Category Archives: Los Angeles

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!

12.22.17 | Skid Row Christmas Homeless Benefit

We are throwing a Gift Wrapping Party for people that live on the street. Bring a gift and we will get it to the street. You bring it. We wrap it and take it to Skid Row!!!

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SKID ROW CHRISTMAS: A Benefit for LA’s Homeless
Friday, Dec 22nd, 2017
Performances by:
Cypress Junkies (LIVE)
Cut Chemist (DJ Set)
C-Minus (Fantastik 4our) (Dj Set)
Tyrone’s Jacket (LIVE)
+Surprise Special Guests!
Hosted by:

Novena Carmel

 

Dig Deeper…..
Over the past 20 years an event that started off by feeding 9 people ended up growing and giving so much more, its called Gobble Gobble Give. This year on Thanksgiving Day over 24,500 men, women, and children who live on the streets were fed. 15,000 toothbrush kits, 10,000 warm hoodies and beanies. 10,000 brand new warm socks were handed out. Currently their Feed the Homeless program is in 17 cities from San Francisco to Harlem NY, from Detroit Mi to Austin Tx, from the OC to Nashville.
 

Skid Row Christmas is presented by Tradecraft Farms & Stick-e-vape who are celebrating their year, they decided to take their annual holiday party to another level by creating a space to gather and give back to those in need. The goal is to curate a Huge Los Angeles Christmas Celebration to raise awareness and much needed supplies for the winter. Guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift to donate at the door, they will be wrapped and distributed all over the city. Gift recommendations: blankets, hoodies, packs of socks, food baskets, etc. This is a cannabis friendly event. A portion of the proceeds will go to LA’s homeless.

Ps… the cost of the VIP “Wellness” Experience is about the cost of a top shelf bouquet and comes with a bunch of highlights. You give a gift and get a gift. But a ticket: https://bit.ly/skidrowxmas

#CypressJunkies
#CutChemist
#TyronesJacket
#Cminus
#NovenaCarmel
#SkidRowChristmas
#FeedTheHomeless
#TradecraftFarms
#Fusicology

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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09.24.16 | Nueve Record Potluck Returns!

sweet, end of summer surprises – nueve is back at it for one night only! nine record revolutions this saturday 09.24.16!

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nine record revolutions / seasonal / rotating selectors / popup potluck*

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.

Celebrating 20years of Spaceways Radio with Carlos Niño!

One of my earliest memories of Carlos Niño has to do specifically with Spaceways radio. It was about 7 years ago. I was working on an event with ArtDontSleep, running around from backstage, to stage, to ticket booth and back… regular event stuff. I held on to a question a close friend of mine had for him all night about a song he played on his show at least 5years prior.  I believe Carlos hosted this event or was DJing it or maybe perhaps he connected us with a particular musician, I don’t recall the specifics but the point is, he stuck around til the end of the night allowing me to ask him about this particular song. I doubted anyone would remember with the small amount of details my friend left me with but sure enough by the time we wrapped up the night and I drove home the song I asked about was in my inbox. I was shocked and incredibly thankful. I’m blessed to say that moments like these are not rare with Carlos Niño. Always connecting folks, building, guiding, continuously offering a wealth of information and inspiration.

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2015 marks 20years of Spaceways Radio, we’re celebrating with Carlos and joining him Sundays 10pm-Midnight PST on KPFK as he counts down to the final 9 shows with special guests aligned every week.

TUNE IN! 9 MORE SPACEWAYS! SUNDAYS 10PM-MIDNIGHT PST

LISTEN LIVE : http://www.kpfk.org
KPFK 90.7 FM – Los Angeles

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“My final Radio broadcast will be Sunday, March 22, 2015.
This will mark 20 Years of Volunteer Programming at KPFK 90.7FM
Los Angeles, for me. It’s been an incredible experience! Lots of experiences.
I’m truly grateful for the extended opportunity to grow and share on the air!
So much wonderful music! Wow!” -Carlos Niño, KPFK  Volunter Programmer 1995 – 2015

Sunday, January 25th
A Tribute to JOHN MICHAEL DANIEL

Sunday, February 1st
Special Guests DJ FROSTY, ANDRES RENTERIA
and NANNY CANTALOUPE of Dublab.

Sunday, February 8th
Special Guest KAMAU DAAOOD (Poetic Inspiration / Final Vinyl!)

Sunday, February 15th
Special Guests JON LIU, DJ SACRED and SARAH FEINSTEIN
(Profound, Original Contributors to The Show!)

