"There is a reason this is called Psych Rock and The Black Angels define and epitomize exactly what this genre and sound is."
THE 2021 HUICHICA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Story by: Kurt Johnson Photos by: Kurt and Linda Johnson Videos by: Kurt Johnson On Friday and Saturday the 15th and 16th October 2021, the Huichica Music Festival took place at the Gundlach Bundschu Winery located in Northern Califonia’s world famous Sonoma Valley. The Huichica festival (Pronunciation: Wha-Chee-Ka) is a music, wine and food festival that has been a leader within the realm of the new “Micro-Festival”concept. The idea is that wine, food and music situated in a beautiful and relaxing outdoor location where all visitors enjoy an intimate and warm setting. Combined with musical selections that are particularly chosen for just such an atmosphere, Gundlach Bundschu Winery provides the…
PORTLAND’S LOSE YR MIND FEST
Story, photos and videos by: Kurt Johnson Lose Yr Mind Fest 7 is a Portland, Oregon produced music festival that promotes and supports both local and national artists. The fest accomplishes this by partnering with companies based in Oregon. The idea is to cultivate the artistic and musical communities in multiple venues and showcasing some of Portland’s favorite musical talents. Advertised as a two-night event, it actually involved four nights from Thursday night, September 16th through Sunday night, September 19th, 2021. On Thursday night, the fest began with a Kickoff Party at the KEX media studio restaurant and bar, Dottir featuring the bands Roselit Bones and the Silver Triplits. On…
MR. ELEVATOR ELEVATES THE CROWD AT PORTLAND’S HISTORIC CRYSTAL BALLROOM
On Friday night, September 10th, 2021 at Portland, Oregon’s historic McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom, Mr. Elevator opened for the The Osees and rocked, grooved and swayed the full ballroom with their unusual blend of psyche rock, keyboard and synth blends with no guitars.
THE SHIVAS SELL-OUT THE DOUG FIR LOUNGE
On September 9th, 2021, The Shivas appeared at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, Oregon headlining a three-band show. The place was packed with around two hundred and fifty avid fans.
Interview with Stanley Belton from Black Market Karma
Interview with Stanley Belton from Black Market Karma, April 10, 2021 Recorded on Zoom April 10, 2021 With Dennis Gonzales Founder of POW Tracks Featured: “Crystalline Sky Box” – From the album, The Technicolour Liquid Audio Machine “Mule Kick” – Live Video “Kodama” – Stanley performing a version of “Kodama” from track 4 on the NEW album Black Market Karma links: www.facebook.com/blackmarketkarm www.flowerpowerrecords.com/ https://www.instagram.com/blackmarketkarma/ https://twitter.com/blackmarketkarm www.youtube.com