sngalbums: Brass Box Bring Their Shoegaze Mythology to the Echo for June Residency Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Brass Box seem to record inside their namesake. Echoes bounce all over the band’s new album, The Cathedral, and lead singer Ammo Bankoff’s voice never wavers. She spins mythological tales: the crowded guitars create a landscape of brutality underneath what can only be a message from a … Continue reading

Brass Box Bring Their Shoegaze Mythology to the Echo for June Residency

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Brass Box seem to record inside their namesake. Echoes bounce all over the band’s new album, The Cathedral, and lead singer Ammo Bankoff’s voice never wavers. She spins mythological tales: the crowded guitars create a landscape of brutality underneath what can only be a message from a goddess, coming directly from the heavens. As one of the leading singles, “DDM” … Continue reading Brass Box Bring Their Shoegaze Mythology to the Echo for June Residency

Celebrate Leonard Cohen With Honey Child and Friends This Saturday at the Echo

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Leonard Cohen would have been 84 today. To celebrate his life, local artists have organized an afternoon of music and poetry at the Echo tomorrow night, September 22nd. Honey Child’s Claire McKeown curated the event, which will feature appearances from Entrance, Shannon Lay, Draemings, Joel Jerome, and more. Grab your tickets here.  Read more.  Honey Child | website | Facebook | … Continue reading Celebrate Leonard Cohen With Honey Child and Friends This Saturday at the Echo

Stars Align for Young Galaxy’s Appearance at the Echo

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Tess O’Connor.  Touring is the hardest part of the job, logistically, for Montreal’s Young Galaxy. The band is comprised of partners Catherine McCandless and Stephen Ramsay, and unofficially their two children. The band can’t take the kids when they travel cross-continent, so they are currently staying in British Columbia with a relative, dropped off just … Continue reading Stars Align for Young Galaxy’s Appearance at the Echo

Imaad Wasif put on a powerful performance at the Echo

sngshows: A post shared by Sawdust and Gin (@sawdustandgin) on Mar 26, 2018 at 10:50pm PDT //www.instagram.com/embed.js Mondays at the Echo are always fun. Ramonda Hammer just began their residency this past week, The Blank Tapes having just recently finished up theirs the week prior. What else was notable about that last night in March? Two words: Imaad Wasif. The venue glowed in a cool, … Continue reading Imaad Wasif put on a powerful performance at the Echo

Imaad Wasif put on a powerful performance at the Echo

A post shared by Sawdust and Gin (@sawdustandgin) on Mar 26, 2018 at 10:50pm PDT //www.instagram.com/embed.js Mondays at the Echo are always fun. Ramonda Hammer just began their residency this past week, The Blank Tapes having just recently finished up theirs the week prior. What else was notable about that last night in March? Two words: Imaad Wasif. The venue glowed in a cool, white-blue … Continue reading Imaad Wasif put on a powerful performance at the Echo

Shame Sing Songs of Praise and Resistance at the Echo

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  “THIS NIGHTMARE MUST END: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!” Such was the valiant proclamation of a sign hung above the merch table at the Echo last Friday night. The headliner that night was Shame, a band from London, and though the UK is undergoing its own political turmoil, it was the second band on the bill responsible for the messages … Continue reading Shame Sing Songs of Praise and Resistance at the Echo

Aldous Harding’s Cheerful Gloom at the Echo

sngshows: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  New Zealand songwriter Aldous Harding is currently on a tour across North America to promote her beautiful new record, Party. The title is a slight misnomer, though, and I knew better than to expect a raucous affair at her LA stop at the Echo last Thursday night. Instead, audiences were entranced by her simplicity.  Read more.  Continue reading Aldous Harding’s Cheerful Gloom at the Echo

Kauf’s Bright Electronica Cuts Through a Dark Haze at Final Echo Residency Performance

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Monday night at the Echo marked the final night of Kauf’s monthlong residency at the famous Echo Park venue. He was joined by some of LA’s brightest indie rockers, including Rush Midnight and pr0files, with a closing DJ set by Jeffrey Brodsky that kept the crowd dancing after hours. Some seemingly discarded blue lights were lying askew across the instruments … Continue reading Kauf’s Bright Electronica Cuts Through a Dark Haze at Final Echo Residency Performance

“Breaking the Blues” with Amy Blaschke’s Newest LP, out July 1st — Record Release at Grande Olde Echo

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  There is not a genre so forlorn as the blues. That seems obvious; it’s all in the name. Cultural appropriation aside, blues has endured because, well, the human condition can sometimes lead us down a dark path. But Amy Blaschke takes turmoil and creates purpose in her newest album, aptly titled, Breaking the Blues. Blaschke is local to LA by … Continue reading “Breaking the Blues” with Amy Blaschke’s Newest LP, out July 1st — Record Release at Grande Olde Echo