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FILTER Magazine’s 4th Annual Culture Collide Festival

Culture Collide 2013 Flyer

• Phoenix with special guest Dinosaur Jr open the festival with Official Culture Collide Kick Off Show presented by Goldenvoice on Oct. 9 ^ (Separate Ticket Required)

• $20 limited wristbands available through midnight, June 16, at Ticketfly.com

• 25+ counties slated to participate featuring quality music, comedy, industry panels, happy hours and more

• Saturday outdoor stage added to the festival

FILTER Magazine’s reputation for delivering premier artists and uncovering new talent is bolstered each year when it brings the best bands from around the world to Los Angeles. Curated by music and lifestyle tastemaker publication, FILTER’s Culture Collide returns to Los Angeles’ Echo Park for its fourth exciting year October 9-12. This unique multi-day experience celebrating creative curiosity stretches across some of LA’s most renowned and intimate venues, where attendees are bound to discover their new favorite international band, as well as FILTER’s own favorite headliners, artists, comedians, industry experts and more. No passport needed, just a Culture Collide wristband.

Culture Collide – presented by FILTER Magazine and produced by FILTER Creative Group – proudly announces its first wave of confirmed artists including: Phoenix (France)^, Dinosaur Jr (US)^, Liars(US), The Raveonettes (Denmark), Miami Horror (Australia), King Khan & The Shrines (Canada, Germany), Iceage (Denmark), The Men (US), Rob Crow (Acoustic, US), Medicine (US), Alice Russell (UK), No Joy (Canada), Plastic Plates (AU), Mumiy Troll (Russia), The Great Wilderness (Costa Rica), SiMoN (Japan), StereonoiZ (Peru), Iza Lach (Poland) , Prāta Vētra (Latvia), Chateau Marmont (France), Maya Vik (Norway), Funeral Suits (Ireland), Mujuice (Russia), Hell Shovel (Greece, Germany, Canada, France), Wooster (US), Okta Logue (Germany), Instrumenti (Latvia), DENA (Bulgaria), PanSTARRS (Egypt), with many more to be announced in the coming months.

“We are so proud to be bringing our favorite bands to Los Angeles this October,” said FILTER co founder Alan Miller. “Culture Collide has really become THE destination to discover your new favorite band from around the world. We’d also like to thank our partners, because it is their continued support that enables Culture Collide to year after year deliver an amazing music experience for such a low price.”

Culture Collide Kick Off Tickets and Pre-Sale Wristband Info

Pre-sale tickets to Culture Collide’s Official Kick Off show for Phoenix with special guest Dinosaur Jr, presented by Goldenvoice, at the LA Sports Arena, go on sale this Thursday, June 6, 10 AM – 10 PM

Purchase Linkwww.ticketmaster.com/Phoenix-tickets/artist/946877? (Use Password: BANKRUPT)
Public on sale: Friday, June 7 at 10am
Ticket prices: $39.50 & $49.50 + fees (8 ticket limit)

Limited Culture Collide Pre-Sale Wristbands Available Now
Culture Collide wristbands^ are on sale now via Ticket Fly for just $20 (for a limited time with the pre-sale code cc2013). Culture Collide wristbands will allow access to all general^ Culture Collude shows pending capacity. Must be 21 years of age or older. Ticket prices will increase to $30 at midnight June 16.

Link to Purchase Culture Collide Pre-Sale Wristbandswww.ticketf.ly/YnA2Zx

^ wristbands are not valid for special Culture Collide shows outside the Echo Park area including the kick off performance for Phoenix with special guest Dinosaur Jr on Wednesday October 9th

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2013 Culture Collide Festival


It’s official! FILTER Magazine’s fourth annual Culture Collide Festival will return this fall, bringing five days of compelling and distinctive music and more to Los Angeles.  Running October 9-13, Culture Collide 2013 is slated to also feature the second annual Culture Collide Creative Summit -a collection of interactive panels and forums speaking to the evolving music and entertainment industries- as well as Comedy Collide showcases and a selection of daily globally-themed happy hours.

