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For the week of Monday, September 10 through Sunday, September 16, 2012

Social Studies @ Origami Vinyl
Big Sir, Softness, ESP, Blackbush, Softness, ESP, Blackbush @ The Echoplex
Lavender Diamond, Bart Davenport, Bouquet, Daymoon @ The Echo
Kitten, Nova Albion, Hindu Pirates, Y Luv, Baron Von Luxxury @ Bootleg Bar
Motown Mondays: Mom LA x Root Down, Stax vs Motown, featuring Root Down Soundsystem @ The Short Stop
Shayne’s Open Mic Night @ Tribal Cafe

Trust, DZ Deathrays, Beat Club @ The Echo
The Cigarette Bums, Criminal Hygiene, The Virginia Reed @ Bootleg Bar
BUZZBANDS.LA’s SecondTuesday with Alaska Reid, Michael Davis (of Michael Davis With Lions), The Sweet Hurt @ Lot 1 Cafe
The Iron Giant Open Mic @ Tribal Cafe

Complex Mag Happy Hour with Sapporo, DJ Sofie (Stones Throw) @ The Echo
The Abyssinians, Mexico68 @ The Echoplex
She Keeps Bees, In The Valley Below, Sadie & the Blue-Eyed Devils @ Bootleg Bar
ALT!, George Sarah and String Ensemble @ Los Globos

Azalia Snail, N O W @ Origami Vinyl
Los Straitjackets featuring Daddy-O Grande, Big Sandy and His Fly-rite Boys @ The Echoplex
Pokey Lafarge and The South City Three, The Two Man Gentlemen Band, The Driftwood Singers @ The Echo
KROQ Presents: Robert Francis, Vinnie Ferra @ Bootleg Bar
Shine So Hard, War Drum, Alih Jey, Loch and Key @ Lot 1 Cafe
L.A. is Burning… Vogue!, Poly-Phase @ Los Globos
Brian Rodriguez Open Mic Night @ Tribal Cafe

People’s Temple @ Origami Vinyl
Chelsea Wolfe, CRYPTS, Gothic Tropic @ The Echo
IHEARTCOMIX presents: Eternal Summers, DZ Deathrays, Bleeding Rainbows, Special Guest @ Bootleg Theater
Mystery of Iniquity plus friends @ Tribal Cafe
Sinjin Hawke, Clicks & Whistles, Fuzz, Keltronix @ Los Globos

Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater – Roseanne (1988) @ The Echo
Funky Sole @ The Echo
Bootie LA DJ Tripp vs. Faroff Video Battle @ The Echoplex
The Seshen, Gavin Turek, Def Sound, J Mitchell Melodious Sound @ Bootleg Bar
Joe Jane @ Tribal Cafe
De La Vina @ The Fretted Frog

Mac Demarco (Captured Tracks), Ringo Deathstarr, Catwalk (Captured Tracks), Ringo Deathstarr, Catwalk @ The Echo
Casey Neill, Molly Bryant & John Spiker @ Bootleg Bar
Wesley Randolph’s bday Brunch: Tapioca & The Flea, Josh Boyd, special guest @ Lot 1 Cafe
Open mic night @ Tribal Cafe

Visit the venue websites for more information on the cost and times of shows. Feel free to add more events in the comment section. All events listed are subject to change at any time, and new events announced for the week after this posting may not be included. Visit our Weekly Events page for more neighborhood events, shows and specials.

At the FYF Fest over the weekend, surrounded by so many dang hipsters you wonder where the heck they all came from (Austin?), we found  a little bit of Echo Park amongst the vendors. It was great to see Echo Park businesses at the fest, including Origami Vinyl (with a giant booth!), Backside Echo Park, Blood is the New Black, The Warehouse and The Classroom.

We snapped a few photos of their booths at the fest:

Backside Echo Park

Origami Vinyl

The Warehouse & The Classroom

Blood is the New Black

And lastly, our friends Chromatics had a HUGE crowd

Hipsters rejoice! Tomorrow is the annual Record Store Day – where independently owned record stores across the country celebrate music with special vinyl and CD releases. Echo Park’s Origami Vinyl and Mono Records are participating this year with some special events of their own:

Origami Vinyl

Open at 8:00 am with coffee and snacks from Stories Books & Cafe. Shoppers will be allowed in ten at a time, and the first 300 people get an Origami Vinyl/Generic Surplus Record Store Day tote bag free with purchase. They’ll also have some more special give-aways, and you even go to The Echo patio to listen to your purchases or check in your bag at the “vinyl valet” while you enjoy the show.

