LCL is proud to introduce new and rapidly rising artist Mara Hruby from Oakland, ampoule CA, who burst onto the local scene in early 2010 with a string of shows all around the Bay Area. The 20-year-old singer, who describes her sultry sound as “a melodic melting pot,” recently released her debut EP “From Her Eyes”. The genre-bending EP features Hruby’s effortless vocals over R&B, reggae and hip hop instrumentals, and reworked tracks from The Roots, Andre 3000, Mos Def, D’Angelo and Bob Marley.
Be sure to stop by the Left Coast Live Record Swap, check presented by Streetlight Records and Save Alternative, nurse which will be located on the corner of Lightson and Post Streets. Several different vendors will be selling LPs, there 45s, DVDs, CDs, comics, graphic novels and more, plus vinyl is making a big comeback these days! If you haven’t listened to a record in awhile, maybe the time has arrived. Not only do you get that warm, analog sound, you get to hold the cover in your hands and admire the artwork and all the artistry that goes into the packaging. Stop on by the Swap and catch the fever!
Feel free to RSVP on our Facebook Event Invite!
Photo by Alexandre Chung
Left Coast Live is bringing back last year’s fan favorite, the Silent Disco!
Picture a giant disco ball hung in the middle of the street complete with lights and fog machine. Then imagine not being able to hear a thing; all you see are hundreds of people dancing in complete silence. All you have to do is pick up the Silent Events personal wireless headset and join in on the fun! You’ll be surprised how much you will enjoy the high quality sound and bonding experience that happens in the Silent Disco!
Silent Disco Line-up:
4:00pm – 5:30pm – Chatos1013 aka Thomas Ramon (Universal Grammar)
5:30pm – 7:00pm – Hellz Bells & David Ma (Waxpoetics, Nerdtorious.com)
7:00pm – 8:30pm – DJ Eko (Soulife)
8:30pm – 10:00pm – DJ Cutso (The Bangerz)
10:00pm – 11:30pm – DJ Goldenchyld (The Bangerz)
Left Coast Live will feature various sweet + spicy food served up by San Jose’s best gourmet food trucks! Enjoy some great cuisine from O-Mi Ninja, Big Shrimpin’, Hiyaaa Roll, and Grill Stars, amongst others.
Courtesy of Good Kharma Vegan Cafe, Left Coast Live will be serving up your favorite craft brews from some of the most inventive brew masters around. This year’s offerings include: Lagunitas IPA, Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, Flying Dog-Raging Bitch Belgian Style IPA, North Coast Pranqster, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat, Trumer Pils, Allagash White, Humbolt Brewing Company Hemp Ale, Firestone Walker Brewing Company California Pale Ale, Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Porter, North Coast Scrimshaw Pils. We will also be serving some Belgian bottled beers, including Tripel Karmeliet, Duchesse De Bourgogne, Chimay Red, and Delirium Tremens.
Want to know more about these amazing brews? Check out detailed descriptions below:
Lagunitas – IPA
A unique version of an ancient style. Made with over 43 different hops and 65 various malts, this redolent ale will likely float your boat, whatever planet you’re on.
Dogfish Head – 90 Minute IPA
A big beer with a great malt backbone that stands up to the extreme hopping rate. 90 Minute IPA was Dogfish Head’s first continually-hopped beer, which is a method of hopping that allows for a pungent, but not crushing hop flavor.
Flying Dog-Raging Bitch – Belgian Style IPA
Brewed in commemoration of Flying Dog Brewery’s 20th anniversary. Sweet Malt body contrasted with pine and grapefruit hop flavors and exotic fruit yeast note.
North Coast Pranqster – Belgian Style Golden Ale
Pranqster follows traditional Belgian brewing techniques, using mixed culture of antique yeast strains that produce a floral nose, a full fruity flavor and a clean finish.
Lost Coast – Tangerine Wheat
A refreshing citrus ale, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat combines the Lost Coast harvest wheat with natural tangerine flavors. Brewed with a combination of wheat and crystal malts, and finished with Perle Hops.
Trumer Pils – German Style Pilsner
A German style Pilsner, Trumer Pils is characterized by a distinct hops flavor, high carbonation and light body. A combination of Saaz and Austrian hops, malt mashing process and proprietary yeast make Trumer Pils unique among beers.
Allagash – White
Allagash Brewery Company’s interpretation of a traditional Belgian wheat beer. Brewed with a generous portion of wheat and spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel, this beer is fruity, refreshing and slightly cloudy in appearance.
Humbolt Brewing Company – Hemp Ale
Hemp Ale is a one-of-a-kind brew that boasts an incredibly rich profile and unique herb-accented flavor that is attributable to the incorporation of hemp seeds into the brewing process.
Firestone Walker Brewing Company – California Pale Ale
Pale 31 is an ode to our home state of California — the 31st to be named in fact. This California Pale Ale represents the bold yet approachable spirit that embodies our state. A crisp floral hop aroma precedes a medium-body and clean finish.
Deschutes Brewery – Black Butte Porter
A slight hop bitterness up front enhances the distinctive chocolate and roasted finish. It’s prized for its creamy mouth-feel and intense complex flavors.
Delirium Tremens – Belgian Ale
Deliciously malty with big, full body; finely hopped and beautifully balanced; creamy head; hints of warm citrus and spices in the flavors; very complex; robust and thoroughly enjoyable!
Chimay – Red Ale
Beautiful coppery color and a creamy thick head; aroma reminiscent of ripe apricots; silky mouth-feel with a pleasant touch of astringent bitterness in the finish.
Duchesse De Bourgogne – Red Ale
traditional top fermented reddish-brown ale from the West-Flanders region of Belgium. This refined ale also known as “The Burgundies of Belgium” is a blend of 8 and 18 months old ales following careful maturation in oak casks. 100% natural and unpasteurized.
Tripel Karmeliet – Belgian Ale
Tripel Karmeliet has not only the lightness and freshness of wheat, but also the creaminess of oats together with a spicy, lemony, almost quinine taste.
Winners of the 2010 Latin Alternative Music Conference’s Jack Daniel’s ‘Discovery Artist’ prize in New York City (an award that goes to the most promising group at the conference and the first time awarded to an urban group), Los Rakas have garnered critical acclaimed with high profile festival appearances including: Central Park Summerstage, Cypress Hill’s Smokeout, Fest, UCLA’s Reggae Jazz Festival and Snoop Dogg’s Spring Gathering.
Representing pan-American flows, Oakland-based Raka Dun and Raka Rich put a distinctive “Panabay” twist on hip-hop and reggae, bridging the streetwise sounds of the places they’ve called home. Tastemakers like the FADER, XLR8R, RCRDLBL to more traditional outlets like The New York Times, NPR & National Geographic have hailed the group.