The 1st annual SWERVE festival has come to LA - or, to be more specific, the Silverlake area of LA. We love the 3D image in their poster (below), and it IS in ultrahip Silverlake, so we know this will be a cool fest. Other proof of coolness: bands like DeVotchKa and We Are Scientists, films that include a Joy Division doc, and even the chance to design your own skateboard deck (Createaskate). Venues: Barnsdall Art Park (art and design), Vista Theatre (film), and the Echoplex (music).
Some highlights from the SWERVE festival website:
Free Music Performances
Performances by DeVotchKa, The Black Angels and Bonde Do Role, Foreign Born, Oh No! Oh My!, Snowden, Illinois, Thee More Shallows and more. Easy registration.
Film Screening Tickets
You can now purchase individual film screening tickets including the U.S. Premiere of Surfwise and West Coast Premiere of Control. The All-Access Swerve Pass gets you into all events even if individual tickets are sold out.
We Are Scientists Closing Night Party
Swerve Festival’s closing night party at the Echoplex will feature a special live performance by We Are Scientists. Tickets are ONLY $5.