THE ACT: Dead Dawn | Facebook
THOUGHTS: This was the surprise set of the day for me the last day of Echo Park Rising. This band kicks ass. Dark and heavy, and with tons of attitude, their set was raw and pretty damn badass. When the music got more aggressive, I felt shades of Savages. Hell, even the lead singer of the band had a Jenny Beth haircut. They may have had a little technical difficulty for a few minutes when the guitarist’s (who’s a babe, btw) guitar got disconnected, but that just made the performance more punk. Loved them. Killer first impression.