Lolipalooza

The Echo & Lolipop Present

Lolipalooza

DALE BOZZIO fka Missing Persons, Shannon and the Clams, Lovely Bad Things, Mystic Braves, The Memories, Peach Kelli Pop, Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel, The Resonars, Jeffertiti’s Nile, Corners, Santoros, Froth, Drinking Flowers, Adult Books, Dirt Dress, So Many Wizards, The Abigails, Feels, Dante Elephante, Your Ugly Sister, Tropical Popsicle, The Electric Magpie, Cat Signs, Los Craters, JJUUJJUU, Girl Tears, Burning Palms, Kim House, The Squids, Cobalt Cranes, Winter, The Groms, Palmflower, Levitation Room, Union Pacific, L'aura Moire, The Cigarette Bums

Sat, June 28, 2014

12:00 pm

Echoplex

Los Angeles, CA

This event is all ages

**Event in both The Echo & Echoplex

Lolipalooza
Lolipalooza
DALE BOZZIO fka Missing Persons
DALE BOZZIO fka Missing Persons
Famed as much for their video-ready space-age image as for their music, the Los Angeles-based New Wave outfit Missing Persons formed in 1980, a year after the marriage of singer Dale Bozzio and her drummer husband Terry. A onetime member of Frank Zappa's backing band, Terry Bozzio met the former Dale Consalvi (an ex-Playboy Bunny) at a Hollywood recording studio; after founding Missing Persons -- initially dubbed U.S. Drag -- the couple recruited fellow Zappa alumni Warren Cuccurullo on guitar and Patrick O'Hearn on bass, and with classically-trained keyboardist Chuck Wild in tow, they began playing area clubs.
In 1981, the band released its self-titled debut EP; after signing to Capitol, the label reissued the record in 1982, and the singles "Words" and "Destination Unknown" both nearly hit the Top 40. Their videos also helped Missing Persons find success on the fledgling MTV network, where Dale Bozzio's hiccuping voice and campy look (comprised of shocking-pink hair and sci-fi outfits capped off with Plexiglass bras) combined with the group's synth-driven songs to make them naturals for heavy rotation.
Later in 1982, the group issued its first full-length album, Spring Session M (an anagram of their name), which launched the underground smash "Walking in L.A."
After 1984's Rhyme and Reason notched only a minor hit with the single "Give", Missing Persons enlisted Chic's Bernard Edwards to produce 1986's dance-pop effort Color in Your Life. the album stiffed, however, and both the band and the Bozzios themselves broke up. While Dale Bozzio issued one solo album on Prince's Paisley Park label, Terry Bozzio went on to work with Jeff Beck; Cuccurullo, meanwhile, joined Duran Duran, O'Hearn recorded several instrumental New Age albums, and Wild composed music for films and television.
TODAY : Dale Bozzio ( Lead Singer and Founding member ) continues to tour the states with her new line up of Missing Persons. Performing his Greatest Hits for audience's around the world " Destination Unknown, Words, Here & Now, Give, Walking In L.A., I Can't Think About Dancin, Windows.
Shannon and the Clams
Shannon and the Clams
Beach Rock revival Oakland, California band Shannon and the Clams take you back to a time when Judy and Johnny were your favorite worst couple, with the help of some very heartbreaking background vocals and guitar riffs of which The Beatles would be proud. Influences like The Beach Boys, The Shangri- La's, The Ronettes, and Patsy Cline shine through in songs like "When You're On", with front woman Shannon crooning like a scorned Leslie Gore, but with a rough unpolished edge inspired by the likes of The Cramps, Bad Brains, and fellow beach bum Nobunny.
Lovely Bad Things
Lovely Bad Things
Brought together by time and fate—they'd all known each other since high school, but finally made a band together in 2009—and named by some kind of esoteric computer filename error too complex to further explain, Orange County's The Lovely Bad Things are the hyperactive omnitalented and relentlessly hilarious garage-pop band who crowdfunded their way to an encore performance at the world-famous Primavera Sound festival and whose new album The Late Great Whatever was titled during a dream at the suggestion of their spirit guide, who happens to look strangely like Dinosaur Jr drummer Murph. Was that a lot to take in all at once? Then now you can sympathize with the cop who pulled them over on their way to the UFO museum in Roswell, New Mexico: "'Who here has ADD?'" Brayden Ward remembers him asking. "And we all raised our hands."

