Thursday, September 7, 2017

Eye Opening

The Luck Of Eden Hall in a particularly mind-bending moment on stage.

The very first Kaleidoscope Eye Festival Of Modern Psychedelia kicks off at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow at Live Wire in Chicago. Tim Ferguson from local band The Red Plastic Buddha, Gregory Curvey from the Detroit-based psychedelic rock band The Luck Of Eden Hall, and writer/photographer Lee Klawans have enlisted 15 bands from around the country to perform tomorrow and Saturday. In addition to The Red Plastic Buddha and The Luck Of Eden Hall, the schedule includes Soft Candy; Magic Castles; The Orange Drop; Brujas del Sol; Constantine; White Shape; Friends Of Dennis Wilson; Junkee Girl; Warhorses; Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor; Heaven’s Gateway Drugs; Diagonal; and Aethereal.

The Kaleidoscope Eye Festival website  has profiles of most of the acts, along with ticket info and merchandise. Live Wire is located at 3394 N. Milwaukee. WXRT air personality Richard Milne mentioned Kaleidoscope Eye on his Local Anesthetic program last Sunday night, and played the tripped-out and fun “She’s An Alien” from The Red Plastic Buddha’s Songs For Mara album.

Also, Chicago Fringe Fest picks up where it left off last weekend, filling the Jefferson Park neighborhood with avant grade performances at venues like The Gift Theatre; Windy City Music Blackbox Studio; Jefferson Playhouse; and The Congregational Church. A $5.00 admission button is needed to navigate the festival, and there’s a $10.00 ticket for each show.

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