Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Once and Future Place

The Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda is a typical American Irish bar, but it ONCE was a truly unique place called The Psyche Delly where many local legends played including Razz, the Nighthawks, Slickee Boys and Root Boy Slim. Bethesda was a pretty sleepy town then compared to now, but looking back it was cooler than I thought at the time. There was our home grown radio WHFS, the Sunshine House Surf Shop, Montgomery Donuts, Tastee Diner and Shakey's Pizza. (All gone now except the diner.)

But Gigahertz will be at the Psyche Delly, I mean, the Harp and Fiddle this Thursday and their music- both originals and covers- call up the psychedelic spirit of those days long ago when we used to drive up to the roof of a two story parking lot for the view.

(By the by their new CD "Morbid Curiosity" is killer.)

Set time- 8:30 p.m. Year- 1968.

Rock on, Bethesda.

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