YOU BEST BELIEVE BIG FREEDIA IS COMING BACK. GET YOUR TICKETS AND LET’S BOUNCE.
Like a large part of the population in this neighborhood, we’re getting prepped for the yearly trek to Austin; we’re having a party on Wednesday March 12 at Red 7 if you’re in the neighborhood drop by! Here’s the line up:
DO NOT MISS the magic of TEAM SUPREME vs DJ SHADOW next Friday! Someone’s gonna get schooled and I don’t think it’s gonna be Shadow. Shadow of course was one of the pioneers of “instrumental hip-hop/trip hop” and is a bonified “crate digger” with a vinyl collection that numbers over 50,000; not to mention his debut “Entroducing” in 1996 which is an amazing example of cut and paste with most of the record created from samples (hence, the need for all that vinyl). DJ SHADOW appearances are rare and matching him up with the generation of Team Supreme kids is sure to be a knock out.
And if you aren’t on your way to Austin, DO NOT feel left out about missing SXSW, because we’re bringing some of it to you on Sat March 22! The SXSW Aftermath will be held in the Echoplex with performances from soon to be buzzed about acts: THE DISTRICTS, DUNE RATS, KAUF, GAVIN TUREK, MISUN and more! The show is all ages, a low ticket price, and we’ll have some DJs and food trucks on the patio so it’ll be a super lovely way to spend a Saturday.
We are counting the days before our two dates with Kelela at the Echo! Get your tickets before they’re gone… this smooth futuristic R&B chanteuse is cool and smokey and on her way to the top. Add this to your “I saw her first” list — she’s gonna get BIG. FAST.
We also want to be sure and wish Origami Vinyl a happy 5 Year Anniversary! We love being neighbors! Congrats guys! xoxo
True Detective Finale on Sunday! I know I’m already going to miss those tense Sundays spent with Rust and Marty Hart…
Australian bands are #SoHotRightNow
Enter Gang of Youths. Fresh off touring w/ Vampire Weekend, this feel good troupe w/ poetically deep undertones is making waves internationally, and they have the talent to back up the hype.
Check out their crusher “Evangelists” below, and catch them live at The Echo Friday w/ Babes + Arthur Beatrice.
Let’s dish some answers as #FirstFridays at The Natural History Museum heats up.
1. We (Spaceland Presents) produce these suckers along with the Natural History Museum and media support from our friends KCRW.
2. Tickets for the main viewing area, and by viewing area we mean super…
This band is ridiculously smile inducing. The rest of our modest description we’ll leave to their bio, which is one of the better ones we’ve seen of late:
"PHOX is from Baraboo, WI, which is a place where kids often drink poisoned groundwater and become endowed mutants. The seven best friends who make up the ensemble happen to be blessed with madness, illusions of grandeur, and the inability to do the same thing twice. They also play music."
PHOX will be at The Echo this Wednesday w/ PigPen Theatre Company.
Cue happy, cup slapping / clarinet soloing video!
Lucinda Williams at Echoplex
February 25th, 2014
Photos by Carl Pocket
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Nothing screams FOMO like getting Pitchfork Best New Music, and on Angel Olsen’s sublime sophomore album, she’s done just that.
We’ll even give Pitchfork the benefit of an excellent summary of Olsen: “Olsen’s voice is enchanting; it sounds like the result of a spell that called for Leonard Cohen’s blood, Buffy Sainte-Marie’s larynx, and a still-operational old-timey microphone emblazoned with radio call letters. Her songs are powered by a strange, anarchic electricity, always flickering on the edge of blowing out.”
Do not miss her live show at Echoplex Sunday, March 2nd (we’ve got a smattering of tickets left).
We leave you with this blissful little tune.
Proggy computer driven awesomeness.
That’s the how we would describe Seth Haley’s project Com Truise. Some might say, synthy cosmic elector jams, but to each their own right?
Fact of the matter is that Com Truise has garnered a cult like following after only a select few proper releases, and his live shows are something to behold. He’s sold out his gig this Friday at Echoplex (although we’ll have a couple tix at the door for those that arrive early enough), which usually means huge things are coming for Mr. Truise.
Stream “In Decay” in full below, which has all sorts of rarities and other goodies to be gobbled up.
Two New Yorker’s who met via spiritual chance and a mutual love for cinema scores, Disco and synths, ASTR make freakishly infectious electro-pop jammers. Beautifully layered vocals, matching guitars, and strong backbeats are the norm here, and ASTR are showing no signs of letting up.
Dare you to listen to “Operate” and not be enthralled to the point of highly considering purchasing a ticket to their Echo show this Friday.
Casual Action Bronson ankle icing post Echoplex stage dive.
Propagandhi at Echoplex
February 23rd, 2014
Photos by Carl Pocket
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