Look Alive Fest returns to Churchill’s with Royal Trux and Wolf Eyes
Miami’s most reliably uncompromising music event during Miami Art Week, returns to Churchill’s Pub on Friday, December 8, 2017 for another carefully administered dose of mind-altering experimental sounds and performances. This year, Look Alive Fest partners with Poplife to present a rare headlining performance by the recently reunited seminal rock band and long-running art project Royal Trux, as well as the return of Detroit noise pioneers Wolf Eyes. Additional headlining support comes from former Coil and Psychic TV member turned solo electronics performer Drew McDowall and influential Chicago-based industrial avant-gospel group ONO. Garage shredders Wastelands and industrial project The Siamese Pearl will provide local support for the night. Presale tickets are available now at lookalivefest.com.
“Look Alive Fest is psyched to partner with Poplife, one of South Florida’s most revered music institutions since 1999, to present this year’s event,” says Look Alive Fest founder Andrew McLees. “Together, we’re committed to providing a platform for radical and sometimes extreme forms of self-expression that defy both easy categorization and expectation. With Poplife on board, Look Alive Fest is poised to be of the most exciting and unique music event during Miami Art Week.”
As part of its fifth annual presentation, Look Alive Fest will expand its main event to include an ambitious multimedia experience, vintage and collectible clothing vendors, and more. This year’s visual component will feature a multi-screen collaboration between Jacksonville video artist Tachyons+ and Secret Celluloid Society, a Miami-based 35mm film preservation organization founded by projectionist and collector Nayib Estefan. Additionally, New York-based vintage clothing specialists Nic Fit Vintage, renowned for is collection of 90s alternative band shirts from artists such as Sonic Youth, will curate a small group of Miami-based vendors, including Modlips Revival. More details on this year’s program will be announced soon.
“Look Alive Fest is a rare, homegrown experience that continues to thrive with the support of Miami’s local music scene,” says McLees. “It’s a privilege to share these national artists with South Florida, some of whom are performing here for the very first time and might not otherwise have the opportunity to do so. I encourage anyone with even the slightest outsider spirit, those who don’t want another music festival corrupted by an overtly corporate presence, to come out and see what happens when Miami Art Week gets weird.”