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!
It’s been about a year since my partners in crime, DEGRUVME and YUKICITOm and I from LA JUNTA SOUND SYSTEM began working on remixes of three tunes by our friends from local Los Angeles (Riverside) band QUITA PENAS. This past Tuesday April 12th, however, the time was right to put the remixes out into the world, into the ethers, and into the hearts of our mutual fans, and hopefully into some new ears! Much love and gratitude to the fellas of Quita Penas and to Samuel Martinez of desmadre.com for the supafresh album art.
Click the link to grab the EP from QUITA PENAS Bandcamp Page. Just $4 for all three tracks. Skip that one overly sweet espresso drink and cop some of this tropical flavor!
Here are a few more promo images for the January 22nd Echoes of a Dream ep release event. I created the second and third images from photos taken by LA visual ethnographer Farah Sosa.
Original photo courtesy of Farah Sosa.
Original photo courtesy of Farah Sosa.
I’m extremely proud of my La Junta brethren ‘degruvme’ for putting in the work into making one of his dreams come true! He’s produced his first collection of tunes with some of his favorite Angeleno vocalists and we’re ready to throw the ep release and concert in DTLA on FRIDAY JANUARY 22nd!! All five singers will be on hand performing their respective songs live, with a special dance performance and excellent deejay support from VNC & F-Cast aka “The Funky Brewsterz”, as well as Yukicito and yours truly of the La Junta Sound System. The fliers I created are below:
While I expressed my Thank You’s on Facebook a few days after the final La Junta event of the summer, I’ve gotten so busy with projects that I’m just now getting back to the ol’ weblog to share some stuff and express the love. THANK YOU to those of you who attended any of our LA JUNTA events this summer! It was a fantastic third season full of growth, the forging of new friendships, and the strengthening of familiar ties. Our team was blessed to have a grateful, open-eared, open-hearted eventgoers all summer, as well as an array of fantastic talent gracing the turntables, microphones and speakers. We can’t wait to do it again next summer, but be on the lookout for a couple of one-off events until then 😉
This was the final flier of the season. MUCH LOVE and RESPECT to GINGEE and VALENTÍN, and all of our guests for making the La Junta 2015 Summer Finale one to hold on to!