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Here’s What I Played for Splash! at The Mermaid on July 9, 2024

Christmas in July at The Mermaid in Little Tokyo with Christmas tree tiki mug, sand snow man tiki mug and gingerbread man tiki mug (Photo: Liz Ohanesian)
The Mermaid’s Christmas in July tiki mugs, including a Christmas tree, a sand/snow man and a gingerbread man. (Pic: Liz O.)

Splash! is Dolce Vita’s new Tuesday night ‘80s party at The Mermaid. You’ll still hear Italo disco in the mix, but you’ll also hear new wave, synthpop and more subgenres of the decade’s dance music . I played for the first time since the rebrand for the first half of the night tonight and it was lot of fun to get to drop some of my Italo favorites (Ken Laszlo, Pino D’Angio) with a few of the ‘80s night standards (OMD, The Cure, etc.), some tunes that I don’t get to play out so much (Olivia Newton-John “Twist of Fate”) and a few tracks from the era that are actually new to me (Angelyne “Sex Goddess,” thanks to the Dark Entries reissue). Oh, and I was able to work in the best song from Voyage of the Rock Aliens (Real Life “Openhearted”), a movie I’ve been trying to write about for a while, but I still can’t make sense of it, which might be the point. My only regret is not adding Pia Zadora to my ‘80s virtual crate. Next time. 

Also, it’s Christmas in July at The Mermaid. The tiki mugs in the top photo are part of the promotion. You can buy one solo or with one of the drinks on the Cocktails for a Cause menu, all of which have Christmas horror names, like Santa’s Slay. The mugs were so cute— my favorite is the sand/snow man in the center of the photo— so I had to take a photo. 

Anyhow, keep reading for the set list. Seen you next on Friday, July 12, for Yeah Yeah Yeahs x Siouxsie Nite at Club Underground.

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Happening in L.A.: July 4 – July 10, 2024

Decadence x Underground at Grand Star Jazz Club on Friday, July 5 with DJs Larry G., Liz O. Pierrot and Fife Laroux

This is going to be a whirlwind of a weekend. I’m playing four gigs in the next seven days and hope to see a few you out at least one of them. Friday night is Decadanse x Underground at Grand Star Jazz Club with Larry G. and me playing all your Underground favorites and Decadanse DJs Pierrot and Fifi LaRoux bring French heat to the dance floor.  Tickets are available through Eventbrite or Dice.

On Saturday, I’ll be playing records for Malvada’s party at Bigfoot Lodge in Los Feliz with DJ Felix. Sunday is the first anniversary party for Disco Matinee over at Grand Star and Tuesday I’ll be joining David Christian for Dolce Vita’s ‘80s night Splash over at The Mermaid. Details for all those gigs, plus a handful of recommendations for the rest of the week, are listed below. 

Thursday, July 4

4th of July Block Party w/Healing Gems, Tropo Magica, Grupo Soñador & more @Gloria Molina Grand Park

200 N. Grand Ave., DTLA 90012; 4 p.m.; All ages; No cover

96 Tears w/perksandkisses @ Grand Star Jazz Club

943 N. Broadway, Chinatown 90012; 9:30 p.m.; 21+; Get tickets

Subtract on the Pier 9 Year Anniversary @ Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier

15 39th Place, Long Beach 90803; 1 p.m.; 21+ ; Get tickets

Dávila 666, Self Improvement, Op-Ed, Space Horse @ The Paramount

2708 E. Cesar E. Chavez, Boyle Heights 90033; 8 p.m.; All ages; Get tickets

Friday, July 5

Decadanse x Underground w/Fifi LaRoux, Larry G., Liz O., PierrotGrand Star Jazz Club

943 N. Broadway, Chinatown 90012; 9:30 p.m.; 21+; Get tickets

DJ Malvada Bigfoot Lodge DJ Liz O. DJ Felix

Saturday, July 6

DJ Felix, Liz O. @ Bigfoot Lodge

3172 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Feliz 90039; 10 p.m.; 21+; No cover

Disco Matinee First Anniversary July 7, 2024 at Grand Star Jazz Club from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. with DJ Liz O. and DJ Jus' B playing disco, funk, dance punk and more.

Sunday, July 7

Disco Matinee 1st Anniversary Party w/Liz O. and Jus’ B @ Grand Star Jazz Club

943 N. Broadway, Chinatown 90012; 3 p.m.; 21+; $5 at the door, RSVP on Instagram or Facebook for free entry before 4 p.m.

Monday, July 8

Izzy Outerspace, Essencer, Ter, Voice on Tape @ Genghis Cohen

740 N. Fairfax, Hollywood 90046; 7 p.m.; 18+; Get tickets

Splash '80s Night by Dolce Vita with rotating DJs at The Mermaid in Little Tokyo. Tuesday nights at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, July 9

Splash w/David Christian, Liz O. @ The Mermaid

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

Wednesday, July 10

The Future Is Female: L.A. Filmmaker Screening @ Vidiots

4884 Eagle Rock Blvd., Eagle Rock 90041; 7:30 p.m.; Get tickets

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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