Who Is ATM?
ATM is a group of house musically inclined DJ’s, promoters, producers, friends, dancers and fans. ATM is all of you.
Eric Grove of ATM has hosted parties in his backyard since the days of yesteryear. I still remember our first kegger in the front yard back in the 1990’s. We didn’t have the internet to alert people of the upcoming party. We used payphones and sent messages to beepers. We all knew each other, we were all good friends. There was no house music, just BBQ and beer. Actually Eric would put his CD player on random so it was mostly good rap music. We couldn’t even go anywhere near the backyard because of the mean dog and the weeds taller than me(I’m 6’5). I grew up in this yard, watched the whole transformation from 2nd grade until now.
Fast forward 20 years and Eric has taken over his once mothers house and personally transformed the desolate baron scary backyard into a musical paradise nestled in Oakland’s Dimond District off of Fruitvale Ave.
He laid all of those bricks, the grass and planted the trees to bring to you not a venue, but an invitation into his personal space on rare occasions for parties such as the annual Backyard Boogie.
I myself personally prefer the keggers days where people socialized without the loud music and everyone knew everyone and if they didn’t they were introduced. But alas it has bursted into a giant Las Vegas style day club and people are loving it. A lot of hard work has gone into it.
There is more to ATM than a few backyard parties though. Eric and crew are busy putting together other events such as Oaktoberfest and Deeper Side Of Soul, so be sure to subscribe to our blog and stay tuned to the page below as it will be updated.
You know your work is influencing Oakland when Mayor Jean Quan shows up to your house party to gather voters support!
About the Music Presents:
Deeper Side Of Soul
ATM brings you the popular ongoing party Select Saturdays with rotating resident djs: Kincaid, Eric Groove, & Dj CPJ + many very special guests!
Musical flavors include Deep/Soulful/Afro & Classic House music for you to get down!
Live painting by various changing artist.
Great drinks and food by La Estrellita.
Live Percussionist. Nothing like the beat of the drum to get you moving.
When? Saturday April 5th ~ 9pm-2am
Where? La Estrellita Cafe – 446 East 12th Street, Oakland, Ca
Cost? Free! Just bring Good Vibes… FREE Before 1030pm/ Only $5 after!
This is a clean intimate spot with a hardwood dance floor, full restaurant and full bar!
The kitchen and restaurant part of La Estrellita does close at 11pm so if you want to eat from the full menu you do have to come out early. But the bar stays open till 2am.