First Fridays 2015 Starts This Week With Robert Delong and Tom Vek!

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by Jeremiah Garcia

For the 6th year in a row, KCRW partners with the Natural History Museum for LA’s most unique monthly music series.

Hang with the dinosuars AND see great music?? It’s a win win all around!

The all-ages series kicks off THIS Friday, February 6 with UK artist Tom Vek and Robert Delong, whose star continues to rise since the release of his breakthrough debut in 2013.

KCRW’s own Raul Campos will be holding down the DJ Lounge as the resident DJ alongside special guest Mr Pauer, a pioneer of the Latin electronica sound and a Latin Grammy-Nominated producer and re-mixer.

Anthony Valadez in the DJ Lounge last year by Jon Gordon McKenzie
Anthony Valadez in the DJ Lounge last year by Jon Gordon McKenzie (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

The evening will also feature a pop up performance from Quitapenas, who incorporate traditional Afro-Latin rhythms with modern instruments to create their own interpretation of 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s world dance music.

The just-released lineup for March 6 features local R&B crooner JMSN.

The Detroit-born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has collaborated with everyone from Kendrick Lamar to J. Cole.

Tokyo native StarRo opens the show, with DJ Sabo bringing his Balearic fusion of deep house, tropical bass, techno, Moombahton, Dub, and disco to the DJ Lounge.

Tickets are on sale now!

The festivities begin at 5pm, with curatorial tours and a discussion and the museum doors stay open until 10pm for these special evenings that combine art and smarts.


WHERE: The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is located at 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90007.

TICKETS: General Admission: $18 | Museum Members: Free! (Limited tickets available)

General Admission tickets provide access to all that First Fridays has to offer, including the Museum after-hours, the guided tour, the scientist-led discussion, the DJ lounge, and the Concert Hall. They are all available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please be aware that event capacity is limited and likely to sell out. Purchase your tickets online before the day of the event as only a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

For more information, visit or call (213) 763-DINO. Also email