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Preview Thu Jan 10 2013

Preview: Chicago Psych Fest IV @ Hideout

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Coming just in time to remedy your post-New Years lull, the fourth annual Chicago Psych Fest returns to The Hideout's string-lit confines for two nights of star-gazing psych-rock on Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12 at 1354 W. Wabansia. Now in its fourth year, this year's fest is billed as a journey "Into the 4th Dimension," and features some of the best psych acts in the city, including Outer Minds, Energy Gown, Plastic Crimewave Syndicate, Miracle Condition, and more. (A full list of bands can be found on the event's Facebook page.) And just to make sure no one strays too far off the astral plane in between bands, each night also features some serious deep-cut record spinning in between sets courtesy of DJs Psychedalex and Psyche Prissy Pie, as well as some mind-melting projections behind the Hideout stage courtesy of local video artists Nick Barner and Nick Ciontea.

Building on three years of strong showings from the best of Chicago psych, this year's festival continues its momentum by tapping into some of the best acts in the city's already-booming psych scene. Each of the ten acts selected to play throughout the weekend were chosen by fest curators Steve Krakow (Plastic Crimewave Syndicate, Moonrise), Matt Ginsberg (Underground Symposium, ex-Dark Fog), Andrew Kettering (Plastic Crimewave Syndicate, Rabble Rabble), and with help from Karissa Talanian (Plastic Crimewave Syndicate, Strychnine) — all of whom are well-versed in what it takes to throw some of the grooviest freak-outs in town.

The show starts at 9pm each night, and tickets are $10 a night or $16 for both nights and can be purchased online here.

 
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