Rock ’n’ rollers rejoice! Local festival Neon Reverb, spotlighting psych, garage and indie music, returns March 9-12. Headliners include Brooklyn indie-pop band The Drums on Thursday, ‘60s-inspired psychedelic rockers Temples on Friday and garage/punk band Le Butcherettes on Saturday. Four-day passes ($60) go on sale today.
“We are still building our audience base, building a more regional and national presence,” says co-founder James Woodbridge. “One of the things that we’re trying to do while keeping within budget [is] trying to expand our footprint.” So this year, the festival is making it’s way to the Arts District on Saturday, March 11, with shows at Velveteen Rabbit and a yet-to-be-revealed warehouse location. The warehouse shows are a collaboration with Raw Femme blog, emphasizing female-fronted bands and visual artists.
Psych lovers will be pleased to see the extension of the Joshua Tree festival, Desert Daze’s Caravan tour, appearing as part of Neon Reverb bringing bands Night Beats, JJUUJJUU, Deap Vally, Froth and Temples.
The Bunkhouse will be home base for the festival all four days with shows inside and outside. Other Fremont venues include Backstage Bar & Billiards, Beauty Bar and Inspire Theater. Last year 11th Street Records was the all-ages venue, but this year the record store and studio is functioning as a space for the performers.
Woodbridge says expect to hear more announcements coming soon. The local music lineup will be released February 2.
Peanut Butter Wolf
Bash & Pop
Wheelchair Sports Camp
Soft White Sixties
Death Valley Girls
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