Death Valley Girls, Salt Lick, Secret Stare, Adult Parts

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Past Event
$12

Location Info:

The Echo
1822 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90026
213-413-8200
With singer Bonnie Bloomgarden’s endearingly unpredictable stage patter and irrepressible personality paired with guitarist Larry Schemel’s driving, unrelenting riffs, Death Valley Girls are a fun, energetic band. The L.A. quartet’s latest album, Darkness Rains, is a collection of mostly uptempo hard-rock, grunge and punk blasts. But with such tracks as “More Dead,” “Wear Black” and “(One Less Thing) Before I Die,” the aptly titled record is heavier — both musically and emotionally — and much more morbid than previous releases. “Born Again and Again” begins with spidery strands of guitar before shifting into a kind of shadowy goth metal. Secret Stare are a new local band fronted by Hunx & His Punx drummer Erin Emslie with guitarist Sharif Dumani and former Death Valley Girls bassist Alana Amram. Emslie is a mysteriously alluring presence as she casts out bewitching imprecations and girl-group melodies against a psychedelic, hard-rock attack. Salt Lick and Adult Parts also play.

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