Echo Park Rising always feels like a nonstop dream about walking through a series of interconnected shops, clubs, bars and restaurants, with each new passageway and hideaway revealing a previously undiscovered musical treasure. On Thursday, you might find yourself in Spacedust, where your head will be sent spinning around the galaxy by the energetic indie rock of Billy Changer, or you could wind up down the street at American Barbershop, drawn into the tempestuous punk rock of Turbulent Hearts. Friday’s highlights range from the beguiling garage-pop of Veronica Bianqui and newly reconfigured glam-rockers Miss Jupiter to the propulsive punk psychedelia of The Paranoyds. Saturday encompasses the witchy imprecations of Nora Keyes, the return of SadGirl, Egrets on Ergot’s confrontational savagery and Claire McKeown’s Beatles homage, Honey Child’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Sunday features the L.A.-premiere screening of Boy Howdy: The Story of Creem Magazine.
At various locations in Echo Park; Thursday-Sunday, August 15-18; free. For more information, visit epr.la.