Family of the Year, a bubbling four-piece Silver Lake indie pop group that's as tight-knit as their name suggests, make songs that are ludicrously, preposterously catchy.
The familial camaraderie of their name comes from guitarist Joe Keefe and drummer Sebastian Keefe, brothers who left both Bosto ... More >>
Richard Patrick of Filter at Key ClubWHO: Filter and Saliva
WHERE: Key Club
Better Than... Staying home for KROQ's '90s weekend.
If the 90's were good to you, then you were probably at the Key Club last night for Filter and Saliva. At the packed house the scent of cheap weed o ... More >>
Urban Nomad, the gregarious Jeremiah Alexis, will be shooting exclusive video for LA Weekly. Make sure you check out the previous installments here.
The Urban Nomad rolls out of bed and into an Echo Park street fair, Filter's Culture Collide Fest. where he meets Josiah Wolf, drummer for the Anticon ... More >>
Fran HealyFran Healy could charm the fedora off a hipster. In fact, he pretty much did Sunday night in one of the closing sets at Filter's Culture Collide festival.
The frontman of the Scottish quartet Travis played an acoustic set inside a crowded, steamy church in Echo Park, starring as mu ... More >>
The Besnard LakesThe Culture Collide festival, which kicked off Thursday night at five venues in Silver Lake, Echo Park and downtown, is making for some wonderful daze in the neighborhood.
The brainchild of Filter music mag, the inaugural event has imported bands from more than a dozen natio ... More >>
Arcade FireNot much we can say here is going to change your mind about Arcade Fire.
You're either a believer, or not. You've either dropped some paycheck/worked an angle/called in a favor to get a ticket to one of the next two nights' sold-out shows, or not. (Or, you'll wait for Coachella, w ... More >>
vegasandfood/FlickrTakoyaki from Takoyaki Tanota, an L.A.-based food truck turning out for FILTER's Culture Collide Festival
FILTER Magazine's first annual Culture Collide Music Festival is merely two weeks away, and already we're imagining what we'll be eating. Although music festivals are ... More >>
Lina LecaroMyles Kennedy, Fergie and Slash perform SSMF 2010L.A. Weekly's Nightranger Lina Lecaro put it best in her Sunset Strip Music Festival live review: "Whether you're 20, 40 or 60 years old, grew up in Los Angeles or hopped right off the bus a la Axl Rose in 'Welcome to the Jungle,' if ... More >>
[L-R] Warner Drive's Candice, Jonny U, Albert, Jonny Law and ElvisFor those of us raised in Los Angeles (not counting Silver Lake transplants who are too cool, or lazy, to drive west of Vine) partying and playing music on the Sunset Strip is a right of passage. Love it or loathe it, we all h ... More >>
Corey NickolsFilterIt's been 15 years since Filter scored its big hit with "Hey Man, Nice Shot," and a year and half since Richard Patrick passed that signpost of career middle age by releasing a greatest-hits compilation.
He must've thought there was still some rockin' to do -- or he heard ... More >>
Filter's Richard PatrickFile this under one of those "only in L.A." moments: You're at a concert with your arms crossed cooly, head nodding up and down, perhaps even stomping your foot once the chorus to your favorite song kicks in. Then suddenly, the Terminator T-1000 (yeah, the liquid silve ... More >>
Parties or performances? We've come to the unfortunate conclusion that you really can't have it both ways when it comes to the merciless monster that is Coachella weekend. Every year we've managed to hit a couple soirees before attacking the field around sunset, but things were different for the 201 ... More >>
Almost as soon as it began, sponsors and magazines have tried to find ways to promote themselves to Coachella's massive audience (as well as its performers), and there's no better way to do that than a party. Booze, food, DJs and other amusements are laid out at some swank Palm Springs/Indio pad, an ... More >>
At last night's cool Filter party at the Corona Yacht Club, I ran into sculptor Christopher Janney, whose Sonic Forest installation will once again appear as part of Coachella's art offerings. Janney has been working for the past week to install his work at the Empire Polo Field, where the 2008 Coac ... More >>
I passed on South By Southwest this year, but that doesn't mean I'm not there in spirit... and apparently some minds. I've already received 5 text messages from fellow music heads asking if can get them into this or that party and one asking for a promoter friend's cell #.
SOS: band missed flight! ... More >>