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Disco Matinee Returns to Grand Star Jazz Club on Sunday, November 5 with Guest DJ Jen Rock

Flyer for Disco Matinee at Grand Star Jazz Club on Sunday, November 5, 2023 with guest DJ Jen Rock and residents Liz O. and Jus' B

Disco Matinee returns to the first Sunday of the month at Grand Star Jazz Club on November 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. Special guest DJ Jen Rock joins residents Liz O. and Jus’ B for an afternoon of classic, Italo and nu disco, plus a little hiNRG, freestyle and whatever else lights up the dance floor. If your jam is a mix of Donna Summer, Taana Gardner, Lime, Daft Punk and Purple Disco Machine, head on down to Disco Matinee. 

 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.

Disco Matinee is a 21+ party. The cover is $5 (cash or Venmo) at the door. See you on the dance floor on November 5. 

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HERE’S WHAT I PLAYED AT DISCO MATINEE ON OCTOBER 8, 2023

Here’s What I Played at Disco Matinee on October 8, 2023

DJ Jus' B, DJ Liz O., DJ Mr. Michel at Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown Los Angeles for Disco Matinee October 8, 2023 (photo: Sara)
Jus’ B, Liz O. and Mr. Michel at Grand Star Jazz Club for Disco Matinee, October 8, 2023 (Pic: Sara)

Since this past summer, my pal Jus’ B and I have been throwing a monthly day party called Disco Matinee at Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown. We’ve been lucky to be able to bring in some amazing locals to guest DJ, like Mr. Michel, who played with us on October. We’ve also been lucky to have a good crew of regulars who have been sticking around on the dance floor until the house lights brighten and the dinner cravings get stronger. 

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L.A. Music Events: Friday October 6- Thursday October 12

Club Underground Depeche Mode New Order Night at Grand Star Jazz Club in Los Angeles with DJ Larry G. and DJ Liz O. on Friday, October 6, 2023

This weekend, you can find me at the Grand Star in Chinatown, where I’ll be playing on Friday night and Sunday afternoon. Aside from that, there are some very cool events happening around town, amongst them, you’ll find techno at the Lodge Room, Italo at Moroccan Lounge, Japanese pop at High Tide and more. Check out the list of L.A. music events below for information on my own gigs, plus my recommendations for this week. 

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Here’s What I Played at Dolce Vita’s Italo Horror Disco

Halloween decorations at The Mermaid in Little Tokyo October 3 Dolce Vita's Italo Horror Disco with DJ Liz O. and DJ Manuelito
Inside The Mermaid (Pic: Liz O.)

Every Tuesday night at The Mermaid this October is Italo Horror Disco, the Halloween-friendly edition of L.A. Industrial’s Italo disco party Dolce Vita. DJ Manuelito and I had the chance to kick off the spooky festivities last night to a killer crowd at the Little Tokyo bar. 

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There’s a New Beatique Mix Available for Your Listening Pleasure

Beatique Mix October 2023 by DJ Liz O. Art: Jeaux Janovsky

I finally had some time to make a new Beatique Mix. This one is shorter than usual, but the tunes cross genre from Italo disco to dub, so it’s a fun one. At least, it was a fun one to make. Listen here or head over to Mixcloud, where you can check out any of the 80 (!!!) sets that I’ve posted over the past few years. 

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Disco Matinee Returns to Grand Star Jazz Club on Sunday, October 8

Disco Matinee October 8, 2023 at Grand Star Jazz Club in Chinatown Los Angeles with DJ Liz O., DJ Jus' B and DJ Mr. Michel

Disco Matinee returns to Grand Star Jazz Club on Sunday, October 8 from 3 to 7 p.m. Special guest DJ Mr. Michel (Dolce Vita, Playback Fantasy, Æomega Lab Moda L.A.) joins resident DJs Liz O. and Jus’ B for an afternoon of disco classics mixed with Italo disco, hiNRG, freestyle, nu-disco and lots more. Stop by if you’re game to dance to anything from Donna Summer to Taana Gardner to Lime to Daft Punk to Purple Disco Machine.

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My Final Trip to Oracle Tavern

Oracle Tavern in Chinatown Los Angeles August 29 2023 (Photo Liz Ohanesian)
Inside Oracle Tavern (Pic: Liz O.)

By some fluke of the algorithm, I saw a post on Instagram that Tinglez were playing at Oracle Tavern for Unusual Tuesdays last week. Since relevant event information has become increasingly rare on my timeline— I frequently see Insta flyers days after the fact— that this post even reached my eyeballs on a night when I happened to be free was surely a sign that I had to go. 

And I did go to Unusual Tuesdays later that evening. Tinglez packed the dreamiest space disco into set that was shorter than Patrick Cowley’s remix of “I Feel Love.” The energy in the crowd was electric as people pulled in closer to the stage. I was glad to be there, not only to catch this set, but because it would be my last venture at Oracle Tavern. 

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The Record Fair I Almost Missed Because Social Media Sucks

Michael Quatro and Melba Moore albums found at an In Sheep's Clothing record fair at Homage Brewing in Chinatown, Los Angeles
Michael Quatro at Melba Moore records found at the In Sheep’s Clothing x Japonesia Night Market at Homage Brewing in Chinatown (Photo: Liz O.)

In July, I wrote a story for LAist about how there are loads of cheap or free concerts happening in L.A., but finding out about them has become increasingly difficult because social media sucks and local music coverage is virtually nonexistent. It was a popular story. I ended up talking about it on LAist radio twice, including a spot that ran on Morning Edition. Loads of people told me they were having the same issue finding out about shows. Someone even came up to me while I was DJing at Underground and mentioned reading it. 

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Listen to the New Beatique Mix with Music from Grey Factor, Body of Light, Yuksek, Jessie Ware and More

DJ Liz O. Beatique Mix for August 2023 featuring music from Body of Light, Grey Factor, Kate Fagan, Dildox and ACIDTRAIN

Since I’m playing a darkwave and post-punk set at Underground x Shadowplay this Friday night and have Disco Matinee coming up on Sunday, I wanted to bring together all those styles in this month’s Beatique mix, which you can listen to now on Mixcloud or via the embed below. 

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