may 18+19 | ARTsea

I’m thrilled to be joining an awesome lineup of local LA artists for the upcoming ARTsea beach party, hosted by Community Arts Resources (CARS LA) in Marina del Rey in a couple of weeks! When I got the call, I signed on immediately, even before I knew that I’d also be joining friends and KCRW radio deejays Raul Campos, Novena Carmel as well as Dengue Fever, La Chamba, Boogaloo Assassins, Georgia Anne Muldrow + Dudley Perkins, dancersContra-Tiempo and Kati Hernandez plus many others for a weekend of beachside fun!

Take a minute to read the official press release:

Marina del Rey, CA (April 22, 2019)—Marina del Rey—the region’s premier watersports and boating destination—will host the second iteration of ARTsea on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 at Marina “Mother’s” Beach. Dubbed “Marina del Rey’s Party on the Beach,” the free outdoor event welcomes Angelenos of all ages to celebrate Southern California’s vibrant art, culture and music scene.

ARTsea is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors (DBH),
in partnership with community festival producer Community Arts Resources (CARS) and the Marina del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau.

“We’re thrilled to bring this free event back to Marina del Rey,” said DBH Director Gary Jones.
“ARTsea was a success in 2017 and this year, we see it as a great way to kick off the summer—especiallyso that locals and visitors alike can discover artists, musicians and good food, but also explore the Marina’s diverse recreation and leisure activities on and off the water.”

“We are excited for ARTsea to be back in the Marina, bringing twice the fun over two days and
nights,” said Katie Bergin, CARS executive director. “ARTsea is a way for Angelenos to celebrate local artists, dance to fun music and enjoy delicious food at one of the most beautiful waterfront spots in Los

Marina “Mother’s” Beach is located at 4101 Admiralty Way, and the festivities will take place in the adjacent Parking Lots #10 and #11. Attendees are encouraged to ride bikes and use the free bike valet or park and take the free WaterBus, a water taxi service that will transport ARTsea attendees to and from eight boarding locations in the Marina. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit

sunday april 29 | la junta 2018 kickoff

Happy April, Everyone!

Guess what?! Yep, you got it. It’s already that time of year–time to announce and promote our first LA JUNTA summer event! We thought about announcing the show on 4/1, but being that it was Easter Sunday, April Fools’ Day AND rent day, we waited until the second day of the month 😉

But no foolin’…our summer rooftop series begins this month on SUNDAY APRIL 29, just enough time for everyone to make plans with your crews, to reserve cabanas and to start working on your summer swagger. This first one is a family affair with the first band we ever booked for an event, LA’s torchbearers of funky, psychedelic cumbia, La Chamba!! The band is fresh off rocking dates for the west coast’s Chicha Summit, as well as putting the final touches on a new album of original material, so the band is tight as ever.

They’ll be joined by our friends, another fantastic southland Afro-Latin band making a lot of noise via a recently released 7″ single on renowned Brooklyn label Names You Can Trust. Get ready to check out El Santo Golpe!

As always, our resident good guys– Yuki , David Cardena-degruvme & Glenn Red –will be mixin’ the summertime feel good rhythms on the decks, so let’s kick off another amazing summer up on the roof.


CABANA / FIRE PIT? BUY TICKETS viaour Eventbrite page – Reservations guarantee you 10 entry tickets to our event!

Due to high demand, we suggest booking ASAP!!

Don Chente Bar-Grill & Lounge
1248 South Figueroa,
Los Angeles, CA 90015

4PM – 10PM

21 & Over with ID

$5.00 online and $10 at door (to support live music!)

**$10-$20 parking located @ 516 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015 or FREE street parking (if no Staple Center special events)**

Live in the area? Don’t drive take the metro
See you soon at Don Chente!

puttin’ in work.

Here’s one of my latest flier designs, announcing the first LA JUNTA summer event:

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LA JUNTA is back for our fourth summer of good music, good people and good times!! While the boys have been gigging steadily as guests at other events, we’ve missed coming together at good ol’ Fronteras Cantina in Alhambra and partying on the patio like we do!

For our summer kickoff, we’ve invited back the first band we ever worked with at La Junta, way back when we were a fledgling event in east Pasadena. The fellas from LA CHAMBA return with their East Los Angeles working class take on the pyschedelic cumbia chicha sounds that originated in Peru. As with all La Junta events, it will be a heavy dancing affair!

The date is SUNDAY JUNE 26th…start breaking in your summer dancing shoes!!


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Sunday June 26th | 4pm-9pm
featuring a live performance by LA CHAMBA!!

118 West Main Street
Downtown Alhambra

$5.00 cover (on live music days only)