11:30 AM DJ Set with Anthony Valadez
12:00 PM The Altons
A fresh addition to the Bunker Hill scene, the monthly City Beats shows are curated by local radio personality Anthony Valadez. The series, which runs every 2nd Wednesday, June through October, provides a colorful, sonic snapshot of up-and-coming musicians. Genres include R&B, hip-hop, new jazz, Latin and indie, appealing to the eclectic palette and diverse backgrounds of LA music fans. Grab lunch, sit back, and enjoy the show!
ABOUT THE ALTONS
The Altons are a soul rock group with a twist of Latin inspired flavors and rhythms. Their music is driven by intense grooves from the rhythm section that will bring you to your feet, while soulful leads inspire lovers to dance a little closer. Based in Los Angeles, members Gabriel Maldonado, Carlos Canovas, Bryan Ponce, Joseph Quinones, and Adriana Flores came together from disparate musical backgrounds to bring The Altons unified energetic sound to audiences everywhere.
When they take control of any stage you can always expect a fun and energetic time. From dirty blues guitar riffs to funky jams, these five musicians are sure to make the old and young crowd put on their dancing shoes. Years of experience let the band play off of each other’s chemistry assuring each night is a unique experience with the audience. Always expanding the doors for new fans while staying true to their hometown roots The Altons vivacious cumbias are a sure shot to get any crowd singing in English or Spanish.
With their ability to lively up any crowd The Altons have played Night on Broadway, Viva Pomona, Make Music Pasadena, and Echo Park Rising. However, they haven’t stopped at their Los Angeles border; The Altons have also performed at the grand opening for Cornerstone in Berkeley, the Beauty Bar in Las Vegas, as well as the Rebel Lounge in Phoenix. They have also shared stages with local Los Angeles artists Buyepongo, Thee Commons, and by way of Echo Park Rising Chicano Batman. Not one to rest on their laurels you can expect big things from The Altons, amongst those being the release of their double single Darling Girl/Last Call on 7-inch vinyl and their debut full-length album. 2017 is another sure shot year for this up-and-coming group.
ABOUT ANTHONY VALADEZ
Anthony Valadez is a Los Angeles radio personality with dj residencies around the city, including First Fridays at The Natural History Museum. He hosted Cratediggers on FUSEtv for 3 seasons. His latest musical projects include official remixes for David Bowie, Local Natives and Ozomatli in addition to 2 LP releases on Plug Research. He can be found hosting his program on Monday nights on KCRW which has been championed by the likes of Julian Casablanca (The Strokes), Ty Dolla Sign and Childish Gambino. He also hosts Indie on Tune In.