Origami Vinyl's one-year anniversary is Saturday. Take that, biz doomsayers.
A year and a half ago, I found an errant UPS delivery slip outside a gutted storefront on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. It was addressed to an "Origami Music," and we speculated accordingly about its enticing provenance.
A year ago this weekend, Origami Vinyl threw its doors open to rapturous local (and international) vinyl vermin, and it quickly established itself at the heart of young Echo Park as both a practical alternative to Amoeba and as a hangout for fans of indie, punk, folk and garage rock at their in-store performances.
On Saturday, they're taking a well-earned victory lap with an anniversary party with sets from wistful rockers Summer Darling, gloomy noiseniks Twilight Sleep and the all-girl Southern goth group Kissing Cousins, among others. Shows get started at 4 p.m., and feel free to hassle Neil about when the heck they're going to get that used section in there.
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