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Rikky Roc Calendario, 1.19.08

Spotlight on Very Be Careful at the Mint, Friday, January 23

By Ric Fazekas
Published on LatinoLA: January 19, 2009


Rikky Roc Calendario, 1.19.08


Adventure has never been a task for Very Be Careful.

A Caribbean soul and a California heart have sustained a decade 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, and Germany's WorldCupTour '06; to the cultural pinnacles of: Chicago's SummerDanceSeries, New York's CentralParkSummerstage, Los Angeles' GrandPerformances, Silver Lake's Sunset Junction Street Fair; colossal concerts: L.A. Sports Arena CumbiaFest, Glastonbury Music Festival UK, and Fuji Rock Festival 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.

Bootlegged across Latin America, pumped at the clubs, and ripped on the radio and satellite stations of Japan, Argentina, Mexico, England, Belgium, Australia, Canada and the USA, Very Be Careful forges ahead globetrotting alongside legends and antiheros: Joe Strummer, Alfredo Gutierrez, Antibalas, Carlos Vives, Dub Trio, Grupo Niche, Kronos Quartet, Gogol Bordello.

Their infamous ten year traditions hosting old school "dances" for Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, Halloween and the legendary July 4th Brooklyn "Cumbia Under The Sparks" rooftop affair, has brought together people from around the globe itchin' for those early roots sounds that prove a stripped down parranda is sometimes fiercer, and funner, than a bleedin' riot.

Their newest cd, Salad Buey, is an urban jungle story of wild beasts and wilder beauties. It is a raw tale of L.A.'s gritty streets as told through the sweet and savory sounds of accordion, bass, and percussion under the same palm tree sway as on the steamy coast of Colombia.

From the 1998 Pinto Records' El Ni??o (produced by Money Mark), 1999 De Volada Records' Cheap Chillin, Downtown Pijao's 2001 The Rose, 2002 El Grizz, 2003 film The Tooth (which stars the band), and the classic 2005 ?æacasÔǪ to the new savage sounds of Salad Buey, VBC flies that "booty-shakin' firestorm" flag higher than ever!!

Tue. Jan. 20 Dub 8, Steel Rod, Ruinas Aura. Delands Alley, House of Blues Anaheim, CA
Tue. Jan. 20 Jellmunekita J.Dee's Palm Springs, CA

Thu Jan. 22 Javier Bariz, Ynez, Aurora, FZ10 Rhythm Lounge Long Beach, CA
Thu Jan. 22 Ozomatli Belly Up Tavern Solano Beach, CA
Thu Jan. 22 Los Hollywood, Kanari Airport Lounge San Diego, CA
Thu Jan. 22 Cellphish Slidebar Fullerton, CA
Thu Jan. 22 Viernes 13, Upground, Pachamama, The Delerians House of Blues W. Hollywood, CA

Fri. Jan. 23 Ozomatli Belly Up Tavern Solano Beach, CA
Fri. Jan. 23 Very Be Careful The Mint Los Angeles, CA
Fri. Jan. 23 Germen, Eclipse 410 Sycamore Santa Ana, CA
Fri. Jan. 23 La Infinita Protesta, Payasos, Asesinos, Acefalo Rudo, Renkor, Manteca, Maskarados, Los Skallajeros, Ovni, Viacrusis 79th Sr. Los Angeles, CA
Fri. Jan. 23 Mayaztek Good Hurt Los Angeles, CA

