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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
Photos by Carl Pocket
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Factory Floor at The Echo on 4.15.14
Photos by Carl Pocket
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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
Photos by Carl Pocket
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Kelela at The Echo on 4.1.14
Photos by Carl Pocket
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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.
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.

#EchoChamber

Throwin’ it back to November 2012.  Good week for The Echo + Plex…

#EchoChamber

Throwin’ it back to November 2012. Good week for The Echo + Plex…

Weekly Update - 3.21.14

For anyone who went to SXSW, just a reminder - music is meant to be heard and felt; it’s not supposed to be background noise or beige wallpaper or a bag of dorito chips; it’s not meant to be a marketing tool so you buy stuff from corporations… just thought I’d make the clarification before we go on.

We are really looking forward to the LA debut of Philadelphia’s
THE DISTRICTS - they’ll be one of the 9 bands playing the Post-SXSW-Party on Saturday. We saw them in Austin and were hooked within a few guitar chords of their folky rock and heartfelt songwriting. You’ve heard it before but these kids have the magic. Not to be missed also is Baltimore’s Sun Club and the breezy groovy pop of Washington DC’s Misun.

Next Wednesday check out three of our new fave bands - the moody sultry LA GIRLFRIEND, the dark groovy brooding of Flaamingos, and Plague Vendor who we’re pretty sure have listened to Gun Club’s Fire of Love before. Come out and support these kids now!

We love that twisted messed up folk/Americana stuff and SAINTSENECA currently has our ear with their broad scope of crafted songs; as Pitchfork wrote, “bandleader Zac Little writes stompy folk songs that are more artfully crafted than all the bands you probably just thought of when you read the words “stompy folk songs.” Opening is THE BLANK TAPES who are sort of like that thing you take for granted and then one day wake up and go wait, this is awesome! Why haven’t I paid attention!? Matt Adams IS The Blank Tapes and he’s been a guitar toting garage rocking troubadour for many years. He now has a full line up and their recent release “VACATION” sparkles and shimmers and takes you for a glorious ride like a south swell at Huntington Beach.

Next Friday Echo will be heavy with the cool/groovy/hip hop/nu soul/sampled vibe as Soulection takes over featuring Waldo and Iman Omari. If you’re looking to be ahead of the curve, this is where you start. Soulection has a series of mix-tapes that have laid the foundation for their collective and sound.

And we’re counting down the days for ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT… this San Diego band brought grit and style and rock bravado to their sweaty live shows in 90s and we don’t expect anything less today. Front man / guitarist John Reis is swagger and cool as he leads their anthemic punk rock chants.

And stay tuned for two great upcoming events: The 5 year Origami Vinyl anniversary party on April 3rd - expect cupcakes, good friends, some bands and surprise dj sets! And we’re already excited for Echo Park Rising to return on August 15-17!

We also want to take a moment to say RIP Reggae Pops. He was a mainstay at the Echo, especially Dub Club, and we’ll miss his spirit that will forever remind us to celebrate love and life!

And today is the first day of Spring… go outside and take a walk!

SXSW Throwdown  w/ The Districts, La Femme, together Pangea, Kins + more
March 12th, 2014
Photos by Dom Farris
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SXSW Throwdown w/ The Districts, La Femme, together Pangea, Kins + more
March 12th, 2014
Photos by Dom Farris
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Jungle & James Supercave at The Echo
March 17th, 2014
Photos by Carl Pocket
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Jungle & James Supercave at The Echo
March 17th, 2014
Photos by Carl Pocket
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THAT POSTER THO

Nobunny x Shannon & The Clams x Hunx & His Punx x CherryGlazerr
Glasvegas at The Echo
March 4 2014
Photos by Carl PocketMore Photos on Flickr

Glasvegas at The Echo
March 4 2014
Photos by Carl Pocket
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Weekly Update - 3.7.14

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:

And RSVP here!

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…

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.

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.