Acid Test New Year’s Freak Out – The Creation Factory, The Pop Club Group, The Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show
Date(s) - 12/31/2017 - 01/01/2018
9:00 pm - 2:00 am
- Visual Arts
- 21 +
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The Acid Test New Year’s Freak Out! Can YOU Pass The Acid Test?
A Psychedelic Happening Featuring Lights and Sounds!
Channeling the sounds of 1960s psychedelic beats, the Los Angeles-based five-piece isn’t just making music—”we’re capturing the sort of sounds that people don’t hear anymore,” says front man Shane Stots—it’s creating an experience. “We’re bringing sounds back from the grave, maybe better than they were before,” Stots, who’s also a member of L.A. rock group the Mystic Braves, says—and he’s not kidding. The group uses authentic 1960s gear (and an era-appropriate look) to create blues-inflected rock designed to get a crowd’s feet moving. It’s no wonder, then, that the band—which sold out its first show and has a 45 forthcoming on Lolipop Records—will be opening for the Mystic Braves on a sure-to-be-soulful upcoming West Coast tour. The Creation Factory was formed in 2014 when Stots pieced together a style-infused gang of psychedelic bandits, including band members Iggy Gonzalez (also of the Mystic Braves) on drums, Neil Soiland and Gabriel Pacheco on guitar and Peter Maffei (of The Electric Magpie) on keyboards. Stots himself provides bass and lead vocals.
Emerging from Berkeley, California is the Pop Club Group, channeling electric sounds of 68-73, under heavy influence of the Soft Machine, Camel, Atomic Rooster and others.
- Jodie Artichoke, SF
- Maicol (Heavy Jelly Club), LA
- Peri Alexandra Levin, LA
Sponsored by San Francisco Amoeba Music