BRAINSTORY LIVE AT THE ECHO
Inland Empire’s’ very own jazz infused psychedelic rock band, Brainstory, held their record release party on May 9 at The Echo in Los Angeles and we were there to catch the groovy affair in all its glory. An atmosphere highly taken over by what can only be seen as the thriving Latin indie scene in Los Angeles, was fueled with enough fun, funk and family to provide the ultimate feel good night set to a groovy soundtrack.
The crowds undoubtedly packed The Echo on a Tuesday night to experience a night of transcendent tunes, the unique blended line up of Chola Orange, É. Arenas and Brainstory shed a light on its foundational undertones of psychedelic masters that both complemented their sonic similarities, while also highlighting each individual bands ability to maleate the genre into a manifestation that is uniquely their own.
Opening up the talent-filled night was Chola Orange. A band whose music is mostly composed of instrumentals, one listen and the “psychedelic, space-funk, video game, horror movie soundtrack that you remember dreaming about in the future” prove that they have nailed their self proclaimed brand. I found myself in my own personalized 80’s sci-fi thriller while experiencing them live. They hold an ability to energetically take the audience through vivid, imaginative stories through just melodies, a special skill often sought but not always captured by live performances. They also brought out special guest Son of Cecil to provide some vocals for a few of their instrumentalized tracks.