The Echo & Blundertown Present
Wounded Lion, Fever the Ghost, Fungi Girls, Le Cos (outside on the patio)
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
The often amorous, and occasionally frightening NOBUNNY (one word, all caps) has been captivating audiences of dedicated fans and new believers since Easter 2001 (the day Joey Ramone died). Born in the desert outside of Tucson AZ, Nobunny started as an animal Elvis impersonator before deciding to try out his hand at songwriting. The raucous rabbit’s music is a intoxicating concoction of all the rights and wrongs that make up the heart and the soul of real rock n roll. Songs that sound as though they were written at the Brill building by a punk rock mutant back from the future. Some batshit brilliant bullshit.
NOBUNNY stayed deep underground for his first 6 years doing DIY solo tours, burning limited CDRs, and building a dedicated group of fans across the USA. NOBUNNY shows were purported to include a dizzying act that often featured nudity, dancing, chaos, and costumes (most notably NOBUNNY’s filthy rabbit mask).
In 2008 NOBUNNY released his first LP titled “Love Visions” on 1234GO! Records. The album was a hit among critics, punks, and nerds alike. A modern RNR classic filled with inept production, and songs as catchy as herpes. In 2009 Burger Records released the Mixtape/LP “Raw Romance”. An acoustical confessional brainstorm exploration of cassette goodness . In 2010 the rascally rabbit released a “warts n all” Live Album on Jack White’s Third Man Records. The year ended with Nobunny’s 2nd proper LP, “FIRST BLOOD”. Released on the Memphis’ Goner Records, the album is NOBUNNY’s off the deep end, poptastic, psych-o masterstroke.
NOBUNNY has spent most of the last 4 years touring North America, with 3 trips to Europe to boot. A licentiousness, lascivious, bon vivant who shows no signs slowing or toning it down. NOBUNNY loves you, and has made it damn near impossible not to love him back. Follow the white rabbit!
It's a rare album for which a Urinals namedrop serves as a meaningful reference, but IVXLCDM is such a record. These Angelinos sound old beyond their years, perhaps in part because they approach music from a visual arts background, like many of their influences from the earliest reaches of post-punk. The quintet's repertoire consists mostly of one- and two-chord vamps, but Wounded Lion attacks them with a Burma/Ubu/Pink Flag force, and anyone familiar with those icons has already decided whether to check this out.
Four of Wounded Lion's members are credited with bass duties, which explains the low-end throb that propels these ten tracks. On their debut the band took some dings for sounding overly goony- so credit newcomer Lars Finberg for extinguishing any such shortcomings. Finberg's take-no-prisoners drumming credentials have been firmly established in the incendiary A-Frames, and he brings a similar severity to bear here.
Wounded Lion's lyrics still aren't a strong suit, but that's hardly the point. After numerous two-minute punk blasts, the height of IVXLCDM's intensity arrives on "Raincheck Vibrations," a seven minute monster that if you listen closely consists of plot synopses of Love Boat and Batman episodes, as recounted by a borderline manic Brad Eberhard. (Obscure reference point alert: anyone remember Tripod Jimmie?) The band then wraps up the proceedings with an unrecognizable cover of Lou Reed's "Oh, Jim," introducing a Farfisa and some of the Velvets' trademark strum to the Berlin nugget.
IVXLCDM captures a raw immediacy – for some reason I can vividly picture tracks like "Roman Values" blowing the doors off the back of the EARL's music room. These Lions may be wounded, but they're defiantly untamed.
Fever the Ghost
not so fun guys
Le Cos (outside on the patio)
We sing songs about murder using these: acoustic and electric guitars, bass, marimba, organ, glockenspiel, drums, musical saw, spoons, tambo, shakers. We wear masks and face paint. There are normally nine to thirteen of us performing live.
$13.00 - $15.00