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The Echo Park Rising 2017 Line-Up Is Here

(Photo of Echo Park Rising by Carl Pocket, courtesy of Echo Park Rising)
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Echo Park Rising, the little music festival that could, is back for a seventh year this August, and the line-up for the 2017 fest was announced Thursday.

Echo Park Rising, which began as a small pop-up event after Sunset Junction Street Fair was shuttered, has quickly become one of L.A.'s best festivals. The talent is predominately L.A.-based and up and coming, and the four-day event is free and open to all ages. In addition to live music, the fest is also a major promoter of Echo Park art and culture, with major neighborhood participation and plenty of small businesses on hand to support.

Highlights of this year's line-up include East L.A. punk legend Alice Bag, Swedish rock band Dungen, the Buttertones, DJ Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap & Dance Off, and CRX, which features Nick Valensi from The Strokes. There will be also comedy from Comedy Garage, kid's music programming, hipster crafts, storytelling, art openings at the Subliminal Projects gallery and Iam8bit, plus discounts from neighborhood businesses.

The full line-up is below:

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Albert & His Dreamboats, Alyeska, Alexander Anderson, Alice Bag, Anna St. Louis, Apollo Bebop, The Aquadolls, August Eve, Babylon, Baby Girl DJs, Banta, Bjorn and The Sun, Black Paw, Black Shakespeare, Boogaloo Assassins, Bones Muhroni, Bodegas, The Boy Scouts, Brainstory, Brass Box, Brenda Carsey, The Buttertones, Busted Storytelling, Cat Scan, Cathedral Club, CB Brand, CG Roxanne and the Nightmares, Charlie Overbey And The Broken Arrows, Cheap Tissue, Cillie Barnes, Colleen Lovejoy, Comedy Garage, Cones, Creation Factory, Croy And The Boys, CRX, Cutty Flam, Dancing Tongues, Death Hymn Number 9, Desure, Dick and Jane Family Orchestra, Dodge Ball Society, Draag, Draemings, Dreamlover, Dub Club DJs, Dungen, Dzang, Easy, Earth Girl Helen Brown, Edith Crash, Espresso, Ever So Android, Ex Stains, FACIAL, Fake News, Fartbarf, Flames of Durga, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Fime, Forest, Freddy Spacer, Fury, GENR8, Georgi Kay, Gold Star, Goon, Grand Lord High Master, Grateful Shred, Gypsum, Healing Gems, Hearty Har, The Henry Clay People, HIPS, Holy Wars, HOLYCHILD, Honus Honus, I, Us, & We, Iconique, International Connection, Inti Wawa, Iress, Izaak Opatz, Joel Jerome, Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap, Jonny Fritz, Jurassic Shark, Kat Myers and the Buzzards, Kuromi, La Rabla, Lauren Ruth Ward, Leggy Peggy, Leroy From the North, Liz Slingerland, Love Ghost, Lucy and La Mer, Mercury Wheel, Mapache, Mara Conner, Meatbodies, Melted Bodies, Metronohm, Mexican Stand-Off, Minnow, Mister Paradise, Moaning, Moon Honey, Mount Baine, Moxi, Necklace, New Evil, Nick Mudd, Night Talks, Nightingale Rodeo, NK Riot, NO WIN,, NVDES, Oliver Riot, Orchin, Paige Calico, Paintbox, Pair of Arrows, Party Nails, Pinky Pinky, Plague Vendor, Polyplastic, Pompeya, POPDeFECT, Poppy Jean Crawford, Professor Colombo, Qui, Rafael Vigilantics, Ramonda Hammer, Rival Cavves, RJ Bloke, Rudy De Anda, Sabrina is Not in This Chat, Send Medicine, Sextile, Sie Sie and the Sad Sacks, Sin Asps, Slim Jeff, Sofia Wolfson, Spelles, Spencer Robinson, Square Parts for Broken Hearts, SSLEEPERHOLD, Superet, Surf Curse, Sydney Blake, Tesha, The Black Heartthrobs, The Coltranes, The Folks and Company, The Manx, The Mother Tongues, The Paranoyds, The Rangers, The Schizophonics, The Tracks, Toner, True Ghouls, Twin Temple, United Ghosts, Velvet, Veronica Bianqui, Victoria Bailey, Wam Dingis, War Girl, Wasi, Wendy Bevan, Wonton Soup

Echo Park Rising 2017 will be held from Thursday, August 17 to Sunday, August 20 at various venues around Echo Park. The festival is free and open to all ages. All events are open to the public without tickets, pending venue capacities, but VIP passes are also available here for $15 to $25.

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