The Echo Presents
A Celebration of Fred Cole / Dead Moon with Toody Cole
Cheap Tissue, Warren Thomas (the Abigails), S.O.S. (Sons of the Southwest), Vashti Windish (Warm Drag, K-Holes, Golden Triangle), Gabriel Hart (Jail Weddings, the Starvations), Secret Stare, Pat Kearns, Patsy's Rats, Permanent Records DJs, DJ Jason Summers, DJ Cuz'n Roy
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
This event is 18 and over
Dead Moon was a United States punk rock band from 1987 to 2006, formed in Portland, Oregon. Members: Fred Cole (vocals/guitar), Toody (bass) and Andrew Loomis (drums).
Andrew Loomis Died on March 8, 2016. Aged 54.
Fred Cole Died on November 9, 2017. Aged 69.
Undisputedly written into the annals of rock history and dedicated to the most sincere methods of the DIY ethos, Northwest musicians Dead Moon (Andrew Loomis and Fred & Toody Cole) have intentionally cut out the bullshit, and left the major labels and "commercial success" behind. Unknown Passage: The Dead Mood Story follows the band on the road and at home, chronicling lifestyle rock and rollers who happen to also be small business owners and grandparents. Beginning with footage of a 14 year-old Deep Soul Cole ("the white Stevie Wonder"), Unknown Passage tells the history of one of the most reclusive bands through their various garage, psych, folk, and punk rock incarnations. Today, pressing their records at home, in a house they built from the ground up, Dead Moon run their own "frontier mini-mall," record label and music store, while in their spare time "keep one gig ahead of a day job" by touring through the US and Europe-with the occasional 15-hour penny-slots casino pitstop. Here stands the triumph of a family of "old-west homesteaders" against corporate control and gracelessly growing old. Unknown Passage: The Dead Moon Story is Fred, Toody & Andrew's Dead Moon experience, a culmination of their 40-year life in music and love.
Brandishing snarling, fuzzy guitars and three "singers" up front, Cheap Tissue's musicianship consists of quintessential garage melodies, classic punk progressions, and fuzzy, dueling guitar work beneath their snarling vocals often sung simultaneously during their fast paced, non-stop live set. Cheap Tissue draws from sounds reminiscent of the late 70s punk scene, an inspiration that guides their gritty—yet sophisticated—sound and audience. Cheap Tissue’s coarse, hell bent racket can be loosely traced back to an unhinged fervor of rock 'n' roll's nostalgic roots bringing raucous late night sounds to audiences across Los Angeles.
Warren Thomas (the Abigails)
S.O.S. (Sons of the Southwest)
Children of the Clouds
Vashti Windish (Warm Drag, K-Holes, Golden Triangle)
Vocals, Percussion, Lyricist
Gabriel Hart (Jail Weddings, the Starvations)
Author, songwriter, and Los Angeles escape artist Gabriel Hart lives in Morongo Valley in California’s High Desert. He is the ringleader of the L.A. based punk Wall of Sound group Jail Weddings, who just completed work on their third album Blood Moon Blue. Their previous album Meltdown: A Declaration of Unpopular Emotion (2013) was voted Best Album of The Year by L.A. Weekly, followed by Best Band of the Year in 2014. The Jail Weddings classic "I Thought You Were Someone I Knew" will appear in the feature film Shotgun (2018) starring Marisa Tomei and Jeremy Allen White.
His debut novel Virgins In Reverse / The Intrusion will be published in 2019, with foreword by surrealist rockabilly provocateur Tav Falco. His chapbook Cinema of Life (2016) and novelette Nothing To See Here (2017) will be incorporated into his desert-noir novel Lies of Heaven, to be released unabridged by Space Cowboy in 2019. Hart’s more erogenous prose appeared in Dutch artist Jan Van Rijn’s book of erotic art In The Woods & On The Heath, alongside passages by Aleister Crowley, Paul Eluard, and Luis Aragon. His short-fiction and poetry have recently been published in Cholla Needles, the Howl 2018 Anthology, and will appear in the upcoming Desert Writers Guild Anthology. He is also regular contributor to L.A. Record, a Los Angeles underground music publication.
Secret Stare is Erin Emslie (Hunx and his Punx, The Time Fly's), Will Scott (Gospel Beach, Mooney Suzuki, Wolfmother), and Sharif Dumani (Alice Bag, Sex Stains, Future Shoxxx). Drawing from 70's glam rock, Detroit-style proto-punk, and early heavy metal, Secret Stare fuse it all through their own twisted filter of street rock.
Daughter of desert rocker Howe Gelb teams with Mean Jeans frontman to cook up scruffy power pop tunes loaded with big hooks, reckless guitar riffs and sentimental spirit.
Permanent Records DJs
$12 Advance / $16 Day of Show
Includes a Screening of Unknown Passage and Release Party for the Dead Moon Art Book