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.
Ladies and gentlemen without further ado: the last 4 bands we’re adding to the bill.
Aurograph is so new, We dont even have a picture for them. What we know is that Mark Sutherland is involved along with Ashley Miller and Shawn Hansen, and that this is his website. But mystery is sexy. We like sexy.
Parts Of Speech
Parts of Speech consists of Brandon Knocke (vocals, keyboards, programming), Alexander Thomas (acoustic/electronic drums, samples), and Adam Davies (guitar and good vibes). Though initially formed in late 2009 as a live vehicle for Knocke’s solo electronic music, a more collaborative and organic sound evolved out of the creative pairing. The results are sonically adventurous and moody, while the emphasis on groove and melody keep things accessible to a wide range of music listeners. And get ready for a kraut-rock vibe for the fest -per the band.
Gemini Revolution is another brainchild of Dedric and Delaney Moore, the keys and bass that fuels Monta At Odds. It’s the brothers Moore, so you know what to expect, and you won’t be disappointed. And get ready for a brand new homage to the Geminid shower the brothers witnessed. Going to take you into outerspace exploration with ambient textures.
Metatone is an Other-World groove septet from right here in K.row C.ity USA. Their music is a sort of spiritual weaponry, only imagine a sword being used at home for cooking instead of warfare. Their live shows are rare, rhythmic and radicool.
J. Ashley Miller, Lyrical Mastermind, Beginner’s Mind and Finger Picking Melodix
Jon Kraft: Tom Lover, Side-Stickler, Pocket Protector
Gary Miller: Myriad Percussion, Take-You-To-Church-Vocal-Breakdowns, and Additional Pocket Protection
Rabbit Killer: Handler of the Infamous Mr. Squeaky; Eternal Voice of the Tiny Mountains
Rhys Ziemba: Finger Picking Counter-Melodix, Musicology, Kalimbaaaaaaaaa!
Abbi Miller: Eggs-Above-The-Legs, Beautiful Post-Broadway Harmonies, and Quite a Few Foxy Formations
Ian Teeple: Summoning Sub-concious Sub-Bass Sublimation