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 [...]
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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 [...]
March 17th, 2013 · No Comments
Photos by Ward Robinson Many took the ride that The Black Ryder offered at The Echo. The packed house was mesmerized with the substantial shoegaze revival set.
March 15th, 2013 · No Comments
\ Photos and words by Debi Del Grande The electro pop trio Chvrches were warmly embraced by music lovers at The Echo for the Scottish band’s first visit to LA. Night train, In-N-Out, and Martin Doherty’s almost meeting Morrissey were a few of the memories they can take with them as they headed over to [...]
March 15th, 2013 · No Comments
Photos and words by Brittany Kalaj Margulieux The second night of Harriet’s residency was opened by Wall, an up-and-coming UK sensation, followed by Portland’s Aan. Harriet played to a full house of dedicated fans and frontman Alex Casnoff let everyone know the band was stoked about the band’s forthcoming full length. They were joined by [...]
March 3rd, 2013 · No Comments
Photos and words by Scott Sheff There’s the old saying that “the show must go on.” This applies even if your car is stolen carrying all of your equipment. That is exactly what happened to headliners Surfer Blood the night before its sold-out show at The Echo. But thanks to opening band Grand Rapids, who [...]
February 24th, 2013 · No Comments
Photos and words by Leslie Kalohi The excited chattering amongst the largely female audience might lead one to believe they were waiting for the latest teen heartthrobs to take the stage. Despite singer Mario Cuomo being able to elicit high-pitched squeals and eager, grabby hands, he and the rest of The Orwells proved to have [...]