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The event is being organized by Daniel Smith (who makes music under the name Red Electric Rainbow) and Matt Kimmel, who’s behind the Acid-Marshamallow site, which showcases mostly experimental stuff. Among the confirmed performers are Astral Social Club, Carlos Giffoni, and Emeralds, whose recent What Happened (No Fun) was one of last year’s best examples of taxonomically slippery pyschedelic drone. I’ve also seen a list of artists the organizers are waiting to hear from, so I can say that Smith and Kimmel seem to have pretty good taste (and an aesthetic leaning toward the noisier end of the spectrum). There’s already a Neon Marshmallow Fest site, but it’ll probably be another week or so before anything is actually on it.
Han Bennink Trio, Parken (ILK)
Daby Balde, Le Marigot Club Dakar (Riverboat)
Jim Ford, The Unissued Capitol Album (Bear Family)
Brenda Holloway, The Early Years: Rare Recordings 1962-1963 (Ace)
“Blue” Gene Tyranny, The Intermediary (Lovely Music)