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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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-MdCL

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

KENZO SS14 “Dawn in Luxor” by Kahlil Joseph

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*

Thundercat: “Evangelion”/”We’ll Die”

Thundercat: “Evangelion”/”We’ll Die” Video
Directed by: Mochilla

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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1.31.14 hosted by :: DJ Houseshoes
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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! <3
-wyldeflower

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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

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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.

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

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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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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THE LOVERS by nia andrews

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about

From the forthcoming EP, Colours…and it’s FREE! [thank you nia! xo]
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lyrics

THE LOVERS
(N. Andrews/ D. Johnson/A. Remanda)Speak low move close let the world disappear
There’s nowhere I would rather be than right here
I’ve heard people talk about it never had my own
A warm place the rarest thing I’ve ever known…like waking up inside a dreamNo need to fly away from where we are
Shoot me to the sun I’ll bring you the stars
Nothing compares to this a love so sweet
You’re my favorite thing like apples and ruby ringsWhite lace fine shoes dancing around the room
We play like two lovers coming into bloom
Diptyque. John Lee Hooker’s playing. Blue Moon. Ruby Woo.
You smile and I sing my part to you: “…knocks me dead right off my feet”No need to fly away from where we are
Shoot me to the sun I’ll bring you the stars
Nothing compares to this a love so sweet
You’re my favorite thing like flowers and teaI won’t save it for later I’m gonna spend it all where we are
And whose to say we won’t waver for now we’ll try to be just lie with meNo need to fly away from where we are
Shoot me to the sun I’ll bring you the stars
Nothing compares to this a love so sweet
You’re my favorite thing like Paris, Miles and Joni
Yeah you’re my favorite thing like apples and ruby rings
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credits

released 11 February 2013
Vocals: Nia Andrews
Piano: Deron Johnson
Acoustic and Electric Guitar: Chris Bruce
Drums: Quinn Orison
Recorded at Pete Min Studios, Los AngelesProduced by: Deron Johnson
Associate Producers: Nia Andrews, Andrea Remanda
Arrangement by Nia Andrews, Deron Johnson, Andrea Remanda
Mixed by Charlie Holmes, London UK
Graphic Design: Roman Teaniopost via: http://niaandrews.bandcamp.com/track/the-lovers-42084985883-1enjoy.
wf.xo.

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

……………………………………….

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.

East Side Story Rehearsal Day 1 | Knobworld

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i’d like to help you in your struggles to be free…

“breakthrough” vid. GLK. album release. 9.18

RSVP for his FREE album released party presented by RBMA.

Red Bull Music Academy presents:
THE GASLAMP KILLER AND FRIENDS
At The Mayan 9.18

RSVP: http://thegaslampkiller.com/LA/

Until the Quiet Comes – Short Film by Kahlil Joseph

salt the skies

It’s All Around You

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.

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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 



 

verdade*

The Truth
Ever since I was a youth,
I have always been searching for the truth,
But having been told so many lies,
Life like good music never dies,
So the question is posed,
Only who in Heaven knows,
why is a man respected when he is dead ?
Should’nt that respect be paid to the living INSTEAD.

Alive a man is sufferer of no mean order,
But dead he has an estate to the value of a Million and over,
I must die one day,
You’ll all hear people say,
Yet praying for Salvation,
In corrupted meditation,
Storing up wealth, ignoring their health,
But, a tree is known by its fruits,
There is no life in lies,
It’s all in the truth.

groundation*

UCLA Jazz and Reggae Fest | Memorial Day Weekend 2012

for tickets and more information: jazzreggaefest.com

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knowledge that.

read that shit.
proof read that bitch. dice that.

Lee Fields & The Expressions

Plug Research & ArtDontSleep present:
Saturday May 19th, 2012

Live Performances by:
Lee Fields & The Expressions 
Cody ChessnuTT (Live Band)
& Naytronix

DJs:
Kenny Dope and Kon & Amir

Hosted By:
Scarub (Living Legends)

Echoplex :: 1154 Glendale Blvd :: Los Angeles, CA. 90026
8pm-2am 21 + Wiser
30$ General admission
Tickets: www.artdontsleep.com

Dig Deeper:

