The second day of Echo Park’s Culture Collide Festival saw the addition of a small stage located at Lot 1 Cafe, located a few blocks east of central hub of the festival, and the World Stage, set up in the parking area between Taix and The Church. Lot 1 didn’t see much foot traffic early on. With a standing room capacity of little more than fifty people, it brings to mind ad hoc concerts in friends’ basements and living rooms, and its first performers, London-based Popstrangers, brought a fitting blend of jangle and mid-90s indie pop to the twenty or so in attendance. Read more…
Originally launched by the iconic FILTER Magazine, Culture Collide returns to LA’s Echo Park for it’s fifth year this October with a lineup that includes international groups Cloud Nothings, Nina Persson, and Quantic, among others. The festival brings together musicians, artists, comedians, and industry experts from across the globe for a weekend that celebrates creativity and discovery. Read more…
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“It’s Over Now, the Way I Was Before”
Dylan Baldi’s musical indie-rock project Cloud Nothings has evolved rather drastically over time. His first two albums were solo projects he wrote in his Cleveland basement using GarageBand. He’d use live musicians at his shows, but didn’t consider using them for recording purposes until his third full-length was released. Now, as a trio—former guitarist Joe Boyer is no longer with the band, so Baldi takes over lead guitar—Cloud Nothings have released their fourth studio album Here And Nowhere Else. Read more…
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We couldn’t have a SXSW season without the excellent yearly party thrown by SPIN at Stubb’s BBQ. For those lucky enough to attend, this is always one of the best lineups, the best in terms of space to move around and the best in terms of “holy crap” cool. This year is no different, and SPIN has corralled a who’s who of the best acts headed up by Against Me!, Cloud Nothings and Warpaint. The RSVP was temporarily opened, but then closed. We’ll keep you posted if they re-open it or any contests come up for passes.
Friday, March 14, 12 PM, Stubb’s BBQ, 801 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 Austin, TX
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Jansport and Noisey are teaming up this year for the annual SXSW Jansport Bonfire Sessions, taking all the awesoemness of free, outdoor concerts with big name artists and adding large fires. 2014 features Philly singer-songwriter Kurt Vile, Cloud Nothings, The Orwells, and Gardens & Villa, all free with RSVP! Set at the brand new Cheer Up Charlie’s location right downtown with stages literally carved in Austin’s iconic limestone cliffs (The old Club de Ville for you SXSW veterans), the concerts are going to be epic. They’ll of course also have a host of other beverages and goodies available as well – read on for details and link to RSVP!
Wednesday, March 12th @ Cheer Up Charlie’s, 900 Red River, Austin, Texas 78701
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This April, Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings perform at Union Transfer. The trio will kick of their Here and Nowhere Else tour in Buffalo on April 4th. The tour is in support of the band’s newest album, which is also called Here and Nowhere Else. The album drops just in time for the tour, on April 1st. In the meantime, though, Cloud Nothings have offered up “I’m Not Part of Me,” a track off the upcoming LP.
The band was formed in 2009 by lead singer and guitarist Dylan Baldi. Drummer Jayson Gerycz and bassist TJ Duke would eventually complete the group. Cloud Nothings was signed to Carpark Records in 2010, but at the time it was still a one-man band. In 2011 came the band’s first proper studio release, the self-titled Cloud Nothings album. At the time, the album was described as “another fantastic step forward, though not without some growing pains.” The third album, Attack on Memory, was the first step away from the solo route, with the inclusion of Gerycz and Duke in the writing process for the first time. The band’s 4th album, Here and Nowhere Else, is the highly anticipated follow up to 2012’s Attack on Memory. The new material is being heralded as “every bit as ferocious as what we’ve recently come to expect – only smarter.”
Opening for Cloud Nothings at their Philly show will be Ryley Walker, a singer-songwriter from Chicago. In November, Walker released a 3-song EP entitled The West Wind. With an old-fashioned sound, and “a voice like browned butter,” it’s almost difficult to believe that Walker is only 24 years old. Of his performance style, he says, “I go into another zone. Improvising informs my heart. Singing and playing guitar is just my natural pulse.” Ryley Walker’s debut full-length will be released in April. So keep an eye out for that.
Cloud Nothings @ Union Transfer
Thursday, April 10
Show 8:30 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)
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Stereogum will be in attendance at SXSW this year, and they are going to have a fantastic day party at the House Of Vans at The Mohawk. There will be a dozen acts playing between two stages including Cloud Nothings, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Chlöe Howl, and more! Get the full lineup after the break.
Thursday, March 13, 12PM-6PM, The Mohawk, 912 Red River, Austin, TX 78701 Read more…
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