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SOFI TUKKER + KCRW DJ Valida

Free

June 4, 2016 • 12:30 pm

(All times are in PDT)

ABOUT

Experience a live performance from Sofi Tukker with KCRW DJ VALIDA opening and closing the night in the beautiful One Colorado courtyard, located in the heart of Old Pasadena. Seating is open and limited – feel free to come early and get a drink at the bar. There are plenty of places to eat nearby, so bring a friend and make a night out of it!

LOCATION

One Colorado is a collection of 17 historic buildings housing a curated mix of nationally acclaimed retailers and designers, unique local merchants, inventive restaurants, and a boutique cinema. One Colorado is located in Old Pasadena, between Colorado Boulevard, Union, De Lacey and Fair Oaks. Click here for a map.

One Colorado is the retail centerpiece and favorite casual gathering place for the Pasadena community, with public events hosted year-round in its central courtyard. For more, visit onecolorado.com.

PARKING + PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

The One Colorado parking structure is accessible via Fair Oaks northbound, between Colorado and Union Street; or from Union Street westbound between Raymond and Fair Oaks.  For more information on directions & parking rates, click here.

The local Metro stop is the Pasadena Memorial Park stop on the Gold Line.

SOFI TUKKER

“You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” – Mary Oliver

For New York duo SOFI TUKKER, comprised of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern, these words are not just a guiding life principle, but how they measure the music they create. SOFI TUKKER’s “holy trinity,” as they describe it, is movement, community, and joy. Despite their yin-and-yang dynamic and coming from different worlds, the pair shares a deep-rooted spiritual connection around their music.

The band has just finished their debut EP. The title, “Soft Animals,” is a nod to poet Mary Oliver. Their second track, “Matadora, premiered the first week of 2016 on Apple’s world-spanning Beats 1 radio and cutting-edge NYC music bible the FADER, and topped the Hype Machine Popular chart before the track was even three days old. The EP promises a number of surprises, and shows Sophie and Tucker have created one of the most unique sounds the music community has heard in years – a heady cocktail that blends global instrumentation with modern technology, while sounding anything but machine-made. People have tried to categorize them, but nobody can seem to agree what box to put them in. That suits them just fine.