Sound City will be returning to Liverpool once again in May this year to showcase the best up and coming and acclaimed talent in music from across the globe. Officially the first music festival on the UK's cultural calendar, Sound City provides countless opportunities to witness the world's best new talent in settings like no other. Recently announced to appear at this year's festival are the following bands:
Reverend and the Makers
Egyptian Hip Hop
Like A Version is the name of the covers segment brought to you every week by Triple J. The premise of the show is that an artist or band will drop by to perform live in the studio their interpretation of someone else’s song. It's a bold and brash take on cover versions that this hard to please reviewer was lucky enough to experience and to be absolutely honest I believe that the shows' hosts, Tom and Alex, said it best when describing the release of this anthology, spanning the years 2005-2009.
For the fourth and final day of Culture Collide we were treated to the spectacular Block Party, with stages, food trucks and the expansive crowd creating a vibrant scene at Los Angeles’ Reservoir Street in Echo Park. Arriving in the afternoon to find Los Angeles’ locals soaking up both the quality live music on offer, as well as the Californian sunshine, I knew I was in for a great final night of Culture Collide.
While at Culture Collide in Los Angeles, I caught up with Dan Haggis, the drummer from Liverpool's The Wombats to talk about the difficulties trying to break the US market, the success they've had in Australia, Gongs, Tambourines, Austin City Limits and much more...
Filter Magazine is proud to announce the full line up for this year's Culture Collide Festival, a festival which is boasting a fine selection of international talent! The Culture Collide Festival is taking place in Los Angeles this October and features the likes of...
of Montreal (US)
The Wombats (UK)
The Big Pink (UK)
Triple J’s Hottest 100 is one of the most anticipated countdowns of each year. It tends to have something for everyone – representing the year in music. 2011’s Hottest 100 was, of course, no exception and features a variety of songs from a vast range of genres and artists/bands. The annual two disc CD release, Triple J’s Hottest 100 Vol. 19 is a 41 track compilation, featuring a selection of the songs that made the top 100 – and a stellar compilation at that.
The Future Music Festival, at least for the past few years, has been a decent way to wind up the festival season in Adelaide. Sure, the crowd is generally unfavourable to be around, but there’s usually a good line up of artists to balance the bad with the good. 2012’s festival was a different case altogether; I don’t think I’ve experienced a worse day of live music in a very long time.
With perhaps their most diverse line-up yet, Future Entertainment have really given their all to this the 2012 edition of Future Music Festival – and it sure paid off.