Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Five Songs Show - Halloween Mix

Finally did another five songs show video. Here is the Halloween version. I was working on this for a while. Don't expect your usual mix of Ghostbusters and Monster Mash. It's more like Halloween-a-go-go rock mix. I also plan to do another Fall mix for you soon. Update on me, this month has been crazy at work. Nothing but work. I've been sick. I'm still sick. It's not fun and I haven't had any time to find a Halloween costume. What are you guys planning to dress up as?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The sense of time catching up with me

So after an overwhelming lineup of shows, the finale of the amazing and successful Filter's Culture Collide festival was on Sunday at the Toyota Antics Block Party. This event was actually free with rsvp. They said they would have a separate area for the festival wristband holders, but it wasn't that great. I don't particularly like big festival setups, especially when they're free. We were very lucky because we got VIP wristbands. Who cares about the free beer, I was just so happy to be able to use a real bathroom. You know I really dread the festival porta-potty. Yuck! Well, to start off, we circled forever looking for a parking spot. I started to get really anxious because when I was circling, I could hear that White Lies had already started their set. I didn't know you could park at Taix. That's where we ended up parking. After checking in at VIP, we hurried over to the main stage where White Lies were singing the last song of the set. We got to meet them afterwards and take pictures. They were really nice and they signed stuff and took pictures for all their fans. I love White Lies. Then, we walked over to the other stage to see Amusement Parks on Fire. We also checked out part of Cass McCombs (I like his song "Dreams Come True Girl", very sweet doo-wop like). Then, it was time for Tokyo Police Club. It was a fun set with special guest Jeff from Passion Pit joining them for the last few songs. See picture of Greg below posing with a Youngest Indie moo card, and I didn't even ask him to do that. Sweet. Sea Wolf closed out the night at the church, but I had to go home as I had work the next day, and it was getting late. I was sad I missed it, as I do like Sea Wolf a lot. And it must've been amazing to hear "Wicked Blood" inside a church. As a music lover, I bought tickets to this festival as soon as it was announced. I didn't even know the full lineup, but it was by far one of the most exciting events ever in Los Angeles. I had a blast and it was just super exciting and awesome!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Could it drag a tear from your cold eyes

Third show of the festival was White Lies at, once again, the Echoplex. Seriously, so exciting to see these bands at a great venue. I can't stand huge venues. It's just not my thing. We watched part of Battle Circus' set. I thought they were really good, and I loved the sound that the organ piano added to their music. Also, Voxhaul Broadcast performed a strong set to many local fans. Last summer, I watched the webcast of Weenie Roast and was really impressed by how strong White Lies sounded during their live performance. (And yes, I do watch webcasts.) So ever since, I've been a fan. Another band I didn't get to see til this festival. It was so amazing. There are moments that come during a concert, that you just get this feeling complete with goosebumps and all, and you know you will remember this moment for a long, long time. Well, it happened during White Lies' set. It was when they were singing Death, hands down one of the most beautiful songs ever written, by the way. When they got to the bridge part, the lights went down, and tiny green lights danced on the floor like stars, or junebugs, to the music and Harry singing those beautiful lyrics. It felt epic and special. I wanted to capture that moment forever.

White Lies

"I live on the right side and sleep on the left. That's why everything has got to be love or death"

Voxhaul Broadcast

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Come with me, we'll travel to infinity

Next show we checked out from the festival was Klaxons at the Echoplex. I've been following Klaxons from the beginning as well, who hasn't, but I just never got around to seeing them live. I know they've played tons of shows in LA over the years, but yeah, it never happened with my scheduling or something. But I was excited that I would finally get to see them in a small venue. They took a long time setting up and I thought they would never come on stage. All the fans around me were dying in anticipation and it kept getting more crowded. After about a half hour delay, they finally came on and everything was okay. It was a great set and they sang all the old favorites such as Golden Skans, Magick, Gravity's Rainbow, and such. The band seemed happy and so were the fans.