by Brad Roberts
Saturday was like an extended trip down the rabbit hole, keeping one step ahead of the next band I wanted to see. The day started out normal enough, breakfast, blogging, rolling preparatory elements, etc. and boarding a bus down Sunset to the east side for Echo Park Rising. Once I figured out the schedule and where I wanted to see who, I decided my best course of action was to begin at the western edge of the festival and slowly work my way east.
Arriving around 2, I went into Taix to find the Champagne Room where The Far West were scheduled to play. Kevin Bronson (Buzzbands) was curating the activities here and the line up was most impressive, but after a rousing set of alt country indie by The Far West, I was off to Echoplex to catch some garage rock by The Dead Ships, before heading upstairs to The Echo to see Seasons.
By now the neighborhood was filling up and there was a good crowd for Seasons at 3:30 which was payed off with a really terrific set by the hard working band. In fact their violinist, Kaitlin Wolfberg was all over the place performing in different bands, and ending up at the wedding party that night at The Bootleg for Jacob Dillan Summers and Caitlin Dwyer (Congratulations to you both), which I couldn't attend owing to the Torches show at The Satellite...also that night.