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Saturday July 28, 8:30PM - Midnight
Carlos will be performing solo doing his original songs
( which have been covered by The Blasters and Los Lobos )
HPK (Highland Park Kitchen)
5137 York Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90042


Sunday, July 29, 9:00 PM
The Carlos Guitarlos Band
The Liquid Kitty
11780 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 (one block east of Bundy)(free/21 & over)



With: Ron Felton, drums (Ron has played with/for: The Dennis Herrera Blues Band, L.A. Jones and Adrianna Maria, Mr. Conrad and the Excellos, Los Fabulouos )

Mike Hightower, P-bass (Mike has played with/for: Sting, Ray Manzarek, Robby Keiger, John Legend, June Pointer, Mary J. Bildge Bonnie Pointer, Lester Bulter & 13

And Carlos Guitarlos, (Carlos has played with/for: Marcy Levy, Jim Keltner, Tom Waits, Los Lobos, The Blasters, Maria McKee, John Densmore, John Doe, Dave Alvin, Top Jimmy, Gil T., Steve Berlin, Steve Nieve, Jeff Ross)


"The Ballad of Carlos Guitarlos"  Los Angeles Times, April 3, 2003


Video:  Carlos Guitarlos Solo "Rambling On My Mind" 

Video: Carlos Guitarlos Band @ Liquid Kitty "Central Avenue Stomp"

Video: Carlos Guitarlos Band @ Liquid Kitty "Heartbreaker"

Video:  Carlos Guitarlos Solo "Luckiest Unlucky Man"

Video: Carlos Guitarlos @ Down Home Music "Damn Atchafalaya"


Jonny Whitesidae says:

"They don’t call him Guitarlos for nothing—the cat wields his ax with flabbergasting skill, a mix of sophisticated technique and sheer musicality that allows him to employ a long-range artistic reach spanning a spectrum of impressive breadth, depth and height. Technically, Guitarlos is unrivaled—he’s capable of playing melody, an intricate bass line and beating out hot percussion all at once, creating a full-blown sound that positively dazzles. With a bottomless repertoire that demonstrates an intimate knowledge of almost every vernacular American music form, he also delivers it in a wildly idiosyncratic fashion that is as undeniably authentic as the hard-knock life he’s led.

Famed for his early 80s stint with legendary blues-shockers Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs, a Los Angeles club phenomenon whose tore-down sound easily matched punk rock’s primitive kick (the band was immortalized in Van Halen’s unabashed tribute “Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs”). Carlos too became something of a legend—an impudent, unpredictable character as rowdy and volatile as one of his thunderous solos (and one of his most famous fuck ups was refusing to let David Lee Roth cover one of his songs). By the late 90′s, he hit bottom as an indigent street singer and nearly died from congestive heart failure, but the unstoppable drive of this raggedy genius prevailed; he eventually returned to form and kicked everyone in the pants with his outstanding 2003 album Straight from the Heart. Carlos’ current CD, Hell Can Wait, is just as high-voltage, and when he hits the bandstand tonight, watch out. (Jonny Whiteside)"


Five CDS currently are available from this rockin'/roots/Americana singer/songwriter/guitarist

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART - 2003 * Page 1, Column 1 of L.A.Times, April 30, 2003 Carlos Guitarlos With Mike Watt, John Doe, Dave Alvin

HELL CAN WAIT - 2005 * Carlos Guitarlos With Marcy Levy, David Hidalgo, Gene Taylor

HANDSOME WOLF - LIVE - 2009 * Recorded live @ Winslow Court Studio mixed by Mark Linett, @ "YourPlaceOrMine", Glendale, CA Mike Hightower, P-Bass, Joey Morales, Drums

SING AN HONEST SONG-- ACOUSTIC 2009 * Mark Doten, Upright Bass, Carlos Guitarlos, Acoustic Guitars, Vocals

THE INNOCENT REMAINS --ACOUSTIC- 2010 * with EB-3L Gibson Electric Bass otherwise all acoustic with Carlos Guitarlos on all instruments and vocals




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Melissa Zavala
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CJ: You've changed your profile picture. I'm going to have to listen/watch those Carlos Guitarlos videos.

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Cheryl Johnson
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Melissa ... I figured I'd make it match my facebook avatar... :-)

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