Psycho California, the West Coast’s preeminent heavy music festival, which runs May 15th to 17th, at The Observatory, has announced The Road To Psycho, a week of shows leading up to the 3-day, 50-plus band event.
The Road To Psycho features the buzziest new bands in the world of doom and heavy music including Elder, Stoned Jesus, and Electric Citizen with Dead Meadow joining the lineup in San Diego and both Earth and True Widow playing the Pappy & Harriet’s outing. Elder recently released Lore, a new album Stereogum said “is something to behold, something to be awed by, a new apex.” Stoned Jesus, the Ukrainian trio who make their U.S. debut with the May 7th show, have been hailed for their “hypnotic blend of stoner metal with influences of doom, fuzz, and ‘70s classic hard” (The Sludgelord). Electric Citizen, the third act on all seven of the Road to Psycho shows, evoke a “connection to the West Coast psychedelic scene of the late 1960s. You can almost sniff Moby Grape…” said Metal Hammer in their review of the band’s debut album, Sateen.
The Road to Psycho schedule:
May 7 Los Angeles, CA Harvard & Stone
May 8 San Francisco, CA Milk Bar
May 9 San Luis Obispo, CA Sweet Springs Saloon
May 10 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick +
May 12 Fullerton, CA The Slidebar
May 13 Laguna Beach, CA The Marine Room
May 14 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s *
Special appearances by:
Dead Meadow +
Earth and True Widow *
Tickets for The Road to Psycho dates are on sale now. Individual day tickets have sold out with a limited number of three-day passes remaining at www.psychoca.com.
May 15th performers:
Cult of Luna, Russian Circles, Eyehategod, Old Man Gloom, Bedemon, Cave In, Conan, Bell Witch, Wrench, Cough, Atriarch, Samsara Blues Experiment, Radio Moscow, Death By Stereo, Destroyer of Light, Bloodmoon, Crypt Trip, Ancient Altar, Blackout, Loom
May 16th performers:
Sleep, Kylesa, Earth, Pallbearer, Dead Meadow, Subrosa, Sourvein, Eagle Twin, True Widow, Rozamov, Mammatus, Lord Dying, Anciients, Electric Citizen, Acid Witch, Sinister Haze, Highlands, Banquet, Lords of Beacon House
May 17th performers:
Pentagram, Om, Earthless, Indian, Tombs, Coffinworm, Elder, Truckfighters, Bang, Stoned Jesus, Deathkings, Wo-Fat, Mothership, Tumbleweed Dealer, The Well, Slow Season, Red Wizard
Festival interludes will be provided by Housecore Records’ artist Author & Punisher and vinyl DJ set from Bob Lugowe (Relapse Records) and Sean Pellet (Last Daze Here).
Rock Hard \m/