The Cold and Lovely is the brainchild of Meghan Toohey (The Weepies, Lenka, Schuyler Fisk), and Nicole Fiorentino (The Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, Spinnerette). After several years as a producer and session player, Toohey returned to her roots as a songstress, writing the band’s eponymous debut album. When her songs began achieving placements on television shows such as Gossip Girl, Grimm, Chasing Life and Vampire Diaries, she knew she was on the right path. The band's sophomore album, Ellis Bell, is an E.P. recorded primarily in their home studio and mixed/mastered by Dave Cooley (Silversun Pickups/M83). After a very successful Pledge Music Campaign to support their third record, The Cold and Lovely are releasing the full length "What Will I Become" mixed by Bryan Cook (One Republic, Train, Autolux) on January 20th, 2015.
Reflecting on the band's work, Toohey says: “With the first record, we were just getting our feet wet. Working together over past few years has matured our relationship, and I wanted our future records to reflect this growth. I dug deep into albums that changed my life, such as My Bloody Valentine's Loveless, PJ Harvey’s entire catalog, and the work of bands like The Cure and U2. But it was Nicole who really helped me shake out the sounds and pinpoint what I loved about the guitar tones and production. We wanted more grit on these records and the result is, for us, incredibly fresh and exciting. The songs are dark and brooding but at the same time joyful."
Toohey and Fiorentino are both staunch believers in empowering young women and girls through music education. Both are volunteers and supporters of Rock N' Roll Camp For Girls in Los Angeles.More info
Entertaining and creative 80s cover band, The Spazmatics, offer all the awesome sounds, styles, and way cool dance steps from the 1980s decade we’d love to forget!More info
Bullet & Snowfox is the musical lovechild of Kristen Wagner and Josh Shapiro. What began as a carefully crafted Craigslist ad has quickly evolved into LA’s hottest party. After parting ways with her previous band, Shut Up Stella
(Epic Records), Kristen was searching for something new, something raw and something with fire. Enter Josh, hot off the heels of a bass gig with a local funk band, he was looking for something not just to be a part of, but to spawn... and
with a clear and complementary division of labor, they did just that. With influences ranging from Siouxsie and the Banshees and Arctic Monkeys to Elastica and Blondie, they have created a unique brand of dance-rock with an
infectious energy that can’t be stopped. Their combination of intoxicating synth-pop beats, aggressive guitar hooks and piss and vinegar attitude demand attention from the moment the first note catches your ear.
In 2009, Kristen and Josh teamed up with Manimal Vinyl’s own electro-pop producer, Baron von Luxxury (LittleBoots, Glass Candy), to begin crafting their self-titled debut EP. This fiery twosome, joined on stage by bass player
Drew Behj and drummer Morrison Nichols, have made their mark playing festivals such as KCRW’s Bloomfest, famed LA venues including Viper Room, The Sayers Club, The Satellite and Harvard & Stone, took to the runway with a
performance at LA Fashion Week and hit the stage at Hard Rock Hollywood with pop icons, Bananarama. Through years of honing their craft as an unstoppable live act, Bullet & Snowfox have shared the stage with high profile artists such as Imagine Dragons, Grouplove and Dead Sara, among others. Their electro-pop-rock sounds have also been heard pulsing out of television sets with music featured on MTV, Oxygen Network and The CW, as well as being appearing in the independent film, 'Amber Lake.' The blogosphere tastemakers have taken note too, creating a viral buzz that is undeniable. The Culture of Me writes “The songs are truly the real deal and the center of the story. It’s punk, it’s new wave, it’s dance, it’s pretty brilliant and still hard edged... and boy is it fun.”
On November 4th, 2014, Bullet & Snowfox released their sophomore EP ‘Operator’ followed by a residency at underground Hollywood hotspot, Harvard & Stone, and in May 2015 were featured in the new Volkswagen Beetle ad
campaign. This dynamic blend of musicians are a force that has already taken L.A. by storm and show no signs of slowing down, so get ready for the Bullet & Snowfox train because it's coming… and fast.
