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Here’s What I Played at Disco Matinee on April 7, 2024

Toto Coelo "Milk from the Coconut" extended dance mix 12" single on vinyl (Photo: Liz Ohanesian)
Toto Coelo 12″ single with the extended dance mix of “Milk from the Coconut.” (Pic: Liz O.)

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to the Grand Star on Sunday for Disco Matinee. It was so much fun to dig through my vinyl crates for this one and even more fun to play alongside Jus’ B and Televandalist. 

Details for the next Disco Matinee are coming soon. In the meantime, get your tickets for The Strokes Nite at Club Underground, which is happening at Grand Star Jazz Club this Friday, April 12. 

Here are my set lists from Disco Matinee on April 7, 2024. 

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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

Here’s What I Played at Disco Matinee on March 3, 2024

Intro "Lost Without Your Love" vinyl 12" single (Photo: Liz Ohanesian)
Intro “Lost Without Your Love” isn’t on Spotify, but it is in my record collection, so you’ll hear it in my vinyl sets.

Thank you to everyone who came out to Disco Matinee at Grand Star Jazz Club on Sunday, March 3 for our freestyle and hi-NRG party. Jus’ B and Gustavisimo played some jams for the crowd. I think I did too. At least, I got to play the Intro 12” for “Lost Without Your Love,” which I posted about on Instagram the other day. 

The next Disco Matinee is Sunday, April 7. Check back here or follow me on Instagram for details, including our guest DJ and theme, because we’ll be announcing all that later this week. In the meantime, here’s my set list. 

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Disco Matinee Is Back On February 4, RSVP for Discount Entry

Disco Matinee flyer for February 4, 2024 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Grand Star Jazz Club 943 N. Broadway, Chinatown, Los Angeles 90012 with DJ Liz O, DJ Jus' B, DJ Jen Rock

Disco Matinee returns to the first Sunday of the month at Grand Star Jazz Club on Sunday, February 4. Join resident DJs. Liz O. and Jus’ B, alongside special guest DJ Jen Rock from 3-7 p.m. We’ll be celebrating Jen’s birthday with an afternoon mix of disco, funk, freestyle, plus a dash of Italo and nu-disco. If your jam is a mix of Donna Summer, Taana Gardner, Lime, Daft Punk and Purple Disco Machine, head on down to Disco Matinee.

Drop us a line to RSVP for $5 entry before 4 p.m. Entry without an RSVP, or after 4 p.m., is $8. 

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.

It’s Time for a Christmas Disco Classic From Charo

Charo "(Mamacita) ¿Donde Esta Santa Claus?" 12" single with Tom Moulton mix released on Salsoul in 1978. Seen here at Pasadena City College Flea Market. (Photo: Liz Ohanesian, February 2022)
That time in 2022 that I found the 12″ single for Charo “(Mamacita) ¿Donde Esta Santa Claus?” at PCC Flea Market. (Photo: Liz O.)

The 12” appeared in the midst of a deep dig through crates set up inside a Pasadena City College parking garage during the monthly PCC flea market. I had already excavated records by Harry Nilsson, Tangerine Dream and Patrice Rushen when a friend, whose visit to Los Angeles was the catalyst for this adventure, called me over to a booth filled with soundtrack albums and soul records. I flipped through As the Record Turns ‘ vinyl selection and paused when I noticed “(Mamacita) ¿Donde Esta Santa Claus?” the 1978 disco Christmas single from Charo, “A Tom Moulton Mix” released as an extended 12” single on Salsoul with a stamped note on the backside of the cover that read:

 “In all my life, the most happy time of the year is Christmas and I want to share it with you. When you play this record I’ll be with you. Merry Christmas. Love and cuchi cuchi, Charo.”

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Disco Matinee Is Back on December 3, RSVP for Discounted Entry

Disco Matinee at Grand Star Jazz Club on Sunday, December 3, 2023 from 3 -7 p.m. with DJ Hoseh, DJ Liz O., DJ Jus' B

Disco Matinee is back at Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown on Sunday, December 3, 2023. Special guest DJ Hoseh (Dublab’s “Version Sounds”) will be joining resident DJs Jus’ B and Liz O. for an afternoon filled with club classics and deep cuts. Party starts and 3 p.m. Your DJs will be dropping disco, funk, freestyle and more heat until 7 in the evening. 

RSVP on Facebook, Instagram or by email for $5 entry to Disco Matinee before 4 p.m. Otherwise, the cover is $8 (cash or Venmo) at the door. 

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.

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See you on dance floor for Disco Matinee on Sunday, December 3. 

Here’s What I Played at Disco Matinee on November 5

Photo of Chicago 13 which includes the disco song "Street Player" (Photo: Liz Ohanesian)

Thanks to everyone who joined Jus’ B, Jen Rock and me at Grand Star Jazz Club on Sunday afternoon for Disco Matinee. It was great to see everyone on the dance floor for a mix of disco classics, freestyle jams and more. I played all-vinyl sets this time. Keep reading to see what was in them.

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Disco Matinee Launches on July 2 at Grand Star Jazz Club

Disco Matinee at Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown, Los Angeles on Sunday, July 2, 2023 from 3 to 7 p.m. with resident DJs Liz O. and Jus' B and guest DJ Moniquea

Disco Matinee is a new day party that my pal, Jus’ B, and I are bringing to Grand Star Jazz Club on July 2 from 3 – 7 p.m. We hope you’ll join us for an afternoon of good vibes filled with disco and related jams.

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