Category Archives: The Dance Floor

Happening in L.A.: Thursday, April 11 – Wednesday, April 17

Club Underground Grand Star Jazz Club March 8, 2024 (Photo: Liz Ohanesian)
When everyone is vibing to Animal Collective at Underground and they realize I’ve turned my camera on the crowd.

I’m back at Club Underground on Friday night for The Strokes Nite. Both floors of Grand Star Jazz Club will be open, with Larry G. and me playing from 9:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. Tickets are available now via either Eventbrite or Dice. Hope to see you there! Here’s what else is happening in L.A. this weekend and into next week.  

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The Strokes Nite at Underground Is This Friday

The Strokes Nite at Club Underground with DJ Larry G. and DJ Liz O., Friday, April 12, 2024 at Grand Star Jazz Club in Los Angeles

This Friday, April 12, is The Strokes Nite at Club Underground and I’ll be DJing alongside Larry G. for it. Both floors of Grand Star Jazz Club will be open, so you’ll get a good dose of hits and deep cuts from The Strokes, as well as all your Underground favorites. The party starts at 9:30 p.m. and goes until 2 a.m.

Tickets are available now on both Dice and Eventbrite, so scoop up yours now.

The Grand Star is located at 943 N. Broadway in Chinatown’s Central Plaza. Both street and lot parking is available and the venue is a short walk from Metro’s A Line station in Chinatown. This is a 21+ event.

See you this Friday at Underground!

Liz O. is an L.A.-based writer and DJ. Read her recently published work and check out her upcoming gigs.

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Happening in L.A.: Thursday, April 4- Wednesday, April 10

Flyer for Disco Matinee: Punk 'n' Funk edition at Grand Star Jazz Club on Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. with DJs Televandalist, Liz O. and Jus' B

Kickstart this weekend on Thursday night with Night Shift, where I’ll be playing post-punk, synthpop, darkwave and shoegaze at Bar Franca from 9 p.m. until close. There’s no cover and there will be a drink special. Also, on Thursday, DTLA ArtNight is happening in various locations across downtown Los Angeles’ Historic Core from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., so maybe come by early, browse the galleries and get dinner beforehand. Bar Franca is located at 438 S. Main Street. Look for the cherry above the door. 

(Click here to see what I played at last month’s Night Shift.)

Then, finish your weekend on Sunday afternoon with Disco Matinee at Grand Star Jazz Club. Guest DJ Televandalist, who always drops heat on the dance floor, will be joining Jus’ B and me from 3 to 7 p.m. The theme is punk ’n’ funk and if you want an idea of what I’m playing, head over to my Insta for a sneak peek. The Grand Star is located at 943 N. Broadway inside Chinatown’s Central Plaza, right next to the Bruce Lee statue. This is a 21+ event. Advance tickets are $6.50. The cover at the door will be $8 (cash or Venmo). 

Click here to buy advance tickets on Restless Nites. 

Keep reading to find out what else is happening this weekend and early next week. 

Friday, April 5

Queerspace w/Street Fever, MMDA, Jehanne, DJs Geneva Jacuzzi, Spike Hellis @Silverlake Lounge 

2906 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake 90026; 9:30 p.m.; no cover; 21+

Molly Nilsson, Air Waves @ The Echo

9 p.m.; all ages; Tickets available via Live Nation

Tokyo Love Song w/ DJs XL Middleton, Kaistar and Tsugu Itagaki @ Hello Stranger

320 E. 2nd Street, Little Tokyo 90012; 9 p.m.; 21+; Tickets available on Eventbrite

Club Underground w/Larry G. @ Grand Star Jazz Club

943 N. Broadway, Chinatown 90012; 9:30 p.m.; 21+; Tickets available on Eventbrite or Dice

Saturday, April 6

Johnny Ruiz and the Escapers, The Intuitions, Los So-Lows @ The Paramount

2708 E. Cesar E Chavez Ave., Boyle Heights 90033; 8 p.m.; Tickets available on Dice

Afterbirth Cartoons, War Pact, Koitus @ The Smell

 8 p.m.; all ages; Tickets available on The Smell’s website

Repo Man (film screening) w/live performances from The Dark, Personal Damage, Haunter @ Gardena Cinema

14948 Crenshaw Blvd., Gardena 90249; 7 p.m. (bands), 9 p.m. (movie); all ages; Tickets available on Eventbrite

“The Mystery of Korla Pandit” Presentation by Brian Kehew @ Philosophical Research Society 

3910 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Feliz 90027; 7 p.m.; all ages; Tickets available on Eventbrite

Monday, April 8

Communicant, Nightjacket, Powder Pink & Sweet @ Moroccan Lounge

901 E 1st St., DTLA 90012;  6 p.m., 21+; Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Tuesday, April 9

Dolce Vita @ The Mermaid

428 E. 2nd Street, Little Tokyo 90012; 8 p.m.; 21+; no cover

Wednesday, April 10

March Adstrum @ The Silverlake Lounge

2906 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake 90026; 7:30 p.m.; 21+; Tickets available on Dice

Wild Up plays Arthur Russell @ 2220 Arts + Archives

2220 Beverly Blvd., Historic Filipinotown 90057; 7:30 p.m.; 18+; Tickets available on Dice

Liz O. is an L.A.-based writer and DJ. Read her recently published work and check out her upcoming gigs.

