Fine Time: Yes, More Parties in LA

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The seed for something independent was planted after Kate Stimac and Tahl Klainman noticed a void in their Los Angeles music scene while working alongside the booking and talent buying operations at venues The Echo, Echoplex and The Bootleg Theater. Having bonded at UCLA, the pair left their jobs and decided to go at it alone, starting their own event production outfit, Fine Time LA. The venture was forged on the ideals of bringing emerging and engaging talent to the audiences of LA and helping to fill a hole they encountered in their previous positions. “We started Fine Time, because we had a lot to say, program and create, and no one to trust with that vision but ourselves.” Klainman says.

Founders Kate and Tahl by Matt Draper
Fine Time LA Founders Kate Stimac and Tahl Klainman by Matt Draper

“We opened our company because we didn’t have an outlet to book the type of music we wanted. We have a deep respect for artists and an unspoken connection to our fellow show-goers that share in this passion. So it’s this fans- first idea that drives everything we do at Fine Time.”

Photo by Michael Deepak Melwani
A Fine Time LA event, Photo by Michael Deepak Melwani

Having started small, the duo have spent the last year capitalizing on a hungry base of fans looking for what’s next and bringing it to Los Angeles. The pair are best known for Club Time, a late-night dance-party focusing on the wide sweep of established and emerging electronic music; they’re also bolstering their range to include more diverse shows delving into events like their queer-friendly hip-hop night GAG, or their upcoming take on a jazz night dubbed Round Midnight where the focus is on the genre’s roots.

Miya Folick via Fine Time LA’s Instagram @finetimela

On the horizon, Fine Time has a handful of upcoming events and new partnerships for parties, but most excitingly, the crew will be purchasing, renovating and opening a new concert venue in East LA later in 2016.

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