Persistence of Sound

Persistence of Sound Hosted and spun by Gary Alvarez
Archived shows: https://www.mixcloud.com/persistenceofsound/

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25th anniversary.Couldn’t be there in person those historic 2 nights so I’ll have to watch and listen from home tonight!...
09/24/2021

25th anniversary.
Couldn’t be there in person those historic 2 nights so I’ll have to watch and listen from home tonight! 🎶🎥✊🏽
#oasis #live #knebworth1996 #itsonlyrocknroll #arttheatrelb #supportyourlocaltheater

25th anniversary.
Couldn’t be there in person those historic 2 nights so I’ll have to watch and listen from home tonight! 🎶🎥✊🏽
#oasis #live #knebworth1996 #itsonlyrocknroll #arttheatrelb #supportyourlocaltheater

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support the artists, performers, vendors and community at the SELA End of Su...
09/19/2021

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support the artists, performers, vendors and community at the SELA End of Summer Festival—much love and respect! 🎨💃🏽🎶🎤✊🏽
Photo by Walter Reyes.
#persistenceofsound #sela #endofsummer #festival

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support the artists, performers, vendors and community at the SELA End of Summer Festival—much love and respect! 🎨💃🏽🎶🎤✊🏽
Photo by Walter Reyes.
#persistenceofsound #sela #endofsummer #festival

09/19/2021

El-Haru Kuroi performing "El Cucui" at the SELA End of Summer Festival! 🎸✊🏽
#elharukuroi #elcucui #sela #endofsummer #festival

09/19/2021

The homies Rosalie and Dom Rodríguez covering Smokey Robinson’s “Cruisin’” accompanied by Rosalie’s son on bongos! 🎶✊🏽
#sela #endofsummer #festival

09/19/2021

Irene Díaz opening the SELA End of Summer Festival!
Performing one of my favorite songs of all times, “I Love You Madly.” 🎸🎤✊🏽
#irenediaz #iloveyoumadly

L.A. peeps: I’ll be kicking off the SELA End of Summer Festival with an early-bird set tomorrow morning! Roll through Ho...
09/18/2021

L.A. peeps: I’ll be kicking off the SELA End of Summer Festival with an early-bird set tomorrow morning!
Roll through Hollydale Park in South Gate for music, dance, art, food and good vibes! 🎶💃🏽🎨🌮✊🏽
Family-friendly and freeeee till 2pm.
#persistenceofsound #sela #endofsummer #festival

L.A. peeps: I’ll be kicking off the SELA End of Summer Festival with an early-bird set tomorrow morning!
Roll through Hollydale Park in South Gate for music, dance, art, food and good vibes! 🎶💃🏽🎨🌮✊🏽
Family-friendly and freeeee till 2pm.
#persistenceofsound #sela #endofsummer #festival

Not usually into reissues but I’ll make an exception for these two. 🎶✊🏽#spiritualized #electricmainline #purephase #ladi...
09/14/2021

Not usually into reissues but I’ll make an exception for these two. 🎶✊🏽
#spiritualized #electricmainline #purephase #ladiesandgentlemenwearefloatinginspace

Not usually into reissues but I’ll make an exception for these two. 🎶✊🏽
#spiritualized #electricmainline #purephase #ladiesandgentlemenwearefloatinginspace

A big THANK YOU to the homies Mark Olivas and Carlos Torres for inviting me to spin an opening set for La Tumba and Dryw...
08/28/2021

A big THANK YOU to the homies Mark Olivas and Carlos Torres for inviting me to spin an opening set for La Tumba and Drywallero last night!
🎶✊🏽
#goodtimes #persistenceofsound #drywallero #latumba #themixx

A big THANK YOU to the homies Mark Olivas and Carlos Torres for inviting me to spin an opening set for La Tumba and Drywallero last night!
🎶✊🏽
#goodtimes #persistenceofsound #drywallero #latumba #themixx

Sad day for rocknroll. 💔RIP Charlie Watts--you will be missed. 🥁✊🏽#goat #itsonlyrocknroll
08/24/2021

Sad day for rocknroll. 💔
RIP Charlie Watts--you will be missed. 🥁✊🏽
#goat #itsonlyrocknroll

A big THANK YOU to poet, educator and advocate Vickie Vertiz for joining us via Zoom to share some of the music that ins...
08/21/2021
PERSISTENCE OF SOUND vol. 189

A big THANK YOU to poet, educator and advocate Vickie Vertiz for joining us via Zoom to share some of the music that inspires her and influences her work! 🎶✊🏽
Along with a live reading of her poem "How Can You Live," Vickie shared her experiences growing up in SELA, moving cross-country to study in upstate Massachusetts, publishing her first collection of poetry "Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut," teaching creative writing at UCSB and so much more!
Click on the link below to listen to her set and full interview!
#persistenceofsound #patchedin #missioncontrolstudios #fortheloveofmusic #vickievertiz #palmfrondwithitsthroatcut

PATCHED IN guest DJ: poet & educator Vickie Vertiz! To order her collection of poetry "Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut:" https://vickievertiz.com/about/palm-frond-with-its-throat-cut-coming-soon-from-camino-del-sol/

For our Prince peeps: new album drops this Friday! 🎸✊🏽#welcome2america #prince
07/27/2021
Album: Welcome 2 America - Prince Vault

For our Prince peeps: new album drops this Friday! 🎸✊🏽
#welcome2america #prince

A deluxe edition of the album includes a blu-ray video of the 28 April 2011: The Forum: Inglewood, CA, USA show on the Welcome 2 America Tour (part of the "Twenty One Nite Stand" in California).

