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LIVE: Blood Orange At The El Rey (4/14/14)

By Yumi Lifer on April 15, 2014

 

LIVE: Blood Orange At The El Rey (4/14/14)

Aside from an encore or two, Blood Orange’s sold-out El Rey show supporting his latest album, Cupid Deluxe, left nothing more to be desired. 

 

A DJ set from Kindness opened with a mellow prelude to a much-anticipated performance by the NYC-based artist. By the time the curtains lifted to reveal Dev Hynes and his band onstage, the theater was packed with a diverse crowd donning outfits befitting French New Wave stars or In Living Color’s Fly Girls. Indeed, the show was not only well-attended, but the crowd was also notably well-dressed. Hynes’s band was a bevy of beautiful people with exceptionally good hair. Donning a leather cap, red button-down shirt, and a pair of well-worn jeans, Hynes worked the crowd with an easy charisma, his energy and force palpable despite his quiet humility. Crooning behind backup singer or sitting beside his drummer, he seemed equally awed by fellow band mates as we were of him. Hynes delivered the requisite jaw-dropping guitar solos and fluid Michael Jackson-meets-Pina-Bausch dance moves, drawing screaming applause. 

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OBSESSIVE COMPULSIONS: FILTER’s Weekly Picks Featuring Sleigh Bells + More

By Staff on April 14, 2014

 

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIONS: FILTER’s Weekly Picks Featuring Sleigh Bells + More

 

Sleigh Bells at Coachella

Why: One word: PERFECT. -- Natalie Anderson

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GMG 47: “Pharrell: Lady Luck” Available Now

By Staff on April 14, 2014

 

GMG 47: “Pharrell: Lady Luck” Available Now

 

We're thrilled to reveal our latest Good Music Guide cover starring the unstoppable Pharrell Williams. Get all the details and a free download of the GMG HERE.

LIVE: Julian Casablancas and The Voidz Showcase New Material at The Roxy

By Christian Koons; photos by Caleb Wicker on April 14, 2014

 

LIVE: Julian Casablancas and The Voidz Showcase New Material at The Roxy

Last time Julian Casablancas debuted new solo material in Los Angeles, he played a four-night residency at the Palace Theatre downtown complete with resplendent moving backdrops and costume changes. This time around, he went a little simpler. Casablancas and his new band The Voidz announced Friday night's show at West Hollywood's 500-capacity Roxy Theatre just two days prior, and it sold out in minutes. Needless to say, those in attendance came ready to party. 


 

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LOOK: Tumblr Curates A Festival-Worthy Blogger Collective For Complete Coachella Coverage

By Staff on April 11, 2014

 

LOOK: Tumblr Curates A Festival-Worthy Blogger Collective For Complete Coachella Coverage

At this early afternoon hour, you're probably recovering from our annual kickoff at the Yacht Club, smearing on the sunscreen, and at the gates ready to conquer yet another year of Coachella.


Our good friends over at Tumblr have gotten a group of talented bloggers together to document the festival in their own unique perspectives—from Spicy Pie to gourmet fare, from crop tops to cut-offs, and from OutKast to Neutral Milk Hotel.


Below check out some of the blogs you can turn to for the very latest in fest happenings throughout the weekend.


Burger Lords

Bobby Hundreds

Bryant Eslava

Operation Every Band

We The Urban

Food Is The New Rock

Milk Made

Megan Thompson

Lust For Life

Laura June Kirsch

 

 

FESTIVAL WATCH: Culture Collide To Present A Stage At The Great Escape

By Staff; Photo by Breanna Murphy on April 10, 2014

 

FESTIVAL WATCH: Culture Collide To Present A Stage At The Great Escape

 

At the beginning of this year, we told you about the first wave of artists revealed for The Great Escape 2014. This innovative music festival will take place at 35 venues across the seaside city of Brighton from May 8-10th and will include FILTER favorite acts like Charli XCX, White Lung and Kelis ft. Ella Eyre.

 

Today we are thrilled to reveal that our very own Culture Collide will be presenting an entire night of music at the Digital venue on Saturday May 10th. Not only are we excited to finally take the message of great music across the pond, we're pumped to kick off our international endeavors with a lineup that includes Future Islands!

 

Check out the entire lineup for the Culture Collide stage as well as the complete list of bands/artists playing The Great Escape below!

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LOOK: City Of Coachella Hosting Mixer For Coachella Walls Project

By Staff on April 9, 2014

 

LOOK: City Of Coachella Hosting Mixer For Coachella Walls Project

 

For those of you that are starting to make your way to the desert tomorrow, there's no need to wait until Friday to start partying. The City of Coachella is hosting a special event on Thursday, April 10 at the Council Chamber from 6-10pm in support of their Coachella Walls project!

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LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Crosby, Stills and Nash & More Play “Light Up The Blues” Benefit

By Christian Koons; photos by Eleanor Stills on April 8, 2014

 

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Crosby, Stills and Nash & More Play “Light Up The Blues” Benefit

On Saturday night, the legendary trio Crosby, Stills and Nash brought together some fellow musicians and celebrity friends at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to respond to the question: "How do you make the experience of seeing a renowned folk-rock supergroup perform at an historic, nearly century-old theatre even better than it already is?" with the answer: "By doing it for a good cause, of course." 


 

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RECAP: Cayucas Brings The Sounds Of The Surf To Mammoth Mountain

By Staff; Photos by Peter Morning on April 8, 2014

 

RECAP: Cayucas Brings The Sounds Of The Surf To Mammoth Mountain

 

While the people of Southern California are currently stripping down to their smallest amounts of clothing necessary because the threat of triple-digit-heat is coming closer than ever, the boarders and skiers heading up and (quickly) down the slopes of Mammoth Mountain escaped the cool air on Friday to see Cayucas hit the Underground stage.

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LOOK: FILTER x Mission Workshop Present “Lucid,” A Tycho Travel and Tour Book

By Staff on April 8, 2014

 

LOOK: FILTER x Mission Workshop Present “Lucid,” A Tycho Travel and Tour Book

Last year, we told you about the one-of-a-kind collaboration between San Francisco–based apparel company Mission Workshop and soundscaping Bay Area electronic musician Tycho.


Now, the images that Marc Lemoine captured of the band on and off stage during the tour leading up to the release of their new album Awake have been transformed into a 36-page soft-cover book called Lucid. Lucid is a unique and dynamic documentation of the band's journey on tour and an intimate snapshot of a defining moment in their careers—illustrated in Lemoine's dynamic photography, driven by the artistic direction of band leader Scott Hansen and his work as a graphic designer and artist, and narrated by our own managing editor Breanna Murphy's interview with Tycho from issue 55.


A limited run of Lucid will be available during Tycho's current tour (see below for dates) and you can see more at MissionWorkshop.com/Tycho. Check out a digital version of Lucid below, as well as video documentary of the project after the jump!

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