Time Out says
Posted: Tue Oct 23 2012
Hipsters flock to this often-jammed club for all flavors of indie, dub reggae and electronica. The temperature can rise to uncomfortable levels when it's crowded, although the back patio offers some relief. This may be the Eastside, but you'll be paying Hollywood prices for the drinks.
What's on at Echo
Stop in at the Echo on summertime sundays for a (free!) grand ole time. The weekly event rolls in classic Americana and country/roots tunes with lineups including performances by heavy hitters like RT 'n the 44s, Whispering Pines, Triple Chicken Foot...
Pop, Alternative rock
Wales born pan-disciplinarian Gruffydd Maredudd Bowen Rhys is best known for fronting the mighty Super Furry Animals, but has also produced sterling work with Gorillaz, Danger Mouse and his own Neon Neon project. He's here to perform from American Interior—an album...
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The beloved yet publically underappreciated Walkmen seemingly broke up this past winter. Or, actually, what they've done is pulli a Kiss in 1978—frontman Leithauser, bassist-organist Walter Martin and organist-bassist Peter Bauer all released solo albums...
This guitar-driven, adventurous indie outfit from Brighton, England has grown quickly since its formation in 2010. With vocals that sound like they're eminating from a small shrew, the plaintive, melodic Kins members seem as if they listen to a lot of...
Reggae, World & Latin
Though a firm favorite of more leftfield festivals and audiences, Omar Souleyman is really as accessible as hummus. The Syrian singer never fails to galvanize a crowd, channelling Middle Eastern music through a techno-informed prism, and is helped out...
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Jamie Stewart has remained the sole steward of confrontational experimental rock act Xiu Xiu, but various cohorts have come and gone in support of his enigmatic quest. The group's latest record, Angel Guts: Red Classroom, boasts more bummers in line with...