This weekend, the folks from local indie label Grasshopper Juice Records are gearing up for its fifth annual Adjust Your Eyes Music & Art Festival. The eclectic, camping-friendly event — this year being held at the Branch Hill VFW Hall (6652 Epworth Road, Loveland) — has hosted all sorts of music and arts in its five years. The 2010 edition is no different, with visual art from local artists, over two hours worth of stand-up and sketch comedy and fun asides like a dunking booth, a basketball tournament (featuring members of several bands) and obstacle course races. AYE’s main draw, though, is its 30-plus musical acts performing on two stages — one outside and one indoors.
The fun begins Friday at 7 p.m. On the outdoor stage, Peter Adams & the Nocturnal Collective, SHADOWRAPTR, Andy Cook, Kumasi MC and Cane & Able perform. Inside Friday, you can catch Headband, The Ohms, Bubble Life, Vaudeville Freud, The Never Setting Suns and Joe Wolf. Friday and Saturday nights both end with a late-night dance party featuring DJ Stump, C-Los, Juan Cosby, DJ Effloresco and others.
If you choose to camp (it’s free!), you’ll be able to roll out of your tent around noon to start catching the entertainment. Scheduled to appear on the outdoor stage: No No Knots, Chick Pimp, Coke Dealer at a Bar, Kry Kids, Where They Landed, Fidel Catastrophe, Perfect Norm, Pie Party, Baoku & The Image Afrobeat Band, Lazy Ass Destroyer, Midnight Hours, Shiny Old Soul and Billy Wallace
More Local Notes
• Punk/Ska band Loudmouth celebrates the release of its new three-song EP, The Gimp, with a show at the Southgate House Parlour Friday. The group is joined at the 9:30 p.m. show by Duppy A Jamba, Horsecop and Pipedreams. After Friday’s show, Loudmouth launches its brief “Summer Vacation Tour,” which includes dates in the Ohio/Michigan/Indiana area. The band caps off its tour with a homecoming show July 3 at Blue Rock Tavern. (Get show details here.)
• Rockin’ local quintet Strangetunge is also using the Southgate’s Parlour to promote its latest release, Choice Cuts. Saturday the band performs along with Maurice Mattei & The Tempers and Kompression for the 10 p.m. show. Strangetunge’s EP is included in the price of admission. (Show details here.)
• Local Pop/Rock band The Mighty is currently working on its debut album, but Friday they’ll take a little break to play a free show at Northside Tavern. Rounding out the strong bill are fellow locals Charlie Hustle and Kentucky Struts (who are also working on a new album). Showtime is 10 p.m. (Show details here.)
• Thrash Metal band Avignon is unleashing its debut album, Regression Into Animal, with a show at Dirty Jack’s this Saturday. Hardcore Ritual, Devastation Device and Gabriel’s Hounds also perform at the 9 p.m. show. (Show details here.)
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