2011 is going to be a big year for us at Origami. Expect lots of cool announcements during the 1st quarter of this year because we have been working on some pretty rad tricks! Which leads us to our first BIG announcement...
As you know, we are extremely committed to supporting the local music scene here in LA. A major inspiration to our mission has been the Monday Night Residencies The Echo and Spaceland have been putting on for years. It's such an awesome concept to have an up and coming local band take over the club for a month, allowing them to curate the other bands that play. We've seen so many great bands come out of these residencies and break out nationally. In the last year alone Local Natives, Warpaint, and Fool's Gold all rocked it.
So we are extremely excited to announce that we will be partnering with The Echo starting this February as the presenter of said Monday Night Residencies! This will allow us to help get behind these local bands a bit more by adding more promotion and support. Each month's hosting band will enjoy a spotlight in the shop and promo in this newsletter. We will also post interviews, mp3s and other content on our blog about them so you can fill yourself in. In addition to this, Sean and I will be taking over the back patio of The Echo each Monday night. We'll be DJing records, have a little pop-up shop out there selling stuff, and hosting record release parties for 1 band each week. The record release parties will feature us playing the album in it's entirety, doing giveaways and other fun stuff and giving you the ability to buy the record the night before it comes out. Also starting in February, The Echo will be opening a patio bar so you can keep your hands full of libations! To top it all off there is no admission! That's right, these things are gonna stay free. Man this is gonna be some cool party!
Here are some things you should know:
February's Hosting Band(s) - Slang Chickens and Papa
02/07 Line-up: Slang Chickens, Papa, Mini Mansions, and Rachel Marie Williams (ex-Sleepy Sun)
02/14 Line-up: Slang Chickens, Papa, John Carpenter, TBA
02/21 Line-up: Slang Chickens, Papa, more TBA
02/28 Line-up: Slang Chickens, Papa, more TBA
Here are the Record Release Parties we've lined up out on the back patio so far...
02/07 - Esben and The Witch (Matador)
02/14 - Mogwai (Sub Pop)
02/21 - Anika (Stones Throw)
*all shows are 21+
If you are a label or an artist and want to have your Record Release Party on the back patio, hit us up and we can talk specifics!
Unfortunately with this partnership means, that we will have to put our weekly night, POST-, at Footsie's Bar to rest after January. Thanks to Dave, Kristy, and Terrill for making our experience there awesome. Please come out over the next 4 Monday's and hang out with us as we close it out with a bang. We will be having special guest DJs each week! it's free and goes from 10pm - 2am.