Cali Hustle: Come to One of LA’s Best Live Music Monthlies!

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(UPDATE 10/6/13: Next Cali Hustle is Tue Oct 8!)
Cali Hustle is a monthly free live music night, every 2nd Tuesday at The Virgil in Silverlake, featuring Quetzal Guerrero and his band and DJ Miss Sunny Z spinning the decks. Each month, they invite other wonderful emerging, independent bands and DJs to join them. It’s an eclectic night of music and dancing that I think is one of the best undiscovered secrets in LA!

They call it Cali Hustle for the eclectic blend of music being played, “California Soul, Samba, Reggae, Rock & More”, but I think the night is aptly named for another reason: we’re lucky so many talented musicians come here from all over the country and the world for the Cali dream and they hustle and work tirelessly at their craft and passion to bring us great music. I can’t think of an artist as talented and hard-working, yet as undiscovered as Quetzal Guerrero. Originally from Arizona and of American, Mexican and Brazilian heritage, Quetzal is a violin virtuoso, having studied since age 4, and combining that with his singing, songwriting and mastery of guitar and percussion, his music is a rich, unique blend of soul, funk, bossa nova, reggae and rock.

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Gas Station Karaoke turns Couple into Internet Sensation!

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This week’s internet viral pick-me-up! A man gets startled the gas pump is speaking to him and he and his wife aren’t shy to break out into spontaneous song and dance! Thank you, Will and Monifa Sims! My hope in people is restored…so wherever you are this weekend, sing and dance like no one’s watching (or not care if you’re being broadcast to millions on TV)! If you couldn’t get enough of this irresistibly happy couple, catch their encore below on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Apparently the most interesting people in LA are in Burbank — if you thought the Sims were hilarious, check out Goorgen and learn how to shift it! Continue reading