Luck Machine Fest 2 to rock rural MN with 20 local bands

Rupert Angeleyes at the 2015 Basilica Block Party

Rupert Angeleyes at the 2015 Basilica Block Party

While the music world fawned over Eaux Claires all summer, the garage-rockers composing Twin Cities collective/record label Luck Machine quietly schemed another infant Midwestern festival. Luck Machine organizers just announced the final lineup for the second installment of this garage-rock bash, a riff-heavy retreat to rural Minnesota happening August 29 in Montgomery, about an hour south of the Twin Cities. 

With two stages and 20 bands, Luck Machine Fest 2 will feature Luck Machine garage haunters Danger Ron & the Spins, Chalk, and Ghostmouth. You can also expect sets from math-proggers Straya, deep-space doom quartet Phantom Tails, kinetic rockers Mrs., indie beach-bums Moving Parts, plus performances from local psych-pop favorites Rupert Angeleyes and Suzie. The DIY fest is probably the most local music you can get in one day for $10.

With food provided by Potter’s Pasties, a free Luck Machine comp tape, and free on-site camping, Luck Machine Fest 2 is working hard to make the trip down to Montgomery worth it. Here’s the full lineup:

Rupert Angeleyes




Tongue Party

Villa Rosa (Muja Messiah and Maria Isa)

Phantom Tails



Strange Relations

Danger Ron & the Spins


Burn Fetish

Tso Big

Moving Parts



Autumn Kid

Spencer Joles & Nazeem

Ego Death


Luck Machine Fest 2

With: Rupert Angeleyes, C. Kostra, Suzie, Phantom Tails, Villa Rosa, more

Where: 15303 Leander Ln., Montgomery

When: 2 p.m. August 29

Tickets: $10 (Facebook invite here)