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Post-Junction Malfunction promotions spread

What cheer? indeed.

Now that the merchants of Silver Lake have found away to kill off the street fair that brought the neighborhood national notoriety, they've decided they actually like the idea of mixing in a little music with their shopkeeping on the last weekend in August.

Dangerbird Records @3801 West Sunset will host some artists on their label, including Butch Walker and the Black Widows, from noon to six today in their courtyard. Like in SJ days of old, the band will take donations...and give them to some cause or other.

Meanwhile, the silver continues to flee Silver Lake, even south of the 101, as What Cheer? Productions, which had smoothly timed its debut weekend to SJ, picks up a lot of the wandering tribes, including 1776 from Portland. They're now dubbing it as the Conjunxion Music Festival at the newly minted What Cheer? Bar, 3213 Beverly Blvd. Hard to follow as it's all still being sorted out but you can try at the Facebook page.

And if you missed it, Sarah Dale, one of the other SJ assassins and the proprietor of Pull My Daisy, is trying to capitalize too, hosting a magician and a popcorn truck. That doesn't sound like a credible alternative to k.d. lang to me, but Dale is quite pleased with herself anyway: "We are trying to make the best of a sad situation," she tells The Eastsider. One she was delighted to do her best to cause, we note.

Meanwhile, can't wait to see what Sunset Junction blogger Brian Pacheco Corleto thinks of a moniker like "Echo Park Rising." A few months back he wrote a memorable post about coding and overcoding at the Times when it called Echo Park a "hipster destination."


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