With a mission to bring burgeoning music scenes from around the world to the streets of Paris, City Sounds Festival has hosted bands from cultural hubs like Los Angeles, Tokyo, Berlin and Toronto and is now borrowing the Bay Area’s rock and roll torch bearers for City Sounds Festival: San Francisco Edition.
In honor of the event that set the blueprint for music festivals as we know them today, 1967’s Monterey Pop Festival, the two-day festival is a celebration of both San Francisco’s 1960s psychedelic past and its abounding present. I know the party will be roughly 5,500 miles away, but here’s why you should care: representing our city will be garage rock favorites Thee Oh Sees, Warm Soda, Ty Segall and Shannon and the Clams, as well as psychedelic darlings White Fence and Moon Duo. These artists are going to drop a fuzz-out, kaleidoscopic, hypnotic atomic bomb of San Francisco sounds on Paris. They’re going to make us look good, so spread the word about this one – City Sounds Festival: San Francisco Edition will be held on July 19th and 20th at Le Centquatre. Tickets are on sale, and the folks at City Sound put together a playlist for your enjoyment.