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Concert Review: Wildcat! Wildcat! at the Echoplex

Wildcat! Wildcat!, Body Parts, Mt. Ossa Concert Review  It was a night of incessant grooving at the Echoplex. Mt. Ossa, (pronounced ah-suh) was an incredible opening performance. Not much can go wrong when two of a five-member band are wearing denim overalls. Listening to them feels like going back in time several decades. Mt. Ossa’s […]

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Big Horn Music Festival Recap

Big Horn Music Festival: Mt. Baldy While everyone down in Claremont was sluggishly slurping podges and smoothies while melting away in the 100+ degree heat, I escaped to the peak of Baldy for the Big Horn Baldy Bluegrass Festival. A bunch of sweet acoustic, Americana, roots, and many other groups rose up on the ski lift […]

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Xiu Xiu / Circuit Des Yeux / Dead Rider, the Echo 7/29

    Why did Haley Foher (Circuit Des Yeux) appear 10 feet tall when she suddenly rose from her chair toward the end of her commanding set of stripped-down tracks from 2014’s excellent Overdue? Why does Matt Espy lend his virtuosic drumming talents to pretentious cock rockers Dead Rider (aptly dubbed “dad metal” by friend […]

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2014 Summer Concert Series Week 2 Rewind: Amps For Christ

In keeping with a longstanding tradition of bringing (always) awesome and (frequently) local music to Rhino Records, KSPC recently hit a high point with their Summer Concert Series. On Sunday, July 20th the Inland Empire was treated to a rare and fascinating performance by pioneering experimentalists Amps for Christ.   Amps for Christ features an […]

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The Effervescent Emily Wells

The Echo was once again graced with Emily Wells presence on June 17th. Every time without fail I am blown away by Emily Wells’ performances in Los Angeles. Having lived here she has a certain hometown love for this city and it is made clear at every show. This is a musician who constantly strives […]

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