MERCURY REV SPECIAL TWO NIGHT PERFORMANCE!

 

FRIDAY SEPT 25th 

SATURDAY SEPT 26th

"WHISPER AND STRUM" PERFORMANCE OF DESERTER'S SONGS

FULL BAND ELECTRIC SET

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ALEX MAAS

OF THE BLACK ANGELS 

 

Returning for his 4th performance at Desert Stars, Alex Maas will bring his soulful delivery of folky psychedelic sounds at DS12!

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RINGO DEATHSTARR

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25th 

 

The dreamy ethereal shoegaze sound that is Ringo Deathstarr returns to Desert Stars this Spring! Paired up with Mercury Rev, Twink, Death Valley Girls and Mayflower Madame (from Norway) our Friday night is shaping up to be one for the books. 

TWINK  

TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS CLASSIC ALBUM "THINK PINK"

FRIDAY SEPT 25th

 

From Jimi Hendrix to Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd, Twink has played with some of the greats. Back in the '60s and '70s some of his bands included the likes of The Pink Fairies, Tomorrow, The Pretty Things, The Aquarian Age, PinkWind, and Stars. We are excited to announce a special 50 year anniversary performance of his classic album THINK PINK. Twink will perform classics from Think Pink and more! Read more on Twink's incredible journey through rock history here.

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PETER HOLMSTROM OF DANDY WARHOLS' SOLO PROJECT P.I.A.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH

It's no secret that The Dandy Warhols have been huge supporters of Desert Stars. PIA (Pete International Airport) is the solo project of Peter Holmstrom with a stellar cast of revolving members which include appearances from Robert Been (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) and Alex Maas (The Black Angels). Don't miss P.I.A. on Saturday Sept 26th. Read more about PIA in this article or watch "Flowers Of Evil" video below for a preview.

DEATH VALLEY GIRLS 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25th  

Come see why Iggy Pop proclaims DVG to be

one of the best things to happen punk rock

since the 1970s. We are beyond ecstatic to

to have them back at Desert Stars. F Yeah, DVG !! 

      "Feral proto-punk, ‘70s scuzz and third eye

         mysticism..." --Suicide Squeeze

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Guitarist of SMASHING PUMPKINS, Jeff Schroeder, brings new project NIGHT DREAMER

NIGHT DREAMER

SATURDAY SEPT 26th  

 

"Dream-pop that imagines guitar pedal-boards experiencing nightmares, or music from the underbelly of Kubrick’s Monolith"

--KEVIN BRONSON (BUZZBANDS LA)

Read more here

RYLEY WALKER

One of our favorite discoveries of the past few years is Ryley Walker. His set for us back in 2017 was mesmerizing, initmate and captivating. Don't miss his set at DS12! Read more about Ryley in this STEREOGUM article.

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WARM DRAG 

 

 

The two people in Warm Drag do specific things. Vashti Windish sings, the way Siouxsie sang power, the way Nico sang allure, the way Patti sang sex. Paul Quattrone (of THEE OH SEES) makes the noise with two Akai MPC 1000 samplers. Beats that pummel or seduce, usually simultaneously, synths that soar like Morricone or pump like DAF, and gloriously twangy guitars that clang and echo like Duane Eddy spiraling down a k-hole. Don't miss them on Saturday 3/28 !!

LAURE BRIARD

 

Joining us all the way from France, is Laure Briard. We are really excited to have her join our 2020 lineup!

 

"Modern and poetic writing, a musical universe inspired by Francoise Hardy, Margo Guryan and Vashti Bunyan’s mystic melancholia." --Michel Records

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MAYFLOWER MADAME 

 

Joining us from Oslo comes Norwegian psych-rockers Mayflower Madame with their "theatrical ingenuity, shady shoegaze and 1980s dark romanticism... the wintry feeling of their home country – icy and gloomy, haunting and majestic...a dazzling display of darkly inflected post-punk swathed in shimmering psychedelia." -- Circuit Sweet, UK

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THE BLANK TAPES

 

" “The Blank Tapes sound like the Archies if Lou Reed had written their songs.”

-- The New Yorker

 

“A bent version of 60's pop...really fun.”

-- NPR 

WAYNE EVERETT

OF LASSIE FOUNDATION

FRIDAY SEPT 25th

 

"Lassie Foundation blend classic shoegazing sounds of bands like Lush and Ride with Brian Wilson-inspired harmonies and arrangements of the Boo Radleys, Lilys, and other latter-day psych-pop bands." 

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MOTHER MARIPOSA

 

From Portland, Oregon comes Mother Mariposa whose music is described as "Simmering guitar melodies with soothing, gravelly vocals... Epic shoegaze odyssey featuring searing lo-fi psych soundscapes"

-- IMPOSE MAGAZINE

SPIRIT MOTHER

Spirit Mother is a heavy psych rock group out of Long Beach, CA described by Daniel Oliva of Cool-Tite as “jangly,heavy, and rhythmic, with violin ominous, out-front, and present” using violin, a driving rhythm section, and fuzz to craft their sound.

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SPOON BENDERS 

 

Spoon Benders are an all girl garage punk psych outfit hailing from Portland. If Bikini Kill and Nico of the Velvet Underground made a punk rock baby - this is what you'd get!

3RD EAR EXPERIENCE

Joshua Tree's own 3rd Ear Experience are a desert space rock band who weave magic spells of mystical, impressionistic soundscapes and kaleidoscopic atmospheres! 

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