If you were an attendee of the short lived El Sereno Farmer's Market on Maycrest Avenue in 2010, there's a good chance you've already seen the band Live Transmission. And I'm sure, like me, you became a fan of them instantly. The rock cover band, made up of three boys from El Sereno, attend Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet in
Highland Park & Renaissance Art Academy in Eagle Rock. Izaac (age 9, plays bass and vocals), Carlo (age 11,
plays guitar and vocals) and Xion (age 11, plays drums) are related to the owner of the Mazatlan T heater on
Since the 1970's the theater's interior has been transformed into a rental hall
that is available to the public. It includes a full stage, bathroom and
kitchen facilities. Like most local businesses coming into the postrecession
era, the Mazatlan struggles to stay alive. Live Transmission
came up with the idea to have a fundraiser in the form of a music
festival to draw attention to the Mazatlan's availability to the
community. A “ call for band submissions ” was posted on
Facebook and within a few weeks a full night of music was
Live Transmission, I Regret Nothing, Decision Incision, We
The People, Coastline Apparition, Xochipilli, The Joysticks
and L.A. music industry veterans, MX Machine, started
drawing in the crowds as early as 7pm for this all ages
event. The lineup of bands was diverse in music styles but
equally good in skill and talent; an unbelievable deal for
$5. The sound stage was also preset with amplifiers so
that very little time was spent in between acts loading in
and out the extra sound gear.
Live Transmission decorated the hall's walls with posters
and showcased art installations including giant Day of the
Dead Paper Mache pieces. The stage beamed with disco lights
and a photo shoot area was set up and available for attendees to
expose their favorite poses. A refreshment stand served drinks and
snacks for a donation. The team behind Live Transmission did a great
job at showing off the hall's potential for art events, musical performances,
weddings, community gatherings, workshops, seminars or any other group
gathering you can think of. The possibilities are truly endless.
Contact Iris De Anda for further information on Mazatlan Hall and the services they
provide at 323.791.2537 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Become friends on
their Facebook page: Mazatlan Hall.
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