The Hardest Working Dude At Echo Park Rising Was Dirty Cakes’s Charley Tichenor IV Check out our thoughts, photos and video from echo Park Rising!
LOS ANGELES, CA–
“…I mentioned this on my own Instagram account, but perhaps the hardest working man at Echo Park Rising (at least for the first two days) was Charley Tichenor IV. Not only was he working sound, being the hype man/MC, and taking care of the nitty-gritty for the two-day Bands In A Barbershop Echo Park Rising experience, he played with Turbulent Hearts AND his own band Dirty Cakes.
I love Dirty Cakes because I love Charley. That dude always seems to be perpetually filled with joy and excitement and he and his bandmates play like it as well. And that energy makes Charley a rockstar. As I watched him play his music, the air of confidence he possesses and that sheer joy that he plays with gave me some Dave Grohl type vibes.
Another particularly memorable moment of their performance was when their drummer, the badass Becky Wreck. During the performance, she addressed the audience to make sure that everyone remembered that while we were all having fun rocking out, there are tons of social issues that we all need to keep an eye on. I’m down with that, and I’m down with Dirty Cakes…”