The Make-Up

The Echo & Desert Daze Present

Sold Out: The Make-Up

Warm Drag, The Echo Ohs

Thu October 12, 2017

8:30 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$19.50 Advance / $25.00 Day of Show

This event is 18 and over

Missed out on tickets? Try using our Ticket Exchange powered by Lyte to find tickets to this sold out show.

The Make-Up
The Make-Up
THE MAKE UP is the Washington, DC group that re-defined underground music in the middle and late 1990s with their peculiar and incendiary blend of gospel, garage and yeh-yeh music. Known for their dynamic and interactive live presence at hundreds of shows across 5 continents, the group also recorded 7 LPs, 14 singles and EPs and and collaborated on films, videos, pamphlets, and happenings. They toured extensively as a headliner and with groups such as Royal Trux, Sonic Youth, Fugazi, Dub Narcotic Sound System, Lung Leg, Harry Pussy, and many others.

The group has been called “dazzling … best dressed … martial … terrifying.” Their shows were known to feature communication, sermonizing, crowd participation, and dancing virtually unknown in the staid world of indie and garage rock. Their style was perfect, with matching Mao style jackets, with new versions designed for each tour.
The group was widely copied as well and precipitated and inspired a wave of “garage” imitators in the 21st century who often had commercial success but lacked the spark, character, nuance of the Make Up. Occasionally, when the moon is bright and the wolfsbane blooms, the group has come out of hiding for rare and exciting personal appearances since disbanding in 2001. They are making one of their rare returns now for a short time only, available for very special events.
Featuring Ian Svenonius on vocals, James Canty on guitar, Michelle Mae on bass guitar and Mark Cisneros on drums, and performing classics such as “they Live By Night”, “I am Pentagon”, Walking on the Dune” , “Here Comes the Judge,” “Every Baby Cries the Same,” etc, the Make-Up is as extraordinary as ever.
Warm Drag
Warm Drag
Warm Drag (Paul Quattrone and Vashti Windish) is a new LA based duo earning a reputation as…well…loud. Layers of samplers and distortion wash over thumping beats and brooding vocals are haunting and visceral. Think 60s girl group run through a blender and poured over 80s industrial with a small dose of 50s rockabilly. They are working on an upcoming album with Aaron Coyes of Peaking Lights.

Sign Up For The Spaceland Newsletter

More Upcoming Events

Dub Club presents the Annual Thanksgiving Eve Party!

Dub Club presents the Annual Thanksgiving Eve Party!

Wed November 22

Echo + Echoplex

More Info

Gobble Gobble Give

Gobble Gobble Give

Thu November 23

Echo + Echoplex

More Info