Category | Art & Culture

Wanderlust 108 San Francisco Review

Posted on 02 May 2016

When life hits you with a punch here and a kick there the challenge is to show your strength and that you shall persevere. Along this journey your body and soul will be wrung with wounds. If you want to instill light and life back into your body and soul, gain a meaningful experience, dance your heart […]

2016 Wanderlust 108 Mindful Triathlon

Posted on 18 March 2016

Swell City Guide is proud to announce that we will be covering the 108 event in San Francisco so stay tuned for updates after the event!  Get your tickets here: Wanderlust, producer of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, reveals the Springtime, North American dates and locations for Wanderlust 108, the world’s first and […]

Runaway Festival 2015 – Los Angeles

Posted on 15 July 2015

Runaway Festival 2015 Los Globos, Silverlake, CA Runaway Festival 2015 was an amazing DIY festival organized by Danger Collective and some great minds of Echo Park. The highlights were heavy hitters Retox with members of the Locust and many more bands. Retox rocked out with Justin Pearson’s intense vocals and theatrics. No Age were also […]

White Hills – Los Angeles at the Echo

Posted on 18 June 2015

Super spaced out and heavy, psychedelic rock band White Hills are performing at my favorite Los Angeles venue called the Echo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California tonight June 18th, 2015. New York City’s White Hills are going to transform you into another dimension with their amazing live show in support of their new album […]

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The 3 Best Casino Theatres for Live Shows

Posted on 08 June 2015

There are very few things quite as enjoyable as being able to travel to see some of the world’s greatest shows, and with the increased popularity of live theatre shows, some beautiful auditoriums and amphitheatres have been erected all over the world. Many of these theatres have been built within the grounds of casinos as well. […]

2015 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival in the Mission

Posted on 02 May 2015

The Cinco De Mayo Festival in San Francisco’s Mission District always draws a large crowd with its tasty food vendors and fun entertainment. This festival will take place Saturday May 2nd, 2015 from 10am-6pm between 21st and 24th Streets on Valencia Street in San Francisco. Arriving by BART and MUNI public transportation is highly recommended. […]

Railroad Earths Hangtown Halloween Ball 2014

Posted on 10 November 2014

Recently we went to the Hangtown Halloween Ball in “Old Hangtown” Placerville, CA.  We had never been to this event or Placerville other than driving through on the way to South Lake Tahoe.  I have to say that we were really impressed with the concert and the town.  Placerville actually has a lot of great little shops and most […]

Objects, Faces & Places – My Visual Diary

Posted on 03 September 2014

Since early 2009, I have lived in constant motion traveling to and living in various cities around the world.  Sometimes I stay put in certain cities that I have an attraction towards, for up to a year at a time.  Some of the cities which I’ve stayed in for more extended periods include London, Los […]

Interview with the programming team at Nitehawk Cinema – NYC

Posted on 16 June 2014

1. Tell me your name, function at Nitehawk and how long you’ve been there: Caryn Coleman, Senior Film Programer/Communications: I’ve been part of the Nitehawk team since fall 2011. John Woods, Director of Programming and Acquisitions: I’ve been on board since the conceptual stages in January 2010. Max Cavanaugh, Technical Director / Film Programmer: I’ve […]


Jamie Hince @ The Morrison Hotel Gallery – NYC

Posted on 16 June 2014

On Tuesday, June 10th 2014 Morrison Hotel Gallery and animal charity Rational Animal present ECHO HOME premiered the photography exhibition of The Kills’ guitarist Jamie Hince at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in Soho, NYC. English guitarist, singer, and songwriter Jamie Hince is a trendsetting musician with a signature sensibility that encompasses grit, humor, and sultry […]


Silencio | Cannes – Queer Palm closing night party

Posted on 20 May 2014

Every year, along side the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Classics plays a selection of older films, screened on the beach at the Cinema de la Plage and open to the public. In the years I’ve attended they’ve played Jaws, James Bond, and a bunch of other great films. This year’s program was no exception. On […]

The Tragical History Tour -Hollywood, CA

Posted on 10 May 2014

Dearly Departed is the labor of Scott Michaels’ love of Hollywood’s glorious history and seedy undercurrent. The result is a tremendous tour of dark comedy, fascinating trivia and some downright gruesome happenings. Some quirky sightings that stuck out in my mind were Bela Lugosi’s cigar shop. For some reason I imagine him shopping in grainy, […]


Austin Psych Fest 2014 – Austin

Posted on 24 April 2014

Swell City Guide will be covering Austin Psych Fest 2014
on May 2-4 in beautiful Austin, Texas.
Stay tuned for more information, music, photos, and more.
Hope to see you there!!!


Wallpaper by Arid Orozco

Posted on 21 April 2014

Tatiana Pagés, CEO/Chief Creative Officer of Greencard Creative, and Curator is excited to present “Wallpaper,” Arid Orozco’s first exhibit in New York City, on Monday, April 21, 2014. Orozco is a contemporary Latin American artist who has a passion for color and culture. The exhibition will take place at El Aripo Café, 172 Delancey Street, […]


Kraftwerk – Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

Posted on 03 April 2014

I witnessed one of the most amazing live performances ever. Kraftwerk performed live in 3-D for the first time in Los Angeles in a very long time. All of their shows here sold out within minutes and all shows were at the amazing Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. I was ecstatic to […]