(September 6, 2011)- Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar and Center for the Arts Eagle Rock present the 13th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival, the yearly music festival with a unique and independent neighborhood vibe. The festival will take place on Colorado Blvd. between Eagle Rock Blvd. and Argus Dr. in Eagle Rock, on Saturday October 1, 2011, from 4:00-11:00pm.
The Center’s innovative music and arts programming is showcased throughout the year, culminating with the Eagle Rock Music Festival. The festival is built upon strong partnerships with sponsors, programming partners, musicians, and the community. Center for the Arts Eagle Rock collaborates with Dublab, FYF Fest, Low End Theory, Kingsize Soundlabs, The Ship Studios, LA Record, KOXY Radio, Razorcake, and Zocaloc to create the diverse lineup the Eagle Rock Music Festival is known for.
Back by popular demand, the Low End Theory stage features many different electronic artists including TokiMonsta, the only female artist on the stage and a classically trained musician who uses soundscapes and textures to fuse vintage sounds with progressive styles. FUTURA resident Teebs, has a beat driven style that creates unique but organic electronic musical experiences. Both TokiMonsta and Teebs are on the Brainfeeder label which was founded by this stage’s headliner Flying Lotus, who is known for his atmospheric styling that merges genres of jazz and hip hop with electronica, 8-Bit, bass music and more.
The Global Stage hosted by Dublab Future Roots includes a diverse mix of experimental music from all over the world. East Los Angeles band El-Haru Kuroi fuses traditional Mexican folk waltz with jazz swing, afro-Peruvian, other Latin-Brazilian rhythms, and rock. Fresh off her performance at the Hollywood Bowl with Stevie Wonder and Sharon Jones, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd’s delicate and powerful voice will delight the audiences at the Global Stage.
The Emerging Stage presented by Ford Focus “Gimme the Gig II” and co-curated by FYF, LA Record, and KOXY Radio features experimental producer/musician Boom Bip who is known for his detailed ambient style of music. Also playing is noise rock band Health who mix haunting monotone vocals and raw synth to create their unique sound.
Performing on the Family Stage are husband-and-wife duo and self proclaimed “kindie rock” musicians Ellen and Matt. The Ukulele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere is a unique group that plays arrangements of mash-ups and songs ranging from Radiohead, Hank Williams, Aerosmith, and even Justin Bieber.
Also on Caspar Ave, will be various activities including learning to play the ukulele, comic book making, clay projects, and more. The programs, all taught by the Center’s instructors, will give a sneak peek of the Fall Education programming available at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock.
A distinct element of the festival is Bonne Musique Zydeco band playing on the 2nd floor balcony of the Welcome Inn Motel. The 6-member band specializes in Creole music of Louisiana and east Texas.
Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse offers a wide-range of musicians including pop/folk/jazz duo Ampersand, and acoustic set from Saucy Monky, Eagle Rock High School faculty band Six-Pak, and Americana/Indie Rocker Duniven.
Highland park publication Razorcake and Northeast L.A. based arts and educational nonprofit Zocaloc team up to present a unique punk rock experience. The stage includes sets from French Exit, Summer Vacation, and L.A. based garage punk band Barrio Tiger.
Rantz Auto Center opens their garage for the Eagle Rock High School Latin Jazz Band directed by Carlos Kuhlmann and revving up their engines to play is 8-piece Afro-Cuban Salsa band Umbalaye.
In the Panang parking lot Kingsize Soundlabs and the Ship Studios showcase fourteen different acts performing back-to-back sets. Los Angeles based Little Red Lung creates leaping harmonies layered over delicate piano and noise experimentation. Indie group Blonde Summer generates sharp vocals and unrelenting rhythms to create irresistible melodies and sextet Shadow Shadow Shade provide unison choir-like vocals over haunting melodies. Closing at the Kingsize stage is Rooney, a five-piece rock band from Los Angeles, whose music sounds like a mix between British Invasion rock and 1980s pop.
Foodies rejoice! The festival also offers an eclectic blend of international foods at the Eagle Rock Farmers Market as well as a variety of food trucks including the Poutine Truck, Greasy Weiner, Slice Truck, Fresh Fries, and more. This adds to the diverse array of delicious restaurants along the festival route such as the newly opened Halong Bay, fresh & flavorful Four Café, music festival venues Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse and Camilo’s California Bistro, and the always-popular Coffee Table & Lounge, Taco Spot, and the Oinkster!
A five-dollar suggested donation can be made at the main entrances and throughout the festival. This contribution supports Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Eagle Rock Music Festival. A free shuttle service to and from the festival will be available from the Eagle Rock Plaza, where limited free parking will be available for festivalgoers.
The Eagle Rock Music festival is presented with generous support from The James Irvine Foundation, Ford Focus “Gimme the Gig II”, Macy’s, Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, Eagle Rock Plaza, AEG, and the community and businesses of Eagle Rock. Stop by the sponsor booths for amazing discounts, coupons and samples!
For more information about the 13th Annual Eagle Rock Music festival please visit www.cfaer.org.
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