Ozomatli is a multi-genre, multicultural, Grammy-award winning band. Shifting gears from electro-cumbia to garage rock, hip-hop, and Pérez Prado mambo, Ozomatli infuses a DJ party mix with dynamic live band chops and attitude.More info
Aloe Blacc is a rapper-turned-singer with hits, such as Wake Me Up, The Man and I Need a Dollar. Blacc’s latest album, Lift Your Spirit, pushes further into a folk/soul/pop fusion that’s both undeniably joyful and eye-opening in message.More info
This year, the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk #downtownartwalk, @downtownartwalk is curating the festival block of Broadway between 4th and 5th Streets.
Focusing on hyper-local talent, Art Walk presents art activations from Downtown artists Andre Miripolsky, as well as a self-contained Zine Fest and printmaking exhibition titled "Paperland Two" at DAC Gallery #DACGallery, @DACGallery.
Throughout the evening a variety of artist and performers hosted by Isabel Omero (OmeroCreative.com) "will be enchanting the public with dance, movement and art performances " Street artists will compete live, armed only with paint, brushes, and canvas, to win the favor of the crowds. Last but not least, LA Opera #laopera, @laopera will be featuring large-scale video projections and a booth installation to introduce their latest production of The Magic Flute.
The LADOT Van #LADOT, @LADOT will be there with their van distributing the exciting new TAP Cards. Additional programming will be announced in the coming weeks. Art Walk Presenting Sponsors: LA Opera, Joe's Parking, LADOT
Art Share L.A. brings the Arts District to the festival are of Night on Broadway, btwn. 5th and 6th, creating "The Arts District Arcade”. With 7 pop-up galleries in the Spring Arcade building, 8 live mural activations, a community LEGO mosaic, and a 20' community mural, Art Share will represent with
over 100 local artists. The Roxie Theater facade will light up with projection mapping by Evan Weitzberg and an adjacent building will house our interactive Tetris installation. Art Share L.A., a nonprofit organization in the Arts District, creates space for artists to live, work, present and share their works.
Mapjacks and Artshare Present 3D Projection Mapping of The Roxie Theater
Watch the the historic architecture come to life with 3D projection mapping along with electronic dance music and virtual reality demo, followed by a NK Riot performance.
Mapjacks - Projection Mapping Artist
Evan Weitzberg, Akiko Yamashita, Will Michaelsen, and special guest Galen Pehrson
DJ, stage setup, and projection mapping will be in front of the Roxie Theater. DJ and Live Performance starts after 8pm.
Musical Performances by
Dj Turn SIgnal
Interactive Artwork by Positron
A giant Etch-A-Sketch will be projected and participants can draw lines at will.
Special thanks to Epson for providing the projectorsMore info
The cutting-edge creatives at DTLA’s Think Tank Gallery will curate art and activities between 6th & 7th. Chessboxing will make its encore Night on Broadway appearance in a special outdoor ring. Chessboxing bouts will feature special guest boxers competing for charity, and a surprise referee or two! A mural garden will line the street, curated by Think Tank Gallery and Superchief Gallery, featuring vans and box trucks up to 16 feet covered in murals by world renowned artists. They will additionally host installation artists and pop-ups inside the vehicles, on view for guests to enjoy and even take home with them, with a custom-built prints boutique selling works from international and local artists. Artists include Sheryo and The Yok, Steiner, Luke Pelletier, Teddy Kelly, and more!
A Silent Disco Party will unfold for participants to the north of the Ferris Wheel in the festival area between 4th and 5th streets through a special HUSHconcerts headphone interface between, offering a unique way to experience live music. Guests wear wireless headphones and enjoy an individualized, high energy musical performance with crisp, clear sound regardless of their position in the audience. The Silent Disco Party will feature music by DJ Spumoni, Winner, DJ Oscure, Noncoding, LVNGRM, and Morillo.
Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR) host a mobile visitor’s
center, showing the “Los Angeles River VR Experience” - the first
Virtual Reality documentary of its kind, taking you on a journey down
the L.A. River using virtual reality technology for a “really there”
experience never before possible.
Experience the story of river, from the mountains to the ocean, from
past to the present, and into the future. Along the journey, the Los
Angeles River comes to life through personal stories, history, facts
about the river and visions of its future, blending virtual reality
photography and computer graphics visualization.
