Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of tailings from the Grasberg mine end up in the Indonesian province’s Aikwa delta system every day, which the Kamoro tribe say is destroying the landscape on which they rely for food and trade
On Sunday, November 13, there will be connected events for the 50th Anniversary. At 1 p.m. (yours truly) Domenic Priore will do a ’50s/’60s Beat Generation-to-Psychedelic Sunset Strip slide show at Small World Books in Venice (1407 Ocean Front Walk, next to The Sidewalk Cafe). Copies of my book “Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Last Stand in Hollywood” will be on sale. At 4 p.m., The Shag Rats will do a free In-Store at at the record shop Sounds of Music (4956 E. Whittier Boulevard, East Los Angeles)… a whole set, this time… and then at 7 p.m., an informal “’66 Sunset Strip Candlelight Vigil/Crowd Singalong” will take place at the site of Pandora’s Box, 8118 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles… the traffic island at the corner of Sunset & Crescent Heights. Bring your acoustic instruments only and a head full of songs from L.A. ’64-’67, and everybody sing along and join the fun without machines! This last event is with the approval of City of Los Angeles, Senior Lead Officer for that district, so play it cool…
Also, just added to the show, Don Preston and Bunk Gardner, who were members of The Mothers of Invention from 1966-1969 (“Absolutely Free,” “We’re Only In it For the Money,” “Cruisin’ With Ruben & the Jets,” “Uncle Meat,” “Burnt Weenie Sandwich,” “Weasels Ripped My Flesh”). They will perform upstairs at The Echo with The Creation Factory, all part of the same ticket price.
I would like to encourage everyone to get to this show by 8 p.m., because the opening set will be starting promptly with The Shag Rats, who then help to back The Premiers (East L.A. Nuggets legends of “Farmer John” fame) and Brenda Holloway (who grew up in Watts, and was the only L.A. artist signed to Motown, hitting with “Every Little Bit Hurts” and her original “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”)
The Loons will come on at 9:30, and after their set, they’ll bring on Randy Holden, from 1965 Gazzarri’s house band The Sons of Adam, who also were known to open for Love often at Bido Lito’s. Randy moved over to a band called The Other Half, so you’ll hear songs from both The Sons of Adam, and The Other Half.
At 11:05, The Pandoras, will take the stage, and Love Revisited will be the pinnacle, at Midnight.
Upstairs at The Echo, it will be Bomboms at 6:30, The Schizophonics at 7:15, Franki & the Witch Fingers at 8 p.m. and The Creaton Factory at 8:45. After Brenda Holloway finishes downstairs, Don Preston and Bunk Gardner from the Mothers of Invention will join The Creation Factoy on stage to play some of the material from the albums Don and Bunk were on the recordings of circa 1966-1969.
Creepy Creeps Fall 2016 Dates and new T-Shirt! 10-28-16 Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown 10-29-16 Mission Brewery San Diego 10-31-16 Lafayette Hotel San Diego with RFTC AND GUESTS!!!! 11-5-16 Casbah San Diego Fall Brewing Company anniversary 11-6-16 Panama 66 San Diego anniversary party