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Crescent Ballroom presents
Sat, Jan 28 8:00 pm (Doors: 7:00 pm )
Crescent Ballroom
21 and up

Saturday January 28, 2023

Doors: 7 PM

Show: 8 PM


$20 Advance  |  $23 Day of Show


The Altons

How would you characterize the sound of Southeast LA? The Altons, natives of the region, combine dustkicked up from backyard parties with evening Art Laboe listening sessions, evoking a sound that veersfar from the shadows.  

The Altons curate a ballad of retro-indie-soul that has captivated local audiences for several years, quickly driving them to become a staple of the scene.

Their distinct sound caught the attention of Daptone Records Co-founder Gabe Roth, who was in theprocess of starting Penrose Records. Penrose became a subsidiary label to Daptone to highlight theemerging soul-scene growing in Southern California, where The Altons fit perfectly. Their Penrose debut"When You Go (That's When You'll Know)" was KCRW's Today's Top Tune, and their most recent single "Tangled Up In You" has been featured on "Soulection Radio."

Earth Surface People

 For indigenous collective Earth Surface People, creation, language and storytelling are vehicles for reclamation of culture as well as creative expression and collaboration. Founded by Diné songwriter and producer Yellowhorse and named for Dinétah’s first people, the sonic landscapes created by Earth Surface People fuse lo-fi balladry, contemporary R&B, art rock, slow jams, synth-pop, jazz fusion and field recordings.
The band’s lush, soulful and unabashed full-length debut—nihookááʼ diyin dineʼé—emerged from a two-year collaboration between the collective and Menominee linguist Naneque Latender, peyote musicians Cody and Larry Yazzie and ascendant Diné vocalist Nanibaah Talley.