A big THANK YOU to filmmaker Steve Elkins for joining us via Zoom to share some of the music that inspires him and influ...
07/22/2021
PERSISTENCE OF SOUND vol. 188

A big THANK YOU to filmmaker Steve Elkins for joining us via Zoom to share some of the music that inspires him and influences his work! 🎶🎥✊🏽
Along with the music, Steve shared his experiences growing up in Fullerton, premiering his film "Echoes of the Invisible" at SXSW, shooting in Siberia, touring the country as a drummer, teaching film production to middle schoolers, collaborating with the Kronos Quartet, exhibiting in Australia and so much more!
Click on the link below to listen to his set and full interview!
#persistenceofsound #patchedin #missioncontrolstudios #fortheloveofmusic #steveelkins #echoesoftheinvisible

PATCHED IN guest DJ: Steve Elkins, producer/director of "Echoes of the Invisible" now streaming on Apple+! Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1EyTj_KhNg

07/19/2021

First concert since 2019.
Kamasi Washington performing “Truth”—one of our favorite songs of all times! 🎷✊🏽
#harmonyofdifference #kamasiwashington #truth

*ALERT*T-shirt giveaway!For our Stereolab peeps, an original 90s band shirt! Size large, excellent condition.Just answer...
06/30/2021

*ALERT*
T-shirt giveaway!
For our Stereolab peeps, an original 90s band shirt! Size large, excellent condition.
Just answer the question: what year did Stereolab release the E.P. “Space Age Bachelor Pad Music”…?🤔
First person to answer correctly wins!
#bandshirts #giveaway #stereolab

*ALERT*
T-shirt giveaway!
For our Stereolab peeps, an original 90s band shirt! Size large, excellent condition.
Just answer the question: what year did Stereolab release the E.P. “Space Age Bachelor Pad Music”…?🤔
First person to answer correctly wins!
#bandshirts #giveaway #stereolab

A big THANK YOU to housing activist and advocate Isela Gracian for joining us via Zoom to share some of the music that i...
06/18/2021
PERSISTENCE OF SOUND vol. 187

A big THANK YOU to housing activist and advocate Isela Gracian for joining us via Zoom to share some of the music that inspires her and influences her work! 🎶✊🏽
Along with the music, Isela shared her experiences growing up in Downey, joining L.A. County Supervisor Holly Mitchell's team, fighting against gentrification in Boyle Heights, road-tripping with her daughter Isis, maintaining long-term friendships and so much more!
Click on the link below to listen to her set and interview!
#persistenceofsound #patchedin #missioncontrolstudios #fortheloveofmusic #iselagracian

PATCHED IN guest DJ: housing activist and advocate Isela Gracian! Follow Isela's work for L.A. County's 2nd District: https://mitchell.lacounty.gov

A big THANK YOU to playwrights Rosa Navarrete and Sujey Gonzalez for joining us via Zoom to share some of the music that...
05/08/2021
PERSISTENCE OF SOUND vol. 186

A big THANK YOU to playwrights Rosa Navarrete and Sujey Gonzalez for joining us via Zoom to share some of the music that inspires them and influences their work! 🎶✊🏽
Along with the music, Rosa and Sujey shared their experiences performing during the lockdown, adapting to the pandemic, keeping Casa 0101 alive and thriving, creating safe spaces for playwrights of color, motherhood and so much more!
Click on the link below for the full interview.
#persistenceofsound #patchedin #missioncontrolstudios #fortheloveofmusic #chicanascholasychisme #casa0101
https://www.mixcloud.com/persistenceofsound/persistence-of-sound-vol-186/

PATCHED IN guest DJs: playwrights Rosa Navarrete & Sujey Gonzalez! Chicanas, Cholas y Chisme: https://www.chicanascholasychisme.org Casa 0101: https://casa0101.org

04/24/2021

For our Spiritualized peeps: “Lazer Guided Melodies” got the reissue treatment today—white vinyl and new artwork!
Same classic tracks...🎶✊🏽
#spiritualized #lazerguidedmelodies

For our Black Keys peeps: new music video for a cover of John Lee Hooker's "Crawling King Snake." 🎸✊🏽#theblackkeys #craw...
04/20/2021
The Black Keys - Crawling Kingsnake [Official Music Video]

For our Black Keys peeps: new music video for a cover of John Lee Hooker's "Crawling King Snake." 🎸✊🏽
#theblackkeys #crawlingkingsnake #johnleehooker #nothinbuttheblues

The video for “Crawling Kingsnake” was directed by Tim Hardiman and filmed at Jimmy Duck Holmes’ Blue Front Café, which is the oldest active juke joint in Am...

