See also: *Culture Collide Festival Preview: Let's Get International
*Culture Collide Festival review: Liam Finn, Rainbow Arabia, Guineafowl, The Awkwards perform on October 6, 2011
*Culture Collide Festival review: The Death Letters and Cameras perform on October 8, 2011
Chad VanGaalen and Gang Ga ... More >>
Avi Buffalo, arguably Long Beach's most successful band to feature an animal in its name, is gearing up to release the new single "How Come" on Sub Pop in two weeks but interested parties can take an early listen by following this link--but beware! This is good for one short week only! (After that ... More >>
Rhino's back!Once upon a time, there were not one, but two physical Rhino Record stores in Westwood: The first was a 2,000 square foot space that opened in the late '70s and then transitioned into the "Blow-it-Outlet"--selling used and discontinued merchandise--upon the opening of the newer l ... More >>
LA City Hall: Now in the business of shutting down harmless art and music spaces (boo!)
First they came for the raves, then they came for the medical marijuana dispensaries, and then they came for the Echo Curio. At least we can now breathe a sigh of relief that no one will ever abuse Ecstacy ... More >>
"Hey bro, we hear you like bros, so we put some bros in your End of the Year Best Music Lists so you can bro while you bro!"Well, 'tis the time of year for lists and charts! Several mags and blogs attempted to answer the question you've been dying to ask:
Who had the best album/"new music"? ... More >>
Lord Huron hits the beach in his quest to get "Into the Sun."The Hit City USA boys are on a roll. First, they introduced us to hooky garage punks the Franks. Then they delivered boy-girl bedroom pop heroes Superhumanoids. Now, they're onto Lord Huron, a Michigan-to-L.A. transplant who's been ... More >>
Richard ThompsonYou (and your fellow audience members) have died and gone to the underworld. You're in a waiting room, waiting to be processed. To entertain you, the gatekeeper drags various unsuspecting souls onto the stage to "perform songs defending their character and existence."
And you ... More >>
Perennial UK tastemaking publication the NME has just released their list of the 50 Best New Bands, "the 50 bands who've blown our minds over the past few months." These are bands that have shown up on the NME radar in 2010, from the UK and US.
And guess what? Los Angeles is overwhelmingly o ... More >>
My Morning Jacket, Avi Buffalo at the Greek
"Of late, My Morning Jacket singer Jim James has been devoting the majority of his time to projects sporting his inexplicable Yim Yames moniker, so it's a bit of a relief to find him once again at the helm of the exceptional band that first put the ... More >>
Daiana FeuerWelcome to the Jubilee
The first Silverlake Jubilee succeeded in bringing out the area's finest and strangest. There must have been one dog for every three people, permeating the event with cuteness and providing nature's best clean-up crew. Not one scrap from the 40 taco trucks a ... More >>
Review by Daiana Feuer.
Back in the distant mists of last April, the Echo held its first ever all-ages residency for Avi Buffalo (then and now supported by his mate Bobb Bruno). Since then, it seems 18-year-old Avi Zahner-Isenberg and his bandmates skipped much of the learning curve and went strai ... More >>