Brokechella 2014, the festival that celebrates the best in emerging local talent, announces four stages with over 50 acts, “Broke Kingdom” art installations, and a brand new venue
PRLog - Mar. 24, 2014 - LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA, Brownies and Lemonade and Shifty Rythms, in conjunction with LA Weekly, Eventbrite and Laguanitas are proud to announce the lineup for the 2014 Arts & Music festival, moving to 590 Sante Fe, in DTLA on April 19th, 2014 and kicking off the Los Angeles music fest season. The one day extravaganza that celebrates the immense talent and diversity of LA music will feature 50+ acts over four stages, the best of Los Angeles street food, festival encompassing art installations, dirt cheap drinks, a photo booth, gift bags, boutique vendors, face painting, merchandise, and much more - all for less than a 1/4 tank of gas.
What: Fourth Annual Brokechella Art & Music Festival
When: Saturday April 19th, 2014
Where: 590 Sante Fe Avenue in DTLA
How: $10 Admission / $20 At The Door
This year, BROKECHELLA will host festival mainstay and LA Weekly top live bands finalist, electronic folk duo yOya and fellow returning acts “bi-polar-folk”-blues group Kera & the Lesbians, and Echo Park garage pop fan favorite LA Font. Alongside eight acts new to the cARTel stage, these Los Angeles must-hears represent a variety of the city's most thriving musical movements. For 2014, we welcome a host of international acts via our brand-new World Initiative, including Swiss trash-pop iTunes chart topperZIBBZ. The cARTel Stage will also host shoegaze pop/folk collective Hott MT, former opener for the Flaming Lips; electronic trio drawing from Chicago classic soul & experimental psychedelia Greenhorse; dark, dreamy female fronted rock band Dark Furs; ambitious surfer rock via Francisco The Man; glam-blues power pop rockers The Singles; harmony driven disco-synth dance group Vibes; and the rhythmic indie pop newcomers StaG.
2014 will see not only the return of the Shifty Rhythms and Brownies & Lemonade stages, showcasing the likes of bay area crooner YMTK; trill queen from Texas Raven Sorvino; Venice trio bringing the West Coast back to its roots, Warm Brew; Usher’s favorite DJ and Kid Cudee tourmate, Beatscene Queen Kittens; Founding members of the M|O|D crew, Lil Texas x C.Z. x Yung Satan; and Kendrick Lamar’s tour VJ / Wedidit Collective beatsmith, Earnest Blount; but a brand new fourth Lounge stage, which will feature the best in local solo, acoustic, and comedy acts, including retro mod throwback Mots Neouveaux; sardonically whimsical singer/songwriter Liza Oppenheimer; and folksy sweetheart Kitchen Hips.
This years festival wide aesthetic theme is Broke Kingdom, which will take form in a variety of prominent ways. Art Alley, consisting of 7 Gallery artists hanging paintings, photography, and installations; graffiti tagged "Thrones" (discarded lawn or arm chairs) to be used as a photo op; a Sound Fort where the listener can put on headphones and experience an enhanced audio version of our Brokechella sound; an indoor wall permanently muraled with an Augmented Street Tag by a professional graffiti artist brought to life by an app on your phone; a lounge with a 60 minute film loop called the Not-So-Silent Movie Theater, created by5 Second Films; an artist using the vibration from the subwoofer during every cARTel stage performance to create a one of kind Painting with Sound piece for each band; a Giggle Dome of multicolored light prisms, illuminated in an otherwise dark hallway, paired with joyful soundscaping to provide a temporary reprieve from an otherwise audacious fest; Interactive Print Making, where fest guests are invited to make and buy their own prints in collaboration with a visual artist; Projection Mapping on to a variety of balloons attached to a wall, and our Broke Castle, painted live throughout the festival.
Details on additional acts, vendors, activities, happy hour, how BROKECHELLA commits to responsibility & sustainability, sponsor activations, Puppychella and more will be announced in the coming weeks.
Celebrating the best of what Los Angeles has to offer, BROKECHELLA returns with its 4th edition in the heart of DTLA to once again serve all of those who don’t have the dough for a weekend in the desert. Don’t miss what the LA Times (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2012/04/coache...) recognized as the community experience that skips “the mortal terror of your credit card statement” and “revels in staying at home.”
About cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA
We do a lot of stuff. A lot. We bring locals together through boundary-pushing arts events and highly collaborative, ensemble-driven productions. We fill our audiences and our casts with people who are not interested solely in performing or solely in watching, but rather in sharing the experience of art with one another. We look to empower both long time and beginner artists by providing inspiring opportunities to create and perform, diverse and affordable workshops, and dynamic venues to meet and engage with like-minded visionaries. We believe that a community alive with art will thrive with conversation and understanding, and progress. Art conversing with people conversing with people conversing with art. Founded in 2007. Non-profit arts organization. Creators of Living Room Tour, Sound/Stage, Brokechella, No Budget Film Festival & the Gallery. Art. Party. Series