Since its inception in 2006, the weekly Lincoln Heights – based Low End Theory party has been a mecca for fans and a launch pad for performers of experimental instrumental hip-hop (sometimes called “beat music”). Founded by Alpha Pup's Daddy Kev, Low End Theory was inspired by the weekly 2003 parking-lot gathering known as Sketchbook. Hosted by rotating resident DJs Gaslamp Killer, Nobody, D-Styles and Nocando, Low End Theory is held quarterly in Japan and at random throughout Europe and Northern California. Headlining this year's inaugural Low End Theory Festival are turntablism pioneers Invisibl Skratch Piklz, performing together for the first time in more than a decade; Odd Future's The Internet; Baths; Ras G; and legendary Detroit DJ and dot connector House Shoes, among others. Also Sunday, June 15.

June 14-15, 4 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 06/15/14)

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