Sunday, February 22nd
Special Guest IASOS (My Dear Big Bliss Brother!)

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March Calendar is about 99% confirmed.

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It’s a true honor to pass my Sundays 10:00pm – Midnight Pacific time slot on to one of the greatest DJs of all time: J.ROCC! Please tune in to KPFK on Sunday, March 29th for the premier of his new program.

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Carlos’ RADIO History:

“I started my first radio show, All At One Point*, on KPFK 90.7FM, Los Angeles in October 1995, after volunteering at the station as a student reporter and producer from Summer 1994*. All At One Point was focused on “Hip-Hop, Soul, Jazz, and World Rhythms.” While hosting the show on Wednesdays from 8:00pm – 10:00pm Pacific, I showcased some of my favorite contemporary artists and featured live in studio performances and interviews with a wide variety of legends, up and coming musicians, bands, and DJs.

DJ Organic, Hymnl and Jon Liu all co-hosted the show with me at different
times from 1995 – 1999. In October of 1999, after a 6 month hiatus, (following
the birth of my son Azul,) I returned to KPFK with a new sound and vision:
Spaceways Radio. On this program I explore(d) Psychedelic, Electronic,
Folk, New Age, and World Musics, and create(d) specials dedicated to
individual artists and bands, phases of the Zodiac, and years past.

Spaceways Radio air times:
Sundays 10:00pm – Midnight 1999 – 2003
Fridays 8:00pm – 10:00pm 2004 – 2010
Sundays 10:00pm – Midnight 2010 – 2015

I was the interim Host and DJ of other music programs on KPFK at the same
time that All At One Point and Spaceways aired. I’m a founding DJ of the internet radio station Dublab where many of my Spaceways Radio Archives are available. I was a monthly contributor to David Lynch Radio, and Scion Radio, and have made several special mixes for various BBC shows and channels, Red Bull Music Academy Radio, and other stations in Europe and Japan.

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All At One Point* Named after Italo Calvino’s short story from Cosmicomics.

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Summer 1994* Being a huge fan of KLON’s Jazz Programming, KXLU’s
Mike Nardone, Rob One’s Fly ID Show on KCSN, and KCRW’s Michael
Mixin Moore I was deeply inspired to get into radio. I listened to all the radio
I could, and was an avid record and cassette buyer. My first attempt to get into
radio was when I turned 16 in 1993, got my driver’s license and drove my Mom’s car to answer phones at KCRW. I did some introductory production assistance there too. Playlist entry, ticket give-away phone operator . . . I picked up food for the fund drive, etc.. While at the station I came across one of the coolest things ever – a folded card-stock printed guide to every public radio station in the United States, with dial numbers, call letters and cities. Being that I lived in Canoga Park, when I saw KPFK in North Hollywood on the list, I decided to check it out. I was always focused on being a Music Programmer, but got to do a few other little odd jobs in radio first . . .

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Note: This was 100% my decision. KPFK has supported me hugely over the years! They haven’t interfered with my program at all – I’ve been free to play what I was inspired to, to interview and host whoever I wanted, and be myself! I was met with appreciation, enthusiasm and encouragement about my plans for leaving, and choosing the great DJ that will be taking over the time slot I’ve had. Please continue to support KPFK! Thank you!”

-Carlos Nino

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LISTEN LIVE : http://www.kpfk.org
KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles 98.7 FM Santa Barbara
93.7 FM N. San Diego – 99.5 FM Ridgecrest/China Lake

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

 

 

 

nueve. final fridays. monthly.

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nuevea 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*

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7pm-11pm(ish)
no cover | drink/sound specials
| rotating 9 record sets*
curated by: wyldeflower

final [vinyl] fridays*
@ The Virgil :: 4519 Santa Monica Blvd LA, CA 90029
RSVP on FACEBOOK

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riday, 7.25.14*
hosted by: aLOVEsupreme

*everyone is welcome to bring 9 records to share or simply your ears, stop by, tune in and join the musical conversation every final friday!

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

inspired by Carlos Niño’s 360º record pot-luck | co-curated by Novena Carmel.

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

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

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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*

Nueve turns One 2.28.14 w/ Heartbreak Radio!

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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*

» in honor of the month of passion, the season that makes scorpios and my love for sad songs we invited some pro’s at this love song game to join us!

