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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:00 pm 

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I started Thursday @ 12:30 PM and caught Greenbeard, packed it in Sunday Night after Witch Mountain. You were guaranteed to miss more than you saw. There were some traffic jams trying to see a couple things I wanted to see, like Boris and everyone wanted to see Midnight at the pool.
Was cool getting my brains blown out by Place to Bury Strangers at 4 in the afternoon or stroll outside and see Zombie close to midnight.
Toughest choice was Beelzebong playing at the same time as Bong ripper, went with the Poles.
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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:47 am 
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That's a terrible like-for-like clash.

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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:16 pm 

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Saw lots of great bands, was especially blown away by Arthur Brown. Other highlights were Elder, Mudhoney, sub rosa, Yob, Fu Manchu, BOC, Mondo Drag (in spite of rare sound problems), Lumerians, And Mars Red Sky. Was super bummed about Colour Haze, but did dig Boris, who I probably would have missed.


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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:37 pm 

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Acid Witch was mind blowing but that fucking pool stage was a pain in the dick to get to. Especially for a weed vapor like myself.


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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:12 am 
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You all that went are lucky because this thing will probably be a lot more crowded here on out due to the universal good reviews it has gotten. They probably won't need to throw money a big money, big production act like Alice again because it sounds like he drew less people than some of the heavier bands (E-Wiz, SLEEP, Boris).

I'll probably go in 2017 regardless. Going to Migration Fest and seeing SWANS one extra time was the right call for me this year though.

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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:10 pm 

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Mr Red wrote:
You all that went are lucky because this thing will probably be a lot more crowded here on out due to the universal good reviews it has gotten. They probably won't need to throw money a big money, big production act like Alice again because it sounds like he drew less people than some of the heavier bands (E-Wiz, SLEEP, Boris).

I'll probably go in 2017 regardless. Going to Migration Fest and seeing SWANS one extra time was the right call for me this year though.


Pretty accurate, I think. I bet that Sleep could headline next year and they will sell more tickets. I'm still shocked at how well this thing worked out.

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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:55 am 

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I was fortunate enough to catch both Psycho and Migratation. Both were super fun and I would return to both if circumstances permit it. If I had to choose one to return to in 2017 it would be Migration, hands down. Psycho felt like a bigger, tacky, fun-as-hell American rip off of Roadburn. Migration was something special.


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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:46 am 
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There were a few bands there that had dismal attendance. Drive Like Jehu played the biggest room and it was maybe 15% full.


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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:03 pm 

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hey, i haven't posted here in ages... had a great time at Psycho. def wanna hit it in 2017...

My recap of the fest, which was amazing...... here's the review w/ a link to the gallery, but i figured i'd toss in some select photos as well if people are click-averse, and a link to the full gallery at the end.

https://digboston.com/fotobom-psycho-la ... sleep-etc/


Friday:
Mike Scheidt - Yob
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Nick DiSalvo - Elder
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Jacob Bannon - Converge
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Bobby Leibling - Pentagram
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Tribulation:
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John Reis - Drive Like Jehu
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Death
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The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
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Saturday:
SubRosa
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A Place To Bury Strangers
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Boris
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High On Fire
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Belzebong
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Uncle Acid and the deadbeats
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Lumerians
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Wata, Lori, Atsuo
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Blue Oyster Cult
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Acid King
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Electric Wizard
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Scott Ian, DJ'ing
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Sunday:
Truth & Janey
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poolside
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Danava
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Fu Manchu
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Mantar
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Dead Meadow
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Spelljammer
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Candlemass
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Midnight
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Saviours
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Sleep
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Alice Cooper
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way more photos of the bands here:
http://photos.tinnitus-photography.com/ ... svegas2016


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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:48 pm 

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Drive like Jehu was a highlight and a breath of fresh air, don't know where everyone else was, but attendance was much improved by the end.
I thought Acid Witch was amazing as well.
The photo's are amazing, don't know how you got both Acid King and Blue Oyster Cult since I think they were on at the same time. BOC played Cities on Flame!


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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:45 am 

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Awesome pics.

In retrospect I probably would have enjoyed Drive Like Jehu more than Shroud Eater at Vinyl, who were a bit monotonous. Was back in the Joint for a short Posehn standup set, then at the pool for the thankfully delayed Zombi set, one of the Friday highlights and the only set at the pool that I saw in full.


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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:33 am 

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Great pics! You must have been moving around a lot all weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:45 am 

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thanks for the feedback, all!


colonic rocker wrote:
The photo's are amazing, don't know how you got both Acid King and Blue Oyster Cult since I think they were on at the same time. BOC played Cities on Flame!


i had a media pass which helped me bypass the onerous security lines.

poppus wrote:
Awesome pics.

In retrospect I probably would have enjoyed Drive Like Jehu more than Shroud Eater at Vinyl, who were a bit monotonous. Was back in the Joint for a short Posehn standup set, then at the pool for the thankfully delayed Zombi set, one of the Friday highlights and the only set at the pool that I saw in full.