Sat. Jan. 24 Ozomatli Belly Up Tavern Solano Beach, CA
Sat. Jan. 24 Molotov, Neblina Ventura Theater Ventura, CA
Sat. Jan. 24 Luzbel, Pro-fe-cia, Mictlantechutli, Metal X, Transtorno, Cenisia, Omision The Black Castle Los Angeles, CA
Sat. Jan. 24 Javier Batiz, Innerfire, La Piel Mal's Bar Los Angeles, CA
Sat. Jan. 24 La Matatena Royal Club, Eskapate, Los Arambula, La Muerte, Callejon, Mafia Rusa 419 Sycamore St. Santa Ana, CA
Sat. Jan. 24 Red Store Bums, Guilty Parties Q Bonkers Riverside, CA
Sat. Jan. 24 Zinema The Rhythym Lounge San Diego, CA
Sat. Jan. 24 Libertad Gusto's Bar & Grill Barstow, CA
Sat. Jan. 24 The Latin Flavors, El Manifesto, Royal Vibes The Stardust Downey, CA
Sat. Jan. 24 Conflicto , Sector Libertad, Umoverde House of Blues W. Hollywood, CA
Sat. Jan. 24 Vas Deferens The Airliner Los Angeles, CA
Sat. Jan. 24 Mayaztek Good Hurt Los Angeles, CA
Sat. Jan. 24 Clave Cat Club W. Hollywood, CA
Sat. Jan. 24 Cerebro Negro, Los P2, Rudo Movimiento, Chanklaso 78, The F16's, Ninos Descalosos Massivo Productions San Bernardino, CA
Sat. Jan. 24 Kanari 8 Teen (formerly Avalon) San Diego, CA

Sun. Jan. 25 Molotov El Rey Theater Los Angeles, CA
Sun. Jan. 25 Zhono, Miel, Zinema, La Theoria Bodello Los Angeles, CA
Sun. Jan. 25 Fitter, The Squid, Stop Revolt The Garter Venice, CA
Sun. Jan. 25 Tribal, Los Hollywood, Helius Jives House of Blues W. Hollywood, CA
Sun. Jan. 25 Menores Placita Olvera Los Angeles, CA
Sun. Jan. 25 Miel Bordello Los Angeles, CA

Mon. Jan. 26 Molotov House of Blues San Diego, CA

Thu Jan. 29 Menores On The Rox W. Hollywood, CA

Fri. Jan. 30 Pro-fe-cia, Legazy, Conflicto, Skalacas, Overdose, Plan V, Hobal Grajeda 419 Sycamore St. Santa Ana, CA
Fri. Jan. 30 Abaco, Soy Disco, Aynmor, Vida Espia The Westchester Los Angeles, CA
Fri. Jan. 30 Cellphish Surf City Saloon Hunt. Beach, CA
Fri. Jan. 30 El Manifesto The Scene Bar Glendale, CA
Fri. Jan. 30 Menores Regent Theater Los Angeles, CA
Fri. Jan. 30 Umo Verde Brixton South Bay Club Redondo Beach, CA
Fri. Jan. 30 Casa de Calacas, La Santa Cecilia Hecho En M?®xico Los Angeles, CA

Sat. Jan. 31 Delirio, Puerto Aero, Autopop Green Turtle Whittier, CA
Sat. Jan. 31 Cellphish, Los Creepers Characters Pomona, CA
Sat. Jan. 31 Upground, MULA, La Banda Skalavera, Los P-2, Raskahuele, La Infinita Protesta, Ekolekua, Caf?® Con Tequila, Ultima Caida, Mente Corrupta The Juke Box Los Angeles, CA
Sat. Jan. 31 Castillo, Toque N Roll, Alto Voltaje, Amoveo, Cruz Y Ficcion, Tike Imonstes, Zinome Sabor Lounge Los Angeles, CA
Sat. Jan. 31 Libertad Gustos Sports Bar & Grill Barstow, CA

Sun. Feb. 1 Cellphish, La Muerte, JLB Knitting Factory Hollywood, CA

Tue. Feb. 3 Voodoo Glow Skulls House of Blues Anaheim, CA

Wed. Feb. 4 CD Release Party: Fuga!. The Office San Diego, CA
Wed. Feb. 4 Voodoo Glow Skulls Karma Victorville, CA
Wed. Feb. 4 Locos Por Juana, Palenke Soul Tribe, Chana New Conga Room Los Angeles, CA

