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FIGat7th Downtown Festival 2014

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July 18, 2014 - August 22, 2014


4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Every 2 weeks on Friday until August 22, 2014

FIGat7th
Plaza
735 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

The FIGat7th Downtown Festival returns this summer to LA’s premier shopping and dining destination with free outdoor concerts featuring performances by leading Pop, Rock, Jazz, Soul and Alternative artists.

 

WHILE YOU’RE HERE:

4-7pm EAT, DRINK and LOUNGE with DJs at TASTE

7-10pm DRINK at City Tavern’s Festival Bar & Beer Garden on the Plaza

8-10pm EXPERIENCE great music at the Festival

10pm PARTY at City Tavern’s Afterparty

$5 parking at FIGat7th! Entrances located on both 7th and 8th Streets.

 

The FIGat7th Downtown Festival 2014 Schedule

JULY 18 – Jonathan Wilson and  Mystic Braves
HOSTED BY KEVIN BRONSON, Buzzbands.la  and
DJ JIMBO JENKINS

With 2011’s critically-lauded debut, Gentle Spirit, audiences worldwide were introduced to the prodigious talents of singer, songwriter, record producer and unrivaled guitar hero Jonathan Wilson. Gentle Spirit was celebrated for its authentic exploration and modern updating of the “Laurel Canyon sound.”

Wilson’s follow-up, Fanfare, was recorded over a 9-month period at his Fivestar Studios in Los Angeles and features contributions from Graham Nash, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), Wilco’s Patrick Sansone, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.  The album is an ambitious, epically grandiose rock production that has conjured notions of Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue amongst more than one music journalist.

JULY 25 – The Internet and  BJ the Chicago Kid

Hosted by DJ AARON BYRD

The Internet is a soul band created by producer Matt Martians and lead vocalist Syd “The Kyd” of Odd Future. The Internet recently released their second LP, a soul album entitled Feel Good, through Odd Future Records. The sultry instrumentals are complemented by heartfelt lyrics from Syd and guest vocalists such as Yuna and Mac Miller. In one year The Internet has performed more than 60 shows in North America, Europe and earlier this year at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

AUGUST 1 – Las Cafeteras and  Chicano Batman

Hosted by KCRW  DJ MARIO COTTO

Las Cafeteras sprouted in 2006 as students who enjoyed free Son Jarocho classes & decided to share the magic of this folk music from Southern Veracruz with the public. Las Cafeteras has opened for groups including Ozomatli, Zack de la Rocha (of Rage Against the Machine), La Santa Cecilia, Fool’s Gold, Quetzal & more. Las Cafeteras combines the vibrant energy of Son Jarocho music with an edgy LA-alternative sound & political message. Their pounding Afro-Mexican rhythms, stomping zapateado dancing, and uplifting lyrics tell stories of everyday people.

AUGUST 8 – Gardens & Villa  and  White Hinterland        
HOSTED BY KEVIN BRONSON, Buzzbands.la

Gardens & Villa are an indie rock band from Santa Barbara, California. They formed following the collapse of a noisier post-punk band and a hitch-hiking journey up the west coast. The name is pulled from the location of their house on Villa Street, and the property’s lovely garden to which they tend. The music they make is very much connected to the coastal city they call home — the stony bike rides, dance parties, a scene free of judgment. The band refers to this Santa Barbara feeling as “coco vibes.”

AUGUST 15 – Fool’s Gold  and  Deradoorian
HOSTED BY KEVIN BRONSON, Buzzbands.la

Fool’s Gold is an Afro-pop band which formed in Los Angeles in 2006. The band rotates around Luke Top (real name Nativ Top) and Lewis Pesacov and also enlists friends and colleagues that include members of the bands Foreign Born and Glasser, former members of We Are Scientists, The Fall and a variety of visual artists. Their major influence is South African, Ethiopian and Eritrean music, while lead singer Luke Top, who was born and raised in Israel, sings in Hebrew.

AUGUST 22 – The Belle Brigade and  In the Valley Below
HOSTED BY KEVIN BRONSON, Buzzbands.la

Founded by siblings Barbara and Ethan Gruska, The Belle Brigade’s music is artfully arranged, with enticing melodies and pop harmonies, fueled by the interplay of driving rhythms between Barbara’s drums and Ethan’s guitars. Both are gifted songwriters – finding inspiration in the works of Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, The Beach Boys, Sly Stone, Harry Nilsson and countless others.  The Belle Brigade has appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “Conan” and their compelling live performances have led to tours with such artists as the Nocturnals and K.D. Lang.

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