As a special treat, attendees can also virtually travel back in time,
experiencing VR footage from last year’s Night On Broadway never
publicly shown before! Experience the grand theatres, chessboxing, and
join the crowds on Broadway in VR!
Hosted by Friends Of The Los Angeles River, Pacific VR and the Topanga
Film Institute Innovation Lab. VR film by Camilla Andersson and Anders
Hjemdahl at Pacific VR in cooperation with Lightsail VR.
Founded in 1986, FoLAR is a non-profit organization that has pioneered
protecting and restoring the natural and historic heritage of the Los
Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning,
education and wise stewardship.
Produced by Pacific Virtual Reality, the Los Angeles River VR
Experience is part of the Topanga Film Institute’s Innovation Lab
Impact Program. The Topanga Film Institute is a non-profit
organization that is dedicated to exploring the intersection of
storytelling, innovation and technology.
At 4th Street, and LGBT Zone will be anchored by One Archives presenting an LGBT history exhibit; the Boyle Heights LGBT Center, Homo Riot, and Broadway’s own Precinct bar will also be on hand.
A 5-story Ferris Wheel will be placed in the festival area at 5th Street, overlooking the Downtown L.A. skyline and historic Broadway corridor. This perch above Broadway will allow a birds-eye view of Downtown while adding to the nighttime neon ambiance the street that has made the street famous.
Rides are $5 per person, with children 6 and under free with a paying adult.
A complimentary bike valet will be coordinated at 5th Street in the festival area by the L.A. Bicycle Coalition with DTLA Bikes.
Chessboxing will make its encore Night on Broadway appearance in a special outdoor ring provided by Jarritos.
Chessboxing bouts will feature special guest boxers competing for charity, and a surprise referee or two!More info
The Kid’s Zone, presented by STAR Education, will be feature entertaining, interactive, and educational S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) exploration for kids of all ages and their parents too! Kid’s Zone attendees will enjoy musical performances by talented young rockers in their very own bands, autograph signings by special celebrity guests, face painting, karaoke, a giant peg light board, robot games, student-made artwork, and exotic wildlife rescued by the STAR Eco Station. The Kid’s Zone will also feature a special area dedicated to toddlers and preschoolers consisting of blow-up obstacle courses, beach ball fun, creative art making, and more!
Our very own "Charlie Chaplin" will be strolling the festival in celebration of Broadway's legacy as the birthplace of vaudeville and entertainment. If you are taking part in our photo contest on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, be sure to snap your best shot of Charlie for a chance at a special prize!
Jeffrey Weissman has over 50 films, 100 stage shows and dozens of television roles under his belt. He plays George McFly in 'Back to the Future II & III'. He co-stars with Clint Eastwood in 'Pale Rider' and John Lithgow in 'Twilight Zone the Movie'. On television, he's many guest star roles: 'Saved By The Bell', 'Diagnosis Murder', 'Scarecrow & Mrs King', 'Dallas', 'Max Headroom' and a host of other shows and commercials. Jeffrey has been playing Mark Twain, Charlie Chaplin, Groucho Marx, Stan Laurel & Larry Fine around the world on film, TV, stage and special events.
For booking: (323) 397-0533More info
In the festival area between 5th & 6th, the kid in all of us will be enthralled by Two Bit Circus, back for 2016 by popular demand. Presenting a space where interactive engineering intersects with technology and spectacle, Two Bit Circus blurs the line between physical and digital playgrounds by utilizing robotics, lasers, arcade games, and wearable technology fashion show. By presenting art and science as interactive and fun, they create a gateway that inspires, engages, and reinvents the way that people of all ages play and learn.
The Million Dollar Theatre (1918) will feature “The Million Dollar Cabaret” directed by Arya Davachi, featuring burlesque dancers, flappers, and swing bands including Phat Cat Swinger, Lost Angels DTLA, Miss Tosh, Diamondback Annie, and, returning from last year, Burgundy Bells.
It was a warm California night in August of 2002 when founding members, Marco Palos & Will Pattinson teamed up to create and refine a sound that had gone missing from the airwaves. Booming toms, jumpin’ rhythms and a powerful horn section blended with the sweet vocals of their crooner, Douglas Roegiers, were all the perfect ingredients for this creation. It became known as, “Phat Cat Swinger,” a 10-piece West Coast big band that specializes in high-energy music with a vintage touch!
