Echo and Echoplex Host Alt Music Fest
Photos by ALYSON CAMUS and DONNA BALANCIA
Excellent concerts were aplenty as the July 4 weekend kicked into high gear.
Dirty Penni Fest featured Deap Vally, Jurassic Shark, Girl Pusher, Mike Watt and The Shrine and was followed at The Echoplex by Noveller.
Meanwhile at The Redwood Friday, The Sloths topped the bill, and on Saturday, The Glam Skanks headlined with Will Crewdson and The Schizophonics. Following Dirty Penni Fest was Noveller at The Echoplex.
The Echo, Dirty Laundry TV and Penniback Records
The Dirty Penni Fest has topped itself from years prior.
Deap Vally showed the stuff that got them the opening gig for the Blondie tour as the girls are looking and sounding better than ever. Jurassic Shark had the Echo leaping with stage divers — most weren’t so energetic and the term “crowd fallers” may have been better suited.
The music at Dirty Penni fest was varied and excellent ranging from surf rock to shoegaze and everything in between. The Shrine and Plague Vendor showed star power as the performers have really come into their own.
The lineup was impressive with top performers rounding out the fest: Mike Watt and the Jom and Jerry Show, Enjoy, Zig Zags, Jurassic Shark, Girl Pusher, Flat Worms, Here Lies Man, Beach Bums, Hit Bargain, The Red Pears, Clit Kat, Espresso, Keif Season, Girl Tears, Janelane, Fringe, Capital Wasteland, Sabrina is Not in This Chat, Sketch Orchestra, Model/Actriz and Worn Tin.