STONER DAZE – Stoner & Doom Festival (March 15 & 16) Austin, Texas

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

#FestAlert – Stoner Daze: Stoner & Doom Festival is happening in a couple of weeks on March 15-16th in Austin, Texas.   

It seems like in the last few years stoner rock, doom metal, heavy psych, sludge and other sounds of similar ilk are on the rise in popularity.  Measurable not so much by radio play, and likely never will be, but through album sales and Bandcamp shares, and Spotify streams, and – thankfully – regional heavy music festivals!

Attendance at doom and stoner music festivals is on the rise worldwide, and they seem to be popping up all over.  Another such festival is in bloom in Austin, Texas this month.  One that gets a bit of special announcement as Stoner Daze was started by Damon Caraway, who is one of our staff writers for Riff Relevant.  He also happens to be the proud owner of Gravitoyd Promotions and organized the Stoner Daze fest for what he states as “purely selfish reasons”.

“This is the kind of music I love!  Many bands haven’t started touring yet and March in Austin is such perfect weather, it seemed the perfect combination.”

The lineup is a potent mix of stoner rock with a few doom and sludge bands thrown in for flavor.  The names you probably (or should) already know are The Well, ZED, The Watchers, Forming the Void, The Munsens, Great Electric Quest, Hexxus, Salem’s Bend, Wolftooth, Amplified Heat, Gypsy Sun Revival, and several others that represent a healthy bucket of heavy music around the Texas area.  Shadow Witch is the most recent addition to the fray.

Damon has said he’d “rather charge less and have a better turnout, because it is ultimately about promoting the bands.  Twenty-seven bands over two days for under forty bucks is a pretty sweet deal for festival goers!” 

We tend to agree.  The lineup is pretty sweet for the Stoner Daze festival, which is happening over the two days at Texas Mist Bar, in Austin.  The poster has had several changes since its inception, but as of today, this is the lineup of bands and times (click band name for more info on them):

March 15th – DAY ONE (Doors at 12:00pm)
1:00pm – Smokey Mirror
1:45pm – Canaan
2:30pm – Salem’s Bend
3:15pm – Pyreship 
4:00pm – Great Electric Quest 
4:45pm – The Watchers
5:30pm – Love Gang
6:15pm – Roast 
7:00pm – Wolftooth 
8:00pm – Dead Country Gentlemen
9:00pm – the Munsens
10:00pm – Forming the Void
11:00pm – Zed
12:00pm – Shadow Witch

March 16th – DAY TWO (Doors at 12:00pm)
1:00pm – Mortales
1:45pm – Psionnosaur
2:30pm – Burn Ritual
3:15pm – Silver Tongue Devil
4:00pm – Sun Voyager
4:45pm – Red Beard Wall
5:30pm – Mr. Plow
6:15pm – The Rare Breed
7:00pm – Doomstress
8:00pm – Gypsy Sun Revival
9:00pm – Max Fite
10:00pm – Hexxus
11:00pm – Amplified Heat
12:00pm – The Well

STONER DAZE FESTIVAL

March 15 & 16 @ Texas Mist

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Stoner Daze tickets are on sale now.  Tickets are via Ticketbud here:

https://ticketbud.com/events/27c1ce94-f9ad-11e7-9cca-9be2f667d0cd

Gravitoyd Promotions is the host and presenter of Stoner Daze Fest and also is sponsored in part by Riff Relevant, as well as The Obelisk, Texas Metal Show Podcast, and Doom Tomb Podcast.

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