Nile Rodgers & Chic at The Hollywood Bowl / Disco Party in the Plaza with DJ Clifton
Jul
3
5:00 PM17:00

Nile Rodgers & Chic at The Hollywood Bowl / Disco Party in the Plaza with DJ Clifton

July 3rd, I'll be DJ'ing the Museum Patio at the Hollywood Bowl right before Nile Rodgers and The CHIC Organization Ltd (Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards) hit the stage with the LA Phil. The disco party in the plaza kicks off at 5:30p. Get your tickets today and check out the Hollywood Bowl's giveaways to other shows this season (https://dola.com/hollywood-bowl-giveaways).

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Super Soul Sundays w/ special guest Deejay Clifton
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Super Soul Sundays w/ special guest Deejay Clifton

June 9th, Deejay Clifton sits in for DJs Jennifer Tefft and Jake Goldstein aka DJ Groupchat at The Short Stop in Echo Park for Super Soul Sundays. This night will be a special 5hr set of the funkiest tunes spanning the 60s through 80s all night long. Close out your weekend with top shelf sounds!! Free all night long. 21+ w/ID

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Deejay Clifton at Beat Swap Meet Pop Up at East End Block Party
Jun
8
12:00 PM12:00

Deejay Clifton at Beat Swap Meet Pop Up at East End Block Party

Orange County, this Saturday is the Beat Swap Meet pop up at East End Block Party! As well as the record fair including some the best vendors in southern California, there will be vinyl DJs showcasing their deep crates. Deejay Clifton is honored to be among the line up that includes local legends the Funk Freaks, Plush One, and more. Also, there will be a special live performance by Wax Poetics Records artists, The Jack Moves. DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT!

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MOM LA presents California Sol at the Ace Hotel DTLA
May
27
2:00 PM14:00

MOM LA presents California Sol at the Ace Hotel DTLA

MEMORIAL DAY
MONDAY MAY 27 (2pm-10pm • Free • 21+ after 8pm)

feat. special guests
DJ DAY (Palm Springs)
YOUNG EINSTEIN (Ugly Duckling / Strong Beach)
CASERTA (BridgeBoots / Good For You Records)

Poolside Vibes by special guests
SCRATCHIN BEG (France)
CLIFTON (The Soul Shakedown Party)

Alongside The MOM LA Players
DJ EXPO
PHATRICK
DJ JEDI
SLOE POKE
MONALISA
C-MINUS

Spinning Soul, Funk, Disco, Breaks, Boogie, Motown, Latin, Afro, & More!
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About MOM (Motown On Mondays):

What began in 2009 as a humble Monday night soul party in San Francisco (Motown On Mondays) has since exploded into a weekly multi-city dance party across the United States. MOM DJs is a family of DJs, producers, musicians and music enthusiasts that all share a passion for the convergence of soul music and dancing. The entire collective performs at and produces weekly, monthly, and special events across North America, currently holding chapters in 17 different cities (San Francisco, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, Denver, St Louis, Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York City, & San Diego).

The Los Angeles Chapter of MOM was created in 2011 and has been running for over 7 years strong at The Short Stop in Echo Park. MOM LA has hosted a long list of some of the best DJs in the business, from local to worldwide favorites, including Questlove, Prince Paul, Peanut Butter Wolf, Z-Trip, Cut Chemist, DJ Spinna, Danny Krivit, Rich Medina, J.Rocc, DJ Rhettmatic, The Reflex, DJ Dez Andres, Skratch Bastid, Lord Finesse, The Beatnuts, Large Professor, J.Period, People Under The Stairs, DJ Spider, Mayer Hawthorne, Cosmo Baker, Stro Elliott, Tall Black Guy, and Jeremy Sole, to give just a short list of names. MOM LA has also received write-ups and reviews from LA Weekly, Timeout LA, Flavor Pill, Urb magazine and more. Their team of resident DJs includes: DJ Expo, DJ Jedi, Phatrick, Monalisa, Sloe Poke, and C-Minus. Each week, along with special guests, they gather under the disco ball to bring you the most classic soul tunes, forgotten gems, remixes and related off-shoots/inspirations from the Motown catalog, attracting a funky and diverse mixture of party goers, dancers, DJs, and music lovers! Once a best-kept secret in LA, Motown On Mondays has become a staple in the city of Los Angeles!



See more about Motown On Mondays LA:
facebook.com/momdjslosangeles
instagram.com/mom_la
twitter.com/mom_la

To see more about MOM in other cities, visit:
motownonmondays.com
soundcloud.com/momdjs

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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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