Blogs to Follow: indiepurr

Not only is IndiePurr chock full of soundcloud posts and great live photosets from FYF and local shows around Los Angeles, but it’s also got a whole tag called “Tips for Bands," a must-read for all you musicians out there! And blogger Jasmine Maurie always manages to sneak in great recommendations for upcoming shows in the LA area if you’re looking for something to do during the week. 

Photos: Jasmine Maurie

House of Vans Asia Tour - September 12-14th
House of Vans is heading over to Shanghai this weekend and bringing tons of art, skate, and music activations to take part in. For those of you itching to see what musical acts are in store for the weekend event, take a look below:

Friday’s Music Lineup, 10:00pm-LateIt all starts on Friday at Central Studios in Arkham with East Los Angeles punk band Corrupted Youth, Korean pop punk band The Strikers, Beijing metal band Twisted Machine, and headliner of the night indie-electro-punk band Peaches. 
Saturday’s Music Lineup, 10:00pm-LateThe music keeps on playing Saturday with a fully-equipped Open Mic for anyone and everyone to participate in starting at 5:00pm followed by DJ HBD, hip hop duo J Fever and Soulspeak, and a just-announced performance by Brooklyn-based Theophilus London.  
Last minute tickets for Saturday night are still available at the Vans Store at Cloud 9 Mall in Zhongshan Park. 
Head to houseofvansasia.com for more information. 

House of Vans Asia Tour - September 12-14th

House of Vans is heading over to Shanghai this weekend and bringing tons of art, skate, and music activations to take part in. For those of you itching to see what musical acts are in store for the weekend event, take a look below:

Friday’s Music Lineup, 10:00pm-Late
It all starts on Friday at Central Studios in Arkham with East Los Angeles punk band Corrupted Youth, Korean pop punk band The Strikers, Beijing metal band Twisted Machine, and headliner of the night indie-electro-punk band Peaches

Saturday’s Music Lineup, 10:00pm-Late
The music keeps on playing Saturday with a fully-equipped Open Mic for anyone and everyone to participate in starting at 5:00pm followed by DJ HBD, hip hop duo J Fever and Soulspeak, and a just-announced performance by Brooklyn-based Theophilus London.  

Last minute tickets for Saturday night are still available at the Vans Store at Cloud 9 Mall in Zhongshan Park. 

Head to houseofvansasia.com for more information. 

Discussion of Global Release Date for Record Industry

Billboard reports that the record industry is discussing the possibility of having all new music be released on a Friday globally as opposed to its current schedule: Australia on Friday, the UK on Monday, and the US on Tuesday. The proposal is expected to be a year from now, in July 2015. 

Industry sources believe it will slow down the digital piracy that begins the minute an album is released in Australia and distributed online to other countries before they have a chance to purchase it legally. 

Read more about the upsides and downsides of the possible change at Billboard.com

LA indie-pop band Dwntwn is in the middle of a west coast tour playing hits from their self-titled EP, but that doesn’t stop them from shredding in between stops. Don’t miss them playing The Glass House in Pomona tomorrow night where they’ll be raising money for the Streetleague Foundation and LA Mission

Read their interview with MostlyJunkFood where they also have the premiere of their new video for “Heroine” and snag your tickets for tomorrow night’s show. 

Kimd - A New App for Concert Goers 

Consequence of Sound reported on a new app for your phone that can dim the brightness of the display so you don’t have to disturb others during concerts and shows. We’ve been starting to see that even artists are getting annoyed with how many phones are popping up out of the crowd and creating a disturbance for others so the makers of this app want to take a step in the right (and polite) direction. 

Kimd dims the brightness to 10% on your phone and also adds a “black veil with 30% opacity” so you can take photos and record video without causing a scene of your own. It also works like Instagram or Vine with one tap to take the photo and holding down the button to record video. 

Read more about the app and watch the trailer on Consequence of Sound.