndromes mix tape and allow us to pass it on to you for free download. Please spread it around as far and wide as you would like: https://soundcloud.com/artdontsleep/j-rocc-syndromes-remix

DIRTY SCIENCE: Emanon, Blue & Exile & More!

ArtDontSleep is excited to share this unveiling of sorts with you. Emanon, a long time favorite group of ours, is premiering new material and pretty much everyone on this line up is presenting new material! From the Dirty yet Scientific mind of Exile, we bring you the following event:

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Thursday, September 19, 2013
ArtDontSleep presents: DIRTY SCIENCE

Live Performances by:
Emanon
Blu and Exile
Fashawn
Dag Savage

Special Guest Appearances by:
Med, Thurz, CO$$, Blame One, Choosey, Denmark Vessey, Jimmetta Rose Smith, ABJO and more!

Hosted by:
Quelle

Dj Sets By:
House Shoes and Dj Day

18+
The Echo: 1822 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/359081?utm_medium=bks

Nueve: vinyl potluck 8.30 hosted by Shafiq Husayn

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△9 » here is the ‘vinyl potluck’ science: there is a sign up sheet by the turntables when you walk in… bring records & sign up if you wanna play. now, here is the math: 9 records at aprox 2min each is a 18-20min set, allowing 3 folks an hour. Nueve is from 7-11p that’s about a 9-12 person record potluck rotation (we usually always go over haha) see you there!

8.30.13 hosted by :: Shafiq Husayn*
RSVP on Facebook*

7pm-10pm | no cover | drink/sound specials
curated by: wyldeflower | rotating monthly hosts*

final fridays :: 8.30 | 9.27 | 10.25 | 11.29 | 12.27 +++
@ The Virgil :: 4519 Santa Monica Blvd LA, CA 90029

△9 = highlighting delta/change and the full cycle/completion 360º 3+6+0=9*

more info: http://weflyink.com/nueve
host link(s): https://twitter.com/shafiqhusayn

*inspired by Carlos Niño’s 360º record pot-luck & Novena Carmel*

Crash & Burn | Los Angeles | Saturday 7.27!

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Annual Summer party “CRASH+BURN” this Saturday, July 27th at The Echoplex.

Don’t miss Very Special Live Performances by:
SUMACH
HOLY SMOKE [Jeremiah Jae & Zeroh]
CRIMEKILLZ
ZACKEY FORCE FUNK
GNAR
ESGAR
CHITLINS
opening Dj set by PBDY

revelations, proclamations & lightning bolts to your brain throughout the night courtesy of our Host Emcee SUBTITLE.

THE HIT+RUN CREW will be screenprinting live all-night-long with 15 exclusive designs by MIKE C, SUMACH, MAGO, KUTMAH, COTO, THE CHAIN GANG, CRIMEKILLZ, MARK OF THE BEAST, TAR, ZACKEY FORCE FUNK, CHITLINS, A1R, BLACK JUNGLE SQUAD & H+R CREW.

Be one of the first 100 people through the door and receive a FREE CREW goodie bag with mystery stickers (courtesy of Sticky Rick), 1″ buttons (courtesy of Hutch LA), Cds & a blank t-shirt to customize with HIT+RUN.

Purchase your tickets now to guarantee no-line admission & gift bag:
http://www.theecho.com/event/314161-crash-burn-sumach-holy-los-angeles

The Fela Kuti Celebration with Tony Allen, Rich Medina & more!

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If you Love Fela Kuti and Live in California, this is your chance to be a part of a truly special celebration of Afrobeat. If you live in San Francisco, Fresno or Los Angeles, please be sure to be part of one of these epic and legendary nights.
more info on all dates: artdontsleep.com
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ArtDontSleep presents
A Celebration of Fela Kuti

Live Performance By:
TONY ALLEN (Fela Kuti) W/Najite and The Olukon Prophecy

Special Guest DJ:
Rich Medina

Opening Performance by:
Moses Sumney

Local Djs:
Jeremy Sole

Doors Open at 7pm
The Mayan Theatre: 1038 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA., 90015, 213) 746-4674

Presale Tickets: www.ArtDontSleep.com
15$ Advanced | 20$ General Admission

Presale Ticket Location:
http://theartformstudio.com/
701 E. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA. 90013
213) 613-1050
&
Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 245-6400

felatonyallenrichmedinaPromotional Support by: LA Weekly, KPFK and FusicologyDig Deeper:
TONY ALLEN:
Today living in Paris, Allen has long been acknowledged as Africa’s finest kit drummer and one of it’s most influential musicians, the man who with Fela Anikulapo Kuti created Afrobeat – the hard driving, James Brown funk-infused, and politically engaged style which became such a dominant force in African music and whose influence continues to spread today.

