TORCHES And Lovelife Transform The Echo


  Friday nights in Los Angeles are always exhilarating, and last weekend The Echo transformed from its typical small bar/venue feel into a stadium of sorts with epic performances by L.A. natives TORCHES and UK/New York-based electro-poppers Lovelife. The night began with TORCHES’ sweeping, anthemic brand of indie rock. Though recorded the band consists of

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Foxygen Awes The Echo


Foxygen was a name I heard floating around in the blogosphere, but something I (shamefully) never took the time to research. When I heard that the duo was playing with Moonface at The Echo, I figured I’d check them out. Why not? Getting to that show early was one of the smartest things I’ve ever

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Album Review: RACES, Year of the Witch


Los Angeles band RACES is hitting the scene with their first full-length album, Year of the Witch. Formed in 2009, RACES have distinguished themselves through their alternative, orchestral, rolling melodies and awesomely spastic moments of fuzzed-up, garage instrumentals. This LP is the follow up to their Big Broom EP and limited edition 7” featuring songs

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Class Actress Plays LA and OC This Week


The LA-native sexy electro-pop troupe, Class Actress, is returning to Southern California this week to play dates at The Echo and Costa Mesa’s Detroit Bar. Led by the seductive Elizabeth Harper, the trio produces pop gems that gleam with 80s-inspired influences such as early Madonna and Depeche Mode. Beginning her career as a singer/songwriter, Harper

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