Marfa Myths 2017 lineup: ‘Stranger Things’ live, Perfume Genius/Weyes Blood collaboration, Roky Erickson & more
Mexican Summer’s Marfa Myths festival will be back in 2017 from March 9-12 in Marfa, TX. As usual, they’ve put together a unique lineup featuring some special events and collaborations, among them: a collaborative performance between Perfume Genius & Weyes Blood; S U R V I V E‘s Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein performing music from Stranger Things; and Connan Mockasin presenting something called “Bostyn & Dobson.” Also, the 2017 recording residency will be with Gustav Ejstes and Reine Fiske of Dungen collaborating with Jeremy Earl and Jarvis Taveniere of Woods.
There will also be performances from Roky Erickson, Julia Holter, Pharoah Sanders, Cate Le Bon, Jenny Hval, Allah-Las and more. Tickets are on sale now and the full lineup, plus a detailed breakdown of all events, is below.
MARFA MYTHS 2017 LINEUP
Perfume Genius & Weyes Blood
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
Cate Le Bon
Connan Mockasin Presents: Bostyn & Dobsyn
Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E playing music from their score to Stranger Things
Chulita Vinyl Club
MARFA MYTHS 2017 DETAILS
Starting things off on Thursday, Texas psychedelic royalty Roky Erickson performs and is honored in a 13th Floor Elevators gallery retrospective curated by Boo-Hooray. Afterward, poet Eileen Myles and Ballroom Marfa curator Laura Copelin host Dirty Gay Movie Night at the illustrious Crowley Theater.
On Friday, Baltimore duo Zomes perform at Wrong Marfa, and that evening, visual artist and musician Lonnie Holley performs solo and as part of a special collaboration with Florida duo Tonstartssbandht at the Strange Attractor opening at Ballroom Marfa. The group exhibition is curated by Gryphon Rue, and features historical works that take sound, site, and technology as their point of origin. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids bring their spiritual San Francisco sound to a late night after party following the Strange Attractor opening.
On Saturday, join us for a late afternoon of transcendent free jazz and experimental pop from Pharoah Sanders and Julia Holter. The marquee Saturday night concert at The Capri features Cate Le Bon, Allah-Las, Jenny Hval, and a Perfume Genius / Weyes Blood collaboration alongside a surprise or two. Marfa Myths closes out on Sunday with the premiere of Connan Mockasin’s new sitcom Bostyn & Dobsyn and Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E playing music from their score to Stranger Things with a rare visual accompaniment by Rose Kallal.
In addition to unique installations and performances, Marfa Myths also hosts music and art residencies resulting in limited edition recordings and the annual Marfa Myths journal. This year’s participating visual artist is Matthew Craven, while Gustav Ejstes and Reine Fiske of the Swedish band Dungen collaborate with Jeremy Earl and Jarvis Taveniere of Woods for the recording residency.