Starting at noon on The Echo patio will be eight bands and guest DJs – but if you can’t make it to the show check out the live stream at radio.magicmonsterrecords.com. Bands include:

Big Black Delta @ 7:00 pm
Henry Clay People @ 6:00 pm
Electric Guest @ 5:00 pm
Races @ 4:00 pm
Zammuto @ 3:00 pm
Electric Flower Group @ 2:00 pm
Jenny O @ 1:00 pm
All Tiny Creatures @ Noon

Guest DJs spinning in Origami Vinyl:

Jason Kramer from KCRW
Shaun Koplow from Anticon
Jason from Dub Club/Punky Reggae
Matt & Patrick from Light in the Attic
Alyssa Bailey from KXLU
Angela Asistio from KXSC
Jen Ferrer from KXSC
Cristina Ramirez from KXLU
Chris Ziegler from LA Record

Check out the store’s Facebk page for more info.

Mono Records

This will be a great opportunity to finally get our butts over to the new Glendale Boulevard record store, which just opened a few months ago. They’ll have the STAX “Flipside of Stax” 45 boxes available, and of course a sale: All wax under $10 is 20% off, over $10 is 15% off the entire day. Store opens at 10:00 am.

There are a ton of other Los Angeles record store locations celebrating the day, check out LAist for the details.

If we could make a cake for Origami, this is what it'd look like. (Flickr photo via Sugar&Lace)

Origami Vinyl is turning three!

The record store/music venue is celebrating at tonight’s weekly Record Club across the street at El Prado. Bring some cupcakes and some 45’s to spin on the record player any time from 9:00 pm – 12:00 midnight. Perhaps you’ll make some vinyl record themed cupcakes for the occasion?

if you can’t make it tonight, mark your calendars for Record Store Day – a nation-wide event celebrating, you guessed it, record stores – on Saturday, April 21. Origami plans on throwing a grand fiesta with eight bands at The Echo, DJs at Origami Vinyl, giveaways, and we’re sure much much more.

Read more about Origami Vinyl on just-published interview on LAist.

Today’s free event at The Echo is inspired by frustrations with Frank McCourt’s handling of the Dodgers – so Origami Vinyl is organizing an “investor group to buy the Dodgers,” and is having a party to celebrate.

Today, at The Echo, enjoy a BBQ with free Dodger Dogs, veggie dogs, peanuts, and Cracker Jacks. They’ve also invented a drink called “The Vin Scully” for $5, Heinekens for $6.

Origami’s Dodger Takeover Party Presented By Pony Attack
Saturday, September 10th from 3:30 pm – 8 pm
The Echo, 1822 W. Sunset Blvd.

Set rimes:
4pm – The Black Apples
5pm – Summer Darling
6pm – Gestapo Khazi
7pm – Future Ghost

For the week of Monday, October 25 through Sunday, October 31

Monday Night Residency – Evan Voytas, Lesands, Allo Darlin @ Echo
Entertainment @ Origami Vinyl
Miss Josie Bunnie @ Pehrspace
Jessie Baylin, Richard Swift @ Bootleg Theater

The New Los Angeles Folk Festival, The Echo Present Murder Ballads @ Echoplex
Reigning Sound, The Ettes @ Echo
Giant Drag, Lonely Trees, Square on Square @ Bootleg Theater

Dub Club @ Echoplex
Mark Growpen @ Taix Lounge

Raw Power Rangers, Insect Surfers @ Echo
Kiss N Grind & Artdontsleep Present Bilal, J*davey, Quadron (Unplugged) @ Echoplex
Breathe Owl Breathe, Little Wings, The Migrant, Give Me Motion @ Bootleg Theater

The Henry Clay People’s 2nd Annual Rock and Roll Circus: Halloween with the Little Ones, Andy Clockwise, We Barbarians, The Monolators, The Dig, Downtown/Union@ Echoplex And Echo
Spain @ Origami Vinyl
A Halloween Night @ Pehrspace
Devics, Jake Blanton, Willoughby @ Bootleg Theater

Ninjatune 20th Anniversary @ Echo & Echoplex
Funky Sole @ Echo
TS and the Past Haunts, Silian Rail, Cue the Moon @ Pehrspace
Halloween Party: Tommy Santee Klaws, 5 Track & Glass Goblins, Jasper Dickson @ Taix Lounge

Part Time Punks: Goth Ball/Darkwave Masquerade with Frank Alpine, Violet Tremors @ Echo

For more information on weekly musical events like club nights, see our community resource pages.Visit the venue website for more information on the cost and times of shows. This list may not represent all the musical events happening in Echo Park this week – feel free to add more events in the comment section. All events listed are subject to change at any time. New events announced for the week after this posting may not be included.

