Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sounds Of Hopscotch 2013 #5: Expo '70

Hard as it may be to believe, it's once again time for Hopscotch. One of my favorite festival happenings, Hopscotch is a mere hop, skip, and a jump or two from the DC metro in lovely Raleigh, North Carolina. For the past few years they've been reeling in some seriously impressive lineups, and this year looks to be no different. Thanks to scheduling conflicts, I won't be heading down for this year's sonic extravaganza, but (not at all surprisingly) I've got recommendations on who to check out if you're heading to the fest.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. There are certain musicians that can, to brazenly borrow from Spacemen 3, take you to the other side. Kansas City's Expo '70 (i.e. Justin Wright) is one such musico. Expo '70 songs are epic, fantastic foreverscapes, cacophonies of lush noise that undulate with rhythms of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. It's wonderfully weird, wacky wizardry, and I like it. 


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