THE PERFECT TRIP: MIAMI PSYCH FEST II is a non-profit, limited capacity Psychedelic audio/visual indoor festival experience by Eclectic Overdrive on June 22 & 23rd at Club Space's «Floyd Miami» & «The Ground» entering its second year with tickets starting as low as $5 for the entire weekend online.
Everything you need to know about this event is here.
(Set times will be posted in the event page a week prior to event.)
No dress code, but be creative. Come early, stay late. 18+ w/ ID.
DOOR: Ground ($20/day), Floyd (Free from 4:20pm-10:00pm)
PARKING: You are suggested to Uber/Lyft to get home safely as well as avoiding parking fees. If not, please pay and park in a lot to avoid being towed.
Tatsuya Na...katani + Kenny Millions DUO
Truth or Consequences, NM/Miami, FL
Tatsuya Nakatani (1970, Osaka) is a Japanese avant-garde sound artist and master percussionist. He has released over 80 recordings and tours internationally. Performing solo, in collaboration, and with his Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO) project he plays over 100 concerts a year. With his adapted Gong and handcrafted Kobo bow, Nakatani has developed his own unique instrumentation. A master of new sounds and extended technique; he sculpts a transformative, intense, expressive sound that engages improvised and experimental music while resisting genre. Central to his philosophy of sound is the concept of MA 間,, which can be understood as the space or interval between perceptual events.
Keshevan Maslak (AKA Kenny Millions. 1950, Detroit) has been studying music since the age of five. He is a master multi-instrumentalist and performer, and a monumental figure in experimental music. He was a student of Larry Teal and Donald Sinta. He has collaborated with Charles Moffett, Ray Anderson, David Murray, Garrett List, Rhys Chatham, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Hannibal Lokumbe, Abbey Rader, Paul Bley, Jack DeJohnette, Katsuyuki Itakura, Kazutoki Umezu, Sergey Kuryokhin, Sam Rivers, Sunny Murray, Frank Wright, Curtis Fuller, Marty Cook, Otomo Yoshihide, Toshinori Kondo, Roland Kirk, Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink, Peter Brötzmann, Derek Bailey, Roscoe Mitchell, John Tchicai, Dr. John, Mick Taylor, Bobby Keys, Larry Coryell, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Eddie Kirkland, Thurston Moore, Blowfly, Weasel Walter, Frank «Rat Bastard» Falestra, and associated with John Cage.
Jandek is the musical project of Corwood Industries, a record label operating out of Houston, Texas. Since 1978, Jandek/Corwood Industries has independently released over 100 albums/DVDs of unusual, often emotionally dissolute folk, rock, and blues songs without ever granting an interview or providing any biographical information. Jandek often plays a highly idiosyncratic and frequently atonal form of folk, rock, classical and blues music, at times using an open and unconventional chord structure. The name «Jandek» refers to the musical project.
The Real Kool Keith (solo)
+ Clarence's Renewable Resource Fund
The Bronx, NY
Kool Keith is a rapper known for his surreal, abstract and often profane or incomprehensible lyrics. Kool Keith has recorded prolifically both as a solo artist and in group collaborations. Kool Keith is generally considered to be one of hip-hop's most eccentric and unusual personalities. He will be playing a solo set, then a set in collaboration with super free improv group «Clarence's Renewable Resource Fund» in vain of Blowfly.
FFO: Tony Hawk games, OG raps, intergalatic flow
Sugar Candy Mountain
Los Angeles, CA
«If Brian Wilson had dropped acid on the beach in Brazil and decided to record an album with Os Mutantes and The Flaming Lips, it would sound like this.»
FFO: The Beatles, Tame Impala, Television
The Minneapolis Uranium Club Band
The Sunbelt Chemicals Corporation, in conjunction with Not. Pen. Co. and the Uranium Club, presents: The Minneapolis Uranium Club Psychedelic Band.
FFO: Pseudo-intellectual pencil-themed diatribes, Teen Man's Secrets, copacetic times in the upstairs basement apartment
id m theft able
id m theft able performs within and without the realms of noise, avant-improvisation, sound poetry, performance, et c. et c. et c. using voice, found objects, electronics, and whatever else is available… He has given hundreds of performances across 4 continents in settings ranging from the scummiest of squats to the fanciest of festivals. A detailed performance history: kraag.org/id/shows.htm
Audio Samples: idmtheftable.bandcamp.com/
Turner Williams and Ed Wilcox «Pure Enchantment»
NY / Philly
Free and heavy psychedelic Indian jams.