*everyone is welcome to bring 9 records to share or simply your ears, stop by, tune in and join the musical conversation every final (vinyl) friday.

friday, 2.28.14*
HEARTBREAK FRIDAY EDITION
hosted by: DJ Phatrick and Lady IMIX of Heartbreak Radio!
http://radiosombra.org/category/heartbreakradio/

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

NUEVE Friday 1.31.14 hosted by HouseShoes!

nuevea monthly musical potluck celebrating music lovers and their record collections in revolutions of nine.

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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*

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*everyone is welcome to bring 9 records to share or simply your ears, stop by, tune in and join the musical conversation every final friday!

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

final [vinyl] fridays*
Friday 1.31.14  @ The Virgil :: 4519 Santa Monica Blvd LA, CA 90029

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RSVP on FACEBOOK

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

inspired by Carlos Niño’s 360º record pot-luck | co-curated by Novena Carmel.

Nueve: a monthly vinyl potluck | Friday 12.27.13

nuevea 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*

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*everyone is welcome to bring 9 records to share or simply your ears, stop by, tune in and join the musical conversation every final friday!

7pm-11p (or until the last record spins*)
no cover | drink/sound specials
| rotating 9 record sets
Friday 12.27  @ The Virgil :: 4519 Santa Monica Blvd. LA, 90029
final [vinyl] fridays curated by: wyldeflower

RSVP on FACEBOOK
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Motown Mondays 11/18 w/ DJ C-Minus & Houseshoes

celebrating my bornday at midnight with a group of stellar folk! see y’all on the dancefloor LA! ❤
wyldeflower

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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

NUEVE – Scorpio Edition 10.25

nuevea monthly musical potluck celebrating music lovers and their collections in revolutions of nine.

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This month at Nueve we are celebrating all Scorpius energy.
Some pretty musical/magical scorpios and scorpio aficionados have been invited to share nine of their favorite records on what happens to be the 9th nueve this year! synchronicity and alignment at the top of the season. can’t wait to share/reveal the selectors, see y’all there!

△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.

Audible Weekend Highlights*

This weekend is a heavy one in Los Angeles, some sure-shot reoccurring and major heavy acts are settling on the commencement of autumn to grace us with their audible magic… beautiful live performances making one want to split atoms, finding a way to experience/celebrate it all. Music is medicine and we all need a little healing, sometimes… find the time, see you on the dance floor.

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Los Tres Marks — Nu-MARK, Money MARK + MARK de Clive-Lowe

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a triple-special SUBSUELO featuring three of LA’s most innovative + playful musicians … “Los Tres Marks”

Nu-Mark of Jurassic 5... performing his infamous “Toy Set” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb4etMWgEyU

Money Mark of Beastie Boys… doing whatever he damn well pleases. Check him out on Yo Gabba Gabba: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1E0DrAbN2I

Mark de Clive-Lowe of Tru Thoughts… bringing his amazing live remix performance :: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoER97o-bP8

Experimental electro-analog wizardry, circuit bending, rhythm reimagining, sound looping, ch-ch-ch-chopping and general weirdness from 3 one-of-a-kind one-man-bands. Geniuses the lot of ’em.

and of course the SUBSUELO crew: Canyon, Gozar, Ethos, Gazoo, Farah, Tigresa, Juxli, Gerardo and … YOU!

Preorder = $10 ($15 at the door) http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/382067

more info: http://www.subsuelo.org/
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/243388962475860

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CELEBRATING THE WONDER OF STEVIE!
FRIDAY, OCT 11TH IN LOS ANGELES!

4hr Tribute Set By
DJ SPINNA
Playing All STEVIE WONDER Exclusives, Covers, Samples & Remixes!

Opening set: MONALISA
Hosted by: COGNITO (Frolab)
LIVE Screen Printing by: Family Industries

@ THE ARENA: 6655 SANTA MONICA BL., LA 90038
9PM-2:30AM | 21+ |  $20 Door | Plenty of $6 Parking

Advance Tickets: WANTICKETS.COM/WONDER8
$12 TICKETS: Amoeba Records 6400 SUNSET BL.

Table Reservation/Bottle Service:Info@footlongdevelopment.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/195350063971716

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As much as we love the sun, the surf and the sand here in Southern California, we cannot wait for autumn. Come October 12th, we get to watch the leaves fall down while artists from around the world come together to play at this year’s Culture Collide at the Echo [1822 W Sunset Blvd  Los Angeles, CA 90026]!

