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Friday, October 19, 2012

THE UNIQUE LADIES


TONIGHT!!!! Come out for a drink and support the kickstarter campaing for The Unique Ladies Car Club, an all ladies car club showing all the vatos that us women can cruise low and slow too... They are raising funds to complete a documentary about their club, and the struggles they face while doing this in a so-called "man's world"... I'm all for it and support them 100%, so let the homegirls get down ayyy!!!


Check out the trailer for the documentary below...



Cruising low and slow down the streets of Chicano San Diego is the city's only all-women's lowrider car club, The Unique Ladies. Pat and Sherry turn heads for their super slick and tricked out vehicles, and cause a stir by challenging a gender norm--where traditionally, men rule the road, and women take the sidelines. It's been a constant struggle to keep their club alive, however they've managed to make it to their fifth year. Now the ladies want to expand their club, inviting another lady lowrider to their club, Linda. The transition isn't proving easy, as the lowrider scene is still resistant to women taking the driver's seat.

Also this Monday Oct. 22 at the Cypress Park Library in Los Angeles Califas will be a sneak preview screening of The Unique Ladies documentary... roll by and support the homegirls!!!

                          

Friday, October 12, 2012

SOMARTS DIA DE LOS MUERTOS SHOW 2012


TONIGHT!!! Once again it's Somarts annual Dia de los Muertos art show, and for the third year in a row I get the honor to be the face of the event thanks to my dear friends and curating magnificent duo Rene Yanez and Rio Yanez. I look forward to this every year, it's truly an amazing show and one not to to be missed...




Below is a sweet lil video of last years show... enjoy!!! 


Also, here are a few behind the scenes photos of the shoot we did for all the promotional stuff, they came out pretty dope if I may say so myself, hehe!!! My friend Chloe Rose made these beautiful costumes that I'm wearing... Hope to see some of the homies there!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

KEN DAVIS: IT'S ALIVE


This Friday it's going down in San Jose, the homie and neighbor Ken Davis will be having his solo show at Empire Seven Studios... They don't make 'em like Ken no more, he's killing it right now, if you don't know what's up then you better get on it cuz he's keeping it Alive for a good while longer...


Check out this dope promo video they did for the show, Hella Sick!!! Can't wait, See you there!



525 N.7th St.
San Jose, Califas 95112

Opening Reception: Friday Oct.12th
7-11pm

Friday, October 5, 2012

SHRED TOWN


TONIGHT!!! I'm super stoked to be curating this art show "SHRED TOWN" along with the homie Ken Davis for First Fridays on Oct.5th at Oakland Era... It's a fundraiser for Hood Games an Oakland organization providing a safe and positive environment for youth to skateboard and stay active in the community, they are working very hard to raise funds for a permanent skate park at Town Park in West Oakland... Please come out an support the youth and this town we love so much, we have a dope artist line up and the beats are gonna be on point thanks to the Latin Soul Brothers Wonway Posibul and Joe Quixx... Can't wait, see you there!!!





Shred Town
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5th  6:00pm - 2:00am

Location:
Era Art Bar
19 Grand Avenue 
Oakland, CA 94612

Featured Artist:

Mike Giant
Favianna Rodriguez
Aaron De La Cruz
Ken Davis
Orly Cukui
Renee Castro
Leanne “ElRod” Rodriguez
Anthony Deavereaux
Paco Excel
Chris Granillo
Jessico Serrano
Sal “Chamuco” Cortez
Amanda Lopez
K-Dub

with DJ's:

The Latin Soul Brothers:

Joe Quixx (Oakland Faders) &

Wonway Posibul (Thinkbeat Radio)

spinning:
hiphop, reggae, latin, funk, afrobeat, house, & other music to move to.

8pm-2am
FREE before 10pm
$10 after


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

VENTURA NATIONALS 2012


I had a great weekend at the Ventura Nationals con El Angel and the homies of Deadend Magazine, watcha... 










 Random Marky Ramone sighting, pretty cool...



