Fri, Jun 21

Very Be Careful

Ritmos Tropicosmos, DJ Marvelouz, DJ Sonido Sapo,

DOORS 7:30PM | SHOW 8:30PM
Very Be Careful
Ritmos Tropicosmos
DJ Marvelouz
DJ Sonido Sapo

Adventure has never been a task for VBC. A Caribbean soul and a California heart have sustained two decades of ceaseless romp-downs and raucous times for L.A.’s vallenato veteranos, inciting 10s of 1000s of earthlings, and even some ETs, to boogie to the Colombian coastal beat. From the debaucherous streets of: Austin’s SXSW, Germany’s WorldCupTour ’06, L.A.’s SunsetJunctionStreetFair; to the cultural pinnacles of: Chicago’s SummerDanceSeries, New York’s CentralParkSummerstage, L.A.s’ GrandPerformances & Levitt Pavilion, London’s HammersmithApollo; colossal concerts: L.A. Sports Arena CumbiaFest, GlastonburyMusicFestival & Bestival UK, FujiRockFestival & AsagiriJam 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, helping to popularize the beauty of the 1950s-1970s sound of Colombian vallenato and cumbia.

Bootlegged across the Americas, pumped at the clubs, and ripped in cyberspace and airwaves around the world, VeryBeCareful forges ahead globetrotting alongside legends and antiheros: JoeStrummer, AlfredoGutierrez, Antibalas, CarlosVives, GrupoNiche, KronosQuartet, GogolBordello, BuenaVistaSocialClub, JackWhite, CelsoPiña, VampireWeekend, FrukoYSusTesos. Their infamous twenty year traditions hosting old school “dances” for Valentine’sDay, NewYear’sEve, 20deJulio, Halloween, and the legendary July Fourth Brooklyn “CumbiaUnderTheSparks” rooftop affair, has brought together people from around the globe itchin’ for those early roots sounds that prove a stripped down parranda is the fiercest and funnest way to party.

Deception Is Easy (produced by Money Mark) 1998 Pinto Records
Cheap Chillin 1999 De Volada/Downtown Pijao/Steadybeat
The Rose 2001 Downtown Pijao
El Grizz 2002 Downtown Pijao
Ñacas 2005 Downtown Pijao
Salad Buey 2007 Downtown Pijao
Horrible Club (live bootleg recordings) 2009 Downtown Pijao
Escape Room 2010 Barbès
¿Remember Me From The Party? 2012 Downtown Pijao
El Millonario 2013 Steadybeat/Downtown Pijao
El Disfraz 2017 OlFactory Records
Daisy’s Beauty Salon 2018 Downtown Pijao/Steady Beat Records

The Tooth (film short) 2003 Downtown Pijao/Cinnamon Roll Gang