Thursday, January 2, 2014
TONIGHT: OV + The Echo present FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) Fest 2014!
It's called FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) Fest and it's happening tonight at 8PM in both the Echo AND Echoplex! Alongside The Echo, Echo Park Rising & DoLA, OV will be presenting you with a bunch of bands we think are gonna blow up next year for dirt cheap. It's gonna be 2 levels of music, some of the coolest bands in the area, and a plethora of good vibes and beer! We can't think of a better way to get a head start on your 2014 resolutions!
Avid Dancer, Bogan Via, Fever The Ghost, Hindu Pirates, Kera & The Lesbians, Tall Tales & The Silver Linings, Santoros, Lo Fang, Liphemra, Wet & Reckless, Spazzkid & more!
Check out the full deets for the show and a bunch of awesome tracks from this year's bands below:
FOMO Fest 2014
Fri, January 3, 2014 || 8:00 pm || The Echo & Echoplex || $8.00 adv / $10.00 dos
"Avid Dancer, where the sounds of the '60s and '70s — shimmering and tremeloed guitars, vocal hooks and AM radio-ready motifs — get a gentle kick in the behind, an update for these times" -- Buzzbands
“…the self-titled debut EP from these Phoenix, AZ natives proved to be in no shortage of charm… The pulsating and ominous electronics paired with Miller’s ghostlike soprano give an almost otherworldly feel.” -- Consequence of Sound
Fever The Ghost:
"Everything I can imagine writing about Fever the Ghost’s acid-drenched psych-pop involves hallucinogenic drugs. Or what was on the turntable that one weekend you experimented with them. (Ahem.) Or how influences like the Seeds, the Electric Prunes, Procol Harum, the Doors and David Bowie run through the L.A. quartet’s music, which is sonically like aiming a can of spray paint at Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti." -- Buzzbands
"... a unique blend of salty surf rock, gut-wrenching blues, and upbeat garage rock that you can’t help but dance to. ... citing influences such as Howlin’ Wolf, The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground, and The Strokes, Hindu Pirates harness the hooks and choruses of carefully crafted pop songs, and deliver them with uninhibited, explosive garage-rock energy." -- Ambiguous Music
Kera & The Lesbians:
"On “Gypsy Punk,” the first song the quintet has revealed from a forthcoming EP, Armendariz wails with notable élan, chewing up the lyrical scenery as her bandmates shift rhythms, instrumentation and, possibly, musical epochs." -- Buzzbands
"The description "James Blake with strings instead of electronics" is both reductive and not entirely accurate, but as a thumbnail description of Lo-Fang — brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Matthew Hemerlein — you could do worse." -- SPIN
Tall Tales and the Silver Lining:
“A carefree mix of country folk, with simple guitar strums that mingle playfully with spare rhythms and sweet harmonies.” -- NPR
"Drawing the name from the concept of “ephemera,” Marsico’s solo project is an appropriate amalgam of mysteriously ambient swirls with songs like the haunting yet pulsating 'Young.'" -- Buzzbands
Wet & Reckless:
"Edgy girl-group stylings lean toward the punk and pointed rather than the pretty and predictable" -- Buzzbands
"He’s taken something that isn’t accessible to everyone—that is, Japanese pop—and morphed it into an upbeat number anyone can understand." -- Pitchfork