December 21, 2011
The Knux in Echo Park
Converse and Filter have teamed up to bring you Hometown L.A., a series of videos shot throughout Los Angeles that capture some of L.A’s best bands playing in a variety of locations. Shot in black and white, the video’s focus on unique and beautiful locations throughout LA – and the bands that bring them to life. Look out for more videos in the Hometown L.A. series throughout 2012. First up, The Knux.
The Knux, made up of brothers Kentrell “Krispy” Lindsey and Alvin “Joey” Lindsey, grew up on the tough streets of New Orleans. Their mother, a big inspiration to their love of funk, classic rock, R&B and cool pop music, helped open their eyes to a world beyond where they were growing up. Because of her, they got into playing music, discovering cool rock n’roll and staying out of trouble.
Three years later, the Lindsey brothers are settled in the Eastside of L.A., mainly Echo Park, and they couldn’t be happier. “There’s just a lot of cool, down-to-earth people on the Eastside. A lot of dive bars, real rock ‘n’ roll here,” says Krispy. And that’s exactly why The Knux have chosen The Echo for the first of our sessions. This Eastside venue is one unique hot spot; able to book up and coming bands as well as veteran musicians to play.
“When you were young, you hear about artists we look up to playing here. Every night is very creative; very different, “ says Krispy. “One of the first big shows were did was at The Echo. There’s no ritz or glitz to this place. It’s just black! Standard rock ‘n’ roll and it fits us.”