This October, both San Fran and LA are going to each be hosting a Culture Collide festival of their own, bringing together musicians, music fans, industry professionals and more over a massive two to three days. The Culture Collide experience is one of a kind and in 2015, the brand has partnered with Noise Pop and Spaceland Presents for the first time, while the events are to be presented by The Guardian. Top notch.
The first artist announcement for October's Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles has dropped! Returning to LA for October 16-18, Culture Collide brings with it some more huge names in 2014. The event, in its fifth year this year, announces a stellar first wave of artists, which includes a great starting Aussie contingent in Glass Towers, Bad//Dreems, KLP and Fractures:
With the evening upon us, it was time for Culture Collide to bring out the big guns on what was the final night of the three day event. King Kahn and his seven piece troupe The Shrines - featuring no less than three members making up a brass section - were the first band to enjoy a mass attendance; it was clear everyone who had come to Culture Collide had Khan on their mind.
Though there wasn't a Saturday afternoon block party to close things out this year, they retained an outdoor stage and made that the centrepiece of a day of fantastic music and comedy over eight stages. I kicked off the final day of Culture Collide with Japanese solo artist SiMoN, who accompanied lyrics in his native tongue with the electric guitar. It was quite slow and often reminiscent of Sigur Ros, both in pace and the tendency to combine random English phrases with the native language. An apt, if not surprising, way to start off the day.
Larry Heath interviews Erik Mattiasson aka Melpo Mene - a Swedish singer/songwriter - while in Los Angeles to talk about his music, his upcoming music, what it means to be "cool" and "social" as a musician, playing GTA V and much, much more...
Having enjoyed the five bands making themselves known on the outdoor World Stage, it was time to head indoors. First up, I caught Perth's The Novocaines at the festival's newest venue addition, the Lot 1 Cafe.
The second night of festivities at Culture Collide proved to be a massive one, with the event introducing an outdoor stage as part of the weekend showcases. This in turn replaced what used to be a free all-day "block party" for the general public. The result is something more intimate, though capturing the great vibes that made the Saturday event so special.
Jasmine Safaeian brings us photos from the third and final day of the Filter Magazine industry event Culture Collide, which takes place every year in Silverlake, Los Angeles. Pictured above is King Khan and the Shrines and also check out photos of New Zealand's Ghost Wave, france's Chateau Marmont, US group NO and more from the world of music...
Jasmine Safaeian brings us photos from the second day of Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles, featuring Bombay Show Pig, Bleached (pictured), New Zealand's Ghost Wave, The Deer Tracks, Adi Ulmansky, a celebrity spot of Jack Black and much more from the world of music!