Gigs

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Very Be Careful: 20th Anniversary

Saturday, September 23rd at El Rey Theatre. Doors are at 8 PM. All ages. On sale now. Buy your tickets here: https://www.axs.com/events/336803/very-be-careful-20th-anniversary-tickets?skin=goldenvoice More info: http://www.goldenvoice.com/#/event/336803 Want to save some cash? All El Rey and Fonda tickets are available at Amoeba Music in Hollywood and for reduced service fees. VBC celebrates 20 years together with the same 5 members - Craig "Peabody" Martin, Richi "Milcaras" Panta, Dante "The Rip" Ruiz, Arturo "Brickums" Guzman, and Ricardo "Oscar Lepe" Guzman - making L.A. dance time and time again to that old school Vallenato sound. Joining us will be the Silver Lake Dub chronies from way back - FUTURE PIGEON - back from the future with tales to tell, all femaie gritty dynamic surf rock trio from Pedro - BOMBON, and South Bay's absolute finest all vinyl selecters - DENNIS OWENS (the Good Foot) and KING STEADYBEAT (Barrio Funky) to keep that dance floor moving from start to finish!

El Rey, Los Angeles 90036

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Very Be Careful w/ Lone Piñon

Adventure has never been a task for Very Be Careful. A Caribbean soul and a California heart have sustained two decades of ceaseless romp-downs and raucous times for L.A.'s vallenato veteranos, inciting tens of thousands of men, women, children, and even some wild animals, to boogie to the Colombian coastal beat. From the debaucherous streets of Austin's SXSW to the cultural pinnacles of New York's Central Park Summerstage and London's Hammersmith Apollo, Very Be Careful has tamed the beasts within or unleashed the ones without, helping to popularize the beauty of the 1950s-1970s sound of Colombian vallenato and cumbia. "A VBC show isn't so much a performance as a communal celebration; it's very much an interactive experience, and the driving, pounding rhythms make it practically impossible not to dance. The music is as authentic as it gets, but also possesses an urban punk quality that makes it totally current and relevant. It literally transcends social barriers with indie kids, neighborhood locals, hipsters and hip-hop dudes all in attendance and equally united in appreciation." (L.A. Record) Lone Piñon is an acoustic trio from Santa Fe, New Mexico whose music celebrates their region's cultural roots. Using violin, accordion, guitar, guitarrón, upright bass and harmony vocals in Spanish, English, and Nahuatl, the group has revived and updated the Chicano string band style that once flourished in New Mexico, bringing a devoted and explosive musicianship to Northern New Mexican polkas and chotes, virtuosic Mexican huapango and son calentano, and classic borderlands conjunto.

Sister, Albuquerque 87102

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Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10:00 pm

