The Echo, IHeartComix, Media Contender Present
Check Yo Ponytail 2 with Anamanaguchi plus guests
Juiceboxxx, Chrome Sparks, D/A/D
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026
This event is 18 and over
Check Yo Ponytail 2 with
Visuals by Demonbabies
The birth of Anamanaguchi must have taken place in the middle of mankind's greatest sugar high. Oh, there could have been 'shrooms there too, but we're betting that it had more to do with loads and loads of pure cane sugar, swallowed in liquid, cubed, granulated or processed form, in copious amounts. It was Jolt soda, cake, ice cream, candy and everything else in between. It was on the sunniest of days and all colors were vibrant and searing. Everyone involved with the delivery and responsible for the creation of this new life-form was coming off of its greatest night of slumber ever and there was an open-ended world to shred and conquer. The rosy-cheeked little thing came out of the womb, was slapped on the ass by the jovial delivering doctor and started laughing hysterically, blowing disco ball kisses in between its unprecedented fits of joyous rapture. The band, an instrumental electronic band from New York, was drawn to Nintendo game consoles, arcade games and all of the plinking and high-score sounds that were coming out of them, ringing in its ears like magical coos. It immediately set out to write punishing and inspired music that would comprise a mixtape that would be the chosen composition of the sky to accompany every plane jumper, skydiver and parachuter. It's a little known fact that the second anyone takes a leap out of the open hatch of an airplane, thousands of feet above ground, for any recreational purpose whatsoever, the music of Anamanaguchi is suddenly blasting into the ears of those plummeting folks. It's louder and more exhilarating that any of us down here on the safe ground could ever imagine and it's a secret that those jumpers keep to themselves, having signed a binding Anamanguchi non-disclosure agreement before pulling the chute cord. The bronzed music was chosen for such an important placement, in part, because as those jumpers land on the run, often on a beach or an open field, the only thing they want to do is jump up and down and rage out with some freaky dance moves for 5-to-10 minutes. The music, as contractually obligated, continues on - at obscene volumes - for that amount of time and these people do their dances.
JOURNEYMAN FROM THE HEARTLAND. THE MILWAUKEE MANIAC. DEEP IN THE GAME SINCE THE AGE OF 13.
TOURS AROUND THE WORLD. SINGLES, EPS AND MIXTAPES. DEBUT ALBUM “I DON’T WANNA GO INTO THE DARKNESS” IS OUT NOW.
-RUNS THE RECORD LABEL/NO RULES BRAND THUNDER ZONE
-CALLED “THE BUDDY HOLLY OF HIP HOP” BY CHUCK D
-TOURS WITH PUBLIC ENEMY, BIG FREEDIA, BONDE DO ROLE, JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD, TEENGIRL FANTASY, JAPANTHER, MNDR AND MANY MORE
-PLAYED LIVE IN OVER 18 COUNTRIES
-COLLABORATIONS WITH SPANK ROCK, DRE SKULL, DILLON FRANCIS, G-SIDE, FAT TONY, L-VIS 1990, ISSUE AND MANY MORE
-”PURE KINETIC ENERGY IN LIVE SHOWS” -COOLHUNTING.COM
-”BASEMENT PUNK PASSION” -THE ONION
-”A FUCKING RAP STAR” -VICE
-”HIS GENIUS LIES IN HIS HONESTY” -XLR8R
-”A FUCKING LIVING LEGEND” -MISHKA
SHOWS @ BALLROOMS, BASEMENTS, DISCOS, FESTIVALS,
BURGER JOINTS, ROOFTOPS, RAVES, ROCK CLUBS, TV SHOWS,
WAREHOUSES, DINERS, THEATERS, HIGH SCHOOLS, LIVING ROOMS, WEDDINGS
Chrome Sparks is the solo project of Jeremy Malvin, a Brooklyn transplant from Pittsburgh by way of Ann Arbor. In 2014, after having self released a small handful of singles and two EPs on Bandcamp, Malvin signed to the taste making Sydney based label Future Classic. Under the new label, he rereleased Sparks EP and released the Goddess EP. His next EP, Parallelism is slated to be released with Future Classic on November 6.
Inspired by a background in classical percussion and an obsession with synthesizers, Malvin creates dazed, melodic beat-centric tunes that loosely hang between down-tempo head nodders and up-tempo club bangers. FADER has described his music as ‘form-shifting beats [that] seem to resonate with spaced-out chillers and hyperactive party kids alike’.
In 2012, while on Warped Tour as the drummer for Stepdad, Malvin released the slow burning, bass heavy single “Marijuana” on a Bandcamp compilation highlighting music from he and his friends in Ann Arbor. It quickly rocketed to #1 on Hype Machine and has since become an internet-stoner anthem. It has subsequently been rereleased by Future Classic and Kitsuné.
His upcoming release, Parallelism, was made using sounds from three analog synthesizers, vocal samples from friends, and a tambourine.
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