It’s July, hot, and the perfect weather for a bike/train/bus ride or walk to Los Angeles Streetsblog’s Eastside Tour. It’s a series of events Streetsblog is putting together this summer, and early fall, and all taking place east of the L.A. river.
The first event in the series is a concert by East LA everything band El-Haru Kuroi. Llead singer Eddika sings in Portuguese, Dominic plays the drums with a cow bell hanging over his neck, and Michael, who could be a Beethoven look alike, gets so down on the bass the master conductor would be proud. Oh, and have I mentioned they’ve been highlighted on NPR’s Alt Latino podcast and KCRW’s blog?
Opening up will be Angela Flores, a Son Jarocho veteran, and Alejandra Leyva, a guitar wiz, with DJ Alter spinning jams the entire night. The $5 admission will go to helping Streetsblog continue and improve our coverage on the Eastside. Every penny raised on our “Eastside Tour” will be reinvested on the Eastside.
Eastside Streetsblog has just passed its sixth month since it was added to the overall Los Angeles coverage. Along with being the summertime, this event series gives the Streetsblog crew a chance to get the word out on the work we’ve been doing in Boyle Heights, and reach out to people to help keep our coverage going. Since January, I’ve written about the all female bicycle group Ovarian-Psycos Bicycle Brigade, Walgreens entering Boyle Heights, and the state of the CicLAvia Eastside Expansion. Los Angeles Streetsblog is a non-profit that relies on grants and public support to continue expanding to other parts of Los Angeles, and keep our coverage in areas like Boyle Heights in tact.
This is the first of (at least) four events we have planned for the Eastside in the coming months. Check back regularly for more news, and we’ll see you on the 25th.
Future events in the Eastside Tour include a bike ride ending at Flying Pigeon, a screening of a Streetsfilm, and another concert with transit rockers It’s Casual.This event is made possible by the following sponsors: Civic Enterprise Associates and Miceli Infrastructure Consulting. We are still accepting sponsors, so if interested, please contact Damien at firstname.lastname@example.org.