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.Continue reading The Record Fair I Almost Missed Because Social Media Sucks
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.Continue reading Listen to the New Beatique Mix with Music from Grey Factor, Body of Light, Yuksek, Jessie Ware and More
I think about vinyl a lot. You might have already figured that out. I’ve written about my digs through the used bins. I’ve interviewed other collectors, as well as some of the people behind some of L.A.’s longtime record stores. Plus, organizing my own stacks is a never-ending task that sometimes turns up old tunes that sound new and end up in the occasional all-vinyl DJ sets I play.Continue reading We Should Be More Like Vinyl
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.Continue reading Disco Matinee Launches on July 2 at Grand Star Jazz Club
What a week this has been! Got to finish it at Underground, playing upstairs all night for the party’s Cure Night. The crowd was amazing and I have so much to say about that night, but I also have a deadline to meet for a story, so I won’t be able to write about that just yet.Continue reading Liz O. in the DJ Booth: May 28 – June 3
Last week was wild. Between Disco Heat’s May the Fourth party on Thursday to a last minute gig playing Underground’s Depeche Mode vs. New Order night on Friday, the jams were flowing and the crowds on the dance floor were super cute.
Let’s keep the vibes going strong this week when Jus’ B and I head back for another night of Disco Heat at Songbird. We’ll be starting at 10 p.m. this week, right after the comedy show that’s preceding us.Continue reading Liz O. in the DJ Booth: May 7-May 13
There’s just one gig on my calendar this week and it’s one you don’t want to miss. So, head down to Songbird to join Jus’ B and I for a special Disco Heat on May 4.
May the Fourth be with you next Thursday night because Liz O. and Jus’ B are on the decks at Songbird in Chinatown for Disco Heat (and other galactic funk). Sci-fi vibes from 9 pm until last call. We’ve got Meco ready to drop alongside space disco, electro, Moroder, Cowley and more.
Find us at 900 N Broadway # 1050, Los Angeles 90012
No cover. 21+
On April 16, “Party/After Party,” the sound installation from esteemed DJ/producer Carl Craig, opened at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo. I interviewed Craig for Southern California News Group prior to the opening, which you can read online. (If you don’t have a subscription, but do have a Los Angeles Public Library card, log in through the LAPL portal to read it.) However, I didn’t get to walk through “Party/After Party” until this past week. It was both an incredibly familiar and unusual experience.Continue reading Go Hear Carl Craig’s “Party/After Party” Installation at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary Now
Liz O. here to tell you that you have three chances to catch me in the DJ booth this week. Here’s what’s coming up.Continue reading Liz O. in the DJ Booth: April 23-29