Looking Ahead to Culture Collide 2014


Culture Collide is already underway in San Francisco with headliners like Cloud Nothings and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! The festival is unique for a couple of reasons: it’s internationally focused, where each band is billed from a country, it features craft beer and foodie workshops, and it travels. This coming Thursday through Saturday, it hits Los Angeles, which if we’re being honest is the main event. Tickets here. The lineup is, at the least, intriguing, and below are some highlights we’re looking forward to:


Skyroads hails from Tel Aviv, and their show is at least one where you can cut a rug. The rug in question is Taix on Thursday night and the main “World Stage” on Saturday night. “Beyond The Doors” is a stand out with all that lovely modern disco style and a nasty bass line.

Nina Persson

Leadsinger of The Cardigans gone solo, I’m hoping Nina Persson will provide some upbeat singer-songwriter intimacy. She’ll be playing the Echo Park Church on Saturday night, because Church concerts are poppin’. Sweden must be swimming in singer-songwriters.


I like her voice. It’s got that sleek, feline quality that I’m sure someone out there has compared to Joanna Newsom. All the way from Australia, Gossling has songs that vibe folk rock, songs that vibe electronic pop, but that voice is constant. She plays the world famous Echo on Friday afternoon.

Bonfire Beach

Homegrown American fuzzy shoegaze from Dexy Valentine of the Magic Wands. Ensures a full-bodied rock & roll experience, Saturday night at Lot 1 Cafe.

Love X Stereo

Korean dance pop-punk! We like to have fun here at Taix! Way late Saturday night.

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