Gang Gang Dance, Prince Rama, Washed Out and The Entrance Band at the Fernwood Resort
- When: Monday, October 10, 2011, 6 p.m.
- Where: Fernwood Resort, Big Sur
- Cost: $27.50 - $30
- Age limit: All ages
- Categories: Dance, Electronic, Experimental music, Folk, Funk, Jam, Jazz, Pop, Punk, Rock, Singer/songwriter
Imagine an isolated South American tribe who, hundreds of years past, cobbled together synthesizers, drum sets and electric guitars from indigenous plant-life knowing that Gang Gang Dance, the electronic music phenomena of prophesy, would emerge from their village to one day traverse the globe. On their way over oceans and across continents, they would meet a 3-piece, multi-instrumental, psychedelic, Hare Krishna, rock caravan known as Prince Rama who create an atmospheric musical landscape filled with mantras and sanscrit chants. Luckily, these two bands of myth do exist and they have made pilgrimage from New York to Big Sur to spread the legend of rock from the tome electric where attendees can even camp the night in the musical pulpit of nature.
If you're still up for another day of musical revelry after the first big show, Washed Out and The Entrance Band will be taking the stage the next afternoon. Washed Out, the creation of singer/songwriter Ernest Greene, brings an immaculate sense of musical chill, allowing your head to swim in the shallows and depths of his synth-heavy 80s influences to the bass-line eddies of his modern hip-hop thumps. And just before you're about to drown in the swimming ambiance of washed-out's electronic waves, pull yourself up on the rock solid jams of The Entrance Band. After opening for legends like Sonic Youth and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, this alternative/punk ensemble brainchilded by Guy Blakeslee would feel right at home playing in the Repo Man soundtrack, belting out tunes that sound as gritty as the Baltimore Streets where Blakesly grew up. [TOL]
6pm/Mon., 6:30pm/Tues. Fernwood Campground, 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. $30/Mon., $27.50/Tues., overnight and camping accommodations can be made with Fernwood Resort. 667-2422, www.folkyeah.com.