Psymon Psymon, as well as being guitarist for Baltimore Gun Club, can add another feather to his cap this month: Creative Director for a new mini-fest.
Fuzz Fest, which takes place 29 October at Currumbin Creek Tavern is Psymon’s first foray into curating a festival. As its name suggests, the lineup focuses heavily on grunge and stoner rock, shining a spotlight on some of the best Gold Coast bands in this genre.
As well as 11 bands there’ll be video DJ (VJ), art stalls and merchandise stalls spread over nine hours.
“I wanted to create a unique event for the Gold Coast focusing on all things fuzzy,” Psymon told Blank GC. “A day devoted to all things rock, grunge, fuzz and stoner, the likes of which has not been seen on the Gold Coast before.”
“So I put the feelers out and asked a few of my favourite bands if they’d be interested in joining such a line up – the response was overwhelming.”
Psymon says as it’s the first event he’s created he’s learning a lot on the way but there’s no doubt it will be “a kick-ass day.”
And when you look at the lineup, there’s no denying it’s a bonanza of fuzzy talent.
Kobrakai, Goatzilla, Fly Agaric, Antechinus, Monster Fodder, Stone Witches, Deja Vudu, Baltimore Gun Club, Cornerstone and Payments in Gold will all perform on the day.
Psymon says this is just a taste of things to come.
“I’m looking at taking Fuzz Fest to Brisbane in 2017 and hopefully this will be the first of many for the Gold Coast,” he said.
Bands like Baltimore Gun Club and Kobrakai are leading the charge for growth in the fuzz and stoner genres here on the Gold Coast and Psymon says Rock City studios is partly to thank for that.
“Pauly (Rock City) was keen to jump on board, offering the use of backline instruments and providing the massive event banner,” Psymon said.
“A lot of bands, past and present, have cut their teeth in the rehearsal rooms at Rock City Studios and Uncle Pauly is always keen to see local bands reaching their full potential.”
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Fuzz Fest is at Currumbin Creek Tavern on Saturday 29 October from 3.00pm – midnight. Presale tickets at fuzzfest.eventbrite.com.
Kobrakai + Goatzilla + Fly Agaric + Antechinus + Monster Fodder + Stone Witches + Deja Vudu + Baltimore Gun Club + Cornerstone + Payments in Gold