DILARA FINDIKOGLU CELEBRATES SAMHAIN WITH NEW SS19 COLLECTION

 

PHOTOGRAPHY Wanda Martin
WORDS Julian de la Celle


It seems fitting for a designer like Dilara Findikoglu, the Turkish-born CSM alumni who has been breaking the ideals of your stereotypical fashion presentation or runway show, to present her SS19 collection on Halloween in Dennis Severs’ Georgian Grade-II listed House in Spitalfields. Last year her SS18 collection was deemed by InfoWars’ host Alex Jones as an “Illuminati-Themed Fashion Show Held At London Catholic Church.” The house was dressed appropriately for the presentation with six different rooms covered in red, black and white Victorian materials, candles, wiccan items and symbols and models holding dolls, moving around the room and watching you as you were watching them. There was an eerie sense of discomfort that helped bring the theme of the show to life - “May the Darkness Light the Way.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DESERT DAZE 2018 MAGNIFIES LAKE PERRIS WITH KALEIDOSCOPIC RAYS

UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS by Anya Sidorova

 

PHOTOGRAPHY Wanda Martin & Anya Sidorova
WORDS Julian de la Celle


JARVIS COCKER by Wanda Martin

JARVIS COCKER by Anya Sidorova

This years Desert Daze took place in Lake Perris, quite a change from the past two years when the annual music festival was held in Joshua Tree’s meditative Institute of Metaphysics. Of course, it’s always new and strange to switch locations when you are used to a certain atmosphere, but most people were willing to give it a shot with a line-up that consisted of Jarvis Cocker, Ty Segall & White Fence, My Bloody Valentine, and more. Unfortunately for the Desert Daze team, weather was not on their side Friday night when Tame Impala’s headlining set was cut short after only a few songs due to concerns from a lightning storm in the area. The festival was evacuated and people were urged to seek shelter and help out their fellow festivalgoers, and with little to no reception, finding your friends was close to impossible. Not a great start to the weekend but it did, however, get much better after Friday’s weather conditions. 

TAME IMPALA by Wanda Martin

One of the festival’s biggest assets is clear: The Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show. Founded by Lance Gordon, who’s been blending oils and light since 1971 when the company was first called Palantir. He was inspired by his first trip to Fillmore West in 1969 and decided he needed to start his own show. He resettled in San Francisco in 2013 after an extensive tour with Radio Moscow, and in 2017 had the opportunity to perform the show at Red Rocks. Since 2008 there have been over 1400 liquid light shows helmed by Gordon and he doesn’t show any signs of stopping any time soon. Desert Daze wouldn’t be Desert Daze without the iconic liquid light shows working their magic behind the energy of a live band. Some of our favorite liquid light sets were done in conjunction with Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Earth, Kikagaku Moyo, JJUUJJUU and Jarvis Cocker. It adds another element to seeing a live performance when you also get to watch such stunning visuals in real time.

LANCE GORDON by Wanda Martin

 The Mad Alchemy Liquid Lite Show set up by Anya Sidorova

The Mad Alchemy Liquid Lite Show set up by Anya Sidorova

So much emerging talent was seen this year including sets from favorites Sextile, Death Valley Girls, Prettiest Eyes, Cat Scan, Ex-Cult, Idles and L.A. Witch. One of Desert Daze’s best qualities is their knack for blending iconic and new acts and having the line-up be so effortlessly good. In one hour you could see a Place To Bury Strangers and then walk down through the beach to My Bloody Valentine. It’s a dynamic the festival has kept for the last few years and we hope it continues that way for future years to come.

IDLES by Anya Sidorova

SEXTILE by Wanda Martin

 A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS by Wanda Martin

A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS by Wanda Martin

IAN SVENONIUS by Wanda Martin

L.A. WITCH shot by Wanda Martin

STU of KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD by Wanda Martin

CAT SCAN by Anya Sidorova

CAT SCAN by Wanda Martin

We want to give a big shout out to Phil Pirrone, founder of Desert Daze and frontman of psych garage band JJUUJJUU, for bringing together such a great group of individuals both on stage and behind the scenes. It takes a village to put a festival like this together and even through the worst of moments he and his crew kept calm and fixed the issues that presented themselves the most efficient way possible. There are things that the team will have to work on for next year, but it’s all a learning process and we’re excited to see what the next one holds!

