The Soul Shakedown Party w/ Clifton & guest DJ Jazzabella
May
17
to May 18

The Soul Shakedown Party w/ Clifton & guest DJ Jazzabella

Friday, May 17th, The Soul Shakedown Party welcomes special guest, Girls Gone Vinyl L.A. founder, and one of the most versatile DJ's in LA, DJ Jazzabella. She’ll be joining resident DJ Clifton and they’ll be spinning the tightest jams in soul, funk, latin, disco and more at Resident in the arts district of DTLA. FREE before 10p. $5 after.

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The Mercury Wheel, The Sound Station, & The Loons at Highland Park Bowl
May
4
to May 5

The Mercury Wheel, The Sound Station, & The Loons at Highland Park Bowl

Highland Park Bowl Presents in Mr T’s Room:

The Loons 11PM
THE LOONS’ uniquely, multi-national line-up creates a distinctive sound combining the hard, kinetic drive of European freakbeat with the psychotic melodic cool of California’s Sunset Strip circa ‘66. While the band draws heavy inspiration from groups like the Pretty Things, the Yardbirds and Love, they are also fiercely original in their approach, creating their own uniquely intense songs rather than opting to be ’60 garage jukeboxes.
Formed in San Diego, California in late 1995, they have evolved into one of the most exciting and original bands on the scene. The band’s line-up features lead singer Mike Stax (ex-Tell-Tale Hearts, Crawdaddys, Hoods), bass player Anja Stax (previously of the Diaboliks and Thee Cherylinas), guitarists Marc Schroeder (ex-Letdowns) and Chris Marsteller (ex-Chasers), and drummer Mike Kamoo(Earthling Studios).

The Loons’ first album, LOVE’S DEAD LEAVES (Get Hip, 1998), was produced by Ebbot Lundberg of Sweden’s Soundtrack of Our Lives. The Orange County Weekly hailed it as a “masterpiece”, describing the Loons as “a blast furnace of an art-driven garage band ... This music teems with the dementia of such bona fide American whackos as Arthur Lee, Sky Saxon, Sean Bonniwell and Roky Erickson.”
The highly anticipated follow-up, PARAPHERNALIA, is the second release on UT Records, the label launched by Stax as an offshoot of his long-running UGLY THINGS magazine. PARAPHERNALIA features 10 road-tested original songs including the wild blues-punk wailer “Turned to Stone,” the melodic 12-string folk-rocker “Follow the Rain Down” and the psychedelic Bo Diddley beat epic “Another Life.”
The Loons returned to the recording studio in 2010 bursting with ideas and hungry for garage rock'n'roll action. This creative explosion resulted in their third album, Red Dissolving Rays of Light - OUT NOW on BOMP! RECORDS.
Eleven unforgettable original compositions, ranging from the coolly psychedelic to the completely psychotic, including two songs with the mind-melting psychedelic steel guitar work of Glenn Ross Campbell of the Misunderstood.

During 2015 The Loons were back in the studio to record their 4th LP for Bomp! Records. The release of which, as well as a new 7" by Dirty Water Records in the UK, "Miss Clara Regrets b/w Alexander", coincided with an appearance at the Beat Bespoke festival in London.
With 'INSIDE OUT YOUR MIND' The Loons have created their most compelling and original album to date.Produced by the band’s Mike Kamoo, the album features 11 diverse original compositions, ranging from the short, sharp, infectious rocker “Siren City” to the towering psychedelic epic “As the Raven Flies” which echoes the vibe the Pretty Things’ SF Sorrow album with its soaring vocal harmonies, backwards guitar, and whirring Mellotron interludes. It’s an album of artful contrasts, where torrid garage rock screamers like “My Desolation” and “I Don’t Live There Anymore” rub up against haunting, West Coast-flavored pieces like “Moon and Tide” and “Head in the Clouds,” with its four-piece string arrangement, and the stark, introspective acoustic number “Silence.”
Later in 2015 The Loons went on for a tour of Spain with teh highlight being an appearance at the Purple Weekend, one of Spain's largest festivals for Underground and Garage, Beat and Psych music and its scene.

BURGER RECORDS released “Diamond, Garbage and Gold - The best of The Loons” cassette tape in November 2017. The Loons are now back in the studio and started recording for their 5th album. The band also just finished recording two stomping tracks “Blue Ether” and Satrurday’s Son” for a new 45 on DIRTY WATER RECORDS, UK which will be out in March 2018. A tour of Spain and Italy will follow in March/April 2018.

For news, upcoming live appearances, blogs, pix and MP3s, videos please visit The Loons on Facebook or contact uglythingsmag@gmail.com

For news, upcoming live appearances, blogs, pix and MP3s, videos please visit The Loons on Facebook.


The Mercury Wheel 10:15PM
"The Mercury Wheel are a three piece rock band from Los Angeles, CA. While the music has it’s roots in the garage rock of the 60s, influences ranging from folk to soul to jazz can be heard in their songs.

