Photos: IO Echo @ The Pageant | 04.09.13

LA's IO Echo opening up for Garbage at The Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on April 9th, 2013. (Bryan J. Sutter)

LA’s IO Echo returned to The Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on April 9th, 2013 on the last leg of Garbage’s year-long world tour. The lighting may have been non-existent but Ioanna Gika and her cohorts sounded huge.



I had been told the IO Echo’s lighting would be tough but I didn’t exactly expect for a few back lights and some strobes behind a set of paper screens. At one point, fearing that I had nothing, I chose a long shutter speed and used the exposure to drag whatever light I could grab. Another photographer told me he was using the AF assist lamps from the crowd for front lighting.

However, when speaking with others who were in the photo pit, we did agree that IO Echo sounded really, really good. Sometimes at The Pageant, openers don’t always get the best mix but this was pretty on point It’s easy to see why they’ve been an object of attention for the last year or so.



Crap, I forgot to get a shirt.

NOTE: The day after this show, St. Louis got rocked with some rough weather. A tornado briefly touched down in my neighborhood. No joke. It’s been an intense time and finding power and internet access has been tough. I apologize for the short write up but I’ve got a lot of things to catch up on.

See the full set of photos by clicking here or by checking out the gallery below.

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