Early 70's blues/psych power trio Arctic added to San Diego Takeover

Good news for fans of psychedelic riffs! We have a second batch of additions to the San Diego Takeover, and they’re sure to bend your mind further into previously unknown directions.  Unraveling the threads that run between the family of bands that make up the SDTO would require a headspace much clearer than anyone involved is quite capable of, but suffice to say that the pedigree running through the bands is of the standard you have come to expect.

Arctic is a California power trio steeped in the roots of early 70’s blues/psych, ala Blue Cheer and Band of Gypsies, while drawing elements of modern heavy, reminiscent of early Sleep. Heavy, sludgy, stoner psych played with a slow, driving energy.

The band features three pro skaters, Figgy on guitar, Frecks on drums and Nuge on bass. Their self titled album was their first release but they have already been on several tours, tied in with their skating, which has brought them to Europe and South Africa as part of Thrasher’s Skate Rock Tour.

Figgy also plays guitar in Harsh Toke (Tee Pee Records). The debut LP was released on Outer Battery Records and features incredible cover art from Arik Roper, the man behind Sleep’s Dopesmoker, High on Fire, and many more.

The San Diego Takeover is supported by Brabant C and Performing Arts Fund NL.

Date: April 21

Time: 17.30

Stage: Hall of Fame

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