Friday Night In Echo Park

Everybody Was In The French Resistance…Now, Ezra Furman and The Harpoons at The Echo:

9pm. $8. 18+

If you don’t know the gimmick yet, Everybody Was In The French Resistance… Now is all about rewriting the biggest mistakes in pop history. Whether it’s telling Avril Lavigne to back off or correcting the likes of Bob Dylan on “Think Twice (It’s Not Alright)”, they’ve corrected some grave injustices in the popular musical landscape. But if you’re still not sure what’s going on, you can get a first-hand look when the band, lead by Art Brut’s Eddie Argos and The Blood Arm’s Dyan Valdes, tour the U.S. and Canada this April and May.

The tour kicks off April 23rd in Los Angeles, CA and darts all across the U.S. and into Toronto and Montreal before wrapping up on May 26th in Phoenix, AZ. In an interview with NME recently, Argos said he was excited to get out on the road, especially to get ahead of work on his day job band.

“I’m really looking forward to the tour,” Argos said. “Unfortunately Dave Newton, who played the European tour and SXSW shows, can’t make it. We have Ian Catskilkin from Art Brut instead, which will be useful for writing the next Art Brut album.”Consequence of Sound

with resident DJs spinning the best in Brit / Indie / Soul / Twee / Madchester / Punk / Glam

Find out more at ClubUnderground.net.

Glasser, The Samps at Bootleg Theater:

10pm. $10.

HT Heartache, Jamie Drake and Nettie Rose at Pehrspace:

9pm. $5. All ages.

Battlehooch, Slang Chickens, Ryan Harrison and The Orphans at Echo Curio:

9pm. $5 suggested donation. All ages.

Friday night is party night, with the best marching band posing as a rock band (BATTLEHOOCH), and two of the smartest bar bands LA has to offer.  RYAN HARRISON AND THE ORPHANS will kick off the night in their typical glee-ful passion, and SLANG CHICKENS will peg a nail in the night’s foot at the end and potentially chop off its head with their insane harmonies.

Also tonight at Stories Bookstore: Friday Night Knits at 7pm and poetry (curated by Rafael Alvarado) at 8pm.

Origami Vinyl is hosting a free listening party for The New Pornographers forthcoming album ‘Together’ at 8pm.

The Echo is located at 1822 Sunset Blvd.

Echo Curio is located at 1519 Sunset Blvd.

Pehrspace is located at 325 Glendale Blvd.

Stories is located at 1716 Sunset Blvd and is open until 10pm on Fridays.

Origami Vinyl is located at 1816 W Sunset Blvd and is open until 10pm on Fridays.