Mexican psychedelic garage rockers Los Dug Dug’s return to San Francisco to headline this special Halloween show Monday night.
Psyched! Fest with Los Dug Dug’s
Monday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m. $27-$29
Great American Music Hall, SF.
For this return to San Francisco, Nava and Los Dug Dug’s will headline the fourth and final night of Psyched! Fest, topping a Latin garage/psych bill Halloween night at the Great American Music Hall Monday.
The current line-up of the group will be joined by several notable acts, including Papi Saicos, aka Peruvian garage-punk pioneer César “Papi” Castrillón.
Though his band Los Saicos only put out a handful of singles in Lima during the mid-1960s, his screaming vocal delivery and the group’s unhinged garage-surf sound would prove highly influential to the South American rock bands who followed in their wake after they split up in 1966. The band’s savage songs like “Demolición,” “Straightjacket” and “Fugitive from Alcatraz” would later be hailed as precursors to punk.
Los Dug Dug’s is recognized as one of Mexico’s pioneering rock bands, exerting an influence on Rock en Español disciples like El Tri and more modern outfits who developed an interest in global psychedelia like Bay Area band Thee Oh Sees, Swedish group Dungen and a myriad of current Australian crews like King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.
Nava would periodically put together new versions of Los Dug Dug’s to tour Mexico, but the bandleader has only made a few rare appearances in the U.S., including a performance at the Northwest Psych Fest in Seattle in 2017.
The group played a stunning set at the Rickshaw Stop two years ago to a packed house that marked Nava’s first Bay Area concert.