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“Liquid projection” light show and dance

This Halloween Vancouver jammers Walk-On Dead visit the Robert’s Creek Hall, co-billed with Squamish rockers the Will Ross Band , for the grooviest event of 2014.

Audiences can expect Grateful-Dead-style sonic psychedelia from Walk-On Dead, plus hi-energy originals/covers from Will Ross, the tireless 22-yr old front-man with the killer voice who’s quickly making a name for himself.

While the music will surely get folks dancing, the trippy visual treat will be the first ever appearance of Acid Rain Light Show to the Sunshine Coast. The light show was created in 1974 when Greg Evans discovered that all the light shows were vanishing and he didn’t want to see this distinctly 20th century art form become extinct. It’s a 60’s style psychedelic light show steeped in the San Francisco tradition, with slides/16mm movies superimposed on ‘liquid projection’.

Acid Rain has been undergoing a growth spurt recently and has around 5,000 slides and nearly 100 films , with a strong connection to the iconic Retinal Circus in Vancouver.

“I met Max Andersen,” said Evans. “He used to do the Ecto-plasmic Assault Light Show which was one of the two house shows at Retinal Circus. When he moved to Mexico he gave me what he had left of the show, and I am integrating it into my production.”

A couple of feathers in Acid Rain’s cap: doing the full show at the Afterthought’s 40th reunion in August 2006, then in ’07 doing liquid projections for the Country Joe Band (Vancouver and Victoria). Also, in 2008, doing liquids for Eric Burden and the Animals (Victoria).

Oct 31, 2014 at the Creek promises to be an authentic, soulful and powerful experience; an ambitious must-see event pulled together by like-minded individuals seeking to provide a truly unique audio/visual trip for the community.

Tickets are $20 avail at MELOmania, Straight Music, Gaia’s Fair Trade Gifts. Doors 8:30pm. Liquor sales to support Elphinstone Logging Focus. No minors.

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