Fall In Love Tour: Finn Gruva

Fall In Love Tour: Finn Gruva

Tess So Original, Josh WaWa, Dj LuceScrewz, DJ 671

Fri, November 30, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 1:30 am)

$20-$25

This event is 21 and over

Finn Gruva
Finn Gruva
Tess So Original
Tess So Original
Josh WaWa
Josh WaWa
Dj LuceScrewz
Dj LuceScrewz
Grew up in the inner city of South Seattle where music kept me out of trouble and drowned out the noise. Was able to manipulate music at an early age with cassette tapes and make mix tapes straight from the radio station. Probably where I obtained my quick reflexes when I would stop recording right before the Radio DJ started talking or when it went to commercial.
Later on in my teenage years, I would attend after school programs like Late Night on Fridays located at South Shore middle school. They taught free DJ classes and my first instructor was DJ Vanzai who currently resides in Texas. I grew up on hip hop, middle school classmates are now world class break dancers (Massive Monkeys), witnessed and been through the violence/traumatic experiences people would only hear about in rap songs. I channeled all my life’s frustrations through the music. Recite rap lyrics with passion, write poetry expressing emotions with precision, and always presented the perfect Hip-Hop/RnB song at the time to peers as if it were my own.
After we had gone through the phase of stealing CD’s/Cassette tapes from Sam Goody, I was the perfect Napster/Limewire/BearShare DJ. Saved my lunch money to buy the $10 mixtape CD’s from the East Coast. Just because it came straight from the source before it hit Napster. I just had a reputation to upkeep with having the latest songs before it hit the radio.

Years later the streets caught up with me and it wasn’t pretty. Distracted from the music and was more into the streets. I was kicked out of Rainier Beach high school and was sent to American Samoa to finish up high school. It was most definitely a blessing in disguise. It really changed my whole life. Did 3 years in American Samoa and I was able to focus on my writing a lot more. I was a finalist in an island-wide writing competition but missed the final day to compete, so I don’t know how I would’ve finished. My instructors were Miss Shevon Matai (RIP) and Samoan Novelist, Poet, and Painter Ms. Sia Figiel. It really opened up my mind to the lyrics of songs so I started to appreciate the literature of music.
Graduating High School I joined the Marines right after. Boot Camp/Basic Training was no joke but music got me through it. I was finally able to buy my own things and if there was a way to take music with me everywhere I went, I had to have it. Spent a lot of time at the clubs and I wasn’t too much into the atmosphere of being VIP (not until later) at a club, but being behind the turntables and moving the crowd.
When I finished my time in the Marines in Hawaii I moved back to Washington with a lovely wife and a son. Felt so good to be surrounded by the family I grew up with. Growing up I didn’t appreciate the family gatherings, especially the family nights and luaus. But now that we’re all grown, we feel like it doesn't happen enough. So getting back into the gist of family gatherings I would always provide the music. Laptop, home stereo, DJ software, and a mouse. Started to take it more seriously when I bought my first iMac and DJ controller. Then things really started to change...
I started off with family nights, then my very first concert in Tacoma. My very first paid gig I did a birthday party. After that, it was a wrap. I was everyone’s go to DJ. When business was slow, we rented out halls and did our own events and I would be the DJ. Once that wasn’t big enough we flew down artists to perform.
DJ 671
DJ 671
Venue Information:
Jazzbones
2803 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA, 98406
http://www.jazzbones.com/