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TODAY: The Moon Festival in Pomona

THE COVEN will be out in Pomona today supporting the arts at The Moon Festival.  Last night we met up with KenBTS, mastermind behind t h e . b r e a t h, at his Pomona abode to deliver some shiny custom capes to him for his first ever performance as t h e . b r e a t h.  Pomona’s arts colony totally enchanted us.  From walking into someone else’s house accidentally and being offered wine instead of being cussed out, to the candlelit dinner among 8 strangers who quickly became the homies, the rhythms in Pomona were right on point.  No doubt the music performed today will only compliment that good vibe.

The Moon Festival is a free non-profit outdoor/indoor art and music street festival to benefit the School of Arts & Enterprise in downtown Pomona’s arts colony. The festival is happening during the Pomona art walk, today from NOW until midnight.  t h e . b r e a t h ‘s stage is at 565 W 2nd Street.  Hope to see you there!

from last night


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LOVING IT PAYS OFF :: THE PRINCE SHOW

THE COVEN took a field trip to see the Purple One this weekend in a voyage that proved that Loving It always pays off. We began our journey in the nosebleed section, minds blown (but not really, Prince, you know…) by the stage design and the appearance of Sheila E on the drums.

Loving it to the Nth and making every old person in the vicinity uncomfortable with our wild dancing, we soon heard the words “No photos at the tables”. We thought, “Hand-selected for simply loving it? Is this possible?”, as we were ushered down what seemed like an infinite number of stairs to be deposited at the tip of The Artist Formerly Known As stage.  “Do not stop dancing,” they instructed.  As if we needed to be told. PRINCE NEEDED US.

What followed were beautiful clouds of confetti, swarovski sparkled pants, threats of being kicked out when we were caught with camera phones in hand, and the Purple One’s perfect ass of steel within a few feet of our grasp.  When Doves Cried, we cried.

 Kaitlyn (wearing The Leia Crown) & Savannah (wearing the “No Photos” sign)

Next to us was a fledgling boy band, also loving it.  We have no idea what their music sounds like, but since they nicely complied with our demands to pose with the “NO PHOTOS” sign, the least we can do is tell you that they are called Radio for the People.

 Radio for the People

After one failed attempt to find the girl who had invited us to the Prince afterparty and one Myspace bathroom photo sesh, we headed back to COVEN headquarters for our own afterparty.  We must have inadvertently summoned Michael through the Ouija board we turned over to use as a bar on the floor…drinks never tasted so good.

Moral of the story: when you’re loving it, the universe can’t help but love you back.

  Souvenirs: Purple Rain Confetti

 Waiting for another encore. Yes, they are breaking down the stage.

(TRUE FANS)

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BLISSED OUT : : NITE VISION MIXTAPE 4 THE COVEN

Our friend Alex of NYC based Blissed Out has made us an exclusive and sexxy mixtape called Nite Vision. GIT IT GIT!

If you can’t get enough, look for a forthcoming, limited split CD-R with Ritualz on Cosmotropia de Xam of Mater Suspiria Vision’s Phantasma Disques label coming soon.

DOWNLOAD HERE, IF YOU DIDN’T CLICK EITHER OF THE FIRST TWO TIMES
NITE VISION:
phone home intro
pretty gurl swag – ciara
i luv u forever nike7up  no distance remix – nike7up
inside out – britney spears
Days – creep featuring romy xx
The Sign (Blissed Out’s Nite Vision Edit) – Ace of Base
3 Peat – DJ Nate
untitled demo – blissed out
illuminati princess gif – teehn bwitches
san marino cover – blissed out

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Obligatory Coachella Post

Yes, Coachella ended Sunday night (or Monday morning..oops) and it’s Tuesday night now, but that should just be an indication of how much we were loving it this weekend.

OUR HIGHLIGHTS:

-#basedgod Lil’ B announcing that the title of his new album is “I’m Gay” while Sebastian from Dem Passwords Gallery DJed his set

-HEALTH scaring away timid lingering CSS fans within their first five minutes and then playing a cover of Pictureplane’s Goth Star

-Bumping shoulders with Rihanna and being the sole object of her death stare for an entire fraction of a second ❤

-The light displays the Creator’s Project made for the Sahara dance tent and the Arcade Fire

-Watching how hard Alice Glass raged onstage even though her foot is broken

-Ke$ha being nearly unrecognizable due to an unusual level of cleanliness, clothedness, and sobriety

-Realizing that spending time with Kanye’s ballerinas will turn you into an alien.  Kanye being carried to the stage in a beam of light was definitely a signal to the mothership.

Thank you Based God

HEALTH

The Creators Project’s Sahara Tent Display

Getting galactic with the ballerinas

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Pictureplane’s Hotel Room Rave

Pictureplane + a hotel room + random door to door guest invites + pajamas + whippets.  Watch as shit gets weird while Travis Egedy performs a new song at XLR8R.

 

And of course, if you haven’t already, download his new mixtape Thee Negative Slave at Filter NOW.  Get excited….new album coming soon.

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Masaru Emoto and the Power of Thought

I was introduced to Masaru Emoto’s work a few weeks ago by an amazing German couple in São Paulo.  Over the past 20 years he has studied the crystalline structure of frozen water before and after it has received either “positive” or “negative” vibrations in the form of spoken words,  meditation, music, images or written words.  He might meditate on a drop of water sending it positive energy, or write out a word like “love” or “happiness” and tape it to a bottle of water.  He then freezes the water and analyzes its crystalline structure using microscopic photography.  Water that has received positive energy generally crystallizes in a geometric or “beautiful” structure, while water that has received negative energy lacks form and is “ugly” (we think the “negative” ones look cooler).

Mother Teresa's got some explaining to do...

 

While Emoto’s work does raise some doubts (supposedly he sells his blessed water at $35 for 8oz–good incentive to switch the label from an “I want to kill you” bottle to an “I love you” one if the results don’t match), we still believe that thoughts are extremely powerful. 

Last night I was in bed thinking about this work and reminding myself to go on Amazon to buy his book, and this morning when I woke up and checked one of my 3 horoscopes for the day (so I’m an astrology slut–whatever), his name was on the splash page. 

Today, Masaru Emoto is calling on the world to send thoughts of love and gratitude to the water being used to cool Fukushima, Japan’s nuclear reactors in the hopes that our collective energy will bring about a positive impact.  Take 30 seconds out of your day.

“To the water of Fukushima Nuclear Plant, we are sorry to make you suffer.  Please forgive us.  We thank you and we love you.”  ❤ THE COVEN

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Femme en Fourrure “Plump Bisquit”

Blame it on our fascination with the grotesque; blame it on the hypnotic editing and asynchronous movement; blame it on whatever you’d like-we can’t stop watching this. However, our friends over at Quit Mumbling can be blamed for showing us the video.

We’ve begun our official investigation of the Finnish director, Miika Lommi. We like what we see. Stay tuned for more.

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