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Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo and Louie Perez perform tonight at a downtown benefit concert.

By Alfred Montez

Stories And Songs: An intimate Evening with Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo and Louie Perez” is being held tonight, June 4, in downtown but it certainly has some strong Eastside connections. Hidalgo and Perez will be discussing their styles and techniques and share some examples of their musical explorations, past and present, during this benefit concert. The pair will also present a preview of their upcoming theater project called “Evangeline, The Queen of Make Believe” and it’s related educational programs for at-risk youth.

The best tickets are a bit pricey, starting at $125 a seat and going up as high as $1,000 for two people in the orchestra pit. But there are still tickets (at least earlier this week) available at a reasonable $25 for this authentic piece of East L.A. musical history.  It all takes place this Saturday, June 4th, at the Los Angeles Theater Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Show kicks off at 8 p.m.

Click on the link below for Echo Park and Eagle Rock shows.

Kaoru, G.E. Stinson, Alex Cline & Brad Dutz Quartet @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts

On Sunday, June, 5,   Eagle Rock Center for the Arts Eagle presents Sunday evening concerts featuring Kaoru, G.E. Stinson, Alex Cline, and Brad Dutz Quartet. This is a show for those who pride themselves on their eclectic tastes and open-minded musical sense of adventure. The opening act, Brad Dutz Quartet, features Dutz on a variety of instruments but mainly on vibes and marimba.  The sound is free form to say the least, exploring themes and feelings more than actual music technique, masterfully executed.

The main attraction –  Kaoru, G.E. Stinson and Alex Cline –  play in a style that is more ambient and mixed with influences from varieties of music. At times downright out there, and even challenging to give a listen to, this is the kind of music intended for the audio explorer in all of us, something completely new and unprecedented. The show begins at 7 p.m. $10 at the door for general admission, students, seniors, and series performers: 5$.

This is the last weekend  Dinner House M will be open after serving the Silver Lake/Echo Park area for over 24 years! Come on down and see what the little music club on the southern edge of Echo Park has to offer for its last night party. With all the music that went through this charming little dark bar –  ranging from free form indie rock to hip-hop, jazz and even some straight punk rock – I wouldn’t be surprised if the night is something of an all star jam.  That being said, even if they have NO live music, the bar deserves a nice send off after its decades of service in the community. Dinner House M will have a final party on Wednesday, June 8.

There’s a lot of music out there. Eastside Mix will help guide you to noteworthy shows and keep you up to date on Eastside venues, bands, artists and labels. Did we miss something? Send an email to hello@theEastsiderLA.com.

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  1. Not top-tierd bands but good local tunes at the Lummis Day on Sunday. Support local music!


  2. SolanoCanyonPop

    Always loved that song

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