Allen was playing with the Western Toppers when he met Kuti in 1964. “Fela had been presenting a jazz records programme on NBC (Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation) on Friday nights. He decided he wanted to form his own jazz band and play the music himself in the clubs. He’d tried out several drummers, but none of them were what he was looking for. He began to think there was no-one suitable in Africa. Then someone recommended me to him. I auditioned – and he asked me if I’d learnt to play in the USA! I had the style he wanted. We played strictly jazz together for about a year, as the Fela Ransome Kuti Jazz Quartet, before we started Koola Lobitos.”

Koola Lobitos, formed in 1965, played a mixture of highlife and jazz. A few years later, at the urging of funk musicians including Bootsy Collins and other members of James Brown’s band they met on tour in the US, Kuti and Allen simplified things further. “One idea, one song” became the Afrobeat paradigm).

Koola Lobitos’ nascent Afrobeat would have been nothing without Allen’s innovative bass drum patterns, which were unlike those used by any other kit drummer working in Lagos at the time. His bass drum dealt a double whammy, b- boom, b-boom. Where other drummers would play a single beat, Allen made it a double, giving Afrobeat its trademark forward thrust. “The bass drum patterns are unique to me,” says Allen. “I’d never play one, one. Any drummer can play that straight beat. But that’s just like putting a metronome in there.”

In 1969, Koola Lobitos made an extended visit to the US, where they lived a hand to mouth existence. “The living conditions were rough,” says Allen. “We started on the east cost, where there were lots of Nigerian students, and we did well there. Then we went west, via Chicago, to San Francisco and Los Angeles.” Audiences, which were still largely composed of Nigerians, grew smaller. “Fela got fed up just playing to Nigerians. He said if we were going to play to Nigerians, we might as well do it in Nigeria where there were a lot more of them.” The Koola Lobitos album The ‘69 Los Angeles Sessions, made on the hoof towards the end of the tour, documents the emergent Afrobeat style of the band.

Kuti’s political consciousness, nurtured by his politically active parents back home – and soon to become a defining feature of Afrobeat – was sharpened in the US, where he befriended a black American woman called Sandra Isidore. A member of the Black Panthers, Isidore introduced Kuti to the ideas of such people as Malcolm X, Angela Davis, the Last Poets, Stokeley Carmichael and Eldridge Cleaver, all of whose thinking played some part in the development of Kuti‘s own political philosophy, Blackism.

Once back in Lagos, Kuti renamed the band Africa 70 (it had in the US briefly been Nigeria 70, and was later tweaked to Afrika 70). With Allen forging the music’s vibrant signature rhythms, and Kuti its incendiary lyrics, the duo had, within a few years turned Afrobeat into a style rivaling the then reigning juju and highlife in popularity.

“Fela said I sounded like four drummers,” says Allen. “I was the only one who originated the music I played.” Fela used to write out the parts for all the other musicians. If Allen sounded like four drummers, it could have been because, in his mature Afrika 70 style, he was drawing on four different styles – highlife, soul/funk, jazz and traditional African drumming. A unique and mighty sound. (In 1970 when James Brown played in Nigeria, his arranger made careful study of Fela’s band and Allen’s drumming in particular, as did Ginger Baker, another disciple).

In 1975, Allen recorded his debut album, ‘Jealousy’, the first of three made with Afrika 70 and produced by Kuti. ‘Progress’ followed in 1976, ‘No Accommodation For Lagos’ in 1978. But by 1978 he was ready for a change of scene, and a year later he parted company with Kuti. The touring entourage had grown to outlandish proportions and there was talk of him not getting due respect or recompense for the contribution he had made to the creation of Afrobeat and the success of Afrika 70. “It’s not a big story,” says Allen today. “I was tired, I’d just had enough.” His final studio collaboration with Kuti was on an album made with American vibraphonist Roy Ayers, ‘Africa Centre Of The World’ (released in 1981). In 1979 he formed his own band, Tony Allen and the Afro Messengers, and recorded his first album away from Kuti, ‘No Discrimination’.

“Music is my mission,” says Allen. “I never get satisfied and I’m still learning from others. The musical world is very spiritual, and I don’t think there’s an end to it. As musicians, it’s our mission to keep going.”

Young, Gifted, and Nina

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FREE summer concerts in the heart of Downtown L.A.

This evening hosted by KCRW DJ Tom Schnabel

We are particularly honored in this 80th birthday year of The High Priestess of Soul, to celebrate one of the most extraordinary artists and icons of American music, the inimitable Nina Simone. A fiery, passionate, revolutionary and uncompromising artist and storyteller who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, and love throughout her magnificent body of work.

Young, Gifted, and Nina is a must-see tribute to one of the most distinguished and beloved artist of our time featuring a powerful and dynamic lineup of:

Dwight Trible
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Jimetta Rose
Joi Gilliam
Patrice Quinn
Sonja Marie
Waberi Jordan
Alan Lightner – percussion & steel pan
Carlos Nino – percussion
Jacques Lesure – guitar
Jamire Williams – drums
Joey Dosik – alto saxophone, aux keys
JP Maramba – acoustic & electric bass
Ron Bishop – piano
Steve Nalepa- visual narrative
Vardan Ovsepian- piano, synthesizer

+ Jeremy Sole KCRW- special invocation DJ set & narrative

and surprise guests

Music directed by multi-instrumentalist Dexter Story and curated and produced by Jonathan Rudnick.

