Music, Dance, Film, Art & Cultural Events October 14 – 20

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A very pleasant sunny week in the 80s in store…Summer never really left LA, did it? This week, Subsuelo is getting funky on Wednesday with our good friend Luis Narino’s band, Noble Creatures, in the house and the Funky Sole DJs! Enjoy the warm weather while it lasts, folks! Because all good things come to an end and that includes the last Bodega for the year! So come out this Sunday and go out with a bang with Cut Chemist on the decks!

MON 10/14     TUE 10/15    WED 10/16    THU 10/17    FRI 10/18    SAT 10/19    SUN 10/20

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Luna Lovers Premiere and 10 Reasons why I Love Las Cafeteras

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It was quite a party at Las Cafeteras Luna Lovers premiere party last week. La Santa Cecilia, Maria del Pilar, Irene Diaz and La Chamba Chicha Cumbia were in the house and big shout out to John Cantú and crew for their work on the gorgeous video and Mucho Musica and Vincent Price Art Musuem for hosting the event open to the community. It was great to see how far Las Cafeteras have come…it reminded me of the reasons I dig them so much, not just as a band but a fine group of decent, hardworking and dedicated people. Enjoy their Luna Lovers video at the end of the list!

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Youth Over Violence Graduation Ceremony with Quetzal and Las Cafeteras

Peace Over Violence (formerly Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women) is a nonprofit that has was one of the first of its kind in the country formed in 1971 to prevent violence against women. In their 42 years, they’ve expanded their mission to preventing all forms of violence and protecting all victims of violence, and this Friday, August 9, Peace Over Violence will graduate a class of 21 youth leaders dedicated towards violence prevention in our communities. The event is at CARECEN (Central American Resource Center) and is free to the public (RSVP to James@peaceoverviolence.org). Come celebrate and support positive grass-roots action in our community and enjoy performances by 2 of LA’s most socially conscious bands, Grammy-winning band Quetzal and Las Cafeteras.



Las Cafeteras Teaser of Luna Lovers & Special World Premiere!


(Update 8/8/13: Here is the online premiere of the video on LA Weekly. You can catch them next at the Peace Over Violence graduation ceremony at CARECEN on Friday, 8/9.
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: Here is the RSVP link for the special premiere event by Las Cafeteras and Mucho Music for Luna Lovers video on Tuesday, August 6, at the Vincent Price Art Museum in East LA! This is a can’t miss event!)
Looks like East LA artivists Las Cafeteras have a real treat in store with their next music video with elaborate costumes & storyline befitting their enchanting song Luna Lovers. At their live performances, while their rousing anthem, La Bamba Rebelde, gets audiences jumping on their feet, Luna Lovers is a sweet ballad that has crowds swooning and I can’t wait to see it. Enjoy the sneak preview and just announced on their Facebook page, if you sign up for their newsletter on their site tonight, you’ll be one of the first to receive a link in the morning to RSVP to a very special, intimate world premiere event! Space is limited so sign up quick!

3+ Subsuelo Parties this Week June 19-22!

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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….)

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Ceci Bastida, Las Cafeteras and Subsuelo: A Triple Header Debut of RemezcLab on May 18

That’s right, gente! Remezcla is kicking off RemezcLab, “an in-house Latin culture incubator, a testing-ground for new ideas, voices, and creations” and they’re featuring 3 innovators of the Latin culture scene together in one spectacular night! It’s free with Chivas providing free drinks so RSVP now before May 13!

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Grand Performances: Summer 2013 Lineup of Global Music & Culture!

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Hot off the (Internet) Press! Grand Performances just announced their Summer lineup of free summer concerts by amazing artists from around the world! I haven’t had a chance to read up on the artists yet but I already recognize my favorites Novalima from Peru and our very own beloved Las Cafeteras from East LA! Continue reading