Austere got freaky this past Thursday at Dan’s Silverleaf where we took part in the ACID KOOLAID: $5 FREAKOUT! This far out and trippy promotional show was thrown in support of the upcoming 2nd Annual ACID KOOLAID FESTIVAL happening this April 12th – 15th at Andy’s Bar, Backyard On Bell and who would have guessed? The legendary Dan’s Silverleaf. Fifty bands are set to perform during next month’s four day music and arts festival and if this fuzzed out showcase was any indicator of what is to come from the emerging Denton based music fest, you might just want to bring some ear plugs because these bands were not only spacey and surreal but also very raw and well versed in constructing gargantuan walls of sound. Maestro Maya: (Photos: Ellie Alonzo) Rose Garden Funeral Party: (Photos: Ellie Alonzo) Same Brain: (Photos: Josh Cinquemani) Strays: (Photo: Josh Cinquemani) ACID KOOLAID FESTIVAL is happening April 12th-15h – Don’t miss out! Check out the Facebook event page here, and purchase your tickets on Eventbrite here.