Big Boss Bubeleh

“Way into the windy halls of human emotions, Big Boss Bubeleh holds a light – as it is words, music, music and words that make this place sensible again. Influenced by our world’s expansive musical culture/history and geographically united in San Diego from much further pebbles, their language shifts frequently and so do the scales. And needing to move their ancient muses back into the foreground, their songs are categorized in gypsy jazzy klezmer pop.

Yael and Vlady began their collaboration in life, love and songwriting years ago and released their first LP, Delicious in ze Middle in 2012. They are the symbiotic hearts of the Big Boss Bubeleh band, and gather other musicians to beat along. Their collective sound of guitar and violin, their groovy bass, their variously crafted melodies make each of their performances uniquely entertaining and stimulating.

Their second LP called A Droite, released in 2017 is an evolution of their forces together. The 14 song bushel connects new musician friends into the Big Boss Bubeleh band, and even keeps a couple of our departed friends remembered. The work was greatly appreciated by the local music reviewers and pushes BBB gently into their latest endeavor, the making of a live recording album. Stay tuned!”

– Penned by a close friend of the band

Big Boss Bubeleh on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S08.E15 – July 1, 2018

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Sean Oliu

Sean Oliu is a young singer, songwriter, musician and actor from Anaheim, California. He is one of the youngest Mouseketeers on the digital-first variety program Club Mickey Mouse. In 2013 at age 11, he competed on the NBC/Telemundo program “La Voz Kids”, the Spanish language version of The Voice. He advanced out of a pool of over 6500 invited contestants to be one of six finalists.

As a young boy, Sean was introduced to classic country music artists such as: Johnny Cash, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Hank Williams by his grandfather. He fell in love with the genre and has blended it with blues, Americana and early rock n’ roll forming his unique musical style.

Sean was chosen as one of the 2017 Top 100 Influencers of Orange County. The OC Family Magazine named him the 2017 “OC Whiz Kid”. He was also featured as a Person of Interest in the July 2016 Orange County’s Very Best issue of Orange Coast Magazine.

Sean opened for Rachel Patten at the “VH1 Save The Music Holiday Concert”. He was selected to record and enact Remember Me and Un Poco Loco along side of Anthony Gonzalez (from the movie “Coco”) – live for a Disney Park surprise. He also performed at “VH1 Save the Music” at LA Fashion Week, and Ron Howard’s “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week” documentary release party at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on September 17, 2016.

Music has opened many doors for Sean. In fact, he feels so strongly about the importance of music that he started an annual fundraiser and non-profit called, “Kids Giving Back” to support music in our schools. To date “Kids Giving Back” has raised over $50,000.

Sean Oliu on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S08.E15 – July 1, 2018

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Ben O

Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Ben O became an aspiring musician at a young age. When he was 14 he was gifted a pawn shop guitar. He fell in love with it immediately and became passionate about it.

Through dedication and practice he found like minded musicians to collaborate with. He helped form a metal band which played various shows and festivals, opening for All Shall Perish and playing a festival which Korn headlined.

Later in life Ben would develop an interest in beat boxing all the while maturing his craft at acoustic guitar, refining his right handed technique.

With a soothing classical flamenco vibe Ben captivates his audience with his unique strumming styles. You can catch Ben O playing at various open mics and occasional shows through out the Los Angeles area.

Ben O on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S08.E14 – June 24, 2018

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Carl McLarty

Carl’s camera takes him around the world. As a mobile video producer, he’s recently shot projects in Washington DC, Los Angeles, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Israel, and throughout Spain.

Carl McLarty grew up in Washington State and attended UCLA where he studied Mandarin Chinese. In 2003 Carl began as an intern at legendary photo studio Smashbox Studios. In 2007 Carl worked for Getty Images Beijing, where he worked with Yaoming and other Chinese Olympic athletes. In 2008 Carl began to shoot photos for top creative agencies designing Hollywood movie posters in Los Angeles. In China, Carl also worked on film sets as a translator, photographer and DP (Director of Photography). For the last two years Carl has worked closely with Basque chef Aitor Olabegoya in Asia and Spain.

McLarty has filmed a diverse range of projects including: commercials, music videos, restaurant promos as well as cultural documentaries. Carl has photographed former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Oscar winning movie The Hurt Locker movie poster, actors, dancers, musicians, chefs, and business leaders. Some of Carl’s clients include W Hotel, Gin Mare, Moet Hennessy, Norlan Glass, Kuai, Primaflor, Johns Hopkins University, Concept Arts, Base-FX, Gastrojoy, Hainan Airlines, Harpers Bazaar, Hush Puppies, Migas Beijing, Sohu and The Travel Channel.

