1. Way to go Echo Park! Whether you played, visited, ate, danced, sang, shopped, listened or wandered to thank you for participating in Echo Park Rising.
This is a weird and wonderful social experiment that once again worked because of you. Celebrate the diversity, creativity and weirdness of our growing neighborhood. Thank you to all the bands and volunteers and businesses who participated. It sure was a lot of fu. Thank you for being there. Thank you for being. Here’s to another really good time in 2018!
2) We’re determined to keep you on the dance floor this weekend. On Thursday we have Tigerheat, then on Friday we are testing the waters of the Holy Trinity with DJs spinning music all night from The Cure, The Smiths and Depeche Mode and on Saturday, bring your dancing glass slippers to the Britney Ball presented by Club 90s.
Tickets to Tigerheat on Thursday 8/24 at Echoplex here.
Tickets to Holy Trinity on Saturday 8/26 at Echoplex here.
Tickets to Club 90s: Britney Ball on Saturday 8/26 at The Regent here.
3) Jenny & The Mexicats live in Mexico and have musical roots that are both Spanish and American. Their songs are bilingual and the music is upbeat and infused and influenced by the styles of rockabilly, ska, flamenco, and norteno.
Tickets to Jenny and The Mexicats on Saturday 8/26 at The Echo here.
4) The Echo is going through a minor facelift but we know the show must go on! New York’s Here We Go Magic is moving to the Echoplex this night and with them, their bag of musical tricks that shimmer with indie pop, sing along harmonies and that up beat bounce that keeps you moving.
Tickets to Here We Go Magic on Tuesday, 8/29 at Echoplex here.
5) I got schooled at The Regent when Blu & Exile played last month. It was a crash course in west coast hip hop and hearing what this duo and friends brought to the table as they performed the influential “Below The Heavens”. There are still more lessons to learn so a performance has been added at the Echoplex. Produced by ArtDontSleep.
Tickets to Blue & Exile on 9/1 at Echoplex here.
6) Special congrats and applause to Kamasi Washington and crew… how amazing to see and hear them at the Hollywood Bowl with Herbie Hancock last night. And how proud we are on far these talented musicians have come… from the high school band the Young Jazz Giants that played The Echo to this! And of course a big bundle of gratitude to Kamasi’s bassist Miles Mosely who held his own as EPR headliner last Saturday.
All for now; have a few more fires to put out…