At the beginning of February I partook in a psychedelic adventure down to Joshua Tree with my two roommates. We were on our way to the much acclaimed "Boulder House" that belonged to out friend's mother and was a vacation home of sorts. It certainly was an exciting weekend full of Bay meets LA psych-folkery featuring house sets into the wee hours of the morning and a show at a local roadhouse.
There was just too much to shoot! I spent almost every moment taking photos, planning photos, preparing cameras, writing notes, what ever else I could be doing that was camera related... I certainly took some time at night to shoot the neighbors abandoned house (a post all in its own for the near future), there was a photo hike with Ash Reiter and a interior extravaganza with the Blank Tapes (also a feature coming soon!), as well as many other little photo related tangents that will be peppered into upcoming posts I'm sure...
The house was incredible, the people were awesome, and the environment surrounding the house was superb. Chillin in the living room of the Boulder House listening to live music was the perfect way to spend a Saturday night in the desert.
If Saturday wasn't enough music for you, then Sunday over at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown would certainly help fill the gap. This place had some serious kitsch but in all the way a roadhouse in the middle of desert should; the wild horse mural behind the stage was one of the coolest backdrops for bands to shred in front of I've ever seen!
The night was kicked off by TV Mike and the Scarecrows and finished up by The Blank Tapes. Very awesome show indeed!