It’s summer, which means music festivals. Yeah, you’ve got the mega fests of Bottle Rock and Outside Lands sandwiching the beginning and end, but in between, we’re blessed with a wide variety of smaller fests organized by and featuring many of our beloved local artists. One of our favorite summer festival lineups is Deathstock, which is entering its second installment June 17-19 at Camp Outback and McT’s Bullpen in Guerneville. Curated and run by San Francisco’s Death Records, with some help from LA-based Gnar Tapes, the festival has all types of rock music, ranging from the garage sounds of White Fence to the sludgy rock of CCR Headcleaner to the mellow folk of Little Wings, and just about everything in between and around. With a 3-day pass costing just $65 and a capacity limited to 500 and a variety of bands, Deathstock will quickly make you never consider paying $350 to watch Paul McCartney on a screen ever again.
Death Records are also releasing a special Deathstock II cassette featuring previously unreleased and some released tracks from Deathstock II performers, including the headliners. This compilation will only be available at Deathstock II, but here’s an exclusive taste of the comp:
Friday, things get kicked off with a heavy dose of Bay Areans at McT’s, (which is a short walk into Guerneville from Camp Outback): Life Stinks, Violent Change, Swiftumz, and Brasil all perform. Saturday at 1pm the focus shifts to the three stages at Camp Outback, with White Fence topping the bill along with Holy Shit, Sam Flax, Gangilans (who are getting back together for the event), and a whole hell of a lot more performing outside before a second night show at McT’s. Sunday, the action returns with San Francisco’s Sonny Smith and Sarah Bethe Nelson topping the bill along with Mild High Club, Little Wings, and the recently added Kokomo Hum. Unfortunately, camping packages are sold out, but 3-day passes are available for $65 and single day tickets are $35 for either Saturday or Sunday. Consider those prices a steal.
June 17th (McT’s Bull Pen)
June 18th (Doors @ 12pm Show @ 1pm)
10pm Night Show (McT’s Bullpen)
Sunday June 19th (Doors @ 12pm Show @ 1pm)
Sonny & The Sunsets
Sarah Bethe Nelson
Mild High Club
Camp Outback and McT’s Bullpen (Guerneville)
June 17-19, 2016
$65 3-day pass, $35 single day passes
To enter for a chance to win tickets to attend DEATHSTOCK II, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “DEATHSTOCK II” in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random on Tuesday, June 7th and notified via email by Wednesday, June 8th.