Posted on November 12, 2013
While all of the details and specifics of this morning's horrific news are still coming in and being verified, there is one thing that is perfectly clear: today we lost dear members of our music community. We here at FILTER were fortunate to have The Yellow Dogs play Culture Collide in 2011 and personally experience the Iranian band's unique sound, and undying passion for their craft.
Earlier today The Black Lips posted their condolences to their Facebook page which you can read below:
We are very upset to hear that our friends in the the band yellow dogs were shot and killed in Brooklyn last night.We were first introduced to this band by the great film director Baham Ghobodi in his film No one knows about Persian cats.which showcased the alternative music scene In Tehran. When he heard that the band were in the states under refugee status we reached out to them to play a show with us at Webster hall they did and they were great. They were also nice enough to play our SXSW show case.This band risked there lives to escape Iran. They personally expressed to us how excited they were to be in the U.S where they could freely express them selves as artists. It is particularly sad that they were killed in America a place where they were supposed to have a new beginning. Yellow Dogs were really cool guys and we are gonna miss them. :( RIP --blacklips
Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to their families, friends and surviving bandmates of Sourosh Farazmand, Arash Farazmand (drummer) and Ali Eskandarian.
Posted on November 11, 2013
Posted on October 14, 2013
With the last day of the Culture Collide festival in full swing, music lovers went all out for the jam-packed event across eight unique stages. Not only did Saturday provide so many of our favorite acts including our 2013 headliners, it also had one hilarious night thanks to UCBLA's Comedy Collide at 826LA.
The afternoon started with melodic and breezy performances by Polish pop singer, IZA and Dutch indie rock group, Bombay Show Pig. Parisian electronic group, Chateau Marmont jumpstarted the Taix Champagne room with their catchy melodies and fun beats. The Robert Schwartzman fronted STARSYSTEM played their first show ever, bringing Rooney fans and Culture Collide regulars together at the Church for some awesome digital pop.
Posted on October 14, 2013
High off the energy of the previous day, the second day of Culture Collide 2013 brought a bigger crowd ready and willing to party longer, starting the weekend off right. With the addition of two more stages (including the awesome Ernie Ball outdoor stage), people were pumped for what the night had to offer!
Those who were ready to start the day off early headed to the last day of Culture Collide's Creative Summit panels. The Record Labels and Bands & Brands panels kept up a lively discussion about the future of music. Nick Thune and Rory Scovel helped everyone start their Friday buzz with laughs and booze at the Spirits of the World. It was a great hit that got the crowds eager to try new drinks for happy hour!Read more