A Very Scary Spiderberry Halloween: Volume 2!

If you slept on last year's Very Scary Spiderberry Halloween at Vinyl Tap, you missed out. Luckily for you, Far Out Nashville and The Spiderberries have resurrected this event for another unholy evening of the spookiest sights and sounds fit for the undead.  The 2018 lineup will feature Ben Ricketts, Abbey Moss, H.A.R.D., and our illustrious hometown hosts, The Spiderberries. This bill is so stacked, it will terrify small children, so please bring your friends but only if they are over 21.

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FAR OUT FEATURE: CURATING THE VIBE

We are stoked to share this feature on Far Out Co-Founder, Kari Ames, as seen in the September-October 2018 issue of the East Nashvillian. The East Nashvillian is a publication that uncovers the stories behind the people, places, and history that breathe life into the East Nashville community and beyond.

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FAR OUT FEST Photo Wrap-Up! >>>

The second year of Far Out Fest was a wild ride - with pre-shows, a film fest, one-of-a-kind market and slew of very far out music acts rampaging through the first hot weekend of the summer. Check out these photo galleries by some talented regional area photographers! 

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VELVET CRAYON >>> A Far Out Fest Pre-Show

Polish your threads and ready your mind for the most Far Out week of the year! This Wednesday, May 9th, we kick off Nashville's psychedelic music & arts festival with a basement show -- Join us at Nashville's most underground venue for an evening of sideshow-style entertainment and groovy music. Local acts The Shadowtones and Black Venus will accompany Philadelphia's one-man koala-based band, Velvet Crayon, the brainchild of Erik Paluszak.

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FAR OUT SPONSOR HIGHLIGHT >>> ADVENTURE TATTOO ☯️

Stepping into Adventure Tattoo is stepping into the mind of a true otherworldly genius. Every inch of this parlor is covered in tattoo flash art, trinkets from another time or place, plants and flags and pins and die and marvelous findings adorn the walls of this space. Set in a primarily residential area of East Nashville, tucked behind a salon and cafe, brilliantly painted and welcoming sits Adventure Tattoo on the corner of Greenwood and Porter. We at Nashville's festival devoted to all things psychedelic are honored to be supported by this fantastic shop and stopped by to take some photos to share with our readers, take a look:

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FAR OUT MURAL PARTY RECAP! >>> Photos inside!

We are Far Out are so proud to call Helping Our Music Evolve - or H.O.M.E. - a sponsor of Far Out Nashville. Earlier last month, we commissioned a Far Out mural that lives inside HOME from the amazing artist Lance Turner! We are so honored to have worked with Lance in dreaming up this mural to spread awareness about Nashville's first psychedelic art & music festival. 

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A FAR OUT HISTORY OF NASHVILLE >>> PART 1

When it comes to Nashville’s music reputation, being “far out” is not often dropped as a descriptor. Sure, the city has a well documented history of outlaws and a handful of oddballs like Chance Martin, but by in large Nashville has always been viewed as a city that subscribes, and even defends, the norm. This does not mean, however, there are not strands of subversive history to be discovered, for there are significant moments in Music City’s timeline that are further out than one may expect. The following is excerpted from a larger work in progress in which I am exploring Nashville’s role in the countercultural movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. I’m not quite sure where this piece is going, but if anyone out there has knowledge of anything I should know about, I’d love to hear from you. This is the first part of an undetermined number of postings to come before Nashville's first psychedelic music festival, Far Out Nashville, happens in May. Enjoy!

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WAY FAR OUT PODCAST >>> EPISODE 4!

In anticipation of the release of the Far Out Fest 2 lineup later today, we've got a new episode of the WAY FAR OUT PODCAST! In this installment, we talk about the 2018 Far Out Fest lineup! Plus: The history of Ya Ho Wha 13, Steak & Shake vs Waffle House, which Far Out band is the best to have freaky sex to, and interviews with Mikey Owen and John Warren!

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FAR OUT SPONSOR HIGHLIGHT >>> DRACONIS ARCANUM!

By nature, psychedelia and the occult are tightly interwoven and at times indistinguishably homogenized. At this intersection, or in this solution, wonderful magic is always made. The tandem rise of psych rock and non-traditional spirituality during the 1960s and 1970s is evidence of the powerful, symbiotic relationship of art and personal development. This year, Nashville's only psych fest Far Out is partnering with East Nashville’s Draconis Arcanum to empower and outfit willing psychonauts with all the tools, materials, and resources essential to navigating the realms of consciousness.

