The Birth Defects to headline Grimy Goods stage at Echo Park Rising, Sunday Aug. 16

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This weekend is Echo Park Rising, and Grimy Goods has curated a fresh lineup of local talent taking the stage at the Echoplex on Sunday, August 16th. Additionally, if you have a motorcycle, ride on out with us! Prior to our lineup of performances, Grimy Goods will be hosting a rock ‘n’ ride leaving from Highland Park Cafe and riding out to the Grimy Goods stage at the Echoplex. Scroll down for more details on the ride.

Headlining the Grimy Goods stage will be The Birth Defects. These guys fuckin’ shred. Their new album, First 8 Mistakes is produced by Ty Segall and was released this past April on Nathan Williams’ (Wavves) record label, Ghost Ramp. Featuring ferocious frontman, Jason Finazzo along with Petey Dammit from Thee Oh Sees, former Bleached drummer Jonathan Safley, and Jason Gerken of Shiner/Hum—these guys are gonna bring it. If you like it hard, fast and loud be sure to catch The Birth Defects cap off the night at the Grimy Goods stage at the Echoplex. Their set begins at 7:20 p.m.


Also on the bill will be Crown PlazaSad RobotSand Babes, and  Two Sheds. From mellow, stony, sexy and wild — we’re delivering all the best musical vibes to you on one stage.

Two Sheds (4pm) —  Led by the charming vocals of Caitlin Gutenberger, Two Sheds deliver tender and rhythmic indie rock, fused with folk undertones. They’ll definitely be setting the tone for a chill ride. Get lost in it.


Sad Robot (4:50pm) — Serving up a delicious slice of indie pop that is both haunting and vibrant, Sad Robot will give you the best of both worlds. Front-woman Kat Pawlak is absolutely stunning live.


Crown Plaza (5:40pm) — As the side project of So Many Wizards’ lead singer and guitarist, Nima Kazerouni, Crown Plaza will tantalize all your senses with their electronic indie pop. It’s sexy, it’s dreamy and it just feels mmm mmm good.


Sand Babes (6:30pm) — They may be fairly new to the local music scene but already Sand Babes are bringing a bright sense of honesty to their music as they begin to hone and craft their dreamy psychedelic sound. Full of Dick Dale-like surf vibes, you’re gonna want to drink up their psychedelic elixir of sounds.


Grab your motorcycle and get ready to roll out to Echo Park Rising on an East Side Rock ‘n’ Ride. Vintage friendly, but all are welcome! The meet up will take place at the Highland Cafe in Highland Park at 3pm with kickstands at 4pm. More details in the flyer below!

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