Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

April 10th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Festival Tips to Party Like A Pro | Coachella Edition Tips + Festival Playlist from Guest Music Blogger, Molly

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If you are happen to be amongst the 80,000+ attendees making the mecca to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this year, congratulations! Celebrating its 15th year, this desert oasis of music, art, culture and fashion has become a West Coast staple for live music enthusiasts and has helped shape the evolution of modern day festivals worldwide. This year’s line-up and fairgrounds feature some of the most impressive artists, vendors and talent, to date. Regardless of your live music experience or festival familiarity, we want you to be able to enjoy Coachella like a pro! Follow these handy tips and helpful reminders to maximize your time in Indio and get excited, this weekend’s going to rock!
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March 26th, 2014 | By | 264 Comments

Burgerama Festival Recap Photos from The Observatory's Biggest Indie Rock Festival in Costa Mesa, Ca

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Festival Season rolls on with Everyone’s favorite garage-punk label hosting more than 50 bands in the Burger Records family, from indie-psychos like The Growlers and The Black Lips, to protopunkers like Death. Enjoy the shows through SWELL’s beer goggles.  (more…)

February 14th, 2014 | By | 566 Comments

Band Interview | SWIMM Billy Bombards Chris Hess with a Slew of Life's Weirdest Questions

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SWELL: What’s yer favorite venue to play and why?

SWIMM:  Well for sentimental purposes let’s just say Detroit Bar. Can’t believe its the end. We honestly have had some of the most fun nights playing music because of that place. It is pretty sad to think this will be the last time we will play there. Damn I just got sad. (more…)

January 15th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

SWELL Sessions | Evan Smith Watch, Listen, Win.

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Evan Smith, an Element Skateboards pro-rider, badass musician, and an all-around great dude, popped into the SWELL studio to get us pumped about the Element X Fender Collaboration. And really, who wouldn’t be?  The 46/92 Collection, 46 for the year Fender was formed and 92 for the year Element was created, features psychedelic graphics with a music tour vibe. They are offering everything from hoodies, raglans, tanks and tees and we were lucky enough to nab a few to give away!
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Check out the collab collection: Element x Fender

Watch It: Learn about the collab and listen to some killer tune-age from our man Evan below.

Read on for more photos and details on how to WIN pieces from the collection + a Fender Guitar! (more…)