November 2, 2014 – Ethio Cali Plays Tezeta – Blue Whale, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Playing aux keys, guitar and arranging with Ethio Cali live at Blue Whale playing the nostalgic Tezeta music of Ethiopia on Sunday, November 2.
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On Sunday, November 2nd, Ethio Cali will play two sets of music inspired by the concept of Tezeta.

Tezeta, an Amharic word from Ethiopia, loosely translates to nostalgia or longing. Tezeta is also one of the popular musical scales found in Ethiopia. Typically, Tezeta is associated with the memory of love lost, or the longing one feels when living far from home or their place of birth. It triggers emotions similar to that of saudade in Portuguese music, duende in flamenco, or the blues in America.

We hope you’ll join us for this special night of Tezeta at the blue whale.
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featuring:

TODD SIMON – (trumpet, music director, arranging)
KAMASI WASHINGTON – (saxophone)
RANDAL FISHER – (saxophone)
PATRICK BAILEY (bass)
DAMON AARON – (guitar)
ALAN LIGHTNER – (steel pan / percussion)
STEVE HANEY – (percussion)
DEXTER STORY – (keys, guitar, arranging)
TE’AMIR YOHANNES SWEENEY – (drums, percussion)

special guests:

VARDAN OVSEPIAN – (piano)
ARTYOM MANUKYAN – (cello)
YARED TESHALE – (vocals)

+ Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony by AZLA VEGAN
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Sunday, November 2, 2014

$15 cover

Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 620-0908

October 15, 2014 – Westside Story Trio Live featuring Kenneth Crouch and Jon Flaugher – Casa Del Mar Hotel, Santa Monica, CA

Playing a jazz set at Casa Del Mar with two friends (from last Summer’s People Get Ready event at Grand Performances) on Wednesday, October 15: Pianist Kenneth Crouch and bassist Jon Flaugher.

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Westside Trio Live
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
6-9pm
Featuring
Kenneth Crouch – Piano
Jon Flaugher – Bass
Dexter Story – Drums
Casa Del Mar
1910 Ocean Way
Santa Monica, CA 90405
#Free

http://www.hotelcasadelmar.com/

October 5, 2014 – Ethio Cali Live – Blue Whale, Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Playing multiple instruments with Ethio Cali for the first of three monthly residency concerts at The Blue Whale on Sunday, October 5. The band will tackle music Latin-influenced music of Africa.

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We’re excited to be back playing in one of our favorite rooms in the city as we kick off our residency at the Blue Whale. On Sunday, October 5th, we’ll be highlighting the history and widespread influence of latin music on the African continent, more specifically, the ways in which clave-based Cuban music and New York Salsa led to the development of vibrant local scenes in countries like the Congo, Senegal, Benin, and Ethiopia.

Amara Toure, Gnonnas Pedro, El Rego, and Orchestra Baobab are some of the luminaries of this genre that we’ll be paying tribute to on this night.  we will also have some special guests featured in the rhythm and horn sections.

featuring:

TODD SIMON – (trumpet, music director, arranging)
RANDAL FISHER – (saxophone)
DEXTER STORY – (guitar, keys, arranging)
DAMON AARON – (guitar)
BRANDON EUGENE OWENS – (bass)
ALAN LIGHTNER – (steel pan / percussion)
TE’AMIR YOHANNES SWEENEY – (drums, percussion)

 special guests:

JOSIEL PEREZ – (trumpet)
RICHI PANTA – (percussion)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5

$15 / 21+ / 8pm–12am

Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 620-0908

October 4, 2014 – Ethio Cali Live @ Eagle Rock Music Festival – Eagle Rock

Playing multi-instruments with Ethio Cali live at this year’s Eagle Rock Music Festival. Headliners include Aloe Blacc, J.ROCC, Maya Jupiter, Quetzal, Jeremy Sole, Buyepongo and many more.

