I first saw MarchFourth at a New Year’s Show several years back, so when I heard that they were coming back to L.A., I grabbed my camera and headed down to the Echoplex to see their show. MarchFourth Marching Band (M4 to its fans) is a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires unabashed dancing, and an atmosphere of celebration. Dressed in redesigned marching-band-themed costumes, This Portland, OR band brings electric bass, 5-piece percussion corps, a 6-part brass section, stilt-walkers, dancers, acrobatics and a very diverse musical repertoire.
Also featured were The Gentleman Callers of Los Angeles. The Gentleman Callers is the latest project from the production team of Atom Smith & Buck Down, a Los Angeles duo most famous for their decade long stint as the writers, arrangers and producers of the 20 piece electro-funk circus THE MUTAYTOR (www.mutaytor.com).