11:30 AM DJ Set with Anthony Valadez
12:00 PM Quitapenas
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!
QUITAPENAS, one word – all caps, four syllables – all claps, gives you a taste of their rhythmic contagion. This tropical Afro-Latin combo was born under the warm California sun. They borrow aesthetics from the radical 60s, 70s and 80s. Each song echoes a remix of history and invites one to engage in the liberating evenings of Angola, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and beyond. The name means “to remove worries.” Everybody has a “pena” and the mission of QUITAPENAS is simple: to make you dance and leave you without a worry.
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.