Always putting on some of the best shows and events LA has to offer, our friends at the Echo/Echoplex put on a dope festival last Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010 titled The Power of the Riff.  Curated by Greg Anderson of Southern Lord Records and Sam James Velde of the band Night Horse, The Power of the Riff fused the varying degrees of heavy music that blurs the lines of metal, hard rock, hardcore and punk.

The powerful line-up consisted of musicians that represent the forefathers, milestones and current touring acts of the aforementioned genres. Bands such as Repulsion, Corrosion Of Conformity, From Ashes Rise, Trap Them, Coliseum and Goatsnake heated up the Echoplex to a full-house—while ‘up and coming’ acts such as Nails, The Fucking Wrath, Night Horse, Eagle Twin and Black Breath showed fans that they can keep up with the big dogs.

The Power of the Riff was wild, hot and sweaty, and full of some heavy shit! Check out the crazy photos below!

Photos: Matt Draper/Hollowed Eye Photos