Our final LA JUNTA summer event of 2016 falls on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH!! And we’re going out BIG with Los Angeles’ new but already beloved Selena tribute band, SELENAMOS! It takes place on the rooftop of our new home, DON CHENTE BAR-GRILL & LOUNGE in DTLA, right across from Staples Center. We’ll be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Selena’s first gold record, which was also the first for any woman in Tejano music!
Facebook Event: La Junta Season Finale featuring SELENAMOS
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Here’s one of my latest flier designs, announcing the first LA JUNTA summer event:
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
LA JUNTA 2016 SUMMER KICKOFF
featuring a live performance by LA CHAMBA!!
FRONTERAS MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA
118 West Main Street
$5.00 cover (on live music days only)
LA JUNTA returns on SUNDAY JUNE 26th with our fourth summer series! We’ll be back at FRONTERAS MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA, but for only four events instead of the eight that we’ve done each of our last two summers there. Instead, we’re working on producing events on a bigger and better scale! It’s 2016 and the time is now to keep reaching upward and soaring! Here’s the splash flier I created that we debuted on our social media channels today to let everyone know that we’re back soon and we’re looking forward to a fun and colorful summer!
Much love and gratitude to the homie, my dude outta Chamonix Mont-Blanc, my French connection, Seb(astien) ‘DJ Krimi’ Benisti, for airing my Me Llevaba (Glenn Red ‘Rub-a-Dub’ remix ft. Todd Simon) by QUITA PENAS on his ‘RADIO KRIMI’ 24/7 online radio broadcast. Not only does it fall among wonderful company on the list photographed here, but every Radio Krimi mix and playlist bursts with amazing music, carefully curated by Seb and his wide but discerning tastes. Do tune in to RADIO KRIMI as often as you can!
And be sure to check out the QUITA PENAS Remixes by my crew LA JUNTA SOUND SYSTEM on the QUITA PENAS BANDCAMP PAGE.
Summer is just around the corner, especially here in Los Angeles, where the sunshine and warm temps don’t always know what time of year it is and show up earlier (or linger longer) than anyone anticipates. So the LA JUNTA crew are already getting things prepared for Season 4!! We’re scouting locations for a move into Downtown Los Angeles and thinking about booking talent, as well as getting our promo game ready. Gotta keep making moves and stepping forward and up! I turned in the design for our new business cards a few weeks ago. I had to add in a couple of birds…just had to. Can’t wait to get them printed in everyone’s hands!
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!
For event details, please click on the image below.
On the afternoon of MLK Monday, I got an ‘urgent’ phone call from La Junta social media maven PRESCILLA C, asking if I would create a simple red carpet banner for Friday’s ECHOES OF A DREAM ep release show. Got it done by that evening. Here it is below. Hope to see you looking beautiful in front of it this Friday Jan 22 in DTLA!