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The L.A. Weekly put on its cover yesterday a broad roundup of eastside bands. Most of the present-day scenes in Sam Slovick’s “Deep Inside the Silver Lake Scene” take place in Echo Park. Reminiscences of the golden days of the early ‘90s hark back to Silver Lake. The map is fuzzy. I suppose reverb knows no borders.

A table of contents declaration "From old-school heads to prepubescent punks, Silver Lake is where L.A.’s indie rock heart still beats," is...wrong in its neglect to name Echo Park. Sigh.

Writer Alie Ward – who contributes a number of thumbnail profiles to the package describes a “deliciously stoney blend of reverberating guitar, lazy vocals and that blanket of distortion that’s become ubiquitous these days in Silver Lake/Echo Park.”

And I thought that beautiful mist was fog....

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