By Nestor Vasquez
More than 35 bands made their pilgrimage to Preservation Park in Old Town Spring, Texas to perform at the first annual End Hip End It. This was dubbed as Houston’s first psychedelic music fest to take place. Featured in the gallery are 2016 MR Fest’s headliner Night Beats and Philadelphia’s psych rock band Ruby The Hatchet. Rounding out the gallery are local psychedelic rock bands Astral Blue (San Marcos), Crypt Trip (San Marcos), Foxmoor Express (New Braunfels), Christian Bland & The Revelators (Austin), Golden Dawn Arkestra (Austin), and Amplified Heat (Austin).
End Hip End It strayed away from the music of today’s music festivals by bringing bands that blended genres like psychedelic blues/rock, electronic, and doom. Many of the bands slingshotted the audience into outer space with their cosmic, hypnotizing jams. This gallery features stills of the bands simply doing what they do best.
Rex Pape of San Marcos’ based band Astral Blue mid solo.
Christian Ellis of Foxmoor Express crooning into his microphone.
Chris Ortiz of Amplified Heat laying it down on his 60’s Ringo Starr Ludwig kit.
Jim Ortiz of Amplified Heat
San Marcos’ band Crypt Trip laying down some heavy grooves.
Andrew O’Neil of Mondo Drag
The colorful wardrobe of Golden Dawn Arkestra’s trumpeter.
Christian Bland warping time and space.
Danny Lee Blackwell of Night Beats.
Jillian Taylor of Ruby and the Hatchet.
All Photos by Nestor Vasquez
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