by Brad Roberts
CULTURE COLLIDE is the name of the game this week! I've grown very fond of this festival over the past three years and now look forward to it as a chance to see indie and alternative rock from the world over. The bill is topped by U.S. bands like Cloud Nothings, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and De Lux, but also offers up music from such diverse locations as the U.K. (Until the Ribbon Breaks), Korea (Love X Stereo), The Netherlands (Go Back To The Zoo), Israel (Skyroads) and Australia (Gosling). And that isn't even the tip of the iceberg. It's so much fun just to hang out with the press and artists from all over the globe. I always come away from this event with new friends and new favorite bands. I'll try to highlight some of the more interesting acts I've sampled that I would try to see in each day's rundown.