*Complimentary bike valet will be available on the Upper Plaza

For more info: www.grandperformances.org

Keep in touch:
@grandperfs
#grandperformances
#NinaSimone

KING ~ Every Monday in June

Mondays in June

@weareking
@mosessumney
@foldsilverlake

EthioCli LIVE at the Blue Whale | 4.14

551390_433358103421666_1815810099_nHello friends! We’re excited to be back at The Blue Whale sharing the music we hold close to our hearts. We’ll be performing some classic Ethio-Jazz standards and debuting some new compositions as well.

Join us for a transportive night of music.

Featuring:

Todd Simon – (trumpet, music director)
Kamasi Washington – (saxophone)
Randal Fisher – (saxophone)
Mark de Clive-Lowe – (piano)
Alan Lightner – (steel pan)
Damon Aaron – (guitar)
Patrick Bailey – (bass)
Steve Haney – (percussion)
Te’Amir Yohannes Sweeney – (percussion)
Dexter Story – (drums)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

$10 cover

Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 620-0908

CHURCH NYC + LA Spring Editions

MdCL’s CHURCH is now a quarterly event on both coasts. NYC, save the date: APRIL 11 @ Le Poisson Rouge (LPR). LA, save the date: APRIL 27 at a secret downtown warehouse location… something special brewing for sure!

wepresentCHURCH.com

* more MdCL’s CHURCH shows coming up: Germany, Holland, Australia… and more to come

TAKE THE SPACE TRANE – OUT NOW

MdCL’s epic big band-meets-the-beats album Take the Space Trane is out now on Tru Thoughts Records

iTUNES (digital) | AMAZON (CD)

Peace Go With You, Gil + MdCL presents CHURCH at Mercado La Paloma

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Peace Family,Mercado La Paloma is thrilled to present a spectacular FREE evening for music and culture lovers of ALL AGES as it hosts two incredible events in one night on February 24 from 7pm-11pm.

The festivities will begin with the celebatory sounds of special guest DJ Jeremy Sole (KCRW / theLift / Afro Funke) setting the atmosphere on the 1s and 2s.

This will transition into an intimate presentation of last year’s epic “Peace Go With You, Gil” concert in tribute to the late cultural icon, Gil Scott-Heron. Those who missed the first tribute in 2012 will have a second opportunity to catch the
virtuosic performances by some of the most talented musicians in the world under the direction of celebrated musical director and drummer, Dexter Story.
Special guest for the night includes Scott-Heron’s daughter, Gia Scott-Heron.

The all star ensemble features:
Vocals: Jimetta Rose and Love-Logiq
Trumpet: Todd M. Simon
Tenor Saxophone: Kamasi Washington
Keyboards: Mark de Clive-Lowe
Guitar: Patrick Bailey
Bass: Trevor Ware
Percussion: Allakoi Peete
Drums: Dexter Story
With special guest: Gia Scott-Heron
Visuals: Professor Nalepa

Produced by Jonathan Rudnick

See and hear the wonder of the PGWYG Full ensemble show last Summer @ Grand Performances:
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC7273834CD3971C2

https://soundcloud.com/peacegowithyougil

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The night will shift gears Mercado La Paloma hosts an exclusive presentation of international superstar DJ, Mark de Clive-Lowe’s widely popular club night, “CHURCH,” featuring some of music’s most innovative artists. MdCL’s “CHURCH” residence in LA and NYC is equal parts jazz club, live remix experiment and dance party.

The artistic heavies invited for the night include KAMASI WASHINGTON (Brainfeeder), NIA ANDREWS (Janelle Monae/Common), SHAFIQ HUSAYN (Sa-Ra), FREDDIE WASHINGTON (Patrice Rushen/Herbie Hancock), DERF REKLAW
(Ramsey Lewis/The Pharoahs), DEXTER STORY (Kindred Spirits), and special surprises.

Past guests include the likes of Mark Kelley (The Roots), James Genus (Herbie Hancock/Chick Corea), Jean Grae (Talib Kweli/The Roots), Nia Andrews (Janelle Monae/Common), Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Suite for Ma Dukes), Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper Experiment) and countless more alongside guest DJs including Questlove, DJ Spinna, Rich Medina and The Gaslamp Killer.

http://wepresentchurch.com/

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DETAILS FOR “PEACE GO WITH YOU , GIL” + “MARK DE CLIVE-
LOWE’S ‘CHURCH’”:
Sunday, February 24 from 7PM – 11PM

7:00pm-8:00pm: Jeremy Sole
8:00pm-9:00pm: Peace Go With You, Gil
9:00pm – 9:15pm: Jeremy Sole
9:15pm – 10:15pm: MdCL presents CHURCH
10:15pm – 10:45pm: Jeremy Sole
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Thank you to our partners for making all of this possible ::
Artplace America
Grand Performance
The3Collective
Designs by Colleen

Bilal in LA, Saturday 2/9!

