Echo Park Rising Has Announced Its Insane Lineup
Echo Park Rising, the small festival born in 2011 after the debacle of the Sunset Junction Fair, can’t be called small anymore. It has just published its lineup and it’s quite incredible. The festival has grown to crazy proportions and I get the impression they are adding more bands every year. Of course, don’t look for famous rockstars in this list, these are local bands as the festival has always focused on its neighborhood’s incredibly fertile pool of musical creativity.
There will be a main stage on Friday and Saturday, and plenty of other stages each day, curated by Buzz Bands LA, New Professor Records, SESAC, Blank City Records and Play Like a Girl among many others… The festival will last 4 days as last year, from August 17th to August 20th, making this summer ends with a bang… Just check out the lineup below! I have counted 53 bands that I recognize among this endless list, which is not too bad, but still very low compared to the amount of bands which are participating. As usual, the coverage of the festival will be overwhelming, but if I had to pick a few, I would say that I highly recommend to see Alice Bag, Babylon, the Buttertones, CG Roxanne and the Nightmares, Cheap Tissue, CRX, Dungen, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Holy Wars, Lauren Ruth Ward, Plague Vendor, Sextile… and that’s a very short selection as there are many bands I don’t know anything about. Echo Park Rising is a celebration of Los Angeles’ rich music diversity, this is a celebration of my neighborhood. Here is the lineup, too many bands to see, too little time:
Albert & His Dreamboats, Alyeska, Alexander Anderson, Alice Bag, Anna St. Louis, Apollo Bebop, The Aquadolls, August Eve, Babylon, Baby Girl DJs, Banta, Bjorn and The Sun, Black Paw, Black Shakespeare, Boogaloo Assassins, Bones Muhroni, Bodegas, The Boy Scouts, Brainstory, Brass Box, Brenda Carsey, The Buttertones, Busted Storytelling, Cat Scan, Cathedral Club, CB Brand, CG Roxanne and the Nightmares, Charlie Overbey And The Broken Arrows, Cheap Tissue, Cillie Barnes, Colleen Lovejoy, Comedy Garage, Cones, Creation Factory, Croy And The Boys, CRX, Cutty Flam, Dancing Tongues, Death Hymn Number 9, Desure, Dick and Jane Family Orchestra, Dodge Ball Society, Draag, Draemings, Dreamlover, Dub Club DJs, Dungen, Dzang, Easy, Earth Girl Helen Brown, Edith Crash, Espresso, Ever So Android, Ex Stains, FACIAL, Fake News, Fartbarf, Flames of Durga, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Fime, Forest, Freddy Spacer, Fury, GENR8, Georgi Kay, Gold Star, Goon, Grand Lord High Master, Grateful Shred, Gypsum, Healing Gems, Hearty Har, The Henry Clay People, HIPS, Holy Wars, HOLYCHILD, Honus Honus, I, Us, & We, Iconique, International Connection, Inti Wawa, Iress, Izaak Opatz, Joel Jerome, Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Clap, Jonny Fritz, Jurassic Shark, Kat Myers and the Buzzards, Kuromi, La Rabla, Lauren Ruth Ward, Leggy Peggy, Leroy From the North, Liz Slingerland, Love Ghost, Lucy and La Mer, Mercury Wheel, Mapache, Mara Conner, Meatbodies, Melted Bodies, Metronohm, Mexican Stand-Off, Minnow, Mister Paradise, Moaning, Moon Honey, Mount Baine, Moxi, Necklace, New Evil, Nick Mudd, Night Talks, Nightingale Rodeo, NK Riot, NO WIN, Numb.er, NVDES, Oliver Riot, Orchin, Paige Calico, Paintbox, Pair of Arrows, Party Nails, Pinky Pinky, Plague Vendor, Polyplastic, Pompeya, POPDeFECT, Poppy Jean Crawford, Professor Colombo, Qui, Rafael Vigilantics, Ramonda Hammer, Rival Cavves, RJ Bloke, Rudy De Anda, Sabrina is Not in This Chat, Send Medicine, Sextile, Sie Sie and the Sad Sacks, Sin Asps, Slim Jeff, Sofia Wolfson, Spelles, Spencer Robinson, Square Parts for Broken Hearts, SSLEEPERHOLD, Superet, Surf Curse, Sydney Blake, Tesha, The Black Heartthrobs, The Coltranes, The Folks and Company, The Manx, The Mother Tongues, The Paranoyds, The Rangers, The Schizophonics, The Tracks, Toner, True Ghouls, Twin Temple, United Ghosts, Velvet, Veronica Bianqui, Victoria Bailey, Wam Dingis, War Girl, Wasi, Wendy Bevan, Wonton Soup.