06.01.18 HIGHER! Sly Stone Tribute

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Music Director/Producer: Dexter Story | Vocalists: Bilal, Joi, Novena Carmel, Godfrey At Large, Jimetta Rose, Jack Davey, Rayburn Waltz, Dexter Story, Mark Cross, Lonnie Marshall, John Bigham | Guitar: Molly Miller | Keys: Mark Cross | Drums: Phillip “Fish” Fisher | Percussion: Dexter Story | Bass: Lonnie Marshall | Hammond B3 Organ: Jack Maeby | Alto Saxophone: Geoff “Double G” Gallegos | Tenor Saxophone: Matthew DeMerritt | Trumpet: Brandyn Phillips & very special surprise guests*

Higher! The Psychedelic Soul & Genius of Sly and The Family Stone (1966-1983)

Celebrating the ubiquitous ‪Sly Stone,‬ his musical cohorts and the funky sounds of liberation. Exercise your freedom to be Fresh, to Dance to the Music and to Stand by joining us on a trip through some of the most magical and influential music in history.

Friday, June 1st, 2018 | Los Angeles | 8pm | FREE

Music Director: Dexter Story
Producer: Rocio Wyldeflower Contreras
Co-Producers: Dexter Story & Novena Carmel
Host & Creative Consultant: Nelson George
Visuals: Señor Quiza (Museum of Traffic)
Poster Design: Rani de Leon

-RSVP on Facebook

Grand Performances / California Plaza
350 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90071

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CINCO DE MAYO WEEKEND IN PALM SPRINGS!

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Co-founder of LA’s monthly vinyl record potluck, #nueve, Rocio “wyldeflower” Contreras is constantly celebrating music lovers in all ways. A well-known event & concert producer, record collector and music connoisseur, her collection, in revolutions of nine, will effortlessly peak any top playlist, challenge shazaam and uplift even the most somber of spirits. Rocio is praised as a music selector inspired by discovery, always digging deeper to connect and explore. Catch Rocio behind the turntables clearing space and setting intention with her coveted vinyl collection.

dublab is a non-profit radio station dedicated to the growth of music, arts and culture broadcasting from Los Angeles since 1999. Their mission is to share freeform radio transmissions with an international audience. dublab’s programming has expanded to include production of art exhibits, films, events and record releases as well as affiliate stations in Germany (dublab.de), Japan (dublab.jp) and Spain (dublab.es).

Celebrating Luther on 4/19

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Luther Vandross is a HUGE part of our lives! Ali actually recorded for Luther for one of Luthers records. Adrian is the most die hard fan of Luther I have ever met. This is something close to these guys and they have something very special to hare with you.

Los Angeles Luther fans! Join us for a Celebration of the Life and Birthday of Luther Vandross on Thursday, April 19th!

TICKETS

Special All Luther DJ set by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Opening DJ Set by Moni Vargas of Friends We Love and hosted by Aaron Byrd from KCRW.
This Thursday, April 19th, 2018
ArtDontSleep presents:
A Celebration Of The Life And Birthday Of:
LUTHER VANDROSS
Featuring A Special All Luther Vandross DJ Set By:
ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD & ADRIAN YOUNGEOpening DJ Set By:
Moni Vargas (Friends We Love)Hosted By:
Aaron Byrd (KCRW)

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A little known fact, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad are HUGE Luther Vandross fans. A year ago, we all had the opportunity to meet the Luther Estate and the guys all hit it off. So, on Luther’s birthday this year, Adrian and Ali are doing the first ever Luther Vandross Party, on the eve of Luther’s birthday! Come sing happy birthday to possibly, the greatest male vocalist of all time.

 

Queens Fest 2018!

ATTN LA:
The Queens are back in town!

QUEENS OF THE NEW AGE: 
“Festival of Extraordinary Women”

SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2018
California African American Muesum

featuring live performances by 
KING
ILL CAMILLE
LINAFORNIA 
AMINDI K. FROST
KONA  |  AKUA

with DJ sets from
MISS JACK DAVEY
NOVENA CARMEL
MONI VARGAS
ALIMA LEE
WYLDFLOWER 

and spoken word 
YAZMIN MONET WATKINS

plus DJ workshops 
GIRLS MAKE BEATS

Sip + Paint workshops 
EYE HEART ART 

& delicious food trucks 
Peaches Smokehouse
ABEAUTIFULLIFE
Ralph & Richies

Plus a host of amazing locally sourced vendors.

All women, All day, All ages, All FREE!!
RSVP: QUEENS.LA

#QUEENSFEST18

” LA’s first all ages, all women’s music festival for the people. ”

A full day of light beaming featuring DJs, live performances, food trucks, beer garden, powerful discussions, sip+paint workshops and hands-on DJ workshops.

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SUNDAY 8 APRIL 2018 | 12PM
CAAM, EXPOSITION PARK
600 State Dr. CA 90037


 

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

12.14.17 | Jazz is Dead | LA!

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JAZZ is DEAD, LOS ANGELES
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14TH, 2017 | 8PM
TICKETS

Live Performances By:
Keyon Harold and Friends (NYC) w/ surprise guests

Josef Leimberg Astral Progression Ensemble (LA)

DJ Sets by:
Adrian Younge (Linear Labs/Artform Studio)
Sacred (Juju)
Wyldeflower (Nueve)

Tix avail at www.artdontsleep.com
Physical Tix avail @ The Artform Studio

An ArtDontSleep Production
Support from Mass Appeal, Legacy Recordings and Sid The Cat

Keyon Harrold x Gerogia Anne Muldrow x Jermaine Holmes: