We’re crushing something serious on ALL THREE of our performers this Friday at The Echo.

Elliphant is one part M.I.A. one part Diplo, and all parts Swedish pop amazingness.  LIZ is…well, watch this and decide for yourself (if you don’t like Pokemon, googly eyes and glitter this isn’t for you), and Doja Cat just screams lovable psychedelic rap youngin.

There’s literally a handful of tickets left for their Echo show Friday, grab em here!

We’re crushing something serious on ALL THREE of our performers this Friday at The Echo.

Elliphant is one part M.I.A. one part Diplo, and all parts Swedish pop amazingness. LIZ is…well, watch this and decide for yourself (if you don’t like Pokemon, googly eyes and glitter this isn’t for you), and Doja Cat just screams lovable psychedelic rap youngin.

There’s literally a handful of tickets left for their Echo show Friday, grab em here!

Factory Floor at The Echo on 4.15.14
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Factory Floor at The Echo on 4.15.14
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TALIB KWELI. 
SUNDAY JUNE 22 AT ECHOPLEX.
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY AT NOON!
Mikal Cronin & Tijuana Panthers at Natural History Museum on 4.4.14
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Mikal Cronin & Tijuana Panthers at Natural History Museum on 4.4.14
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Essential Guide to Avoiding Coachella- Part 1

Festival season is well upon us! But wait, you didn’t snag a Coachella ticket for that first weekend? And its quite possibly driving you insane? Not to fret lovelies- for those of you who are not migrating to the desert, avoid that impending heatstroke/sunburn combo and check out our own impeccable line up we have in store for ya. Feel free to Leave your flower crowns at home~

As the troops head out on the godforsaken 10, stop by the De Lux Record Release show with support from Rare Times, Earth Like Planets, Cosmic Kids (DJ Set), Thursday 4/10 at 8:30. Snag a free download here~

Yes yes, your social media feeds are probably filled to the brim with those artsy photos and such, but nobody has time for moping since you need to devise the perfect dance moves for the hot hot heat of Blazing Funk with Rich Medina. If funky Friday nights are too aggressive for you and you are actually pining for a little bit of rock, let Jail Weddings’ noir style rock infused pop get you ~loose~. See! You don’t need a giant snail looming in the background to have a good time.

And would you look at that! Your Saturday is also booked solid with your weekly dose of Funky Sole at the Echo, which is free before 10:30pm. Also, a full serving of Bambu with support from Ricky Rivera, Kixxie Siete, Double Dosage, Remgee, Rozo Regal X and Galliroc is comin’ at you starting at 8pm at the Ecoplex.

Don’t lose your momentum since Sunday marks the start of the weekly Grand Ole Echo, filled with country music and some good ole’ fashion BBQ. The hot and spicy bluegrass group, The Jolenes, kickoff the event with Smooth Hound Smith and The Get Down Boys starting at 5pm.

Also, don’t miss the 1980’s Mixtape Dance Nite with guest DJs Alex and Ray from the Depeche Mode Convention starting at 10pm. Can’t stop, won’t stop. Meanwhile at the Echoplex, Hey Buddy. A Free Comedy Show with Eric Andre commences at 7pm for a night of laughter without a price.

We know, your brain is melting with all this, but you just completed an entertaining weekend without morphing into a flower child.

Kelela at The Echo on 4.1.14
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Kelela at The Echo on 4.1.14
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Rocket From The Crypt at Echoplex on 3.28.14
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Rocket From The Crypt at Echoplex on 3.28.14
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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib at Echoplex on 3.27.14
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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib at Echoplex on 3.27.14
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How do they do it? And by “they” we mean Rare Times and by “it” we mean the velvety intertwining of jazzy pop and chillwave vibes to accompany your penthouse rendezvouses. This  L.A. based band is the tangible sigh of content that your ears are craving that leaves you wanting more. Possible lovechild from Rhye and Washed Out? Maybe…

The mystique and dreamy elements make the group the cutting edge support for De Lux at their record release show this Thursday 4/10. This is a must see for those not heading out to the desert, so be sure to stop by! 

~Ooo la la~ Talk about some steamy streaming below.

How do they do it? And by “they” we mean Rare Times and by “it” we mean the velvety intertwining of jazzy pop and chillwave vibes to accompany your penthouse rendezvouses. This L.A. based band is the tangible sigh of content that your ears are craving that leaves you wanting more. Possible lovechild from Rhye and Washed Out? Maybe…

The mystique and dreamy elements make the group the cutting edge support for De Lux at their record release show this Thursday 4/10. This is a must see for those not heading out to the desert, so be sure to stop by!

~Ooo la la~ Talk about some steamy streaming below.

Ana Tijoux at Echoplex on 3.21.14
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Ana Tijoux at Echoplex on 3.21.14
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Cashmere Cat at Echoplex on 3.18.14
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Cashmere Cat at Echoplex on 3.18.14
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#ThatPosterTho

Mystic Braves taking on The Echo in April.  Chill.

#ThatPosterTho

Mystic Braves taking on The Echo in April. Chill.

#ThatPosterTho

Summer Camp X The Echo x April 8th.

5 Years of Origami Vinyl, 1 Echo Celebration

Its hard to believe it was only five years ago when the gem that is Origami Vinyl opened down the lane and we are beyond excited to get a little ~groovy~ at the Echo this Thursday, April 3rd at 8:30, for a good ole’ fashion birthday partay! But lets be real, when we say a little we mean a lot so don’t get comfy and don’t sit down.

We’re all pumped for Liv Marsico’s project, Liphemra, with her ambitious combo of psychedelic rock and rhythmic jazz with a lovely electronic backdrop. The bloodwork came in and we’re positive you’ll love it, #puns~


And don’t forget the bipolar, sultry madness that is, Kera and the Lesbians. Listen to that Gypsy Song roll~


Be sure to check out Plague Vendor (or PLG/ VNDR if vowels aren’t your thing) and the classic Devo and MIsfit mashups of the Devfits as well, and seriously you shouldn’t be sitting down for this.

Also, don’t miss the DJ sets by Superhumanoids to cap off the evening.

There’ll be cake (thanks Clara’s Cakes! xx), treats and other fabulous goodies for all you spirited souls. Grab yo tickets at Origami Vinyl for only $5!

You don’t get the head honcho of Alpha Pup / Low End Theory singing your praises without showing up to the plate with some heat. 

Similarly to our dear friends Team Supreme, Soulection is on the fast track to LA superscenedome.  

The record label, radio show and niche collective of creative music makers has been on the grind for years, and 2014 is poised to be a breakout chunk of months for the crew.  Producers Ta-ku, Joe Kay, Evil Needle, Sango, Carmack, Waldo, Esta and Sango are all label regulars, slinging mature and soulful beats that send dance floors throbbing.

With support from big dogs Low End Theory and other FOMO collective Team Supreme, 

Get familiar with the crew via their 3 Years of Soulection sampler before they take over The Echo via their Sound of Tomorrow party this Friday.

3 Years of Soulection by Soulection

You don’t get the head honcho of Alpha Pup / Low End Theory singing your praises without showing up to the plate with some heat.

Similarly to our dear friends Team Supreme, Soulection is on the fast track to LA superscenedome.

The record label, radio show and niche collective of creative music makers has been on the grind for years, and 2014 is poised to be a breakout chunk of months for the crew. Producers Ta-ku, Joe Kay, Evil Needle, Sango, Carmack, Waldo, Esta and Sango are all label regulars, slinging mature and soulful beats that send dance floors throbbing.

With support from big dogs Low End Theory and other FOMO collective Team Supreme,

Get familiar with the crew via their 3 Years of Soulection sampler before they take over The Echo via their Sound of Tomorrow party this Friday.