The Lovely Bad Things are Brayden and brother Camron Ward, Tim Hatch and Lauren Curtius, each a multi-instrumentalist and each devoted to a bottomless knowledge of ridiculous pop culture and comprehensive appreciation for the Pixies, though if you dismantled their songs and their record collections both you'd find Sonic Youth, Modest Mouse, the B-52s, the Wipers and of course Redd Kross, whose sense of humor and sense for a hook the Bad Things have inherited. They mostly come from the city of La Mirada, but their true home is the Lovely Bad Pad, a converted suburban garage—converted personally by the band members—that's hosted truly legendary backyard punk shows, up to and including a surprise set by Peter, Bjorn and John, who know a good thing when they hear it.

It's this combination of D.I.Y. spirit and off-the-wall luck that carried The Lovely Bad Things from that backyard to a cassette release on trendsetter label Burger Records that would be called one of the best L.A. punk releases of 2011 by the L.A. Weekly. And from there they ricocheted into a surprise slot at Primavera Sound festival, crowdfunding and benefit-showing just barely enough for airfare to get there and winning over their audience forever once they did. Now, after building a fan base show by show and person by frothing-at-the-mouth person—a guy once came all the way from Belgium to see them play one special song—The Lovely Bad Things have finished The Late Great Whatever for Volcom Entertainment.

The Late Great Whatever was started just after the release of the maxi-EP New Ghost/Old Waves, until now the Lovely Bad Things' signature release. Although they'd released a full-length called Shark Week in 2010, the album that would become …Whatever was going to be something new, they explain: "Our first real full-length," says Tim. At least half of Shark Week's songs were written in … oh, about two minutes, calculates Lauren, because back then Lovely Bad Things were just discovering the knockout sugar high that came from just playing music with each other. But this would be different: "How do I say it and not sound like a super-cliché musician?" asks Camron. "More mature, I guess?"

So what's that mean? Not one but two Star Wars references on the tracklist, Bigfoot on the cover, a shout-out to Macho Man Randy Savage and a relentless collection of the strongest songs The Lovely Bad Things have ever done. What, did you think "mature" meant? They were going to get all mopey and slow? ("Just say it's 'globular' and 'shapeshifting,'" suggests Camron.) Produced by Jon Gilbert in the studio built and run by Crystal Antlers' frontman Jonny Bell, this is a record by a band who've developed a telepathic language of their own, with songs that stop and start and turn inside out in ways you just can't play unless you know exactly what everyone else in the studio with you is thinking.

On The Late Great Whatever, Lovely Bad Things roll out just about anything you'd want about 15% faster than you'd expect. Do they do it all? They indeed do it all. They have stormers like "Kessel Run" and the stand-out "Randall the Savage," which is all jittery post-punky guitar and gradually building insanity. Then they have sweetheart pop-punk like "Maybe I Know," which is born for the best mixtapes of 2013. They have surf's-up guitar ("Styx And Branches") and wah-wah guitar ("Oozin It") and oh-my-God-I'm-being-attacked-by-furious-bees guitar ("Kessel Run"). They have Frank Black-style spoken-word stammer ("Fried Eyes") and cooled-out Kim Deal back-ups. And those heartbreaker harmonies that are part of what make The Lovely Bad Things so special? Pretty much everywhere, thanks to Lauren's gift for melody, but why don't you go right to "Rope Swing" if you need 'em right away? And if this still seems like a lot to take in at once, don't worry—down some (or too much) caffeine, roll down the windows and let The Late Great Whatever take the wheel. Just watch out for the cops on the way to the UFO museum. When they hear music like this, they pay way too much attention.
Mystic Braves
Mystic Braves
Horizons, time. The sad truths of society’s most accepted emotions. Dreams, insignificance. Events leading up to epiphanies, spells easily creating what should be. Stars sweeping across your soul with ideas of what the night will eventually hold, fears. The freedom of summertime, easy going lifestyles. Grooving beneath the everlasting moonlight glow. Frustration, beauty. Waiting, forever questioning. A desert tracking vacation spent hidden behind the shade of your own shadow, a psychedelic excursion we’re all checking in to.
– Sincerely, California
The Memories
The Memories
Songs and albums about the modern romantic experience.
Peach Kelli Pop
Peach Kelli Pop
Miminalist bubblegum/pre-Chysalis Blondie/Japanese cartoon pop/zero-grit sandpaper punk perfection! This White Wires side project (though this joy bop music is more of a mutiny than a side project by comparison to WW's garage purity), PKP is more thrilling than PCP!
-Roctober

