IO ECHO: veterans, rookies, career year
Photo by Phillip Roffman
While The Neighbourhood gathered quite the audience for such an early set on the north side, Los Angeles charmers IO ECHO retained much of that audience by cutting the rope at the Bud Light stage. In support of their debut full-length, Ministry of Love, front woman Ioanna Gika couldnt help but frolic and dance throughout Shanghai Girls, When the Lillies Die, and the album’s title track.
Every inch of the Bud Light stage was accounted for. Yet, Leopold Ross ensured an intimate exchange between artist and audience with Ecstasy Ghost. Its interesting to note that IO ECHO was a band that was handpicked by Trent Reznor to open up for Nine Inch Nails for their last show within their Wave Goodbye Tour, and yet they are the same band opening the stage Nine Inch Nails would later be closing on Friday night. –Phillip Roffman