FFO: Temporarily visiting other planets and dimensions.
Container is Ren Schofield of Providence, RI, and a member of the Spectrum Spools label roster.
FFO: Silent Servant, Frak, Rrose
Los Angeles, CA
«A new musical rhetoric for a time of dystopia and bitterness, in which obsession and paranoia plan and alternate under the metallic skin of an obsolete synthesizer.» -Revista Rock I+D
FFO: Kim Deal, King Crimson, Kraftwerk
Ava Mendoza's UNNATURAL WAYS
«Nothing like it around at the moment but it's scary, like Henry Cow and Butthole Surfers at a pig fucking contest in some dark woods...» — Norman Records (New Atlantis, Tzadik, Sleeping Giant Glossolalia)
FFO: black humor from outer space, experimental rock n roll, noise rock
New York City, NY
Talibam! (Matt Mottel, synthesizer & Kevin Shea drums/percussion) is a 15-year working unit based in New York City. A rhythm section that is at the crosshair of agility, speed, punctuation, and intention. They can be described in various ways — as a classic keyboards/drums expanded-jazz duo, as Dadaist provocateurs with an innate love for the history of music, as a theater group, as an electronic ensemble inspired by Stockhausen. Since their inception in 2003, Talibam!’s ultimate goal has been to wed disparate ideologies through proficiency, controversy, inquiry, and compassion. They delight in creating music that cannot be pinned down within the safe-spaces of existing genres. With each new album, Talibam! reinvents their methodological palette in order to bolster a fresh clarity of joyous auditory surprise, something their fans have come to depend on. Talibam! focuses on compositional clarity, with reverence for their diverse interest in genre.
FFO: Sun Ra, The Stooges, Patti Smith
Spiritual blues and folk / holy storytelling.
FFO: Bert Jansch, Abner Jay, John Fahey
Narwhalz (Of Sound)
New York City, NY
The best gameboy player alive. Cartoonist who is living a quiet life now is willing to do this humiliating thing where people throw him in the trash again because he loves Miami.
FFO: 4Loko, IKEA, Pomeranians
New York City, NY
«Official headliner of the Miami Psych Festival»
FFO: Executive Curation
New York City, NY
«Mezzanine Swimmers breathes with life and emotion even in it's most mechanical states, an all encompassing trip into the improvised world of controlled noise and deconstructed pop.» — Post Trash
FFO: Black Dice, Michael Jackson, Holy Motors (the movie)
New York City, NY
Dungeon Master at Central Park, Party Promoter at Bernard Herman and Lounge Singer at large. (Gothic, Noise)
FFO: Current 93, Throbbing Gristle, Soft Cell
Oakland, CA/Tampa, FL
Tampa-bred instrumental math-prog duo that plays fast and futuristic melodies, with busy drums and sonic loopage scattered throughout their songs. Their sound is taut and nervous, full of abrupt, jagged instrumental twists and turns.
FFO: Ahleuchatistas, Zs, Hella
Dean Cercone is an American visual artist and experimental musician from rural Renfrew, Pennsylvania. After many years of cultivating a vibrant art scene as a founding member of the underground artspace 4810 THE WHRHOUSE in Pittsburgh, PA. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn. He is a resident of the historied Bohemian Grove art house and is a founder of the DIY artspace THE GLOVE both are in Bushwick.
FFO: Yes yes yes
Oakland, CA/Philadelphia, PA/Tampa, FL
After some time away, Tayne is back to work on a new album and a summertime tour in the works.
FFO: The Beach, A.C., Snarf
Tom Borax is a multi-media artist and musician from Baltimore. He has been involved in underground noise, electronic, and improvised music for over 25 years. He currently works with complex systems of his own design that link abstract video and sound synthesis into unstable feedback loops. He is interested in cartoon foley, cartoon violence and sexuality, trying to assimilate all music genres, trying to assimilate all television genres, trying give audiences an idea of what music might taste like, what video might smell like. His influences include: Mort Garson, Thomas Lehn, Sun Ra, Louis and Bebe Barron, Speedy West, wooden roller coasters, Finnish salt licorice, and Pink Flamingos by John Waters.