New this year, FILTER is offering early bird Culture Collide wristband tickets priced at just $20 for a limited time, before going up to the $30 general admission price later this spring.

“We have quite a few surprises up our sleeve for this year’s Culture Collide Festival,” said Alan Miller, co-founder and co-publisher of FILTER Magazine. “Not only will music fans continue to get the incredible and eclectic music experience they’ve come to expect, this year FILTER is looking to expand the festival without borders, further establishing Culture Collide as not just another music festival, but a complete lifestyle experience.”

FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide is a five-day international music and arts festival taking place this October 9-13,  hosting artists and bands from all over the US and the globe, as they bring their unique perspectives on music and culture to LA’s East Side. Culture Collide can be summed up as a musical melting pot where live performances, showcases and diverse food and drink choices from around the world converge across multiple venues and stages.

Culture Collide Early Bird Ticket Purchase Info:
To purchase Culture Collide Early Bird Festival Tickets, priced at just $20, visit Ticketfly and enter the code: cc2013 at the official Culture Collide ticketing site.

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2012 Culture Collide Festival

FILTER Magazine’s third annual Culture Collide Festival will return to Los Angeles this October 4-7, bringing four days of incredible music, art, film and more to Echo Park. As one of the most buzzed about festivals of the fall season, Culture Collide will welcome performances by of Montreal, Junip, School of Seven Bells, Clinic, Penguin Prison, Class Actress, John Talabot, Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie 500, Breakestra, Tribes, American Royalty, Moss, The Standards, The Kavanaghs and Marit Larsen with many more to be announced soon.

“The Culture Collide festival has always been dedicated to bringing good music from all over the world to Los Angeles, and in our third year, we’re creating something bigger and better than ever, while still keeping it affordable to attend,” said Alan Miller, co-founder and co-publisher of FILTER Magazine. “The festival really is all about introducing people to a wide range of quality music, celebrating the cultural melting pot that this city embraces, and creating an experience like no other.”

This year’s four-day festival will celebrate the convergence of cultures upon Los Angeles by welcoming artists from across the globe. Festival attendees will experience full-band live performances as well as intimate acoustic sets, film screenings, and happy hours featuring free food and drinks from around the world at a variety of venues.

City Councilmember Eric Garcetti, who represents the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles adds, “It’s great to welcome Culture Collide back to Echo Park for another year of fantastic music and fun.”

The 2012 Culture Collide Festival will take place on ten unique Los Angeles stages and will wrap up with an all-day block party on Sunday, October 7th.

A limited number of Culture Collide festival wristbands are now available, priced at just $20 at Ticket Web. Wristbands have sold out the past two years, and with many more artists to be announced in the coming weeks, early wristband purchase is strongly recommended.

For the most updated information on FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide, please visit culturecolide.com and follow FILTER Magazine on Facebook  and Twitter.

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FILTER Magazine Celebrates The Simpsons 500th Episode

FILTER Magazine continues its 10th Anniversary celebration with the launch of Issue 47, which hit newsstands a couple days ago.  For its latest issue, the ‘Good Music’ publication takes readers inside the music surrounding the longest-running scripted show in television history, The Simpsons, as it reached its 500th episode milestone- which aired Feb. 19, on FOX.

FILTER speaks to Simpsons creator Matt Groening, among others involved in the animated series, on everything from the show’s musical guests, original compositions and his own personal music tastes. The article goes on to touch onto the rare 35-piece orchestra that scores the show to the instantly recognizable theme song.  Even at episode 500, 23 seasons on the air and 18 years in syndication, The Simpsons continues to bring laughter, drama and culturally relevant content to viewers around the world.

On The Simpsons

 “Every so often a show comes along where all of the pieces fit in a really magical way, and The Simpsons is one of those…and when it happens, everybody tries to recreate it, but you can’t” – Yeardley Smith, who voices Lisa Simpson

On The Simpsons musical guests

 “I’m amazed by what good sports the guests are. It’s fun to see Mick Jagger burst out laughing when Dan Castellaneta as Homer doesn’t want to test the microphones and asks Mick Jagger to do it. You just feel like nobody has said that to Mick Jagger in decades.”  – Matt Groening

On The Simpsons Theme composed by Danny Elfman

  “I love it,” says Groening. “I love how it is a really complicated theme and there’s a lot to it. “

Over the course of the series the theme song has been recorded by Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, Los Lobos, Green Day, Tito Puente, NRBQ, Fall Out Boy and some of Groening’s more eccentric picks, such as the cult English trio The Tiger Lillies and Texas’ Brave Combo polka band.