Phat Cat Swinger has toured the U.S., headlined festivals, and crossed overseas to Europe. They have performed at the world-famous Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills and billed with acts: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Royal Crown Revue, Poncho Sanchez, and Doo-wop legends: The Coasters.
Hollywood loves Phat Cat Swinger and has even featured them in videos with Christina Aguilera (Candyman), The Jonas Brothers (Love Bug) and Irish rock band, Snow Patrol (In The End). They were even selected among California's best big bands by JJ Abrams to perform for his company, Bad Robot Productions, over the holidays.
The band's ingenious selection of songs range from Sinatra to The Black Keys. There are no lines drawn here. But no matter what the band plays, you’ll be smiling and laughing all night long. Grab a seat, order a drink, and enjoy the ride.
Phat Cat Swinger is a group you can't afford to miss!
Find both of their albums,
"Phat Cat Swinger" & "Swing In Evolution"
available worldwide in digital format! Get it today on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and more!
Anna Bells and Vanessa Burgundy are considered pioneers of the neo-burlesque revival and had over 10 years of experience as individual performers before deciding to join forces becoming Burgundy Bells. They have performed in countless shows including The Miss Exotic World Pageant, The Burlesque Hall of Fame, The All-Stars of Tease, Tease-O-Rama, Tiki Oasis and The Hollywood Burlesque Festival as well as appearing in films, tv shows, music videos, documentaries, books, magazines, art shows and more! Anna and Vanessa are also accomplished burlesque producers with shows at The Dragonfly, The Derby, The Knitting Factory, The Garage and El Cid among their credits. They are thrilled to be returning to Night on Broadway where they previously performed at The Palace Theater.
Lost Angels DTLA is a full immersive, interactive speakeasy and art salon where dark fashion as well as performance art collide with fantasy for a unique nightlife experience.
Born out of the frustrated desires of a former Hollywood actress turned deviant, Victoria Lane, Lost Angels is the culmination of years of traditional storytelling, historical/haute fashion, performing arts, activism and underground nightlife taken to the limitless but deliciously unpredictable realm of audience interaction. Sensual, dangerous, adult yet an entirely safe haven for the deepest creative urges, Lost Angels defies definition yet feels strangely like home to the inner child inside everyone longing to let go and play or just dress up as the most fantastical version of themselves for people who will truly appreciate the unique expression.
For Bringing Back Broadway, the company has created interactive experiences throughout the theater featuring Magician Georges-Roberts, gorgeous showgirls and a mini art salon produced by Heidi Calvert. They will also do a rare traditional performance within the Million Dollar Cabaret.
The Lost Angels Company includes Elle L Fauntleroy, Eric Malcolm Schreeck, Miss Miranda, Michael John Simpson and Writer/Producer Victoria Lane.More info
Burlesque dancer Diamondback Annie is known for her stadium rock-inspired production shows. Her acts are characterized by special effects like wind machines and confetti cannons, and innovative props like scratch n sniff cards, and custom-designed flame-throwing violins. Her wide-ranging themes reference iconic figures from popular culture past and present like Elvis; Luke Skywalker; and hapless Evil Dead hero Ash Williams. Diamondback’s act for this year’s Night on Broadway pays tribute to the noir Los Angeles of Raymond Chandler.More info
Miss Tosh grew up in Venice Beach, California in what she likes to describe as a seaside sideshow atmosphere that nurtured her creative fantasies. Tosh grew up idolizing cabaret legends of the past such as Marlene Dietrich, Josephine Baker, and Sally Rand. Miss Tosh then transformed her self from an average California beach girl into a glamour girl like those she admired. Miss Tosh’s lifestyle transformation is rooted in bringing back elegance, sophistication, and celebrating eccentric glamour.
Miss Tosh is a performance artist who combines her love for The Golden Era of Cinema with her love for fashion. Her performances challenge tropes of femininity and notions of the erotic, while always leaving the audience dazzled, dazed and wanting more.
