Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to have the Desert Generator Van Show be part of this year’s desert party. Our response to this curve ball, was to take the success of last year’s Stoned & Dusted generator pre-party, make it our main event and take it to the next level. The California Desert Wizards Association believes with full confidence that we have done just that. The only thing we need now is for you to show up and have a fuckin’ great time.
Get it while you still can. The party is one for the history books, but there are still some Dirty Donny black light posters for Desert Generator 2017, now deeply discounted:
Allnight Allnight has thrown and helped throw some rad parties including Desert Generator 2017, 2016; The Bandit Town Allnight Campout in 2014 and the Wet Hot Summer Van Show in 2013. Here is what the press had to say…
“Setting the scene for Desert Generator…11:30am showed up to Pappy and Harriets, walked onto the lot and there was already over 100 vans there. People barbecuing, DJ playing Judas Priest on loud P.A. speaker, 60s and 70s vans all in line. The smell of pot, tobacco, with the sounds of cans opening was looking like this is the worlds greatest parking lot party, but in the Desert!” – Riding Easy Records blog
“The first ever edition of Desert Generator took over Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, California, earlier this month, bringing some major vibes to the already vibe-heavy desert outpost.” – Frank 151
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Dig this. Brant Bjork breaks it all down in an interview with The Obelisk.
‘Speaking by phone from his home in L.A., Bjork explains that while Desert Generator is definitely meant to be “a nod of the hat to the scene that I was a part of,” the one-day festival will also “stand alone as its own thing. It will represent what rock culture in Southern California is today, and we’re really excited about that.”‘ – LA Weekly
“PLAN A: Desert Genertor Festival: Who’s up for a road trip? Take a trek out to the desert if you want to catch a roundup of great psych, metal and stoner rock bands who capture the desert vibes with maximum volume.“ – San Diego CityBeat
“Desert Generator Festival will feature a custom van show and performances by stoner rock outfits Red Fang, Brant Bjork and the Low Desert Punk Band, Acid King, Golden Void and Ecstatic Vision. There will be stalls for vintage clothing, vinyl records, handmade goods vendors, along with a billing of special guest DJ sets.” – OC Weekly
“50 AMAZING THINGS HAPPENING IN LA THIS APRIL: As a throwback to the gasoline generator-fueled desert parties in the early ’90s, Pappy & Harriet’s is hosting a drive-in campout to celebrate today’s desert music scene. Brant Bjork, co-founder of seminal stoner rock band Kyuss, is bringing his Low Desert Punk Band to complement a lineup that includes Red Fang, Acid King, Golden Void and Ecstatic Vision.” – TimeOut Los Angeles
“An amalgam of psychedelia, blues, alternative rock, heavy metal and hardcore punk, this golden era will be celebrated at a one-day concert at Pappy + Harriet’s Pioneertown Saloon in Yucca Valley” – Travel Mag from National Geographic Traveler
“Desert rock live: It seems weird to write this, but, there have been a lot of movies lately about the underground desert rock scene of the 1980s and ’90s. Now you have an opportunity to hear the music in person in a much more inviting setting than the Nude Bowl or some tumbleweeds arcade in the middle of nowhere.” – The Desert Sun
“What do you get when you combine custom vans, psychedelic rock ’n’ roll and desert scenery? A kick-ass music festival, of course. Desert-rock icon Brant Bjork and Rolling Heavy magazine have teamed up to produce “Desert Generator,” an event featuring all of that stuff on Saturday, April 9, at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace.” – CV Independent
“A throwback to the notorious desert generator parties of Bjork’s Palm Desert youth, the festival promises to be a rocking good time with the formidable stoner rock lineup of Red Fang, Acid King, Golden Void, Ecstatic Vision, and Brant Bjork and his band. CONCERT GUIDE LIVE caught up with Bjork to talk about the festival, custom vans, and what the hell desert rock actually means.” – ConcertGuideLive
“A heavy, psychedelic, rock n’ roll adventure will be taking place at the Desert Generator Festival at Pappy’s and Harriet’s on April 9, just as the sun sets on the desert. The event kicks off with the Rolling Heavy Van Show during the day featuring 1960s and 1970s custom vans with a trophy and prizes for each class, bringing back memories of the campouts of the historic custom van craze from decades past.” – MXDWN.com
BANDIT TOWN ALLNIGHT CAMPOUT
“So this is pretty much my DREAM music festival: a two-day rock and roll campout with awesome bands, awesome vans, and a nearby swimming hole in a GHOST TOWN … This Labor Day weekend (August 30-31, 2014), the Bandit Town Allnight Campout offers everything listed above in a straight-from-the-movies Wild West town near North Fork, CA that comes equipped with a ye olde style saloon.”
– Jennifer Maerz THE BOLD ITALIC SF
Big thanks to Austin Griswold with Secret Service Publicity and Don Sticksel.
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