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We strive to build a community of people through our common love and appreciation of the arts foster an environment of creativity and collaboration. Every month we host special concerts, open mics, film night and art parties. We also partner with other local organizations and artists to create exciting workshops and summer camps all year long. Many of our events are open to the public and all our welcome to participate. Join our mailing list and check our calender below for the latest upcoming events!
A very special intimate living room concert with KERA + Nicholas Merz
The Angel City Bluegrass Boys are a young group of Angelenos steeped in the stylings of traditional bluegrass. Combining tight harmonies with solid instrumental base, The Angel City Bluegrass Boys are as compelling as they are lonesome. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Greg Fleischut (mandolin, vocals) and David Elsenbroich (guitar, vocals) joined forces with Southern California natives Zac Sokolow (banjo, vocals) and Jake Faulker (bass) to form the group. Zac and Greg have been steeped in the California bluegrass scene since they were old enough to hold their instruments. Zac, the son of legendary educator and multi-instrumentalist Fred Sokolow, started playing bluegrass festivals with his dad and consistently winning banjo competitions when he was only 9 years old. Similarly, Greg made a name for himself as one of the best young flatpick guitarists in the Bay Area, learning bluegrass when he was just 7 years old. Greg went on study music in Los Angeles which is also where he picked up the mandolin with the Bluegrass Boys. The Angel City Bluegrass Boys currently play regularly throughout the Los Angeles area and are currently working on their next studio album.
The Horsenecks play hard-hitting and heartfelt Old Time and classic Bluegrass music. Their sound is centered around the pairing of the signature rhythmic Appalachian fiddle style of Oregonian Gabrielle Macrae, (the Macrae Sisters, Hook & Anchor) and the driving yet subtle three-finger banjo playing of Liverpudlian Barry Southern (Tramp Attack, The Loose Moose Stringband.)
A mini fete celebrating the music and art of Yoko Ono! There will be Art Snacks at 5pm and a concert of music and instructions performed by our students and teachers at 6pm. Come join us and imagine peace!
Mara Kaye is that rare cross-species phenomenon, a Blues Amphibian. When others "sing the blues" as if offering an unusual small plate at the tapas bar, Mara has so immersed herself in the idiom that she goes down to the bottom and doesn't need air until the show is over. She's a modernist rather than a museum piece: her creations can be darkly mournful, savagely vengeful, or gleefully erotic, but they are always leavened with Brooklyn spice. Think 1928 Bessie Smith or 1937 Billie Holiday leavened with street smarts. Her heart is in her music, and there is no pretense, no distance, as audiences from here to Russia, at Joe's Pub and Brooklyn dives have found out.