Photos and words by Leslie Kalohi I could write volumes about the complex mission of Man or Astro-Man? as they have explored this planet for almost two decades. Or the fact that my bedroom at my mom’s house still looks like a mini-shrine to the band, complete with posters, a lunchbox/Thermos set, and carefully purchased [...]
May 12th, 2013 · No Comments
April 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments
Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Brit Week officially kicked off Friday with The Veils headlining The Echo. It’s been three long years since Finn Andrews graced the stage in LA wearing his trademark hat and his intense facial gestures. Tunes were played from the latest Time Stays, We Go and some oldies made [...]
April 27th, 2013 · No Comments
Photos and words by Scott Sheff Telekinesis, the ongoing project led by the multi-instrumental talent of Seattle-native Michael Benjamin Learner, returned to The Echo for a night of indie power-pop rock, a couple of jokes and “the best front row ever.” With the drum kit set front-and-center, singer/songwriter/musician Lerner engaged fans with a lively performance [...]
April 19th, 2013 · No Comments
Photos and words by Debi Del Grande Mayhem at The Echo as London’s Palma Violets rolled in and had the place in a frenzy. Now I get what the fuss is all about.
April 16th, 2013 · No Comments
Photos and words by Scott Sheff Thirty years may have passed since they came onto the scene, but that didn’t stop veteran grunge/punk rockers Mudhoney from delivering a fast-paced, high energy set for a packed house at The Echo. With fans passing out before the show and the smell of vomit wafting through the air, [...]
April 14th, 2013 · No Comments
Photos and words by Scott Sheff There are some bands whose names mirror their music, and such is the case for the all-female quartet from London called Savages. The hard-hitting, industrial-style post-punk band played to a sold-out crowd at The Echo before heading off to the big stage of Coachella, and unabashedly ripped through a [...]
April 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment
At the top of the Chicano-rock food chain were thee legendary Midniters, whose “Whittier Blvd” gave the movement its anthem. They’ll be playing a very special set at the Echo on April 13 for thee legendary Norton Records. Midniters bassist Jimmy Espinoza takes us now on our own virtual trip down Whittier Boulevard, in every sense of the word “trip”… This interview by D.M. Collins.
March 31st, 2013 · No Comments
Photos and words by Scott Sheff It was a flashback to generations past at The Echo. Headlining the night was Foxygen, a modern-day twist on the psychedelic sounds found in classic rock from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Led by the duo of Sam France (vox) and Jonathan Rado (guitar/keyboards), Foxygen is a journey into yesteryear [...]
March 22nd, 2013 · No Comments
Photos and words by Brittany Kalaj Margulieux Fitted jeans, leather boots and just-unkempt-enough facial hair. Seattle’s Ivan & Alyosha played to a packed house at The Echo. And even though they had to wake up at the crack of dawn for Morning Becomes Eclectic, they didn’t skimp on the encore.
March 21st, 2013 · No Comments
Photos and words by Melissa Moore It’s hard to believe the adorable kids of FIDLAR can prompt a full-out riot, but if you were in attendance for last night’s show at The Echo and anywhere near the stage, you’re probably nursing a sore shoulder or split lip. There was blood last time, so no surprise [...]