Multi-faceted rock minimalists The Kills headline Starry Nites! With their brand new album "Ash & Ice", the band continue to develop their restless, enigmatic and artful music, bristling with tension, anxiety, sex, and unstudied cool.
Legendary recording artist and producer Alan Parsons headlines Starry Nites! From Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of The Moon" to The Beatles "Let it Be", Alan Parsons' credits warrant his legacy as one of the greatest pioneers of psychedelic rock and pop.
With a slew of hits like "You Were The Last High", "Bohemian Like You" and "We used to Be Friends", The Dandy's have earned their post as one of the best psychedelic pop bands around. Check out their latest full length release, Distortland, out now!
The intense and emotional energy of Cat Power is captivating, inspiring and impulsive -- It's raw, determined and vulnerable separately or sometimes all at once.. We can't think of a better setting for Cat Power than in our uniquely set intimate festival. Don't miss her on Sunday March 19th!
Pioneering Dark Wave band, She Wants Revenge, returns! Their massive hit "Tear You Apart" recently featured in American Horror Story ignited a frenzy of new fanfare! Don't miss their gothic pulsing set!
Heavy riffs, prog ambitions and equally formidable pop smarts, Black Mountain from Vancouver, create an alternate universe version of classic-rock history. Their new album simply titled "IV" is a triumph for fans of 70s prog and Black Sabbath!
50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE! Their hit "Incense and Peppermints" turns 50! Strawberry Alarm Clock have not performed in Santa Barbara since 1967! Their performance at Desert Stars Festival this past Fall was one of the highlights of the entire weekend! Don't miss your chance to see a band who helped define the late 1960s American music scene!
Teenage Fanclub make their their long-awaited return with the release of their tenth album "Here"! Don't miss this legendary band at Starry Nites traveling all the way from Scotland!
Recognized as one of the world's leading visual art companies, Obscura Digital create one-of-a-kind immersive experiences that will change the way you think about the world around you. Starry Nites features a 42 acre wonderland of visual imagination led by Travis Threlkell.
Recognized as one of the world's leading visual art companies, Obscura Digital create one-of-a-kind immersive experiences that will change the way you think about the world around you. Starry Nites features a 42 acre wonderland of visual imagination led by Travis Threlkell.
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Not only will Thunderpussy make you question your life choices, they will teach you life lessons like, "A hard man is good to find," and "Booty is in the eye of the beholder." They may be rock n roll's new diamond in the muff, but they’re not selling sex like a Carl's Jr. commercial-- They are literally whipping you with it, like 80’s Madonna, or dry humping you like a tranced-out Prince. Powerful, sultry vocals tear at your chest while guitar riffs tower over you like a leather clad dominatrix.
Hailing from Ashevillle, North Carolina, The Lo-fi indie-rock stylings of Elvis Depressedly create an emotive, eerily uplifting exploration of sound with songs that strike at the heart and reminisce elements of late great Elliot Smith and Jeff Tweedy.
Kolars! This magnificent and unique duo (the singer and drummer are from the band "He's My Brother, She's My Sister") create a kinetic brand of disco-inspired rockabilly with an emphasis on sing along anthems. You'll quickly find yourself clapping and singing along to their infectious tunes!
Dubbed “California's ultimate postmodern, intergalactic pop provocateur “ by the LA Weekly, and voted Best Front Woman of Coachella Valley at the 2015 Coachella Valley Weekly Music Awards, Jesika von Rabbit formed the group Gram Rabbit with partner Todd Rutherford sparking a creative force unlike any other at the time.
As BuzzBands LA purveyor Kevin Bronson puts it FEELS is "fuzz-rock that finds a few nerve endings you might have forgotten you had". The female driven group pumps out melodic punk rock tunes and emotive ballads. Don't miss!
You know him as the drummer for The Dandy Warhols but you won't want to miss Brent Deboer (AKA FATHEAD) performing in his side project IMMIGRANT UNION!
Pearl Charles' debut EP is bursting with blues-rock and blissed-out psychedelia. Charles tugs at these sounds with her smoky alto, which gives off the kind of sensuality we associate with Lana Del Rey. --Pitchfork
THE BLANK TAPES is the moniker of Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist, Matt Adams, who has produced over a dozen albums of 1960’s inspired folk-rock-surf-psych-soul-pop on Volcom, Burger Records, Antenna Farm, Royal Oakie, White Noise, and others. Check out their latest offering “Ojos Rojos”!
The barebones grave-punk duo Band Aparte strips down and combines elements of gothic rock, synthpunk, and beachy lo-fi as macabré. Vocalist Brian Mendoza effortlessly channels Joy Division and Nick Cave, crooning into a death bouquet with his shirt unbuttoned. But he's not doing it to imitate Morrissey's aesthetic - Band Aparte's shows are fast and fierce, and the crowd works up a sweat at every venue they play.
