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Beats Antique: Psycho Las Vegas Preview

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , , on 07/22/2022 by kurtorzeck

Curveballs, outliers, anomalies, non-genre … whatever you choose to call them, at least a few bands that aren’t categorized as “heavy rock” slip onto the bill at the annual Psycho Las Vegas. Recent years featured performances by indisputably non-metal artists like Monophonics, Polyrhythmics, Thievery Corporation and GZA, for example.

This year’s Psycho installment, happening August 19-21 — or August 18-21, if you count Thursday’s pre-event pool party — will be no different. Next to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and various members of Wu-Tang Clan, the biggest out-of-the-box artist is probably Beats Antique, an Oakland outfit entrenched in experimental world fusion.

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The Gaslamp Killer: Psycho Las Vegas Preview

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , , on 07/20/2022 by kurtorzeck
The Gaslamp Killer

So far, we’ve previewed this year’s Psycho Las Vegas festival with profiles on Witch Mountain (playing with their “reunion lineup”) and Yakuza (fronted by Psycho mainstay Bruce Lamont). But what would a musical festival be without a top-notch DJ, especially a festival lasting three days (four if you include the Thursday pre-party)?

Helping cap off the festival on Sunday, August 21 — technically the wee hours of Monday, August 22, for you hairsplitting types — will be The Gaslamp Killer playing a rock-centric set. Originally from San Diego but now based in Los Angeles, the DJ spoke with The Bad Penny last week about how psyched he is to play at Psycho.

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