This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Purveyors of the Eagle Rock Music Festival are quick to remind us that as even when summer's over, there's always room for a sweaty afternoon of cultural cramming in one of L.A.'s many artistic enclaves. Now in its 13th year, the festival's weekend convergence of underground sounds, foodie madness and family fun still proves potent with a sprawling lineup that bounces from laptop beats to zydeco.
Co-produced by Center for the Arts Eagle Rock and the office of L.A. City Councilman José Huizar, the daylong festival descends on its namesake city on Oct. 1 from 4-11 p.m. with 11 stages and more than 65 acts, including Flying Lotus, Mia Doi Todd and Rooney, to name a few. The fest is once again centered on Colorado Boulevard between Eagle Rock Boulevard and Angus Drive. Stages curated by Dublab, FYF Fest, Low End Theory, Kingsize Soundlabs, the Ship Studios, L.A. Record, KOXY Radio, Razorcake and Zocaloc combine to immerse Eagle Rock's downtown in sound. More local notables include the noise rock band Health and Brainfeeder beatmakers Tokimonsta and Teebs.
The Eagle Rock fest still embodies the community spirit that some local festivals (ahem, Sunset Junction) seem to have lost -- right down to the free arts and crafts demo classes and the quaint $5 suggested donation upon entry.
A dizzying full lineup of events, stages and set times can be found at the festival's official website, but here's a brief run down of what music acts you can look out for and what stages they're playing.