sunday june 27 | la junta

Hi, Friends!

As you’ve heard by now…LA is back, music is back, and so is La Junta–and we’re out hear doubling up on our moves!

Along with moving our monthly Friday night event, PIÑA, to a historic DTLA venue, we’re also taking our signature Sunday tardeadas to a place with a little bit of history and nostalgia for us and our longtime followers:

On Sunday June 27th, we’re returning to the second floor patio bar in Alhambra, (formerly Fronteras Grill) now known as LA CHUPERIA CANTINA!!

La Junta events tripled in size during our June 2014 to June 2016 tenure at this location. This spot was perfect for our ‘little party that could’ and we hadn’t intended to leave there when we did. It’s just that the party gods had bigger things in store for us!

Now that we’ve made it through 15 months of COVID-19 social restrictions, returning to a place where we feel we have roots makes sense and feels really good. We love the idea of enjoying ‘music, friends, and sunshine’ together in a familiar place, after everything we’ve endured. PLUS, for those weary about attending indoor events, this can be your jam since the patio is open-air on three sides.

The day is coming up quickly, so mark the date, make some plans, schedule those babysitters and let’s get back to doing summer right!!

DETAILS

Where: La Chuperia Cantina || 118 W. Main St. Alhambra, CA 91801
21+ || $5 at the door || 4pm-9pm


Check out the Facebook event page for more details!



friday june 18 | piña


Hola, familia!  La Junta crew here, writing this to you with so much excitement!!  We’ve all been waiting with unwavering hope, and now our City of Angels is ever so close to a full reopening after fifteen months of the COVID lockdown…so we have an announcement:

IT’S TIME TO MOVE!!  This has a double meaning for us.  1) We can’t wait to see you and get down on the dance floor with you all, and 2) PIÑA has a new home at La Cita Bar!!

You read that right.  PIÑA moves to DTLA’s most renowned and beloved neighborhood bar, La Cita, on Friday, June 18th!  The evening features La Junta Sound System (deejays degruvme, Yukicito & Glenn Red) playing Cumbia, Salsa, Reggaeton, Samba, and other Afro-Latin rhythms, plus a live performance by the always fun and frenetic LA rockeros, Spaghetti Cumbia!

Gather your dance floor fam, make a plan and we’ll see you on the 18th!

DETAILS

Where: La Cita: 336 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 || 21+|| $10 at the door || 9pm to 2am

Questions you may have:

1.       Are masks required? NO, for fully vaccinated guests. YES, for unvaccinated guests. Honor system encouraged but not enforced.

2.       Do you need to show your vaccination cards? No

3.       Are you doing Temp checks? No

4.       Capacity? La Cita will open at full capacity, approx. 200-250 guests

5.       Will the outdoor bar be available? Yes

**All this information is based on the LA County Dept. of Public Health’s approval to reopen on Tuesday, June 15th with their latest guidelines announced on Thursday, June 10th.

music mix | marina soul club 022

The Marina Soul Club LA mix series is back with some super yacht sounds, just in time for the official start of summer!

Please head over to my Mixcloud page to listen to Mix 022 (and the twenty-one prior sets!) for a dose of sun-drenched musical goodness spanning 70s soft rock, breezy jazz, lite disco, mellow 80s, island grooves and coastal vibes.

As usual (except for last month’s extra treat), the smoothness comes wrapped in 15 tunes, for a perfect hour-long ‘getaway’ whether via your headphones at work, your car speakers during a commute, or on the bluetooth speaker at home while you sip on a glass of pinot noir. Enjoy!

P.S. – Save The Date: FRIDAY JULY 2nd as Marina Soul Club returns to Melody Wine Bar Los Angeles for our first in-person event since March 2020!!


ARTIST / Tracklist

  • JIMMIE SPHEERIS / “Nightingale Come Sail”
  • STEVIE NICKS feat. DON HENLEY / “Leather And Lace”
  • COUNTRY COMFORT / “Rainy Day Song”
  • TENDER LEAF / “You Are My Love”
  • KALAPANA / “Sunny Days”
  • WAX / “When And If I Fall In Love”
  • SUPERCHARGE / “Let The Feeling Grow”
  • ANNE MURRAY / “You Haven’t Heard The Last Of Me”
  • PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS / “Bluebird”
  • MICHAEL FRANKS / “Chain Reaction”
  • MATTHEW LARKIN CASSELL / “One Night”
  • SHALAMAR / “The Second Time Around”
  • MICHAEL JACKSON / “Girlfriend”
  • BOOKER T. JONES / “You’re The Best”
  • ELTON JOHN / “Little Jeannie”