Psychedelia Rears Its Head at the ICA, Sunday Feb. 9

Open up your eyes and mind … Tonight, February 9th at 7pm at the Institute of Contemporary Art flashbacks are on tap – that is, you will have an opportunity to see the “Psychedelic Cinema” films of Ken Brown (originally created between 1967 to 1969 for musical performances at the old Boston Tea Party for such luminaries of the time as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Sly Stone, B.B. King and many others) with a live score by some performers who are no strangers to film scoring (or psychedelic music, for that matter). Jonathan LaMaster, a member of the Boston psych-rock unit Cul de Sac and ex-Can vocalist Damo Suzuki’s Network, will appear with film aficionado and Alloy Orchestra founder Ken Winokur and San Francisco native Beth Custer, a member of the Clubfoot Orchestra (who were one of the first bands to revive the creation of live soundtracks to silent film when they formed back in 1983). LaMaster’s electric violin, distorted guitars, sitar, analog synth and pastoral acoustic instruments will be in the mix, along with Winokur’s signature junk antique and junk percussion and Custer’s amazing clarinet and bass clarinet playing. Filmmaker Ken Brown will also be at the event for a Q and A afterwards.

100 Northern Avenue, Boston,  617-478-3100 www.icaboston.org