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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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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.
<3
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KING ~ Every Monday in June

Mondays in June

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@foldsilverlake

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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HIATUS KAIYOTE | Saturday March 23rd in LA!

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Temple Bar Concepts Presents:

HIATUS KAIYOTE
All the way from Australia with their Debut Los Angeles Performance!
http://hiatuskaiyote.com/

Saturday, March 23, 2013
11:00pm Performance
9:00pm Doors

Opening performance by Shafiq Husayn and The Dove Society @ 10:30pm ~

plus DJs Aaron Byrd and Jedi

Presale tickets are SOLD OUT!

» A limited number of tickets will be available at the door, first come first served. Tickets will go on sale at 9pm when doors open. $18 cash only.

The Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Windward Avenue
Venice, California 90291
www.townhousevenice.com

▲Hiatus Kaiyote are future soul. Based in Melbourne, the four-piece fuses neo-soul, hip hop and electronic beats with flavors of Latin, dubstep and opera, all presented with a cinematic sheen.

The band formed in mid-2011, and ever since they have been racking up accolades including a listing in the Who’s Hot 2012 feature in Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival Magazine. Their debut release, Tawk Tomohawk, peaked in the Top 10 played Albums on KCRW in June and July, 2012. The band has shared bills with Brainfeeder Records artists, Taylor McFerrin, Lapalux and oOoOO, Warp legends Chris Clark and Harmonic 313, sound genius Robin Fox. They have already been featured at Woodford Folk Festival (2011/12) and The Melbourne International Jazz Festival (2012).▼

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ethiocali x chicano batman | 2.28

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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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raise it up. raise it up. raise it up.

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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/

“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/

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.

LA: Shabazz Palaces, Gonjasufi, Ras G, Samiyam and more!


ARTDONTSLEEP presents:

Thursday 7/19/2012

Shabazz Palaces
Gonjasufi
Ras G
Samiyam
Sonnymoon
Thavius Beck
The Log.Os
Elephant & Castle

Hosted by: The Hawthorne Headhunters

Featuring The Pure Filth Sound System
&
Live Screenprinting by HIT+RUN

Echoplex :: 1154 Glendale Blvd :: Los Angeles, CA. 90026
8pm-2am
18 + Wiser

Tickets: www.artdontsleep.com
15$ limited presale :: 20$ GA

ArtDontSleep Podcast IV (Mixed By Elephant & Castle):
http://soundcloud.com/artdontsleep/artdontsleep-podcast-iv

dig deeper . . .

Shabazz Palaces
http://shabazzpalaces.com/

Gonjasufi
http://www.sufisays.com/

Ras G
http://soundcloud.com/ras_g

Samiyam
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Samiyam/194681980556546

Sonnymoon
http://www.plugresearch.com/sonnymoon

Thavius Beck
http://www.plugresearch.com/thaviusbeck

The Log.Os
http://the-log-os.com/

Elephant & Castle
http://www.plugresearch.com/elephantandcastle

Hawthorne Headhunters
http://www.plugresearch.com/headhunters/

The Pure Filth Sound System
http://purefilthla.com/history

HIT+RUN
http://thehitandrun.com/

UCLA Jazz and Reggae Fest | Memorial Day Weekend 2012

for tickets and more information: jazzreggaefest.com

SPACEWAYS RADIO | MAY 2012

way too good not to repost:HIGHLY recommended events occurring in Los Angeles, Califas!

May 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 12, 15, 17

May 2 – Elevation: A Conscious DJ Event to Benefit KPFK
with DJs Mark Maxwell, Santana Westbrook, Michael Barnes,
Teddy Robinson, Abraham Beltran, Kristi Lomax, Morgan Rhodes,
Carlos Niño, and more. Special Guest DJ Marques Wyatt! The Virgil
4519 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90029

http://www.kpfk.org/eventcal.html?task=view_detail&agid=2610&year=2012&month=05&day=02
http://thevirgil.com/#/calendar/4562350608

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May 3 – Creative Cultivation: Dublab’s Fundraiser Dinner
with Anenon, Julia Holter, Carlos Niño & Friends, and Dublab DJs.
Special Guest DJ Cut Chemist!