Miss Tosh grew up as a dancer trained by the legendary Debbie Allen, becoming fluent in fifteen styles of dance ranging from ballet to tribal. In 2009 Miss Tosh relocated to Chicago receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the world-renowned fashion department of the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois.
Tosh’s fashion collections are notorious for pushing the boundaries and limitations of what is to be expected. Her sophisticated use of technology, couture construction and her whimsical style takes audiences on a journey into fantasy and spectacle.
Tosh opened her first SAIC runway show with a sponsorship from Swarovski Crystals. Her piece was the only sound and motion sensitive garment Chicago’s SAIC runway has ever experienced. Tosh is also the first student to showcase a collection for a senior age group, sending “Gmama’s” dancing down the runway during SAIC’s 80th anniversary fashion show.
The Chicago Sun Times describes Tosh’s work as “Inspired designs and dazzling garments.” In her collections you can expect Swarovski encrusted head wear, amongst digitally designed fabrics, tailored suits and bias cut gowns. She works in an atelier setting, collaborating with clients in order to create one of a kind garments. Tosh has created work for Celebrity stylist Laura Duncan, Burlesque Star Catherine D’Lish, Far East Movement, Riff Raff, Drag Icon Sissy Spastik, and The Oscar Night of 100 Stars. Maybelline New York, Ulta, Vogue Italia, Sorbet Magazine, MTV and Swarovski Crystals have featured Tosh’s work.
In addition to her career as a fashion designer, Tosh is a self-styled fashion muse' featured in the nations top best-dressed lists. Miss Tosh is celebrated amongst publications such as New York Times, New York Fashion Decode, Nylon Magazine, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Street Style, Chicago Looks, Culture Coquette, New City Chicago, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader, LA Weekly, Korean Style Magazine Cracker Your Wardrobe, and The Wall Street Journal.More info
The Lucent Dossier Experience will capture audiences at the Los Angeles Theatre (1931.) Their other-worldly performance art features theatrical dance, unique aerial arts, and ancient futuristic creatures - a transformative experience where brilliance and insanity fuse together.More info
Sculptor / installation artist Scott Hove, known for his work with Banksy on Dismaland, will stage a spectacular exhibit in the dramatic L.A. Theatre ballroom. “Slow Disco” is a dreamy and ethereal light experience resembling a disco, but on a very slow speed. Meditative yet uplifting, the feeling it evokes will make you forget everything but the immediate sensation of flying underwater.More info
NewFilmmakers LA will present a program of short films made by L.A. filmmakers about Los Angeles. The shorts fest is sponsored by SAG/AFTRA and Film LA.
NewFilmmakers LA (NFMLA) is a non-profit organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events. NFMLA provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition and representation.More info
The Clouds Below began as an inspired idea by Malcolm Guess and Benjamin Jones. While working on remixes for their band Kaura, whom Ben and Malcolm founded and perform with; they accumulated a number of songs that they felt deserved to become it's own entity. Having both been fans of electronic music for a long time and having always talked about the idea of working together on an electronic project...The Clouds Below was born. Mixing styles of Glitch Hop, Rock, Bass and Downtempo; The Clouds Below released their first 5 song EP "Phosphene" in the summer of 2013. Following "Phonespene" they released several electronic remixes for artists including Purity Ring, The XX, Com Truise and Jose Gonzalez. Continuing to evolve their sound, in the fall of 2015 they released their second official EP "Indian Summer", exploring their pop sensibilities and original vocals by Malcolm Guess. While in and out of the studio during the recording of both EPs they continued perform live, bringing their music and musicianship to the stage with an engaging visual performance accompanied by an impressive light show designed by the band members themselves.
Flipz Entertainment will be Lighting up the stage along side “The Clouds Below”, as they collaborate with an amazing/mind blowing performance incorporating - sound, lighting & movement at the "Night On Broadway 2016” Trust me you don’t wanna miss this EPIC collaboration! Choreographed & Coordinated by Ivan “Flipz” Velez / Dancers: FeenX, MisLee, Nova, JayDillaMore info
Patrick McPheron’s sci-fi photographic experience INVASION will captivate audiences downstairs, depicting a retro-futuristic society inhabited by beautiful humans, diabolical masterminds and alien life forms both organic and synthetic.
