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Io Echo at the Commodore Ballroom

Io Echo at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Oct 24 2013. Kirk Chantraine photo.

Io Echo at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Oct 24 2013. Kirk Chantraine photo.

Photos – Io Echo at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Oct 24 2013

– photos by Kirk Chantraine

LA industrial-pop duo Io Echo opening for Haim Thursday night in Vancouver.

The duo is made up of  Ioanna Gika and Leopold Ross. Their debut album, Ministry of Love, was released in 2013. The band is known for imbuing its rock music with exotic instruments like a Japanese koto harp and Chinese violins. Among the band’s fans are Trent Reznor, who invited Io Echo to open for Nine Inch Nails on the last show of their 2009 Wave Goodbye Tour.

According to the band’s Wiki page, Io Echo also recently composed the score to the Harmony Korine/James Franco film project Rebel.  

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Kirk Chantraine

About Kirk Chantraine

Kirk Chantraine is a Canadian photographer and software developer currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He graduated from Vancouver Film School for 3D Animation in 2004 and has been working in the Visual Effects industry ever since with companies such as Electronic Arts and Disney. Over the last few years Kirk has exhibited his photographic works in San Francisco and Vancouver. A music aficionado and vinyl junkie, Kirk shoots live music and performance at an inhuman pace across North America for The Snipe News , along with landscape and portraiture. If you're buying: gin-and-tonics. He is @kchantraine on Twitter.
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