Best lo-fi punk popper going now! White Wires drummer, too! NICE!
-Goner Recs
Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel
Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel
**Play LolipaloozaPre-party on 6/27** From the sands of Laguna Beach where Tomas & Wyatt and fellow Elevator repair service collegue met through a dolphin's cry in the midst of the night, waning-moon present and shimmering across the moonlit sea. The 3 most watery human beings then started to "jam" as a guitar-less mind exploration voyage through the realms of time and space itself. They then released their first full length self-titled album. But faith had the best of them, as their fellow collegue Justin "Martini" Martinez had another journey to encompass himself. Left stranded as a 2 piece, Wyatt & Thomas had to find a compatible space voyager to fill in the shoes of Justin Martini the so called "space dolphin". After endless amounts of traveling through the milky way galaxy and others, like the snicker doodle and reese's pieces galaxies. They found their mate. The fire-dragon, by the name of Andrew Minter. As the new family of 3 started their next voyage they then moved to the city of angeles. To a shack of a home in the middle of the bustling and ever so noisy and populated city, away from the soft and sensual beach town of laguna. They then, ever so swiftly released their 2nd release...the EP called "Staring at the Sun." An EP about the mind and how a human being can go through stages of love & post-psychotic-ness. As they live and frolic in los angeles, they are now working on another full length LP to be released in the next couple of months....but until then, they remain as Mr.Elevator & the Brain Hotel.
The Resonars
The Resonars
Pyschedelic garage pop!!!
Jeffertiti’s Nile
Jeffertitiâs Nile
Like the curvaceous, bountiful river in Egypt, J E F F E R T I T T I 's N I L E is an ever-changing, flowing sonic stream with twists & turns at every non-corner. Wet & luscious currents of ancient-futuristic feminine vibrations immerse souls through cilia, while transcending time & space as they float through the ether. This collective has taken on many formations, opening portals to infinite dimensions that rise & melt again, creating space ways for a new sound...
Corners
Corners
"Garage rock in the purest form that makes you want to go out and cause a little trouble. 'Sometimes' had me wanting to throw on my leather jacket and step out into the dark night, ready for any adventure that may be lurking in the alleys. This is the stuff your mother warned you about. Embrace it."
- DINGUS (The International DIY Music Blog)
Santoros
Santoros
Psychedelic Folk/ Psychedelic Rock from Echo Park.
Froth
Froth
The band was unintentionally founded by El Segundo natives Joo-Joo Ashworth (guitar, vocals) and Jeff Fribourg (omnichord), who each graduated from El Segundo High School in 2012 and 2008, respectively.

"Frothing at the gash" is a crude Australian idiom which combines the phrase "frothing at the mouth" with a slang term for vagina: gash, typically referring to a woman who is eager to have sex.

