February 13, 2018 – Wondem Opens for Ayalew Mesfin w/ Debo Band – Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA

Dexter Story and his East Africa-inspired band Wondem perform opening set at the Echoplex in support of Ayalew Mesfin’s Los Angeles debut on February 13. Mesfin’s band will be the acclaimed group Debo Band from Boston.

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1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los AngelesCA90026


June 19, 2015 – The Gaslamp Killer Experience Live – Grand Performances, California Plaza, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Playing percussion with The Gaslamp Killer Experience at Grand Performances on Friday, June 19, 2015. Hot on the heels of a historic Coachella double weekend, the L.A.-based DJ and producer’s signature dubstep, world music, left-field hip-hop, and psychedelic sound is accompanied by a crushing 10-piece band for a free show.

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The Gaslamp Killer Experience Live
Grand Performances
Friday, June 19, 2015
California Plaza
350 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071



June 12, 2015 – Bring Your Own Dance Moves – Music Center Plaza, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

MC’ing at the Music Center’s Bring Your Own Dance Moves event on the Music Center Plaza on Friday, June 19. Bring Your Own Dance Moves is non-stop music on the Plaza featuring top LA DJs curated in collaboration with ArtDontSleep and Dublab. Late night bar menu and $5 parking starts at 8pm. #BYODM

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June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7, August 21. Alternates with DANCE DOWNTOWN.

Same night, different vibes, 13 Fridays in a row. The Music Center hosts free, weekly dance parties all summer long – because the world needs more spontaneous dancing.

Peanut Butter Wolf kicks off Bring Your Own Dance Moves on June 12 alongside legendary LA DJ and West Coast Hip Hop leader Egyptian Lover,and sonic slayer Jimi Hey of Dublab.

Producer, DJ and founder of Stones Throw Records, PB Wolf has made a career out of DJing since the 90s and brings his trove of tunes and rare beats to the plaza.

Bring Your Own Dance Moves
Friday, June 19, 2015
The Music Center Plaza
135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012


November 7, 2013 – The Gaslamp Killer and ArtDontSleep Present The Gaslamp Killer Experience – The Mayan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Playing with The Gaslamp Killer Experience on Thursday, November 7 at The Mayan Theater.


The Gaslamp Killer and ArtDontSleep Present
The Gaslamp Killer Experience Live
With Special Guests
Thursday, November 7, 2013
7pm Doors
The Mayan Theatre
1038 S. Hill Street
Los Angeles, Ca 90015


November 3, 2013 – ArtDontSleep Presents Syndromes Live with The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble featuring J.ROCC – The Mayan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Playing percussion with The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble at The Mayan Theatre on Sunday, November 3 at ArtDontSleep Presents J.ROCC’s Syndromes Live.

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ArtDontSleep presents: Syndromes, LIVE

The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble feat J.ROCC


J.ROCC (turntables)

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Viola)

Chris Lea (flute)

Mike Rocha (trumpet)

Gavin Templeton (alto)

Kamasi Washington (tenor)

Garrett Smith (trombone)

Woody Aplanalp (guitar)

Cameron Graves (keys)

Gabe Noel (bass)

Gene Coye (drums)

Dexter Story (percussion)

21+  | Doors Open at 6pm | $15 early bird | $20 general

The Mayan Theatre
1038 South Hill Street,
Los Angeles, CA., 90015
(213) 746-4674

In 1996, J.ROCC released a mix tape called Syndromes. We didn’t come across it until 2001, but once we did it forever changed our lives. ArtDontSleep has been profoundly influenced by The Funky President of the Beat Junkie collective known as J.ROCC. Fast forward to 2013 and we thought it would be amazing to bring this mix tape experience to life by one of our favorite arranger composers today, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Miguel is one of the few people on planet Earth that can take a masterpiece like Syndromes, a piece that is non conventional in nature, and elevate it to the next level. Bear witness to one of the freshest concerts happening in all of 2013. Something so unique and original that we actually don’t have a precedent to show you as an example.

Website: http://www.artdontsleep.com/eventography/#!prettyPhoto

Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8292756859/efblike