Cincy Psych Fest: October 20

Organizers of the inaugural Cincy Psych Fest are excited to announce the full line-up of their one-day festival to be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Mayday in Northside. The roster includes out-of-towners: The People’s Temple (Lansing, MI), Mondo Drag (Davenport, Iowa), Outer Minds (Chicago), Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor (Detroit), Heaven’s Gateway Drugs (Ft. Wayne, Indiana), and Cincinnati bands: Children of The Emerald Fire, The Harlequins, Ohio Knife, and The Tongue & Lips. In addition to the bands, the fest will feature Doctor Robert’s Ocular Odyssey‘s Psychedelic Light Show (Ft. Wayne, Indiana) and DJ Blythe Shadburn (Louisville, Ky) spinning psych and garage vinyl between sets.

Tickets to the festival are $10 and available for purchase through TicketFly.

Inspired by The Austin Psych Fest, held annually in Austin, Texas, and dedicated to the re- surging genre, Cincinnati Psych Fest aims to pair bands steeped in the sounds of 60's psychedelia, with those bending and melting the genre's barriers in a more modern approach. Organizers are hoping to make the festival an annual event.

The event's first year home, Mayday, will also be doing something different for the festival. For the first time ever, in addition to the regular indoor stage, Mayday will feature an outdoor stage perched upon the second floor deck. Playing times for the bands will be staggered throughout the evening to allow for maximum band viewing opportunities for the attendees.

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