San Diego Psych scene CityBeat

Fifty years after the Summer of Love, the spirit of psychedelic music thrives in San Diego, and has been for more than a decade. JOY, Sacri Monti, Petyr and Harsh Toke, among a handful of other bands, have helped to cultivate a local scene of effects-addled, improvisation-heavy music that updates the previously-mentioned influences as well as those of more obscure acts like Japan’s Flower Travellin’ Band and space-rock heroes like Hawkwind. These bands frequently share the same stages, sometimes tour together and—in the case of JOY, Sacri Monti and Harsh Toke—even share the same label: Tee Pee Records.

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