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Saturday 10/18


Starts early! All Ages! 1412 18th Ave!

Set times:
8:30: Ecstatic Cosmic Union
9:30-on: Stag Hare/Ashan

It shall be a magical ritual of light and sound.
Feel free to bring a blanket or whatever and get cozy.


Stag Hare and Ashan Temple Vibe Tour


Coming up the West Coast as we speak, purveyors of cosmic bliss Stag Hare and Ashan bring their ethereal vibes to Seattle this Saturday 10/18 at Gallery 1412 with Ecstatic Cosmic Union.

Feel free to bring a blanket and/or pillow and get immersed in otherworldly sights and sounds.

The Beguiling Sounds of Morgan Delt


The mysterious Morgan Delt brings his beguiling and unique vibes to Chop Suey this Saturday with Fever the Ghost.

Preview the new album on Trouble In Mind HERE

mod f>>k x*plosion


Who doesn’t love early Bee Gees, right? But Julie Driscoll and the Brian Auger Trinity really steal the show in this German TV special from 1968. The producer Jean-Christophe Averty was an experimental TV innovator who hired French pop art guru Guy Peelaert to design all the sets and graphics. Peelart was known for his psychedelic comics Jodelle and Pravda. For more Peelaert, pick up a copy of The Adventures of Jodelle from Fantagraphics Books.



Hypnotikon: Seattle Psych Fest is this Friday and Saturday. For the full schedule and to get tickets (only $40 for both nights!) go to the Triple Door website.

Hypnotikon: Seattle Psych Fest


Hypnotikon at the Triple Door is just a week away! Get two day passes HERE.

Get Groovy California Style


Purveyors of the new Southern California psych scene, the Moon Block Party crew are on tour this week starting in Seattle this Monday.   The heavy free form vibes of JJUUJJUU and the Sunset Strip style party sounds of Mystic Braves (formerly Blackfeet Braves) were major highlights of the Desert Daze Festival earlier this year. Highly recommended for a groovy time!

High Wolf


Rainbow Party


Have a Rainbow Party in your mind this weekend!
Music: 2013 Jetman Jet Team
Video: 1985 “Carried Away” Alan Pakarnyk & Vonnie Von Helmolt
Jetman Jet Team play Chop Suey this Sunday at 8:30.

Portable Shrines Astral Voyages Mix vol. I


The first in a series: Portable Shrines Astral Voyages Mix recorded live from vinyl by DJ One Eye March 2013 across the universe and into your ear hole. Enjoy!

Resurrection – Intro Theme, NGC 891 – Edgar Freose, You and It – Steve Tibbtz, Please Don’t Bother Me Anymore – Shin Joong Hyun, HLD4 – Cave, Drum Tunnel – Sandy Nelson, Trails – Moon Duo, Sweet Sure Gone – MV & EE, Feel The Spirit – Heaven & Earth, Smog – Dug Dug’s, Current – Jonas Munk, Stromlinien – Michael Rother, Kenya Sunset – High Wolf, Celestial Nights – Michael Garrison

You can also follow us on Mixcloud if you are into that…

The Technicolor Nightmares of Morgan Delt


Tons of great tapes coming out these days but this one has been tickling all the right nodes of late. The mysterious MORGAN DELT of Topanga Canyon  paints a beautiful technicolor nightmare reminiscent of the dark UK psych pop of Kaleidoscope and July or the ethereal freak outs of the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. Haunted Floydian vocals and time-expanding harpsichord vortexes melted over some very groovy bass lines. Strangely shifting song structures feel like a trip through a teetering funhouse ride. Nobody else is doing it like this these days, that’s for sure.

You can and should order the tape and preview it HERE.



Come get even more Distorted this Wednesday 11/28 during the Lunar Full Moon Eclipse! It’s the 2nd installment of the bi-monthly {{DISTORTIONS}} Psych DJ Night at the LoFi. Resident DJs Explorateur and Veins have been burning up the decks lately with some of the most finely curated and far-out sounds you are likely to hear on this backwoods planet. Alien soundtracks, acid rock, psych funk, vintage electronic futurism and uncategorizable delights will pass through your ear holes all night. This time they will be joined by DJ One Eye of Portable Shrines (who used to bring you ye olde Wednesday night freak-outs at The Living Room). One Eye’s Portable Shrines Light Show will be in full effect as well so prepare to have your orbs dazzled by synergistic 4-D light mandalas.

9:00PM-2:00AM 21+ The LoFi 429 Eastlake Ave East, Seattle



Prepare to be turned on. This Wednesday space truckers Explorateur and Veins begin a new bimonthly edition of their excellent DISTORTIONS psych DJ outfit at the Lo-Fi. Expect a sonic journey into parts unknown.

With a live set by local space-gazers Jetman Jet Team.

Sonic Mysticism this Saturday at The Funhouse


When I heard that the Funhouse was closing I knew we had to do one last show there. It’s always been one of my favorite spots in Seattle and many of the most memorable Portable Shrines events went down there (Psychic Ills, Indian Jewelry, Blues Control, Little Claw, Kinski, Purple Rhinestone Eagle, Moon Duo, Young Prisms, Davila 666, Barn Owl etc.) While the future of Seattle’s favorite stinky punk dive remains unclear we do know that the Funhouse as we know it will be closing it’s doors in October.  Join us for one last portable shrines style freak-out at ye olde Funhouse this Saturday September 29th with a sampling of a few of the finest in the current crop of Northwest noise-

Thrill Jockey recording artists Eternal Tapestry have been keeping the torch of cosmiche music burning for many a year to much acclaim and have possibly played more PS events than any other band. For all the kids who have been getting their minds blown of late by Parson Sound, Faust and Amon Duul II, come experience the modern day equivalent of the Kraut rock and Swedish drone sounds of the 70’s.

Sacred synth seers Stenskogen have been referred to as “evangelists for benevolent sonic mysticism”. Beyond that little else is known.

Terminal Fuzz Terror is the subtle moniker of the latest and most probably greatest project yet spearheaded by Darwin Rodriguez, artiste and eardrum shredder in such past musical combos as Ayahuasca Travelers and Treetarantula. Better then a Davy Allen record left out in the sun. Seriously killer shit.

Kicking off the night right, Baby Guns will take you down a dark swirling tunnel of ultraviolet nightmares you are sure to enjoy. Heavy, trippy gothed-out acid punk vibes to seduce the innocent. Don’t miss one of the best new bands in Seattle.

Baby Guns