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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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Summer Residencies in Full Bloom!

There is much to be said about the local music scene and all of the talented residency shows that are within our grasp. June 9th at The Echo was a prime example of this. Each artist on the lineup had their own energy and were spot on for their performances. This was an incredibly powerful […]

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