KC Psych Fest / Charlotte Street Foundation Collaborative Audio & Visual at La Esquina 2016-01-22

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[Kansas City, MO] Charlotte Street Foundation is happy to announce a closing reception to celebrate Kevin Harris’ exhibition, Survival Always Sounds So Exciting, Friday, January 22nd, 2016 at 8PM at la Esquina Gallery Space ( 1000 W 25th Street, Kansas City, Mo). KC Psych Fest will present live music performances by Eric Hall (St. Louis) and Expo ’70 (KC), with live video projection accompaniments by artists, Kevin Harris and VJDN8.

Kevin Harris’ Survival Always Sounds so Exciting, is a sound sculpture utilizing multiple channels of audio to present an electronically created physical environment. As a sonic play, the piece uses dialogue, created with online Text to Speech tools, to examine the psychology of deception and self-deception. Through a series of mundane conversations mediated and determined by their environment, digital actors speak a language absent of context. The installation uses sound synthesis to re-create the geometric and sonic parameters of a Walgreens retail store. It is this setting that informs the dialogue being spoken, resulting in a new symbiotic relationship between language and environment.

Kevin Harris is a St. Louis–based artist, musician, and engineer. His music has been commissioned by numerous organizations, and his visual art has been shown in various solo and group exhibitions, nationally and internationally. His recent work focuses on the fabrication of immersive electronic environments.

KC Psych Fest started in 2012 as a way to bring together outsider musical acts and celebrate the variety of experimental music within Kansas City, particularly genres that ventured into the psychedelic realm. The goal of KC Psych Fest is to promote music that is adventurous and mind expanding. The festival aims to be genre-spanning. Folk, ambient, garage, heavy, electronic, drone, pop, rock, etc are all welcome – both young and established.

Eric Hall is a St. Louis, MO composer, improviser, producer, and performer of electronic-based music and video, as well as an installation artist, DJ, and freelance music and arts educator.

VJDN8 (Nate Bogert) blends his own video library with a live feed. This on the fly interaction offers a one of kind sensory experience that allows the audience to transcend to the next level as VJDN8 creates forever evolving extra-sensory dimensions.

Expo ’70 (Justin Wright) began producing this otherworldly music in 2003 while living in Los Angeles. Residing in Kansas City, Missouri now, Wright produces music that is sought after by people all over the world. Wright has toured extensively over the last several years. More recently Wright has added a drummer and bassist to the mix which has started release albums and touring less.

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KC Psych Fest 2015

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KC Psych Fest 2015 @recordBar
KC Psych Fest 2015 @recordBar

Come celebrate recordBar‘s 10th Anniversary with the 4th Annual KC Psych Fest. This is a two-night event on Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd at recordBar. The night’s entertainment features both local and touring musical acts with a broad range of adventurous musical styles.

The shows are 18+ and only $10 each night. Video projection provided both nights by Steve Gardells


Friday, October 2nd
Advance tickets available at http://ticketf.ly/1VNX99i
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/548603425289258

7:00PM – RLT (Kansas City)
8:00PM – Via Luna (Kansas City)
9:00PM – Holy Gallows (Memphis)
10:00PM – Crushed Out (Brooklyn)
11:00PM – The Philistines (Kansas City)
12:00AM – Merlin (Kansas City)


Saturday, October 3rd
Advance tickets available at http://ticketf.ly/1VNX99i
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1203874149638688

7:00PM – El Condor (Kansas City)
8:00PM – Jorge Arana Trio (Kansas City)
9:00PM – Be/Non (Kansas City)
10:00PM – Van Allen Belt (Pittsburgh)
11:00PM – Wet Socks (Savannah, GA)
12:00AM – Slim Twig (Toronto)

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KC Psych Fest Showcase at Crossroads Music Fest 2015

The 11th annual Crossroads Music Fest kicks off tonight at 6:00 at seven different venues in the Crossroads arts district of Kansas City. The Haymaker Records Stage will be at MOD Gallery featuring the KC Psych Fest showcase with Dark Satellites, Riala, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, The Philistines, Janet the Planet, 3 Son Green, and the psychedelic DJ workings of DJ Mod Professor (DJ Ray Velasquez). We’ll have brilliant screen projection work by VJDN8.

It will be a real treat for the eyes and ears and cheap drinks all night. We can’t say enough about CMF and all the great local music acts it has helped expose over the years and are so happy to be a part of it. See you tonight!


2015 Crossroads Music Festival Details!


The 11th annual Crossroads Music Fest will be held on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 on 7 different stages in the Crossroads District. Haymaker Records and KC Psych Fest are pleased to announce a stage at the 2015 Crossroads Music Fest.

The Haymaker Records / KC Psych Fest stage will be at MOD Art Gallery on 1809 McGee St. The lineup for the stage is as follows

6:00PM – DJ Mod Professor (Ray Velasquez psyched-out hearlucinations DJ Set)
7:00PM – Dark Satellites
8:00PM – Riala
9:00PM – Freight Train Rabbit Killer
10:00PM – The Philistines
11:00PM – Janet the Planet
12:00AM – 3 Son Green

Advanced tickets can be purchased from Crossroads Music Fest.

Crossroads Music Fest Facebook Event Page.

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