Joel Jerome is Joel Morales, once singer and songwriter in the gone-but-never-to-be-forgotten L.A. band dios and lately the recording engineer for every local act destined for great things. (Like Cherry Glazerr, Tashaki Miyaki and Froth.) And now he's deploying his band Babies on Acid - including members of South Bay greats The Rolling Blackouts, The Red Onions and of course dios - for a June residency at the Echo, to bring to life selections from a colossal back catalog of solo lo-fi pop classics. (Classics? Absolutely - after a decade or more of refinement, these songs have developed both the sting and the staying power of finely aged whiskey.) He's a lyricist who says a lot with just a line or two in songs so natural they feel like old favorites on first listen, and if you never heard him before, you'll suddenly realize exactly what was missing from your life.
Mon., June 9, 8:30 p.m., 2014