Thu Feb. 5 Fuga! pre-release party Lincoln Heights Art Gallery Los Angeles, CA

Fri. Feb. 6 Neblina, Quattro Folio, Conflicto, Darq Passion Tarasco Bar Bell, CA
Fri. Feb. 6 Miel 14 Below Santa Monica, CA

Sat. Feb. 7 CD Release Party: Fuga!. Montecristo, Greg, Angel, Mato (Mezklah), El Manifesto The Westchester Los Angeles, CA
Sat. Feb. 7 The Latin Flavors Mal's Bar Los Angeles, CA
Sat. Feb. 7 Cerebro Negro, Los P2, Dona Canchis, Los Arambula, MULA, Skapate Massivo Productions San Bernardino, CA
Sat. Feb. 7 Velorio Sandrini's Bakersfield, CA
Sat. Feb. 7 Voodoo Glow Skulls Knitting Factory Hollywood, CA

Sun. Feb. 8 Voodoo Glow Skulls House of Blues San Diego, CA
Sun. Feb. 8 Palenke Soul Tribe, Fosforo, Diego's Umbrella Zanzibar Santa Monica, CA

Wed. Feb. 11 Elefante, Kanari House of Blues San Diego, CA

Thu Feb. 12 Elefante House of Blues W. Hollywood, CA
Thu Feb. 12 Locos Por Juana Zanzibar Santa Monica, CA

Sat. Feb. 14 Very Be Careful Bordello Los Angeles, CA
Sat. Feb. 14 B-Side Players Belly Up Tavern Solano Beach, CA
Sat. Feb. 14 Tony Nu??ez, Miel 14 Below Santa Monica, CA
Sat. Feb. 14 Conflicto Urbano, Transtorno, Alto Voltaje, Accion Terrorista, Cerregendo, Indigente Transdellic, Cniza Club Oasis Long Beach, CA

Mon. Feb. 16 Quinto Sol San Diego Sports Arena San Diego, CA

Thu Feb. 19 Manic Hispanic, Reverend Horton Heat Ventura Theater Ventura, CA

Fri. Feb. 20 Manic Hispanic, Reverend Horton Heat Orange County Fair Costa Mesa, CA
Fri. Feb. 20 Cellphish The Crest Torrance, CA

Sat. Feb. 21 Manic Hispanic, Reverend Horton Heat House of Blues San Diego, CA
Sat. Feb. 21 Voz Elemental Silver Factory Los Angeles, CA

Sun. Feb. 22 Manic Hispanic, Reverend Horton Heat House of Blues W. Hollywood, CA
Sun. Feb. 22 Kinky Cl ub Mercy Santa Barbara, CA
Sun. Feb. 22 QuattroFolio On The Rox W. Hollywood, CA

Tue. Feb. 24 Zinema Riverside County Fair Indio, CA
Fri. Feb. 24 Kinky Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Fri. Feb. 24 Ollin The Echo Los Angeles, CA

Sat. Feb. 25 Kinky House of Blues Anaheim, CA

Sun. Feb. 26 Enrique Bunbury Gibson Amphitheatre Universal City, CA
Sun. Feb. 26 Kinky House of Blues San Diego, CA

Fri. Feb. 27 Libertad Stardust Downey, CA

Sat. Feb. 28 Cellphish Roxy W. Hollywood, CA

Fri. Mar. 6 Son Locuaz Mal's Bar Los Angeles, CA

Sat. Mar. 14 Royal Club, Kofre The Airliner Los Angeles, CA

Tue. Mar. 17 Ollin Spaceland Los Angeles, CA

Fri. Mar. 20 Cellphish The Crest Torrance, CA

Fri. Mar. 27 Los Lobos New Conga Room Los Angeles, CA

Fri. Apr. 10 Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Gibson Amphitheatre Universal City, CA

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