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Gig Report: Rain-ing In The Lotus Fest

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Last Saturday, we did our sixth consecutive appearance at the Lotus Festival in Los Angeles’ Echo Park – a traditional summertime L.A. event. But we didn’t expect it to rain. That’s exactly what happened in the middle of our set. It’s safe to assume that this is the first time it’s happened in the entire […]

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Pump Up The Bass! Karen’s Election Night Victory Party

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Playin’ some some P-Funk (“P” for political)! Karen Bass speaks. We rocked the Karen Bass Election Night Party last night, which soon became a victory party, with her garnering 85% of the vote to win the Democratic Party nomination for the 33rd District Congressional seat. It was five of us – myself, Keith on percussion, […]

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We’re Playing The 2010 Lotus Festival, Saturday July 10!

ESB Performing “Brand New Thing” at the 2008 Lotus Festival Just got confirmation today — We’ll be playing the 2010 Lotus Festival in Los Angeles’ Echo Park on Saturday, July 10 at 5 p.m.! The Lotus Festival is where Elson and the Soul Barkada (back then just known as “Elson”) had its first-ever gig in […]

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Oh, You Mean THIS Election Night?

UPDATE: Just got a call and an an email from someone from Karen Bass‘ campaign staff. Turns out the gig they want us to play wasn’t for the November 2 General Election, but for the Primary Election on Tuesday, June, 8. Uh…that’s next week! With less than a week’s notice, I don’t know if I […]

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Soul Barkada to Play at East Hollywood Earth Day Festival

Elson and the Soul Barkada will be performing at the East Hollywood Earth Day Festival at the Vermont/Santa Monica Metro station plaza (at the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Vermont Avenue) on Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. Interesting tidbit: The station is where the cover photo of e:trinity‘s (Elson’s previous music project) various […]

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Election Night Video!

Check out the video pf Elson and the Soul Barkada performing “Are You Ready (For Garcetti)?” at the Avalon Hollywood on March 3, 2009. Watch the councilman himself jam with the band on keyboards!

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Election Night at the Avalon Hollywood!

Elson and the Soul Barkada is honored to have been chosen to do a special performance at L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti’s election night party at the Avalon Hollywood on Tuesday, March 3! For more information, see the Performances section.

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