Archive for August, 2010
Next Downtown Music Project
Friday August 27, 2010
Free Concert Crawl
Music Center Plaza
135 North Grand Avenue
Dance Downtown – Throw Back Night (60′s Dance Crazes)
Free Dance Lessons @ 6PM
(Music Center’s Dance Downtown)
Noe Jazz Lounge
251 South Olive Street:
Rick Michaels Live Jazz 7PM
The O Hotel Bar
819 South Flower Street
Live Flamenco Jazz. A modern day adaption of styles primarily those of Spain by way of So. California.
Hybrid Rumba @7PM (www.myspace.com/hybridrumba)
Movies on the Plaza: Summer Outdoor Film Series
244 S. San Pedro Street
Sounds of a New Hope with live hip hop performance by Kiwi
The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center @ 5PM
Broadway Bar Funky Beatz
830 South Broadway @ 10PM
DJ Tony C. spinning soul/Motown classics, old school funk & more
350 South Grand Ave
Paul Zaloom: A Toy Theater Puppet Show
@ Grand Performances Stage 8PM
Five Star Bar
267 South Main Street @10PM
(FREE! with mention of DOWNTOWN MUSIC PROJECT)
Miss Chain and the Broken Heels (www.myspace.com/misschainandthebrokenheels)
Clorox Girls (www.myspace.com/cloroxgirls)
ALL SHOWS ARE ABSOLUTELY FREE
Saturday August 21st is perhaps the most anticipated night at Grand Performances. Nortec Colllective LIVE!
California Plaza @ 350 S. Grand Ave Downtown Los Angeles
Come see TIJUANA like you’ve never seen it before:
AFTER NORTEC PARTY @ CASA COCINA Y CANTINA (California Plaza -just 100 yards from Grand Performances stage)
Playing August 13th 2010:
About Gooby Goo & Peekers:
Gooby Goo (A.K.A. Grahm Baker) has been performing all around southern California for many years opening for George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic & various other world renowned artists. Peekers (A.K.A. Ai Kusuhara) has been involved in Los Angeles Indie Rock music scene for a long time. She has been performing with bands such as “Pink Mochi” who she went on tour with in Canada opening for the “Suicide Girls”. She is an accomplished music composer for film & tv. Together their collaboration brings fresh and new approach to rock music.
About Boyz Skule:
“Incorporating elements of classic rock, punk, folk, blues, soul music, and a wicked obsession for Swedish mega-pop…”
Free concerts at California Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles on the 2nd Friday of every month. The program includes performances by local emerging indie bands. The concert series is a collaborative effort by the Downtown Music Project, Isgoodmusic, SideCho Records, Dramaturgy Promotions, Casa Downtown and the artists themselves.
Rolando Marin of the Downtown Music Project describes the event as an opportunity to see SXSW (South by Southwest) performers with out having to fly to Austin. Catch a show by a future Coachella performer before they make it big. Recently, local bands like the Airborne Toxic Event and Silversun Pickups went from playing small local venues to sold-out arenas worldwide. Indie music is to Los Angeles today what grunge music was to Seattle in the 90′s. There’s an abundance of local talent and its thrilling to see these bands evolve and succeed. Every month, Friday Night Sessions will introduce a new line-up of bands you won’t want to miss.
Flavorpill Describes the event: “If there is such a thing as a formula to LA’s culture of the moment, it might look like this: warm nights + outdoor venues + free tickets + local buzz bands. Friday Night Sessions takes over Downtown’s Cal Plaza once a month and brings you what they like to call “pre-Coachella” next-big-thing lineups, and they’ve got a pretty good track record to back that up.”
Los Angeles Downtown News says: “Best small music venue in Downtown Los Angeles”
Other notable mentions include: LA Weekly, LA Times, About.com, nbc.com, wiredla.com, OC Register, YELP, Metro, Press Telegram and many more.