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Soundcheck: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Amnion w/ Members of Avi Buffalo & Castledoor @ The Echoplex, 12/13/08

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Earlier this month, 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).

As described by Mouse from Classical Geek Theatre, "...it certainly up-held the prestige of the event. The crowd turn-out was exceptional; I am sure Doctors Without Borders benefited handsomely. And there were ugly sweaters abound. Shadowscene has the goods." Meanwhile, Kevin Bronson from Buzz Bands reported that, "The Pity Party... earned band honors for knitting their own sweaters, which were downright stylish compared to some of the festive abominations that made their yearly trip out from the back of the closet. [Strong] sets by the Deadly Syndrome and the Happy Hollows, among others, made it a fun night — and the healthy crowd made it a charitable one for Doctors Without Borders."

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Photos from the show tomorrow.