The Bay Area has the psychedelic side of rock well-covered. From the acid-soaked experiments of 1960s San Francisco ballrooms to the PBR-sloshing sweat happenings of today's garages, we have the druggy, disjointed sound down.
Bands like The Myonics
, a five-piece East Bay outfit that's opening Friday's show at El Rio, keep that long-burning psych flame alive. With chatty boy-girl vocals and a 'yeah, we're-awkward' attitude, The Myonics swirl in a bit of They Might Be Giants with their fuzzed-out garage grooves. They'll be joined onstage Friday by Billy Miller, who played in the 1960s and 70s with 13th Floor Elevators headmaster Roky Erickson and led a cult-favorite Austin group called Cold Sun
. It should be a multi-generational psych-fest to remember -- our local specialty.
Friday, March 26 at El Rio w/ Loaded for Bear and Life in 24 Frames.