Festival Schmestival News: Punk and Psych Bashes
First up is the Total Trash Fest organized by the Rock N Roll Adventure Kids. It kicks off with a "totally unofficial night" involving the Black Lips at Great American and Knights of the New Crusade at Annie's. From there things get real official with the following events: Friday May/Thee Parkside (The Spits, Personal and the Pizzas, the Ebonics, Culture Kids, Wild Thing). Saturday May 2nd Afternoon Early Evening Show/ The Knockout (Ty Segall, Reptillian Civilian (Portland), The Guilty Hearts (Los Angeles), The Impediments). Saturday, May 2nd Secret Night Show (check RRAK's site for details) . That same night there's another "unofficial show" at the Hemlock. Sunday, May 3rd Afternoon/Evening Show/The Knockout (The Flakes, The Rantouls, Shannon and the Clams, C'Mon Everybody, The Lateenos, The Teutonics). And the closing night show is Monday, May 4/The Knockout (Thee Oh Sees, Traditional Fools, Movie Star Junkies (Torino Italy), Rock n Roll Adventure Kids, Dead Ghosts (Vancouver BC)). Sounds like a whole lotta fun for a long weekend.
Further down the calendar, San Francisco's total psych blowout, Frisco Freakout returns to Thee Parkside on 10/10/09. Can't wait for that one either.