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Culture Collide SF: October 14-15

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, October 6, 2014 07:30pm | Post a Comment

For the first time ever, Culture Collide Festival hits San Francisco October 14th and 15th for two days of incredible music, art, film, and more. Culture Collide will welcome performances by international rock sensations such as Cloud Nothings (USA), Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (USA), Go Back to the Zoo (Netherlands), Nothing But Thieves (UK), Takeoffs & Landings (Peru), and so many more!

In addition to the amazing music, check out the Culture Collide Creative Summit -- an exclusive two-day conference panel series open to all Culture Collide wristband holders. The summit will bring together influential speakers from the music, entertainment, and lifestyle industries with delegates from around the world to discuss brand partnerships, record sales, touring, digital marketing strategies, and more.

Get your tickets HERE!

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Hello to this blog. Goodbye to Sunset Junction (for now). Hello to the Growlers at Amoeba.

Posted by Billy Gil, August 25, 2011 07:19pm | Post a Comment
clockFirst of all: hello! This is my blog. It's called Pacific Standard Time. I'm attempting to cover L.A. bands -- perhaps some you have heard of, some you haven't -- with show previews, record reviews, interviews, and such. It has nothing to do with this, although that's cool too and you should check it out. If you are in a band or promoting one, please email me at billy.gil@gmail.com to pitch me. YES!

Secondly, Sunset Junction will not be happening for the first time in its 31-year existence. While it's true that the festival that started as a way to bring together Silver Lake's Latino and gay communities had strayed pretty far from its roots, we're very sad to see this happen. For me, Sunset Junction was always something to look forward to before I lived in Silver Lake -- a reason to check out the area, a place I saw Sonic Youth play for next to nothing, an alternative gay festival. We're all sad to see it (hopefully temporarily) halted.

growlersBut in the absense of that, something pretty cool has happened, something that makes me all the more excited to start this blog and celebrate a music community not known to the outside world for its community-ness: L.A. is picking itself up by its bootstraps and putting on a number of musical events anyway, starting with Amoeba, who will host Long Beach's The Growlers for an in-store performance and signing of their Record Store Day vinyl at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 25. The Growlers play a brand of dusty lo-fi rock that sounds like it could have been recorded at any given point over the past three decades. They touch upon elements of surf rock, Nuggets garage rock, reverby indie rock, and psych pop in a way that feels seamless and inviting. I've been listening to Hot Tropics (2010, CD) and Are You In Or Out? (2009, LP) on loop in preparation and can't wait to see these guys live again. (See Amoeba's post for more information).

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