Red Hot Chili Peppers
Undisputed arena rock gods of the modern era, The Red Hot Chili Peppers have defied the odds to become one of the longest running and most consistent bands today. Transcending their checkered past as Southern Californian stoners tooling around with white boy funk, their signature sound is now a mainstay in alternative rock, repeatedly aped and repurposed by lesser talents. Despite the glut of imitators, no one blends fat bass lines, soaring guitars, and machine gun vocals quite like the Chili Peppers, and in all likelihood, it’s going to stay that way.
Touring now with their eighth lead guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer, their vitality is ensured by the endless energy exhibited by frontman Anthony Kiedis and his Energizer bunny bassist foil, Flea. Backed up by the reliable rhythms of Chad Smith, they play with the same glee, the same triumphant force, as their previous incarnations, making a solid case for the possibilities of musical immortality. Armed with an arsenal of certified anthems, their live shows inspire more sing alongs and freak outs than the combined powers of their peers, electrifying the faithful and raking in new converts with every lick.
The Black Angels
Solidifying their name in the neo-psychedelic genre with their dark and haunting sound, The Black Angels blend hypnotic melody with prophetic vocals to create a sound reminiscent of something you think you’ve heard, but not in this lifetime.
Outside Lands Music Festival
Going to a music festival for some is all about seeing a bunch of great bands in one location. To others, there is a more spiritual connection and Outside Lands Music Festival is the perfect place to experience both the bands and spiritual connection to nature. Tucked inside Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, thousands of people congregate and experience this magic together. Music binds. Armed with a 3D camera and an open mind, stereoscopic 3D photographer Coldie experiences both sides of the music festival experience. Sacred geometry symbols help to add a visual connection between man and nature that was felt throughout the festival experience.