Eastern Conference Champions back in Philly – I’m so excited!
Eastern Conference Champions (ECC) is an indie-rock trio with a unique style that is unreal. Members include: Joshua Ostrander (vocals, guitar), Greg Lyons (drums), and newest member, Melissa Dougherty (guitar). Ostrander’s voice is distinctive with an absolutely beautiful tone that sings truly heartfelt lyrics. On any given day you might find me rockin’ out to an iTunes playlist of nothing but ECC’s music covering The Southampton Collection (EP), Ameritown, and Santa Fe (EP). By the way, their upcoming album, Speak-ahh, might see a Fall 2010 release – get excited!
My first memory of Eastern Conference Champions was seeing them open for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC) at the Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) in Philadelphia, PA back on February 19, 2006. I was there to see BRMC but ECC’s opening set was incredible. I immediately purchased The Southampton Collection (EP) after their set. Since that wonderful night in 2006 I’ve been a fan of Eastern Conference Champions. I’d seen them a few times in the past with the last time being their “Ameritown” CD Release Party at The Khyber on July 20, 2007.
Eastern Conference Champions relocated to the Los Angeles, CA so they don’t get to play the Philly area as frequently. Well, I was SO EXCITED to find out that ECC will be back in the Philly area next week. When it comes to amazing music and incredible live shows ECC is a must-see band and come highly recommended by me. This is your chance to see them live so please don’t pass up the opportunity.
[LISTEN] A favorite of mine, “Bloody Bells” from their most recent release Santa Fe (EP)