From the Echo Curio Myspace:
Thurs, Oct 1st – PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS presents BENEFIT SHOW for
NIGHT LIGHT with DOMINIC MASSARO and THURLOW performing
This Thursday Plays Well With Other presents FUTURA, a benefit event that will be an impactful night
made up of music and art, with the main focus of bringing awareness to a particular non-profit
organization called Nightlight. This Electronica night will consist of DJ Righteous Trash, Thurlow and
featuring the LA artist Massaro. Massaro’s songs will seduce you with his haunting, beautiful, broken
vocal melodies sung over a brick wall of sea-sick droning guitars. The art will be donated by Sam
Gallagher, Dominic Massaro, and Lawton Outlaw, which scale from a combination of color field paintings
and mixed media paintings to Gary Baseman meets Andy Warhol; surreal cartoon like content that is fun
for the whole family. All of these amazing artists are coming together for the sole reason to help
Nightlight. Nightlight rescues women out of prostitution / sex trafficking in Bangkok, Thailand. A very
prevalent problem with these rescued women is that have been trafficked often fall back into
prostitution. This occurs because they aren’t given the opportunity or resources to learn other skills to
make a living and survive. That’s where Nightlight comes in. They teach the women how to make jewelry
then Nightlight sells it in places like the United States and through that funding, these women are given
the chance at a new life.
Fri, Oct 2nd – SHELLEY SHORT + ALEXIS GIDEON + ERIN MUIR + QUEEN
Sat, Oct 3rd – CMG and the NIGHT (pre-record release party) + THE LITTLEST
VIKING + THE BLACK HEARTTHROBS + the art of Paul Kaloper and Carrie
Sun, Oct 4th – SAD HORSE + BUGS + DEVON WILLIAMS + ALLAH LAS
Mon, Oct 5th – RAILCARS + VOICE VOICES + HALLOWEEN SWIM TEAM +
VOICE ON TAPE + ENDLESS BUMMER
THEN WE START OUR RESIDENCY MONTH in OCTOBER
every week, a different featured artist transforms the space
OCT 8th – 13th – CHRIS STANTON + CAITLIN C. MITCHELL
OCT 15th – 20th – JOSIE BASFORD
OCT 22nd – 27th – GARY SPISAK
OCT 29th – NOV 7th – MICHAEL HSIUNG
and a different musical group curates a rocking night of the week
THURSDAYS (OCT 8th,15th, 22th, and 29th) – JACK WILSON JR.
FRIDAYS (OCT 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th) – MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY
SATURDAYS (OCT 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st (HALLOWEEN!!!)) – MAD GREGS
SUNDAYS (OCT 11th, 18th, 25th, and NOV 1st) – RATS
THURS, OCT 8th – JACK WILSON JR + LIZ PAPPADEMAS and the LEVEL +
RYAN HARRISON and the ORPHANS + KIND CROMANG
9:00 RYAN HARRISON & THE ORPHANS
Equal amounts Early Bowie, Stones (roughly chopped), Leonard Cohen. Blend,
serve over ice in a wax paper cup from Jack-in-the-Box, 4th + Vermont. It’s only
rock’n’roll but they like it. So do we.
10:00 LIZ PAPPADEMAS
The SF Bay Guardian says about Liz, “Joni Mitchell meets Raymond Carver at a piano
bar.” The thing is — as incredible as that may sound — it’s actually pretty goddamn
accurate. An honest dedication to song-craft and a killer backing band.
12:00 KIND CROMANG
To be perfectly honest, we don’t even “get” what Cromang’s music is “about,”
except that it’s funky and doesn’t try to pretend like rap never happened. Other than
that, you’ve got song titles like “Hezbollah Freak Scene,” not to mention homeboy’s
MySpace comments section is the best YouTube channel we’ve seen to date.
(blurbs by Matt Eckel of Jack Wilson Jr.)
FRI, OCT 9th – MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY + THE HEALTH CLUB +
MAGICK ORCHIDS + THE MORMONS
SAT, OCT 10th – MAD GREGS + LA FOG + LEARNING MUSIC
SUN, OCT 11th – RATS + RED HILL + DAMION ROMERO
show starts at 8:30pm
THURS, OCT 15th – JACK WILSON JR. +
SETH PETTERSON and the UNDERTOW +
TALL TALES and the SILVER LININGS +
STEPHANIE REARICK + NATTLESNAKE
show starts at 8p
9:00 STEPHANIE REARICK
Stephanie is the proprietor of Mother Fool’s in Madison, WI and the lighting rod (or
the lightning?) of Madison’s Time Bank, one of the country’s largest. This October
she’s playing and singing her way across the country (classical/cabaret/pop); Los
Angeles, let’s give her a warm welcome.
