By popular demand, Mystic Braves residency gets moved to the Echoplex

If you’re into the whole 60s/psych/surf/garage scene, there was no better place to be than The Echoplex this past Monday. Due to the overwhelming response to Mystic Braves’ monthly residency at The Echo, the 3rd week was moved downstairs to the larger Echoplex stage. All flavors of the scene were represented from the shoegaze-y, Drinking Flowers, to the 60s pop stylings of Joel Jerome, to the surf/garage sounds of Corners, to the heavy psych set from Mystic Braves.

Between the loose playing and slightly out-of-tune (not in a cool way) guitars, the Mystic Braves live show fell short of my expectations. While I was disappointed by the lackluster performance, the Echoplex crowd didn’t seem to mind. One of the strangest things I saw was the formation of a mosh pit (?!?!?!?) during their set. I’d love for the same kids that were moshing to show up at the upcoming Trash Talk show and see what a real pit looks like.

Photography / Words: Ceethreedom

Mystic Braves photos
Mystic Braves

Mystic Braves photos
Mystic Braves

Mystic Braves photos
Mystic Braves

Joel Jerome photos
Joel Jerome

Joel Jerome photos
Joel Jerome

Drinking Flowers photos
Drinking Flowers

Drinking Flowers photos
Drinking Flowers

Drinking Flowers photos
Drinking Flowers

Corners photos
Corners

Corners photos
Corners

Corners photos
Corners

Corners photos
Corners

For even more photos of all the bands, check out the photo gallery below.

3 thoughts on “By popular demand, Mystic Braves residency gets moved to the Echoplex

  1. Casey Lewis

    Jim… Sorry! I’m not totally well versed in all the sub-genres of the current music scene. They sounded like psych to me. Just for future reference, how would you describe their sound for that show?
    BTW… I totally agree with you about photographers reviewing shows but that’s what I’m asked to do.

  2. Lisa Lee

    To the genre nazi above (Jim). Were you even at this show? Because Mystic Braves set was TOTALLY psych heavy, and there’s absolute nothing wrong with that. Just because a band’s set is a certain way live, doesn’t mean that that is their ONLY genre classification. How would you define their Monday night set, (not their genre) because after all that is what this is about: their show review.

  3. Jim Ramirez

    Mystic Braves are heavy psych? Really?! C’mon get your facts straight. Photographers shouldn’t be reviewing bands

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