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Another Night At The Echo

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LAist loves the Echo. They might have recently raised drink prices, a sure sign of Echo Park gentrification, but we still heart their ability to bring in good local bands, sponsor great theme nights, pack the house and show everyone how it’s done. This past weekend was no different with fans of local acts Yellow Sun, Silversun Pickups and San Francisco’s Film School.

An important lesson to learn about the LA music scene is this. Buy tickets ahead of time when you can! LAist debated all week should we buy tickets, who wants to go, first round of emails followed by a second round of emails and then the laid back attitude that we’ll just show up and buy them in person. When will we learn? Non-scenesters or those with 9-5’s beware – people here are willing to go and wait in line and scoop up tickets faster than you can say, “Another PBR for me and my friend.” Luckily, we made it inside, but narrowly.

The first very pleasant surprise of the evening was Yellow Sun, a Pasadena band with a solid following of fans up in front cheering them on. They caught our attention because they really connected with the crowd and had a good mix of indie funk and a great 80’s cover. Silversun Pickups followed, their hit Kissing Families is getting airtime on indie stations and by the time Film School was on, the place was packed! Props go out to the Echo for never disappointing to impress.