By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), in partnership with founders Fuel TV, has formed the 2007 Swerve Festival, a new event celebrating West Coast culture. It will be held Sept. 28-30 at Barnsdall Art Park, the Vista Theatre and the Echoplex in Los Angeles. Performances will take place on September 29 and 30 and are free to the public.

The line-up features performances by an eclectic mix of artists, such as The Black Angels (Austin, TX), Bonde Do Role (Brazil), DeVotchKa (Denver), Foreign Born (Los Angeles), Illinois (Bucks County, PA), Oh No! Oh My! (Austin), Snowden (Atlanta), Thee More Shallows (San Francisco) and We Are Scientists (Brooklyn, NY).

Swerve Festival is dedicated to celebrating West Coast creative culture and its community inspired by art, film, music and action sports. The three-day Swerve Festival brings together a dynamic group of innovators and thinkers in art, film, music and action sports, and will spotlight their work.

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The festival programming will also feature screenings of independent films including the U.S. premiere of Anton Corbijn’s biopic, “Control,” about Ian Curtis, lead singer of the legendary post-punk rock band Joy Division; original art installations organized by famed art curator Aaron Rose; music videos; do-it-yourself workshops; and environmentally-friendly initiatives.