Inspired by the sci-fi films and TV shows of the 1950s and 1960s, INVASION picks up where storytellers like Ray Bradbury left off and jettisons us to a retro-futuristic society inhabited by beautiful humans, diabolical masterminds and alien life forms both organic and synthetic. At the end of the day, INVASION is a classic tale of survival… it’s just told through big wigs, outrageous villains and technicolor sets.More info
A Rock and Roll Puppet Show starring Blue G, an Alien Dragon-Dog, and the Corpse of Benjamin Franklin. Cringe as they investigate conspiracies and answer the great mysteries of reality with humor and shock! This is The Blue Truth.
BAKED is an evening of Music and Comedy that is hosted by Brendon
Small (Metalocalypse, Dethklok, Home Movies) and Steve Agee (The Sarah
Silverman Program, New Girl, Adventure Time) and an incredibly
talented band including Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa, Mike Keneally
Band) Pete Griffin (Zappa Plays Zappa, Dethklok) and Mike Keneally
(Mike Keneally Band). The show consists of comics doing some stand up
and then singing a song or playing an instrument of their choosing
with the band.
Reggie Watts is an internationally renowned vocal artist/ beatboxer/ musician/ comedian who wows audiences with his live performances which are 100% improvised. Using his formidable voice, looping pedals, and his vast imagination, Reggie blends and blurs the lines between music and comedy. No two performances are the same and to that end, ”genius” is the word most often used to describe Reggie Watts. LA Weekly crowned him ”the most wildly inventive new talent of the past five years” while New York Magazine hailed Reggie as “Spectacularly original,” Rolling Stone featured him as “Hot Comedian,” SPIN named him as “Best New Comedian” and the LA Times praised Reggie is “a superstar.”
As a solo performer, Reggie was handpicked by Conan O’Brien to open nightly on Conan’s sold out North American “Prohibited From Being Funny on Television” tour. Reggie released his debut comedy cd/dvd ‘Why $#!+ So Crazy?’ on Comedy Central Records in May 2010 and it was made available on Netflix June 2013. At the invitation of Jack White, Reggie recorded ‘Reggie Watts Live at Third Man Records,’ now available in limited edition vinyl. Reggie has performed sold out headlining tours in the US and Europe, performed sets at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Bumbershoot and more. At the prestigious TED Conference he received a standing ovation. He recorded his facinatingly sublime original score to the Ridley Scott film “Legend” to a sold out house at SF Sketchfest and made the soundtrack available for free download online. ‘Reggie Watts: A Live At Central Park’ is out on cd/dvd via Comedy Central Records. He is a founding member of JASH.com which launched Spring 2013 with fellow founders Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman and Tim and Eric. Many of his original videos have gone viral.
As a musician, Reggie can be seen as musical co-hort in the IFC series “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and in his many “Reggie Makes Music” videos. He joined LCD Soundsystem as guest onstage at the final NY shows and he appears in the documentary “Shut Up And Play The Hits.” Reggie also sang on Regina Spektor’s "Dance Anthem of the 80s" and toured Europe with her, toured the US with DEVO, was featured in Hot Chip’s “Night and Day” video and recorded an original session for the Daytrotter series. As the frontman for Seattle rock outfit Maktub, Reggie and his band released five albums. Reggie composed original music for “Louie” on FX and performed the theme song for “Comedy Bang! Bang!”
On screen, Reggie co-stars in the IFC series “Comedy Bang! Bang!” His special "Reggie Watts: A Live At Central Park" aired on Comedy Central in May 2012. He also has appeared multiple times on Conan, and on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s Stand-Up New York, HBO’s The Yes Men Save The World, IFC, Comedy Central’s Michael and Michael Have Issues, UK’s "Funny Or Die," and PBS’ Electric Company. Spring of 2015, Reggie Watts will be taking on the role of bandleader on CBS’ Late Late Show with James Corden, premiering March 23, 2015.More info
One cold, winter night group of friends from London, England accidentally invented a new, more aggressive style of bingo. They called it Rebel Bingo. It’s not bingo like old people play. It’s different. It’s intense. It makes you feel stuff.
