Nov 06

Gaslamp Killer Experience – This Thurs!

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GLK117FLYER-P1 Thursday November 7, 2013
The Gaslamp Killer and ArtDontSleep present:

Featuring Special Guest Performances by some of The Gaslamp Killers favorite bands and Producers as well as the unveiling of The GLK Experience.

The GLK Experience Members:
DJ/Electronics/Vox: Gaslamp Killer
Drums: Dexter Story
Drums: Gene Coye
Drums: Danny Baragan
Percussion 1: Andres Renteria
Percussion 2: Allkoi Peete
Keys: Jason Taylor
Bass 1: Brian Martinez
Guitar: Amir Yaghmai
Tenor Sax: Kamasi Washington
Trombone: Elizabeth Lea
Trumpet: Todd Simon
Cello: Peter Jacobson
Violin: Tylana Renga
Viola: Tom Lea
Sitar: Tyler Randall

Doors Open at 7pm
The Mayan Theatre: 1038 South Hill Street, Los Angeles CA., 90015, (213)746-4674

Admission is free with a donation of any kind. Pay what you can afford and help Gaslamp Killer eliminate his medical bills.  For More Info:


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Oct 17

Stones Throw vs The Beat Junkies

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STONESTHROW45_4x6Crazy secret warehouse event featuring Stones Throw (& pals spinning all 45s)  & The Beat Junkies They’re also having a fan ticket battle (see links below)

Saturday, October 26, 2013
ArtDontSleep Presents:
Stones Throw 45 Live Vs. The Beat Junkie Sound

North Warehouse: Stones Throw 45 Live
Special 45 sets by:
Prince Paul (Long Island)
Peanut Butter Wolf (San Jose)
Dam Funk (Pasadena)
Karriem Riggins (The D)

Opening Performance by: Jonwayne

South Warehouse: The Beat Junkie Sound
DJ sets by The Beat Junkies
Hosted by Rakaa Irisicience (Dilated Peoples)
Special Guests Cypress Junkies, LMNO + MORE TBA!

If you are coming out to see The Beat Junkies, purchase a ticket here. If you are coming out to see Stones Throws 45 Live, purchase a ticket here. A ticket purchased for either room will grant you unlimited access to both rooms.

Location info will be given out the Friday 10/25, to all who have purchased a ticket or have rsvp’s. We will have a shuttle location and secure, private parking. To RSVP: fill out the webform below on the following webpage:



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Jul 17

A Celebration of Fela Kuti

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A Fela Kuti celebration in both SF and LA featuring Tony Allen & Rich Medina. Click the flyer for more info/presale tickets.

Also, here is Art Don’t Sleep’s latest podcast featuring an Afrobeat mix by Rich Medina:

“The mix is a segment of an entire night of Jump N Funk at Martinez Gallery (RIP) in Greenpoint, Brooklyn from 5/17/03. Before Serato, and no CD’s, this is strictly analog Afro Heat for y’all. Love Afro Life!” – Rich Medina

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Mar 12

Tonight! waxpoetics Variety Show in NYC

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Download the free track “Enemies” off the March 12th release Adrian Younge Presents the Delfonics!

And stream the entire album on NPR’s First Listen.

Record release show at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge, the Wax Poetics Variety Show, brought to you by ArtDontSleep in association with Revive Music & Move Forward Music, featuring Adrian Younge and Venice Dawn with Delfonics legend William Hart (and special guests). Get your tickets now!

$18 Day of show Facebook Event Page

Read more about Adrian Younge Presents the Delfonics.



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Jul 25

Ondatropica + Free Quantic Mix

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Art Don’t Sleep giving away a free pair of tickets to the 7th person that emails the words, “Its 2012 and we’ll all be at The Mayan” to: artdontsleeprsvp(at)gmail(dot)com

Click the flyer for a link to buy tickets/more show info.

Univision also did a great piece on the group which can be found here.

Free mix that Quantic did called, “Linda Mañana”


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Mar 22

Robert Glasper, Quantic, Alice Russell Tonight – More Tickets Released

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Art Don’t Sleep just told us that a limited amount of tickets had been released for tonight’s show in L.A. (click flyer to buy online)

TONIGHT, Thursday, March 22, 2012

8pm – 2am

EVFA & ArtDontSleep present:

The Robert Glasper Experiment feat Bilal & KING
Quantic & Alice Russell (Live Band)

Main Room DJs:
Rich Medina & Anthony Valadez

Lounge DJ’s:
Al Jackson, Sacred, Daz, DJ Juggy

Hosted By: Azul Amaral

Exchange LA :: 618 S. Spring Street :: Los Angeles, CA 90014 :: (213) 627-8070

21 + wiser:
Table/Bottle Service Available:

30$ @ General Admission (Limited, Buy to Guarantee Entry)

600 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, 90014

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Mar 17

Mulatu Astatke “Yekermo Sew

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The Sounds of VTech / Yekermo Sew Trailer

In support of the upcoming Timeless DVD Box Set release (March 30th) via the folks at Mochilla, enjoy this video and audio mp3 download of one of Mulatu Astatke’s most celebrated pieces of work, “Yekermo Sew.”

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