The eighties was an exciting time in music, and for that Brit-pop, punk rock or new-waver in you, The Echo in Echo Park has the fix. Today, Friday, Nov. 5, “Club Underground presents Round 2 Joy Division vs. The Cure.” This is a tribute night to both Joy Division and The Cure, but that’s not all on the playlist. Resident DJs will spin the best in Brit, indie, soul, twee, punk and glam.
Details: The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd. Echo Park | 8:30 PM | 18 + over | $5.
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Ofrenda 2010 Calavera Fashion Show and Walking Altars | Echo Park
Off the heels of Halloween and Day of the Dead events, “Ofrenda 2010 Calavera Fashion Show and Walking Altars,” will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Trópico de Nopal in Echo Park. Music will be woven in the show with the help of Musical Director, Jose Ruiz, who is best known as Music Director of KPFA (Berkeley); and Afro Funké contributor DJ Glen Red will kick off the after party with the best in Latin, world, funk, and soul music. “The music component basically involved Jose working with the artists to weave in the music for their piece, then we’ll have Afro Funke DJ Glen Red spin after the show,” says Reyes Rodriguez, Founder and Director of Trópico de Nopal. Last year’s event was full of fanfare and photos, with buzz worthy artists such as Lilia Ramirez, a Boyle-Heights based painter, poet and teacher, who (I’m told) stole the show with her ofrenda dedicated to her mother, made completely of corn with giant Victoria Secret-like wings.
Details: Trópico de Nopal, 1665 Beverly Blvd., Echo Park | 8:30 p.m. | All ages |$25 (presale seats) or $12 (general admission).
Haru Kuroi | Glassell Park
Local three-piece band, Haru Kuroi, has been garnering some buzz in the last couple of years, with their jazz-infused performances that mix world and Latin music. Front-woman, Eddika Organista, pours heart and soul into her live shows and her voice is like caramel; soft, sometimes strong, but always soulful. Check them out live at the gallery, “Space 2710” in Glasell Park, with bands Electric Current Eccentric Kaos, Aztlan Underground and Aftergloam. This event will also be a live broadcast on bigsmilemagazine.com.
Details: Space 2710, 2710 W. Avenue 34, Glasell Park | 8:30 PM – 1 AM |All ages| Door Donation
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