C Project
830 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90038

http://dublab.com/events/10897/creative-cultivation-dublabs-2012-fundraiser-dinner/

and speaking of Cut Chemist, check out his new single:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/outro-revisited-ep/id513358782
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/exclusive-cut-chemists-outro-revisited-feat-blackbird-20120410

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May 4 – Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s Birthday Bash
with The World Premiere of Miguel’s new 11 Piece Ensemble
featuring Special Guest Vocalists Coco O Malaika, Mia Doi Todd,
Jimetta Rose Smith, and Jessica Jeza Vautor!

Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street Suite 301
Los Angeles, California 90012

http://bluewhalemusic.com/2012/04/27/presale-tickets-5-4-12-im-turning-32-miguel-atwood-ferguson-11-piece-ensemble-birthday-bash/
http://miguelatwoodferguson.com/

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May 6 – 2nd Annual KPFK Hero Awards and Tribute
Honoring Gil Scott Heron, Charlie Haden, and Pete Seeger!
with Confirmed Performers and Guest Speakers including:
John Densmore, Jackson Browne, Billy Childs, Eric Idle,
Jim Ladd, Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Nailah Porter, John Trudell,
Lili Haydn, Josh Haden and Spain, The Haden Triplets and Jack Black,
Richard Montoya, LeRoy Downs, Roger Guenveur Smith,
and Music Director Brian Jackson!

Club Nokia
800 West Olympic Boulevard Suite A335
Los Angeles, California 90015

http://www.kpfk.org/press-releases/5512-2nd-annual-hero-awards.html
http://www.clubnokia.com/eventdetail.php?id=35347

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May 10 – Cinespia and Dr. Who?
with DJs Dina J, Boss Harmony, John Wyatt, Carlos Niño,
and many more. Special Guest DJ David Holmes!
Awesome Live Bands TBA!

The Virgil
4519 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90029

http://thevirgil.com/#/calendar/4562350608

and crosstown on the Coast:

May 10 – Farmer Dave’s Club Pacific
with Psychedelic Bands and The Mollusk Sound Crew

The Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Windward Avenue,
Venice, California 90291

http://townhousevenice.com/#/the-del-monte-speakeasy/4543944984

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May 12 – Cinespia 2012 Opening Night Screening of
Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 Classic “Strangers On A Train”
with DJ Carlos Niño

Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Boulevard,
Los Angeles, California 90038

http://www.cinespia.org/calendar

and later that night:

May 12 – Yellow Alex & The Feelings with DJ Jedi

The Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Windward Avenue,
Venice, California 90291

http://townhousevenice.com/#/the-del-monte-speakeasy/4543944984

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May 15 – Aquariusssssss On-Line and In-Stores!
The new Carlos Niño & Friends CD / Vinyl / Digital comes
out this day via Porter Records. It was released by
Disques Corde in Japan on Valentines Day 2012.

http://www.porterrecords.com/id118.html
http://corde.co.jp/release/index001.php?id=73&ra=AZSJHPX83

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May 17 – Temple Bar Concepts, Dublab and Icelandic Glacial Water Present:
Ólöf Arnalds and Skúli Sverrisson, with DJs Carlos Niño & Friends

9:00pm, FREE!

The Virgil
4519 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90029

http://dublab.com/olof-arnalds-live-dublab-sprout-session-11-18-10/
http://thevirgil.com/#/calendar/4562350608

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Please help spread the word! Thank you!
Super LOVE!
: ) Carlos Niño

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.

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

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

EVFA & ArtDontSleep present:
HOMAGE

Live Performances by:
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble feat Phil Cohran

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

Main Room DJs:
DJ Spinna & Lefto

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

Hosted By:
Azul 213

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[arte] handcrafted works. edition one hundred.


