Origami Vinyl is a small local record store located in Echo Park. The store specializes in vinyl recordings only, so…More this isn't the place to find deals on used CDs.
As an alternative to the warehouse experience of Amoeba Music, Origami carries high-profile new releases of indie artists, as well as lesser-known 7-inch singles from bands just getting started. The shop even has an entire section dedicated to Los Angeles music, spanning electronica, hip-hop, punk and more.
Nearly every week, the store will host a free in-store performance by local and touring bands, offering you a chance to see a wide array of artists. With a friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere, Origami offers a community-based experience to music lovers.
The Echo is a local alternative music venue located on Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park. Formerly a restaurant, the…More repurposed space now hosts some of the hottest up-and-coming LA bands and DJs, as well as many talked-up touring outfits.
The promoters who manage the Echo also book shows at a larger venue below Sunset on Glendale Blvd., called the Echoplex.
You can purchase tickets to Echo and Echoplex shows at Origami Vinyl — located next to the Echo — or through its website. Their comprehensive site also contains more information on the Echo's many dance nights, from Funky Soul to Dub Club (the finest in dancehall, dub and reggae).