Rebecca Aranda

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  • 5 years ago | Concerts

    Omar Souleyman July 12, 2011 The Echo Was I in Los Angeles last night? Or was I in a Syrian discotheque? Omar Souleyman is a machine. He's been performing a mix of traditional Syrian folk and dance synth for 17 years, producing over 500 albums. Th...

  • 6 years ago | Locals Only

    Victor Vasquez, fourth-year drama student at UC Irvine, surveys the Breath of Fire theater. He's mentally arranging the handful of Santa Ana high-school students and more than a handful of instruments, including a few iPads, scattered in front of ...

  • 6 years ago | Concerts

    Jonathan Richman, Gail Davies December 9, 2010 Detroit BarWhile not necessarily a household name, Jonathan Richman has become a beloved cult figure in modern music. From his teenage start in Modern Lovers in the 1970s through his considerable solo...

  • 6 years ago | Concerts

    Joyce Manor, Crazy Band, Bleubird, David Liebe Hart & Adam Papagan December 2, 2010 Acrobatics Everyday (In the Cross Cultural Center at UC Irvine) "Hey James," I asked my brother last night. "Do you want to come with me to see David Liebe Hart, t...

  • 6 years ago | Concerts

    ​Repeater, Sundelles, Pictureplane, Sleigh Bells October 19, 2010 Detroit Bar The Hype: A couple years ago, a kindergarten teacher named Alexis Krauss went to a restaurant with her mother. Their waiter told them that he was working on a mus...

  • 6 years ago | Concerts

    Tom Tom Club October 10, 2010 Echoplex  The Hype: The Tom Tom Club burst from the stomach of Talking Heads in 1980. Tina Weymouth took her funky bass lines, Chris Frantz his complex drumming rhythms, and with some of the spirit of Talking Hea...


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