The stars – and complex touring schedules – have aligned to bring you the choice of three mighty events full of emancipation via sound vibration, all taking place the second weekend of September.
Out on the West Coast, you’d be silly not to try to attend the Echoes West Festival, presented by The Echo and our friend Sasha Kaleidoscope Vallely from The Silver Chords and the mighty Spindrift, on Saturday, September 8.
Split between two venues, The Echo and The Echoplex in Echo Park, you can expect this all-day event to guide you through an exhilarating exploration of the sounds of reverb, drone, space and beyond. And the line-up is … beyond. Dig it:
This will be an all day, 18+ event which will also include vinyl vendors, food trucks, light shows and vintage poster art displays.
STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK * DEAD MEADOW * SPINDRIFT * LORDS OF ALTAMONT * THE SILVER CHORDS * GRAM RABBIT * STERLING ROSWELL (SPACEMAN 3) * SLEEPOVER * ELECTRIC FLOWER GROUP * UNITED GHOSTS * WAKE UP LUCID * STRANGERS FAMILY BAND * SPELLTALK * MR ELEVATOR & THE BRAIN HOTEL * DANIEL AQUARIAN * TEARS OF THE MOOSECHASER * SABRINA LAWRIE * OCHA LA ROCHA * FREE THEE MOLECULES
In addition to the requisite mind-expansion, you can also expect to find vinyl vendors, food trucks, light shows and vintage poster art displays.
Not to be outdone, our friends at Psychedelic Light & Sound will be doing their part to keep our ancestral home of Austin, Texas, weird and weirder, with the latest installment of their sonic sideshow on Friday, September 7.
The intense line-up is this time headlined by the red-hot The Vacant Lots, piloting their c-a-d-i-l-l-a-c from their Vermont home heading for a destination in the late-summer Texas sun. For a taste of the other bands on the bill, take a spin of your own through the mix-tape lovingly compiled by the festival freaks.
Slightly closer to (our) home, we’d be remiss (and a little stupid) if we didn’t give a quick plug for next Saturday’s ordinary, everyday show here in Richmond, Virginia, headlined by that extraordinary, other-worldly band, White Hills.
Our love of White Hills is well-established and we don’t feel even slightly hyperbolic saying there’s not a better live band on the planet. They’ll be joined this night by Odonis Odonis, James Wallace and The Naked Light, and Richmond’s own underground outer-space merchants, Caves Caverns. Be there or be … you know … four corners, dude.