KD Posting of this event
One of the pieces available tonight

General Store Pop Up Winter Edition
Thursday, January 12th

7-10pm

715 S. Los Angeles Street, Downtown LA 
[Just south of 7th street]

featuring
EditionOneHundred.com
Limited edition, hand signed, numbered photographs & prints.
Original artworks by Edition One Hundred contributing artists Augustine Kofie, Miles Regis & Tasya Van Ree

MumfordBrewing.com
Small batch craft beer.

TheForecast.tv
Original fashion-focused audiovisual content.

Flavorful music selection provided by DJ Jun & Josh One.

Cocktails provided by Tres Sietes Tequila.

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

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

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

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

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

FLAVORS 90′s Party: Friday Dec 9th, Los Angeles!



FRIDAY DECEMBER 9, 2011

FOOTLONG DEVELOPMENT & KEISTAR PRODUCTIONS

PRESENT
FLAVORS4
BEST OF 90′S HIP HOP AND RnB

DJ SPINNA (BBE,WONDERWAX)
J.ROCC (STONES THROW,BEAT JUNKIES)


Opening Set By

INKA ONE (BOOMBOX,BEATHACKERZ)

HOSTED BY
COGNITO(FROLAB)

@ THE ECHOPLEX: 1154 GLENDALE BL. LA, CA 90026

9PM-2:30AM
21+
LIMITED $11 PRESALE TICKETS
$15 AT THE DOOR

Tickets and More Info: http://wantickets.com/Events/ShowEvent.aspx?eventId=95930

BOOMBOX 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY DJ set by DJ QUIK hosted by MED!

RSVP on FACEBOOK // follow BoomBoxLA on Twitter

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

EVFA & ArtDontSleep present:
Homage

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

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

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

Hosted By: Garth Trinidad

Visuals: Strangeloop (Brainfeeder)

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

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

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

Table Bottle Service Available: ella@exchangela.com

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

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Learn more:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dispear (LIVE From Wembley Stadium, 2011)

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

Frolab Presents….

The FROhibition *LIVE* Sessions

CHRIS DAVE & FRIENDS

featuring

Pino Palladino

Tim Stewart

Mark De Clive Lowe

Kamasi Washington

hosted by

Cognito

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

@ The historic

Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Winward Ave, Venice, CA 90291

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

$11 Presale –> chrisdave.eventbrite.com

$15 @ Door

21+

Doors open at 9pm

Show starts at 10:30

early arrival suggested… don’t miss out!

Sweet Starry Night Release Party

Sweet Starry night Release

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 27th

“Sweet Starry Night” Record Release Party

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

9:00pm, $5.00

The Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Windward Avenue
Venice, California 90291

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

*this event comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by: SPACEWAYS

LA vs. War II [Art Exhibition: 9/9-9/11]

**PARKING**

LA Vs. WAR main parking lot open 5PM til CLOSE:
1813 South Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, 90021 — $5. Park and walk north to Porter Street.

For additional parking options, please take direction from our staff at the venue entrance: 2350 Porter St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
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As a follow up to the original LA Vs. WAR show held in April 2008, LA Vs. War returns as a massive three-day experiential art exhibition and cultural event presenting some of today’s most prolific, pro-peace/anti-war and political artists in multi-media.

LA Vs. WAR II will commemorate the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Artists from LA and beyond will examine the questions: After 10 years of the Global War …on Terror, where do we now stand as a nation? Is the world a safer place? Where does the Peace movement go from here?