To get you ready for what’s to come, we’ve gathered a bunch of details on the bands that will soon grace our stages, prepping you for when the world converges in LA. Remember: no passport needed!

Alice Russell’s intense vocals and catchy jazz accompaniment are sure to draw an enormous crowd at this year’s Culture Collide. The UK artist sings with raw emotion and fervor that is difficult to match, so we don’t want to miss a moment of it!

– See more at: http://filtermagazine.com/index.php/news/entry/culture_collide_pocket_guide_alice_russell#sthash.e5wcALYN.dpuf

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On Saturday October 19th Our good friend Joy Trible is Celebrating her bornday!

Higher Connection – Sly Stone vs George Clinton party

It’s a funk party! Sly Stone vs George Clinton party!
Great music, awesome DJ’s, good drinks and NO COVER!
So come thru and dance with us!

DJ’s Kaleem, Monalisa, Houseshoes and special guests!

Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 10pm – 2am

@ The Bronson Bar
5851 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

*Also celebrating the birthdays of Silvia Rashad and Amad Jamal*

https://www.facebook.com/events/589330291131555

NUEVE – final vinyl fridays 9.27

nuevea monthly musical potluck celebrating music lovers and their collections in revolutions of nine.

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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. see you there!

friday, 9.27.2013
Located @ The Virgil.
RSVP on Facebook
weflyink.com/nueve

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

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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

Nueve York 5.30 hosted by Boogie Blind & Sucio Smash & LA 5.31 hosted by Monalisa | May, 2013

nuevea monthly musical potluck celebrating music lovers and their record collections in revolutions of nine.

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

final fridays (&one nyc thursday this month!)
7pm-10pm | no cover | drink/sound specials

curated by: wyldeflower | rotating monthly hosts*

Thursday 5.30.13 NUEVE YORK hosted by :: Boogie Blind & Sucio Smash NYC Edition* @ The Fat Buddah :: 212 Avenue A (between 13th St & 14th St) New York, NY 10009 | RSVP on Facebook

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Friday 5.31.13 (LA)
hosted by :: Monsalisa*
@ The Virgil :: 4519 Santa Monica Blvd LA, CA 90029 | RSVP on Facebook

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*everyone is welcome to bring 9 records to share or simply your ears, stop by, tune in and join the musical conversation every final friday!

more info: weflyink.com/nueve

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

inspired by Carlos Niño’s 360º record pot-luck | co-curated by Novena Carmel.

Bridges w/ DJ Exile | May 11th | LA

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Saturday, May 11th | Bridges | L.A. | Details/RSVP :
https://www.facebook.com/events/447622435324825

https://www.facebook.com/events/447622435324825

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

Soul Slam 9 | LA

FRIDAY MAY 3, 2013

FOOTLONG_DEVELOPMENT & KEISTAR PRODUCTIONS
PRESENT: The Original Prince & MJ Party….

SOUL SLAM 9

Celebrating The Life & Legacy Of Our Greatest Icon!
THE KING OF POP!

MICHAEL JACKSON (1958-2009 R.I.P)

& Honoring Our Most Prolific & Influential Artist

PRINCE

4 HOUR TRIBUTE SET BY: DJ SPINNA (WONDERWAX,BBE,BK/NY)

OPENING SET BY: MONALISA (KPL ALL-STARS,UMOJA HiFi,LA)

HOSTED BY COGNITO (FROLAB)

LIVE PRINCE & MICHAEL JACKSON INSPIRED TSHIRT SCREEN PRINTING BY: FAMILY INDUSTRIES

ARENA NIGHTCLUB: 6655 Santa Monica Blvd

(2 BLOCKS EAST OF HIGHLAND)

Los Angeles, CA 90038

9PM-2:30AM  21+

ADVANCE TICKETS: WANTICKETS.COM/SOULSLAM9

$20 @ THE DOOR

We are now offering $14 advance tickets. Get’m here–> TICKETS
We’ve also added an outlet for you to buy physical tickets….AMOEBA at 6400 Sunset Bl. in Hollywood is now selling tickets to SOUL SLAM!

PLENTY OF $6 PARKING AND STREET PARKING AVAILABLE

EARLY ARRIVAL SUGGESTED!

BOTTLE SERVICE & TABLE RESERVATIONS: mistymansouri@gmail.com

LIVE PAINTING FROM :: www.samiraidroos.com ::

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)

GFK x Adrian Younge 12 Reasons to Die

Los Angeles!