DLJ was pretty sparsely attended but i thought they sounded good. it was nice to see a broader lineup, as compared to Psycho CA. I was bummed to have missed the entire Zombi set, but Arthur Brown was a pretty cool and unique show.

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Great pics! You must have been moving around a lot all weekend.



yeah i was pretty beat by the end of it.. .walked about 7-8 miles a day and had no sleep... i missed Thursday, since i went to see Sabbath in the Boston area and then had 3 hr of sleep before waking up to hit my early AM flight to Vegas.


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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:02 am 
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I liked Drive Like Jehu a lot, but I like that noisy shit.

Hey - I bet it will be crowded next year, this year was nice with the room to move about a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:43 pm 

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tinnitus photography wrote:
hey, i haven't posted here in ages... had a great time at Psycho. def wanna hit it in 2017...

My recap of the fest, which was amazing...... here's the review w/ a link to the gallery, but i figured i'd toss in some select photos as well if people are click-averse, and a link to the full gallery at the end.

https://digboston.com/fotobom-psycho-la ... sleep-etc/


Friday:
Mike Scheidt - Yob
Image

Nick DiSalvo - Elder
Image

Jacob Bannon - Converge
Image

Bobby Leibling - Pentagram
Image

Tribulation:
Image

John Reis - Drive Like Jehu
Image

Death
Image

The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
Image


Saturday:
SubRosa
Image

A Place To Bury Strangers
Image

Boris
Image
Image

High On Fire
Image

Belzebong
Image

Uncle Acid and the deadbeats
Image

Lumerians
Image

Wata, Lori, Atsuo
Image

Blue Oyster Cult
Image

Acid King
Image

Electric Wizard
Image

Scott Ian, DJ'ing
Image


Sunday:
Truth & Janey
Image

poolside
Image

Danava
Image

Fu Manchu
Image

Mantar
Image

Dead Meadow
Image

Spelljammer
Image

Candlemass
Image

Midnight
Image

Saviours
Image

Sleep
Image

Alice Cooper
Image
Image


way more photos of the bands here:
http://photos.tinnitus-photography.com/ ... svegas2016



Wow. That looks like fun. If i still have a sexy someone in my life, i'll plan on going next year. Fuck going to stuff like that stag.

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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:58 am 
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Vanrocker wrote:
I was fortunate enough to catch both Psycho and Migratation. Both were super fun and I would return to both if circumstances permit it. If I had to choose one to return to in 2017 it would be Migration, hands down. Psycho felt like a bigger, tacky, fun-as-hell American rip off of Roadburn. Migration was something special.


Huh, I wouldn't have expected that. Migration didn't seem that special in comparison to the Emissions or SHOD fests I went to back in the day. The whole alcohol segregation was a pain the balls and I don't drink nowhere near the amounts I used to (usually). It was definitely a WEED fest with the lack of alcohol and lethargic/quiet audiences. We've turned a corner and I guess I'm glad I was part of the generation when alcohol, rowdiness and live music all went together. I guess it's perfect timing for me that the live metal/punk experience is getting softer as I get softer/older.

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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:35 am 

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The beer access seemed painless and cheep at migration to me. The sound was pretty decent in the beer balcony, compared to say, the Roseland. The low density at migration made it easy to leave the front zone, grab a drink without missing much music, head back to the front, etc.

I guess I am old and cranky but what you call 'lethargic' felt like people appreciating the music instead of just wanting to party hard. I loved the fact that people didn't try to yell drunken conversations over the bands at migration.


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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:54 am 
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Yeah, I got no prob with an audience finding rapt attention with a performance, rather than some dancing during the fast parts.


I thought Thief™ presents Psycho Las Vegas 2016™ was the plushest and comfiest fest I've ever attended by far.

Plus, non-stop table gaming til 2:45 AM everynight was pretty great.

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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:43 am 

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awesome pictures. awesome lineup. I like the mix of old and new bands. they span 40 years, with everything in between.

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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:55 am 
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Ended up hitting the last two days of this. I went on a lark because it just worked out vacation-wise, but after this time I'm probably gonna make this a regular festival stop. Hot as shit down there, but you can still get a hell of a fest just sticking with the indoor air-conditioned venues. Seriously fuck the alcohol prices in The Joint. I only found out in the last hour of the fest that you could buy drinks in Vinyl and bring them in for half the The Joint's price. Live and learn.

Top five sets for me were King Diamond, Manilla Road, NEUROSIS, Warning, Cirith Ungol.

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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:03 am 
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Bands saw:

Diamond Head
Myrkur
Ace Frehley
Gojira
NEUROSIS
King Diamond
Cirith Ungol
Cult of Luna with Julie Christmas
Manilla Road
SWANS
Mastodon
Floorian
Warning

Bummed to have missed C.O.C., but I had to get something to eat when they played. There was another set missed, but I can't recall, so I guess it didn't mean much to me. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
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Those are sweet pics for certains!!


My friend who attended the fest called it "Boy's Hedonist Weekend." I thought that was pretty hilarious and apt.

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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:38 pm 

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Great pics. I want Scott Ian's t-shirt.


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 Post subject: Re: Psycho CA in Vegas in August
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:30 pm 
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Those photos are phenomenal

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