We had the good fortune of connecting with Geneva May & Kev Luu Mid City Flannel and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Geneva May & Kev Luu, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
We started our band, Mid City Flannel, in Mid City, Los Angeles in 2019. We decided to add “Flannel” due to its universal appeal across multiple music genres and cultures. The “flannel” layer is also symbolic of the layers that can be found in our artistry – whether it’s in the meaning/story, the instrumentation, vocals/harmonies, our purpose & mission, etc.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Representation is important to us. As Asian-American artists, we hope to inspire others through our music and art. As children of immigrant parents, pursuing the arts was not always encouraged due to fear of not having a “stable lifestyle”. However, through passion & commitment, we made it work. Through our story, we hope to be an example for others to pursue their goals and ambitions despite all doubts.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
– Downtown Culver – Cedar Grove
– The Alcove, Home and The Guest House in Los Feliz
– The Huntington Botanical Gardens
– Santa Monica/Venice Beach
– Sticky Rice in Echo Park
– Wienerschnitzel in Mid City – where our band formed :”)
– Karaoke in Koreatown Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Our team! Jayson Ames, Bruno Rios, Jordan Gray, Vince Lopez, Jett Galindo
Ethan Jones Vince Lopez Brooke Squires