ArtDontSleep presents: The 12 Reasons To Die Tour
Ghostface Killah w/ Adrian Younges Venice Dawn (LIVE)
March 28th – May 22nd, 2013

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Thursday, March 28th, 2013
ArtDontSleep presents: 12 Reasons To Die
Celebrating the release of the new Ghostface Killah x Adrian Younge Record

Featuring Live Performances by:
Ghostface Killah w/ Adrian Younges’ Venice Dawn (LIVE)
Blu & Exile feat Dag Savage
Roc Marciano

Dj Sets by: The Gaslamp Killer + HouseShoes

Hosted By: Mark Luv

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

Presale Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3441914
20$ Advanced | 25$ Day Of Show

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

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/events/435516869869813

Free Downloads From the forthcoming 12 Reasons To Die Album:
The Sure Shot pt1 & 2:
http://soultemplemusic.bandcamp.com/track/the-sure-shot-parts-1-and-2

Rise of The Ghostface Killah:
http://soultemplemusic.bandcamp.com/track/the-rise-of-the-ghostface-killah

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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

nueve – a monthly musical pot-luck

nueve – a monthly musical pot-luck celebrating music lovers and their collections in revolutions of nine.

final fridays beginning 2.22 +
for more details: weflyink.com/nueve
rsvp on facebook*

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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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That 70s Soul! 12/16/12 in Los Angeles ~

http://www.artdontsleep.com

Soul music is timeless, but if there was one decade when it defined the times that would be the seventies. The style was born in the mid-sixties at a time when its creators were struggling to establish their place in American society. Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls, Solomon Burke, Curtis, Otis, Smokey, Marvin, James, Sly and Bobby Womack among countless others, sketched out a blueprint for a new, modern Black music that would soon sweep the nation from Harlem’s 125th street to rural Virginia’s Tobacco Road and as far as Watt’s 103rd street. Ironically, it took some Brits and Bob Dylan’s endorsement to hip whitestream America to what they were missing out on in their own blackyard. As the sixties turned into the seventies, and all but the Panthers deferred their dreams of racial revolution, soul music matured and flourished as if all the hopes, dreams, anger and disappointment of a generation of young Blacks found expression in the music of Stevie, Curtis, Marvin and Minnie.

We almost lost Detroit, but from this and many other cities’ ashes emerged a beautiful and bold music – a more personal, and therefore universal, expression – that evolved into one of the most dominant culture expressions of the decade. By the dawn of the seventies, soul music was mainstreaming with the crossover success of artists like Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, Minnie Riperton, Al Green and Michael Jackson. Just about everyone was getting in on the new trend of socially conscious lyrics, fatback drums and stop-on-a-dime horn sections. The popular and critical response to this music blew open the doors for a whole family of styles. Soul music was appropriated and incorporated into just about every other genre imaginable: soul-jazz, soul-rock, psychedelic soul, latin soul, and blue-eyed soul are just a few of the more popular hybrids.

And then there’s Funk. Like Metal is to Rock ‘n Roll, Funk is an extreme manifestation of Soul music that emerged in the late sixties and early seventies from the bold rhythmic experiments of Soul music’s pioneers like James, Sly, Curtis & Stevie. Soul music was the foundation and Funk was the attitude, the secret spice to get the people moving and it was applied liberally to songs by new and established artists alike. Some musicians, like Parliament-Funkadelic founder George Clinton, started their careers in the sixties singing Soul, but after Sly and James took their music to faster, funkier and blacker places, they followed headlong into uncharted funkmospheres, further expanding the sonic, social and sexual boundaries of Soul music. Herbie and his Headhunters, Donald Byrd, Roy Ayers to name but a few respected jazz musicians were helpless against this powerful new sound, giving us jazz-funk.

Sadly, America’s soul obsession wouldn’t last forever. Like a salesperson that didn’t understand its product or consumer, the music industry forced the soul into extinction by forcing it into platform boogie shoes and a rigid 4-4 dance beat. Some survived, but most artists’ careers tanked or they were forced to radically change their game. Forty years later, soul music is more popular than it’s been for decades with new talent and audiences gravitating to its sincere sentiment, heartfelt harmonies, and bad-ass beats.

ArtDontSleep will bring over two dozen timeless tunes and hi-fi highlights from 1970-1979 to life for one night only with That 70s Soul featuring Seu Jorge, Zap Mama, Alice Russell, Spacek, Coco O. (Quadron) and others. An all-star cast of musicians, including legends Ndugu Chancler and Derf Reklaw along with future legend Kamasi Washington, lead by multi-instrumentalist and arranger/composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, will breathe new life into these seventies soul masterpieces. These are many of the same creative and fearless musicians and promoters that brought you the recent East Side Story Show as well as the 2009 Timeless series featuring the music of J. Dilla, Mulatu Astake and Arthur Verocai.

