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Robert DeLong Headlines Inaugural First Fridays Show of 2015 on Feb. 6

Posted by Billy Gil, January 21, 2015 02:38pm | Post a Comment

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Amoeba will be on hand for the opening show of First Fridays at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles Feb. 6. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased here.

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Robert DeLong live at Amoeba SF Feb. 20, 2013

The first show of the season will feature EDM artist Robert DeLong. We know from the livewire show he put on at Amoeba Hollywood that this isn’t a show to be missed, as DeLong trades between setting off various sequencers, playing the drums and getting the crowd riled up for his electrifying anthems. DeLong’s latest album is Just Movement.

Prior to DeLong’s performance, Tom Vek will take the stage. The British singer/songwriter uses post-punk beats and electronic noise for a unique sound on albums like last year’s excellent Luck. Also opening the show will be Southern California’s QUITAPENAS. The band combines Afro-Latin beats with tropical-psych guitars and Spanish-sung vocals for a SoCal-style mashup that feels natural and is a lot of fun to listen and dance to.

The music portion starts at 8 p.m. Starting at 5 p.m., the Natural History Museum will hold a tour with Lila Higgins, Manager of NHM Citizen Science, and at 6:30, a discussion called “Taking Control of Your World – Citizen Science Activism” with Sam Droege, head of the Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program at the U.S. Geological Survey. At 7:30 in the Otis Booth Pavilion, NHM will hold a science salon with Nerd Brigade, a group of self-described nerds with diverse backgrounds in science and science communication.

The DJ Lounge is also open starting at 5:30 p.m., with KCRW DJ Raul Campos featuring Mr. Pauer, a Latin Grammy Nominated producer and remixer.

Amoeba is a proud sponsor of the event. We’ll be on hand handing out swag, swing by and say hello! 

Hear some music by the artists below:

Robert DeLong - "Global Concepts"

 

Tom Vek - "Sherman (Animals in the Jungle)"

 

QUITAPENAS - "Que Te Pasa"

 

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