It’s been over 9 weeks since the last La Junta event and the train of insane that is 2016 keeps chugging away and steamrolling us all with some deep losses and heavy challenges. Our crew are doing our best to pass the time until year’s end with various creative projects (Yukicito just stitched and sewed a new hat from scratch!) and by gathering to watch The Walking Dead on Sundays, but 2017 can’t come soon enough. And, of course, we miss you all terribly!
SOOOO…for a night of levity and festivity, and in the spirit of gettin’ together and gettin’ down as we love to do, we’re inviting you to our first ever public holiday event: La Junta’s UGLY XMAS SWEATER PARTY!!! La Cita Bar has graciously offered to be our host and we’re working together to create some fun. Dig out and don your ugliest, most ridiculous holiday attire to win our Ugly Sweater Contest and get ready for prizes and surprises. La Junta Sound System (aka Yukicito, degruvme & yours truly Glenn Red) will be in the mix all night long with some special guests joining in on the musical madness. It goes down on SUNDAY DECEMBER 18th!
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Sunday December 18, 2016 9pm-2am
LA JUNTA UGLY XMAS SWEATER PARTY
La Cita Bar
336 S. Hill Street
FREE / NO COVER (our gift to you!)
* Ugly Sweater Contest *
* Photo Booth *
* Prizes & Surprises *
* La Junta Sound System + special guests
& more TBA
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See you there!
Back in February of 2014, our young little LA JUNTA family, fresh off our first summer season and a pretty successful, more recent December one-off event, rolled northward on California Interstate Highway 5 to Fresno with our new friends, the band SALT PETAL. We were invited by the DULCE UPFRONT crew to be the headliners at their monthly PINCHE music event. We enjoyed a wonderful time together, getting to know the band and seeing them perform their music for the first time. Since, we’ve worked with them on a few occasions and they’ve toured the up and down the coast and have recorded a brand new album. TONIGHT, they’re back at DTLA’s beloved LA CITA BAR! La Junta’s DJ degruvme and yours truly will be showing the dance floor a little love between sets, via the turntables.
I’m also looking forward to seeing East LA rockeros ¡APARATO! live for the first time. The band is fronted by our good amigo, the jarana-wielding, sometimes maniacal metalhead, ALEXANDRO D. HERNÁNDEZ GUTIÉRREZ. He and degruvme recently collaborated on the tune “Crooked Smile” for degruvme’s new Echoes of a Dream EP, a synth-pop banger that might’ve been an 80s classic had it been released in that era. However, the song holds its own now, and I can’t wait to see degruvme, Alex and Aparato perform it live tonight!
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This Thursday DECEMBER 10th, LA JUNTA is co-hosting an Winter Dance Party at DTLA’s LA CITA BAR, featuring superb live music by tropical surfrockers SALT PETAL, dark melodians BLACKWATER JUKEBOX, and one of LA’s newest and most exciting Latin pop ensembles SIN COLOR! Not that you’d ever need an excuse to hang out at LA CITA, but this event will be as good as any. Hope you’ll grab the dancin’ crew and join us. See ya there!!
P.S. This isn’t one of my fliers 😉