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Far Out Fest

Far Out Fest

Fri · May 11, 2018 - Sat · May 12, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$40 WEEKEND PASS // $20 FRIDAY PASS // $25 SATURDAY PASS

This event is 18 and over

FAR OUT FEST 2
MERCY LOUNGE & THE HIGH WATT
MAY 11-12, 2018

FRIDAY: High Watt
8:00 Opening Ceremony
9:30 Nest Egg
11:00 Dead Feathers

FRIDAY: Mercy Lounge 
8:45 Wet Piss
10:15 Ttotals
11:45 Electric Citizen

Click here for Saturday schedule

ART INSTALLATIONS by
SOPHIA GORDON
SHAHNAZ LIGHARI
JAKE JOHNSTON
MEADOW SPEAK 

a one-of-a-kind COSMIC MARKET
SATURDAY the 11th 
5 pm - 12 midnight

~featuring~
DRACONIS ARCANUM

HOLLY & THE HARE

UTOPIAN SLUR

GRENDEL’S CHOICE

BRASS TATTOO

TELEVISION LIGHTS

VAPEXHALE

& JEFF CRAWFORD

thanks to our sponsors
ADVENTURE TATTOO
SOFT JUNK
DRACONIS ARCANUM
ELECTRIC THREAD
MEADOW SPEAK
H.O.M.E.

Far Out Fest
Far Out Fest
Nest Egg
Nest Egg
Nest Egg has already made a name for themselves with their amazing fog-heavy, zoned and honed live show. Warping minds and winning fans with their heady, atmospheric take on progressive, ethereal vibed-out rock music. Psychedelic when the mood turns mellow, but driving when they hit the gas and float the cosmic flux. On Respectable, Nest Egg put their talent upfront, weaving in and out of time and space, with a heavy control of their dynamic. This is music for finding your way through the galaxy, with the intent of never coming back. Fervent energy flows through the instruments to divine output. For all of its movement, repetition, and delay, this is a sound that never loses focus, it never slides back, and it stays in the forefront for the duration demonstrating an immense level of talent at controlling the vibe.
Dead Feathers
Dead Feathers
Ascend yourself into the blanketing incense smoke and celestial grooves that is Dead Feathers. Like the Night sky, this band is noting below a breath of fresh air. With melodic female Vocals and the Fuzz driven riffs you might as well be seeing the fortune teller herself when you see this band live. This band takes hold of you and does not let you go. Dead Feathers has shared the stage with countless Chicago bands and touring bands from all over North America alike. A group heavily influenced by rock bands of the 60's and 70's and the underground Psychedelic bands of today. They are currently in the process of recording their first full length album and playing in venues across Chicago.
Wet Piss
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Ttotals
Ttotals
Ttotals have waited for the rest of the world to catch up. Psychedelic music is finally lurching towards a lasting place in popular culture. The word “psychedelic” itself may take on various meanings depending on who you’re talking to, and may even take its fair share of abuse - yet it has persisted.

Based in Nashville, Ttotals have been stoically ensuring that the genre remains relevant in Music City going on several years. Founded in 2009 by Brian Miles, a Nashville - native, Ttotals have employed an ever shifting cast of exceptional musicians in their eight years as a band. Their latest release, We Are the Outer Blues, sees newcomers Dylan Frost and Austin Edwards rounding out the Ttotals lineup alongside Miles, as well as making their first contributions to Ttotals’ catalog. Conceived out of a desire to bring avant garde principles to psychedelic music, Ttotals’ newest release continues to bring that original idea closer to reality. Over four songs, the trio establishes a sound that honors a lineage established by 13 Floor Elevators and continued later by Spaceman 3 without forgetting that Ttotals exists in the present. The songs themselves are driving and meditative, with riffs that become like chants, often expanding their presence over the entirety of the song.

“Ttotals is a celebration of repetition and reflection. We want it to be an introspective experience for listeners."

