Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Off to a warm start on cold winter nights in January 2012

First set up of the year: January 17, 2012

Off to a quiet start in 2012 after a much welcomed Holiday break. Each week our audience has been gradually building itself back up as we move forward into a new year and towards our 1 year mark in March! That's right, in just one month Soulophonic will have been rocking the mic for one year. This month we were Blessed to have the first open mic of the year featuring Musicians/Singer/Songwriters William Hawkins and George Molina, respectively. Both are phenomenal and original music makers and everyone present that night keeps asking us to have them back asap! Our loyal stand up comic crew; Jesse Gordon, Casey Gullickson and Zeke have been right there with us each week, bringing in Soulophonic new bloods Daniel Weisberg and a fella called John to tickle our funny bones the last Tues of the month. Check it out:

William Hawkins

George Molina

Stand Up Comics: Casey Gullickson, Jesse Gordon and Zeke

Facilitating the evening: Mataji Booker

Tito Lopez checking the sound.

Comic Casey Gullickson


Mataji Booker in between performing a couple of original tunes.

Wild Wes, a rapper who came
from Monrovia for the first time.

Stand Up Comic Daniel Weisberg

Stand Up Comic John _____?

Soulophonic's resident DJ Dan Dupuy, aka DJ 5 min.
finished the night with a country blues ballad.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thank You Los Angeles!

For helping to make Soulophonic a success since our first night in March of 2011. We're coming up on one year and we are just getting started!

Special thanks to The Vortex and Jeff Parker for allowing us to use this incredible space each week. A warm and fuzzy shout out goes to the Soulophonic Family whose hard work and energy has kept the pieces of this magnificent puzzle together; Founder Tito Lopez, The Tweet master and overall under cover 2nd in command Mark One, Dj 5 min, Zsoveonne and all of our regulars: Phil Irwin and The Hype Hustle Crew, the comics Zeke, Casey Gullickson, Jesse Gordon and Eric Hagleman. Darrius Shipp, Anthony, Patrick Thomas, all of the youth from our youth nights during the summer, David Romero, Clive Aden, Chastity Dotson, 'Antiman' Riel Paley, Roger Nduku, Brownfield, Micheal Lopez, Priscilla Gonzalez, Buffalo Electric, Gonzo, Megan Ochoa, Axel Mansoor, Issys Amaya, Shiela Govindarajan, Vicky Minton, Jabari Booker, Anthony and Tiffany Minton, David Lateef Booker. All of the poets from Corazon del Pueblo especially Sammy Carrera and Bus Stop Prophet, the ladies of Mujeres de Maiz, La Rana out of El Paso, Dez Hope, Matt Sedillo, Jenna de Mase, Louis Easton, Step Up Women's Network young ladies Joy Woo, Lulu and Bany Guardado. Kiesha Chandler, Eloy Torrez, Roberto Leni, Dj Butta Fingas and our original Tamra Park/Dj TamBam. We couldn't have done it without you! Enjoy the show: To be continued...