KCRW + Union = Fun

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Anthony Valadez and a young fan by Neftalie Williams
Anthony Valadez and a young fan by Neftalie Williams

This past Sunday, KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez and Liza Richardson provided the sounds at Union‘s daytime jump off to celebrate the new Jack Purcell X Mackintosh collaboration. If that sounds foreign to you, you must not be a sneaker collector.

See, sneaker collectors are a serious bunch. They will show up before dawn and line up around the block to get some exclusive kicks.

Being a music fan requires a similar dedication, so we think these two go hand in hand. Like peanut butter and jelly. Or like Converse and Best Coast.

converse by Anthony Valadez
Photo by Anthony Valadez

Union is one of the coolest shops on La Brea and we were thrilled to be part of the party (there was also free food and dominoes in the Cali sun).

Check out more photos from KCRW’s resident sneaker obsessive Anthony here and from Neftalie Williams below.

Liza on the decks by Neftalie Williams
Liza on the decks by Neftalie Williams
Playing dominoes by Neftalie Williams
festive crowd by Neftalie Williams
playing dominoes by Neftalie Williams
playing dominoes by Neftalie Williams
lovely ladies by Neftalie Williams
lovely ladies by Neftalie Williams
afternoon fun in the sun by Neftalie Williams
afternoon fun in the sun by Neftalie Williams
by Neftalie Williams
by Neftalie Williams
Anthony in the zone by Neftalie Williams
Anthony in the zone by Neftalie Williams
a peak into Anthony's personal shoe collection - there are many more
a peak into Anthony's personal shoe collection - there are many more