THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN LOS ANGELES – PART 5: MUSIC

Last stop: Echo Park. The venue of choice for up-and-coming and established bands is the Echoplex

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Why? The venue is intimate, the crowds are good, and it feels like home. Music performances here range from the soulful Jimmy Scott to indie darling Best Coast to the raging Nine Inch Nails. If you’re lucky, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by some of the secret acts that make it onstage for impromptu performances. Find yourself face-to-face with Thom Yorke from Radiohead accompanied by Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers –and if you think those two are awesome, the other guests will just blow you away. Enter through the alley.

 

 
From the book 'The best things to do in Los Angeles – 1001 ideas', by Joy Yoon (Universe / Rizzoli International).

 

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1154 Glendale boulevard, Los Angeles 213-413-8200 www.theecho.com