Sat July 24, Pioneertown (near Joshua Tree): Radar Bros., Sleepy Sun, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound * FREE * all ages

poster artwork by Pete Toms

Arthur Magazine is super psyched to welcome longtime office favorites (and ArthurFest ’05 alumni) Radar Brothers, Sleepy Sun and Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound to High Desert honkytonk Pappy and Harriet’s Palace in Pioneertown, California, near the Joshua Tree National Park.

The Radars—makers of “space cake/ice cream art rock” (their words)—are touring behind their sixth album, The Illustrated Garden, recently released by Merge Records. Gorgeous as always, it’s their first with a new rhythm section, which picks up the pace here and there from the usual Radars lope and burn. (You can listen to a stream of the album at the Merge site.)

Arrive early, as our friends from Los Angeles will go onstage at 8pm, as the sun goes down over the High Desert—in other words, right when and where they belong.

Around 10pm, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound will take the stage. Here’s a warm, almost mournful slice of archetypal West Coast psychedelic guitar rock off When Sweet Sleep Returned, the Bay Area quartet’s second album, out via Tee Pee Records.

Download: “By the Rippling Green” – Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound (mp3)

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Pappy and Harriet’s is located in Pioneertown, which is about 2.5 hours’ drive from Los Angeles. It is next to Yucca Valley. The Joshua Tree National Park is 20 minutes’ drive away. Daytime in the summer is bright and hot, but, because of the high elevation (4,000 feet), significant cooling occurs as the sun sets and the stars come out. This ain’t Palm Springs or Coachella—nights are really pleasant here. Especially if you bring some space cakes.

Bonus: there is almost zero cel phone reception in Pioneertown, which helps you to enjoy where you are…

For inexpensive motel and camping options right behind Pappy & Harriet’s, check out

Pioneertown Inn

and

Pioneertown Camp Corrals

TODAY— Sat, Oct. 10, 2pm-2am: FRISCO FREAKOUT! – ALL AGES, ALL MINDS, ALL DAY

… A HEAVY LODE ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION …
… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE … OCTOBER 5, 2009 …

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Remember … The Second Annual Frisco Freakout Psychedelic Dance Party is THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2009, 2 to 2 at Thee Parkside in San Francisco

THEE SCHEDULE:

DOORS OPEN AT 1:30PM!

12:30AM LIQUORBALL
11:15PM MAGIC LANTERN
10PM ASSEMBLE HEAD IN SUNBURST SOUND
9PM CITAY
8PM BARN OWL
7PM SUN ARAW
6PM WOODEN SHJIPS
5PM LUMERIANS
4PM 3 LEAFS
3PM POWELL ST. JOHN & THE ALIENS
2:00PM HEAVY HILLS

Thee Parkside: 1600 17th St San Francisco, CA 94107
Tickets are only $15 and available now from thee venue
Proceeds go to Creativity Explored! http://www.creativityexplored.org

MORE INFLOW:
http://www.friscofreakout.com
http://www.myspace.com/friscofreakout
http://www.secretserpents.com

The official poster for this year’s Frisco Freakout is entirely hand drawn and inked by the legendary Alan Forbes.

Forbes and Secret Serpents are working with Monolith Press to hand-silkscreen a limited run of this mindwarping poster in a large format, hand-numbered and signed by the artist, which we will have available at the festival.

HEAVY LODE is also proud to present “FRISCO FREAKOUT 10-11-08” – a LIVE compilation of the best of the First Annual Frisco Freakout Psychedelic Dance Party – featuring all your favorites from those golden days of your misspent youth: Earthless, Wooden Shjips, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound, Crystal Antlers, Greg Ashley, The Bad Trips, Art Lessing & The Flower Vato, Sequin Trails, and Ascended Master – 60 minutes of the First Annual Frisco Freakout LIVE on limited edition bootleg cassette. Also available at this year’s festival.

The Frisco Freakout is brought to you by the letter F … and by the good people at the following fine establishments:

KUSF-FM http://www.kusf.org
ARTHUR MAGAZINE http://www.arthurmag.com
AQUARIUS RECORDS http://www.aquariusrecords.org

in conjunction with
HEAVY LODE