friday april 5 | melody yacht club

I’m back in East Hollywood CA’s ‘Virgil Village’ enclave on Friday April 5th from 7-11pm for just the third installment of what I’m half-heartedly calling ‘Melody Yacht Club.’ Since my appearances have only begun to have regularity, I haven’t fully decided to brand it with a name that I will forever love and remember with deep feelings of nostalgia. Maybe by my next post.

However, a friend and I have already been bouncing taglines back and forth, so things are getting off the ground. Some are borrowed verbatim from the internet but all are plays on existing band names, song titles, movie phrases and what not. Here are a few of my favorites so far:

“Drop it like it’s yacht” (already in circulation, but thanks @suaverob1 for sharing!)
“Some like it yacht” (courtesy of TMS!)
“Hit me with your best yacht” (courtesy of TMS!)
“Jenny from the yacht” (courtesy of TMS!)
“Talk yachty to me” (courtesy of TMS!)
and my personal fave…
“It’s gettin’ yacht in hurr” (this one’s mine!)

If a great tagline I could use pops into your mind after having read those above, email me if you’re so inclined! I’ll totally give you a shout on any future posts.

Anyway, this event also coincides with Virgil Village’s First Fridays community social night, so I’m looking forward to some great energy around the neighborhood and inside Melody Wine Bar. Along with their Happy Hour wines available all night, it’s a FOG Pop-up kitchen night fogdining.comfeaturing two great chefs creating their own takes on contemporary American dishes.

5pm-11pm | Music at 7pm |Free Admission
751 N. Virgil Ave (at Marathon St.)
Los Angeles CA 90029

Come sail away!

sunday april 21 | sonido tropical

Our third and final stop (except for maybe a rest area) of the La Junta “Tropi-Cal Weekend Tour” is in San Luis Obispo to meet up with our friends Mano Gil and Mermaid of SONIDO TROPICAL. They’re the newest and best Afro-Latin music event in all of SLO and we’re really excited to play this Easter Sunday afternoon event with them. It’s a free, all-ages tropical dance party with music, lunch buffet and mimosa/beer specials all afternoon long. Check out the deets on the Facebook event page:


saturday april 20 | ¡wepa!

This is the second of three stops on La Junta’s “Tropi-Cal Weekend Tour” through California’s central valley and central coast regions. Big thanks to our good friend DJ Elixir for the invitation. We’re also looking forward to the pre-gig BBQ!! Here’s the Facebook event page link below. Hope to see some of our LA fam in the house!


friday april 19 | cumbiatron

I’m hittin’ the road with La Junta this weekend, with our first mini-tour stop in the Central Valley city of Fresno, CA where we’ll be rocking with the good guys from Cumbiatron! Here’s the Facebook event link below. Let your friends in the area know!

Cumbiatron x La Junta event page

The flyer you see above was done by the Cumbiatron crew, but I created the image you see as the featured image. Along with the two images that I designed for the subsequent Ojai and San Luis Obispo events, you may notice that my ideas were based on old posters and packaging for California’s citrus/orange industry from the early 1900s. I really enjoyed working on this series. Hopefully I came close to recreating the aesthetic from that era. Maybe I’ll get to see you at one of the tour stops! 🙂