Beastie Boys Exhibit Revealed Lots of Content and Little Context

Beastie Boys Exhibit presented by Beyond the Streets and Goldenvoice Paul's Boutique Display
Paul’s Boutique display inside Beastie Boys Exhibit

The first song I heard inside Beastie Boys Exhibit at Beyond the Streets and Control Gallery was “Goo Goo Muck,” The Cramps’ weirdo classic that recently went viral via Netflix. I don’t know what the song had to do with the exhibition. In fact, save for the very few actual Beastie Boys’ songs that played over the course of a half-hour or so, I don’t know what any of the music had to do with the show. It was playlist that sounded as if it were generated by an  algorithm rather than a human. 

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Disco Heat Returns to Songbird on February 2. Free entry!

Disco Heat February 2 2023 at Songbird in Chinatown, Los Angeles DJs Liz O. and Jus' B
Flyer for Disco Heat on February 2 at Songbird with DJs Liz O. and Jus’ B

Disco Heat is back at Songbird on Thursday, February 2, 2023 with Jus’ B and I playing classic and nu-disco jams from 9 p.m. until last call.

There’s no cover for Disco Heat, but we do recommend that you RSVP on Eventbrite. (And, if you want to know why RSVPs are important, read my last post.)

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How to Support Your Local Music Scene

Taleen Kali live at Rubycon Records Hollywood Los Angeles California August 26 2022 Photo by DJ Liz O.
Taleen Kali live at Rubycon Records on August 26, 2022, as seen from the DJ booth. (Photo: Liz O.)

Now, more than ever, it’s important to support your local music scene. Here in Los Angeles, venues were shuttered for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Musicians and DJs went largely without gigs for that same amount of time. Even though nightlife in my hometown returned in June of 2021, it’s naive to think that things are back to normal. 

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Want a Sneak Peek Inside My Disco Heat Crate? Here It Is.

Disco Heat Vinyl for January 12 at Lost But Found DTLA. Records from Jocelyn Brown, Cissy Houston, Suzi Lane and Ziad Rahbani
I pulled vinyl from Jocelyn Brown, Cissy Houston, Suzi Lane, Ziad Rahbani and more for January 12 at Lost But Found.

On January 12, I’m playing vinyl for Disco Heat at Lost But Found here in downtown Los Angeles. Our guest DJ for the night is my pal Clifton, who is one of L.A.’s best and busiest DJs and always plays amazing sets. This night will be a real treat. 

Since I don’t play vinyl that often these days, preparing for this gig is a fun opportunity to go through my collection. I pulled some of my favorite disco tracks and found a few tunes I haven’t played out before. Here’s a sneak peek into my crate. 

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I’m Playing Italo Disco at Dolce Vita on January 24 and It’s Free

Italo Disco on Tuesdays at The Mermaid in Little Tokyo Los Angeles Dolce Vita January 2023
Dolce Vita is Tuesdays at The Mermaid in Little Tokyo

If you love Italo disco, Dolce Vita at The Mermaid in Little Tokyo should be your regular Tuesday night haunt. The weekly party is presented by L.A. Industrial and features a rotating roster of DJs dropping Italo disco jams from 9 p.m. until  last call. Catch me there on January 24. 

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The Lash Will Be Missed, But It’s Legacy Lives On

DJ Rose Knows and DJ Liz O. on Giorgio Moroder Night at The Lash
Rose Knows and I paying tribute to Giorgio Moroder at The Lash

There are a lot of venues in Los Angeles, but one like The Lash, where I DJed a lot over the years, is rare. That’s why I’m saddened to learn that the downtown venue has closed.

I’m grateful to Ross, KB and everyone with the venue for providing a home for a cross-section of niche scenes in the city for so long. The club was most closely associated with the darkwave/goth world, but, really, you could hear anything from techno to city pop there. The club boasted a truly eclectic line-up of parties, which is part of what made it unique.

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Disco Heat Returns to Lost But Found on January 12

Disco Heat DTLA January 12 DJ Liz O. DJ Clifton Lost But Found Bar
Disco Heat returns to Lost But Found on January 12

I’m happy to announce that Disco Heat will be back at Lost But Found on January 12 *and* that DJ Clifton will be our special guest. Clifton is one of L.A.’s best (and busiest) DJs and his taste is impeccable. Plus, we haven’t played together since Sunday Sessions at Grand Park back in August of 2021! All that said, you really don’t want to miss out on this special night.

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New Year’s Eve Was Amazing. Listen to Part of My Set from Club Underground’s Sold Out Party

New Year's Eve Ball Flyer Club Underground Sold Out 2022
Club Underground’s New Year’s Eve Ball Sold Out Before the Doors Opened

What a New Year’s Eve! It was amazing to play with Larry G. and Malvada for the sold out crowd at Club Underground’s New Year’s Eve Ball at Grand Star Jazz Club. Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday night to ring in 2023. 

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