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Just a few months ago, owner Justin Warwick closed down his vintage store, Warwick, on Sunset Blvd. near the Short Stop. He took on a huge project remodeling and fixing up a warehouse space farther down the road, and is now ready to show off his hard work with a grand opening party on Friday, October 15.

Free Booze, piñatas on the patio, local DJs, DIY Class demos, sales! (15% off if you say the magic word, Seahorse), unique restyled vintage, dart painting, and much more…

Friday, October 15
8:00 pm-Midnight
1197 W. Sunset Boulevard (@ Marion)

Click here for the Warehouse Facebook page.

Mishka of Echo Park is throwing its Fall 2010 Release Party on Friday, August 20 at the Echoplex.

The lineup for the 8-11:00 pm time slot includes: Pictureplane, Blessure Grave, Puro Instinct (formerly Pearl Harbor) and Tearist.

From 11:00 pm – 2:00, there will be DJ sets from Acid Girls, The Captain and Star Eyes (of Trouble & Bass), and Killing Spree (Zane & Gibby).

The party is free if you RSVP in advance, and only $5 at the door if you don’t RSVP.

Visit Mishka of Echo Park’s blog or the Facebook event page for more info.

Friday August 20th, 8pm-2am
The Echoplex located at 1154 Glendale Ave.

This weekend, the Echo Park Independent Co-op will be hosting three whole days of sales, live music and food trucks! Here’s the schedule:

Friday, July 30th

  • All Ladyboy shoes will be $10 off!
  • The Grilled Cheese Truck will be serving mouth-watering sandwiches outside the shop from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Saturday, July 31st

  • All jewelry will be 15% off!
  • An acoustic performance by Lindsey Troy at 7:00 pm
  • Sterling and Amy of Crazedotcom will perform at 8:00 pm

Sunday, August 1st

  • All bags will be 20% off!
  • An acoustic performance with AJ Jackson of Saint Motel at 7:00 pm
  • BLOK! plays at 8:00 pm

More performances and food trucks TBA.

Feel free to BYOB!

E.P.I.C. is located at 1712 Sunset Blvd.

McSweeney’s Issue #34 Launch Party at 826LA and Stories

Monday, April 26th, 2010

There will be food, drink and a discussion and signing with McSweeney’s contributors Nick McDonell and Teddy Wayne. The musical guest for the evening is The Blasting Company.

826LA East / The Echo Park Time Travel Mart and Stories

8:00 pm


RSVP and reserve your copy here (McSweeney’s Quarterly #34 is $20+tax at Stories).

Issue 34 features new stories of shipwrecks, kidnappings and bad vacations, by (among others) Anthony Doerr, Daniel Handler, and T. C. Boyle. Also included are new letters about wine and Hawaii from John Hodgman and Sarah Vowell, twenty-one dead-on self-portraits drawn by the likes of Michael Martone, Michel Gondry, and Sarah Silverman, and, beyond all this, in a standalone volume, Nick McDonell’s stunning exploration of the latest iteration of the war in Iraq-a ground-level account from within the 1st Cavalry Division. The whole thing weighs in at just under 400 pages, and comes in its own custom-made double-sleeve. Purchase it on Amazon.

826LA is located at 1714 W. Sunset Blvd.

Stories is located at 1716 W Sunset Blvd.

Photo by The Eastsider LA

This is a little crazy, but they look like they’re enjoying themselves! The Eastsider LA has some great photos of the craziness going on in Elysian Park right now, click here to check it out.

We heard the fly-over from Atwater Village just a few minutes ago, and the Twitter word is that LeAnn Rimes will be singing the national anthem, then Will I Am will be tossing the ceremonial first pitch.

Echo Country Outpost is hosting the Amanda Jo Williams Yes I Will, Mr. Man Record Release Show on Saturday, March 27 at 6:30 pm.

5 Bands, $5 at the door, free tequila!

It’s a romp in the woods with moonshine-soaked hillbillies fighting for love and the American dream. A banjo this time, a dancing percussionist next time, Amanda Jo notably has a musician surprise or two at each performance. For March 27, she’ll have two stand-up bassists, a rhythm section, and, as always, the inimitable guitarist 5-Track, whose guitar howls and coos like a wolf on opium. The show gets even better with glam folk band He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, story-telling dreamer Henry Wolfe, as well as Woodstock folk artist and legend Paul McMahon, who taught Williams to play guitar, and the wild stomping Matthew O’Neill.

