Brant Bjork

2018, Psych Rock, Saturday, Sunday
About This Project

Brant Bjork (full band), Earthless, Gone Cosmic, The Archaics (Visuals by Mad Alchemy)

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Starlite Room and Temple  |  Doors at 8:00pm, show at 9:00pm. No Minors  |  $34 advance

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Zeal & Ardor, Brant Bjork (DJ Set), Astronoid, Counterfeit Jeans

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Freemason’s Hall, upper level. 10318 – 100 Ave  |  Doors 8:00pm. No Minors.  |  $20 advance. General admission.

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Presented by 2018 Up and Downtown Music Festival (UP+DT)

Los Angeles, USA

Brant Bjork didn’t invent Desert Rock, but after a quarter-century at its epicenter, he has become synonymous with it. From cutting his teeth alongside Fatso Jetson’s Mario Lalli in hardcore punkers De-Con, to his pioneering work drumming and composing on Kyuss’ landmark early albums, to propelling the seminal fuzz of Fu Manchu from 1994-2001 while producing other bands, putting together offshoot projects like Ché, embarking on his 17-year solo career as a singer, guitarist and bandleader, founding his own record label and more, his history is a winding narrative of relentless, unflinching creativity.


Bjork’s work, with any project, has always had a rebellious sensibility. He’s always walked his own path, and his work has been about freedom through rock and roll, attained by the truest representation of the person and the place as art. This, along with a whole lot of groove, is what has helped Brant Bjork define desert rock as a worldwide phenomenon, and whatever comes next, it is what will continue to make him its most indispensable practitioner.


We’re thrilled to have Brant at UP+DT for not one but TWO shows – a killer DJ set on Saturday night, and a full band show on Sunday.