Subsuelo just got done celebrating their 2nd anniversary last month and within the last year, they’ve quickly grown from an underground monthly event in a small intimate bar in Boyle Heights to throwing big special events with partners like Mad Decent and Nickodemus. The Subsuelo crew have a quickly growing, glowing reputation for collaborating with other great artists to create something genre-defying and with such a unique blend of world-crossing music all in one night, it’s no wonder they seem to be everywhere in LA these days! If you thought 3 Subsuelo parties in one month was intense — can you handle THREE+ of THEM…this WEEK?!? (Why the +? Keep reading….)
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 – Subsuelo featuring LAS CAFETERAS with special guest Raul Pacheco of OZOMATLI
@ Eastside Luv Bar, 1835 E 1st St Los Angeles, CA 90033 – 8pm doors, $5, 21+
The monthly Subsuelo at the original location features one of my favorite band in LA, Las Cafeteras. I never miss one of their shows! These cats not only set the roof on fire, they do it with a mixture of traditional Son Jarocho and powerful social commentary in their lyrics. Joining them is Raul Pacheco, Ozomatli guitarist. And trust Subsuelo when they say, “In the spirit of cross-genre collaboration, we got a few surprises for this show.” Come early or be left outside of this tiny venue in the long line!
Saturday, June 22, 2013 – Subsuelo @ Parque La Paloma
@ Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007 – 7-11pm, Free, All Ages
Subsuelo is partnering with Mercado La Paloma, one of my favorite cultural centers, for their Parque La Paloma, a community event that transforms their parking lot into an accessible park space with pony rides, a petting zoo, clowns, a basketball court, all of the amazing foods from Mercado La Paloma and a day full of live Oaxacan entertainment for the entire family! Then Subsuelo starts the evening action on the dance floor, exploring the rich musical culture of Oaxaca and infusing it with their signature take on world music with tropical funk, cumbia, hip-hop and flamenco. This is probably the 1st all ages show I’ve seen them do, so all you under-21s can finally experience the Subsuelo vibe.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 – System Krush Summer Series LA
@ MadAve, 310 N. Westmoreland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004 – 9pm-2am, $10, 21+
System Krush is a collective of musicians, producers, filmmakers and cinematographers from around the world. They promote different cultures from the traditional to the groundbreaking fusion that’s happening around the world in music, art and film. Its Summer Series in L.A. brings together diverse crowds and celebrates upcoming artists with their fingers on the pulse of what’s happening in Urban Music across the globe, like The Gaslamp Killer who will be headlining the show, Pac Div hip hop trio, DJ RFA from Brazil and Subsuelo. If Subsuelo’s got the insane energy to do 2 events head-to-head this Saturday, you better take it easy the night before if you’re gonna keep up…don’t worry, the event is until 2am…ignore the flyer typo.
PLUS: the Subsuelo DJs are always spinning their talents at different events like this one….
Thursday, June 20, 2013 – Purgatorio Premiere Party
@ Nola’s – A Taste of New Orleans, 734 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013 – 9:30pm-2am, Free, 21+
PURGATORIO: A Journey Into The Heart Of The Border is a poetic and pensive look at the US/Mexico border through documentary. The heavy film has screened in Mexico and Brasil and will be making its US premiere at LA Film Fest. Join us as we celebrate the LA Film Fest premiere of PURGATORIO with an after party at NOLA’s in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Meet the film’s director and enjoy sounds from the Latin American diaspora and beyond provided by some of LA’s finest DJs: B+ (MOCHILLA), CANYON CODY (SUBSUELO), COLEMAN (MOCHILLA), DJ FRESKO (LISTEN/SOUL.SCIENZ)