We Are the Outer Blues follows Ttotals’ 2014 full-length, Let Everything Come Through, which Psychedelic Baby Mag called, “an absolute trip in the outer stratosphere of consciousness.” We Are the Outer Blues pursues that description as a mantra, establishing a sound that will continue to be explored on future releases.“We Are the Outer Blues is a continuation of a sound we’ve been mining and developing for years,” Miles said. “We hope our listeners will see the lineage of psychedelic music carried forward in our own music.”
Electric Citizen
Electric Citizen
Based in Cincinnati and signed to California based heavyweight, RidingEasy Records, Electric Citizen has spent the last several years touring the world headlining and opening for acts like King Diamond, Pentagram, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Fu Manchu, Budos Band, Charles Bradley, Joan Jett, Wolfmother and playing renowned festivals like Psycho Las Vegas, Psycho California and Desert Fest Belgium.

After bursting to the American heavy rock forefront with their 2014 debut album, Sateen, Electric Citizen released their second album, Higher Time in 2016; a breakout moment for the band as a whole and for vocalist Laura Dolan. Like its predecessor, Higher Time was recorded at The Diamonds studio in Cincinnati by Brian Olive (The Greenhornes, Dan Auerbach, Dr. John, etc.), and in search of an even more expansive feel, Laura, Ross and Brian traveled to mix alongside Black Keys engineer Collin Dupuis at Easy Eye in Nashville, TN.

Electric Citizen branch out with stage-born assurance across a collection of definitive rock ‘n’ roll. It is a bold, complete sound that sacrifices nothing of the band’s on-stage energy and clearly demonstrates that while their progression has been quick, it’s been hard won the traditional way: They worked their collective ass off. Electric Citizen brazenly refuse to be pigeonholed and craft a style that, like every stage they step onto, is completely their own. Look for them on the road in North America and Europe throughout 2018 and beyond.
Wu Fei
Wu Fei
Wu Fei is a composer, performer, improviser and vocalist from Beijing, China. A graduate of the China Conservatory of Music, with a Masters in Composition from Mills College, she plays the Chinese stringed Guzheng instrument. Currently a resident in the US, her compositions have been performed in London, Taipei, Beijing, New York, Cincinnati, Dallas, San Francisco, Oakland, Boulder and Laramie; and has given solo and group performances in China, the US, and Europe.
Black Moon Mother
Black Moon Mother
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Fragments of God
Fragments of God
with tails tied together, we nurtured the egg.
A Drug Called Tradition
A Drug Called Tradition
In their debut album, Medicine Music, Atlanta trio A Drug Called Tradition fuses psych rock influences with the heavy atmosphere of their southern roots. The eight-minute opening track, “With You Miss You,” bursts onto the scene with brooding vocals and saturated guitar pulses before breaking and leading the listener on a Can-inspired odyssey of layered intensity and release. This journey continues through the rest of the album, each track seemingly standing on its own before revealing its place in the larger whole.

After the dissolution of heavy psych stalwarts Abby Gogo, singer/guitarist Bon Allinson began working on a batch of songs more heavily influenced by his upbringing in Alabama and by the musical traditions of the South. He brought these songs to drummer Pumakawa “Puma” Navarro (Abby Gogo) and bassist Asha Lakra (Tikka) and the trio hit the ground running. They played their first set opening for Matt Hollywood of Brian Jonestown Massacre and soon after recorded a three song demo with Spencer Garn at Diamond Street Studios. The band gained a reputation as one of the most intense acts in Atlanta and around the South playing with acts such as Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, Holy Wave, Spaceface, White Reaper, and Froth.