PHIL PIRRONE by Wanda Martin

JJUUJJUU by Wanda Martin

DEATH VALLEY GIRLS by Anya Sidorova

SHANNON & THE CLAMS by Wanda Martin

 

MERCURY REV by Anya Sidorova

KIKAGAKU MOYO by Wanda Martin

 

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD by Anya Sidorova

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD by Wanda Martin

FOUNDING MEMBER AND DRUMMER OF GOTHIC BAND BAUHAUS TO PRODUCE FOXES TELEVISION SERIES

 Kevin Haskins by Jenna Putnam.

Kevin Haskins by Jenna Putnam.

 

Legendary Bauhaus founding member and drummer Kevin Haskins has announced his involvement in an exciting new MTV-inspired television show entitled FOXES Television. Haskins just signed on as a music supervisor and producer for the new project, created by mother and son duo Tina and Julian de la Celle of the rock ‘n’ roll music and men’s fashion-focused FOXES Magazine.

FOXES TV aims to fill a huge void in the current stream of music and men’s fashion programming. The aesthetic of FOXES Magazine will be placed firmly on the screen, showcasing new bands and men’s fashions

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The show has also engaged producer Orian Williams, who produced the BAFTA and CANNES winning film ‘Control’, directed by Anton Corbijn and detailing the life and times of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. Other noteable credits include ‘The Last Movie Star’ with Burt Reynolds and ‘England Is Mine’, a portrait of Morrissey and his early life in 1970s England.

The two main sources of inspiration? The early inception of MTV, and Jim Jarmusch’s film ‘Coffee and Cigarettes’.

The show will revolve around an iconic duo, for example, Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese, pairing them up in conversation. The content around that conversation would include live sets with up-and-coming and already established bands, spotlights on fashion designers, as well as backstage features at fashion weeks and tour diaries with bands.

The team have set up an IndieGoGo campaign to help get the project off the ground, which also features a special Bauhaus raffle including signed Bauhaus memorabilia and other perks. Click here to support: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/foxes-television-pilot/x/11145360#/

DESERT DAZE: PHASE FOUR TRANSMISSION

 

Just when we thought Desert Daze 2018 couldn't get any better, they've announced a last minute "Phase Four Transmission" adding the following artist's to the line-up:

SLOWDIVE
WOODEN SHJIPS
IDLES
COSMONAUTS
L.A. WITCH
DEATH VALLEY GIRLS
VINYL WILLIAMS
STONEFIELD
SUGAR CANDY MOUNTAIN
GOON
THE MAD WALLS

The festival runs for three days from October 12th through October 14th at a NEW location on Moreno Beach in Lake Perris, CA. Tickets can be purchased here: http://desertdaze.org/ or at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/desert-daze-2018-tickets-44497646659

 

Here are our Top 5 acts to watch out for this October:

 

5. WOODEN SHJIPS
This "space rock" band from San Francisco are one of the newest additions to the Desert Daze line-up but have been on our radar for a while. They've just put out a new album, the first since 2013! Fuzzy psych at it's best.

 

4. DAMIEN ECHOLS
For those that don't know, Damien was part of the West Memphis Three, three kids wrongly accused of murder in West Memphis, Arkansas back in 1993. The boys spent 18 years on death row before finally being released. Damien will be doing a talk that we're very much looking forward to attending!

 

3. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
No introduction needed here, the band are a Desert Daze favorite each year and have put out 13 studio albums in just 6 years. If you haven't gotten the chance to see these guys live yet, make this a priority.

 

2. TY SEGALL & WHITE FENCE
The duo are back with a new record this year, the second LP after 2012's "Hair." We're looking forward to seeing the pair on stage together again soon!

 

1. JARVIS COCKER
Former frontman of Brit Pop band Pulp, Jarvis is introducing his new project "Jarv Is..." for the first time in the US. 

 

JOHNNY RAMONE TRIBUTE 2018

Morrissey & Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY  Lindsay Arth
WORDS  Julian de la Celle


     As she's been doing so effortlessly every year since 2004, Linda Ramone hosted the 14th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute event dedicated to the life of Johnny Ramone with all proceeds going to Johnny's cancer research fund led by Dr. David Agus. Special guests included Duff McKagen, Billie Joe Armstrong, Steve Jones, Fred Armisen, Traci Lords, Shepard Fairey, Vincent Gallo, Slim Jim Phantom, SOKO and Morrissey, who showed up unexpectedly before the performances and screening of 60s cult classic "Barbarella." There was an overwhelming feeling of love and positive energy throughout the event, everyone was there for one reason: to honor the man who touched so many, Johnny Ramone. Full images from the event below: