By Olivia Forman
The Free For All music festival, which Funny Ha Ha’s Chris Martins helped curate, goes down at the Echo and Echoplex this Sunday. The headliners include Akron/Family, Frank Fairfield, Active Child and Langhorne Slim, but the real story is in the openers — Dreamcatcher and Mouse Heaven — who were chosen by a panel of judges from a bevy of self submissions.
Promoters had issued an open call for aspiring participants and although only one band was to supposed to be selected as the victor, these two achieved a dead heat amidst the selectors (which included Martins, Justin Gage, Jason Bentley and a few others), so both have joined the bill.
And if the final three-stage line-up isn’t enough to get you excited, there are plenty of other enticements, as outlined in detail on the Free For All site (click for the full schedule). To name a few? A bike valet, craft areas, some tantalizing food trucks, and, of course, the pay-what-you-want entry.
The fun kicks off on Sunday, August 14, at 4 p.m. at the Echoplex. Read John Payne’s Pick for L.A. Weekly.