Saturday, February 9th
Temple Bar Concepts Presents
BILAL

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Playing classics along with songs from his new record A Love Surreal!

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DJ sets by Garth Trinidad, DJ Jedi and The Twilite Tone [downstairs]
w/ Mr. Alfred Hawkins + Eric Coleman [upstairs]

9:00pm, $15.00 pre-sale, $20.00 at the door, 21+

https://www.facebook.com/events/494910823880474
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialBilalPage
http://www.tbctickets.com

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AUSTIN PERALTA TRIBUTE 0131


Thursday, January 31st
AUSTIN PERALTA TRIBUTE

austinA Tribute to Austin Peralta – Honoring his Spirit, Life & Artistry
featuring KAMASI WASHINGTON DECTET
with Teebs, Strangeloop featuring Earnest Blount
and Special Guests.

DJ sets by Daedelus and Gaslamp Killer

9:00pm, $5.00 before 10:00pm, $10.00 after, 21+

All proceeds from this event will be donated to Jazz America
in Austin’s name. For more information please visit these sites:

https://www.facebook.com/events/198786666926410/
http://www.jazzamerica.org/mission.html
http://www.brainfeedersite.com/
http://kamasiwashington.com/

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The Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Windward Avenue,
Venice, California 90291
http://townhousevenice.com

Saturday 1/12/13 in Los Angeles…

LIVE: Shafiq Husayn & The Dove Society with DJ Boss Harmony
@ Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice SATURDAY, January 12th 9pm
52 WINDWARD AVENUE 90291 /////

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Saturday 1/12/13 :::::: BOOGIEBLIND gets down at BLAZING45s alongside HouseShoes, DJ Expo & more Curated by smokinvinyl at Nolas in DTLA.

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CHURCH turns TWO!

CHURCH turns TWO! we’re celebrating this Thursday 10/25 at The Del Monte Speakeasy))) get there early to catch both sets… there is magic brewing on the westside of Los Angeles*

RSVP on FACEBOOK

East Side Story Rehearsal Day 1 | Knobworld

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MdCL’s ChurchLA: SHAFIQ HUSAYN + THE DOVE SOCIETY plus guest DJ COLEMAN (Mochilla)

MdCL's CHURCH: SHAFIQ HUSAYN + THE DOVE SOCIETY plus guest DJ COLEMAN (Mochilla) | Los Angeles!

this. is. gonna. be. magical. from east to west and back. Church Cali style~

in association with Giant Step, FROLAB + Fusicology…. Thursday 23 August at Del Monte Speakeasy/Townhouse Basement in Venice! Mark your calendars for the 4th Thursday of every month – CHURCH LA!

With Mark de Clive-Lowe out of town for this one, CHURCH is happy to be welcoming live sets from SHAFIQ HUSAYN + THE DOVE SOCIETY plus guest DJ COLEMAN (Mochilla).

DOVE SOCIETY is a creative collective of musicians, vocalist, artist, writers, performers & producers based out of Los Angeles, which consist of Sha

fiq Husayn, Jimetta Rose, J-Mitchell/Melodious Fly, Fatima & Breezy LoveJoy. Dove Society brings a brand of music from a wide range of musical styles that reaches into the past & on onward into the future.

“CHURCH has earned a reputation as one of the premier jam nights in the city… MdCL is an uncategorizably gifted talent…” – LA Times

From the jazz club to the dancefloor, CHURCH is a musical journey of no boundaries and endless surprises. Live sets interpolating jazz, improv, live remixing, beats and dancefloor electronica into a melting pot of sounds and styles unlike any other. Joined by a stellar cast of musicians, vocalists, DJs and spontaneous guests from LA and beyond, each and every month is a totally unique and individual music-lover’s experience…

“A must see event!” – Giant Step New York

Guests at MdCL’s CHURCH have included the finest of jazz and soul musicians including DJ Spinna, Jose James, Coco Owino (Qaudron), Nia Andrews (Common/Janelle Monae), Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Suite for Ma Dukes), Nate Smith (Jose James/Dave Holland), Sy Smith, Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave (Mos Def/Common), Mark Kelley (The Roots), Jody Watley (Shalamar), Vesta Williams (RIP), Leon Mobley (Michael Jackson), Ohmega Watts, Sy Smith, Greg Hutchinson (Joshua Redman), Dwight Trible (Pharoah Sanders), DJs The Gaslamp Killer, Lefto, Ge-ology, Aaron Byrd, N’Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies) and many more….

$5 before 10 / $10 after

Serato Icon Artist Series – The Gaslamp Killer

Ondatropica in Los Angeles on Sunday 7/29!

