Howlin Rain, Young
Prisms, Sic Alps, Wooden Shjips, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound, Carlton
Melton, White Manna, Glitter Wizard and more will appear at Oct. event.
By Fred Mills
So, the festival season would seem to be winding down,
finally – which is a good thing, one imagines, as the offerings this year have
been underwhelming, to say the least. Still, one can’t ignore the fact that in America, music
festivals have finally become big business, so don’t expect them to disappear
anytime within the next decade.
Plus, there are always a handful of shining lights, and
there’s one coming up in San Francisco
on Oct. 16 not to be missed: The Frisco
Freakout. (Full name: “The Third Annual Frisco Freakout Psychedelic Dance
Party.”) Just added to the bill are Howlin Rain and Young Prisms, who join Sic
Alps, Wooden Shjips, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound, Carlton Melton, White
Manna, Glitter Wizard and more in a full frontal assault on punters’ cranial
The all-ages event will go down at Thee Parkside in SF and
it’s hosted by Heavy Lode, KUSF, Arthur Magazine and Aquarius Records. It’s a
benefit for arts organization Creativity Explored, by the
way. It also includes
an art exhibition curated by Secret Serpents, with examples of contemporary psychedelic rock poster
art and fine art from artists such as Alan Forbes, Dave D’Andrea and Stacey
Willoughby (among many).
Go to the official website for more details and ticket info.