Electric Children Shred Echo Park Rising At Bands In A Barbershop Check out our thoughts, photos and video from echo Park Rising!
LOS ANGELES, CA–
“…I had seen Electric Children perform at a different Bands In a Barbershop, but this was a different Electric Children … at least the line-up was different. I should have expected it though as their leader, “Ramblin” Eddie Lopez previously told me that they have over 50 rotating players. I just found out that Eddie is the talent buyer for The Redwood Bar, so it totally makes sense how he’s been able to get so many people on Electric Children’s roster.
The first time I caught Electric Children perform, I viewed them as a garage rock band. And while they definitely still have that rough around the edges vibe of garage rockers, I definitely got an edgier and more alternative/noise vibe with them this go around. Perhaps it was the sheer sound of them being a six-piece as opposed to a four-piece. Either way, it was loud and rocking and glorious. Particularly amazing was the fiendish shredding by Michelle Balderrama that, no exaggerations, was jaw-dropping.
Do you know what would be a ridiculous show? How about an Electric Children gig with 10 … or 15 … or all 50!… players on a stage? Overkill? I dunno… I’d still like to see that…”