Mochilla & ArtDontSleep present:

Sunday 7/29/2012

A Special Live Performance by
Ondatrópica
feat: Michi Sarmiento, Pedro “Ramaya” Beltran, Mario Galeano (Frente Cumbiero), Will “Quantic” Holland, Wilson Viveros, Markitos Mikolta, Alfredito Linares, Nidia Gongora, Juan Carlos “Chongo” Puello, y Mas.

Opening Sets By:
Very Be Careful
Buyepongo
Chicano Batman

DJ Sets By:
Sloe Poke (Feel Good Musik)
Canyon Cody (Subsuelo)
Panamami (Bodega)
Ganas (Mas Exitos)

The Mayan Theater :: 1038 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015 :: (213) 746-4674

7pm-1am :: 21 + Wiser

Limited Physical $20 Presale Tickets: The ArtForm Studio
701 E. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA. 90013 :: 213) 613 1050 

Online Tickets: http://tktwb.tw/M0fjzn

15$ Early Bird :: 20$ Presale :: 25$ @ DoorFrom us to you, a super special Ondatropica Mix to get you ready for Sunday!
Linda Mañana; A Musical Biography of Ondatropica: Mix by Quantic & Mario Galeano
http://soundcloud.com/mochilla/linda-ma-ana-a-musical/

RSVP on Facebook| Buy Ondatropica Tickets  


 Ondatrópica’s debut album was released on Monday July 16th on CD, 2xCD, 3xLP & download through Soundway Records http://www.soundwayrecords.com/ and through iTunes!


Learn more about the musicans that will be gracing the stage at the Mayan on Sunday July 29th, 2012 



 

3/22 in Los Angeles: The Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Bilal & King, Quantic and Alice Russell LIVE.

Mark your calendars, this one is gonna be BIG! We’re all very excited to have this happening in Los Angeles and wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on this bill! Check below for important event details…

 

“We are having the greatest conversations with Quantic and Robert Glasper about all of the many special guests and surprises that we have in store for this very special show. However, we have been sworn to secrecy! We also wanted to be sure to inform you that TICKETS WILL SELL OUT. They are moving faster than any previous ArtDontSleep shows and we expect to be sold out by next week. We just want to make sure that all of our good friends, that we know will LOVE this event, don’t get left outside in the cold…

Below are a few of our favorite videos and various pieces of music from all of the wonderful artists on the bill. Feel free to listen, download, share, etc. The more folks these wonderful artists reach, the better the world will be! 🙂

Lastly, we printed a very limited amount of tickets for all of our folks that do not like to purchase online tickets. A physical ticket means you dont wait in will call, you just walk straight through the door.

Below you will find the addresses of the two physical locations we are housing tickets at. One is on the west side and one is on the east side.”

-ArtDontSleep

 Thursday, March 22, 2012 (8pm – 2am)

EVFA & ArtDontSleep present:

The Robert Glasper Experiment feat Bilal & KING
&
Quantic & Alice Russell (Live Band)

Main Room DJs:
Rich Medina & Anthony Valadez

Lounge DJ’s:
Al Jackson, Sacred & Daz

Hosted By: Azul Amaral

Exchange LA :: 618 S. Spring Street :: Los Angeles, CA 90014 :: (213) 627-8070

21 + wiser:
Table/Bottle Service Available: ella@exchangela.com

TICKETS:
www.artdontsleep.com

20$ Early Bird Special (SOLD OUT)
25$ Presale Tickets (SOLD OUT)
30$ @ General Admission (SELLING QUICKLY)

For physical tickets: (Very Limited)
SixHundred | 600 S. Spring st. los angeles calif. 90014 | 213.599.1600 | www.SixHundredLA.com
and
Milkmade | 1413 Abbot Kinney Blvd. | Venice, CA 90291 | www.Milkmade.us

Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro:

Live recording of ‘Look Around The Corner’ filmed and directed by B+
The track was recorded and cut live to vinyl in Hackney on 8th August last year, during the London riots.

The single is out now in the USA.  iTunes: http://bit.ly/latc_itunesus
It’s out in the rest of the world on February 27th, 2012.

HOMAGE: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Phil Cohran, Venice Dawn, William Hart, Dj Spinna 2/23 L.A.!

Thursday February 23rd, 2012 :: 8pm-2am

EVFA & ArtDontSleep present:
HOMAGE

Live Performances by:
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble feat Phil Cohran

Opening Performance by:
Venice Dawn feat William Hart (Delfonics)

Main Room DJs:
DJ Spinna & Lefto

Lounge DJ’s:
Anthony Valadez, Expo, Seano, Rani D.

