WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS THEM
The only information provided by Meatbodies’ press release states that the Los Angeles born-and-bred band are “heavy, groovy, psychedelic, and headbanging.” Formally known as Chad & The Meatbodies, Chad Ubovich’s music speaks for itself; classic, thrashy garage rock with enough guitar solos to you last you through an entire Sabbath record. As the live guitarist for Mikal Cronin’s band and touring buddies with Ty Segall and Mac DeMarco, Chad and his Meatbodies are building the rock ’n’ roll resume to kick ass on a global scale.

WHEN
August 28th at The Echo w/ Ty Segall

WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS THEM
Broncho have got fuzzed-out, turned-up, house-party-ready garage rock down to a science. With pounding drums and hook-laden melodies, BRONCHO are as equally inspired by Weezer’s slacker power-pop as The Stooges’ off-the-wall energy. Hailing from Tulsa, OK, Broncho’s Burger Records-ready sound have made them a major favorite for rock ’n’ roll fanatics everywhere.

WHEN
August 27th at The Echo

WHAT HE SOUNDS LIKE

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT
How To Dress Well’s Tom Krell has at the forefront of the perpetually blog-dominating wave of indie R&B since his 2010 debut, and continues to push his intensely meditative, sonically dense balladry in exciting directions with the 2014 release of What is this Heart? Armed with the voice of the saddest angel in heaven and inspiration from the likes of TLC and Aaliyah, Krell is a modern pop songsmith whose new live band is sure to bring cuts from his three stellar albums to new heights.

WHEN
August 22nd at Echoplex

#EchoParkRising final lineup is here :)

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#EchoParkRising final lineup is here :)

Reblog for a chance at VIP tickets!

WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS THEM
After releasing the single “Dreaming” off of their debut EP, Smallpools was instantly on the map. The EP was a synth-y indie pop jammer that you could dance to and since along with and led to their music being featured in a number of TV and media spots. Right on the heels of Lollapalooza, they are playing at the Peterson Automotive Museum and getting ready to drop their first LP this spring. Their show is guaranteed to be a blast and their catchy beats and choruses are bound be stuck in your head long after you leave!

WHEN
Sunday 8/10, at the Peterson Automotive Museum

WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS THEM
BADBADNOTGOOD are a bit of a musical enigma: this instrumental jazz/hip hop outfit comprised of three recent jazz school grads are just as keen on tackling a Coltrane number as they are jamming on some Waka Flocka at their high-energy, not-so-typical-for-a-jazz-trio shows. Backing the likes of Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean while finding the time to open for jazz heavyweights like Roy Ayers, BBNG are already are force.
WHEN
Saturday, 8/23 at The Getty

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Anaiah Lei and his older bro Mikaeiah have a garage rawk band that totally rips. And we mean RIPS! The dudes aren’t even old enough to drink (legally) but they’ve already come through The Echo a few times, were featured at SXSW, and have done the whole stadium touring worldwide thing.

They’re good enough for Coachella, and for us, and by that irrefutable logic, so they should be good enough for you (at least to give a whirl).

WHEN
Tuesday August 5th at The Echo w/ The Coathangers

Arca at First Unitarian Church 9/25

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Arca, the avant garde mastermind producer behind Kanye’s Yeezus, along with Total Freedom and artist Jesse Kanda bring a mixed media experience to the First Unitarian Church 9/25. If their work Trauma at NY’s MOMA is any indication of what’s instore, you’re in for a mind blowing audiovisual experience. Tickets on sale Friday August 1st at noon.

WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT
LA newcomers Figs Vision describe their sound as “mystic pop,” borrowing from the infectiousness of Fun. and the larger-than-life slash life-affirming sound that is dominating Modern Rock radio charts as this is being typed. Featuring two kin of Motley Crue co-founder Nikki Sixx, Figs Vision have got the ambition to go very big places.

WHEN
August 5th at The Echo

Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monic Pier with Cayucas and PAPA
July 24, 2014
Photos by Carl Pocket, more photos on Flickr

Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monic Pier with Cayucas and PAPA
July 24, 2014
Photos by Carl Pocket, more photos on Flickr

OK Go at the Echo
July 23, 2014
Photos by Carl Pocket, more photos on Flickr

OK Go at the Echo
July 23, 2014
Photos by Carl Pocket, more photos on Flickr

Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monic Pier with Yuna
July 17, 2014
Photos by Carl Pocket, more photos on Flickr

Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monic Pier with Yuna
July 17, 2014
Photos by Carl Pocket, more photos on Flickr

KCRW Presents Screening with Future Folk
July 1, 2014
Photos by Carl Pocket, more photos on Flickr

KCRW Presents Screening with Future Folk
July 1, 2014
Photos by Carl Pocket, more photos on Flickr

WHAT HE SOUNDS LIKE

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT
Considering his album hasn’t even dropped yet (August 9th via ATO Records FYI), New Orleans native Benjamin Booker is doing pretty damn well for himself; he’s on tour with Jack White and booked for a slew of festival dates including LA’s own FYF. Inspired by The Gun Club, Blind Willie Nelson, and T. Rex, Benjamin Booker is a pressure-cooker of raw talent.
WHEN
August 21st at The Echo
WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT
Nashville’s Diarrhea Planet make the sort of anthemic, rabble-rousing pop-punk that has made them the perfect tour mates for the likes of Titus Andronicus, JEFF The Brotherhood, Screaming Females, and the So So Glos. Hailed by Pitchfork as “the greatest live show on Earth,” Diarrhea Planet are sure to induce stage dives and drunken sing-a-longs, all without missing a note of a Van Halen inspired guitar solo.
WHEN
The Echo on August 9th w/ Those Darlins + Hindu Pirates