The two-day Mondo Hollywood Festival, originally scheduled for August 9-10 at Crash Mansion, has been relocated to the Knitting Factory Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA. An 18+ event, the festival is a who’s who of garage rock, rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly and psychobilly performers.
More than two-dozen musicians and bands are slated to perform during the two-day festival. Headlining on August 9, and playing Los Angeles for the first time as a solo act, is Mary Weiss. During the 1960s, Weiss was the lead singer for the groundbreaking pop rock “girl group” the Shangri-Las, best known for their hit “The Leader of the Pack.” Weiss released her solo album “Dangerous Game” in March 2007 on Norton Records.
The second day is co-headlined by the Polecats and the Electric Prunes. Formed in the late ‘70s, the Polecats were among the first wave of rockabilly revivalists. The Polecats first hit the charts in the U.S. with their song “Make A Circuit With Me.” For the Electric Prunes, an experimental psychedelic/garage rock group, the two-day festival is only their second LA-area show since 1968. The Prunes are largely known for “I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night),” a song which E Street Band’s Little Steven cited as “the national anthem of garage rock.”
Advance tickets are $30 per day or $55 for a weekend pass. Day-of-show tickets are $40 per day or $65 for a weekend pass.
Mondo Hollywood Festival lineup:
Mary Weiss (of the Shangri-Las)
The Guana Batz
Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars
Magic Christian (featuring Cyril Jordan, Clem Blurke, and Eddie Munoz)
The Lords of Altamont
Luis & the Wildfires
Muck & the Mires
The Love Me Nots
Rockin Ryan & the Real Goners
Shaun Kama & the Kings of the Wild Frontier
Bad Luck Bandits
The Electric Prunes
The Moonlight Cruisers
The Brimstone Howl
The Woolly Bandits
The Beat Killers
Charlie & the Valentine Killers
The Riff Raffs