Starting as the backing band for an LA performance by soul legend Nolan Porter, The Mercury Wheel have been building their reputation locally. Notably, playing shows for Qvolé Collective & NanceArte Production, they’ve been featured at Echo Park Rising and the tribute to Charles Bradley.

Members are:

José Rendón - drums/backing vocals

Andrew Calara - bass/vocals

Clifton Weaver - guitar/vocals"


The Sound Station 9:30PM
About
Raunchy, Raw and Swinging Trash Blues playing Rock n Roll band
The Music Machine, LOVE, The Seeds, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Memphis Minnie, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo, The Ventures, The Pyramids, Los Saicos, Human Expression, Third Bardo, The Misunderstood

Doors 9PM

Record Rotations: DJ LadyBug Suzi Becker Spinning Bubblegum, Garage, Freakbeat, Psych, and 60/70s Rock n Roll Rarities.

Highland Park Bowl
5621 N Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Highland Park. 21 & Over.
Free Entry

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Deejay Clifton at Gold Line
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Deejay Clifton at Gold Line

This Saturday, join Deejay Clifton as he takes another deep dive into Peanut Butter Wolf’s massive record collection at the wildly popular Gold Line bar in Highland Park. There’s no cover but early arrival is strongly suggested. Have a drink and enjoy a set that will be as much of a surprise to Clifton as to the listeners!

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Tashaki Miyaki, The Mercury Wheel, Miguel Mendez & Yoga Elite & surprise TBA
Mar
16
to Mar 17

Tashaki Miyaki, The Mercury Wheel, Miguel Mendez & Yoga Elite & surprise TBA

The Mercury Wheel are a three piece rock band from Los Angeles, CA. While the music has it’s roots in the garage rock of the 60s, influences ranging from folk to soul to jazz can be heard in their songs. Starting as the backing band for an LA performance by soul legend Nolan Porter, The Mercury Wheel have been building their reputation locally. Notably, playing shows for Qvolé Collective & NanceArte Production, they’ve been featured at Echo Park Rising and the tribute to Charles Bradley.
José Rendón - drums/backing vocals
Andrew Calara - bass/vocals
Clifton Weaver - guitar/vocals"

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Deejay Clifton at Gold Line
Mar
9
to Mar 10

Deejay Clifton at Gold Line

This Saturday, join Deejay Clifton as he takes another deep dive into Peanut Butter Wolf’s massive record collection at the wildly popular Gold Line bar in Highland Park. There’s no cover but early arrival is strongly suggested. Have a drink and enjoy a set that will be as much of a surprise to Clifton as to the listeners!

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All You Need Is Love w/ DJs Clifton, Alex Transistor, & Liuba
Feb
14
to Feb 15

All You Need Is Love w/ DJs Clifton, Alex Transistor, & Liuba

Thursday, February 14th, you've got a date at the Tangier Room in Hotel Figueroa with the best in soul, 60s pop, Britpop, and more! DJ's Liuba, Alex Transistor, & Clifton Weaver present "All You Need Is Love", a Valentine's Day dance party for the loved and loveless. FREE all night long. SEE YOU ON THE DANCEFLOOR!

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Plucky's 45 featuring The Warlocks
Feb
7
to Feb 8

Plucky's 45 featuring The Warlocks

“Hey all. So this year is my big 45 & like always I’m having my birthday party at Harvard & Stone. This year we ( THE WARLOCKS ) will be playing. It’s been over a year and a half since last time we played at home so we felt that this would be a good time to do so. DJs Johnny T, Carlos Rossi, Clifton Weaver aka DJ Soft Touch & Mikhail Kennedy will be spinning 45’s all night. I hope you all can make it. THIS IS A FREE SHOW!!! SO GET THERE EARLY
See you there” - Jason Plucky Anchondo

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California Sol • MLK Day [@Ace Hotel DTLA]
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

California Sol • MLK Day [@Ace Hotel DTLA]

Motown On Mondays LA presents
CALIFORNIA SOL
A daytime rooftop soirée at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

MONDAY JANUARY 21 • MLK DAY
2pm-8pm • Free • All Ages
Full Bar w/ 21+ ID

feat. special guests
RIMARKABLE (Dirt Tech Reck / Detroit / NYC)
CLIFTON (The Soul Shakedown)
DJ PHYZ ED

Alongside The MOM LA Players
EXPO
PHATRICK
SLOEPOKE
C-MINUS
Spinning Soul, Funk, Disco, Breaks, Boogie, Motown, Latin, Afro, & More!

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New Year's Eve at Truss & Twine w/ Clifton aka DJ Soft Touch
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve at Truss & Twine w/ Clifton aka DJ Soft Touch

“Ring in 2019 at Truss & Twine! We are offering a four-course meal specially prepared for the night at $75 per person with the option of a $55 per person wine pairing. Reservations available from 4-11 pm at our banquet tables. Dj Soft Touch will be curating the music menu all evening. We look forward to ringing in the New Year with you!”

