Tropicoso is the title track off the first full-length LP from LA-based Afro/Latin funk group Jungle Fire. They were formed by talented studio musicians as a one-time thing, but the reception was so good they decided to continue their awesome blend of sounds. Been listening to this LP a lot lately.
My fellow Imprint-er Martin Wong and his wife Wendy Lau have done amazing work fundraising for their daughter’s school’s music education program by organizing a special series of concerts. I’ve been to most of them so far and they’ve all been awesome – family-friendly, matinee shows, with talented musicians. Save Music In Chinatown 6 features Dengue Fever and some cool psyche rock and noise punk bands – all the way from Beijing.
There’s a great new series of limited edition serigraph prints out from LA-based graffiti writer extraordinaire SABER. They were inspired by a line from an interesting Walt Whitman poem: “I Hear That It Is Charged Against Me That I Sought To Destroy Institutions.” Check the variations out in his online shop.
Los Angeles-based artist Benjie Escobar debuts a new body of work dedicated to the exploration of everyone’s favorite food: the almighty pizza. Going down at Rose City Pizza, located in Rosemead, CA, where they will be serving custom pizza flavors for the duration of the exhibition. Come thru, have a slice, dudes!
About a decade ago, in another lifetime, I used to bump into LA-based DJ/producer GLK on the regular. He always had a crazy story and a new mixtape to share. In the years since, he’s overcome some huge hurdles and pushed his career forward to incredible heights. It’s impressive. Today his THE GASLAMP KILLER EXPERIENCE: Live in Los Angeles is available on iTunes – recorded in one take, live with amazing musicians. More info here.
The homies at East Lost Musubi are doing another spam+rice+seaweed pop-up event in Highland Park this evening at Mi Vida boutique, 5159 York Blvd. 7pm till they’re all out.