Check out Waved Out 2 coming up on Saturday, September 25!

Aquarium Drunkard, in conjunction with the Echo, is holding its second all ages festival here in L.A. in Echo Park. Dubbed WAVED OUT, after Justin Gage’s favorite Robert Pollard solo album, this is the second recurring event featuring emerging national, local and international artists.


The Entrance Band
Sharon Van Etten
Shannon And The Clams
Lord Huron
John Carpenter
Summer Darling
Hanni El Khatib

Origami Stage:
Gestapo Khazi
So Many Wizards
Young Prisms
Victoria Noll
The Zig Zags
Bowery Beasts

Plus Food Trucks, Tamales, Tarot card readers, Hit & Run silk screening on site, and more!

3:00 pm, $13, all ages. The Echoplex is located at 1154 Glendale Blvd

Want some free tickets? TheSceneStar.com is having a contest for free tickets, all you need to do is email them with you name and contact info at oscar@thescenestar.com before Friday, September 24 at 10 a.m. for your chance to win!

Journalist Susan Hirasuna covered the Summer Fling Truck earlier tonight in front of Origami Vinyl in Echo Park. We’re not sure what the story is about (it couldn’t be the perpetual food truck debate, Summer Fling Truck only serves up fashion), but she tweeted that the story would air tonight on Fox 11 at 10:00 pm.

Check out that broadcast tower/pole/thingy!

Ever wondered about how to make picture discs, custom vinyl or specialty record jackets? Plan on releasing a vinyl record soon? Origami Vinyl is offering up a FREE panel discussion on the basics of album production on Sunday, August 15 from 7:00-9:00 pm.

“Getting Your Record Made: A Step-by-Step Look at Album Production” is a panel discussion with Q and A led by Origami Vinyl owner Neil Schield. On the panel is: Christian Dwiggins (mixing and mastering engineer from Engine Rooms Studios), Pet Lyman (owner and chief mastering engineer from Infrasonic Sound Recording), Kevin Smith (owner of Bill Smith Custom Records), Jennifer Freund (owner and CEO Dorado Music Packaging), and Benjamin Heywood of Summer Darling.

Along with beer, the event will also include some special offers and discounts from panel speakers on their record production services.

You do have to RSVP no later than TODAY, August 12, by emailing RSVPOrigami@gmail.com

Origami Vinyl is located at 1816 W. Sunset Blvd.

For the week of Monday, July 12 through Sunday, July 18.

Mississippi Man, Superhumanoids, Dahga Bloom, Useless Keys @ Echo
New Music Monday With Greg Mullen, Glacier Saint, Maraca Mouths, Air Surgeon @ Echo Curio
Hyena, Kid Infinity, Myths, Professor Calculus, Sean Pineda, DJ Mapi (KXLU) @ Pehrspace
Residency Night 2: The Black Apples, Wait. Think. Fast., Cue The Moon, Summer Darling @ Origami Vinyl

Smog Sessions With Mrk1, Juan Basshead, Emu, Kemst @ Echo
Big Tree, The Shade, C-horse, Birdlips @ Echo Curio
Open Mic night hosted by Josh Bassett at 7:30 pm @ Tribal Café
Superhumanoids @ Origami Vinyl

Dub Club With Echodelic Soundsystem, Jah Faith, DJ Danny Holloway, DJ Expo, J1 @ Echoplex & Echo
Basshaters, Mirage (Featuring Members Of Smegma + Sissy Spacek), Damion Romero, Indian Mound @ Echo Curio
i can be cheery and LA Record 100 Present: Lola Loshkey, VOICEsVOICEs, Halloween Swim Team, Corridor, DJ Jung Hollywood @ Pehrspace
The Breeding Ground Open Mic (every Wednesday) hosted by Joe Mullenix at 7:00 pm @ Tribal Café

Threadless West Coast Social With Special Guest DJ Greg Dulli (Of The Twilight Singers), Teen Inc, The Samps @ Echo
Antibalas, The Sway Machinery @ Echoplex
The Gripping Play Ulysses Crewmen, Performance By Peter J Woods, Moment Trigger, True Womanhood @ Echo Curio
Open Mic night hosted by Jackie at 7:30 pm @ Tribal Café
Foxtails Brigade @ Origami Vinyl