A big THANK YOU to poet Astrid for joining us via Zoom to share some of the music that inspires her and influences her w...
04/17/2021
PERSISTENCE OF SOUND vol. 185

A big THANK YOU to poet Astrid for joining us via Zoom to share some of the music that inspires her and influences her work! 🎶✊🏽
Along with a live reading of her poem "11:11," Astrid shared her experiences growing up in South Central, performing at SELA Arts Festival and Alivio Open Mic, dating during the lockdown, publishing her first book of poetry, writing for L.A. Taco, interviewing poet laureate Amanda Gorman, taboo pupusa toppings and so much more!
Click on the link below to listen to the full show.
#persistenceofsound #patchedin #missioncontrolstudios #fortheloveofmusic #poetastrid #throughthesoilinmyskin

PATCHED IN guest DJ: poet Astrid! Check out Astrid's work: www.poetastrid.com

For our Kruangbin peeps in L.A. 🎸✊🏽
03/29/2021

For our Kruangbin peeps in L.A. 🎸✊🏽

For our Kruangbin peeps in L.A. 🎸✊🏽

03/27/2021

Clip from last night’s show at Alivio Open Mic! 🎤🎶✊🏽
Featured artist: Mexico City Heartbreak!
Click on the link below for the full show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae8-X4dW2oE
#supportinglocalcreatives #alivioopenmic #mexicocityheartbreak #nightflare #napalmmonkeypro

Felt good to get out of the house and be creative! 🎤🎶✊🏽A big THANK YOU to the homie, poet @ericeztli for hosting us! 📷: ...
03/27/2021

Felt good to get out of the house and be creative! 🎤🎶✊🏽
A big THANK YOU to the homie, poet @ericeztli for hosting us!
📷: @awarriorsrising and @nightflare.la
#supportinglocalcreatives #persistenceofsound #alivioopenmic #nightflare

Tomorrow night: Persistence of Sound guest DJ set at Alivio Open Mic!Live via @nightflare.la YouTube channel, starting a...
03/26/2021

Tomorrow night: Persistence of Sound guest DJ set at Alivio Open Mic!
Live via @nightflare.la YouTube channel, starting at 7pm PST!
Tune in...🎤🎶✊🏽
Photos by @nightflare.la and @mondragonmedia
#supportinglocalcreatives #persistenceofsound #alivioopenmic #nightflare

*Last of the Lockdown Series*Los Angeles reopened (again) this week. (What would've been) day 375 in L.A...Lockdown vol....
03/17/2021

*Last of the Lockdown Series*
Los Angeles reopened (again) this week.
(What would've been) day 375 in L.A...
Lockdown vol. 42 is in memory of Bunny Wailer and features a classic from Primal Scream! 🎶✊🏽
Gracias to all who listened!
Link: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAewWsBC5X_085k4lVuobvntaWHBENXWq
#persistenceofsound #lockdownseries #withoutmusiclifewouldbeamistake

*1 Year Anniversary of the 'Rona Lockdown*A big THANK YOU to multimedia journalist and artist Lexis-Olivier Ray for join...
03/12/2021
PERSISTENCE OF SOUND vol. 184

*1 Year Anniversary of the 'Rona Lockdown*
A big THANK YOU to multimedia journalist and artist Lexis-Olivier Ray for joining us via Zoom to share some of the music that inspires him and influences his work! 🎶✊🏽
Along with the music, Lexis-Olivier shared his experiences growing up in Connecticut, going to film school and throwing parties in NYC, photographing his cross-country road trips, writing for L.A. Taco, documenting LAPD violence against black & brown communities and so much more!
Link: https://www.mixcloud.com/persistenceofsound/persistence-of-sound-vol-184/
#persistenceofsound #patchedin #missioncontrolstudios #fortheloveofmusic #lexisolivierray #lataco

*1 Year Anniversary of the 'Rona Lockdown* PATCHED IN guest DJ: multimedia journalist and artist Lexis-Oliver Ray! Check out Lexis-Oliver's work: www.lexisolivierray.com

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A big THANK YOU to David Hernandez and the NightFlare crew for editing the footage we shot at this year's SELA Arts Festival! Special thanks to family and friends who came out to support the SELA community, as well as to the DJs who spun sets at the Persistence of Sound stage: Jam Kinison GG La QT (Cholas, Rolas y Amor) Steve Mungarro and Joseph Dutra (Audiobahn) Perksandkisses (Clubs Disintegration and 96 Tears) Clifton Weaver aka DJ Softouch (The Soul Shakedown Party) Jazzabella (Girls Gone Vinyl, LA) King Steady Beat (Babalu to Boogaloo) Hope to see y'all again at SELA Arts Fest 2020! 🎨🎭🎶💃🕺📷🎥✊🏽 #selaartsfest2019 #comunidad #arte #progress
“Thank you for your wine, California...”🍷🎸🎶✊🏽 #sweetvirginia #rollingstones #nofiltertour #itsonlyrocknroll
Boyle Heights!