Category Archives: Around LA

Te’Amir – Space Adventures [FreEP]

As promised, more gems from the soulful Te’Amir, by way of one his more recent project Space Adventures, which released in June of 2012.

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Visit: Teamirs.bandcamp.com

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Oldies But Goodies: Te’Amir – L.A. SOUL [EP]

So in the wonderful life that I lead, stumbled upon this gem, and more, after completing a 4-week tour with my homie and good pal Deuce Ellis.  Deuce, who has toured 8 times prior, had the privilege of being on the road with Aloe Blacc a while back, and he had the pleasure of meeting Blacc’s drummer Te’Amir Yohannes Sweeney.

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Te’Amir, native to Los Angeles, grew up in Venice Beach, currently resides in Highland Park.  After Deuce’s final show in Las Vegas on 8/2/13, we headed to Califoronria, to unwind and drop me off in my  new home of SoCal.  Te’Amir welcomed Deuce, DJ Tiger, myself and Bun B into his home with open arms and good vibes, some of which happened to some of his own production and sounds.

You may have seen him drumming with Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme, Tutu Sweeney & The Brothers Band, Ethio Cali, Sheera, Mayer Hawthorne and The County, Quadron, Quantic and Allice Russell, SA-RA, Shafiq Husayn, U-N-I, David Kirton, Vikter Duplaix, just to name a few.

Check out this SOULful mix of all easy-listening tunes on this throwback project, entitled L.A. SOUL, which was released in March of 2011.

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If you enjoy this, then stay tuned for more recent goodies from Te’Amir, or visit his Bandcamp meanwhile 🙂

Terrace Martin feat. Ty Dolla $ign – You’re The One [VIDEO SHOOT – LA]

Peace to my girl Ill Camille for the info via Twitter/Instagram.

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Woodworks Records will be hosting a video shoot for Terrace Martin’s latest single “You’re The One” which features Ty Dolla $ign.

When: Monday, August 19th, 2013

Where: Woodworks Records 235 E Manchester Blvd Inglewood, CA

Time: 6:30pm CALL TIME

If you would like to attend, please come camera ready and ready to PARTY!!!

Las Cafeteras – Luna Lovers [VIDEO]

I had the distinct pleasure of being at the premiere screening for this video on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 at the  Vincent Price Art Museum, due to my good friend, Jackee, having a good friend, Catherine Carter, who got us in VIP.

Presented by Mucho More, this night was definitely an evening to remember, as the museum was filled with photos of the band, a merchandise table with countless Las Cafeteras gear, and a photo booth for capturing memories using props related to the band.

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 Las Cafeteras is a “hard-to-describe” Chicano band, with the spirit of collectiveness, positivity and a message of social awareness.

From the album, It’s Time Available now on iTunes!

Flagrant City: The @Do_Over LA [8.18.13]

So I’m new to this, sue me (late pass).  Just moved to LA 2 weeks ago, and my boys Deuce Ellis, DJ Tiger and Te’Amir (drummer for Aloe Blacc) checked out this event the weekend we touched down.  I didn’t go, as I was getting settled and acclimated in my new city, so I took a raincheck.  Unfortunately, I missed an awesome day of fun, rage, good music and great people.

So, to cure all things Do-Over, I will be attending this coming Sunday, with friends or by my DoLowe, whichever comes first.  This runs through the end of the summer and there are also shows in NYC and other cities throughout the US.

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Its FREE to play, and there are drink specials from 2 to 4p to get you warmed up.

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For more information, follow: @Do_Over and visit: http://www.thedoover.net/la13/