Echo Park indie band James Supercave headlines this year's event showcasing emerging L.A. bands.
Broke LA, formerly known as Brokechella, has done away with the Coachella-inspired moniker and for the first time is hosting the event before Coachella. What started out as a cheaper alternative to the pricey desert festival has earned credibility and a following since its 2011 launch and this year will feature 50 emerging local bands.
The musical acts will take over four stages themed by genre: the pop/eclectic stages include "Jungle Gym" featuring James Supercave and Bloodboy along with the "Ball Pit" featuring Boyo and former American Idol contestant Zealyn aka Angie Miller and the more electronic/ psychedelic stages are the "Bounce House" featuring Honey and Hikeii and "Swings stage" features DJ CRNKN and Sober Rob.
An additional fifth stage, "Sandbox", will feature stand-up sets from comedians including headliner Kyle Kinane, David Gborie and Marcella Arguello. The music and arts festival is making it a point to showcase art installations alongside each of the five stages with a "playground" theme.
NKLA will host an adoption drive as well as a BARK L.A. dog daycare (prior registration required), while Same Sky will promote voter registration and letter-writing campaigns.
Tickets are $25 and it will take place in a warehouse in East LA from 3 p.m. - midnight.