Spring has begun and so have the slew of events set to fire up the Texas trance family. First up is Jordan Suckley’s visit to the Lonestar State April 1st and April 2nd. Jordan Suckley will be in El Paso at The Tango Room on the 1st and the following day he will entrance the crowd at The Globe in Dallas. Much excited for the Dallas show where I will be, as he will be playing along with Ian Standerwick!!
Saturday will prove to be a busy day for trance in Texas as a psydelic trance festival in Purdue, Texas at the Tanglewood Forest campground will also be taking place. FYB Presents: A Fistful of Doof will go from 5pm until 10 am April 3rd. Gates will open at 5 pm and close at 1 pm.
The lineup features Mubabli, Electric Ganesh Order, Vampyromorpha, The Inka Galaktic, Tryptogram, Orbit Weaver, Sick Numbles, Wasabi Muffin, and Nivlem. Vendors include Mayan Soul, Vajra Mala, Sadhana Earth Creations, and Earthen Bazaar to name a few. To arrest the senses, there will be live painting and live visual projections provided by VJ Psydrack.
The event will be $25 and held from 5pm through 1am. Limited RV sites with electricity and water are available through reservation and for an extra fee. Text 903-617-3513 for details.
This Sunday I will be traveling back to Houston to catch the season finale of The Walking Dead but if you have DVR or don’t watch it, you may want to consider traveling out to Stereo Live in the H to see the one and only Armin van Buuren. Tickets were too rich for my blood, but you can still snag some. Khomha will also be there. For more information, check out the event page.
After Armin van Buuren, Houston was to host Paul Van Dyk on April 9th, but Paul Van Dyk is still in recovery. No word yet on who will replace Paul or if the show will go on at all. I will update once I know more. If you were looking for something in place of PVD, Betsie Larkin and Kristina Sky will be in Dallas at Levue.
The week of April 10th will bring lots of headlining talent to Houston. Kingdom in Austin will be the first stop on Gareth Emery’s 100 Reasons to Live Tour on April 14th. On this same day LazerTrance in Houston will bring Ben Gold & Protoculture . The next day, Fisherman & Hawkins with Grube & Hovsepian will be at the Lizard Lounge April 15th so hold onto your butts.
Rounding out the month of April is Neelix & Eddie Bittar at Kingdom in Austin on April 22nd and a monumental, open to close 7 hour set from RAM on April 30th.
Festival mentions go to Euphoria that will have Above and Beyond and the SEED: Transformational Festival, a 3 day camping, art, and music experience that will bring members of #trancefamily to the decks.