ECHO PARK RISING:
ECHO PARK, LA
15 AUGUST, 2015Origami Vinyl offered a whole different challenge at this weekend's Echo Park Rising. With the Beserktown II Fest being held down the way in Santa Ana, it afforded Origami a great opportunity to curate a stellar instore lineup for the weekend. Lobbing bombs both verbal and musical, Providence, Rhode Island's Downtown Boys held court in the upstairs loft before the packed store, slamming through a high-octane set of political punk, broken up with between song speeches that just ratcheted up the intensity further. With so many bands paying more attention to careerist angles, it's refreshing to see a band in full IDGAF mode, addressing what needs to be said about their country. It was pure church, and some would say, patriotism of the highest order. Their debut LP Full Communism is out now on Don Giovanni Records.
|Visiting dignitaries included the manager of 5SOS and the Mayor of East LA|