Black Angels (Fri., 12:15am, Reverberation Stage) Neo-psych torchbearers and APF hosts, led by unassuming frontman Alex Maas, twist between evil drone and Sixties rock on new EP Clear Lake Forest

Chris Catalena & the Native Americans (Sun., 3:15pm, Reverberation Stage) Beanpole cowboy, who often performs atop his cargo van, demonstrates an affinity for the Beatles and Harry Nilsson on his upcoming Pau Wau debut.

Christian Bland and the Revelators (Sun., 4:30pm, Reverberation Stage) Skeletal grooves and hypnotizing reverb prevail in this Syd Barrett-worshiping project from the Black Angels' effects-addicted guitarist.

The Golden Dawn (Sat., 8pm, Elevation Amphitheatre) Late Sixties psych-rock hopefuls led by enlightened songwriter George Kinney imploded early on account of record company contention and reformed post-millennium as a heritage act.

Golden Dawn Arkestra (Sun., 3pm, Levitation Tent) Campy, costumed, Afro-jazz ensemble spreading love and space travel. Leader Zapot Mgwana believes Sun Ra to be his father.

Holy Wave (Thurs., 8pm, Mohawk) Velvet Underground acolytes whose garage psychedelia emits organ leads, reverbed vox, and liquid light-show visuals.

Mirror Travel (Sat., 1:15pm, Reverberation Stage) Fuzz trio, lead by extraordinary guitarist Lauren Green, unleash moonlit garage rock with dark, dreamy hooks.

The Octopus Project (Sat., 7:30pm, Levitation Tent) Largely instrumental, wholly experimental, indie quartet whose laptop rock stars theremin and daring time signatures.

Pure X (Sat., 4:30pm, Reverberation Stage) Slo-mo guitar pop quartet tranquilizes heavenly harmonies, daydream arrangements, and deep, existential lyrics.

Roger Sellers (Fri., 5:30pm, Levitation Tent) Peerless producer who might throw down sample-constructed house music or front an acoustic indie-folk band.

Think No Think (Sun., 2pm, Levitation Tent) Power trio led by red-mopped John Dowey, whose six-string scuzz and nasally voice recall Sonic Youth and Robert Plant.

The Wolf (Thu., 10:30pm, Mohawk) Seventies-influenced rock outfit with dual lead vocalists and a hefty rhythm section, fresh of releasing their best work, January's Ride EP.

The Young (Sun., 2:15pm, Reverberation Stage) Matador post-punk quartet yielded much experimentation and depth on 2012's Dub Egg as led by atmospheric guitarist Hans Zimmerman.

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