Let the giggles abound, but Froth's music is just as good and nasty as its vulgar roots. They're blending a delicious combination of '60s garage, psych, surf, low-fi, and shoegaze drenched in Ashworth's exaggerated lyrical compositions bathed in washed out, heady vocals. Maybe some Country Joe & the Fish, Creation, and general '60s nuggets from the old school, mixed with some Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Angels, and Entrance Band from the newer school. It's a neo-psychedelic sound quite popular in parts of Europe currently, as well as throughout Los Angeles – which is where Froth has taken it. They're presently based in Echo Park.
Drinking Flowers
Drinking Flowers
"In the midst of California's surf rock revival Drinking Flowers stands off to the side brooding with melancholy, and dark Neo-Psychedelic sounds. Their self-titled debut EP was released in the winter of 2011, and was met with a friendly reception receiving air-play in both Los Angeles, and their home of Orange County. Their next release is slated for April 2012 on Lolipop Records.
Adult Books
Adult Books
Promising new post-punk outfit from San Diego, ADULT BOOKS, bubbling with melodies ala The Ramones and a growl like early X (from where the band draw their name, natch).
Dirt Dress
Dirt Dress
Garagey racket meets a Wedding Present whirl of skittering guitars. A quote from their own band bio sums up the band's style and sense of humor in a sentence: "Influences include: The Velvet Underground, The Fall, The Pixies, Bo Diddley, Talking Heads and a bunch of other crappy bands." Heh. Crappy, indeed.
So Many Wizards
So Many Wizards
What makes So Many Wizards a band to watch is its off-kilter sense of melody and song structure. Lead single "Inner City" has a caffeinated, pogo-stick verse melody catchier than most bands' sharpest choruses; the trippy, inward gem "Best Friends" unwinds deceptively sophisticated chord changes while Kazerouni demonstrates his sweetest falsetto—it's a heartfelt plea for an idyllic romance, as innocently sweet as a second grader's Crayola-penned birthday card ("I don't care what we do / Don't care, as long as there's a park and then a bench for two / I don't care what we do / And as long as we can sit").
The Abigails
The Abigails
**Play LolipaloozaPre-party on 6/27** There are hobbies, and then there are lifestyles. The former tends to come with the non-committal ambiguity of something to merely pass the time, to fool the world that something is giving you an identity - while the latter takes the urgency of emergency, of pre-destined presence that is already encoded in one’s own DNA.

For Warren Thomas - undisputed harbinger of debauched Zen and man behind Southern California’s elegantly-wasted country act The Abigails - it would be an emergency if it didn’t come so damn easy; as there are certain people that just can’t be anything else besides legends in real-time. “It just kinda comes naturally to me,” he told L.A. Record. “You know what they say: ‘Country music is just the white man’s blues,’ and Satan’s always lurkin’ in the shadows and I’ve been around the block a few times now. So I’d say it all kinda makes sense.”

After cutting his jagged-teeth for ten years leading the Doors-esque GRAND ELEGANCE and a brief stint on percussion with kindred spirits THE GROWLERS, Warren picked up a guitar in summer of 2011 and learned all five-chords for the first time – and wasted no time to record a full album perfectly crafted, mean-spirited yet somehow vulnerable classics that surprised everyone except his inner circle who knew this day was inevitable. “Songs Of Love And Despair” was co-released by Burger and Mono Records in 2012 and sold out quickly – proving that the Abigails brand of LEE HAZLEWOOD/GUN CLUB/COUNTRY TEASERS-inspired cruelty was filling a void that was screaming to be sewed up.

