While Fourth of July celebrates America in all its diversity, a local music festival — Childspeak’s “Mini-Merica” — will pay tribute to the grooviness of the local rock scene.
More than 10 local bands will be performing on Tuesday, July 4 at Hi-Fi Music Hall to “unite and celebrate our community and the beauty and power that is rock ’n’ roll.”
The 21-or-older festival will occupy both Hi-Fi’s Main Hall and Lounge.
In the Main Hall lineup features Dick Dägger band with its Swedish explosion of neo-psychedelic garage rock revival (8:15 p.m.); the group Thom Simon playing a roller-coaster of spacey funky new-wave buried in delay and reverb (9:15 p.m.); the festival host, the post-rock mixed media group Childspeak, will continue to translate kid energy to their adult compositions (10:15 p.m.); Pancho + The Factory will deliver its working-class, doom dance, metal-clectic music (11:15 p.m.); and
SurfsDrugs closes out the stage (12:15 a.m.).
In the Lounge, the lineup features Eugene bands Ferns (8 p.m.) and Holler House (8:50 p.m.), as well as indie rockers The Shifts (9:45 p.m.), Italian DJ and producer Spiller (10:40 p.m.), an instrumental post-hardcore band Muscle Beach Petting Zoo (11:35 p.m.), and closing the set is The Critical Shakes, playing their high-energy, high-volume sweat rock (12:40 a.m.)
The festival begins at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 4 at Hi-Fi, 44 E. Seventh Ave. Tickets are $10 in advance () and $12 day of the show.
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