Last Wednesday night, up-and-coming Los Angeles band Goon, led by Kenny Becker, headlined The Echo with a stellar lineup of supporting acts. Opening up for Goon at The Echo were Draag, Pastel Felt and Young Jesus. With each band serving up their own unique flavor of tunes and style, the evening boasted four solid performances by some bands very deserving of your attention. Check them out the next time you see them on a bill!
With music so rich and full of variety, Goon’s musical influences don’t stop at Pixies and Boards of Canada. Equally iInspired by prolific acts such as Nirvana, Radiohead and Pavement, Goon has also pulled influence from sounds that aren’t directly heard in his Dusk of Punk EP. Noted as one of his “most exciting musical discoveries,” Goon credits bossa nova as an influential sound from outside the traditional sphere of rock ‘n’ roll, that has provided him “with some beautifully dark chord voicings.” Read more here.
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