Lee Fields & The Expressions:
There aren’t too many artists making soul music today who had a release in 1969, back when R&B was first beginning to give the drummer some. Lee Fields, however, is one such artist—or maybe he’s better labeled a phenomenon. Since the late sixties, the North Carolina native has amassed a prolific catalog of albums and has toured and played with such legends as Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, O.V Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal. With a career spanning 43 years, releases on twelve different record labels, and having toured the world over with his raucous-yet-tender voice, it’s mind-blowing that the music he’s making today with Brooklyn’s own Truth & Soul Records is the best of his career. With a catalogue that ranges from James Brown-style funk to lo-fi blues to contemporary Southern soul to collaborations with French house DJ/producer Martin Solveig, Lee Fields has done it all. Today, with The Expressions—Truth & Soul’s house band, Lee Fields continues to evolve, enmeshed into the group’s sweeping, string-laden, cinematic soul sound. Their first full-length together, My World, released in June 2009 on Truth & Soul, was called “one smoking mother of an old-sound soul record” and a “throwback done right” by Pitchfork. While drawing comparisons to groups like The Moments, The Delfonics, The Stylistics, and—of course—James Brown, My World has been able to create a space of it’s own due to the group’s desire to interpret and further the formulas of good soul music rather then parrot and imitate them. Chalk that up to Truth & Soul producers and co-owners Jeff Silverman and Leon Michels, as well as the high level of musicianship of everyone involved. These are the same individuals that wrote, produced, and played on Aloe Blacc’s global smash hit LP Good Things for Stones Throw Records, and have provided the back drop for records by El Michels Affair, Adele, Liam Bailey, Ghostface Killah, and Jay-Z to name a few.

Cody ChessnuTT:
In 2002 Cody took his bass, drum machine, keyboard, guitar, organ, microphone, and headphones into his bedroom and single-handedly crafted his debut album, The Headphone Masterpiece (Ready, Set, Go). The multi- flavored double CD featured 39 songs spanning 99 minutes, impressively all written, produced, and performed on Cody’s four-track cassette recorder. Cody was able to achieve something virtually unheard of in the 21st Century high tech recording world and turned heads all throughout the industry for doing so. Cody’s notoriety and fame soared when Grammy Award winning band, The Roots decided to cover his song, “The Seed” for their Phrenology album and featured him on guitar and vocals. “The Seed (2.0)” video was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award and an MTV 2 Award , introducing Cody to a more mainstream audience. Simultaneously, his own album The Headphone Masterpiece was nominated for the Shortlist Music Prize in 2003. Cody’s resurrection of live music and pop funk style continued to gain attention with his song “Look Good in Leather” appearing in international TV commercial ads and his performance in the 2006 Dave Chapelle’s Block Party movie. Cody, having tasted musical success, continued to tour nationally and internationally with music from his 2006 project The Live Release and received accolades for his video “King of the Game”, directed by Academy Award winning visual effects artist Michel Gondry. Following the 2007 tour, Cody decided to step back for a while in and shifted his focus to his family and self-development.

Naytronix:
An evil dance band cloned from the stem cells of multi-instrumentalist/producer Nate Brenner. His songwriting style is deeply rooted in the traditions of the future, which few alive today know anything about. And while the compositions are geared towards the sinister post-apocalyptic dance colonies that are on the verge of sprouting up around the world, an undeniably timeless funk is woven into the Naytronix hit machine. As the bassist for genre-bending institutions tUnE-yArDs and Beep!, he is not a stranger to voyaging across his great many homelands and spinning platinum out of the resources he trades along the way. Naytronix is the confluence of these worlds as well as of the virtues of the past and the dark exuberance lurking in the future. Brenner conducts the show with the exactitude of a subtle supervillain. Let the evil dance party begin.

MOPLA: An Evening of Photography + Music.

KCRW, Stones Throw Records, and The Lucie Foundation present…

An Evening of PHOTOGRAPHY and MUSIC

Featuring the photography of:
B+ | Eric Coleman | Joao Cañziani | Viviane Oh

Performances by:
Madlib (DJ) | Peanut Butter Wolf (VJ) | Jonti (live) | Gary Wilson (live) | Jonwayne (live)

Featuring the MOPLA Silent Auction to benefit
Lucie Foundation’s at-risk youth photography program, SNAPSHOP!
(Silent auction closes at 10pm)

PLUS: A special projection by the Los Angeles Times & Pro’jekt LA Part One AND: A Preview of the Create:Fixate Snap Flash Exhibition.

A portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to the Pablove Shutterbugs.

Tickets: $25.00 available at http://mopla.eventbrite.com/

An official MOPLA event.

Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro (Mini Doc) by B+ | LA show details…

Quantic and Alice Russell will be performing LIVE on a heavy heavy lineup including the Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Bilal and King in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012. SECOND SHOW ADDED: Tickets Available: www.evfamusic.com | RSVP on FACEBOOK

AND
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 SOLD OUT
www.artdontsleep.com



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.

you make me smile

http://stonesthrow.com/aloeblacc
http://itunes.com/aloeblacc

Directed by Eric Coleman
Production: Mochilla
Cinematographer: Rich Hama
Producer: Cat Jimenez

RAISE IT UP!

Strictly Social w/Sy Smith, Zo! and nia andrews!

Come join us on January 19th for an opening set by nia andrews for the talented Sy Smith and Zo! of The Foreign Exchange performing LIVE at Strictly Social

Thursday, 19 January 9pm – 2am @ Little Temple, Los Angeles