FEEDING PEOPLE + THEE RAIN CATS + WYATT BLAIR + THE AQUADOLLS @THE ECHO
Photos and words by Samantha Saturday
Psychedelic punk was alive and well for the second night of the Feeding People Monday residency at the Echo, bringing a sample of what Orange County has to offer.
Blonde bombshell Melissa Brooks led her band of merry men, collectively dubbed The Aquadolls through their experimental surf rock jams.
Keeping things in the Burger Records family, Wyatt Blair served up his own sweet punch of crunchy guitar and rhythms to get you bouncing on your toes. When Blair mentioned playing a tune titled “Cherry Pie” I half expected him to launch into the infamous Warrant song, but instead I was happily greeted with a stellar lo-fi jam.
Thee Rain Cats could be dubbed the technicolor punk princes of Burger Records, their spacey rhythms coercing the crowd into a blissful state of mind.
Though singer Jessie Jones was clearly fighting off some sort of throat affliction, she managed to incorporate her raspiness to make Feeding People’s tunes that much more dreamy. Recently released on Innovative Leisure, single “Island Universe” cast a hazy spell over The Echo, beckoning each and every pair of ears closer. Once those ears were drawn in, Feeding People blasted them with thick lo-fi guitar licks and driving drums.
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