Look for Carl by searching for @mclartyfilms across social media platforms for updates on current projects or to reach out to collaborate!

Carl McLarty on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S08.E14 – June 24, 2018

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Field Trippin’ Fest 2018 – First Artist Announcement!!

Saturday, September 1, 2018 | Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership

This Labor Day Weekend we are heading back to the Mesa for the 2nd Annual Field Trippin’ Fest in Taos, New Mexico!

The high energy vibe of Venice Beach boardwalk meets the high altitude vibration of Taos, NM. Field Trippin’ Fest is a musical “mash-up”; building a bridge between two unique artistic communities to create an all-day “full throttle” experience of transformative music and art for all ages!


Featured Artists and Musicians

Kate Isenberg

“Impeccable songwriting” — in the words of one reviewer — makes Los Angeles-based Kate Isenberg stand out from other girls (and guys) with guitars. With clear, soulful vocals and alternate-tuning guitar riffs that make unusual chords sound easy, Isenberg’s style of folk-pop is both sophisticated and accessible. Listeners gravitate to her songs for both the ear candy and the thought-provoking, storytelling lyrics.

Her first studio solo album, THE TIME COMES ON HUMMING TRACKS, was a finalist for the annual Indie Acoustic Project’s Best Female Singer-Songwriter Album. Her second studio album, GOLD RUSH TOWN, received college and commercial radio play around the U.S. and was an IAP finalist for Best Lyrics. The albums were co-produced by Isenberg with Jon Evans (bassist, Tori Amos) and feature guest performers such as accordionist/organist Julie Wolf (Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco) and trumpeter Erik Jekabson (John Mayer).

In addition to being a songwriter, Isenberg is an animator. She has animated her own songs as well as those of other songwriters. She is now at work developing an animated series for television.

Kate Isenberg on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S08.E13 – June 17, 2018
Radio Venice S06.E06 – July 30, 2017

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Blogtown: Radio Venice – A True Venice Treasure

by CJ Gronner / original article posted on Blogtown »

I finally got to sit in on a Radio Venice session last weekend, when my friend Lacey Kay Cowden was making her Radio Venice debut, and I decided to tag along.

Radio Venice has been up and running since 2015, showcasing the very best music that Venice, California has to offer. Each Sunday at 4:20 p.m. (PST, of course), Radio Venice broadcasts live from their location in the Venice Suites hotel right on the Boardwalk.

Hosted by Michael Jost and Tonan Ruiz, the radio broadcast was founded by Jost, Rae Stanton, and Roy Edwards in the home location of Breakwater Studios. It’s a tiny little beach apartment, with not a lot of room for an audience (I sat squeezed in on the end of the bed while I watched), but that’s o.k., because the show is available to listen to and watch worldwide live on the web. Where it looks and sounds great, and you can almost hear the seagulls flying by out the windows.

Taking a look at the Radio Venice website shows a who’s who of Venice and International artists that have played here for their broadcast, and the good new for you if you’re just hearing about this gem of an entertainment site, is that they’re all archived for you to go down the rabbit hole into, and watch them all. And there’s a lot, so get comfy.

After Lacey played her set (beautifully), next up was Jost and his friend, Rick Boston, who comprise the acoustic guitar duo, Los Pochos. Wow. Their intricate playing was kind of a mix of classical and flamenco guitar, and utterly gorgeous.

Our friends were hosting a nacho party (!) while we were there, so we had to race out when there was a lull in the music, causing us to miss the sets from Erinn Williams (bummed because she plays electric guitar while singing opera!), and Lovemando … but we were able to watch them later on the site – as are you. And you’ll dig it, for sure.

The great news is that TONIGHT you have a chance to see some of this music live again! Jost is playing at the new music venue at Pacific Resident Theater from 7-9 p.m., and then you can head on over to The Townhouse/Del Monte Speakeasy to catch Lacey Cowden and friends at her weekly Tuesday excellent residency, starting at 9 p.m. – so you can do it all! On foot or bike from each other! Venice is awesome. And so is Radio Venice. Tune in every Sunday to get your Venice music fix!

Tune in, turn on, drop IN!

by CJ Gronner / original article posted on Blogtown »