FFO: Sci-Fi Noise, Free Jazz, Joe Cocker-esque onstage twitching
New Orleans, LA/Los Angeles, CA
FFO: Pagan Icons, No Trend, Discharge, The Raincoats
Feral saxophone free noise psychojazz amplifier worship.
FFO: Eugeniusz Rudnik, Albert Ayler, Sword Heaven
Think No Think
Formed in 2012 Think No Think is a noisy and melodic rock and roll three piece consisting of leader Johnny Dowey (guitar/vox), Lee Adams (bass), and Nick Bakke (drums). With a blend of powerful drums and bass with Dowey's unique voice and screaming guitars, they are a live act that never fails to deliver.
FFO: Captain Beefheart, Screamers, Butthole Surfers
“…a hypnotically psychedelic trio of sonic experimentalists… is something entirely new and different—fusing acid rock, experimental music, and hard-driving fuzz—and it’s ensnared audiences”
FFO: Battles, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Mars Volta
Started in 2009 as an outlet for William Alvarez to upload lo-fi/no-fi recordings to bandcamp, MB has released a hodgepodge of EPs and singles and currently works within a rotating group of friends from South Florida's Figbox collective.
FFO: alternative rock, cringe punk, outsider pop
Austin, TX/Orlando FL
It’s no accident that the name Timothy Eerie is so close to Timothy Leary. This is the aural equivalent of two tabs and a trip down the rabbit hole… Born out of the sacred swamps of Florida and currently sifting through the sands of Austin, TX — these technicolor lads have been kicking around the underground since 2016 and have made quite a name for themselves in a short period of time in the Psychedelic Rock scene.
FFO: Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, White Fence
«Esser pitch-shifts a human voice into a goofy monstrosity» — Colin Joyce
FFO: Devo, Cardiacs, The Residents
Some say rockabilly, we aren't so sure. We are liked and disliked by many people of all different heights, weights and scholastic achievement.
FFO: Needlepoint, Macrame, and rocking the fuck out.
Improv Noise project of Dylan Houser from Lakeland, FL.
FFO: Nurse With Wound, Public Image Ltd, Skullflower
Barkers Of The Wrong Tree
Panama City, Florida
Founded in 2015 out of the ashes of Abraxis Jackass. Scott Bazar (Bass), Carl Beard (Keys), Wayne Anderson (Drums), Joel Switzer (Guitar and Singing) infuse elements of free improvisation and collective compostion. Culminating with a palette of pieces inspired by artists ranging from Shoenberg to The Butthole Surfers.
FFO: Mr. Bungle, Nomeansno, Primus
«As far as experimental, improvised music goes, Hamilton is clearly a master with the ability to truly express individuality.» -Donavan Burtan
Sean Hamilton is a percussionist, composer, and improviser whose interests primarily lie in the conjunctions of new music, electroacoustic music, free improvisation, experimental music, and interdisciplinary projects. Sean has presented performances throughout North America and in the United Kingdom, with notable performances including the Interference Series, the Red Room Series, the Anxious Sound Series, on WKCR-FM New York’s Afternoon New Music, and as an artist-in-residence with Leeds Improvised Music and Experimentation (LIME) in the United Kingdom.
FFO: Chris Corsano, Nate Wooley, Edgard Varese
Panama City, FL
Vantage Planets is a free improvisation duo from Panama City, Florida. Featuring Scott Bazar on guitar, and a homemade instrument called “N”, Joel Switzer on guitar, samples, and vocals. Bazar and Switzer create a sonic landscape that is as atrocious as it is beautiful. Bringing the listener along for a journey where the destination is not always known.
FFO: Fred Frith, Agata, Negativland
Evertsz captures the velveteen feeling of a fuzzy mic, with the isolation of pounding, distorted dance beats tied together by well-executed samples. A month ago, Mashene Radio on SoundCloud put out an exclusive mix of Evertsz’. It’s elecanctrifying — not because of its intensity, but because of its subtleties, which is always a refreshing quality in noisier music. A sound like underwater feedback from radar becomes the quiet sound of a tree knob growing into a thicker knot over dreamy vocals. Sometimes it sounds like something you’d play while walking slowly down a wet, fluorescent-lit, concrete hallway towards an impenetrable dance floor.
FFO: Autechre, Nic Endo, Arca
Post-World music project of a member of Morsels of Knowledge.
