FOMO Fest 2014

The Echo, Echo Park Rising, DoLA, Origami Vinyl Present

FOMO Fest 2014

Avid Dancer, Bogan Via, Fever the Ghost, Hin Du, Kera and the Lesbians, Lo-Fang, Liphemra, Santoros, Tall Tales and the Silver Lining, Wet & Reckless, Spazzkid, John Tottenham

Fri, January 3, 2014

7:30 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

*Event in both Echo & Echoplex

FOMO Fest
Fear Of Missing Out 2014! A night packed with the must see bands for 2014. Don't miss out. Bands will be playing in both The Echo & Echoplex.
Avid Dancer
Avid Dancer
Avid Dancer, where the sounds of the '60s and '70s — shimmering and tremeloed guitars, vocal hooks and AM radio-ready
motifs — get a gentle kick in the behind, an update for these times - Buzzbands
Bogan Via
Bogan Via
Bogan Via is Bret Bender and Madeleine Miller. BOGANVIALAND is the band’s second extended play album and it further develops their unique synth-pop sound.

BOGANVIALAND was then recorded between 2013 and 2014 over two continents at the Red Bull Studios in Copenhagen and in their hometown of Los Angeles. Mixed in New York, the band co-produced the record with Le Chev (Fisherspooner, Frankie Rose, Lemonade).

Bogan Via has made a quite a mark on the scene, quickly playing packed shows including a European tour and festival appearances at: Insomnia, San Diego Music Thing, Viva Phx, & Summer Ends. Bogan Via’s ability to win over fans with their unique sound has already earned them opening spots for the likes of: Little Dragon, Todd Terje, Darwin Deez, Twin Shadow, Austra, Yacht, and many more, as well as remixes by: Geographer, Miniature Tigers, Database and others.

For now, Bogan Via’s graceful and danceable indie rock is still under the radar, but they are quickly rising to the surface, bringing their melodies and pulsating beats with them. Over the past few years, Bogan Via’s music has been featured on every blog from Consequence of Sound to My Old Kentucky Blog. With overwhelming responses to first listens of the record, this is the year that Bogan Via will start to make a splash.

“…The pulsating and ominous electronics paired with Miller’s ghostlike soprano give an almost otherworldly feel.” – Consequence of Sound
“It’s undeniably catchy and has a fun feel to it…Sweet. Very Sweet.” – Absolute Punk
Fever the Ghost
Fever the Ghost
FEVER THE GHOST became a band in 2013 under direct supervision from the Swell Swan corporation. They have been charged with sparkling* the Los Angeles music scene. Failure to do so will result in catastrophic DNA alterations for band-members Casper, Bobby, Mason & Nick-O, the details of which have not been disclosed to them by the corporation. The first 45 RPM record of 'Rounder' b/w 'Her Earth' was produced by Luther Russell under strict orders from Swell Swann as an analog recording, ensuring musical 'cleanliness', according to corporation guidelines. Though originally the spiritual brainchild of Casper, the strangely 'touched' seer, FEVER THE GHOST will from this point forward release artworks in various musical forms under the umbrella of Swell Swann--until further notified. It is imperative that their sparkling* is enjoyed by as many receptors* as possible, due to the fact that Swell Swann is keeping precise 'count'. There is nothing further to add at this time.

* Sparkling: the musical fertilization of souls via energy-dust formed by the vibrations from a performance or recording.

*Receptors: those beings who are receptive to the sparkling.
Hin Du
Hin Du
Hin Du, out of Huntington Beach, includes five young dudes (all 18 to 21), who are fusing garage rock and blues...definitely in a similar vein as Fidlar, Allah-Las, The Soft Pack and Surfer Blood. They have all been friends since high school ( which was only about 3 years ago for most of them), where they also launched the band as well. The band has received great support from Hurley (4-son
g EP + performing at the upcoming US Open of Surfing with Grouplove and White Arrows). Recently, the guys opened for Delta Spirit and Tijuana Panthers at The Observatory, and have also performed with Allah-Las, Har Mar Superstar, JJMAZ, Gantez Warrior and many other local standouts at well-known venues in OC and LA
Kera and the Lesbians
Kera and the Lesbians
Kera and the Lesbians, hailing from San Diego and currently residing in Los Angeles, lovingly refer to their musical style as 'bipolar folk'. Bipolar in the sense that in one song drummer Michael will pound his drums, expelling his demons with sheer force, while Kera croons and screams and serenades, enchanting all within earshot. Eamon's guitar playing is reminiscent of sleepy desert afternoons, spent on porches accompanied by the smell of leather and aging wood, while Phil's bass lines get the crowd moving and grooving. Brandon's use of brass is at once warm and rounded, but so tactfully manipulated that it inevitably raises goosebumps. The lyrics more literally embody the band's polarity, telling tales of anxiety, friendship, insanity and ill-fated love, from Kera's very unique point of view.


