7:30pm – 2:00am
Kera / Y La Bamba
Thursday, April 12 | 7:30 pm | $10
Once self-described as “bi-polar folk,” LA-based musician and raconteur KERA has established themselves as both a gifted songwriter and a compelling performer. In an industry that relies so heavily on image and brand, their decision to cut against the current and reconnect to their music in it’s most primordial forms has lead to the growth from Kera and the Lesbians to simply KERA.
This change is marked by a number of creative endeavors; their debut EP / film Fall. Apart., a new single with Devendra Barnhart, and an upcoming tour with Y La Bamba. With all of these, we are gifted a series of new projects that reflect something more honest, open, wounded and powerful. What emerges is KERA.
Y La Bamba
Luz Elena Mendoza returns to themes of searching, metamorphosis, shared humanity, and a faith that is greater than just religion.
Born in San Francisco as a first generation daughter of immigrant parents from Michoacan Mexico, she spent her childhood raised by the melodies and stories that were being told through traditional Mexican folk songs.
These songs being the conversations that were written and sung by her ancestors, yearn to be told and remembered, and have carried her throughout her journey
To battle misogyny at home, Mendoza inheritedly exposed her vulnerability to connect and heal through both musical and personal discovery.
From the intimate, contemplative verses in her native-language, to the revelations of the history in her roots, her story is delivered with poise, while still managing to keep the loping beats of her poetic expression emotionally raw.
These songs are a soundtrack built for coming to grips with, not just one’s own mortality, but the fragility of the world, presenting sounds that carry the realness of ancestral trauma and the search of identity.
7:00pm – 10:00pm
DUBLAB Presents: Grand Central Fridays at Grand Central Market w/Danny Holloway
dublab is bringing its soundsystem and collective of DJs to the Grand Central Market to get the weekend and evening started. Enjoy DJ sets along with food and drinks in a fun, upbeat atmosphere with the classic sounds from the wide musical map dublab is known for exploring. Wether it’s modern dance, funk, soul or music from around the world, every Friday from 7pm to 10pm a different dublab DJ will select the right tracks while you get ready to bring on the night!
This Friday, LA legend Danny Holloway will bring fresh 45s to turn you on to his sounds and the sounds of his label Ximeno Records
9:00pm – 2:00am
LA’s Premiere Indie, New Wave, Post-Punk, Britpop, 60’s-Now Dance Club
Club Underground is every Friday at the Grand Star Jazz Club. Join DJ Larry G.(Dublab) & Special Guests along LA’s cutest crowd every Friday!
FREE entry until 9:45PM w/ RSVP
–$5 after w/ RSVP
–$8 all night w/out RSVP
UNDERGROUND @ GRAND STAR JAZZ CLUB
943 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
EVERY Friday at Grand Star Jazz Club
10:00pm – 2:00am
Discostan x The Sand Ninja with Omid & Maral
Discostan x The Sand Ninja with Omid, Maral and art by Hushi –
Music from Beirut to Bangkok via Bombay