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Ethio Cali Live
Eagle Rock Music Festival
Saturday, October 4, 2014
4pm
Free
Colorado Blvd. between Argus Dr. and Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

http://eaglerockmusicfestival.org

MUSIC VIDEO: Kelis Live “Acappella” Video by Brittany Brooks – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

Check out drummer Brittany Brooks’ multi-GO-PRO video of Kelis’ “Acappella” live. This video was shot at the legendary 9:30 Club in Washington DC in June 2014.Screen-Shot-2014-07-07-at-2.12.32-PM1 The band features: Brittany Brooks – Drums, Go-Pro Production Eugene Owens – Bass Geoff “Double G” Gallegos – Baritone Saxophone Nia Andrews – Background Vocals Sean Billings – Trumpet Dexter Story – Keys, MD, Live Track Production (Bongos, Synth) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9tAjjEh56Y

September 27, 2014 – DUBLAB ’15TH ANNIVERSARY’ CELEBRATION featuring Carlos Niño & Friends – Bedrock LA, Los Angeles, CA

Playing Farfisa and various synths with Carlos Niño & Friends band at dublab.com’s 15th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 27. The band features Paul Livingstone, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Farmer Dave Scher, Eugene Owens, Andres Renteria and Carlos Niño.

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Join us in celebrating dublab’s 15th anniversary at Bedrock.LA in Echo Park!

The party, happening exactly 15 years to the date and hour we started broadcasting, will feature live music performances, DJ sets, film projections, custom t-shirt screen-printing, food trucks and art installations

MUSIC BY:
Ahnnu
Andres Renteria
Anenon
Arshia Haq
Austin H.
Benedek
B+
Carlos Niño & Friends: (featuring Paul Livingstone, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Farmer Dave Scher, Eugene Owens, Dexter Story, Andres Renteria…)
Contact Field Orchestra
Crem’e
DJ Lengua
Ganas
Gifted and Blessed
Heidi Lawden
Hoseh
Hymnal
Induce
Jake Jenkins
Jenny NONO
Jimi Hey
Katie Byron
Low Limit
Metro Gnome (Butchy Fuego & Angel Deradoorian)
Money Mark
Mor Elian
Morpho
Mystery Cave
Parker
Puro Instinct
Raga Meditation with Partho Sarothy (Sarod) & Paul Livingstone (Sitar)
Sana Shenai (Jimmy Tamborello & Nanny Cantaloupe)
Sarah Zoraya
Seano
Secret Circuit
Seven Davis Jr.
SFV Acid
SK Kakraba
Slayron
Sodapop
Southern Soul Spinners
Suzanne Kraft
The Urxed
+ MANY MORE!!!!

Visuals by Alex Pelly, Miko Revereza & Freegums

Live Screenprinting by HIT+RUN

Food by Mandoline Grill

TICKETS:
Free before 6pm, $10 after.
Your donation benefits dublab’s non-profit music mission. Purchase tickets:dublab.brownpapertickets.com

* BEDROCKTOBERFEST BONUS: Buy your tickets prior to September 20th and receive one complimentary pass to BEDROCKtoberfest per ticket purchased!

VENUE:
Bedrock.LA
1623 Allesandro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026

THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:
Ace Hotel
Bedrock.LA
Boxed Water
Dubspot
El Condor
Focusrite
Health-Ade
HIT+RUN
Jarritos
L.A. Record
Lagunitas
Motormouthmedia
Red Bull Music Academy Radio
Roland
Sonos
Tito’s Vodka

Dublab.com’s 15th Anniversary Celebration
featuring Carlos Niño & Friends

http://dublab.com/events/17919/dublab-15th-anniversary-celebration/

September 23, 2014 – Rumer Willis Live (Tuesdays) – The Sayers Club, Hollywood, CA

Have the honor of occasionally playing drum set with actress / vocalist Rumor Willis at The Sayers Club on Tuesdays. This past Tuesday (September 23), Rumor delighted the midnight Sayers crowd with an acoustic-leaning set that befits her. Joel Taylor plays keys and guitar, Nick Maybury plays guitar, Mike Eyia plays woodwinds and bandleader and Sayers Club music director Nick Rosen plays bass and acoustic guitar.

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Rumer Willis Live
The Sayers Club
1645 Wilcox Avenue
Hollywood, CA
sbe.com/nightlife/brands/thesayersclub/