Very Be Careful & Nosotros at The Palace

Join us as we host the Los Angeles based band Very Be Careful at The Palace Restaurant and Saloon on Sept 29th. Very Be Careful and Nosotros....This is guaranteed to be an amazing night of Live Latin Music!! Make plans now... Very Be Careful: Adventure has never been a task for VBC. A Caribbean soul and a California heart have sustained two decades of ceaseless romp-downs and raucous times for L.A.’s vallenato veteranos, inciting 10s of 1000s of men, women, children, and even some wild animals, to boogie to the Colombian coastal beat. From the debaucherous streets of: Austin’s SXSW, Germany’s WorldCupTour ’06, L.A.'s SunsetJunctionStreetFair; to the cultural pinnacles of: Chicago’s SummerDanceSeries, New York’s CentralParkSummerstage, L.A.s’ GrandPerformances & Levitt Pavilion, London’s HammersmithApollo; colossal concerts: L.A. Sports Arena CumbiaFest, GlastonburyMusicFestival & Bestival UK, FujiRockFestival & AsagiriJam Japan; clubs and hubs: N.Y.’s SOBs, L.A.’s HOBs, backyard BBQs, VeryBeCareful has tamed the beasts within or unleashed the ones without, helping to popularize the beauty of the 1950s-1970s sound of Colombian vallenato and cumbia. Bootlegged across the Americas, pumped at the clubs, and ripped in cyberspace and airwaves around the world, VeryBeCareful forges ahead globetrotting alongside legends and antiheros: JoeStrummer, AlfredoGutierrez, Antibalas, CarlosVives, GrupoNiche, KronosQuartet, GogolBordello, BuenaVistaSocialClub, JackWhite, CelsoPiña, VampireWeekend, FrukoYSusTesos. Their infamous fifteen year traditions hosting old school “dances” for Valentine’sDay, NewYear’sEve, 20deJulio, Halloween, and the legendary July Fourth Brooklyn “CumbiaUnderTheSparks” rooftop affair, has brought together people from around the globe itchin’ for those early roots sounds that prove a stripped down parranda is the fiercest and funnest way to party. Nosotros: Nosotros is one of the most recognizable Latin bands, in the Southwest United States. They have twice been featured on NPR’s Alt Latino, twice been named winners in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Competition, been awarded 11 NM Music Awards and have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music. Their most recent release is a collaboration with jazz greats Tony Lujan, Grammy nominee Otmaro Ruiz, Bob Sheppard and Asdru Sierra, singer of the multi Grammy winning band, Ozomatli. This 9-piece, Latin music powerhouse, seamlessly combines Latin rhythms with elements of Rock, Salsa, Jazz and Cumbia creating an original sound that is unmistakably Nosotros. But M.E. Schenck of Hyperactive Music Magazine may have interpreted their sound best by saying “Nosotros’ music is not to be explained, it is to be felt in the pit of our souls.”

The Palace Restaurant and Saloon, Santa Fe 87501

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Past Gigs


Very Be Careful City Beats
Wells Fargo Center: 333 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-3449, United States | Wednesday, June 07, 2017


Very Be Careful Enter the Cumbia
Mal's Bar | Saturday, May 20, 2017


Very Be Careful May Day March
Los Angeles City Hall | Monday, May 01, 2017


Very Be Careful Pitzer Rockabilly Festival
Pitzer College | Saturday, April 29, 2017


Very Be Careful Grand Prix Weekend Long Beach
Que Sera | Saturday, April 08, 2017


Very Be Careful Cal State L.A.
cal state l.a. student union | Friday, April 07, 2017


Very Be Careful True/False Film Fest Missouri
Missouri, Columbia | Saturday, March 04, 2017


Very Be Careful Bob Baker Days
Bob Baker Marionette Theater | Saturday, February 25, 2017


Very Be Careful Barrio Funky 5 Year Anniversary
The Grand Star Jazz Club | Saturday, January 21, 2017


Very Be Careful - "Fearless and United Rally"
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes | Saturday, January 14, 2017


Very Be Careful HMS Bounty - Ricardo Birdday
HMS Bounty | Thursday, December 22, 2016


Very Be Careful + Money Mark - Dante Geburtstag 2016
Bob Baker Marionette Theater | Saturday, December 03, 2016


Clandestino Presents: Very Be Careful at Valley Bar
Valley Bar | Saturday, November 05, 2016


El Tambó: tropical danceparty with Very Be Careful (LA)
club congress | Friday, November 04, 2016


Very Be Careful Arizona All Souls
Arizona | Friday, November 04, 2016


Very Be Careful Dia De Muertos 2016
Alex's Bar | Wednesday, November 02, 2016


Dia De Muertos show with Very Be Careful & more at Alex's Bar
Alex's Bar | Wednesday, November 02, 2016


Very Be Careful Viva La Vida Santa Ana
Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center | Saturday, October 22, 2016


Very Be Careful City Beats
FIGat7th | Saturday, October 22, 2016


Very Be Careful Meneando el Midwest
Midwest, U.S.A. | Thursday, September 22, 2016


Very Be Careful - AfroLatino
John Anson Ford Amphitheatre | Saturday, September 10, 2016