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Filter Magazine's Culture Collide Festival: The Block Party (07.09.12)

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.

the AU [audio] interview at Culture Collide: The Balconies (Canada)

While I was at Culture Collide in Los Angeles, I caught up with up-and-coming Canadian trio The Balconies to talk about their music and much more... Audio edit by Tiffany Britchford.

the AU [audio] interview at Culture Collide: Dan Haggis from The Wombats (Liverpool)

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's Culture Collide Festival Night Three feat. Gold Fields, Young Buffalo and more - Echo Park, Los Angeles (06.10.12)

Saturday brought us into our third day at the extraordinary Culture Collide music festival, another day packed with a fantastic line-up of live music. After spending the day exploring the city of Los Angeles, the night similarly involved a great deal of new discoveries as I was lucky enough to stumble upon a whole new collection of bands.

Filter Magazine's Culture Collide Festival Night One feat. Dean Wareham plays Galaxie 500 + Blood Red Shoes + Of Verona and more - Echo Park, Los Angeles (04.10.12)

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since the last Culture Collide - one of the industry’s youngest BIGSOUND-esque showcase events, now in its third annual edition, put on by Filter Magazine - yet here we are once again, running straight from the airport (and along flight from Sydney) to Los Angeles’ trendy Echo Park area in Silverlake to attend the first night of festivities...

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: The Trouble with Templeton (Brisbane)

The Trouble with Templeton talk about their new single, their upcoming American tour to CMJ and Filter Magazine's Culture Collide and much much more... this interview took place at BIGSOUND in Brisbane, Australia.

FILTER Announces Panelists for 2012 'Culture Collide Creative Summit'

As the good people at Filter Magazine head ever closer to this year's Culture Collide festival, an announcement has been released regarding this year's Culture Collide Creative Summit, a premiere event! Through October 4 and 5, a professional panel series will be taking place as part of Culture Collide, with speakers from companies including Levi's, Tumblr and Warner Bros. Records each to feature!

Filter & Virgin America Announce "I'm With the Band" Flight; Montreal, School of Seven Bells to Perform!

Filter Magazine has partnered up with Virgin America, sponsor of Culture Collide, in presenting "I'm With The Band" - a cross country flight headed to kick-start the Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles! Festival attendees will have the opportunity to head from New York to LA on the flight which will feature exclusive in-flight performances and DJ sets from the likes of Kevin Barnes (Montreal), School of Seven Bells and Penguin Prison!

FILTER Magazine announces their Culture Collide festival lineup!

FILTER Magazine have partially announced the lineup for their third Culture Collide festival, featuring of Montreal, School of Seven Bells, Tribes, and more!

the AU interview at Culture Collide: De Staat (Netherlands)

While at Culture Collide festival in Los Angeles, Larry Heath had the opportunity to catch up with two members of Dutch alternative rock band De Staat. Dominated by vocalist by Torre Florim, the interview covered the general scope of the Dutch music scene, and the recording process for De Staat's new album Machinery was like one big party.

the AU interview at Culture Collide: Datarock (Norway)

The USA interview series continues backstage at Filter Magazine's Culture Collide, where Larry Heath caught up with Datarock, to discuss just about everything they could possibly think of. But there's lot of discussion about musicals and their latest EP California, triple j, their self proclaimed "most extravagant single in history" and plenty more...