By the time the tireless gigging in support of the debut was in full swing, Warren already had his next round of tarnished golden-bullets in the chamber. “Tundra” is almost savant in its creaky perfection – an album slightly heavier on the ballad side that makes it easier to soak up all the bottlenecking wisdom throughout. Never has impending doom felt so comforting – Warren was gifted the distinction of effortless, story-telling baritone (once thought only reserved for icons like LEONARD COHEN and NICK CAVE) that oozes out speakers and consumes a room as he spins tales of his misadventures with minor glimmers of accidental redemption on songs like “29” and “The Calm Before The Storm”, while “The One That Let Me Go” ventures into ROGER MILLER territory where its hinge on zaniness swings in defiance. The Abigails take on Leon Payne’s “It’s Nothing To Me” and make it their own as it begins with a chilling, non-fiction answering machine message from Warren calling his engineer from a jail in Boise before crashing into a haunting twang-tangled fuck-all, confirming all of Warren’s confident threats that this may be his masterpiece. Until the next one…
Feels
Feels
Laena Geronimo's brain child. Songs written, demos recorded. February 2011 band members were sought out amongst hyper talented musically obsessed friends. By March the resulting six-piece began playing out. Citing obscenely vast influences from the smashing of rocks to Paganini violin solos.
We enjoy sunset walks on the beach, nerding out, and making people excited.
Dante Elephante
Dante Elephante
Dante Elephante is an indie surf pop quartet from Santa Barbara, California. The band just released their first EP, German Aquatics.
Your Ugly Sister
Your Ugly Sister
Three local boys from Laguna Beach, "Your Ugly Sister" Packs a punch of showmanship coupled together with ripping guitar riffs, energetic beats, and fluttering vocals tickling your brain. Started in December of 2010, Your Ugly Sister began soon after forming performing shows on a regular bases and have played such OC venues as "The Blue Laguna Lounge(Laguna)","Trashpretty Vintage" (Laguna), "Platinum Ink (Santa Ana)",and many more. Your Ugly Sister has played shows with notable acts such as TRMRS,The Lovely Badthings, Wyatt Blair, Tomorrows tulips, The Budrows, Life on the Bhang Bus, The Flytraps, The Shrills, Mr, Elevator and the Brain Hotel, Guantanamo Baywatch, IMAGES, Boom, and many more. Your Ugly Sister Has a tape entitled "SWANS" already out on Lolipop records and a follow-up full-length concept album entitled "Slaves" coming out soon
Tropical Popsicle
Tropical Popsicle
Tropical Popsicle is the brianchild of Tim Hines. Although seemingly brand new, the project began roughly two years ago as an avenue for the darker structures and soundscapes he was beginning to experiment with. The result is a beast unto itself; think beach boys on bath salts. Trop Pop's current form consists of Hines and 3 other miscreants that share their time in other notable local acts. These guys personify community but thrive on originality. Though the band is still embryonic, they have already began to make waves locally by releasing two 7 inches on San Diego's Volar Records and supporting well-established acts the likes of Beach Fossils, The Fresh & Only's, Times New Viking, White Fence & More.

"A cross somewhere between Syd Barret and Suicide"
— GetBent.fm
The Electric Magpie
The Electric Magpie
The Electric Magpie formed after a year long college drop out, constant spasmatic Beatle movie impersonations, and hard caffeine addiction. The outpour of this experience grew its wings, appropriately, and soared deep into the heart of Dave (Maffei's) tidy abode. With the power of will and the current of pride, they electrified their fowl worship and, with a "go-ahead" from Nicholi Tesla, did nest deep into their own tea charged heaven. Witness them now, in the ear canal, and dream of no question more important than "What's for Tea!"

Hunter Stroope and Peter Maffei (plus an ever growing live band) are The Electric Magpie, an avian based, collection of sound. Making music for the sake of sanity, and for the loss there-of. August 2012 saw the live debut of The Electric Magpie at a house party in Oakland, along with the release their first single, "She Said No (To My Love)" with a B-side of "Well Fed Circus Folk". Gigs and more self released music followed, until January 2013 when Lolipop Records in LA released the 2nd Electric Magpie single, "What's for Tea?". This song could be considered the regal anthem of the Magpie, complete with choral backing vocals, electric 12 string frill and the warmth of the sun beaming through the ever loving chorus. "Continuations of the Spy" was the B-side and has a heavy psych-dance-impending doom influence. They currently belong to LA label "Lolipop Records" and will release their first LP, accurately titled "Begins," this winter.

"The sun isn't yellow, it's magpie!"
Cat Signs
Cat Signs
**Play LolipaloozaPre-party on 6/27** Cat Signs is new musical experience featuring members of The Growlers, TRMRS, and Tomorrows Tulips. Tune into a sound featuring Anthony Braun Perry, Albert Navarro, Christina Kee, Max Royer and Michael Roth
Los Craters
Los Craters
Going back in a time machine and never looking back.
JJUUJJUU
JJUUJJUU
JJUUJJUU is an astral union, an arcane ritual, and above all, a conversation.
Harnessing an unspoken energy, the pairing (Andrew Clinco of Incan Abraham + Phil Pirrone, founder of Moon Block Party) have exponentially blossomed from a sonic experiment to a forceful, telepathic dialogue of distinct-but-aligned vibrations. Releasing this dynamic on an expanding spiral of planned and impromptu live shows in the American southwest, the magnetism of the duo only continues to grow, along with its devoted, traveling coterie of entranced acolytes. – S.M. 2012

