For years now, I have missed what looks to be one of the coolest music festivals in the underground scene. I have heard nothing but good things about the annual Placenta Recordings organized Mental Spaghetti Fest. Even the name is cool right?
So what is Mental Spaghetti Fest you ask?
Mental Spaghetti Fest is a weekend long, underground music and culture festival that features a HUGE line up of artists and bands that range from Metal to Noise, and any other underground and experimental genres you can really think of (Especially those of electronic nature.) Also, it’s one of those cool pitch a tent and camp out for three days festivals. Fucking awesome.
So anywaysssss. Earlier today I received my invite to Mental Spaghetti Fest #4! WOOHOO! It’s going to take place on the weekend of August 16th and run until August 19th. And god damn, they already have a killer line up going. Already I see familiar names such as RedSK, Dental Work, Watabou, Bubblegum Octopus, tooth_eye. I also see an exciting new addition, the local Detroit based grind band DEADCHURCH! I have been diggin on DEADCHURCH lately so I am psyched to see them live. Because I WILL be going this year, so fucking help me.
Tunnel to the Underground will be CAMPING OUT and covering this event, getting all kinds of cool photos and footage, and hopefully getting some interviews to post on the youtub page.
Here is the line up thus far.
Geronimo Arafat (Los Angeles, CA)
Bubblegum Octopus (Verona, New Jersey)
Dromez (Austin, Texas)
Crochetcatpause (Detroit, MI/Pittsburgh, PA)
Dental Work (Traverse City, MI)
The Bayside Bombshells Burlesque Troupe (Traverse City, MI)
Whitey Alibaster (St. Petersburg, Florida)
Medicinal Groove (Traverse City, MI)
DJ Fungus (Traverse City, MI)
Eric’s Disastrous Social Life (Ann Arbor, MI)
Drill Scare (Chicago, IL)
Khrysalis (Detroit, MI)
Tooth_Eye (Chicago, IL)
Selector Catalog (Detroit, MI)
Eprom Colony (Detroit, MI)
Steve Cattin (Switzerland)
Grave Slave (Arizona)
Fluff (Frankfort, MI)
Barbeque (Detroit, MI)
Watabou (Ann Arbor, MI)
Kessenchu (Lansing, MI)
RedSK (Detroit, MI)
Little Mack (Ann Arbor, MI)
Lady Lebanon (Detroit, MI)
Lionghoulman (Detroit, MI)
Total Hipster Crusher (Fowlerville, MI)
Kevin Summers (Manistee, MI)
Faction Disaster (Gaylord, MI)
Bruxism (Fenton, MI)
Dead Church (Detroit, MI)
Snesei (Detroit, MI)
MEGAskyfish (Traverse City, MI)
Joestep Stalin (Lansing, MI)
Inflatable Best Friend (Kalamazoo, MI)
The One Electric
Tell All Your Friends (Detroit, MI)
Detroit Dad (Detroit, MI)
Amigo (Flint, MI)
Sycamore Smith & The Gray Beast (Marquette, MI)
Silence Dogood (Marquette, MI)
All Odds Against (Vanderbilt, MI)
Consumption (Marquette, MI)
+ MORE TBA (Contact me here if you are interested in performing, we have a few slots left! firstname.lastname@example.org)
We will keep you guys updated on any developments. Until then, check out the official event page HERE and check out Placenta Recordings HERE
Also, check out this killer video from last years fest. It showcases the variety of genres and the fun times to be had. Dig It.