This is a band to see live. Kera's passion is tangible, at times bringing the crowd to tears, but most consistently keeping a dancing crowd completely enraptured, hanging onto every word her very expressive being has to sing. She brings heaps of charm to the set, with her joking between songs and her Elvis-like dance moves, it's obvious that she and the whole band live for this. Their range has allowed them to perform with a diverse list of acts including Devendra Banhart, Best Coast, and Crystal Castles.
The band has a definite DIY work ethic, having self released two EPs, and a debut coming out early 2014. They also do their own booking and artwork internally. Their newest single 'NAILBITER' is a manic blues track covering one of Kera's most aggravating habits and instilling in the listener a mounting feeling of tension that it mercifully relieves, while still giving a taste of the madness of obsession.
Lo-Fang
Lo-Fang
Can music be intimate and expansive at the same time? Washington, D.C., ex-pat Matthew Hemerlein, now doing business as Lo-Fang, seems to have arrived at the formula. Hemerlein, a singer and multi-instrumentalist who is classically trained in violin, cello, bass, piano and guitar, debuted his first pop mini-symphony, “#88,” back in August. His signing to 4AD was officially announced this week, and Lo-Fang’s album “Blue Film” will come out next year. To whet appetites, 4AD will release a 12-inch on Oct. 8 that includes a cover of Swiss/German duo Boy’s single “Boris.” As with his take on the “Grease” hit “You’re the One That I Want” (and his cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” done while he was making music under his own name), Lo-Fang’s “Boris” ranks as a little bit more than a cover, with its recast lyrics and rearrangement. The original is here. File under constructive deconstruction. - Buzz Bands LA
Liphemra
Liphemra
"For L.A. show-goers, Liv Marsico is a familiar face, even if she's behind a drum kit most of the time. Her resumé is stacked; it boasts her percussion duties for several local bands, including Stone Darling, and, most recently, drumming in Gothic Tropic and providing additional vocals for Tapioca & the Flea. As Liphemra, she has finally stepped out on her own. Drawing the name from the concept of "ephemera," Marsico's solo project is an appropriate amalgam of mysteriously ambient swirls with songs like the haunting yet pulsating "Young." Although electronic-based, the multi-instrumentalist in her also embodies elements of gothic, psychedelic rock and jazz for a textured cushion underneath her bright vocals. Liphemra's experimental direction isn't too shocking considering her past rhythmic explorations with others, but it's certainly an enticing listen." - Seraphina Lotkhamnga, Buzzbands.LA

"Liphemra's got jazz in her veins-- that lack of constraint imposed by logic, that blend of compromise and individualism." - Kai Flanders, LA Weekly
Santoros
Santoros
Tony Jimenez: Rhythm Guitar
Gio Jimenez: Bass
Diego Prieto: Keys and Vocals
Marco Rocha: Drums
Adolfo Canales: Lead Guitar
Jossef Virgen: Vocals
Carlos Precichi: Rhythm Guitar and Vocals
Tall Tales and the Silver Lining
Tall Tales and the Silver Lining
Tall Tales and the Silver Lining
After the release of their 2011 album, Nice to Meet You Again, Southern California’s, Tall Tales and the Silver Lining decided to try a different approach to producing/distributing their songs for the follow-up project. Front man/songwriter, Trevor Beld-Jimenez, thought it would be an interesting notion to record sets of tracks throughout the year and release one single per season, beginning with summer. Each session was recorded at a different studio, in both Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and various artists were brought on to do the design for each cover, including Kyle Field, Jason Bays, and Seth Pettersen. The Seasonal Singles were initially released online as they were individually completed. The vinyl pressing of Tall Tales and the Silver Lining marks the birth of these twelve songs in a physical media format, and is the band’s first release with Rocketship Records.
While performing extensively throughout California, the band has played shows with a myriad of notable acts, such as: Dawes, Kurt Vile, Deer Tick, Little Wings, Kimya Dawson, Blitzen Trapper, Neal Casal, Beachwood Sparks, Langhorne Slim, Mother Hips, Tom Brosseau, and many more. The group is influenced and motivated by a wide array of artists ranging from the likes of The Rolling Stones to Burt Bacharach, Neil Young and Crazy Horse to David Gates, and Minor Threat to Tom Petty. Beld-Jimenez states that the songs on this album find their messages stemming from “friendships, longing, love, an arch-nemesis, partying, depression, joy, babies, and family.” Tall Tales and the Silver Lining recently celebrated their fifth anniversary as a band, in one form or another, and this compilation is their sixth release.
Wet & Reckless
Wet & Reckless
Wet & Reckless is back from hiatus with fresh songs and old favorites!

"...edgy girl-group stylings lean toward the punk and pointed rather than the pretty and predictable." - Kevin Bronson, BuzzbandsLA

"While all manner of Williamsburg girls have been prancing around in 60?s pop princess costumes (and while Dum Dum Girls are humorlessly doing a more grown-up version of the same thing here in LA), Wet & Reckless have taken a broader, less musically strict (read:"more fun") approach...who says an all-girl band has to hide behind a curtain of fuzz and harmonies? And besides, us rockists need an answer to all this throwback girl group business." - Classical Geek Theatre

"Lets see. Girls. Check. Punk rock. Check. Growing fan base. Check. Another kick ass trio. Check...In anticipation of their new album that should be coming out to some stellar reviews, it was great to just sit back and take it all in. Wet & Reckless' music embodies this new generation of killer girl bands that are setting stages on fire all over the country." -Loudvine
Spazzkid
Spazzkid
Stowed away in the sprawling corner of Los Angeles, SPAZZKID aka Mark Redito quietly constructs his map of seemingly disparate beats and melodies into perfect harmony. With influences that span from punk to jpop to video game music and everything in between, Spazzkid's sonic fancies are evident in his tracks as they find the listener riding high on percussive waves of jazzy synthpop or feverishly gnawing on crafted candy electro pop.
Venue Information:
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
http://www.theecho.com