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!



music mix | marina soul club 017

Marina Soul Club Mix 017 is up now on Mixcloud!  I originally curated the tracklist for inclusion on Yacht Rock Miami‘s “Smooth Gravy” Thanksgiving Day broadcast.  Given the 2pm PST/5pm EST time slot, the mix’s uptempo, high energy kickoff seemed right on time to fight off the onset of our listeners’ food comas and/or to rev up their appetites for second helpings.  

The vibes move from disco to ‘yacht soul’ to soft rock to jazzy pop, closing out with a couple of lovely reggae numbers.  The tune Night Moves, written and originally recorded by Michael Franks and appearing on MSC Mix 010 , shows up once again, this time in a lively bossa jazz style by chanteuse, Dee Dee Bridgewater.  Check out the full tracklist below.  Much love and gratitude to Captain Juan Luv and his mates at Yacht Rock Miami for inviting Marina Soul Club LA to his radio platform.
  

ARTIST / Tracklist

  1. MACKEY FEARY BAND / “You’re Young”
  2. DONNA SUMMER / “Walk Away”
  3. JOHN VALENTI / “Anything You Want”
  4. BOZ SCAGGS / “Hollywood”
  5. CON FUNK SHUN / “California 1”
  6. FINIS HENDERSON / “I’d Rather Be Gone”
  7. EARTH WIND & FIRE / “Wanna Be With You”
  8. GARRY GLENN / “Heaven Kind Of Love”
  9. FOOLS GOLD / “Sailing To Monterey”
  10. RICHIE FURAY / “Someone Who Cares”
  11. JANIS SIEGEL / “Lovin’ Eyes”
  12. STEELY DAN / “The Fez”
  13. DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER / “Night Moves”
  14. FLORA PURIM / “Sarara”
  15. DENNIS BROWN / “It’s Magic”

 

saturday dec 12 | sala

SALA Cultura & Dance Party returns online this Saturday, December 12th at 9pm PST with another stellar lineup to help you stay safe and stay up during lockdown. With the event falling on Lady of Guadalupe day our featured guests will visit themes associated with the celebration of her significance:

theme discussion by
LARA MEDINA

poetry & prose by
NAOMI QUIÑONEZ
CYNTHIA BOND
OMAR GONZALEZ
MONICA SALAZAR

visual art by
DENISE CORTES (Pearmama)

live music by
ANGELA FLORES

deejay sets by
GLENN RED
REYES

It’s a FREE event. Find the Zoom link on our Facebook Event Page, rearrange the furniture and turn up the volume!