This favorite spot in Echo Park showcases up-and-coming bands, with soul or reggae dance nights and DJ mashup sessions rounding out the calendar. The basement level Echoplex has twice the space, so it can book bigger names.
the Echoplex. the Echoplex books bigger national tours and events. 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, 90026. 213/413–8200. www.attheecho.com.