Thanks for a good time fellas!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

BROWNOUT


Oh Hell Yeah, Brownout is coming to SF this weekend!!! Last time they were in town I missed them, but this time you best believe I'll be getting down to some jams at the Elbo Room in the Mission... This is another band that El Angel introduced me to and dude these homies get down with some hella funky beats... 


Check out some Brownout jams below... their track "Wind and Fire" is a personal favorite but I'm also digging the video collage for "Slinky", Watcha!!!





Wednesday, July 11, 2012

SOLANO ALLEY


After a few years of living in a nice up and coming neighborhood in East Oakland I decided to move back to the ghetto. Still in East Oakland this is not just any ghetto it's "Pimp Central" to be exact, 17th and International Blvd. where ladies of the night work around the clock, pimps make some monies, and hustlers keep hustling cuz it's the mothafucken Boulevard homes!!!  For some sick reason these grimy streets feel more like home to me, I can be myself around all these crazy fucks, and for my own sanity I need to be around as many brown people as possible lol... I mean, before moving to Oakland from La Mission in SF I called 18th and Capp St. my home, so being surrounded by pimps and ho's and waking up to a bum sleeping on my door step is nothing new. It's a comforting reality check that slaps me across the face everyday letting me know shit is cray out there so be grateful for what I've got cuz we all know that for you and me the world is a ghetto...


Don't get me wrong though, there's lots of new and exciting things happening in my hood... I'm very lucky to be surrounded by dope creative neighbors who are trying to clean up around here and beautify Solano Alley with their art. The Elefont Artist crew have been putting in mad work, Chris Granillo, Jonny Nagel and others, see some of it below...

Both the piece (above) and the one (below) where done by Chris Granillo



Roar (above)

Goser (above)

Ryno (above) getting started on his piece.


My other neighbors and homies at Amor Eterno Tattoo are at the center of all the changes, they hold dope art shows at the shop, and donate their walls for artist to come through and do their thing... I love having this place so close to home, the vibe there is super chill and welcoming, definitely check them out if you're ever in the area...


Another homie behind some of these happenings is Ken Davis (above) also my neighbor, he's a dope artist who's killing it in the typography/script/lettering game for sure! A couple of Sunday's ago he called some of his folks to come though and paint some walls while the homegirl Amy of Amor Eterno and I grilled some food for them...


It was a chill day kicking back and the homies Mike Giant, Krash, Paco Excel, Ken Davis got down...



(Giant and Me)

(Krash, Giant, Excel, Chamuco, and Ken Davis)

Thank you all for helping to keep Oakland beautiful and Solano Alley clean, I'm grateful to have you as my neighbors and homies... I'm stoked to see what other changes and positive things Solano Alley has in store for this breezy.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I'M SORRY, SO SORRY!!!


Well hello there, have you missed me?! I know you have so stop lying to yourself! lol I've missed you all, and I want to say Sorry ;-( for the lack of posting I've just been really busy enjoying life, living day to day, and trying to stay present... sometimes when you're all up on the interwebs you forget to live in the moment and spend time with the people you love and care about. Now that the weather has been hella nice I've been spending a lot of my time outdoors with friends and family just living la vida breezy...

I've been swimming and tanning...


 Running a lot, training for my second Nike Women's Marathon...


Riding bikes with the homies...


and enjoying lots and lots of delicious alcoholic beverages lol, don't worry I don't have an alcohol problem, but my friends do and I'm easily influenced hahaha...




So if I lag on the postings now you know why, cuz I'm drunk lol I'm just keedding! It's cuz I'm having such a good time and being stuck indoors on the computer doesn't sound as exciting! But I do promise to update the blog more frequently, and if you don't already follow me on Tumblr HERE, I've been posting more on there lately. Hope you're all enjoying the nice weather and member that it's good to log off for a minute and have fun in real life!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

BOMBS UNITED CAR SHOW 2012


 The 6th Annual Bombs United Picnic & Car Show will be held this Saturday April 28th at San Jose's History Park... It's one of my favorite shows of the year, always a good time with firme music, free food, vendors, and some really sick bombas... this is the place to be this weekend!!!




Here's a video of last years show so you can get an idea of what to expect... good times!