Hooked on a feeling and stuck in a beat, "G 4 A G" burns slow and steady with a bit of a freak-power edge that spells mild darkness with drop-out, play-through, basement rumblings. - Impose Magazine

Here's something you're gonna love… - Buddyhead.com

When it comes to suspending your brain somewhere between stoner oblivion and psychedelic bliss, JJUUJJUU has mojo. The trance-y rock is the new venture of singer-guitarist Phil Pirrone and Incan Abraham drummer Andrew Clinco. Over the drummer's thunderous rhythms, Pirrone loops guitar and bass, building an almost primordial swirl of tones. - Kevin Bronson / Buzzbands.la

Phil Pirrone, switching between bass and guitar—actually unplugging one mid-song to subsequently connect the other—JJUUJJUU was outstanding in a very "I'm watching a true artist as he's making art" kind of way. Very personal feeling. How a rising star would perform for his friends at a party. - SHIN-DIG MAGAZINE

'FRST EP' is definitely a mouthwatering 'amuse bouche' for this tasty morsel of heavy psych! Rolling drums and droning guitars ebb and sway, conjuring a peyote-fueled rollercoaster ride thru the blistering Mojave. The here's definitely a mood and vibe ruminating thru these grooves, with echoes of fellow voyagers like Spacemen 3, Brian Jonestown Massacre and even some of the headier moments from the earlier Black Angels oeuvre. These guys are definitely ones to watch - we certainly will be. RECOMMENDED. - Permanent Records Chicago

JJUUJJUU perform auditory magic - The Music The Message

If, this weekend, someone comes up to you and tells you there's no good music anymore, I want you to look them in the face and say "bullshit". Because there's plenty of awesome music to be had – Such is the case with today's band, JJUUJJUU. The psych-drone duo includes Andrew Clinco (Incan Abraham) and Phil Pirrone (Moon Block Party). I'd go on and on about how magnificently they combine ambient drone with dark overshadows, a slow-burning ember in a dimly lit campsite that both oppresses and releases you all at once, but you'd do yourself a favor on this fine day by just streaming "G 4 A G" for yourself. - New Music Michael
Girl Tears
Girl Tears
Debut full length "Tension" out now.
Burning Palms
Burning Palms
EGYPTIAN TEMPLE LO-FI
Kim House
Kim House
The Squids
The Squids
**Play LolipaloozaPre-party on 6/27** "[The Squids] craft these sweet and sugary garage pop nuggets with clean guitars and fluttering organs and deliver them as honestly as possible to the point where your heart melts. "Blondie" is the perfect example of their sun-drenched pop, boasting bubbly hand-claps, shimmering guitars and a tight rhythm section. The song changes gears about halfway through, setting us up with an invigorating build-up of punchy bass lines, rolling drums and blissful howling. It ends up revealing a twangy guitar solo to close out the track, which should leave your mouth watering for more of this deliciously uplifting garage pop."
-Styrofoam Drone
Cobalt Cranes
Cobalt Cranes
Cobalt Cranes blend elements of desert, psychedelic and shoegaze sounds, taking a modern approach to classic California rock. Like many great rock bands before them, Cobalt Cranes have found California to be a big inspiration to their sound.

Hailing from Los Angeles, Cobalt Cranes began when Tim Foley and Kate Betuel bonded over 60's garage punk, 90's shoegaze, and psych rock. The duo began making demos in Tim's apartment, and recorded an Ep titled 'in Media Rez'. The resulting sound was a dynamic mix of primitive, raw garage rock and heart-on-sleeve, lush slow burners. In early 2009 they assembled a live band, began playing locally and embarked on several Southwest and Pacific Northwest tours.

In 2010 they released a single with Atlanta based Zap! cassettes as well as a 7" with French label Frantic City. They continued to tour and play locally in 2011, and released a single on the London based label Tuck shop v. Leg Guitar as well as a single on their own Anticc Records.