Hosted By:
Azul 213

Exchange LA :: 618 S. Spring Street :: Los Angeles, CA 90014 :: (213) 627-8070

21 + wiser:
Table/Bottle Service Available: ella@exchangela.com

Tickets: www.artdontsleep.com
25$ presale :: 30$ @ the door

FREE Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Track:
http://soundcloud.com/artdontsleep/02-spottie

Fusicology Invite:
http://fusicology.com/events/?event_id=50341&cid=LA&fv=feature

Facebook invite:
http://www.facebook.com/events/368779053138187/?context=create


Dig Deeper:
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (HBE) is composed of eight brothers from the south side of Chicago. They come from an extraordinary musical family. Other sisters and brothers are professional musicians; their mothers are singers, and Philip Cohran, their esteemed father. By the time the members of the HBE were growing up, Phil’s work as a musical activist and educator led to the establishment of a space called the Sun Ark in a warehouse behind the family home above a furniture shop. At nightfall when they went to bed, the children would hear their father rehearsing with his band the Circle Of Sound. They were wakened at 6 a.m. for several hours of music practice before going to school. From an early age they were a central part of their father’s Youth Ensemble. By the end of the nineties, with everyone out of school, they brought together their musicianship, their jazz roots and their hip hop sensibility, and made a living busking on the streets of Chicago. They came up with their name after an incident on the El: playing on the platform, a man in a suit watched them for hours, missing train after train, till in the end he approached them and said, “You guys just hypnotized me.”

Kelan Phil Cohran was born in Oxford, Mississippi on May 8, 1927. He is a jazz musician, musicologist, composer, instrument designer, holistic health advocate, and community activist. He is known most for his Affro-Arts Theater, Artistic Heritage Ensemble, trumpet contributions in the Sun Ra Arkestra in Chicago (1959-1961), and as one of the cofounders of the AACM. Cohran (pronounced “co-RAHN”), was born in 1927 and grew up outside of Oxford, Mississippi in an area known to this day as “Coontown.” The family moved to St. Louis when he was about ten. In 1958 Cohran joined Sun Ra’s Arkestra in Chicago and became a lifelong devotee of the charismatic, eccentric bandleader who was either from Birmingham or Saturn, depending on who you asked. Cohran played cornet on some of the Arkestra’s greatest records, including Interstellar Low Ways and Fate in a Pleasant Mood, and became so entangled in Sun Ra’s strict regimen of practice, performance, and inculcation with esoteric ideas that he lost his wife and job. Cohran decided to stay in Chicago when the band moved to New York in 1961.

In 2008, Adrian Younge, founder of The Venice Dawn, would find himself at the center of the Black Dynamite zeitgeist. Instrumental in the film’s development, Younge not only edited the film, but also composed the original score, which was hailed as a modern blaxploitation masterpiece for authentically capturing the cinematic soul of the 1970’s, from Isaac Hayes to Curtis Mayfield. Adrian Younge solidified himself as a force to be reckoned with and soon went to work writing music for the forthcoming Black Dynamite cartoon series on Adult Swim. The new LP, titled Something About April, is a heavy, dark mix of psychedelic soul and cinematic instrumentals with hip-hop aesthetics, touching on influences from Morricone to Otis Redding. Younge is currently writing and recording material for his next project, a Delfonics album with William Hart, founding singer of the legendary soul group.

William Hart, among the first purveyors of the smooth, orchestral sound that would come to typify Philadelphia soul, The Delfonics established themselves as one of the quintessential soul groups of the late 60’s and 70’s and created some of the most notable songs of that era. Formed in the early 1960’s in Philly by brothers William “Poogie” and Wilbert Hart and schoolmate Randy Cain, the Delfonics established a reputation as a solid young vocal group and William Hart as a fine young songwriter. They hit both the Pop and Soul top five in 1968 with the Bell/William Hart composition “La La Means I Love You,” a now-classic soul ballad highlighted by Hart’s plaintive falsetto lead. More hits followed over the next few years, including the memorable “Ready Or Not Here I Come,” “You Got Yours And I’ll Get Mine” and their other top ten Pop hit, “Didn’t (I Blow Your Mind This Time),” which won the 1970 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance.

Turning heads throughout the industry, DJ Spinna’s sonics soon infiltrated numerous genres. Tapped by everyone from George Michael to Mary J. Blige to Motown Records (for his brilliant Michael Jackson homage to “We’re Almost There”). It’s here his production presence would flourish greatly, as Spinna would go on to revive and revise Soulful marvels like Donald Byrd, Eddie Kendricks, Betty Carter, Roy Ayers and Al Jarreau. Visit New York City any given month and find a number of Spinna themed throw-downs in the city’s esteemed venues – each as memorable as the last.

As one the most important tastemakers Europe has to offer, and affiliated with labels Brownswood, Blue Note, !K7 Records and Jazzy Sport, this bearded early riser is consistently a couple steps ahead of your average early adopter. As a leading dj on Belgium’s foremost national radio station Studio Brussel he’s received compliments from Rough Trade Shops and Gilles Peterson. His passion for jazz resulted in a remix album for Blue Note which was well received by the community. Lefto is forever moving forward but always has an ear in the past. Famed for his gloriously eclectic DJ sets, he switches effortlessly between hip hop, funk, breaks, neck-snapping beats, future bass, South-American influences, bruk riddims and some wild African rhythms. He’s not only a deejay and producer but also curates his own stage at the Dour Festival and his own nights in Gent in collaboration with Democrazy.

