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JAXART Records Online Store - Based right here in Echo Park!

'Tis the season to be giving and why not give the gift of locally grown music! JAXART Records is an independently run Record Label based in Echo Park. We believe in supporting the local music scene and releasing music from artists based right in the neighborhood as limited edition 7 inch vinyl singles. Check out our current releases from The Henry Clay People, Mezzanine Owls, The Parson Redheads, Slow Animal, and The Valley Arena.

All vinyl… Continue

Added by Ashley Jex on November 28, 2010 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Flounce's Post-Thanks Weekend Sale!


Added by Alexandra Asselin on November 25, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Win Gift Certificates to Stories, Echo Park's Favorite Book Store & Cafe


We have FREE STORIES GIFT CERTIFICATES TO GIVE AWAY! Invite your friends and neighbors who care about Echo Park to join you on


Use our handy INVITE tab in the menu bar above. Thanks to our partners, like Stories, we have a number of certificates to give away to…


Added by Alexandra Asselin on November 23, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Get your free gift certificates to Blue Collar dog when your friends join EchoParkOnline

LA can be Dog eat Dog! It's good to know that for our Eastsider furry friends, there is more than just a pet store...the is an experience. Blue Collar Working Dog is our favorite Echo Park shop this (and every) week.

The knowledgable staff, amazing product selection and warehouse style décor (complete with Doggie obstacle course) are only a few of the reasons to visit Blue Collar. We've… Continue

Added by Alexandra Asselin on November 19, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Arroyo Arts Collective tour winds though Highland Park, Glassell Park, Montecito Heights, Mount Washington & Eagle Rock Saturday Nov. 21

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More than 130 artists team up to promote art in the areas in and around Highland Park for the sprawling 18th Annual Arroyo Arts Discovery Tour Nov. 21.… Continue

Added by Eddie North-Hager on November 11, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Echo Curio saga ends as store closes (again)

"WE ARE CLOSING… thanks for the memories and the chance to meet you all!!!"

The Echo Curio, a hub of indie art, music, culture and community for Echo Park and Los Angeles, has announced that they are through fighting and paying for more permits and extra bathrooms.

"i couldn’t have imagined the response we got from you kind people," Grant wrote on the Echo… Continue

Added by Eddie North-Hager on November 10, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

All work & no play

I studied classical piano for 8 years;
2 weeks ago I found out I could have a music venue.
Just now my friend gave me a guitar... I feel alive!!!

Added by Eileen Leslie on November 6, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Echo Curio Benefit and Art Show Nov. 12 with KXLU DJ

Echo Curio is fighting to stay open. They need to raise cash for an entertainment permit and for some remodeling. The free opening reception is at 8 p.m. Nov. 12th featuring new works in drawing, painting, collage, writing,…


Added by Eddie North-Hager on November 6, 2010 at 1:42am — No Comments

Echo Park Awesome Shop of the Week: Tavin

We love Tavin. This Echo Park boutique is a mixture of eclectic style meets timeless vintage! We highly recommend you stop by and check out all the amazing fashion finds that Tavin has to offer. Don't have time to stop by and sample the wares? You can shop their Etsy Shop HERE.

Check… Continue

Added by Alexandra Asselin on November 4, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Special Halloween edition of the Leimert Park ArtWalk - live music, DJs, drum circles and painting in the park

Sunday, October 31st, 2 pm- 8 pm.

Throughout the day cultural spaces (KAOS Network, Vision Theatre, World Theatre,and prolific arts), artist studios and

storefronts will sh...are art exhibitions, music, fashion, food, drumming, spoken word and local shopping

The Last Sunday of each month The hub of Black culture in Los

Angeles,Leimert Park Village, presents its monthly Art Walk from 2:00

pm til 8:00 pm. The art Walk features the works of… Continue

Added by Eddie North-Hager on October 31, 2010 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Echo Curio tries a comeback - Tea room and music in 2011

Grant or Justin explains: "looks like we’re going to make another go at getting the paperwork from the city… We are getting plans drafted up, buying ourselves the trappings of a tea room (serving hot and cold tea in to-go cups), and then going for that coveted Entertainment License… look out!!!… Continue

Added by Echo Park Online on October 29, 2010 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Mohawk General Store moves to Silverlake and catches eye of New York Times.

Bo and Kevin Carney opened Mohawk General Store…


Added by Eddie North-Hager on October 28, 2010 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Zombies and more zombies in Echo Park, Silverlake and beyond this Halloween

Overly dramatic readings of classic comic books that would make Johnny Dollar proud, burlesque dancers, jazzy song sketches and more with a special twist for Halloween.

Captured Aural Fantasy Theater

performs comic book stories in the spirit of old radio shows live on stage.

Helmed by Chicago native, Venice local and member… Continue

Added by Eddie North-Hager on October 25, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Obama live via USC Annenberg

uscannenberg on Broadcast Live…

Added by Eddie North-Hager on October 22, 2010 at 1:02pm — 1 Comment


Echo Park Online FREE GIFT CERTIFICATE GIVEAWAY!! Get them while they’re hot! We have FREE $20 gift certificates to give away to the first 4 Echo Park Online members that get 5 new members to sign up! It’s easy! Have

them go to (or use our handy INVITE tab in the menu bar above) and sign up, the last question on the sign up/profile form is “I found Echo… Continue

Added by Alexandra Asselin on October 22, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

At 10:21 today, Stop, Drop & Cover

Don't run for the door. A real earthquake will be too violent. Just get under your desk, next to the wall or chair. That will break the full force of anything falling that may hit you.

Most people are injured by falling objects, often after leaving the building.

So practice.
At 10:21 today -… Continue

Added by Eddie North-Hager on October 21, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Need to know info about Obama's USC visit

President Barack Obama will speak at a political rally Friday at USC on the University Park campus that could attract 30,000.

10 a.m.: Gates Open

11 a.m.: Program Begins

The public should enter the area at Trousdale Parkway, just south of West 34th Street and will be individually screened for security through metal detectors. No overnight lines will be permitted.

Laptop computers, sharp objects, metal or plastic drink bottles, folding… Continue

Added by Eddie North-Hager on October 20, 2010 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Echo Curio RIP??? Say it isn't so

It only takes three paragraphs to get the stark point: "WE ARE ZONED AS A RETAIL AREA, and RETAIL AREAS


Ok, so what now for performance space/art gallery/ center of coolsville The Echo Curio? Grant and Justin wonder on their Echo Curio blog.

They see three options, but only one real choise.

a) Change their zoning, add a… Continue

Added by Eddie North-Hager on October 20, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Crime drops as city parks stay open late: Villaraigosa touts Summer Nights Lights program

In a year where Los Angeles was looking to cut everything that wasn't necessary, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa chose to take a stand behind a small program that makes a big difference in out neighborhoods.

The Summer Nights Lights program keeps parks open at night - until midnight four nights a week from July 7 to Sept. 4. But that's not all. The program hires staff to coach, teach and umpire, provides jerseys and even feeds…


Added by Eddie North-Hager on October 19, 2010 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Rewind Electronics newest old store to open in Echo Park

Echo Park Now featured Rewind Electronics in August, Lisa Viktorya added a video in early October and KPCC's Molly Peterson followed Friday with a story about Jen and Oscar Carpinteyro, who buy, sell and repair the things most of us have been taught to throw… Continue

Added by Eddie North-Hager on October 17, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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