July 9, 2011

I am absolutely enamored by this track right now. Active Child is the brainchild of choir-boy-gone-indie musicmaker Pat Grossi, whose critically acclaimed 2010 debut Curtis Lane EP , from which this track was taken, gave the band enough buzz to book a nationwide tour in support of its debut LP, You Are All I See. The album is set to be released August 23 on Vagrant Records, and Grossi will be kicking off the tour in his home town of LA with a monthlong residency at The Echo. So all you Los Angelinos best come see at least one of these performances with me!

Active Child Tour Dates:

8/1   Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
8/8   Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
8/15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
8/22 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
8/29 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*

8/30 Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture*

9/1 Dallas @ Prophet Bar Small Room*

9/2 Austin, TX @ Emo’s Inside*

9/3 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s*

9/5 Atlanta, GA @ Earl*

9/6 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506*

9/7 Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat*

9/8 Philadelphia, PA @ Chapel*

9/10 New York City, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*

9/12 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*^

9/13 Montreal @ Evan - Blue Skies*^

9/14 Toronto @ Garrison^

9/15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern^

9/16 Chicago, IL @ Schubas^

9/17 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry^

9/19 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive^

9/20 St. Louis, MO @ Curban^

9/21 Boise, ID @ Neurolux^

9/23 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile^

9/24 Vancouver @ Electric Owl^

9/25 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge^

9/28 San Francisco, CA @ Ramona Downey^

*With Com Truise

^With Chad Valley

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February 10, 2012

Class Actress, Live at The Echo 2/9/12

I was lucky enough to go see Class Actress tear the roof off The Echo last night, and, I must say, I was in love with Elizabeth Harper before this show, but even more so now. That girl was meant for the stage. She sauntered, she danced, she even stripped. It was amazing, and below are a whole bunch of pictures, documenting that I was there. 

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March 30, 2012

RACES Album Release Party TONIGHT at The Echo

The unbelievably talented LA-based indie-folk troupe, RACES, released its debut full-length album, Year of the Witch, on Tuesday (March 27th) via French Kiss Records and will be celebrating its release with a show at The Echo tonight! Incan Abraham and Living Things will also be playing.

Set Times:

Incan Abraham - 9:30 pm

Living Things - 10:30 pm

RACES - 11:30 pm

Word on the street is this show will sell out, so make sure to get there early! $8. 18+.

RACES on Tour:

4/1 - San Francisco, CA: Cafe Du Nord

4/2 - Portland, OR: The Bunk Bar

4/3 - Seattle, WA: The Sunset

4/4 - Boise, ID: Linen Building

4/5 - Salt Lake City, UT: Kilby Court

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April 20, 2012

Celebrate Record Store Day with Origami Vinyl!

As you fellow music nerds know, tomorrow is Record Store Day, and Los Angeles’ Origami Vinyl is teaming up with The Echo to host a RSD party of epic proportions. Not only will OV open its doors early (8 am) for shoppers looking for those special editions RSD releases, but it’s giving away nifty totes for the first 300 buyers. And after you’ve purchased your amazing RSD finds, head over to The Echo and listen to the sounds of some amazing local bands and DJs while sipping on drank specials courtesy of Finlandia (I’ll be pounding $4 greyhounds, personally). The free show begins at noon and runs until 8 pm. Below is the list of set times. See you there!

Band Set Times (The Echo):
-Big Black Delta @ 7pm
-Henry Clay People @ 6pm
-Electric Guest @ 5pm
-Races @ 4pm
-Zammuto @ 3pm
-Electric Flower Group @ 2pm
-Jenny O @ 1pm
-All Tiny Creatures @ Noon

DJ Set Times (Origami Vinyl):
-Jason Kramer from KCRW
-Shaun Koplow from Anticon
-Jason from Dub Club/Punky Reggae
-Matt & Patrick from Light in the Attic
-Alyssa Bailey from KXLU
-Angela Asistio from KXSC
Jen Ferrer from KXSC
Cristina Ramirez from KXLUChris Ziegler from LA Record 

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