WHO:
Curated By:
John Carr of Yo! Peace, the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Political Gridlock and Ad Hoc Art
Produced By: Estée Ochoa

Contributing Artists:
Aamber, Abcnt, Adam Smith, Aise, Alexander Skramble, Alison Smith, Ando Pndlian, Army of One, Art Hazelwood, Asylm, Billy Davidson, Brianna Lengel Bail, Chase, Chaz Bojorquez, Christopher Wallace, Chuck Sperry, cojoco, Contra One, Cryptik, Deadmundo, DJ Lucha/Besos Not Bombs, Dog Byte, Doran Dada, Doug Minkler, Eddie Colla, Edward Colver, Emory Douglas, Enik, Eriberto Oriol, Eyeone, Eyerie, Farzad Kohan, Favianna Rodriguez, Free Humanity, Garrison Buxton, Geraldine Lozano, Gilles d’Amecourt, Glenn Brooks, Graphonic, Guillermo Bert, Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, James Bentley, Jesus Barraza, Joe Iurato, John Carlos De Luna, John Carr, John Fekner, Jon Paul Bail, Josh MacPhee, Juan Fuentes, Juana Alicia Araiza, Julio Salgado, Krystine Kryttre, Kyle Goen, Lalo Alcaraz, Leba, Leo “CatZ” Limon, Leo Eguiarte, Leopoldo Pena, lilstickyrice, Lucky Bunny, Lydia Emily, Malaquias Montoya, Man One, Manny Torres, Marilyn LaGrone-Amaral, Mark of the Beast, Mary Sutton, Mas, Max Neutra, Mear, Melanie Cervantes, Michael Russek, Michelle Cohen, Mike “Maximum Fluoride” Fisher, Nino Rodriguez, Not My Goverment, Nuclear Winter, Orameh Bagheri, Oree Original, Oscar Magallanes, Overton Loyd, Paul Barron, Peace Be With You, Poli Marichal, Raymundo Hernandez-Lopez, Ricardo Duffy, Ricardo Estrada, Richard Sanchez, Robbie Conal, Ron Donovan, Rupert Garcia, Septerhed, Shark Toof, Shepard Fairey, Simba Russeau, Sonji Mariposa, Street Phantom, Two Rabbits, Vyal, Werc, William Acedo, Winston Smith, Yem, Yuri Shimojo, Zoltron

Performance Art by:
Alex Munoz, Amitis Motevalli, Byron Jose, Gian Munoz, joebutoh sculptour, Michael Datcher, Ms. Slowcialization, Nancy Popp, Raquel Gutierrez, Yuki Hayashi-Hammel

Live Art Curated by Crewest Gallery and Mobile Mural Lab by:
Asylm SH, Bazar, Bounce, Chase, Contra One, Cryptik, Fearo, Gustavo Garcia, Jim Fonseca, Lydia Emily, Man One, Mandoe, Mear, Nuke, Vyal, Wenceslao Quiroz, More TBA

Video Art program curated by Kelly Fancher featuring works by:
Elizabeth Wood, Manuela Viera-Gallo, Elle Burchill, Pouya, Vivian Wong

Participating DJs curated by ArtDontSleep and Dublab.com:
Aaron Byrd, Adrian Younge, Al Jackson, Alfred Hawkins, Alter, Andrew Meza, Anthony Valadez, B+, Carlos Nino, Coleman, Destroyer, DJ Moni, DJ Shiva, Expo, Frosty, GLK, Hawthorne Headhunters, Haycock, House Shoes, Inka One, Jun, Knxdlge, Kristi Lomax, Lady Sha, Lee Bannon, Marc deClive Lowe, Matthew David, Monalisa, Mndsgn, Mono/Poly, Mr. NumberOnederful, Plann B., Rani D., Rhettmatic, Seano, Scott K & special guests.

Also Featuring:
Live T-shirt Printing By: Hit+Run featuring peace and antiwar graphics
Peace Altar By: Ofelia Esparza and ZAN
Laser Graffiti By: Buff Laser 2000
Peace Photo Project By: Azul 213
Stenciling Demonstrations & Workshops By: Oscar Magallanes and Leo Limón

WHAT:
Large selection of fine art, limited-edition prints and pro-peace posters on view, chronicling the creative responses to the current military conflicts in the Middle East/North Africa/Central Asia, The Global War on Terror, the Drug Wars and other wars on marginalized peoples.

