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Benefit for New York's Norton Records at the Echo

Billy Miller met Miriam Linna while she was a drummer for psychobilly band The Cramps when she came to his booth at a record show in 1977. The two went on to start a magazine called Kicks that was focused on obscure rock n roll and soul.

The magazine then gave birth to Norton Records in 1986 which releases wild garage rock, rock n roll, punk, and R&B and specializes in reissuing albums that might otherwise go forgotten. That includes artists like The Sonics, Lou Reed, and Roky Erickson & The Aliens. Last fall, a warehouse full of Norton Records mail orders was heavily water damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

This weekend, Real Boss Hoss and Intoxica Radio present a benefit show featuring the reunion of the surf band The Untamed Youth and several 1960s LA garage rock natives including Thee Midniters, Kim Fowley, The Sloths, Donna Loren (star of several Beach Party films), the South Bay Surfers, and many more!

The event takes place on Saturday, April 13th from 11:30am - 9pm at The Echo (1822 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026). A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $18. More information available at The Echo's website.

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