The Simpsons has featured more than 85 guest musicians since the show’s debut in 1987 including:

50 Cent, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Bette Midler, U2, Coldplay, Elvis Costello, Elton John, three Beatles, Aerosmith, Johnny Cash, The White Stripes, even Lady Gaga.

The cover

The cover art features both vertical and horizontal unique images of Homer created especially for FILTER by Simpsons lead artist, Julius Preite.

“Issue 47 of FILTER Magazine is incredibly special for us as it marks the first issue of our 10th anniversary year,” said Alan Miller, Co-publisher of FILTER Magazine. “We are excited to provide our readers with an exclusive inside look into the music of The Simpsons as they celebrate a milestone of their own. This is a truly unique story that we know good music fans will appreciate as much as we do.”

More Highlights from Issue 47

The Shins: One Man Band (page 62)

In a conversation with James Mercer, the Portland native maintains that “the Shins is a band,” but makes it clear that it is and has always been his band, assembled to present his songs and ideas and “involves people from all parts of my friendships.”

Mercer also dives into the themes that run through his new album, Port of Morrow:

 “I’m fascinated by people who don’t care about the truth, which is something I’ve realized – I care about the truth. I want to know the truth. I feel like it’s one of the things humans can do that’s special and different from the rest of the animal kingdom. It amazes me it’s not something a lot of people are really interested in.”

A Broken Hallelujah: The Incomparable Musical Journey of John Cale (page 86)

FILTER speaks with the musical legend John Cale on his road from his early days with The Velvet Underground to his legendary production work as well as his upcoming album for Domino Records.

“The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn’t stand the spotlight of the audience” – John Cale, on the Velvet Underground

The article also features Steven Severin of Siouxsie and the Banshees, artist and Andy Warhol muse Ultra Violet, and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy on their experiences with Cale.

CIUDAD DE MORRISSEY: A Homecoming in Mexico City (page 40)

Morrissey declares his homecoming in Mexico City, halfway through his greatest hits set:

“I’m home, I’m home, I’m home.”

FILTER takes you inside the experience of Morrissey’s “homecoming” performance in Mexico City along with local culinary delight highlights and more.

Why So Serious? Some Joking Aside with Jason Sudeikis

FILTER Magazine chats with the “SNL” star on everything from his upcoming role on “Eastbound and Down” to how his hectic schedule and incredible work ethic have caused his “What’s up With That” skit to become his main workout routine.

 “I think work ethic comes from having enthusiasm for what I get to do and the joy of getting to work with amazing people…You learn by being around these smart, funny people…you can’t help but accidentally get better when you’re sitting at a rewrite table with Tina Fey week after week.” – Jason Sudeikis

To read more on the Simpsons cover feature and the latest good music news from FILTER Magazine, pick up  FILTER 47 issue, on newsstands now.

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Snoop Dogg To Headline 2nd Annual Pacific Festival

Steve Aoki and Pacific Festival Entertainment are pleased to announce the addition of Snoop Dogg as the official festival headliner to the 2nd annual Pacific Festival: OC which will be held on August 13 (10am – 12am).  The festival will be held at the picturesque Oak Canyon Ranch near Irvine Lake in Silverado, CA.  Tickets are now on sale at www.pacificfestival.com.