Live art demonstrations and workshops to engage the audience in creative activities ranging from painting, t-shirt printing, stenciling, performance art and altar-making

Teach-ins with grassroots activist-partners from Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Code Pink, Youth Justice Coalition, Antiwar.com, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, and Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) in effort to inform and energize attendees in transforming their own lives and communities

Peace Photo Project will be taking portraits of attendees as activists for Peace, LA Vs. WAR video art program and more

Preview the LA Vs. WAR event program:
http://vswar.org/pdf/LA-Vs-WAR-TRIFOLD-program-final.pdf

When:
Friday, September 9th, 2011 – Sunday, September 11th, 2011
12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Where:
The Vortex
2341 E. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Entry: $5.00 Suggested Donation
All Ages

For more information and updates visit: www.vswar.org
Like LA Vs. War on Facebook: www.facebook.com/vswar
Follow LA Vs. War on Twitter: www.twitter.com/lavswar

About LA Vs. War II
LA Vs. WAR II is a not-for-profit project that will live on past the September 2011 Los Angeles event under the name Vs. WAR. The show will evolve and travel to other cities bringing its unique model of creative resistance and collaboration to other communities. Originally organized out of the Yo! Peace poster show, the first LA Vs. WAR welcomed 6000 attendees and gained widespread impact on a national scale.

About John Carr / LA Vs. War Creator & Curator
John Carr is an internationally acclaimed artist, designer and curator based in downtown Los Angeles. He is the curator of Yo! What Happened to Peace? a traveling peace/antiwar poster exhibition and editor of a poster art book by the same name. In 2008 Carr created LA Vs. War, earning the Center for the Study of Political Graphics “Art as a Hammer” award for his achievements.

Brainfeeder, Music Box, Los Angeles

BRAINFEEDER L.A. – Filmed by Michael Park Edited by Eric Coleman / Mochilla

Dublab Summer Series at Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park

dublab summer series at Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park.

dublab summer series at Levitt Pavilion, MacArthur Park.

Come join us for a series of dublab presented happenings under the open sky in one of LA’s most incredibly soulful venues, Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park. These shows have all been crafted to illuminate and electrify our community. We hope you can be part of these creative gatherings.

08.13.11 = HEATING UP: A TROPICAL DANCE PARTY with Hoseh, 
El-Haru Kuroi, Mochilla DJs & special guests.

08.20.11 = A BRAINFEEDER RECORDS SHOWCASE with Teebs, Austin Peralta & Daedelus.

08.27.11 = COSMIC HARP : A TRIBUTE TO ALICE COLTRANE with The Universal Consciousness Harp Ensemble under the direction of Radha Botofasina, The Paul Livingstone Trio & more.

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM / Free / All Ages

levittla.org / dublab.com

Flyer by: Diego Herrera

LA VS WAR II, September 2011

wylde[passion]flowers vs war [!!!] » *like* L.A. vs WAR on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/p​ages/LA-Vs-WAR/16988896306​4644

LA VS WAR II

September 9, 10, 11 2011
Noon to Midnight

At
The Vortex
2341 E. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Parking will be available in nearby lots, please follow signs at the venue.

LA Vs. WAR II will mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11 2001 attacks with a massive group art exhibition and event taking place in Downtown LA from 9/9/11 to 9/11/11. Artists from LA and beyond will examine the questions: After 10 years of the Global War on Terror, where do we now stand as a nation? Is the world a safer place? Where does the Peace movement go from here?

FEATURING

ART EXHIBITION
Curated by Yo! Peace, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Political Gridlock, and Ad Hoc Art. Will feature fine art and limited edition prints by a mix of local and out-of-town artists. A participating artist list we be displayed here as it becomes available.

