You may be thinking, what the hell is the Liquid Sunshine Experience?
Well, the trippy concept is exactly what it sounds like: A type of psychedelic experience dreamed up in the '60s without the use of actual acid. The LSD effect is put into motion by a participating audience's art on projectors, artistically known as "Liquid Light Stations," to live music. The visuals on the projectors are created by mixing colors and oils, the end result being a cross between a colorful kaleidoscope and bacteria under a microscope.
The Liquid Sunshine Experience: An Interactive Liquid Light Concert will go down at Brick Saturday to the music of the Diamond Center, Voodoo Boogaloo, Heavenlyjunkie and Ion. Brik will also showcase psychedelic and experimental artwork from over 15 artists. Tickets for the all ages event can be found here for $8.
Like a hippie counterculture movement that morphed into a band (think drugs, feminism, freedom of sexuality, more drugs), The Diamond Center entrances with slow-burning chants and a psyched-out guitar jangle. Canyon Lake's Voodoo Boogaloo leans on intense instrumental breakdowns. And even with reverb and icy beats, Heavenlyjunkie updates psychedelic pop to a robo-hippie hybrid that fits right in with this week's protest against the warped politics of Donald Trump.
Officially labeled as an "indie psychedelic band," there's a hint of power pop in Ion with their female singer's powerful, wailing voice that makes their songs stand out.
Check out a liquid light sampler of what to expect below:
Saturday, June 18 at 8 p.m., The Liquid Sunshine Experience: An Interactive Liquid Light Concert, Brick (108 Blue Star)