Tag Archives: Los Angeles

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

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

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

South L.A. Power Fest | Sept 3rd!

PF_Social_Flyer_Instagram

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

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

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

HOSTED BY:
JIMETTA ROSE

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

LIVE Screen printing by Hit+Run

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

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

#OurVoteOurVoice
#southLApowerfest

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

Power-Fest-Print-4x6-Final-2

There is Only Now | Souls Of Mischief | #LA

Print

Linear Labs and ArtDontSleep presents:

THERE IS ONLY NOW Live at The Mayan Theatre

Thursday September 4, 2014

Live Performances By:

Souls of Mischief w/ Adrian Younge‘s Venice Dawn

& Surprise Special Guests.

The Pharcyde (Live 5 Piece Band including Mike Realm)

Blu and Exile feat Dag SavageChoosey and Surprise Guests

Hosted By: Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest)

DJ Sets By:

Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest)

House Shoes & Rhettmatic

Sound Reinforcement provided by Pure Filth

21+ || Doors Open at 6pm

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

213) 746-4674

TICKETS: 

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

Physical Ticket Locations:

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

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

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

 

Printmore info: artdontsleep.com

 

 

 

Nueve: 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*

nueve_square_heart
+++++++++++++++

*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
++++++++++++++++

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.

536216_10201788471740894_158467539_n
www.thegaslampkiller.com

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.

_________________________________

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

LosTresMarks-e1381177612538
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

_________________________________

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

_________________________________

alice-russell-by-kenny-mccracken-675-675x450

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

_________________________________

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

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

944727_10151981600268626_1102451427_n
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
.===================================== Sunday, July 21, 2013
ArtDontSleep presents
A Celebration of Fela Kuti

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

Special Guest DJ:
Rich Medina

Opening Performance by:
Moses Sumney

Local Djs:
Jeremy Sole

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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