LIVE ART

Graffiti & Live Art by some of LA’s most notorious artists, curated by Crewest Gallery & Mobile Mural Lab.
Live t-shirt printing by Hit+Run featuring peace & antiwar graphics. Customize a t-shirt or bring your own apparel.
Stenciling demonstrations and workshops organized by Oscar Magallanes & others.
Peace Altar by Ofelia Esparza and friends. Bring your own photos and mementos to add to the powerful meditation for Peace.
Peace Photo Project will be taking portraits of attendees as activists for Peace.
Laser Graffiti interactive experience hosted by buffLaser2000

TEACH-INS
In the honored tradition of the peace movement’s “teach-in,” come listen and interact with speakers from our grassroots activist partners Iraq Veterans Against the War, Antiwar.com, Center for the Study of Political Graphics and others. Schedules to be announced.

MUSIC
LA Vs. WAR II welcomes the return of an all-star DJ lineup curated by Dublab.com and ArtDontSleep. DJ schedules will be listed here as they become available.

Please donate to the Project on Kickstarter if you’re able: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1716253169/la-vs-war-art-for-peace-in-the-hope-era

FROLAB Presents: “Sneak Show” The RobertGlasper Experiment Trio w/Chris “Daddy” Dave & Derrick Hodge!

FROLAB Presents: “Sneak Show” The @RobertGlasper Experiment Trio ChrisdDaddyDave & DerrickHodge + Special Guest LA- 8/03

It goes down Aug 3rd at the historic Angel’s Piano Bar in Santa Monica

$10 Entry Doors at 11pm

Ages 21+

$7 Valet Parking next Door

This event will sell out!

Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge & Chris “Daddy” Dave are sneaking into LA to give the west coast a dose of what NYC gets often an Experiment Experience .

via Frolab.com

Take an audible trip to brasil and back via Mochilla!

Mochilla presents Sertão, An Evening with DJ Nuts (Brazil) + more!

Join us Saturday July 30th in downtown Los Angeles as we welcome:

DJ NUTS

from Brasilwith a Live performance by
IARA RENNO To top off the night we got DJ Sets by
COLEMAN
and
B+ digging deep into their brasilian crates!

Take an audible trip to brasil w/ Mochilla and friends!
Saturday, July 30th, 2011 | 9pm-2am

Located at: NoLa’s 734 E 3rd. Street, Los Angeles. | side note, the food there is FANTASTIC, so have your dinner with us and dance it off to some samba!!!

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EVENT REVIEW & SLIDESHOW : Brainfeeder LA

EVENT REVIEW & SLIDESHOW : Brainfeeder LA, Music Box June 2011 | FusicologY.COM

I’ve been to the Music Box several times but never have I witnessed such a grand set up of sound:

Perfectly vertically-aligned bass amps making the stage look like it was elegantly lowered, and of course creating that deep PureFilth sound that the Brainfeeder Crew is known for. I walked into the melodic sounds of Teebs transitioning into Samiyam‘s classic rapbeats and sneak peaks off his upcoming Sam Baker’s Album to be released on Brainfeeder.

Gaslamp Killer’s set was magnificent, weaving through classics, samples and original productions. Austin Peralta and Thundercat’s duet set was like a flight through the cosmos preparing the audience for Flying Lotus’ stellar performance.

They joined him on stage with Carla Azar from Autolux on drums, playing both unreleased and highly anticipated joints like “Do The Astro Plane”. The Brainfeeder LA show was a symphony of beats and visuals that continued throughout the night and Fusicology was there to witness it.

words/article: Ro\WyldeFlower
Music Box, June 2011

Check out the PHOTOS/SLIDESHOW, shot by Mike Park

Assorted Flavor: Group Show. Los Angeles, CA.

