Events for the week [8/10 – 8/16]

Monday [2night]

  • Funkmosphere [w/Dam-Funk] – @ Carbon. 9300 Venice Blvd [Culver City]. FREE. 9pm-2am [Funk music].
  • SuperSoul Spectacular [w/Anthony Valadez, Roarkyd, & Jason Joseph [w/live band] @ The Libertine. 8210 W. Sunset Blvd [W. Hollywood]. FREE. 7pm-2am [Soul Music].
  • Good Music Mondays [w/DJ Blvd & Frank-E] – @ Bamboo. 14304 Telegraph Rd [Whittier]. FREE. 930pm-130am [Hiphop/Soul/Jazz/Reggae/Funk].

Tuesday [8/11/09].

  • Milk & Honey [w/DJ Rico] – @ Bar Lubitsch. 7702 Santa Monica Blvd [W. Hollywood]. FREE. 8pm-12am [Hiphop/Middle Eastern Dancehall/Rare Grooves/Reggae/Afro Funk/Baltimore Club].
  • Can I Kick It? Tuesdays – @ Plush Design Lab. 207 N. Harbor Blvd [Downtown Fullerton]. FREE. 10pm-2am [Soul/Funk/Hiphop/Reggae/Classics]. Be on the lookout for “Yes You Can” Saturdays!
  • “Go!” A Monthly Musical Excursion [w/Plann.B, Endo, Frank-E, Concise, Analog, & Baby Bubba] @ The Continental Room. 115 W. Santa Fe Ave [Fullerton]. Every 2nd Tuesday. FREE. 10pm-2am [Hiphop/Soul/Jazz/Funk/Afrobeat/House/Reggae/Latin/and everything in between].
  • Pum Pum Tuesdays [w/Q, Higher, & White Lightning] – @ Nacional. 1645 Wilcox Ave [Hollywood]. $10 [free b4 11pm if youre on the guestlist (guestlist & info 323/980.3444)]. 10pm-2am [Roots/Hiphop/Dancehall].
  • Transmissions [w/Cee Brown] – @ Grand Star. 943 N. Broadway [Chinatown]. FREE. 9pm-2am [Soul/Hiphop/Afrobeat/Funk/Latin/Classics].
  • Rock Jamaica – Reggae On The Roof – @ Kress. 6608 Hollywood Blvd (entrance is off of Schrader) [Hollywood]. $10 [FREE b4 10pm w/rsvp (] 9pm-2am [Hiphop/Reggae].

Wednesday [8/12/09]

  • Low End Theory [w/dj’s Bullion, Lexicon, & Eskmo] – @ The Airliner. 2419 N. Broadway [LA]. $10 guests; $5 members. 10pm-2am [they play EVERYTHANG!!]
  • West LA Summer Concert Series [performers: Murphy’s Law & Los Pinguos] – @ The West LA Civic Center (@ The BandShell). 1645 N. Corinth [LA]. FREE. 7am-10pm (NOTE: @ the West Los Angeles Civic Center off Santa Monica Blvd & Purdue (just west of Sawtelle/405) behind the public Library. There is street parking and a free parking lot on Purdue & Iowa, directly behind the civic center complex. Say “West LA Summer Concert Series” at the door for ease. Check for details)
  • APARTMENT WEST! [w/MYSTIC, Rhettmatic, The Mighty Junebugg, & El Boogie] – @ The Cellar. 201 E. Broadway [Downtown LBC]. $4. Every 2nd Wednesday. 9pm-2am [Classic Soul/Hiphop/Afrobeat/Dancehall/Soulful House/+more]. rsvp at
  • Dub Club [w/various DJs] – @ The Echoplex. 1154 Glendale Blvd (below The Echo) [Echo Park/LA]. $10. 9pm-2am [Reggae/Dancehall/Dub].
  • Soul In The Park [w/Wiseacre, Concise, & Rani D] – @ Footsie’s Bar. 2640 N. Figueroa Ave [LA]. Every 2nd & 4th Wed. FREE. 930pm-2am [Soul/Rare Grooves].

Thursday [8/13/09]

  • Afro Funke [w/Mando Fever, Jeremy Sole, Glenn Red] – @ Zanzibar. 1301 5th St [Santa Monica]. $10. 9pm-2am [Afro Funk].
  • Dirty, Dirty House Club [w/Tony Powell] – @ Akbar. 4356 Sunset Blvd (@ Fountain) [Hollywood]. $5. 10pm-2am [Deep & Funky House].
  • Rootdown [w/DJ Jedi, Music Man Miles, Ervin, Loslito, Sloe Poke, Expo, Gazoo, Dusk (in Memory)] – @ El Cid. 4212 Sunset Blvd [Silverlake]. $5 b4 1030pm; $7 after [free w/rsvp:] 9pm-2am [Hiphop/Soul/Funk/Classics]
  • DOWNTOWN LA ARTWALK (Every 2nd thursday)! – in Downtown LA [Bordering Spring & Main, & 2nd-9th sts]. All the galleries are FREE to get in [there are a couple of NEW ones that opened. it starts at noon-9pm [some galleries close a lil later], but get there around 6pm for the real action.
  • Relations – All Things HOUSE! [w/Kerry, Late, & Tabala] – @ The Vine Bar. 1235 N. Vine Ave [Hollywood]. FREE. Drink specials: $3 draft beer; $5 vodka redbull til 11pm. rsvp thru 9pm-2am [Deep House/Nu Jazz/Soul].
  • SOUL CINEMA!: Official Launch Party [every 2nd & 4th thursdays] – @ Seven Restaurant Bar. 555 w. 7th st [@ Grand – Downtown LA]. Enjoy a movie, have dinner, and dance all night- in the same spot! FREE. 9pm-2am [Hiphop/Soul/Rare Grooves].