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L.A. Music Events: Thursday, March 28 – Wednesday, April 3

Flyer for Klub Nocturno at Catch One in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 30, 2024

I’m so excited to be back at Catch One with Klub Nocturno this Saturday, March 30, in the New Wave vs. Darkwave room. Playing Nocturno’s L.A. party in January was such a wild vibe, as was last month’s party at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Saturday night has in store. Tickets are already sold out online, but there will be a few at the door, so if you want one of those, please be sure to arrive early. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. for this 21+ event. Catch One is located at 4067 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles 90019. 

As for the rest of the weekend and into early next week, here are my recommendations. 

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L.A. Music Events and More: Thursday, March 21- Wednesday, March 27

Wicker Man 1973
The Wicker Man is screening at Videotheque this Friday night.

My next gig isn’t until March 30, when I’ll be playing with Klub Nocturno at Catch One, but, there are more than enough parties and shows to keep the good vibes going through this weekend and into next week. As always, I try to stick to lower-priced events. Everything here is under $30 a ticket and a number of them don’t have a cover. At the time of posting this list, there were tickets available for all the events on this list. (I double-checked because a few that I had initially planned to include were already sold out.) And, in what seems to be increasingly rare in L.A., two of the shows listed below are actually all-ages. 

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Night Shift Returns to Bar Franca on April 4

Night Shift at Bar Franca with DJ Liz O. playing post-punk, synthpop, darkwave, shoegaze on Thursday, April 4, 2024

Thanks to everyone who made it out to Bar Franca on March 7 for the first installment of Night Shift. We’ll be doing it again on Thursday, April 4, so join me from 9 p.m. until last call for a night of post-punk, synthpop, darkwave and shoegaze.

If you want to see what I played for the first Night Shift, check out my playlist. And if you want to RSVP for the next event, head over to Restless Nites.

Bar Franca is located at 438 S. Main Street in Downtown Los Angeles. Look for the neon cherries above the door. There’s no cover and it’s 21+.

See you on April 4 for Night Shift.

Disco Matinee: Punk ‘n’ Funk Edition Is Sunday, April 7

Flyer for Disco Matinee: Punk 'n' Funk edition at Grand Star Jazz Club on Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. with DJs Televandalist, Liz O. and Jus' B

On Sunday, April 7, head to Grand Star Jazz Club for the Punk ’n’ Funk Edition of Disco Matinee. Guest DJ Televandalist will join residents Liz O. and Jus’ B for an afternoon dive into the intersection between punk, funk and disco.

Advance tickets are available now via Restless Nites for $6.50, which includes ticket fees. The cover will be $8 at the door on the day of the event. Disco Matinee is the first Sunday of the month from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Grand Star Jazz Club. This is a 21+ event. 

The Grand Star is located at 943 N. Broadway, inside Chinatown’s Central Plaza, right next to the Bruce Lee statue. There is both street and lot parking in the neighborhood. The venue is also located across Broadway from Metro’s A line stop in Chinatown.

Purchase advance tickets for Disco Matinee: Punk ’n’ Funk Edition on Restless Nites

Check out my set list for Disco Matinee: Freestyle & hi-NRG Edition

L.A. Music Events: Thursday, March 7 – Wednesday, March 13

Flyer for Depech Mode x New Order night at Club Underground in Los Angeles on March 8, 2024 with DJ Larry G, DJ Liz O. DJ Scarlett Casanova

It’s the rare week when I’m playing three nights in a row, so if you want to follow along for the ride, here are the details. On Thursday, March 7, Night Shift launches at Bar Franca, where I’ll be playing post-punk, synthpop, darkwave and shoegaze from 9 p.m. until close. You’ll find Bar Franca downtown at 438 S. Main Street. There’s no cover and it’s 21+

The following night, Friday, March 8, is Depeche Mode x New Order night at Club Underground. Larry G., Scarlett Casanova and I will be playing your favorites from both bands as well the best in new wave, post-punk, indie and more. Underground is at Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown’s Central Plaza (943 N. Broadway 90012) and it’s 21+. Tickets are available via Dice and Eventbrite

This Saturday, March 9, is Razorcake Hearts Drinking Beer & Listening to Records at Footsie’s. This is an early, all-vinyl party with no cover. I’ll be playing alongside Nikki Nothing and Samantha Beerhouse between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. As for what I’m bringing, that’s still up for debate, but I’m in a dubby ‘80s mood, so we’ll see where that goes. Footsie’s is located at 2640 N. Figueroa St. in Cypress Park and it’s 21+. Since we’re done at 10 p.m., there will be more than enough time to check out other happenings in L.A., so that’s where this list of music events begins. Also, there are a few super cool movies screening this week, so I’ve added those to the list as well. 

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Club Underground’s Next Depeche Mode x New Order Night is March 8

Club Underground Depeche Mode x New Order Night at Grand Star Jazz Club on Friday, March 8, 2024 with DJ Larry G., DJ Scarlett Casanova, DJ Liz O.

Club Underground‘s next Depeche Mode x New Order night is Friday, March 8. Larry G., Scarlett Casanova and I, Liz O., will be your DJs and both floors of Grand Star Jazz Club will be open.

Tickets for Depeche Mode x New Order Night at Club Underground are available on both Eventbrite and Dice. Pick up yours as soon as possible and join us at Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown on March 8. Party starts at 9:30 p.m. and is 21+.

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