This past year Kate and Tim have been writing and recording their debut album, 'Head in the Clouds' while continuing to play local shows. The record is heavily influenced by hard rock album narratives of the early 1970's, versatile shoegaze rock of the early 90's, as well as modern sounds. They also explored and expanded upon what is considered the 'California sound'.
Cobalt Cranes want to assure you that this is not a retro act, in fact far from it. From the vantage point of the modern era, Cobalt Cranes have compiled their influences into a sound all their own and have elaborated upon what they consider Rock 'n' Roll.

Cobalt Cranes released their debut album 'Head in the Clouds' in early 2013, and embarked on national tour.
Winter
Winter
Winter is Samira Winter, Nolan Eley, Kyle Oppenheimer and Ana Karina DaCosta. The dream pop/shoegaze band started in Boston, MA with the initial collaboration between Samira Winter and Nolan Eley working on their first EP "Daydreaming," released last December. Now the full band is living in L.A., playing shows, working on new songs and always daydreaming.

The new LA line up consists of Samira Winter (Vocals/Guitar), Sam Glassberg (Lead Guitar), Joe Holcomb (Bass) and Jake Rokke (Drums) as well as Nolan Eley (producer).
The Groms
The Groms
In a time when only the most painfully mundane bands are being celebrated with high regard comes a band of young Ruffians from the beautifully decadent coast of Southern California. Since their formation in late 2007 the GROMS have kept an eye on the future while sculpting their craft with the tools of lost & rebelious generations of past. While they are currently gaining notoriety for their increasingly hectic & unapologetic live performances, the GROMS stand & deliver their heavy hitting blend of Rebel Music. Which, has syphoned it's influences from the Origins of Rock-N-Roll in the 50's, the Surf & Garage scenes of the 60's, all the Classic movements of Ska, Reggae & Dub to finally the Street Rockin Beats that would become recognized as the Original movements of Punk. With their explosive sound they bring an energy, integrity & attitude that has been sparse if not absent in music for the better part of the last few decades. Their lyrical content delivers a striking balance of straight forward No- Bullshit messages that can Jekkyl and Hyde into cryptic concepts providing socially conscious insight that at times are hysterically funny in it's sardonic wit. But, don't be fooled. These guys are not some "INDY" "LO-FI" act, and not Mommy and Daddy's Trust Fund "Artists". These guys are the real fucking deal. True Rebel Rockers who threw out the so-called Rule Book & decided to scribble their own and they aren't planning on leaving till they have had their fun. They are here to directly inject a sense of danger and excitement that will cause even the coolest of Rock-N-Roll Freaks knee's to shake so badly that they have no choice but to set themselves loose and stomp around to the heavy grooves...
Palmflower
Palmflower
Ray Borchers plays guitar while Stacey Goldschmidt plays drums & they both sing. The sounds come together at an apartment/home studio in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. PALMFLOWER creates psychedelic harmonies over intuitive pop rock & roll jams. Formally known as Floor Models, Phase Two, & Little Bird.
Levitation Room
Levitation Room
**Play LolipaloozaPre-party on 6/27** It just happened. Kind of like how humans crawled out of the slime and came into existence.

Sun-dried roots, psych rock.
Union Pacific
Union Pacific
UNION PACIFIC S/T CASS OUT NOW ON LOLIPOP RECORDS!

ADDICTING JANGLY DREAM-POP GOLD FOR REMINISCING ON A RAINY AFTERNOON! 60's Mod-sunshine pop. Southwestern surf-train.
L'aura Moire
L'aura Moire
60's Psych rock
The Cigarette Bums
The Cigarette Bums
Latchkey garage punks from all over CA gather for the monster they call the Cigarette Bums. Consisting of Steven Carrera and Eamon Mcginnis, and joined by Ryan Aguilar, Jaime Ramirez, and Tim "Tenor" Greenshields, the group plays "a Dylan-meets-Daniel Johnston–meets-Replacements-meets-Beefheart smash-up that's a real pleasure to watch. The Bums play repetitious, folksy stanzas with a snot-nosed, garage-band delivery, and they throw in an occasional, speedy jazz-intoned riff for flare", as says LA Weekly. With two 7 inches, a few eps, a full length on the way, and a tenacity to strive, The Bums won't stop (even after they make it to your town).
Venue Information:
Echoplex
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026