Ready to set the songs they’d crafted to two-inch tape, ADCT headed to Water Valley, Mississippi to record Medicine Music with producer Matt Patton (Drive-By Truckers, Dexateens), and engineer Bronson Tew at Dial Back Sound (owned at the time by Bruce Watson of Fat Possum Records). The band stayed in the small apartment adjacent to the studio, working in marathon sessions that ended in all involved crashing wherever was convenient. The tracks were also mixed and mastered at Dial Back Sound and pressed to vinyl at Gotta Groove Records. Now with their debut album in hand, ADCT has teamed up with Psych Army Intergalactic and are ready to conquer the rest of the U. S. and then the world.
Al Lover
Al Lover
In short, Al Lover is a producer from San Francisco, but there's more layers to his wall of sound then meets the ear. Over the last few years he has gained much notoriety for his melding of contemporary and past garage and psychedelic rock into harsh yet spacey abrasive beats. Influenced as much by The 13th Floor Elevators as DJ Shadow, Al Combines crunchy drums, shaky percussion, chopped samples and layers of textured effects to create an unexplored path for psychedelic music, offering an earthy and loose approach that sounds more like you're listening to a DMT fueled psych band than a beat made on an MPC.
The Chewers
The Chewers
The Chewers are Travis Caffrey and Michael Sadler, two freaks from the woods of West Virginia. After incubating separately in the strange, timeless hills of the back-woods, they met and eventually wound up (quite arbitrarily) in Nashville, Tennessee.

Within a dense fog of cultish isolation, they create deliberately off-kilter music. Each Chewer plays various instruments which coagulate into an eclectic blend of deadpan, primitive rock, heavily focused on rhythmic interplay and unbalanced semi-melodic car-crashes.

The songwriting has a strong isolationist streak running through it. The songs feature characters who are immersed in psychological hells, struggling with deep disconnect and dissatisfaction with the society they live in. Though thematically dark, these subjects are presented with a crooked sense of humor and the absurd.

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Reviews of The Chewers

"Twisted hillbilly noise-rock...fascinating, unpredictable, and doesn't sound much like anything else I've heard lately."
-Music for Maniacs

"...full to the brim with mind melting, idiosyncratic, Beefheartian punk from the outer limits..."
- The Devil Has The Best Tuna

"Outstanding -- funny, weird, and rocking."
-Johnny Dowd

"...Pessimistic, avant-garde Americana, but with a wry sense of humor. The deadpan vocals delivered over a musical candy store backing are not for the squeamish. The songs, short as they are, demand the full attention of the listener...The duo wants to be heard, but crowd-pleasing isn't part of their vocabulary."
- Here Comes the Flood

"...Rugged, roughly-hewn, juddering oddball folk, the perfect soundtrack for a doomed world...Nightmarish, witty, compelling and deeply, deeply unusual."
-Neill Dougan (Thumped.com)

"(They sound) as though a couple of tattooed hillbillies decided to retire early from the bathtub speed trade and form a band based on the Residents and Tom Waits records they found at a yard sale in Wheeling."
-The Weirdest Band in the World

"The Chewers address (themselves) to the awkwardness and uncertainty of real people, with rhythms that mimic the gestures of rock, but stumble along like the slightly-overweight and under-rested on their way to work after a disturbed night on a cheap mattress...There's creativity and intelligence in every moment of this album, even at its most random and bizarre, and its most serious points are directed via that most subversive of channels: laughter."
-Oliver Arditi (oliverarditi.com)

"Most of what they do involves rudimentary guitar lines which complain like old suspension springs; drums thumped with a bastardized ritual technique; frowning, stump-handed bass playing which is too big for the room, but too inert to leave it. They sing, after a fashion -- usually in a menacing deadpan creak, sometimes in a gruff, lobotomized roar. Melodies are torn off, like unwanted paint. They strip everything down to a trapped and surly chug...Their Americana is absurd and brutal, part Faulkner and part 'Gummo'..."
- Dann Chinn (misfitcity.org)
The Spiderberries
The Spiderberries
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The Beginner's Mynd
The Beginner's Mynd
Originally conceived as a solo home recording project,The Beginner’s Mynd is Dan McNabb’s long-distance call to a bygone psychedelic era. Featuring Larry Ferguson on drums and Carrie Ferguson on keyboards, The Beginner's Mynd blends garage rock and pop psychedelia into a sound all their own through the exclusive use of vintage instruments, retro recording techniques, and analog technology. less
Hollifields
Hollifields
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Venue Information:
Mercy Lounge
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
http://mercylounge.com/