5 ARTISTS TO SEE THIS OCTOBER AT THE ECHO
With so many musicians currently touring and an abundance of music venues to spend your evening at, we’ve made it easy for you by selecting our favorite artists. And of course, The Echo is an epic venue, so you pretty much can’t go wrong whatever night you choose to go out. For those of you who don’t know, The Echo is a long-standing venue within the Los Angeles music community. Its sister venue, Echoplex, is located below the Echo (you’ll see what I mean when you go). Notable performers such as The Rolling Stones, Lorde, and Beck have all graced the stage…and that’s only a few of them. Go catch the next big act before they blow up this October by checking out our top 5 artist picks to see this coming month.
When: October 4th
Formed in 2014, the Philadelphia-born rockers are currently on a North American tour promoting their debut LP, Need To Feel Your Love, which was released this past July via Wilsuns Recording Company. Though this may be their first full-length, the five-piece group has released several EPs since 2014 and has gained quite the following during the process, playing major festivals such as Coachella to performances on Late Night with Seth Myers. Along with this, Rolling Stone featured Sheer Mag as one of the “10 New Artists You Need To Know,” and we here at We Are: The Guard definitely agree. Check out what makes them so awesome October 4th at The Echo.
When: October 5th
At just 15 years old, alt pop prodigy Bilie Eilish has been making waves from the moment she posted her first single, “Ocean Eyes” (produced by her 19-year-old brother Finneas O’Connor) on Soundcloud in 2015. Shortly after uploading, she received thousands (which turned into millions) of plays, which ultimately led to her first record deal in 2016 with Interscope. Her debut EP, Don’t Smile At Me, just dropped this past August, and if you haven’t heard it you need to. Better yet, go see her live.
When: October 9th
Hailing from Los Angeles (ayee), indie pop duo Coast Modern has just released their catchy 18-track self-titled debut album this past summer. Very shortly after the success of their third single release, “Guru,” Coast Modern began supporting tours with major artists such as BØRNS, The Wombats, and The Temper Trap. Get your groove on to Coast Modern’s laid back West Coast vibes this October.
When: October 19th
Originally from Utah, Sego’s Spencer Petersen and Thomas Carroll moved to Los Angeles to pursue music. While living in a pasta factory warehouse in Downtown, they wrote most of their debut album, Once Was Lost Now Just Hanging Around, which was released in 2015. The duo signed to French label Kitsuné along with with Toronto-based Dine Alone Records. They’ve now recently released their latest single (literally like this past week) “Whatever Forever.” About the song, Sego said “”Whatever Forever” is the idea of going through the motions with little thought to the outcome. I’m doing everything I can to avoid that.”
When: October 26th
Witt Lowry, aka Mark Richard, grew up filling journals full of short stories and poems. By the time 2013 rolled around, he released his first mixtape, which landed him the #24 Spot on Billboard's R&B & Hip Hop Chart, #5 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart, #23 overall on iTunes and #5 on the iTunes Hip Hop Chart. Now three albums deep, the Connecticut rapper has just released his fourth studio album, I Could Not Plan This. If you love high energy hip hop, this is definitely the album for you.
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