For more information about the bands, click below:

Amanda Jo Williams
He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Henry Wolfe
Paul McMahon
Matthew O’Neill

Presented by: L.A. Record & White Noise & Metl Reserva Especial

Click here to RSVP on the Echo Country Outpost Facebook page.

Echo Country Outpost is located at 1930 Echo Park Avenue

Via Burger Records

Burger Records is releasing three Cleaners from Venus tapes (with a hand stamp by Martin Newell himself) and they are celebrating! The FREE show is at 9:00 pm Thursday, March 25 at 2Headedhorse

The bands include:

Pearl Harbor
Cleaners From Venus (cover band)

along with Djs Sean Bohrman and Jessica Espeleta

2Headedhorse is located at 1770 Glendale Blvd.

Readers, you will be proud to know that I ingested one too many caffeine and guarana infused vodka drinks on Friday night all in the name of bringing you in the inside scoop on the Echo Park Independent Co-op. You’re welcome. Of course, I didn’t do it alone. Kelly and Faith and I all put on our Friday night best and headed down to the swanky affair that was their grand opening.

The Echo Park Independent Co-op (E.P.I.C.) is the creation of Tristen Scott and Rhianon Jones. It’s located in a big beautiful space on Sunset within the confines of the Jensen Recreational Center Building. The interior design of the store is stunning. Very grand and elegant but simple enough in it’s decoration to let the artwork and the clothing really stand out. Admittedly, it is their goal to present everything in the store in “a gallery-like setting.”

Half of the store is dedicated to one-of-a-kind clothing pieces created by L.A.-based designers. I’m not going to lie about the prices. They range from $60 to $1,000 and on average are somewhere between $100 and $300.  When I asked Tristen about this, he admitted that this was not affordable to most people. His goal is not to provide cheap, ready-to-wear fashion to everyone but to support local artists many of whom have no other venue in which to display their work. They also eventually plan on “taking artists and designers under their wing to create in-store products that are unique to the market place.”

The other half of the store is to be used as a gallery space. On Friday there was Post-It Note art on display created by a variety of artists and friends. Each display was priced at $10 and all of the proceeds went to Million Trees L.A. In addition, 10% of all the proceeds from Friday night’s sales went to the same organization.

The Echo Park Independent Co-op is located at 1712 Sunset. Their website (http://www.shopepicla.com/) is not fully-functional yet, but we’ll be sure to let you guys know when it is.

Ok this is just outside of Echo Park but many residents could still walk here so I’m going to give it a mention. If you are looking for something new this Wednesday you might be interested in a party at Dinner House M. The website for the Japanese Pub doesn’t say much but you can read their yelp reviews. The place doesn’t seem recession friendly ($$$$ on yelp) but if you like your parties to go after hours this spot may interest you. This is going to be an ongoing party every Wednesday so if you go please leave some comments here to let other locals know whether to play or pass on this one.

The Center for Nonviolent Education and Parenting presents FAMILY DANCE PARTY & FUNDRAISER

@ Echoplex

enter through Sunset Entrance
1822 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

2pm / all ages

After the Echo Park Art Hop (aka Echo Park Public Displays of Art), stop by Feeding Birds Boutique for their 1 year anniversary.

February 6, 2010 from 6-9:00 PM

According to their Facebook event page, “Festivities will include live music by Miles Moore, snacks & drinks, and varied sales throughout the store!”

Bring your wallets as one of those sales includes 50% off all original organic print t-shirts, and free t-shirts with purchases over $100.

Click here to RSVP on their Facebook page.

Feeding Birds Boutique is located at 1825 Echo Park Avenue, Suite A


RSVP: rsvp@larecord.com
Free if you bring a toy to donate

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Click here to RSVP (and – don’t let this keep you from RSVPing, but make sure your volume is on mute if you’re at work, they have one of those annoying autoplay music things goin on)