On this special night some of the under-sung musical heroes that are still alive and with us today, like Leon Ware, James Gadson and others be honored through their music and presence.

Leon Ware is best known for the songs he’s written, Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You”, Quincy Jones or Average White Band’s “If I Ever Lose This Heaven” or Minnie Riperton’s “Inside My Love”, though he has no fewer than ten albums recorded under his own name for Motown, Elektra and most recently for the revived Stax record label. His sophisticated and sensual style of soul helped to define the influential quiet storm style.

James Gadson is a living legend behind a drum kit. He’s played behind everyone from Bill Withers and Charles Wright and the 103rd Street Band to Justin Timberlake and Norah Jones, with Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and countless others along the way. Far from a one-trick pony, he’s also written, produced and sang on hundreds of records from the Doo-Wop era to the present day.

  • Allen Thayer

presale tickets ~ http://artdontsleep.com

ArtDontSleep presents: That 70’s Soul

Celebrating the music of:
Al Green, Bill Withers, Bob James, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Eugene McDaniels, Gil Scott-Heron, Isaac Hayes, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Minnie Riperton, Roy Ayers, Shuggie Otis, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder & More.

Performances by:
The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble:
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Ndugu Chancler, Derf Reklaw, Kamasi Washington, Brandon Coleman, Evan Francis, Philip Dizack, Sam Gendel, Elizabeth Lea, Marcel Camargo, Gabe Noel, Destani Wolf, I Ced, Joey Dosik, Jimetta Rose, Codany Holiday, Novena Carmel & More.

Featuring Special Guests:
Seu Jorge
Zap Mama
Alice Russell
Spacek
Coco O. (Quadron)

Guests of Honor:
Leon Ware, James Gadson, & More

Hosted By:
Garth Trinidad

DJ Sets by:
Quest Love (The Roots)
&
The Umoja Sound System (Daz, Jun, Destroyer & Monalisa)

Promotional Partners:
KCRW, LA Weekly, Wax Poetics, Fusicology

Sunday 12/16/2012 :: 6pm :: 21 + Wiser

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

Presale Tickets: www.ArtDontSleep.com
25$ Early Bird | 30$ Pre Sale | 35$ Day of Show

Presale Ticket Location: http://theartformstudio.com/
701 E. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA. 90013
213) 613-1050

That 70’s Soul Playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXAmCl5l1pRqgiODcnpN6QIFA6XIpVWQ8&feature=view_all

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/events/404431069625368/

rest in peace austin.

~gone much too soon . sending so much love to Austin’s closest friends and family. the Los Angeles/World musical community has lost a bright shining light. so gifted and full of energy. Still exploring, still learning, still growing and making musical magic to fill our souls. You will be forever missed Austin Peralta, October 25, 1990 – November 21, 2012.

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

Until the Quiet Comes – Short Film by Kahlil Joseph

RBMA presents: GASLAMP KILLER record release party | Los Angeles

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Red Bull Music Academy presents:
The Gaslamp Killer & Friends 
Celebrating the full length, debut, release of “Breakthrough”
on Brainfeeder Records @ The Mayan Theater FREE w/RSVP @ http://thegaslampkiller.com/LA

Facebook invite: http://www.facebook.com/events/411479272248182/

VERY special guests ALL NIGHT

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

Doors Open @ 8pm

Dig Deeper…

Breakthrough is the debut full-length album from the Gaslamp Killer, a manic and mystic trip through the mind of a madman. Resident DJ and co-founder of the mythic Low End Theory club night in Los Angeles, the Gaslamp Killer is known across the globe for his impeccable turntable skills and high-energy performances. He delivers the same fire to Breakthrough, a project pulled from within his soul that is his strongest musical statement yet.

The Red Bull Music Academy is a world-travelling series of music workshops and festivals: a platform for those who make a difference in today’s musical landscape. The Academy began back in 1998, and has been traversing the globe since: from Berlin to Cape Town, São Paulo, Barcelona, London, Toronto and many other places. The upcoming edition of the Red Bull Music Academy is set to take place in New York City from April 28 through May 31, 2013. For more information, please visit www.redbullmusicacademy.com.