The 2nd Annual Summer Festival is set to be Southern California’s premiere event for fun in the sun and FILTERMagazine.com has already placed Pacific Festival: OC in their “Top Five Most Anticipated Summer Festivals” list. With such a strong lineup,the renowned KCRW and both LA/OC Weekly have recently jumped on board as official media sponsors for the festival.  This year’s event will be offering entertainment from over 50 live acts and DJs from around the world.  Artists scheduled to appear include:  SNOOP DOGG, CUT COPY, STEVE AOKI, CALVIN HARRIS, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, !!! (CHK CHK CHK), PHANTOGRAM, TORO Y MOI, BAG RAIDERS, ZEDS DEAD, THE TWELVES, CLASSIXX, FRED FALKE, AFROMAN, ZOOT WOMAN, THE GROWLERS, HANNI EL KHATIB, JACQUES RENAULT, BIRD PETERSON, SUPERHUMANOIDS, POOLSIDE, AUTOEROTIQUE, ALI LOVE, DANGEROUS DAN & GUS DA HOODRAT (BANG GANG DEEJAYS), MR. WHITE, THE C90S, JUSTIN MILLER, COSMIC KIDS, THEM JEANS, POSSO, DAN SENA, AMERICAN ROYALTY, FIFINASTY, KEDD COOK, WISHENGRAD, FRANKIE WILDE, BONES, G.L.O.V.E.S., GUNS IN THE SUN DEEJAYS, STEFFI GRAF, BRADY MILLER, MORGAN COLLETT, CASSETTE, BRAZZABELLE, ISAIAH MARTIN, TROPICOOL & MO: ROCKIN with more to be announced each week.

The event has been designed as music festival for a wide range of genres and offers the finest amenities and production for attendees.  Both VIP and VIP Hosted Bartickets will be available for guests looking for a first class experience.  For those participating in the VIP Hosted Bar,hospitality and cabana services courtesy of Voyeur Nightclub and Chosen Hospitality Group will be available.  To add to the all around experience, Pacific Festival: OC has paired with the Hyatt Regency Irvine located only minutes away from all the festival action. The Hyatt Regency Irvine will be offering room discounts for festival attendees as well as a park and ride shuttle service.  Furthermore, Roaming Hunger will be hand picking a variety of Southern California’s best food trucks to ensure attendees have a plethora of exciting local fare throughout the event.

Pacific Festival: OC has specifically been curated to entertain attendees from morning to night and with Red Bull on board as an official sponsor, the festival is sure to keep the energy level high.   Co-hosted by Steve Aoki and world-renowned celebrity photographer, The Cobra Snake, Pacific Festival: OC will also be catering to your visual senses with art installations, which will include the legendary Shagadelica double decker bus from Burning Man. In addition, Pacific Festival: OC believes it is important to give back to the community and has paired with Surfrider to donate one dollar from every ticket sold to help protect California’s coastline.

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FILTER Magazine is proud to announce that the second annual Culture Collide Festival will take place October 6 – 9, 2011 in Los Angeles.

The four-day international festival will once again welcome bands from all over the world for a multi-cultural musical melting pot throughout the vibrant scene of LA’s East Side, including an all-day Block Party on Sunday, October 9 in Echo Park. Festival wristbands providing access to all Culture Collide showcases will once again be priced at just $20.

“We couldn’t be more excited about what we have planned for this year,” said Alan Miller, co-owner and co-founder of FILTER Magazine. “2011 will feature more intimate venues within walking distance from each other as well as even more participating countries from all over the world.”

Last year’s inaugural Culture Collide Festival attracted 10,000 attendees and featured 54 bands from 16 countries. Performing artists included Black Lips, Klaxons, Tokyo Police Club, White Lies, Phantogram, Monotonix, Casiokids, The Boxer Rebellion, Jenny and Johnny, Fran Healy, Suuns, Sébastien Tellier, and more. Dangerbird Studios hosted several recording sessions for visiting artists, resulting in the first “Live from FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival” mix available as a free download at culturecollide.com.

Additional details including 2011 wristband sale information, participating countries and performing artists will be announced in the coming weeks. For the most updated information on FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide, please visit culturecolide.com, and follow FILTER Magazine on Facebook and Twitter.

“Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival brings some of the best and brightest indie rockers from around the world.” — LA Times

“Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival is like the feisty little brother to bigger music fests like SXSW and Coachella, and by all appearances, a lot more interesting (not to mention less expensive). The extended, multi-venue tribute to independent music has a lineup that’s not just indie, but good.” — Flavorpill

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