Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Monday, March 22, 2010

Openers: Get There Early For The Myonics

Posted By on Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 11:47 AM

click to enlarge myonics.jpg

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.

The Myonics
Friday, March 26 at El Rio w/ Loaded for Bear and Life in 24 Frames.

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , ,

About The Author

Ian S. Port


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"