I went to Echo Park Rising last year and it was a really fun neighborhood music event. I went in the afternoon, parked up the road off of sunset. I went knowing I wanted to walk around and get exercise while hearing some bands. There are stages in shops, restaurants and actual music venues. The variety is awesome and there are tons of food trucks. The people watching is incredible, as you can imagine, and it’s all right by Echo Park Lake so you can take breaks and walk down to the water. Check out HERE for the lineup of bands and they even let you create a schedule for where you need to be at what times to see the bands you want. Oh did I mention this is all FREE!
Event: Echo Park Rising (link)
Location: All around Echo Park near Taix, the Echo and other Echo Park establishments on /near Sunset Blvd
Time: August 15-17, 2014, all day
Work has been non-stop, which is why I had to skip a few posts this week. It’s been a lot of work-work-work, lay face down on my bed, work work work, repeat. Tonight if you’re up at 10p head over to North Hollywood for food trucks, dj’s and fun!
Event: Trucks + Beats (link)
Location: 4923 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Time: Thursday June 12, 2014 10pm
Cost: Free! The food will cost you, but the fun is free.
Guess what it’s time for already- Make Music Pasadena! If you like music and saving money, check this event out in Pasadena. It’s FREE- TOTALLY FREE! – and filled with music. It’s a great place to get exercise and people watch and dance. Click the image above to see all the stages and map. There are stages and bands playing all over this route, and check out the shops and restaurants nearby. I’ve gone multiple years and can confidently say it’s a fun time. Plan to park on side streets (avoid Colorado if you’re in a car) and do a lot of walking.
Event: Make Music Pasadena 2014 (link)
Location: Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA
Time: Saturday June 7, 2014 ALL DAY!
Cost: Free! TOTALLY FREE!
Bootleg Bar has a bunch of fun events going on this weekend. Tonight Crooks on Tape is performing with DTCV and Spaceships. On Saturday night that band Harriet is headlining with other performances by The Americans and Z Berg. On Sunday, comedy comes to Bootleg with What’s Up Tiger Lily? featuring TJ Miller and Matt Braugner.
Event: Weekend Events at Bootleg Theater (link)
Location: Bootleg Bar, 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Time: January 17, 2014, 8:00 doors
Cost: $0-12 depending on the show. Find tickets HERE
Tonight Buildings + Hawks will be in store for a joint performance. They recommend checking out “Snag” from Hawks of their new record (on sale at Origami Vinyl).
Event: Buildings + Hawks In-Store Performance
Location: Origami Vinyl, 1816 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Wednesday August 14, 2013, Starts at 7pm – 9pm
FYI: Two Boots is nearby… yummy pizza is calling your name.
It’s time for a BONUS Do This Today! Tonight head to the Hammer Museum for a free summer concert sponsored by KCRW. If I remember correctly, KCRW members get a special shorter line (double bonus). Tonight see AM & Shawn Lee, Jason Bentley, and Dan Wilcox. Check out a video of them here.
Event: KCRW at the Hammer Museum (event link)
Location: The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Time: Thursday June 27, 7pm