Beach Goth

Photo by Rankin Grimes


Past Event

Location Info:

The Observatory
3503 S. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA  92704
There won’t be much beach or goth music at this annual fest, but there’s seemingly a little bit of everything else. Headlining both days this weekend, The Growlers belie their name with relatively laidback indie pop, preceded on Saturday by a lineup of disparate performers that encompasses everything from Bon Iver’s mellow folk and The Pharcyde’s trippy hip-hop to Patti Smith’s poetic rambling, TSOL’s savagely morbid punk, Chicano Batman’s breezy Latin soul and Leftover Crack’s zippy ska punk. Sunday offers two shades of grime — local hip-hop/electronic producer R.L. Grime and the ethereally captivating reveries of Canadian diva Grimes — along with the low-key divinations of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, psychedelic folk auteur Devendra Banhart, hazy synth-poppers Future Islands, lascivious rappers 2 Live Crew, a DJ set by Justice and an unexpected visit from power-pop fire-starter Dwight Twilley. Also Sunday, Oct. 23.

With Bon Iver, The Growlers, King Krule, James Blake, Patti Smith, Violent Femmes, TLC, RuPaul's Drag Race, The Faint, Blaqk Audio, Albert Hammond Jr., Corbin, Cold Cave, TR/ST, Wild Nothing, Chicano Batman, The Pharcyde, Leftover Crack, Tricky, Hinds, TSOL, Health, SWMRS, Gang of Four, Yellowman, Timber Timbre, Chela, Brujeria, Tomorrows Tulips, Wild Child, Froth, Sadgirl, The Abigails, Ta'East, Billy Changer, Rey Pila, Heron Oblivion, Avalon
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