City Beats at FIGat7th - Very Be Careful

City Beats
Select Saturdays | June-October | 4pm-6:30pm
TASTE Food Hall Courtyard
FREE & Open to the Public
October 22: Very Be Careful + DJ Sloepoke
A fresh addition to the FIGat7th concert schedule, the monthly City Beats shows are curated by KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez and provide a colorful, sonic snapshot of up-and-coming musicians.
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Very Be Careful/Guest DJ: Sloepoke - October 22
Unlike other bands who take the mixologist approach to music (a shot of funk, a dash of soul, a twist of jazz, shaken and poured over rock), Very Be Careful likes their Colombian vallenato sound straight up, no chaser. But if the East LA quintet, led by brothers Arturo and Ricardo Guzman does only one thing, they do that one thing very well. So well that the band has played in just about every imaginable circumstance, from small clubs to massive festivals. It’s dance music—sweaty, slinky, and a little sad at the edges; music meant to get your heart moving as well as your feet. Their traditional songs have a modern edge, a combination described by The Independent of London as “Top-grade...a South American alternative to James Brown's funk.”

When DJ Sloepoke takes his place at the turntables, he has no agenda other than rocking the house. And with his eclectic tastes and record collection, he can rock just about any house in town. He can effortlessly segue from salsa to soul, dancehall to dub, cumbia to club stormers. It’s a talent that earned him residencies at some of LA’s hottest rooms: Rootdown, Little Temple, the Motown on Mondays sessions at the Federal Bar in Long Beach.
  • FIGat7th
    735 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles
  • Saturday Oct 22, 2016
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