Without giving away too much you will hear on Friday at HQ:
CJ Boyd – a solo bassist take looping and emotion to a new level.
Jim Button, drummer of The Conquerors, bringing his solo project from the studio to a live band.
Parts of Speech inject Krautrock into their lush synths.
Monta At Odds have an entire new set this year of interstellar grooves and heady swirls of sound.
Your Reflection will play a rare live set mashing synths, samples, guitar and drums into some funky grooves and head-trip effects.
Sam F will be dropping visual magic at HQ all night long.
Q: Why isn’t my favorite band playing? They played last year and were great.
A: We loved every band last year. We were impressed that everyone gave great performances. We also had to decline a lot of bands that we did like but had no room left on the bill. So this year we asked new bands and had to tell past performers that we didn’t have room this year for them.
Our committee is determined to give you a new experience each festival. So we worked a long time on selecting bands that will make each night unique and retain the good vibrations we had last year. You dug it last year, right? So trust us again. And don’t worry, we will keep mixing it up so your favorite band might be on the bill next year.
Yeah, we know. It was magical last year. But things change that are beyond our control. Plus, new is exciting right? Maybe a little frightening? Maybe exhilarating too? Yes and Yes!!
So, we roll with it and now we have the familiar, FOKL lower level and courtyard, and we have something new, HQ. We selected HQ because there have been some great shows there in the past featuring local faves, The Conquerors, Expo 70, Monta At Odds, Surroundher, Gemini Revolution etc… People in-the-know, know and can tell you what a relaxed vibe those shows have been.
HQ was an old grocery store back in the good old days. Now in the good new days it is a remodeled art gallery/music venue in the Prescott neighborhood just 8 short blocks from FOKL.
Sam F is back and will be doing his modular visual projections and we will be featuring a 20+foot sculpture by Jorge Almodovar entitled Black Modules.
The HQ shows run from 7-10pm and the FOKL times are 8:30pm-1am. You can park at FOKL and take the shuttle back and forth. Or you can park across from HQ around Prescott Park. The shuttle will be happy to take you to either location.
So here is the first tidbit. The ticket price will be $10 per day. You can buy a ticket that includes both days in advance at It’s A Beautiful Day or at Zebedee’s for $20.
Otherwise you can purchase a ticket at the door from FOKL or HQ for the $10 per day or $20 for the two days.
No discount for two days? Sorry but we have 11 bands per day for $10. That is less than buying a download from itunes for a band’s song and you get to see a whole set instead of hearing one song (maybe even go to itunes and download their song while watching their set. That’s mindblowingly cool).
We think $10 per day is a great deal for you and we get to pay the bands for taking the time to perform. We want them to keep making music and hope you’ll join us in supporting them by not only attending but pick up some merch, hint, hint.
We hope this is helpful and should get you excited to attend. We know we are. Thanks for the support too.
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9:45 Your Reflection
8:45 Monta At Odds
8 Parts Of Speech
7 CJ Boyd
11:30 Golden Donna
10:45 Samantha Glass
9:30 Your Friend
8:15 Aurograph – Ashley Miller, Mark Southerland, Shawn Hansen
7:30 Gemini Revolution
7 Aaron Martin
11:30 Expo 70
9:30 Snake Island
8:45 Karma Vision
Oh yeah, we’ve got one more really teriffic thing to add, and that thing is COMOROS.
COMOROS began in 2007 when Jen and Adam Melinn attempted to connect enough echo and delay effects to endlessly repeat their musical improvisations. Primarily a guitar and synthesizer duo, they have released two LPs and an assortment of tapes and discs all centered around that initial experiment of blending all sounds together in diminishing returns, aiming for the elimination of ego and the awareness of an audible location. They are playing their first shows outside of their home city of Philadelphia this year and KC Psychfest with undoubtedly be the highlight of the tour.