Diego's Umbrella, Javelina, The Blood Wisdom, The Downhill Jam

Diego's Umbrella

Javelina

The Blood Wisdom

The Downhill Jam

Friday, September 13

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10 advance - $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Diego's Umbrella
Diego's Umbrella
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love Diego’s Umbrella and those who don’t know them yet. Celebrated as San Francisco’s ambassadors of Gypsy Rock, these world-renowned entertainers have created an irresistible mélange that is entirely their own.

A Diego’s Umbrella show is a singular, ecstatic experience. One concert is all it takes to becoming a believer. Night after night they effortlessly blend eastern European sounds, marching drums, beautiful harmonies and catchy hooks with a showmanship that has all the fire and unpredictability of youth, marked by a chiseled refinement of years of experience on the road.

The group’s uncanny gift for pleasing crowds, from standard clubs to huge festivals such as High Sierra and Outside Lands, has earned them a zealous and ever-expanding following across the United States and Europe. Continuously touring abroad has always fed their aesthetic, and has resulted in incorporating the scales of klezmer, the strings of flamenco, and the energy of punk rock.

Their new material is some of the most exciting to date, tipping a hat to the raucous Croatian dance parties the band played in their early days. With a quest to fulfill and broadcast the true meaning of Gypsy Rock, Diego’s Umbrella continues to tour the world.
Javelina
Javelina
When you listen to JAVELINA, you hear medium speed Black Sabbath playing the Cars, Scratch Acid, The Pixies, and a smidge of Devo. The band members are personally influenced by Soundgarden, Nirvana, unicorn pool floats, The Beatles, alcohol, NWA, the California desert, butane rednecks, punk rock and its philosophy, Saccharine Trust, the hard rock, unaccompanied spirituals, and Dream Theater.
JAVELINA sees thru the smoke screen of the corporate machine as it continues to gain momentum in the pursuit to package and sell rebellion to unassuming youth. As the commercial locusts attach to and blanket the few authentic things there are. Does JAVELINA plan to inject this greedy host with a virus and destroy it from the inside? NAH HOMIE! We plan to sign on the dotted line and sell out HARD. HARD. HARD.
The Blood Wisdom
The Blood Wisdom
Blood Wisdom is a multidimensional music/art project formed in New Jersey circa 1996. Now residing in Los Angeles, CA, Blood Wisdom exhibit a raw, diverse musical style spanning, but not limited to, both Proto/Post Punk, Gothic Psychedelia, Shoegaze, and straight up Rock N Roll. Combining these elements with poetic lyrics and a high energy, often confrontational live performance, Blood Wisdom is a Herald for the creative spirit, untamed and unafraid in its expression. Experience the Blood Wisdom at Thebloodwisdom.bandcamp.com
The Downhill Jam
The Downhill Jam
The Downhill Jam is a tribute to the music of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game series. These games were not only innovative for the addicting gameplay, but in 1999, the music that accompanied it was a much needed alternative to the boy bands and over-produced pop dominating the radio. It was the starting point for a generation’s taste in music (our band members included).

After the adrenaline-inducing experience of flying through the air on a skateboard, grinding on traffic lights, and listening to the masters of punk, ska, and hip hop while doing it, we were never the same. If that was you too, tighten your trucks and come drop in with us!
Venue Information:
The Mint
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035
http://www.themintla.com/