Return of the Fest

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Good people, we have good news. The KC Psychfest is coming back for round two. On may 17th and 18th, we’ll be bringing you KC’s haziest and craziest. Here are the first four acts we’re announcing- more to come later.

Don’t act like you’re not excited, we can hear your rapidly accelerating heartbeat from here.



Brandon Knocke, graced us with his dripping, juicy synthtastic textures weaved into hip-hop worthy beats at KC Psychfest 2012, and we’re pleased to announce that he’ll be back with us this year. Knocke also makes music under the guises of Svamps, Brazilian Television, and Parts of Speech, so if you’re familiar with those groups, you’ve got even more reason to be excited. “Circular Motherboard” is the lead track from his debut LP Tunnels. It’s a smooth journey through the fabric of space-time, never ceasing in head bob-ability. Once that beat drops and the hypnotic bass figures creep into your psyche, there’s no escaping the discovery of Discoverer.

Check out his bandcamp, soundcloud, blog, or follow him on twitter @modernhug.



Matt Hill is the man behind Umberto, and he must be doing something right. Back in 2011 Umberto got a shout out on ALTERED ZONES, the now defunct sister blog of the all mighty Pitchfork. I guess Umberto outlasted the altered zone. We’re glad it worked out that way, because it leaves us with more creepy synth-scapes and less snotty music blogging. Umberto helped us close out last year’s show, and we’re ecstatic to have Umberto back for a second go round this year. “Everything Is Going To Be OK” is exactly what the title would imply, an anthem that lets you know everything is going to be ok. It sounds like something from the soundtrack of a low budget N64 game. That was a compliment.

Find more from Umberto on bandcamp and Facebook.



Bloodbirds are Mike Tuley, Brooke Tuley, and Anna St Louis. Their sound is post punk, garage-rock, fuzztastic, guitar-heavy, and pretty much everything we look for in a good time. “Divorce Sea” is from their album Psychic Surgery. It’s a howling, screeching, smash and grab.

Check out more from Bloodbirds on bandcamp, facebook, and their blog.


The Conquerors!

Thick guitar tears, energy on energy on energy. Rory Cameron, Christian O’Reilly, Jim Button, Vince Lawhon, and Mikee Pruitt make up the hazy local rockers known as The Conquerors, and they are out to… conquer. We’re beyond elated to have fthem with us again this year. Whet your appetite for fuzzy, unrefined, rock-n-roll with “Proxy Shady”.

Check out more from The Conquerors! on ReverbNation and MySpace.

Stay tuned, we’ll be announcing more acts all month.

KC Psychfest Saturday Performance Times!

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Saturday Performance Times as follows…

Ego stage:

8pm – Import/Export (Sterling Holman & John Bersuch)

9pm – Goodwillies

10pm – The Conquerors

11pm – Gemini Revolution

12pm – Be/Non

1am – Kevin Harris

Id Stage:

7:30pm – CS Luxem

8:30 Carnal Torpor

9:30pm – Plante

10:30pm – Karma Vision

11:30pm – Expo 70

12:30 Vor Onus

KC Psychfest 2012 Lineup Details

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We are excited to announce the details for all three nights of the KC Psychfest. The set times are staggered giving the audience the opportunity to witness each act’s set without inner conflict on choosing whom to see.

The Superego will control our visuals with projections and light show on each stage for full mind expansion. Tickets are available for purchase online at or in person at Zebedee’s RPM, Love Garden, and Earwaxx. Individual days are $11 for Friday and Saturday and $8 for Sunday. The three day pass is available in limited supply at $21. Save a dollar if you purchase in person at one of the locations.

Friday on the Ego stage:
Thee Devotion
Restless Breed
Box The Compass
Monta At Odds
Mr. Marco’s V7
Friday on the Id stage:
Jorge Arana Trio
Sounding The Deep
South Bitch Diet
Saturday on the Ego stage:
The Conquerors
Gemini Revolution
Kevin Harris
Saturday on the Id stage:
CS Luxem
Carnal Torpor
Karma Vision
Expo 70
Vor Onus
Sunday on the Ego stage:
Dylan Ettinger


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We are proud to present the official list of bands for KC Psychfest May 18 – 20, 2012. 

Umberto, Dylan Ettinger, Be/Non, Expo 70, Mr. Marco’s V7, Monta At Odds, Metatone, CVLTS, Karma Vision, Goodwillies, The Conquerors, Gemini Revolution, Vor Onus, South Bitch Diet, Box The Compass, Plante, Sounding The Deep, Restless Breed, Import/Export, Scammers, Kevin Harris, Surroundher, Discoverer, Thee Devotion, Carnal Torpor, Jorge Arana Trio, Twofaced, Yam, CS Luxem, Yuo.

 Tickets can be pre-purchased online as a three-day pass or as individual days. Visit 

Event sponsors lending support are Midwestern Musical Co., C&C Drums, Zebedee’s RPM, We Are Tribe, Love Garden, Boulevard Brewing Co., and Testimonial Video and more to be announced.

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