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Origami Vinyl and Ace Hotel kick off new club series

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Gaslamp Killer is one of many residents at the Ace Hotel’s new club night The Times
(Christina House / For The Times)

In just a few months, the new Ace Hotel has quickly ingratiated itself into the music and nightlife routines of downtown locals and the Coachella jet-set-adjacent.

Now they’ve got a new Friday night music series to make those lines for the elevator even longer. 

The Times is a new rotating DJ series (with, we must add, an exquisite name that we heartily endorse) put together by Origami Vinyl’s Neil Schield. The all-vinyl series corrals eight musicians and indie scene mavens in rotating pairings every Friday night.

The revolving guests are an impressive lot: neo-soul revivalist Nick Waterhouse, Brian Shimkovitz from the essential Awesome Tapes From Africa blog, Low End Theory staple Gaslamp Killer and Dublab’s Mark “Frosty” McNeill, among many others.

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It’s free and runs from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. in the upstairs bar. All eight will stop by tonight, so expect a sprawling mix of crackling soul, Afro-beat freakouts and mind-bending beat music, and try not to fall in the pool. 

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