12:00 PM DJ Set with Anthony Valadez
12:30 PM Buyepongo
A fresh addition to the Bunker Hill scene, the bi-weekly City Beats shows are curated by local radio personality Anthony Valadez. The series, which runs April through June, 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!
Buyepongo means “to cause a ruckus” – which certainly describes the scene on the dance floors of LA whenever the band launches into its dizzyingly energetic, instantly infectious rhythms. But it also describes Buyepongo’s riotous mash-up of influences, which absorbs hip-hop, punk, funk, and jazz sounds into a delirious tropical blend of styles from across the Latin American diaspora. Like its name, the band is part hybrid, part invention, something untranslatable that nevertheless perfectly captures its uniquely vibrant spirit.
April 5: De’Anza with Anthony Valadez
April 19: Tropi Corillo with Anthony Valadez
May 17: Subsuelo with Anthony Valadez
June 21: Ethio Cali with Anthony Valadez