CHURCH – New Location, New Day!

On New Year’s Day we farewelled our beloved venue Angel’s, and now we’re relaunching CHURCH LA at a new home and a new day… Thursday 26 January at Del Monte Speakeasy/Townhouse Basement in Venice! Mark your calendars for the …4th Thursday of every month – CHURCH LA!

“CHURCH has earned a reputation as one of the premier jam nights in the city… MdCL is an uncategorizably gifted talent…” – LA Times

From the jazz club to the dancefloor, CHURCH is a musical journey of no boundaries and endless surprises. Globetrotting musician MARK de CLIVE-LOWE leads live sets interpolating jazz, improv, live remixing, beats and dancefloor electronica into a melting pot of sounds and styles unlike any other. Joined by a stellar cast of musicians, vocalists, DJs and spontaneous guests from LA and beyond, each and every month is a totally unique and individual music-lover’s experience…

“A must see event!” – Giant Step New York

Guests at MdCL’s CHURCH have included the finest of jazz and soul musicians including Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Suite for Ma Dukes), Nate Smith (Jose James/Dave Holland), Sy Smith, Chris ʻDaddyʼ Dave (Mos Def/Common), Mark Kelley (The Roots), nia andrews, Jody Watley (Shalamar), Vesta Williams (RIP), Leon Mobley (Michael Jackson), Ohmega Watts, Sy Smith, Greg Hutchinson (Joshua Redman), Dwight Trible (Pharoah Sanders), DJs The Gaslamp Killer, Lefto, Ge-ology, Aaron Byrd and many more….

$5 before 10 / $7 after

Stones Throw Celebrates 15 Years: Los Angeles, Dec. 22

Thursday, December 22, 2011 at the Exchange Los Angeles. Presented by Fusicology & KCRW.

Upstairs room – DJs: Madlib, Mayer Hawthorne, Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam Funk, Rhettmatic, DJ Romes. Upstairs room – MCs: Homeboy Sandman, M.E.D., Steve Arrington, Oh No, Jonwayne, Strong Arm Steady, Wildchild, Percee P. Downstairs room: The Lions, Vex Ruffin, Jonti, Dublab DJs.

618 Spring Street, Los Angeles CA 90014
9PM-2AM // 21+ // $30 at the door

Pre-sale tickets:
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/79903

HOMAGE: Roy Ayers (Full Band) feat Pete Rock! w/Thundercat, Jrocc +more!

EVFA & ArtDontSleep present:
Homage

Live Performances by:
Roy Ayers featuring Pete Rock (Live full band)

Opening Performance by:
Thundercat (Live)
and
J.Rocc

Lounge DJ’s:
Anthony Valadez, Clifton Weaver, Destroyer, Lee Joseph & Marlon Fuentes

Hosted By: Garth Trinidad

Visuals: Strangeloop (Brainfeeder)

Thursday November 17th, 2011 :: 8pm-2am :: 21 and wiser

Exchange LA:
618 S. Spring Street :: Los Angeles, CA 90014 :: (213) 627-8070

Tickets = $30 http://homage.eventbrite.com/

Table Bottle Service Available: ella@exchangela.com

Enjoy this complimentary mix from Anthony Valdez:
http://hypebeast.com/2011/10/ron-ayers-homage-mix-by-anthony-valadez/

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Learn more:

Roy Ayers was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in a musical family. At the age of five, Lionel Hampton gave him his first pair of mallets, which led to the vibraphone being his trademark sound for decades. The area of Los Angeles that Ayers grew up in, now known as “South Central”, but then known as “South Park”, was the epicenter of the Southern California Black Music Scene. The schools Roy attended (Wadsworth Elementary, Nevins Middle School, and Thomas Jefferson High School) were all close to the famed Central Avenue, Los Angeles’ equivalent of Harlem’s Lenox Avenue and Chicago’s State Street.

Ayers was responsible for the highly regarded soundtrack to Jack Hill’s 1973 blaxploitation film Coffy, which starred Pam Grier. He later moved from a jazz-funk sound to R&B, as seen on Mystic Voyage, which featured the songs “Evolution” and the underground disco hit “Brother Green (The Disco King)”, as well as the title track from his 1976 album Everybody Loves the Sunshine.

In 1977, Ayers produced an album by the group RAMP, Come Into Knowledge, commonly and mistakenly thought to stand for “Roy Ayers Music Project”. That Fall, he had his biggest hit with “Running Away”. In 1980, Ayers released Music Of Many Colors with the Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.

