1) If you read the 6, you know we have a penchant for country music that’s a little hurt and haunted. Kentucky’s Tyler Childers delivers that and more. You can hear him tonight at The Echo as he brings his Appalachian heart to his story-telling songs that can sound a little like a train whistle going to the cheatin’side of town. (Listen to Whitehouse Road)
Tickets to Tyler Childers at The Echo here.
2) We were used to frontman Tracy Bryant and his band Corners kicking around our venues with their goth-punk style. Happy to have Tracy back as a solo artist now with added post-punk swagger to his songs.
Tickets to Tracy Bryant at The Echo here.
3) ) La Misa Negra plays a blend of Afro-Columbian Cumbia music, which translates to one heck of a summer dance party. Come see this 8 piece band from Oakland for FREE at the Levitt Pavilion. Dancing under the stars is always highly recommended…
RSVP to La Misa Negra at Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles here.
4) The Lights & Music Collective brings their Kanye vs Drake night to the Echoplex dancefloor on Friday. Hear back to back tracks from these giants of hip hop/rap/product placement while you aficionados can compare beats and lyrics while taking selfies and digging the laser show.
Tickets to Drake vs Kanye at Echoplex here.
5) The Echo Park Rising social experiment continues …Over 300 bands, over a dozen venues and hopefully surprises even we didn’t plan for. At some point during Aug 17- 20 you will have the chance to see / hear / experience these things: a marching band, Swedish psych-rock, an art show, a guy with a guitar, a girl with a guitar, a dodgeball game, glitter, cold beer, VIP swag bags, potentially goat yoga and more bands than any of us know what to do with but still LOVE. A few highlights to check out: Collin Cairo, Earth Girl Helen Brown, Goon, Fake News, Ex-Stains, Alice Bag, Pinky Pinky, Moths, Albert and His Dreamboats and…Find it all or at least most of it, here:
VIP tickets to Echo Park Rising here.
6) Where have all the cowboys gone? Last week we said good-bye to Sam Shepard, this week Glenn Campbell. When a 20-year asks you who was Glenn Campbell, you play this Jimmy Webb song and go from there. But this classic is just the beginning.
Read this to learn more and be thankful for what he gave.