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Green Slime: L.A.'s Biggest 60's Dance Craze with Th' Losin Streaks live!

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Green Slime: L.A.'s Biggest 60's Dance Craze with Th' Losin Streaks performing LIVE!

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Green Slime are a DJ duo consisting of long time L.A. record collectors Rick Barzell and Roger Mars. Since 2014, Slime has become L.A.'s biggest 60's dance craze. LA Weekly's Lina Lecaro has described it as "A groovy, grindy shindig." where "they spin an unrelenting mix of fuzzy-guitar garage and trippy psychedelia...slaying the slime with rare and beloved soul sensations." Green Slime features only the finest guest DJ's and live bands.

It takes place every 1st Saturday at The Short Stop in Echo Park in sunny Southern California. Expect to hear everything from rhythm & blues to garage punk dancers on the 45rpm vinyl format, all carefully hand selected. Please be advised however, of the danger of it growing and spreading beyond the warped imagination of the greatest human intellect and exploding in unspeakable horror. The Green Slime are coming for you.

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Northern California faves TH' LOSIN STREAKS return to Los Angeles! After a seven-year hiatus, Th' Losin Streaks are back with a vengeance, following up a new album and European tour with their first SoCal date in over a decade!

Fresh off the return from the 2018 European tour that took them from Istanbul to Spain's Costa Brava, the reunited Losin Streaks released a brand new album: "This Band Will Self-Destruct in T-Minus", a stunning slab of wax that Crypt Records head honcho Tim Warren calls "The best American tribute to Freakbeat ever made.”

Th' Losin Streaks story began in 2003 when a group of longtime friends got together after years of watching each other play in different Sacramento groups like The Trouble Makers and Daisy Spot. Obsessed with 1960s garage bands, the four honed a sound that was both fresh and familiar, and their incendiary live performances generated immediate buzz.

Things happened quickly: their debut record, "Sounds of Violence", was released in 2004, followed by a video for "Fine Line," tours of Europe and the US, and invitations to open for legendary acts like The Zombies. The band and the record collected kudos and built a wide-ranging fanbase that includes The Dead Kennedys’ Jello Biafra and E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt, who proclaimed the group’s “Your Love, Now” as “The Coolest Song in the World (this week)” in his Billboard column and sent the tune into heavy rotation on Sirius’ Underground Garage radio station.

But, by the end of the decade, their luck had turned. A mix of creative differences and drug problems led to stresses in the group and two attempts to record a follow-up LP failed. In 2010 they called it quits.

Despite all, the four remained friends, and following an invitation to open for Iggy Pop at Oakland's Burger Boogaloo festival in 2017, they agreed to reunite. But, after seven years apart, did they still have IT? Critics said YES:

“If The Who would’ve seen the Th Losin’ Streaks play their last song, I swear they would’ve left in tears, mumbling to themselves that they 'used to be that powerful and exciting.' Really, the only performance I’ve ever seen come close to th’ Streaks closer Saturday was the Who playing 'A Quick One' on Rock And Roll Circus. Yes, it was THAT good." - Kevin Jones, KQED.

Inspired, the group returned to the studio in 2018 and cut the long-awaited follow up to their first LP with producer Chris Woodhouse (Ty Segall, Oh Sees.) This time, it clicked: the new album, "This Band Will Self-Destruct in T-Minus," was released in December 2018, and has received rave reviews, including Bandcamp's Album of the Day. The first video from the album, "Too Late," was released soon thereafter.

Th' Streaks have played select shows since reuniting in 2017. Drummer Matt K. Shrugg announced his retirement in 2019; Trouble Makers drummer Brian Machado - one of Shrugg's biggest influences - has filled the drum seat since, as his hand-picked replacement.

After years of bad luck, th' Losin Streaks are back, and better than ever!

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