thursday november 7 | secret garden

7pm-10pm ∙ Native Sol ∙ $25-$33 Continue reading

saturday september 28 | vivo

Whoa! This is probably the earliest I’ve ever promoted out in front of this monthly fourth Saturday event that I do in Long Beach, but for some reason I already have a good feeling about it. I’m back though on Saturday September 28th with fellow resident and recent birthday boy Eusébio Akasa at Mezcalero LBC for the event we call VIVO! Here, we rock many of the finest tunes in cumbia, afrobeat, funk, samba, salsa, hip-hop, reggaeton, afropop, and Caribbean rhythms and more. Come check it out as we get live on the second floor cantina! It’s free and poppin’!

saturday june 8 | bold pas art

This Saturday afternoon, I’ll be back in Old Pasadena for my third year deejaying at the BoldPas art event! Between last year’s sprinkly day and the more recent May gray x June gloom this year, I’ve got my fingers crossed for lots of sunshine this weekend. Regardless though, I’ll be playing lots of sunshine music! Stop by and find me posted up on the Big Bang Theory alleyway next to the Dog Haus Biergarten at 93 E. Green Street. Come out for a boogie and say hello!
Here’s the official description:

BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena * Saturday, June 8 * 12-8pm. Large, surprising, urban art installations and experiences transform the historic alleyways of Old Pasadena for one day only!

Encounter 20 surprising installations throughout Old Pasadena’s unique network of pedestrian alleys and interact with art that is BOLD – in color, scale, materials, and concept. Come play with the art, meet the artists, snap photos, and experience historic Old Pasadena with new eyes!

BoldPas is FREE – all ages welcome!
Learn more at
oldpasadena.org/boldpas

Make your visit to Pasadena an all-day arts affair! Also on June 8, Pasadena Playhouse and the Playhouse District celebrate art and culture with the second annual Block Party, held on Colorado and El Molino from 12:00 to 10:00pm. This free, family-friendly event features live music, food, libations, guided tours, and activities, all curated by local arts organizations and community partners.

thursday june 6 | night market

Whoa…I just realized that I’ve been out on LA’s westside quite a bit these past few weeks. Considering that it’s been over five years since my Afro Funké residency used to bring me out there weekly, and that during this period I’d only find myself the westside three maybe times a year, this recent stretch of a half-dozen appearances in Venice and Marina del Rey within the last month is pretty novel. Anyway, I’m back this Thursday evening as a substitute for my musical partner and KCRW deejay Jeremy Sole at the NIGHT MARKET event happening at The Bungalow (hotel) in Santa Monica. The event goes from 5pm-10pm with music beginning at 6pm. Check the official description:

Night Market will feature specialty food trucks, picnic tables, & outdoor festoon lights to set the mood under the stars. These weekly events will be free admission and will be family friendly, open to the public, and accessible to all ages!

Additional special performers to be announced. KCRW DJ’s will be on hand spinning the hits each week.

The Bungalow Santa Monica will be open as normal for guests (21+, must present photo ID).

Come on by if you wanna get your grub and groove on!