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Heavy Heads Presents Dirt Road Psychedelia

Thu 25 March 2010 // 20:00

(Thu 25th / 8pm / £3/2)

The Heavy Heads Disco Present: Dirt Road to Psychedelia – Austin TX during the 1960’s

Austin, Texas is now best known for the South by Southwest Festival which started up in 1987. Now musicians and music industry types clamour to the Texan capital every year from around the globe. This March join the Heavy Heads in discovering an alternative Austin to show why this city has long been considered as a hotbed of musical innovation and creativity.

Presenting a rare UK screening of the film ‘Dirt Road to Psychedelia’. This documentary tells how it happened in Austin during the 1960’s when
beatnik-inspired hipsters were drawn together by folk, country and Blues while dabbling with peyote and LSD. Austin was a fertile ground for the emerging counter culture, from a folk singing Janis Joplin to the dawning of the Thirteenth Floor Elevators and the creation of the legendary psychedelic venue The Vulcan Gas Company.

Featuring interviews with the people who were there, a wealth of Super 8 film footage and raw live recordings. In the bar the Heavy Heads DJs will be playing Heavy Psych, Garage and Blues with a Texan flavour.