Desert Daze 2013 poster

The good folks who put on the annual Moon Block Party in Pomona, CA are once again hosting Desert Daze—a psych fest out in the desert, where shit gets real trippy. The festival happens around the same time as Coachella, and is meant as a much more affordable way to see some killer bands under the Southern California sun without all the hassle.

As you can tell from the pics I posted from last year’s Moon Block Party, these people know how to throw one hell of a show. This year, the Desert Daze lineup is absolutely mindblowing: Tuareg psych rockers from the Sahara Tinariwen headline, with dreamscape artists Warpaint and goth-folk queen Chelsea Wolfe supporting, plus a whole bunch of other rad bands.

Want to get in for free? Be the fifth person to email me at and I’ll get you on the list.

And if you aren’t acquainted, here’s Tinariwen doing their thing:

Desert Daze featuring Tinariwen, Warpaint, Chelsea Wolfe, and more
Sunset Ranch Oasis
April 20, 2013