Rebel Bingo took on a life of it’s own and they followed wherever it led them. It’s taken them across the world. Wherever people want to play Rebel Bingo, they go. Some members of the old school bingo community don’t approve. They don’t like Rebel Bingo’s fresh new style. They don’t like change. They want it to stop, but it's out of control.
If you like rooting for the underdog, letting go of the status quo, and embracing the future, come play Rebel Bingo at Night On Broadway 2016. Don’t bring Grandma.More info
The Orpheum Theatre (1926) will feature performing arts troupe Zen Arts featuring the No Vacancy Orchestra. Swing dance, cabaret, glitz and glamour, “The Last Night” will transport you into the thick, roaring atmosphere of the closing night of a Vaudeville show!More info
The NOH8 campaign offers an open photo shoot opportunity (additional fee) in the north hall, as part of a worldwide to effort to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths with “NOH8” painted on one cheek in protest, symbolizing their voices being silenced by the notorious Prop 8. The campaign has grown to over 55,000 faces, with portraits of Californians from all walks of life, politicians, military personnel, law enforcement, artists, celebrities and more from across the globe to promote love, acceptance, and respect for all human beings.More info
LA-based post punk rockers.
Bass- Jamie Atkinson
Psychedelic Cumbia Punks, Thee Commons from East Los Angeles have established a mark on the LA scene with a new vivacious and infectious style of music. Featuring “Los Hermanos Pacheco” and a series of rotating bassist, Thee Commons have self-released a 7inch and 10 inch vinyl, a 20 song LP CD, and a cassette release earlier this year via Burger Records. Opening up for acts such as Chicano Batman, Las Cafeteras, Bomba Estereo and unofficially for the Pixies via an impromptu “guerilla” style show on the streets, Thee Commons have won over hundreds of fans with their new style of music. Bridging the gap between a Latino demographic with their Cumbia sound and a semi “mainstream” Psychedelic Punk sound, Thee Commons have created a formula that makes their presence a force to be reckoned with. Playing at local venues such as The Echoplex, The Regent Theater, Orange County Observatory, Thee Commons have also toured through California, Arizona, and Tijuana, Mexico. Furthermore, Thee Commons hard work ethics and D.I.T. (do it together) attitude resulted in their 2015 compilation release “Rock is Dead: Long Live Paper and Scissors”; an 8 volume series of EP’s and Singles released monthly throughout 2014. While the previous year was one of prolific music making, the band continues to work hard and have played over a 100 shows thus far. Creating and perfecting an exhilarating live show while simultaneously spreading the gospel that is Psychedelic Cumbia Punk, the future looks bright for these young and determined "chunsters" as 2016 will see another 7inch release and a new repertoire of songs.
"Thee Commons is one more bit of evidence of Latino L.A.’s further dominance in the independent music scene. Sure, you can reminisce all you want about the days of Mika Miko and Moving Units (they were definitely fun!) but, that was then and this is now. Besides, L.A.’s Latino scene has a couple of Grammy winners to boast of if you‘re into keeping track of that type of silverware.
What separates Thee Commons from their local brethren (Quetzal, Las Cafeteras, La Chamba, etc.) is their focus on that old-school rock & roll sound a la Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. There are flashes of cumbia chicha here and there reminiscent of Los Mirlos and Los Orientales De Paramonga as well.
“Rabbit And Rattles” is one of the tracks off their upcoming Sunburn at Midnight vinyl EP. The band’s style sounds like it belongs on vinyl. It’s super retro and I was surprised that a fight between sailors and greasers didn’t break out after I listened to it."
LA–based alternative Latin dance collective
James Fauntleroy is a Grammy-Award winning singer, songwriter and record producer best known for writing songs for major artists such as Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and others. In 2014, Fauntleroy won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for co-writing "Pusher Love Girl", for Justin Timberlake's album, The 20/20 Experience. James shares his original music with Night on Broadway audiences in this exclusive engagement.
Multiple artists from Mad Decent, an L.A. Record label founded by Diplo will perform with special guests to highlight this segment of the evening's roster.
L.A. designer fashion showcase, market and exhibition including Zanerobe, Skingraft, Drifter, The Squad, YRU, Dimepiece and others.