SUMMER SONG NIGHT AT DEVIL’S PIE (8/18)

DJ GIG: FOOTSIE’S ON THURSDAY (6/24)

JOE CUBA RELEASE PARTY – UPDATED

I had a great time last night. The Boogaloo Assassins killed it, as usual, and impressed the hell out of the folks from Fania who had heard ’em but never seen them perform in action. I am insanely jealous of anyone in the NYC area who gets to see the band fly out to the birthplace of boogaloo and perform for the first time in their history. That’s coming up on February 24 – do not sleep!

I was also very blessed to have finally met, in person, Bobby Marin after several years of picking his brain […]

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LOOKING FOR NEW SPOTS IN L.A.

My nearly two-year old weekly in Echo Park, ¬°Boogaloo!, is going from a weekly to a monthly (every Third Thursday) and while part of me is glad to leave the grind of having a weekly party, it would be nice to have one more monthly or at least, a cool spot where I can spin soul sides on an occasional one-off basis.

If any of my L.A. readers have suggestions of where to look, I’m all ears. The last time I put a query like this out, it actually helped net my weekly gig so […]

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PLAY ONE FOR ME, ARETHA


If you’re in Los Angeles this week and have a free Wednesday open, come through to the Verdugo Bar and listen to my hour-long Aretha tribute set.[1] It’s been a real pleasure revisiting Aretha to pick out songs for the set – I’ll have some obvious crowd-pleasers in there but I also wanted to highlight some lesser known songs by her, including a few choice selections from her recent Rare and Unreleased compilation plus a couple of selections from her Columbia years output.

The latter, as my longtime readers should know, is one of my […]

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TO ALL MY PEOPLES IN SHANGHAI*

I’ll be spinning out there in a few weeks, along with J-Rocc and my main man, DJ V-Nutz @ The Shelter.

*And by “peoples” I mean Soul Sides’ fans, not, you know, Chinese folks since that’d be about 10,000,000 peoples.

REMINDER: 5 YEAR PARTY THIS THURSDAY

I have 5 Year Anniversary Special CDs ready now – I’ll probably give away a dozen or so tonight to whoever asks.

Come on out!

O-DUB ON KCRW TONIGHT

I’ll be on Garth Trinidad’s show tonight, during the 9pm hour, talking about the site and spinning about 30 minutes worth of soul 7″s. You can listen in online for those outside the LA area.

Garth Trinidad – KCRW

BRING THAT BARTER BACK! (5TH ANNIV. MIX)

First of all, Soul Sides is celebrating its 5th anniversary party in Los Angeles at the Shortstop next Thursday (May 14th). I’ll be spinning solo, trying to mix in as many “Soul Sides classics” (presuming such a thing exists) as possible. I would love to see my Southland posse roll out in full force.

That night, I’m also debuting the 5th Anniversary Special CD, which will include as many of the 20 “5 Year Rewind” songs as I can fit. Free to anyone who comes up and asks for one (while supplies last, of course). I’ll […]

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O-DUB COMES TO APT THIS SATURDAY NIGHT (NYC!)

Update 3/20: I have a few guest list spots open – email me and I’ll confirm with folks by tomorrow morning.

People keep asking me, “when are you going to DJ in New York City?”

You can stop asking. It’ll be this Saturday night, with DJs Mao and Muro, at APT.

The theme – properly enough – is all covers. Mao and Muro collaborated on the excellent Run For Cover II mix-CD and I’ve been touting Deep Covers 2 myself. It’ll be the West Coast/East Coast/US/Japan team-up for all things cover song related.

(BTW, I’m […]

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