A favorite of the San Francisco Bay Area, Down Dirty Shake, combine an artful blend of latin rhythm with Doors inspired riffs and sexy grooves. Check out their song "Woman Demon" and be ready to hump the wind
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Down and Outlaws are a rock and roll band, pure and simple. Influenced by bands like The Stooges and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, you can call these San Franciscans dirty, bluesy, rootsy; it doesn't really matter, because all four members – Peter Danzig, Kyle Luck, Chris Danzig, and Jon Carr – are determined to put their stamp of rock and roll back on the map, literally and figuratively.
Named after a skateboard move, Los Angeles band NIGHTMARE AIR emphasizes upbeat sonic momentum, massive sound walls, captivating lights, and ethereal vocals. Don't miss!
From Goleta, CA - KILLER KAYA is a psychedelic rock/blues/reggae outfit. Fronted by female lead vocalist, their sound will captivate you and force you to shake it. You won't want to miss them!
Santa Barbara's own, Royal Suns deliver driving infectious melodies, hi octane grooves and garage rock fervor! Like an american version of Irish pub sing alongs, grab a beer and prepare to rock the f***k out
Hollywood psych-rock legends Rob Campanella and Christof Wolfgang Certik, unplug the electricity and bring their casual, late-night back porch picking to Starry Nites! Hollywood Knightz are old time folk and country, stripped-down classic sing-alongs from better times..
"Bay Area outfit Silent Pictures channel Bowie, Roxy Music, Psychedelic Furs, Suede and Blur with aplomb and then some."
-Power of Pop "A mix of beachy reverb-jangle, big choruses, swirling strings and more, the full album (Let It Begin) serves as an excellent demonstration of the group’s wide-spanning expertise and experience." -The Deli Magazine SF
MICHAEL AND THE MACHINES! Joined by a roving cast of friends & musicians, former front man of bay area favorite, The Soft Bombs, brings his signature of melodic psychedelia to Starry Nites!
From Grass Valley, CA - My Dallas Teens combine folk and paisley influenced rock to create charming anthems with duly inspired lyrics and melodies. Think Syd Barret meets Wilco and add some Velvet Underground in there too.
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Lumerians give you space rock at its' best blending spiraling hypnotic tones with plenty of reverb and drone. The band toured as support for My Bloody Valentine on their triumphant 2013 tours in the U.S.
Cellar Doors have been on a winning streak since Liverpool Psych fest 2016. Touring Europe virtually non-stop and prepping for their highly anticipated full length debut due out in 2017. Their dreamy and etherial sound reminisces "Dark Side of The Moon" and "Pet Sounds" combined with driving and hypnotic rhythms.
Like the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Asteriod No.4 have maintained a few core members but watched countless others come and go. Despite this, their sound has continually evolved through a hypnotic kaleidoscope of all things psych, krautrock, shoegaze, folk and even 70s “cosmic” countryrock.
Stonefield is an Australian rock band made up of four sisters: Amy, Hannah, Sarah, and Holly Findlay from Darraweit Guim, a small town in rural Victoria. Amy, the eldest, is the band’s drummer and lead vocalist; Hannah plays guitar; Sarah plays keyboards; and the youngest, Holly, plays bass. The band will be releasing their acclaimed album “As Above, So Below” this spring in the U.S.
"...from surf instrumental interludes to acid test blowouts to shoegaze-y pop gems. When the band digs its Chelsea boots deep into the soft loam of influences like Brian Jonestown Massacre on swirling, mercury-heavy tracks like “Cosmic Flower” and “Loved,” they enact a ritual that appeals to every garage rock lovin’ dude..." --LA RECORD
Zodiac Death Valley is San Francisco past, future, and present: Cactus flower romanticism junk rock echoing the hardened curbside soul of The Haight and Mission districts, dark sailor music extracted from the cold bawdy Barbary waterfront, and sparkling vibrant optimism like a Dolores Park Summer day.
"Pure stoned-Weezer goodness, an image of SoCal summer painted in golden sludge." --Rolling Stone

"an excellent addition to new-era grunge…” -- Noisey
Psych-pop rockers, Sky Parade, perform sexy rock anthems with pulsing grooves and plenty of seductive charm. Their 5 releases have seen them on charts from the USA to the U.K and beyond. Their most recent album "Broken Hearts Will Kill Us All" is a must have!
Potions = mind melding experiments in sound. Don't miss Travis Threlkell and his band potions at Starry Nites!
"Folk, psychedelia, and dreamy earning comparisons to Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval and the Innocence Mission’s Karen Peris..." --Pop Matters

"Finely crafted, transcendent work of psychedelic Americana." --Buzzbands LA
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