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August Downtown Music Project

Thursday, August 26th, 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 (

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

California Plaza
350 South Grand Ave
Paul Zaloom: A Toy Theater Puppet Show
@ Grand Performances Stage 8PM

Five Star Bar
267 South Main Street @10PM
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Miss Chain and the Broken Heels (
Clorox Girls (

Casey’s Irish Pub
613 South Grand Ave
The Mormons @ 11PM (
Shirley Rolls @ 12:30PM (


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California Plaza on Friday the 13th

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Friday Night Sessions @ California Plaza

Playing August 13th 2010:

Gooby Goo & Peekers (
Boyz Skule (

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,,,, OC Register, YELP, Metro, Press Telegram and many more.

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Upcoming July Shows @ California Plaza

Thursday, July 8th, 2010


07/24: Global Strings & Latin Night:
Conjunto Hueyapan & friends
(@8PM Grand Performances)
La Santa Maria & Umoverde
(@10PM Casa stage)

Conjunto Hueyapan @ Grand Performances Stage 8PM

La Santa Maria @ Casa Stage 10PM

Umoverde @ Casa Stage 11:30PM


07/30: Downtown Music Project:

Lula Washington Dance, Music & Drums show
(@8PM Grand Performances)
Indie Rock Night with Fictionist & Robotanists
(@10PM Casa stage California Plaza)
Full schedule with more venues and artists in surrounding downtown areas coming soon


07/31: Latin Eclectica Night:
Pacha Massive (@8PM Grand Performances)
Yupnowz & Trestles (@10PM Casa stage)

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