10:00 TALL TALES & the SILVER LINING
In Ventura County everything is slower, simpler: lighter—because it doesn’t first
have to soak up a ton and a half of irony—but also heavier—because you’re able to
honestly appraise the full significance of a thing. A tall man with a beautiful deep
voice who can write songs in his sleep. Which is kind of how I think he does it.
12:00 SETH PETTERSEN & the UNDERTOW
The “yin” to Tall Tales’ “yang.” If Iggy Pop was born in California and not Detroit, and
if he liked surfing and fish tacos. Do you like tall cans of beer and surly stand-ups
with hearts of gold? Good, you’ll do fine.
blurbs by Matt Eckel of Jack Wilson Jr.
FRI, OCT 16th – MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY + FORT WIFE +
CROOKED COWBOY + GEORGIE GLASS
SAT, OCT 17th – MAD GREGS + TOMMY SANTEE KLAWS + guests
SUN, OCT 18th – RATS curated night with GARBAJ KAETZ + TEARIST +
DONUT + BIG GIRLS show starts at 8:30pm
MON, OCT 19th – NEAL MORGAN + PIT ER PAT + WHQLES + CONCETT9
THURS, OCT 22nd – JACK WILSON JR + DOWNTOWN/UNION +
THE DAMSELLES + CMG AND THE NIGHT
If you don’t like this band, check your pulse. That’s right, you’re dead. If you can’t
remember how or when you died, that’s probably because post-mortem, spirit-world
amnesia is one of the side effects of “suck.” That’s right, you suck. I mean, you used
to. Hey, so what’s it like being dead? Send me a postcard or something. Zombie.
10:00 THE DAMSELLES & the TC4
Classic 60s girl-group grooves and harmonies. The choreographed dance steps, the
matching dresses, the whole thing. Oh, and a support role in a bizarre music video
featuring Will Ferrell called “Bat Fight” (“It’s a game of honor and diplomacy…”).
12:00 CMG & WE ARE THE NIGHT
CMG is Carlos Gutierrez—not sure on the middle name (best guess =
“Motherfucking”?). The We Are the Night boys hail from Pedro. Their humble charm
will catch you off guard, but pay attention (!) there are real-deal songs behind the
whole fake gang routine. “Do You Ever Rock’n’Roll Anymore?” CMG does. All the
time. The wheat shall be separated from the chaff!
blurbs by Matt Eckel of Jack WIlson Jr.
FRI, OCT 23rd – MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY + STAB CITY +
HELLO MY NAME IS RED + THE ORPHAN PIGS
SAT, OCT 24th – MAD GREGS + guests
SUN, OCT 25th – RATS + DOMINIQUE LEONE + LEARNING MUSIC
show starts at 8:30 pm
TUES, OCT 27th – ROSE MELBERG (Tiger Trap, the Softies) + THE FINCHES +
KELLARISSA + ANNA OXYGEN
THURS, OCT 29th – JACK WILSON JR + EL INGANNI +
JOHN MEEKS + FORT KING
9:00 FORT KING
We share with songwriter Ryan Fuller a dual appreciation for the songwriting of
Townes Van Zandt and for the Native American “story” that unfortunately (still) gets
left out of US “history.” Folk balladry with heart and a real live cello to boot.
10:00 JOHN MEEKS
John is an accomplished songwriter and performer, a fixture of the thriving San
Diego alt-country scene. He and his banjo pickin’ compadres will break your heart
and then put it back together again, twice as good as before.
12:00 EL INGANNI
Indie LA’s best-kept secret. Country music with soul; soul with a jagged & raggedy
country edge. Always an event, do not miss! We’re putting in our request now for
“Baby, I Love You.”
FRI, OCT 30th – MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY + SEASONS +
THE SEIZURE + THE BLIND
SAT, OCT 31st – HALLOWEEN with MAD GREGS
SUN, NOV 1st – RATS + GUTHRIE AND STREB + AUTO DA FE + LA FOG
show starts at 8:30 pm
plus Local Design/Craft Open House featuring items by Automatic Sweetheart,
Jenn Quinly, and others!
WED, NOV 4th – DREW DANBURRY + KEVIN GREENSPON +
LAND OF ILL EARTHQUAKES + CLARK 8
THURS, NOV 5th – VANDAVEER + PAIGE STARK + JUDSON KINNEY
FRI, NOV 6th – ROBOTANISTS + AGENT RIBBONS + guests
SAT, NOV 7th – THE KRIS SPECIAL + OR, THE WHALE + BODHI + SEASONS