Los Angeles, California
September 4-5, 2005
Arthur is a 1960s-influenced contemporary counterculture magazine who put on an arch eclectic two-day music festival called, appropriately enough, ArthurFest on Labor Day weekend in 2005. Featuring over 40 disparate artists on three stages for two whole days, it was way too much eye candy and ear mess for one human paper towel to absorb! Ranging from acid-folk to noise to psych to electronica to punk to drone to rock to jazz, the music was played on the huge Lawn Stage, the tiny Pine Stage (both of which were outdoors) and the large, indoor Barnsdall Gallery Theater simultaneously at all times, which made it pretty much impossible for any one person to experience much more than a third of it. Following is a photo essay featuring all of the fish I caught.
Sunday, September 4
Mike Watt and Kira Roessler, also known as Dos, hugged the small crowd around the Pine Stage with their dueling bass guitars.