The boo, El Angel will have a booth at the show and will be vending some Pues Orale gear and artwork, find me there slang'n some firme tshirts and thangs... if you can't make it out but want to buy some Pues Orale gear you can by clicking the link HERE... Thanks for all the suppport homies!!!


There's also an after party happening, check out the details below...


SOULEROS BALL REVUE – PD SOUNDZ – U.N.I.C.A.S.
PRESENTS

THEE OFFICIAL
BOMBS UNITED
OLDIES AFTER PARTY

SAT APRIL 28 2012
7PM-'TIL THE NEEDLE BREAKS!

JACK'S PIZZA
1600 MONTEREY HWY
SAN JO, CA 95112

$5 COVER CHARGE
KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE!

OLDIES DANCE
NEW DANCE FLOOR!
RARE OLDIES/SOUL 45'S
LIVE BAND
BAR & RESTAURANT
PLAYING DUKE OF EARL ON SCREEN

*BADDEST CHOLAS @BOMBS UNITED PICNIC WIN A PAIR OF FREE ADMISSIONS TO OLDIES AFTER PARTY & SOULEROS BALL JULY 2012 FOR ANOTHER CHANCE TO BE THE BADDEST CHOLAS! SOULEROS BALL JULY 2012 WILL HAVE A DRESS UP CONTEST FOR THE BADDEST CHOLA, VATO & COUPLE. WINNERS RECEIVE $$$$ & PRIZES!!!!

ALL AGES WELCOME!

PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY!

NO SET TRIPPING-NO BAD ATTITUDES-GOD LOVES YOU!


See you there homies!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

BOULEVARD NIGHTS


The homies at Sweater Funk SF know how to throw a firme party... This and every third Thursday of the month they bring to us "Boulervard Nights" at Amigo Bar en La Mission, SF... If you enjoy chilling with some good folks, having some good drinks, listening and dancing to some firme rolas then come out and support... Happy Birthday to the homie Vinylrichie of Sweater Funk!!!





Every3rd Thursday Vinylrichie & The Ambassador will take you back, sharing our love and record collections dedicated to this movement.

Boulevard Nights - "The Soundtrack Of The Streets"

Lets take a trip back in time and space to California in the late seventies . . . When cruising hit an all time high with Mexican American youths they would customize, chrome out Low-riders and cruise through the main drag in cities like San Jose - Story & King to Whittier Blvd in Los Angeles. This was a time when Pride meant something! When ironing your outfit was as important as your car and music collection. This was the time when the Boulevard was the place to be every Saturday and Sunday night. A time when the pay phone on the Boulevard was your social network! When word of mouth was your invitation to the dance at the local hall. Your local DJ played the finest in soul music. He'd take your requests and dedications, songs with messages in their titles or their lyrics. You might here some smooth soul like The Chi-Lites, the Whisperes, Main Ingredient or The Stairsteps or latin jazz by Gato Barbieri or Cal Tjader or the diverse sounds from the Chicano scene like The Midniters, Santana, Tierra, Malo or El Chicano. The gates were wide open when cruising in your ride. The music was the soundtrack to your days . . . and nights.

To be clear, we love "oldies", but this night is dedicated to wider definition of "Low-rider Oldies". We would like to show you some of the diverse sounds that might have been overlooked. This night is dedicated to LPs and 45s all on original wax. Please come and share your memories of the Boulevard with like-minded people who enjoy and love this scene. 

All Car Clubs and Cruisers welcome. 


>>>>>> VINYLRICHIE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION <<<<<<


THIS MONTH GUEST:

JON BLUNK & THE SELECTER DJ KIRK
(sweater funk & soul its the real thing)

Sounds Provided by:

Vinyrichie (hear the sounds / sweater funk)
The Ambassador (gostosa / wax poetics)


Music: Latin Jazz, Chicano Funk, Boulevard Classics, Oldies, Mellow Funk
Vinly LPs & 45s

9pm till late FREE!!!

El Amigo Bar
3355 Mission st
San Francisco Ca


This event is also inspired by the film.

Muni: 14 & 49 bus lines stop right across the street. 24 bus line stops on 30th and Mission, approximately 1 block south.