Tuesday, October 4, 2011


The second annual Culture Collide Festival starts tomorrow (Oct. 6-9) in venues all over Silver Lake and culminates on Sunday with an all-day free block party consisting of three stages with headline acts like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, CSS and Avi Buffalo. Culture Collide is a four-day international festival that brings some of the best up and coming bands from all over the world to perform in some of Los Angeles’ premiere musical venues including The Echo and the Echoplex . More than 10,000 people attended last year to watch 54 bands from 16 countries. What’s even more exciting is the mass contingency of women-fronted bands ready to take over Silver Lake during Culture Collide. From Mexico’s Ximena Sarinana, Denmark’s The Asteroids Galaxy Tour to Columbia’s V for Volume, girls are gonna be the headlines at this year’s festival. Just check out some of bands I’ll definitely be checking out this year.

(update: See photos from day 1 and day 2 of Culture Collide HERE and day 3 and 4 right HERE.)

CSS (Brazil)

Ximena Sariñana
Ximena Sariñana (Mexico)

V for Volume
V for Volume (Columbia)

Kassette (Switzerland)

Rainbow Arabia
Rainbow Arabia (USA)

Los Hollywood
Los Hollywood (USA)

He's My Brother, She's My Sister
He's My Brother, She's My Sister (USA)

Yacht (USA)

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour (Denmark)

The Gift
The Gift (Portugal)

Laura Jansen
Laura Jansen (The Netherlands)

You Say France and I Whistle
You Say France and I Whistle (Sweden)