So I’m in Los Angeles, and my bros Dave Mata and Steven LaGroue are in from Chicago, and they’re DJ-ing a slew of nights, including the notorious Funky Sole at the Echo this Saturday, which grows a line so long you’d think there’s some “American Idol: Soul Train” in the works.
But the show to go to is tonight, Friday, at this place called Los Globos in Silver Lake (3040 W Sunset Blvd, 10pm, $3), which I can only describe as a gritty maze of glowing colors, like if an acid trip flashed you back to your gramma’s living room — and that room had a suit of armor in it. But check out this sick line-up, these guys will be spinning rare and classic sweet soul sounds, adopted as “lowrider jams” or “gangster oldies” by the fine folks of East LA.
Author of “The Old Barrio Guide to Low Rider Music” and “Chicano Soul: Recordings & History of an American Culture.” So the guy who wrote the book(s) on lowrider music — literally — will be there DJ-ing.
Founding bassist of Kings Go Forth, this 10-piece powerhouse of a soul orchestra from Milwaukee. The stage drips with soul when these guys perform.
E Da Boss
Lead singer of Myron & E, former Blackalicious DJ, and current Stones Throw recording artist.
Notorious vinyl collector who used to manage Reckless Records in Wicker Park, founded Detroit’s legendary Funk Night party, and now owns Records LA, a SoCal store known for the quality of its rare 45s.
Dave Mata/Steven LaGroue (aka Impala Sound)
These two helped build Chicago’s monthly free soul dance party, Soul Summit, into one of the slickest dance parties the Double Door has ever seen. And they run an artist/show space called Impala. And they have a lot of records. And they’re just nice guys, say hi.
Can you find the suit of armor below? (And the first picture below is of the same bar above, the colors change! Nerd.) Seriously though check this out tonight, I will be there. Los Globos in Silver Lake, 3040 W Sunset Blvd, 10pm, $3.