Dennis (of Long Beachs Good Foot) and Riley have done for L.A. roller disco at Space Is The Place what true funk believer Dam-Funk did for L.A. funkkeep the dream living despite an unforgiving worldand now Down And Derby swoops in with reinforcements and a whole new place to skate. D&D trades heavily and happily on low-budget 70s atmosphere, but packs plenty of modern power through the sound system. At its traditional home, the Echoplex, D&Ders enjoy performances by, say, hip-hop jerkwomen the Pink Dollaz, but this first foray into Pomona will be led by DJs from L.A. net radio collective dublabwho routinely deploy the most perfect music possible for any given situationplus up-and-coming cosmic funk producer SFV Acid and Italo-disco pseudonymer Suzanne Kraft. Skate rental is on site, but you are responsible for your own impressive socks.
Sun., Nov. 22, 6 p.m., 2009