MARFA MYTHS Festival for West Texas in Early March

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Back to the West Texas Desert with new adventures, and a lineup of greatness.

Marfa Myths is an annual music festival and multidisciplinary cultural program founded in 2014 by nonprofit contemporary arts foundation Ballroom Marfa and Brooklyn-based music label Mexican Summer. According to the New York Times, “the [Marfa Myths] festival is perhaps the most extreme example in a recent trend toward intimate, meticulously curated music events.”

Billboard adds, “No VIPs, no velvet ropes, just long brambles called ocotillo, which look like the kind of menacing weeds you expect to find on your way into hell — which is to say, Marfa Myths is a music adventurer’s dream.”

For 2017, Marfa Myths expands in size and mind as Ballroom Marfa and Mexican Summer bring the festival back to Far West Texas for four days: March 9th-12th, 2017 and  includes Pharoah Sanders, Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E playing music from their score to Stranger Things, a collaborative performance by Weyes Blood & Perfume Genius, Allah-Las, Roky Erickson, and much more.

MARFA MYTHS 2017 LINEUP

Roky Erickson

Perfume Genius & Weyes Blood

Pharoah Sanders

Julia Holter

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids

Jenny Hval

Allah-Las

Cate Le Bon

Connan Mockasin Presents: Bostyn & Dobsyn

Zomes

Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E playing music from their score to Stranger Things

Lonnie Holley

Lucky Dragons

Rose Kallal

Tonstartssbandht

Chulita Vinyl Club

From the organizers:

Starting things off on Thursday, Texas psychedelic royalty Roky Erickson performs and is honored in a 13th Floor Elevators gallery retrospective curated by Boo-Hooray. Afterward, poet Eileen Myles and Ballroom Marfa curator Laura Copelin host Dirty Gay Movie Night at the illustrious Crowley Theater.

On Friday, Baltimore duo Zomes perform at Wrong Marfa, and that evening, visual artist and musician Lonnie Holley performs solo and as part of a special collaboration with Florida duo Tonstartssbandht at the Strange Attractor opening at Ballroom Marfa. The group exhibition is curated by Gryphon Rue, and features historical works that take sound, site, and technology as their point of origin. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids bring their spiritual San Francisco sound to a late night after party following the Strange Attractor opening.

On Saturday, join us for a late afternoon of transcendent free jazz and experimental pop from Pharoah Sanders and Julia Holter. The marquee Saturday night concert at The Capri features Cate Le Bon, Allah-Las, Jenny Hval, and a Perfume Genius / Weyes Blood collaboration alongside a surprise or two. Marfa Myths closes out on Sunday with the premiere of Connan Mockasin’s new sitcom Bostyn & Dobsyn and Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E playing music from their score to Stranger Things with a rare visual accompaniment by Rose Kallal.

In addition to unique installations and performances, Marfa Myths also hosts music and art residencies resulting in limited edition recordings and the annual Marfa Myths journal. This year’s participating visual artist is Matthew Craven, while Gustav Ejstes and Reine Fiske of the Swedish band Dungen collaborate with Jeremy Earl and Jarvis Taveniere of Woods for the recording residency.

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Tickets can be purchased HERE

Festival Site HERE

 

 

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