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Arts and Entertainment

Christmas Sweater Festival w/ Amnion, Castledoor, The Pity Party, The Deadly Syndrome, The Happy Hollows, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros @ The Echoplex, 12/13/08

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See yesterday's photos, taken during soundcheck, of Amnion, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and more.

As mentioned yesterday, earlier this month was the 2nd Annual Christmas Sweater Festival took place at The Echoplex (MySpace). The fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting Doctors Without Borders, featured a stellar lineup of rising stars from the local indie scene, including Amnion (MySpace), Castledoor (MySpace), The Pity Party (MySpace), The Deadly Syndrome (MySpace), The Happy Hollows (MySpace), and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (MySpace). It notably attracted two of the most prominent local scenester photographers, Ellei "Shadowscene" Johndro (MySpace) and Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter.

As described by Mouse from Classical Geek Theatre, "Amnion (featuring a very pregnant Nikki Embry, and members of Castledoor and Avi Buffalo) opened the night with heartfelt expressions soulful of joy... Next-up was my favorite Castledoor set since their Silverlake Lounge residency... The Pity Party came-out in homemade knit sweaters. (Of course they did!) They played a really, really good set... Got-dayumn The Deadly Syndrome are a great fucking band... The Happy Hollows, too, seemed less like local acts made good and more like rock stars... I did not stay for Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes, who do in fact put-on an impressive show. So good that it creeps me out."

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As for upcoming local shows, The Happy Hollows and The Pity Party perform on New Year's Eve at Spaceland (MySpace) in Silver Lake with The Henry Clay People (MySpace).

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Special thanks to Amnion, Castledoor, The Pity Party, The Deadly Syndrome, The Happy Hollows, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and The Echoplex.