Club Underground With Secret History, Sweater Girls, Waterlaso @ Echo
Trannyshack La @ Echoplex
Kacey Johansing, Honeycomb, Nightmare And The Cat, Kandyce And The Killdozer @ Echo Curio
Otik Records Presents Shirley Rolls Video Release: Shirley Rolls, C-Horse, Brown Irish, Mountain Animal Hospital @ Pehrspace
G.T.Y.E Presents America Eats its Young, Michelle Macedo and Co. @ Tribal Café

Bootie La With Dj Shyboy, DJ Paul V., Raid @ Echoplex
Funky Sole @ Echo
Heather Woodbury’s “As The Globe Warms” followed By Simon Joyner, Queen Victoria, Claire Cronin @ Echo Curio
Oh Yeah, The Future, Therapy Session, Tubby Boots @ Pehrspace
Mystery Claws @ Origami Vinyl
Indie Rock Night featuring alternative country band, Oak Street Blues and more TBA @ Tribal Café

Part Time Punks: Factory Records Night With DJ Tim Burgess (of the Charlatans) @ Echo
Echo Obscura @ Echo Curio
Diggin’ Sunday is Back, Failings Exposed (music event to raise money for lupus) @ Tribal Café

For more information on weekly musical events like club nights, see our community resource pages.Visit the venue website for more information on the cost and times of shows. Venue information can be found in our community resource pages.

This list may not represent all the musical events happening in Echo Park this week – feel free to add more events in the comment section. All events listed are subject to change at any time. New events announced for the week after this posting may not be included.

Friday, April 23rd

8:00 pm

Origami Vinyl will be premiering ‘Together’ by The New Pornographers

Free drinks and goodies.

Stop by for your chance to win tickets to see the New Pornographers at the Music Box on July 20th.

RSVP: gettogetherla@gmail.com

This Saturday, April 17th is Record Store Day!

Echo Park’s Origami Vinyl will be participating.

They will be opening 2 hours early for the occasion: 10am – 10pm

Free Origami Vinyl/Altamont canvas totes*
Free Shapes and Sizes / The Weird Weeds split 7″*
Free Hooper Heroes Comic Book*
Free Colt45 (21+)

* With purchase while supplies last

Spend $50 and get 20% at etnies.com
Enter to win 500 printed 7″ standard jackets

CoolHaus Ice Cream Truck will be serving up treats from 7pm – 8:30pm.
Non alcoholic beverages and margaritas (21+) will be provided by Function Drinks.

Dum Dum Girls – 2pm
Male Bonding – 3pm
The One AM Radio – 4pm
Adam Harding – 5pm
Lou Barlow + The Missingmen – 6pm

Origami Vinyl is located at 1816 W Sunset Blvd.

Here is a little info on Record Store Day from their website. “This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on.”

Origami Vinyl is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a 10% off sale, free birthday cake, colt45 and free appetizers provided by Fresh Girls Catering (between 3pm – 6pm).

Set times for bands:
8pm – Summer Darling
7pm – Twilight Sleep
6pm – Kissing Cousins
5pm – Future Ghost
4pm – Tricky Sizzler

Saturday, April 3, 2010
12:00pm – 10:00pm

Origami Vinyl at 1816 W. Sunset Blvd.

Best Coast (Art Fag Recording, 2009) is a recent discovery for me and I love them. Luckily for me, and you as well, they will be playing Waved Out at the Echo and Echoplex this Saturday, March 27th.

Get this 7″ EP while it’s still in print. If you love thick distortion and heavy reverb, mixed with 1960’s pop sensibility song writing and a stoned-in-California vibe, this is for you.

Origami Vinyl is located at 1816 West Sunset Blvd, (213) 413-3030‎

The Echo is at 1822 Sunset Blvd, (213) 413-8200‎

I stopped by El Prado last night to grab two rounds after work. I’ve been a long time fan of microbrews and Belgian-style ales and it’s such a treasure to have a bar so close to my house that serves these style of beers. I had the Allagash Tripple.

When I was there I noticed that the room was split, almost equally, into wine & beer drinkers. It’s just that type of place. Being a fan of mid-week bar time, this is a great night at El Prado. Tuesday night’s are also Record Club Night, which is hosted by Origami Vinyl. Details for the night can be found on Origami’s blogsite.

All and all, fun times.

El Prado is located at 1805 W. Sunset Boulevard, (213) 484-6079