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
WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT
Taking their name from the esteemed Big Bang theorist, Norwegian electro-pop duo Lemaitre make highly infectious, club-ready tunes that would be equally as appropriate to soundtrack a sunset drive down PCH. Texturally-dense production achieved by self-sampling and live instrumentation puts Lemaitre at a level of ambition more akin to Phoenix and Daft Punk than any old EDM artist they may share a festival bill with.
WHEN
August 8th at Echoplex
WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT
With beginnings similar to bands like Foxygen, indie rock duo Dub Thomspon spent their formative years at Agoura High. After graduating, the two signed a record deal and released their debut album early this year. Their sound mashes together the sound of 60s rock with 80s indie and a little bit of psych rock for a rad, high-intensity show.
WHEN
July 30th at The Echo

Pencil This In: Conway @ Petersen Automotive Museum July 27


Photo by: Phill Taylor

We’ve been singing Conway’s praises since we first caught glimpse of her live show!
The girl redefines energy and leaves it all on the stage (and the dance floor). This sunday, she’s leaving it all on the rooftop of the Petersen Automotive Museum!

Come join us and see why the UK’s Independent calls her “music’s new girl to know.”

The show is presented alongside KCRW and made possible by BMV, who will be conducting on-site test drives of their all-new BMW i3! To RSVP for a test drive click here.

Visit petersentickets.org to purchase tickets. Ticket includes admission to museum, concert, and test drive (must be 25+ to test drive).

WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE:

WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IT
Tim Presley, who performs under the name White Fence, went solo in 2010 and quickly made a name for himself in the niche of semi-psychedelic, semi-garage rock. He’s released five albums in less than four years, two of which were with fellow psych-rocker Ty Segall. His music is distorted and warped in the best way possible and his guitar jamming skills are sure to impress this Thursday and Friday.

WHEN
This Thursday (7/24) AND Friday (7/25) at The Echo.

Weekly Update - 10.18.14

The email monster is sucking me in, making me miss lunch and phone calls and a trip to the bank, because there is always just one more email to respond to, and I gotta admit, another Weird Al video to watch.

We are in the final stages of planning Echo Park Rising for you! One day we hope it will look like this.

Friday night will be a big loud mess of chaos, home made instruments, exploding watermelons, gas masks, and some of the best raunchy and raw guitar playing around. We’ve been doing shows with BOB LOG III for over 20 years - first when he was in the primal and raw blues duo Doo Rag and now with him as the man behind the mask.

They’re threatening to bring a confetti cannon - every club’s worst nightmare because that stuff lingers for YEARS - but when OK GO has a sold out show, you gotta let them do what they do (and if you don’t have tix, don’t worry! They will be at the Santa Monica Pier on Sept 4!).

The White Fence story begins with Darker My Love and their dark psychedelia meets 60s hippie vibe. Then Tim Presley went back to San Francisco, did his art, started a blog and re-emerged as the garage rock inspired folk punk song machine known as White Fence. They’ll be playing two nights with some of the usual suspects were always happy to have hanging around the club: The Abigails, Dream Boys, Tomorrows Tulips.

Our condolences to the Haden family for the loss of the great Charlie Haden. Safe to say that his impact on the modern jazz art form and countless players will be heard for another lifetime.
Mr. Haden’s incredible Liberation Music Orchestra played a rare performance at Echo in 2005; we were barely worthy of having such true artistry and talent on our little stage.

Tonight we’re back at the Santa Monica Pier for our second installment of the Twilight Concert Series with Yuna and King!

Check out or “2014 Twilight Concert Series” playlist which features music from all the artists performing this year!

(Source: Spotify)

All about the art on this one.

Rad show coming to The Echo tonight via Aquarium Drunkard.

All about the art on this one.

Rad show coming to The Echo tonight via Aquarium Drunkard.