Since then, Roy Ayers has toured the world, many times over, released numerous records and had dozens of life changing collaborations. Roy also made a hug impact in the world of Hip-Hop and RnB. Many people have sampled him and covered him. Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blidge, Mos-Def, Digable Planets, DJ Shadow, Nas, Madlib, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, Common, The Pharcyde, Pete Rock, Jill Scott and many many more.

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Pete Rock, “Soul Brother No. 1.” Rose to prominence in the early 1990s as one half of the critically acclaimed group Pete Rock & CL Smooth. After the duo went their separate ways, Rock continued with a solo career that has garnered him worldwide respect. Along with groups such as Stetsasonic, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots and Gang Starr, Nas and Notorious B.I.G., Talib Kweli and the late J Dilla, Rock played a major role in the merging of elements from jazz into hip hop music (also known as jazz rap). He is widely recognized as one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time, and is often mentioned alongside DJ Premier and RZA as one of the mainstays of 1990s East Coast hip hop production.

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Stephen Bruner is Thundercat and Thundercat is the dominant bassist rising within the ranks of R&B, rock, hip-hop, jazz, electronic, and beyond. The mystique behind the man named for his favorite cartoon seemingly hides an introspective, ambitious, and fearless young artist whose solo debut album is finally emerging in front of the vast catalog of experience he has amassed in collaboration with the likes of Erykah Badu, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Shafiq Husayn, Suicidal Tendencies, Stanley Clarke, and Flying Lotus, his closest partner and head of the Brainfeeder movement. Stephen is joined by a serious cast of jazz monsters!

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J.Rocc: One of the original turntablists, J. Rocc founded the Beat Junkies in 1992 with Melo-D and Rhettmatic, but has done just as much on his own as in a group setting. He began DJing in the mid-’80s with a California group named PSK. Soon after forming, the Beat Junkies became a seminal force in the rise of instrumental hip-hop, including core member Babu plus future stars Shortkut and D-Styles.

In addition to numerous mixtapes and his own production for Stones Throw releases, J. Rocc has been the DJ for Madlib’s live shows since the early 2000’s, was the 3rd member of Jaylib (Madlib & J Dilla) during the group’s live events, and collaborated with Madlib on Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to J Dilla.

RSVP on Facebook and secure your tickets, purchase them online: http://homage.eventbrite.com

Tuesday LA: 11/1 Chris Dave & Friends *LIVE* (Pino Palladino/Tim Stewart/Mark de Clive Lowe/Kamasi Washington)

Frolab Presents….

The FROhibition *LIVE* Sessions

CHRIS DAVE & FRIENDS

featuring

Pino Palladino

Tim Stewart

Mark De Clive Lowe

Kamasi Washington

hosted by

Cognito

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An intimate jam session with the musicians who played on classic LP’s from
Adele, D’Angelo, Jill Scott, Mint Condition, Maxwell, Erykah Badu, John Mayer, Jody Watley & more!

@ The historic

Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Winward Ave, Venice, CA 90291

– Featuring hand-crafted seasonal cocktails made with local Venice Farmer’s Market produce,
and all juices, syrups & cordials are prepared in-house and on premise! –

$11 Presale –> chrisdave.eventbrite.com

$15 @ Door

21+

Doors open at 9pm

Show starts at 10:30

early arrival suggested… don’t miss out!

Thundercat 105: Daylight Live at the Echo

Mochilla captures the record release party for The Golden Age of Apocalypse – September 5, 2011 at the The Echo in Echo Park L.A. We named it Thundercat 105 because all three of us only shot Nikkor 105 Micro/Macro lenses.

Photography:
Mike Park
Eric Coleman
B+
Editing:
Luke Lynch
Sound Recording:
Daddy Kev

Brook D’Leau + Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner + Ronald Bruner Jr. LIVE

B+T+R Trio

Thursday, September 22nd

Brook D’Leau – Keys
Thundercat – Bass
Ronald Bruner Jr. – Drums
with DJs Garth Trinidad and Alfred Hawkins

9:00pm, $5.00

The Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Windward Avenue
Venice, California 90291

http://www.townhousevenice.com/#/calendar/4543946361

*this event comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by: SPACEWAYS

Sweet Starry Night Release Party

Sweet Starry night Release

Gaby Hernandez & The Life Force Trio’s new record “Sweet Starry Night” is out 9.20.11!

The Record Release Party is next week Tuesday, September 27th, 2011. The band is amazing w/ Dexter Story, Carlos Niño, Andres Renteria, Trevor Ware, Surya Khalid Rashann Botofasina & Felicia Onyi Richards!!!

Hope to see you all there! Then we’ll dance til 2 with B+, DIna J and Hashim B!

Tuesday, September 27th

“Sweet Starry Night” Record Release Party

Gaby Hernandez & The Life Force Trio
Solo Set by Special Guest Emile Porée
with DJs B+, Dina J and Hashim B

9:00pm, $5.00

The Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Windward Avenue
Venice, California 90291

http://www.townhousevenice.com/#/calendar/4543946361

*this event comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by: SPACEWAYS