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The Soul Shakedown Party w/ guest DJ Dennis Owens (The Good Foot LBC)
Nov
23
to Nov 24

The Soul Shakedown Party w/ guest DJ Dennis Owens (The Good Foot LBC)

DJ Dennis Owens is the co-founder of one of Southern California's longest running soul/funk clubs, The Good Foot, which just celebrated it’s 20th anniversary at it's current home, Alex's Bar in Long Beach. On Friday the 23rd, he’ll be joining resident DJ Clifton aka Soft Touch at The Soul Shakedown Party. They’ll be spinning the tightest jams in soul, funk, latin, disco and more at Resident in the arts district of DTLA. FREE all night long! Don’t miss it.

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BUILT QUILT - Art Opening + Restavrant! Show w/Deejay Clifton
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

BUILT QUILT - Art Opening + Restavrant! Show w/Deejay Clifton

OPENING RECEPTION for "BUILT QUILT"
Wood Quilts & Engravings by Troy Murrah

FREE | 21+ 
Live music from RESTAVRANT! + Clifton aka DJ Soft Touch

Combining inherited family skills of quilting and carpentry, Troy Murrah uses thousands of wood fragments, cut from leftover remnants, to construct elaborate wall hangings that replicate traditional quilt block patterns. Take a closer look, and find engravings of wallpaper patterns––designed by the artist using imagery influenced by his past. What results are personal commentaries on the strength of our mothers, the ability to transform even the most humblest living conditions into a home, and remembering that chivalry is not dead.

On Display October 27 - November 16, 2018

4th STREET VINE 2142 E. 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

Visit www.olafsoncreative.com for additional info.

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The Soul Shakedown Party @ The Hammer Museum
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

The Soul Shakedown Party @ The Hammer Museum

Join us to celebrate the opening of our fall exhibitions 'Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016' and 'Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo.'

Be among the first to see the exhibitions and enjoy music by Deejay Clifton from the Soul Shakedown Party and Monalisa from Motown on Mondays and Umoja HiFi. Cash bars serve beer, wine, and specialty cocktails all night, with food trucks Peaches' Smokehouse & Southern Kitchen and Crêpe de Ville outside on Lindbrook Drive.

This event is free and open to the public—no ticket or check-in is required. RSVP does not guarantee entry once the museum reaches capacity. Hammer Members receive priority entry and a free first drink.

Limited parking is available at the museum, $6 cash only. Additional event parking is available at 11020 Kinross Ave (UCLA Parking Lot 36) with a flat rate of $5 payable by credit card/cash at the pay station or pay by cell phone through the Park Mobile app. We encourage visitors to consider biking, public transportation, or ride-sharing.

Reserve Tickets Here:

https://bit.ly/2P1tZ8Z

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The Soul Shakedown Party!
Oct
5
to Oct 6

The Soul Shakedown Party!

As a founder/resident of the legendary Funkmosphere party and member of top shelf Latin group Boogaloo Assassins, Billy Goods is an integral part of the L.A. music scene. With tastes spanning, funk, soul, Latin sounds, disco, boogie, and house, he's always guaranteed to fill the dancefloor. He also hosts the Bump City show devoted to those sounds on NTS Live. 

Check the link to get a taste of what's in store: https://www.nts.live/shows/billy-goods

FREE all night long!
21+ w/ID

Resident 
428 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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The Soul Shakedown Party!
Sep
29
to Sep 30

The Soul Shakedown Party!

The Soul Shakedown Party Presents: DJ Clifton and special guest, DJ Expo.

Holding a solid 19 years of experience under his belt, Los Angeles native DJ Expo has paid his dues above & beyond! His party rocking skills and ability to take audiences on a sonic journey, shows that he has what it takes to get folks on the floor and keep 'em there. His eclectic taste in music (spanning across Hip-Hop, Funk, Reggae, Soul, Breaks, Afro, Disco, and many other flavors), extensive knowledge, and impeccable mixing skills, have won him the respect of many legendary veterans as well as fans worldwide. Expo has done it all, from rocking massive crowds to intimate clubs, transmitting over the radio airwaves, to mixtapes in the studio, competitions, and more!

Find out more about Expo at:
mixcloud.com/expothedj
soundcloud.com/expothedj
instagram.com/djexpo
facebook.com/expothedj
twitter.com/djexpo

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Beat Bait
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Beat Bait

Catch that Beat!

BEAT BAIT returns
Saturday, September 22nd

with Special Guest DJ
• CLIFTON aka DJ SOFT TOUCH (The Soul Shakedown Party)

Spinning thee wildest in rowdy rhythm n' soul, stompin' blues, raunchy tittyshakers, primitive garage punk and 50-60's rock n' roll

resident selectors
• LEESET
• RICK BARZELL
• DEVIL ONE

only at
FOOTSIE'S BAR
10:00 PM / NO COVER!

Featuring stiff drinks, a proper dance floor, pool table, side parking lot and plenty-o-street parking! Did we mention parking?

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