Space rock and Hammer beats at the Psychedelic Weekender

Minami Deutsch
Minami Deutsch

The Hope & Ruin hosts two days of great-tasting beer by a local brewer, live music and creative art workshops at the Psychedelic Weekender on August 17-18.

Brighton promoters Acid Box have joined forces with Uckfield-based Abyss Brewing, and the event features four great bands.

Vuelvetelova

Vuelvetelova

Minami Deutsch headline the first night upstairs at The Hope and Ruin, and support includes Vuelveteloca.

Polly Miles from Acid Box said: “Minami Deutsch’s music proceeds straightforwardly with the Motorik beat (Hammer beat), devised by Klaus Dinger (Kraftwerk, Neu!), as its central axis.

“Humorous, yet bizarre Japanese lyrics are whispered over a hard, cold beat that is maniacally repeated, creating a pleasant ambience of electronic pulses drifting in space.

“Sharp guitar tones reminiscent of Michael Karoli (Can) occasionally explode into fuzz distortion, on the verge of collapse.

Lambrini Girls

Lambrini Girls

“Vuelveteloca is a Chilean rock band formed in Santiago, Chile, in 2006. Since the beginning they were recognised for their explosive live shows, their wall of guitars and the intense rhythm of their songs. It’s rock and roll with psychedelic and space-rock vibes.”

The show runs from 8pm to 11pm (£9 in advance or £11 on the door).

On the same night there are also two bands performing free gigs in the downstairs area of the venue.

Peach Club are an activist ‘riot grrrl’ band from Norwich who will be bringing their girl-power to the venue as part of their UK tour, and will be joined by the very riotous ‘riot grrl’ punk of the Lambrini Girls.

Peach Club

Peach Club

The psyche ambience continues on day two of the weekender with a tye dye workshop from 1pm, courtesy of the all-female art Brighton art collective Cult Milk.

Tickets for the workshop cost £10 from the Cult Milk website.

A psychedelic collage club runs from 4pm, with psyche DJs until late (free entry).

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