Miami, FL/Boston, MA
The real deal, jock rock, dad's TV den dream. Trapped. Escaped. Again — Cursed. Heroes lost across liminal space and time. «Pariuh make a twitchy unnerving brand of noise pop and aggravated sardonic punk. The end results sound something like a mix between Devo and Tripping Daisy, a combination I only now realize I've been waiting for my entire life. The band's squiggling contusions are based around free form melodies and rubberband like elasticity, focused and undeniably pop, no matter how strange things may get.» — Dan Goldin, Post-Trash
FFO: Stereolab, Sixpence None the Richer, Deerhoof
Other Body is noise rock from Miami, FL. Subject to change without notice.
FFO: Clockcleaner, Chrome, Big Black
Aaron Lebos Reality
High energy bolts of progressive but accessible funk / jazz / rock / jam / world music.
FFO: Snarky Puppy, Jimi Hendrix, Radiohead
Miami based post-punk quartet Donzii combines the overcast sensibilities of Belgrado and This Heat with the angular grooves of James Chance and DNA. With jagged elements of no-wave and funk, front woman Jenna Balfe sings in a unique manner, juxtapose to the sparse rhythm section.
FFO: Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Lebanon Hanover, The Cure
Cosmic Mantra Choir
Mantra, FreeJazz, Experimental Rock
FFO: Krishna Das, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders
Synth sculptures for the fear mongered masses. Half inspired to destroy, half instigated into dance. A nihilistic Novocaine of meditative drone hex. Nectar for those who have longed and lost their souls.
FFO: Fritz Lang, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Gaspar Noe
Diego Melgar Quartet
Improvised music reaching for the cosmos with roots in the jazz tradition.
FFO: Grant Green, John Coltrane, Sun Ra
Jazzy house tunes provided by a chemically fueled 2 Piece.
FFO: Tom Misch, George Clinton, Breakbot
We mix jazz, hip-hop, and indie rock while searching for life's many truths.
FFO: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Job Bap
Producer duo from South Florida influenced by many genres of avant-garde music.
We play psychedelic and progressive rock, we are a 5 piece band consisting of 4 singers, drummer, bassist, 2 guitars, and a keyboardist. We love to improvise and jam during our sets and no jam is the same as the last.
FFO: Psychedelic Rock, jam bands, and Blues
Coral Springs, FL
«We like to play riffs, we like to play them loud and slow…
We don’t much like to do anything else, really.»
FFO: Sleep, Melvins, Electric Wizard
Minimal/Deep/Tech House + Melodic Techno.
FFO: Dixon, Zip, Lee Burridge
I am able- to do a -ton without using reason or logic. The analog journey surely continues for this young lad who hopes to inspire others through his lack of equipment. With much dedication and patience, he has been able to share his eclectic anime-inspired jazz-hop, disco soulfunk beats with different various crowds of people, intent on strengthening his craft & give people insight that it's more than a «DJ set».
FFO: Live electronic music, hip-hop, & sampled-based pop.
Lo is a soul singer/songwriter from Miami, FL. Her music in her words, «seeks to disturb the comfortable & comfort the disturbed».
FFO: Janis Joplin, Hiatus Kaiyote, Jill Scott
Miami local for 9 years. Bardot, iii Points and Elrow. Deep / Minimal / Techno.
FFO: Richie Hawtin / Robert Babicz / Aphex Twin
FFO: Radiohead, Animal Collective, Girl Band
Ethereal, evil, noisey, somewhat danceable and occasionally listenable. Cumscum finds his inspirations in drunkenly misusing equipment resulting in a partially failed, but also partially achieved attempt to merge otherworldly ambient noises with relatable beats and rhythms. Best listened to in the dark in a place far from sobriety. FFO: Coil, Lahka Muza, NiN
Swim in a sea of cosmic pulses. A transmission of electric soundscapes which transform and change via the orchestrated complexity of collective energies in harmonization. Entrancing melodies intertwined in etheric dance, driven by the earth in its primal cascades of fluttering rhythmys; meditate the mind and go into dimensions of self thought & contemplation. The polarities of its unison and dissonance, take us through the many aspects of the one, while being equalized by the magikal essence of all being equal in its many manifestation of the same existential force. The sameness of many; through the incarnation of the different aspects of the one. We are Moongazer but so are all of you. Thank you.
FFO: MGMT, Tame Impala, Old School Psych Rock