You can twist and shout, let it all hang out, but you won’t fool the children of the revolution.”


Take a psychedelic trip with Stoned Fox as we dance and delight at this year’s Desert Daze, celebrating their 10yr anniversary. Stoned Fox has the absolute pleasure of being a media partner indulging in the music and art festival that takes place at the other worldly Lake Perris in Southern California. Desert Daze, is a unique music festival that is your answer to the anti-commercialized, instagram focused music festival that we are inundated  with these days. Staying true to their rebel like nature with a heavy focus on indie art in all forms, Desert Daze was founded by director Phil Pirrone who’s original goal was to throw a music festival in block party form, creating a more authentic festival, paying homage to indie music.

As we head backstage, let’s dive into who we are excited to see and what to pack for the perfect weekend away. Don’t forget to head to @stonedfoxmedia to sign up for our giveaway running September 8th – 12th as one lucky winner will receive a free weekend pass to Desert Daze, a Lucky Brand tote + $100 gift certificate, Stoned Fox survival kit, Dune sun care “Gang pack” and a fresh pair of sunnies from Dady Bones. We want to make sure you are all set to experience the festival in all its glory, on us!




Kikagaku Moyo is hands down one band we couldn’t be more thrilled to see. We have been wanting to do an interview with this psych rock band from Japan for quite some time. Kikagaku Moyo ( meaning “geometric patterns”) is a Tokyo-based psychedelic rock band whose sound incorporates elements of Krautrock, Indian ragas, and acid folk. Over the course of a short period of time, they released a series of records — including 2016’s breakout “House in the Tall Grass” and 2018’s sharply sculpted “Masana Temples” which is a perfect balance of heavy psychedelic instrumentals with softer more contemplative touches. “Recalling Japanese psych groups like Acid Mothers Temple and Ghost, as well as their predecessors such as Far East Family Band and the Flower Travellin’ Band.

Tame Impala founded in 1999, is no stranger to bringing psychedelic melodies to mainstream. A psychedelic music project of Australian multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker. In the recording studio, Parker writes, records, performs, and produces all of the project’s music and will be playing their album Lonerism in it’s entirety.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are a band from Melbourne, Australia. Their mammoth output – 18 albums in ten years, five released in 2017 alone – has earned them a growing international following. While their records offer what seems to be simple combinations of garage rock, prog, jazz, blues, metal and psychedelia, the group’s songs sit heavy with innuendo and deeper meaning.

The longer a fan spends with their music, the more they begin to find the hidden links. Themes, musical ideas and characters slip between songs, and then albums. In total, they come together as a slightly disjointed vision. Fans call it ‘The Gizzverse’. And, much like the shared continuities and cinematic universes which litter the storytelling of contemporary culture, it has its own recurring cast. – Cosmic Magazine

BadBadNotGood is a Toronto, Ontario-based jazz ensemble making expansive music that straddles the line between ’70s soul-jazz, alternative hip-hop, and experimental electronica. Initially gaining attention in the early 2010s playing jazz covers of hip-hop tracks and covering songs by A Tribe Called Quest, Kanye West, My Bloody Valentine and Feist.. Since then, they have balanced working on their own original songs as on 2016’s IV, and collaborating on projects with hip-hop, dance, and neo-soul artists like Ghostface Killah, Kaytranada, Little Dragon, and Kendrick Lamar.

The Babe Rainbow hales from the surf town of Byron Bay, Australia, offering a lighter, flower-powered take on neo-psychedelia

– “The Babe Rainbow (not to be confused with Canadian electronic producer Babe Rainbow) first appeared in 2015 with a self-titled EP bearing cosmic, ’60s-indebted nuggets like “Ash May & Dr. Love Wisdom” and the affable “Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest.” After signing with Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records, co-founders Angus Dowling (vocals, drums) and Jack “Cool-Breeze” Crowther (guitar), along with Venezuelan newcomer Lu-Lu-Felix Domingo (bass), embarked on an American tour with West Coast psych outfit the Allah-Las. Returning home to Byron Bay, they worked with Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard) to record their eponymous full-length debut, which arrived in the summer of 2017. A second helping, Double Rainbow, arrived a year later following in the same sonic footsteps. The Babes kept up their schedule in 2019 with Today, their third full-length in as many years”
Panther Modern is a side project by lead vocalist Brady Keehn of the LA band Sextile, an American post-punk band from Los Angeles, California and if you don’t know them, we highly recommend you get to. The band consists of founding members Brady Keehn (vocals, guitar, electronics) and Melissa Scaduto (drums, electronics) and Panther Modern is a new audio/visual project by LA artist Brady Keehn. Comprising elements of Augmented Reality alongside neo-noir techno and post-punk aesthetics.

Iggy Pop, graces the stage yet again for another year of delicious, wild, goodness. The king and original founding fathers of Punk music is a forever inspiration, and If you haven’t read the book “Please Kill Me” we highly recommend you get to know the history behind the this absolute legend. From the Stooges to owning the stage as a solo artist Iggy Pop is an ultimate legend that never fails to deliver.

Music is life and life is not a business – Iggy Pop

* Stay tuned for our Desert Daze recap and don’t forget to head to @stonedfoxmedia to enter to win our giveaway.


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