Monday, October 24, 2016

Old Time Folk? Electronica? Jazz? Eagle Rock Music Festival has all the musical bases covered


By Nathan Solis

This Saturday’s Eagle Rock Music Festival is a scatter shot of genres, covering a wide range of the noise landscape, with Bosnian Rainbows headlining the evening.

Seven stages spread across Colorado Boulevard will host Americana, metal, experimental, jazz music and everything else in between. The square dance crowd can mosey down to string band Triple Chicken Foot‘s brand of Old Time Folk while the headbangers of Eagle Rock can chip a tooth at Loup Garou MF’s set.

The festival organizers at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock have an eclectic lineup on their hands, as they’re pitting Los Angeles DJ/producer Kingdom against music duo Nguzunguzu back to back;  That’s a solid brick of electronic, tribal music coming out of this camp, hopefully rattling a few cages along the way. At the Experimental Stage, the cerebral ensemble String Theory will offer a semiotic instrumental exploration  while veteran producer Carmen Rizzo can be found by the trail of lulled passerbys, his ambient sounds wafting through the air.

Local businesses will host guests, music and continue services, like burger paradise Oinksters, Italian throwback Colombo’s, Casa Bianca and several other places along Colorado Blvd. between Eagle Rock Boulevard and Argus Drive.

There are far too many activities to get through here, so the next best thing is to attend the 15th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival, October 5, 4 – 10 p.m. Suggested donation is $10 that goes to the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock.

Nathan Solis is a Highland Park resident who writes about and photographs the L.A. music scene. You can find more of Solis stories, reviews and photos at Smashed Chair.

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