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WAY FAR OUT PODCAST >>> EPISODE 3

Here's the third episode of the WAY FAR OUT PODCAST with Kari and Dylan aka the Zodiac Thriller! Get ready to hear Kari rap with Brianne about the VAPEXHALE EVO STARTER PACK GIVEAWAY >> THEN Cold Lunch Recordings discuss "normalizing the Spew", their bi-annual Spewfest, and reveal inner truths through a game of Truth or Dare Jenga. You'll also catch a couple announcements previously unreleased to the public and details about the FAR OUT FILM FEST May 10th at Jack White's Third Man Records.

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Enter the FAR OUT FILM FEST at Third Man Records!!! >>>

ATTENTION FILMMAKERS AND STUDENTS OF FILM!

Far Out Nashville will extend its programming this year to include the Far Out Film Fest, happening May 10 in the Blue Room at Jack White's Third Man Records. Feel the good vibes when Far Out Film Fest presents an evening of psychedelic cinema and expanded consciousness to compliment the hallucinatory sounds from the weekend's music festival. We are looking for visionary, lyrical, trance, flicker, underground, and avant-garde 16mm films and digital videos that are experimental in style or content. Far Out Film Fest will announce an Audience Award, a Jury Award, and a Director's Choice Award. All winners will receive exclusive Third Man Records swag as well as receive free Oracle Weekend Passes to Far Out Nashville, May 11-May 12.

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$450 VAPEXHALE EVO GIVEAWAY >>> ENTER TO WIN

We are so stoked about this ridiculously chill offer. Check it >> If you purchase your Far Out Fest 2 ticket electronically (currently at the early bird price of $20), you will be automatically entered to win a Vapexhale EVO Starter Kit ( valued at $450 🤑 ). The winner will be announced on Saturday night, May 11, 2018 at Far Out Fest 2. So.. what the heck is the Vapexhale EVO?

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WAY FAR OUT PODCAST >>> EPISODE 2 IS HERE!

The second installment of the WAY FAR OUT PODCAST has been unleashed. It's a quickie but a goodie, where Dylan and Kari discuss Far Out Gossip / insider info, a stellar giveaway by VapeXhale and Dylan's gamertag.  Music: "Eyes Sink" by Mouth Reader Blind presale passes are on sale now for Far Out Fest 2, Nashville's first and only psychedelic music and art festival, at Mercy Lounge & The High Watt on May 11th and 12th.

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FAR OUT FEST 2 >>> ORACLE PASS ON SALE NOW!

Happy new year! Tickets are now on sale for "Nashville's Best New Festival", Far Out Nashville! As Nashville's first and only festival devoted to all things psychedelic, we are upping our game in 2018, bringing lots of beautiful surprises. Secure this limited time Oracle weekend pass for only $20 >>here<< and don't forget to sign up for our mailing list to stay tuned in for lineup announcements, ticket giveaways & more.

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WAY FAR OUT PODCAST >>> episode 1 is unleashed within!

Here it is! The inaugural episode of the WAY FAR OUT PODCAST with Kari and Dylan! In this "prep-isode" we share our highlights from Far Out Fest back in June, talk about who we wanna see on the 2018 lineup, play some jams and make some mystery noises. 

MUSIC
"Psychedelic Soldier" by The Psychics
"Hearts Always Startup" by Ttotals

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FAR OUT NASHVILLE PRESENTS >>> BRETT NETSON / CLARKE & THE HIMSELFS / THE CHEWERS &&& GUNTHER DOUG

Our psychedelic basement collaboration with Bl_ank was a far out success, held at a word-of-mouth basement venue on the outskirts of Nashville known as The Mouth Hole and run by experimental grunge freaks The Chewers. Labrys Light show projected from the sidelines and local artist Lydia Kozar displayed her stunning art on a makeshift gallery wall, as her niece adorned the walls with a chalk gallery of her own, wearing a hand-drawn band shirt supporting Bl_ank

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FAR OUT NASHVILLE PRESENTS >> THE HOLIFIELDS!

This past weekend was such a blast with our Far Out friends -- The Holifields!

Hailing from Knoxville, these progressive psych rockers brought the house down at The Cobra in East Nashville on Saturday night. Admission to the show included a pair of Far Out Portable Light Shows (aka diffraction glasses) and visual projections by Labrys Light Show. Shoutout to Black Venus, Mesmer Tea and Gypsy Canyon Sunrise for being excellent supporting acts on this beautiful bill.

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