Band: PsychSolstice
Date: Saturday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m.
Venue: Portal Studio, 163 N. Lawrence St.,
Tickets: $5 donation at the door

Portal Studio continues to showcase the eclectic fruits of Mobile’s arts scene with its PsychEquinox and PsychSolstice events bringing the Azalea City evenings filled with both visual and musical artists.

This installment promises to be one of the most exciting yet, with fire performers April Patrick, Bo Poston and Eric McDonald performing amazing pyrotechnic feats. Recent film scrambles will be viewed, and local artist Lillian McKinney will perform. Afterwards, PsychSolstice will feature a versatile mix of music.

Ryan Balthrop has been busy recording his upcoming album at Rick Hirsch’s Studio H2O. With this in mind, the crowd might be hearing fresh sounds from this local favorite, who will be performing with his trio. Golden Ours will be bringing exotic folk sounds from New Orleans, and Birmingham’s Electric Sleep will complete the lineup with its contemporary psychedelic rock.

With Christmas Day drawing ever closer, PsychSolstice also will be a perfect opportunity to find those last-minute Christmas gifts.