KIM AND THE CREATED RESIDENCY W/ DEAP VALLEY + REGRETTES @ THE ECHO
Photos and words by Debi Del Grande
With free shows on residency night, if a band really doesn’t do it for you, you may walk out and continue on with your evening – no big deal. However, for this month’s residency at The Echo for Kim and The Created, Mondays at The Echo is a good place to be. These are bands that will have the venue packed and rockin’ as it did last night.
It is a well-deserved residency for the hard working Kim House, who is part musician and part performance artist. Kim and The Created have been playing a lot of gigs all over Southern California and are finally going to tour Europe.
House constantly morphs into interesting looks and characters at every show. On this particular evening, she looked like she came from a twisted deck of cards via Alice in Wonderland. Not to be overshadowed by the lovely House, her band The Created were more than able to keep up with her high-spirited pace.
Come on by next week with Sex Stains, Mind Meld and Rat Fist.
Can’t make it to one of the residency nights? Kim and The Created is playing tomorrow night at The Observatory with The Black Lips and more.
When Deap Vally took the stage, some may have noticed drummer Julie Edwards’ little “bump” and thought “Oh, so much beer Julie.” But not the case. Edwards let us know that it is indeed a baby bump and this was her last show with vocalist/guitarist/comrade Lindsey Troy for a little while for good reason.
Deap Vally, adorned in their money onesies, played some heavy new tunes, which are filled with sweet guitar hooks, riffs and intense flavor. Looking forward to the new album. Congratulations Julie and Phil!
Although young, the duo of the Regrettes take their music seriously, but are able to have some fun on stage. The duo of Lydia Night (vocals/guitar) and Marlhy Murphy (vocals/drums) already have two full lengths and will be heading to England with a few shows with Jack Off Jill. They were able to let loose at the end of Kim and The Created’s set as dancing skeletons.