Friday [8/14/09].

  • “FREEDOM FOR ALL!” Benefit Show [w/Immortal Technique, Mystic, ChinoXL, Diabolic, & other special guests; Hosted by Poison Pen & Fidel Rodriguez (DFR)] – @ The Knitting Factory. 7021 Hollywood Blvd [Hollywood]. $20. 8pm-1am.
  • Redman, Method Man, & Ghostface Killah, + special guests! – @ Canes Bar & Grill. 3105 Ocean Front Walk [San Diego]. $35. 9pm-2am.
  • Soul Sessions! presents: 90s Throwback [w/The Remitch, Concise, Plann.B, Goldenchyld, Expo, Ninja Simone, Baby Bubba, B-Nasty, + the BGC Organ Trio (band)] – @ the Grand Star. 943 N. Broadway [Chinatown]. $3 drink specials til 11pm. $5 b4 1030; $10 after. 9pm-2am [Hiphop/Old School Classics/Funk/Soul/Jazz/R&B/Latin/Fusion].
  • Soundlessons [w/Garth Trinidad, J-Logic, Kutmah Fresh, Big Brother Zeke; Hosted By Gio Basicalli & Aloe Blacc] – @ El Cid. 4212 Sunset Blvd [Silverlake]. $5 b4 11pm, $10 after. 930-3pm [Trip-Hop/Soul/Hip-Hop/Deep House/Jazztronica/Broken Beat/Boogie Funk/Salsa/Samba/Brazilian/Classic Rock/New Wave/Eighties & Nineties/Dirty Disco/Electro/Acid Jazz/Classic Motown Sounds/R&B/Reggae/& other great sounds].
  • Escuela Soul [w/Melaaza, Dizam, Tron7Sieze] – @ the Industry Jazz & Cafe Lounge. 6039 Washington Blvd [Culver City]. FREE. 9pm-2am [worldly music (Afro-Latin rhythms/Samba/Reggae/Afrobeat/Soulful House, + more)].
  • Vibrant Fridays [w/Anthony Valadez; hosted by KG Superstar]. – @ Zanzibar. 1301 5th St [Santa Monica]. $7 [rsvp/bottle service/guestlist thru]. 9pm-2am [Hiphop/R&B/Soul/Reggae].
  • 5 Dollar Fridays! – @ Life On Wilshire. 6311 Wilshire Blvd [@ Crescent Heights – LA]. $5 all night [including all drinks, especially the TOP SHELF DRINKS!] 9pm-2am [all music styles; requesting music is strongly encouraged!].

Saturday [8/15/09].

  • Redman, Method Man, & Ghostface Killah, + special guests! @ HOB Sunset. 8430 W. Sunset Blvd [W. Hollywood]. $40. 9pm-2am
  • FFWD Saturdays [w/Anthony Valadez] – @ Little Temple Bar. 4519 Santa Monica Blvd [@ Virgil – Silverlake]. $7 [rsvp/guestlist/bottle service thru]. 9pm-2am [hiphop/r&b/soul/funk/classics].
  • Quantic & His Combo Barbaro: Live & direct from Cali, Colombia [w/ J-Rocc, Numark, Sake-1, Ganas] – @ The Echoplex. 1154 Glendale Blvd [Echo Park/LA]. $15 presale; $20 door entry. 9pm-2am [everythang. worldly music + more].
  • J-Ross Parrelli’s ALBUM RELEASE PARTY [CONGRATS LADY! I’m so proud and happy for you! (w/ The Mighty Junebugg, Sowut!, Lin Ling Violinist, Human Beat Box, + more)]. The Rhythm Lounge. 245 Pine Ave [Downtown LBC]. $7; her cd will be given to you with admission. 10pm-2am.

Sunday [8/16/09].

  • Do-Over! @ Crane’s Tavern. 1611 N. El Centro [Hollywood]. FREE. 2-10pm.
  • John Forte LIVE @ Sonido Sundays @ Little Temple Bar. 4519. Santa Monica Blvd. $5.
  • Sunkiss SundaysThe Falcon. 7213 W. Sunset Blvd. 3-10pm. FREE w/rsvp:
  • Spoken Funk [Poetry + Comedy] at the MBar. 1253 N. Vine [@ Fountain]. $10, $15 VIP. 8-11pm.
  • Sundae LA @ Space15Twenty. 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd. 12-845pm. FREE.
  • Sunset Sundays Reggae Boat Cruise in Long Beach! Dock 4, Rainbow Harbor is the location of the boat. $25 presale tickets;  $35 day of event. order them online at Boarding and partying begins @ 530pm, departs @ 7pm, arrives back @ 930pm.

Courtesy of Fusicology LA.




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