Assorted Flavor
-group show-

Featuring works by:
Jason Jagel, Greg Lamarche, Patrick Martinez, Saber, Push, Augustine Kofie and Kevin Ancell 

Opening Reception:
Saturday June 18th 2011 8pm-11pm at Known Gallery

Exhibition runs through July 9th 2011

KNOWN GALLERY 441 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036

-also-

LA Sign Language 
A dialog with the streets of Los Angeles seen through the eyes of visual artist Patrick Martinez and filmmaker/cinematographer Chaim Diesto.

watch it here:

Shot and edited by: Chaim Diesto
Directed by: Patrick Martinez
more info: patrickmartinez.com

FRENZY hosted by Stephen and Damian Marley SUNDAY 6/12

Sunday, June 12th, 2011 : Stephen and Damian Marley host FRENZY
Sunday, June 12th, 2011 : Stephen and Damian Marley host FRENZY

FRENZY 


Revelation : The Root of Life : Release Party

hosted by:
Damian and Stephen Marley


music by:

DJ JFX | Byze One | J.Rocc


SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH, 2011 | 1248 S. FIGUEROA St. LA, 90015

5:30pm-9:45pm JamaicanBBQ/RoofTopLounge | 9:45-2am bar/club
$15 presale tickets available at iconlaultralounge.com | $20 at the door
visit http://fusicology.com/event/frenzy for more info*

Earlier this year B+ traveled to Jamaica along with the Distant Relative crew, check out one of the videos w/Damian, Stephen and Nas that came out of that trip…

Gaby Hernandez and The Life Force Trio

Please join us for a celebration of the Summer Solstice and Gaby’s Birthday!

Gaby Hernandez and The Life Force Trio June 22nd, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 – 8:00pm

Angel’s – 2460 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, California 90403
http://angelssantamonica.com/

Gaby Hernandez & The Life Force Trio – 10:30pm
- http://www.corde.co.jp/release/index001.php?id=70&ra=ACM795KG8
- http://www.corde.co.jp/artist/index001.php?id=49&ra=AFGI9EKVF
- http://twitter.com/gabysings

With a very special solo guitar performance by:
Fabiano do Nascimento – 9:30pm
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Guitarist-Fabiano-do-Nascimento/184928754878060

DJ Mark Maxwell – 8:30pm, and throughout
http://www.myspace.com/risekpfk

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Braza! feat. B+ and Eric Coleman Party June 3, 2011 @ SOM SF

brazasf.com

Once a month, Braza! is taking a faithful crowd on a musical trip around Brazil to explore the rhythms and sounds of Samba, Funk, Batucada, MPB, Broken Beat, Tropicália, Hip Hop, Forró, House, Boogie, Soul, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Disco, Jazz, Bossa Nova, and so much more this great country has to offer.

Whether it’s Kento playing his recent finds from a Brazilian family visit or Vanka and Elan playing the contemporary rhythms of Baile Funk and Brazilian house you’re guaranteed to see groups of Brazilian transplants moving and socializing. But what gives Braza its lively reputation and charm is the addition of live Brazilian percussion players, iconic Brazilian images being projected onto SOM’s wall, and even food carts serving up native delights.. The party achieves the difficult task of not only bringing the sights, sounds, and tastes of Brazil but most importantly a spirit that usually can only be found 6,476 miles away.

Line up:
Special Guest:
B and Eric Coleman (Mochilla, LA)

Resident DJs:
Kento
Vanka
Elan

Hosted by Antonio Guedes

Visuals by 
Caasi
mochilla.com
facebook.com/​brazasf
myspace.com/​brazasf
som-bar.com

Music

Music & video clips taken from Obrigado Dilla – A tribute to Dilla at the Brasilintime premiere show at SESC Pompeii in Sao Paulo.

A Celebration of 25 Years: A Review of the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA

In commemoration of its 25th year, the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA releases a documentary that looks back through its history with festival footage and exclusive interviews with past producers. From its humble beginnings to its acclaimed present, the JazzReggae Festival has been entertaining Southern California since 1986 with performances by Erykah Badu, The Roots, and Damien Marley. From interviews with the festival’s founder Ron Richards to a fish-eyed view of the Roots performance in 2008, the documentary explores the JazzReggae Festival’s history, tradition, and importance as a cultural institution in Los Angeles. For further information, please visit jazzreggaefest.com!

directed and edited by Greg the Dude.